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  • maswell commented on Meglymoo87's instructable CURE Strep Throat (at Home!)8 months ago
    CURE Strep Throat (at Home!)

    First off, you are making a huge assumption that there would be no human existence if there wasn't for natural remedies -- unless you can point me to something where a major plague was stopped by eating tea bark or something. Natural remedies have helped us cope with discomfort for thousands of years -- that no-one would argue. Today we also have the benefit of scientific knowledge that people didn't have 3000 years ago. We know that people ate willow bark to cope with pain -- we know today that it was the acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) that helped them. Likewise I can tell you for sure that antibiotics will kill strep and how -- which is why its a "cure".You've outlined a treatment which helps the symptoms -- their use as a cure is unfounded and not recommended.In the f...see more »First off, you are making a huge assumption that there would be no human existence if there wasn't for natural remedies -- unless you can point me to something where a major plague was stopped by eating tea bark or something. Natural remedies have helped us cope with discomfort for thousands of years -- that no-one would argue. Today we also have the benefit of scientific knowledge that people didn't have 3000 years ago. We know that people ate willow bark to cope with pain -- we know today that it was the acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) that helped them. Likewise I can tell you for sure that antibiotics will kill strep and how -- which is why its a "cure".You've outlined a treatment which helps the symptoms -- their use as a cure is unfounded and not recommended.In the future I'd recommend you present this as a treatment for the symptoms until someone proves this works to actually cure a disease. This is why the FDA exists and why clinical trials are structured the way they are.

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