Natural Amazing Remedies For Cold And Flu, You Can Prepare At Home

Cold and Flu are never fun at all, it always results to a combination of body aches, fever and nasal congestion which is enough to make anyone miserable!
Below are the common ommon symptoms of colds and flu:
1. Fever
2. Body Ache
3. Respiratory Difficulties
4. Headache
5. Nasal Congestion
6. Dry/sore throat and many more.

On this article I will give you a list of remedies for cold and flu you can make by yourself at home. Thanks to moms who first had idea about the use of natural remedies gotten from herbs, spices, raw honey, garlic, essential oils and other supplements. You can try any of the most convenient remedy listed below to treat cold or flu, if the symptoms still shows up after few weeks you should meet your doctor.

Remedies For Cold And Flu Treatment

Take Lots of Water
During any illness it is very important to stay hydrated. During illness water is mostly lost from our body in one way or the other, the first necessary thing you need to do is to make sure that you sip water all day to support your body’s natural healing process. Doctors have proven that this method is very effective, they always recommend that proper rest and staying hydrated helps in the healing process of minor illness .

Chicken Soup 
Taking a warm chicken soup is good when you’re sick. This chicken soup is prepared with chicken and vegetables, according to research it was proven that chicken soup helps in slowing down the movement of neutrophils in your body. Neutrophils are special type of white blood cell that helps in fighting infections in the body . When Neutrophils movements is being slowed down, they are believed to be more concentrated in the areas of your body that require the most healing.
Chicken soup is considered to be very effective in reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory infections. It also carries lots of nutritional value that nourishes your body and keeps you hydrated.

Raw garlic
Garlic is among the most common and potent natural remedy that has the ability to help your body recover from infections. Raw garlic is available almost in every state, if it is not available in your area you can buy it from the market. To take raw garlic might be a problem for most people because of the strong smell, for me I try adding it to a drink with a small amount of water. You can also mix it with honey or maple syrup or to your food. Garlic contains a compound which makes it to be so effective, this organic compound is known as allicin. Allicin has many health benefits and it can be used in treating or in the prevention of certain illnesses. According to research it was stated that it might help in preventing sickness in the first place.

Ginger have many health benefits, the root have been into existence for a long time now and has been used for centuries in treatment and prevention of certain illnesses. Ginger is very effective in the treatment of cold and flu, you can take a few slices of raw ginger root and put them into a boiling water. This helps to soothe cough, sore throat, ward off sinus symptoms , congestion and stops discomfort of body aches.

There are also other ingredients you can add to your ginger in order to make it to be more effective. Fresh lemon juice and fresh ginger mixed together in a glass of water helps in soothing for illnesses involving respiratory issues or sore throat. You can squeeze an entire lemon and mixed it with slices of a piece of ginger into a hot or cold water for a soothing drink.

Herbal teas
Herbal teas is very good in the treatment of some minor illnesses, you can try chamomile and peppermint for easing of discomforts. It is advisable that you drink herbal tea often during illness and discomfort. Many herbal teas are now available in regular grocery stores, you can go and check them out for yourself.

Honey has a lot of health benefits, it contains different varieties of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Honey can be taken in a tea with lemon, this helps in the ease of sore throat and pain. According to researchers it was reported that honey is effective in suppressing cough and flu.

 Vitamin C 
Vitamin C is always needed in the human body, it plays different vital roles in our body. It has many health benefits studies shows that Vitamin C can really help battle cold and flu, it also relieve upper respiratory tract infections and other illnesses. During illness you should take vitamin C along with fresh fruits such as : limes, oranges, grapefruits, leafy greens and vegetables.
You can squeeze the fruits and take them as drinks, this fruit does not stop cold or flu entirely, but they help you to get the vitamin C that your immune system needs.

Peppermint is great for all digestive disturbances and for calming of fever. You can apply peppermint in various ways, depending on your choice you can take it along with a tea or tincture or even rub it on your skin to bring down high fever. Peppermint is antimicrobial and antiviral with a good taste, it can be consumed as a hot tea or cold tea during illness in any amounts of your choice.

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