Ear Nose Throat Herbs:

Herbal Treatments for Ear, Nose, Throat Infections

One of the best ways to help prevent recurring chronic ear, nose or throat infections when you're using prescription antibiotics is to simply eat whole, all natural yogurt.

Real yogurt has live bacteria in it which is friendly to the human body. By eating live cultured yogurt, we're helping to supplement the flora our bodies need to fight off the infection-causing bacteria, so infections are cleared up faster, and they don't reappear a month or two later like they often do when taking antibiotics without eating yogurt.

There are several all natural and powerful herbal "antibiotics" which may help for some minor ear, nose, and throat infections. These herbs also help boost your immune system so you don't get sick as often.

Garlic is one of the best herbal antibiotics. This can be used to fight infections, prevent infections, and it's an excellent antifungal herb too so it can even be used for yeast related problems such as athletes foot.

Garlic has a compound in it known as allicin. Unlike prescription antibiotics, however, garlic does not kill the friendly flora in your body. So once the infection is cleared up, you generally stay healthier for longer periods of time.

Garlic will not work if it's odor-free, though, and this is something many people don't realize.

Odor free garlic pills have become popular as a health supplement for various ailments. People want the health benefits of garlic, but they don't want the smell. Unfortunately, allicin is what causes the strong odor, so when the garlic is odor free it's almost useless as well.

The best source of garlic, particularly for infections, is raw.

To use garlic for relieving throat infection pain, simply suck on a small slice for about 15 minute.

Kelp is another herb which is quite useful for ear, nose, and throat problems. Kelp is naturally high in iodine, and it works wonderfully in tea form to kill strep throat bacteria.

The powdered herb doesn't dissolve well and it tastes bad, but by putting it into warm water or tea, you're able to coat the back of your throat with it and this kills the strep bacteria.

Kelp also regulates your thyroid, which produces iodine in your body itself.

For more natural and herbal treatments for colds, ear, nose, and throat problems, check out our 37 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu.

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