Natural home remedies for strep throat include gargling warm saltwater, sucking hard candies or throat lozenges, and drinking warm tea with honey to soothe the throat, according to MedicineNet. Home remedies can reduce the severity of symptoms, but they should not take the place of antibiotics.
Making the saltwater gargle begins involves adding 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm water, instructs MedicineNet. It is important to avoid giving the saltwater solution to small children who may swallow it. Drinking cold beverages or eating ice cream, smoothies or popsicles can also help relieve a sore throat.