Croup is one of those horrible respiratory infections that we seemed to very frequently get early on.  In fact, we’ve even had it reappear in response to homeopathic remedies as part of a healing crisis.  Here are some ways you may natural combat croup.

Herbs: Thyme, Licorice Root, Fenugreek Seed, Fennel, Sage, Marshmallow Root, Plantain Leaf, Oregano, Ginger, Rose Hips, Cat’s claw, Goldenseal, Eucalyptus*, Elderberry (do not consume items indicated with * in conjunction with homeopathy)

Homeopathy: Homeopathy is unlike traditional medicine and is hugely dependent on the state of the person and symptoms. (I would NOT advise taking these unless you’re working under the care of a practitioner).  However, these remedies may be beneficial in treating coup and have actually saved us from having to use steroids on several occasions.  They have been our most important remedy to resolve croup! Aconitum Napellus, Spongia, Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum

Essential Oils: Natural defense EO’s like OnGuard or Thieves, peppermint*, tea tree*, thyme, lavender, oregano (do not consume items indicated with * in conjunction with homeopathy)

Other: Elderberry syrup (if you’re local to me, Sweet’s Syrup is a fantastic option! She has even made sure there are no sources of free glutamate in her products), cold fighting pineapple ginger drink, ginger, raw local honey and lemon tea