Best Home Remedies For Flu

You can be able to control flu with home remedies for flu treatment if it is not accompanied by high fever temperature between 102°F - 104°F. When it is this high you need to see a doctor. You must also see a doctor immediately if the flu symptoms last more than 5 days or you experience chest pains, brown, bloody or green phlegm or bloody nasal mucus.

Beside these major issues, normal flu can be treated with home remedies for flu within 24 hours though some may take longer time. A low grade flu-fever between 99° - 100°F usually triggers your immune system to fight it off effectively.

Though normal flu usually goes away without any complication it needs to be stopped before it develops infections that can move into the lung and cause viral or bacterial pneumonia.

Flu home remedies

Sage and lemon cure

Boil 8 cups of water and pour over 2 tablespoons of dried sage in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of honey, juices from 1 orange and 1 lemon to the bowl. Stir thoroughly, cover the bowl and let it sit for 1 hour to steep. Strain and drink many cups in a day for healing.

Comfrey root for flu-congestion

If you feel congested with flu and cold, boil 1 ounce of comfrey root in 2 cups of water and steep for ½ an hour. Strain and drink a cupful 3 times in a day to free the congestion.

Spicy flu remedy

This is one of the home remedies for flu that can fight flu symptoms.

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons of blackstrap molasses

Bring the cloves and cinnamon to a boil in the 2 cups of water for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the molasses and lemon juice. Steep for 15 minutes with bowl covered and drink ½ cup of the juice every 4 hours as treatment for flu.

Cocktail home remedies for flu

There are many different home remedies for flu treatment comprising of herbs and foods that are potent threat to flu symptoms. You can combine a few of them together mentioned below and drink 2 times a day for flu relief.

  • 2 cloves of garlic will spark natural flu killer cells and immune factors into quick action. Chop up the cloves into small pieces and blend them to activate the working ingredients.
  • 3 drops of echinacea tincture increases white blood cells, lymphocytes and macrophages to fight flu virus
  • 3 drops of golden seal tincture reduces any irritation and swelling in the respiratory tract lining and reduce sore throat issues.
  • A little bit of cayenne pepper for thinning mucus and circulation improvement.
  • ½ lemon juice helps to clean the liver and encourages it to process toxins from the body as it fights the flu.
  • 1 cup of organic vegetable or tomato juice as the base juice for any of the above recipes added to it.

Once you select what to use, add them to the tomato or vegetable juice and blend them in a blender with 2 ice cubes added. Drink the mixture slowly for few minutes and do it 2 times a day as a natural remedy for flu treatment.

Water need

Home remedies for flu cannot be complete without drinking much water. The body gives away a lot of water when the immune system is fighting flu. It will need to be replenished constantly in order to help expel toxins produced by the immune system.

Hydrotherapy method

You can apply water to the body to improve circulation, reduce congestion and increase white blood cells that fight flu.

  • Take a 5 minute hot bath and dry yourself quickly.
  • Dip a big towel in cold water and squeeze the water out of it.
  • Wrap it around your body and let it stay until it gets warm.
  • Cover yourself with a blanket to prevent chills immediately you wrap the cold towel around your body. Do this 1 - 2 times a day to relieve fever symptoms.

Ginger tea is good

Ginger tea reduces nasal congestion, encourages the flow of blood through muscles and body, reduces muscle aches and chills, and permitting effective circulation of immune cells. Take 1 cup in every 2 hours until you feel better.

You can also boil 1/3 cup of chopped fresh ginger in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes and drink a cup each. Consider these simple ginger home remedies for flu and see how best they can cure you.

Other herbal teas

Different kind of teas can serve as herbal flu remedies and they are easily accessible. You can drink one 1 or 2 cups a day of any of these teas: yarrow, slippery elm, sage, sarsaparilla, saffron, skullcap, chamomile, echinacea, licorice root, rosehip, mullein, peppermint, dandelion, goldenseal, fenugreek, and lemon grass.

To get more benefits out of the teas you can add fresh lemon juice or 1 teaspoon of grapefruit peel (dried and grated) to it. You can also take the equivalent of the teas in herbal capsule form. Choose any of these home remedies for flu treatment you like and stay with it.

Astragalus tincture

Astragalus stimulates the immune system and triggers the production of T cells that fight virus. Take 3 drops of the tincture in 1 cup of water 3 times a day to fight a notorious flu.

Vitamins – supplements

Some of the easiest home remedies for the flu symptoms you will like to have around you are vitamins.

Vitamin C: It improves your adrenal glands to help the body fight against the stress of the infection. Use the recommended dosage and use the buffered form which is not hard on the stomach. Take it throughout the flu season.

IP-6 (inositol): It  stimulates the immune systems natural killer cells to destroy flu virus. Use the recommended dosage only.

Cinnamon and sage cure

This remedy can help you stave off flu that comes with cold. Boil 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, sage, and bay leaf in 1 cup of water. Permit it to steep for a few minutes and drink it as treatment for influenza.

Coriander seed and ginger treatment

If you suffer from flu that comes along with colds, headache and nausea, you can consider these home remedies for flu relief. Add together the following ingredients.

  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 cups of water

Add all the ingredients to 2 cups of water and simmer until the water reduces to 1 cup. Allow the juice to cool a little and sip it throughout the day for treatment.

Other remedies

Honey and nutmeg

For flu with cold, take a tablespoonful of honey mixed with grated nutmeg before going to bed. This remedy has been an old treatment for the flu since the 1700 AD.

Horseradish and honey

For flu that comes with chest congestion, mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish with enough honey and drink for relief. Or stir up 2 tablespoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in 1 cup hot water and drink 3 cups during daytime and 1 cup before bedtime. Use any of these home remedies for flu relief.

Milk and butter cure

Immediately you notice the flu sign, boil 1 cup of milk and add 1 tablespoon of butter to it and stir. Sprinkle some black pepper in the milk and butter and drink it hot for relief. Or you can add garlic powder instead of the black pepper to the milk and butter.

Fig and milk method

Once the flu starts you can also implement this flu remedy to combat it. Simmer 6 chopped figs in 4 cups of milk for 1 hour and drink 1 cup of it 3 times in a day.

Diet remedy

When you are afflicted with flu, it is always better to stay on soups than solid foods. One good example is onion soup with cayenne pepper and garlic. The allicin in garlic prevents any bacterial complications. The pepper loosens secretions.

With all these potent home remedies for flu you should be fully armed to attack it when it comes. However do not be slow to seek medical attention when you have very severe flu.

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