Echinacea is often used as a preventative natural medicine during cold and flu season for its immune boosting properties. Its phytochemicals are believed to be effective in preventing infected cells from affecting healthy cells, and this herb contains the active ingredient echinacein that can fight bacteria and viruses.
Once you are already suffering from strep throat, it isn’t too late to benefit from echinacea, which can soothe the pain and discomfort caused by the illness. Echinacea has anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce throat swelling. It can be taken in capsule or drop form.