We all know that it’s awful to get the flu, and it can make you feel pretty run down. Surprisingly, few people really know what the flu is and how you can treat it correctly. Lern how from our articles on how to fight such illness.
“I’ll be back!” – this is what the flu would say if he could speak. However, it usually comes unexpectedly at the most inopportune moment, when we have a lot of work, unsolved issues, and meetings. We become helpless, snotty beings. This flu monster becomes our only friend for a very long time. We all know many ways to speed up recovery and which medications to use. We prepare for this battle by stocking up on tons of medicines and seeking advice from doctors and friends. But all this is useless if you still regularly take a “vacation” with your ugliest friend called Flu, and in reflection periodically see his face.
But there are some people who have forgotten what the flu is. There are some lucky guys who do not buy drugs, but always remain healthy and full of energy. They only slightly change their daily routine, and include just a few natural products designed to prevent the flu. This short list can help you avoid getting the flu through the cold season.
Hold the liquid form of Echinacea in your mouth for 5-10 minutes. Repeat every hour for four hours to stop the virus from multiplying.
Recipe: Blend a few drops of Echinacea tincture with 1 orange (peeled), agave nectar, and ½ cup of purified water.
It’s loaded with allicin, a potent antioxidant that can enhance your immune function and is one of nature’s most powerful immune enhancers.
It’s loaded with gingerol, which is a compound that can help reduce your risk of getting infected with common illnesses.
This helps to improve and strengthen immune function and helps detoxify the body. As an expectorant, it helps the respiratory passages clear themselves of phlegm and mucus. It promotes perspiration helping to eliminate toxins.
Yes! It’s just Green Tea! Higher levels of catechins (the flavonoids thought to be responsible for tea’s antiviral properties) are found in white and green teas than in oolong and black teas.
Put 5 drops into a hot bath and inhale the vapors to break up congestion.
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
This helps alleviate flu symptoms of upper respiratory congestion and coughs, loosening phlegm, opening nasal passages, and reducing fever.
The Ultimate Flu/Cold Bug Tea
An interesting tea recipe is recommended by the founder of Metta Health and Wellness, Katy Yurcheshen. Katy worked in the holistic health profession for over ten years and is the author of The Food Tarot: A Guide to Intuitional Eating. If you are looking for a holistic approach to fighting the flu, you might want to give this delicious-looking tea a try. You can find the recipe on her website.
According to a study, goji berries decrease factors that cause inflammation in the lungs, help reduce flu symptoms, and result in an enhanced ability to produce a protein (interleukin-2) that plays a critical role in fighting infections.
Oregano Oil is an extract from one of the most powerful species of the oregano plant, as there are more than 50 known active ingredients which possess potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.
Colloidal silver is a powerful antiviral and antibacterial trace mineral. Take one teaspoon three times a day for three days. Reduce to half a teaspoon daily until flu symptoms improve.
That’s right! Start your morning off with a bowl full of oatmeal, and you’ll be giving your immune system a burst of beta-glucan, a fiber that contains potent antimicrobial and antioxidant power that research shows may decrease your risk of coming down with the flu.
It contains curcumin, a polyphenol with strong cold and flu fighting properties that has been shown to reduce the risk of coming down with a cold or the flu and helping to fight it off if you do become infected.
* If you have any concerns, are taking other medications, or have medical problems, consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.
The following list contains a number of additional herbs and natural remedies for the flu (the additional info you can find here):
- Chinese star anise
- Peppermint tea or extract
- Chamomile tea
- Goldenseal tea or tincture
- Hemlock tea
- Lemon with honey
- Licorice for a sore throat
- Slippery elm for a sore throat
- Spirulina to boost the immune system
- Chocolate for coughs
- Onion extract for congestion
- Peach pit tea
- Citron marmalade tea
- Ginger juice
- Eupatorium for deep aches and fevers
- Gelsemium for flu symptoms
- Marshmallow for a sore throat and coughs
- Shiitake and maitake mushrooms
- Nux vomica for vomiting and flu symptoms
- Black pepper in a warm drink
- St. John’s Wort for flu prevention
- Thyme tea
- Wild cherry bark for coughs and congestion
- Yarrow tincture
- Ginger brandy with real ginger