PREVENT COLD AND FLU SYMPTOMS
USING EFFECTIVE NATURAL REMEDIES
Colds or Flu’s (Influenza) are caused by Virus’s. Try a healthier way to combat your Flu systems with natures natural cures. At the first sign of the the Flu or a Cold the following will help you combat your symptoms and get you on your way to being a healthy you again.
Please note: If you are very sick, it is always good to consult your doctor. Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor if you are on prescription medication(s) have allergies, or are allergic to certain things, to ensure there will not be any side effects”. Some natural remedies can conflict with some medications and/or if you are allergic.
Listed below are some Natural over the counter remedies that you can purchase at your grocery store and/or most health stores.
1. SAMBUCOL BLACK ELDEBERRY
Elderberry has a very long history of medical use. it goes as far back as the ancient Egyptians. One known fact is it’s ability to fight flu symptoms as well as allergies and sinus problems. Elderberry’s boost the immune system. It contains anthocyanidins which are good for fighting flu and cold symptoms due they are antiviral herbs. In 1995 during the Panama flu epidemic, the government actually encouraged the use of elderberry to fight the flu symptoms at that time. I would recommend Elderberry extract syrup or Sambucol Black Elderberry cold and flu relief chewable tablets. Listed below is also a children’s brand.
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2. EMERGEN-C supplements – Vitamin C
Energy-C is recommended for ages 14 or older. Energy-C is 1,000 mg of Vitamin C plus it contains antioxidants, zinc and manganese support for your immune system. It also contain 7) B vitamins, and electrolytes to keep your system balanced and healthy. It comes in individual powder packets that you just mix with water and drink up. By the way, it tastes pretty good. They also offer it in caffeine free.
3. MANUKA HONEY
Manuka Honey is a natural remedy for a cold or the flu. It has antibacterial power. Manuka Honey which is from new Zealand has proven to be more effective due to it contains more antiviral properties as well as vitamins and minerals that most other honey’s do not. For cold and flu symptoms it is recommend to take one teaspoon 4 times a day. There are no none side effects when taking Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey will also sooth a sore throat. You may opt to add it to your favorite tea which offers good results as well. (Please see my article on Manuka Honey and it’s other great cures).
4. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to alkalize your body. A body that has more alkaline has a better chance of fighting off virus’s which is what causes colds and flu’s. Most know the old saying “An Apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Being that apple cider vinegar contains apples, drinking 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water each day at the early signs of having a cold or flu will get you back to a healthier you much sooner. I recommend an apple cider vinegar that contains the “mother” such as Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Adding Manuka Honey as well as turmeric, black pepper and cayenne pepper to your daily glass of apple cider vinegar mix, will boost your immune system even more. You can choose to add all or a few of the above mentioned. At the least, adding Manuka honey will most certainly make your water and vinegar mixture tastes much nicer.
5. GERM FIGHTER Essential Oil
DEFENSE SHIELD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: Germ Fighter essential oil is a natural, organic blend of Lemon, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus Globulus, Cinnamon Cassia, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole. It’s designed to support your immune system in fighting off germs and providing you relief by keeping you in good health. Be sure to use 100% pure oil, undiluted essential oils. Breathe in this therapeutic oil with an aromatherapy diffuser or mix with a Plant Therapy Carrier Oil and/or massage into your feet to fight colds, acute congestion, and sinus problems.
6. RAW GARLIC
GARLIC In my opinion makes most everything taste better. But best of all, it has many health benefits. Including fighting colds and flu’s. It contains high amounts of antioxidants. It is best to cut up or crush the garlic. Here are a few different ideas on how to consume raw garlic: 1. Add it to a salad. 2. Blend it into a fruit or vegetable smoothie. 3. Just jump in and go for it and eat it raw. You may want to make sure of course that you are home for the day and/or make sure you have some fresh parsley on hand to sweeten your breath! Cooked garlic is good for you as well, but by heating the garlic you may reduce the healing chemicals that it contains.
7. HERBAL TEA’S
There are many herbal teas that help reduce cold symptoms. Here are a few to get you started.
1. Clove Tea: Helps to bring eliminate congestion and mucous. Also will aide you in breathing easier
2. Ginger Tea: Helps to relieve chills and fever
3. Licorice Tea: Helps with reducing soreness in your throat. Also thins your mucous.
4. Peppermint: Helps break up congestion and reduce headache pain
Please note: If you are very sick, it is always best to consult your doctor.
Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor if you are on prescription medication(s) or have allergies. Some natural remedies can conflict with some medications.