Flu symptoms are easy to detect though they may appear a week after you’ve caught it. Since flu spreads quickly, one should stay at home until fully recovered. Fortunately, there are natural treatments to ease the symptoms of flu. Rest is crucial. You need rest to help it fight the infection. Rest in the bed when you feel sick and tired. You’re likely to feel better faster. If you are doing physical activity despite being sick, you’re prone to complications. We recommend to stay at home and use natural treatments to cure the flu.
Herbs and vegetables as natural treatments to cure flu
Garlic and onions are potent to prevent and fight infections.
Elderberry tea can shorten the duration of the illness. Also you can take elderberry juice, syrup, and capsules.
Boneset is another herb to help lessen the intensity and duration of the sickness. Scald tablespoon of boneset with boiled water, add honey and lemon.
Echinacea is another natural remedy for the flu.
Korean ginseng strengthens the immune system.
Ginger is another popular natural cure for the flu and cold.
Kimchi (pronounced kim’-chee) is a Korean spicy fermented side dish that has fast gained popularity in the western world for a good reason. It’s one of the healthiest food on earth with many benefits. Such as strengthening the immune system. Sauerkraut has the same properties and benefits for health as kimchi, but cheaper to buy, and their effect on health is also comparable. Kefir and yogurt also contain the key ingredient of the above two, which is lactic acid.
Wasabi or horseradish will clean your stuffed nose and sinuses better than nasal drops without the rebound effect.
Stay hydrated to feel better
Drink as much water as you can.
Liquid foods are essential to get the nutrients when you don’t feel like eating, and they also keep you hydrated. We advise you to eat soups to feel better.
Drink apple, beetroot, cranberry, pomegranate, and dark grapes juice. Avoid drinks with caffeine because caffeinated beverages act as mild diuretics.
Make sure that your room has a good supply of humid, fresh air all the time to ease your cough, sore throat, or dry nasal passages.
Reduce chills by wearing warm clothes and eat light but warm food, such as soups.
Boil a quart of water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam with your head covered with a blanket. You will breathe much easier.
Mix one tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon grated ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Take it for 3-4 days. It strengthens the immune system and cleanses your lungs of mucus.
Lubricate your nostrils with petroleum jelly to decrease the irritation. If you’re blowing your nose continuously, it will be painful and red.
For achy muscles, ease away the pain with OTC medicine. Such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Be careful, don’t overdose.
Take a hot foot bath to alleviate a headache or nasal congestion.
If your throat is sore or scratchy, get relief by rinsing with a saltwater solution. It will wash out secretions collected in your throat.
Mix honey with a few drops of lemon. It will provide relief from a cough. Take a spoonful when needed.
Warm water with lemon and honey is good to loosen phlegm.
Gargle daily with one drop of each of tea tree oil and lemon mixed in a glass of warm water. Stir well and do not swallow.
To ease flu symptoms, add 10-20 drops of either tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon or lavender oil to your hot water bath. Only take a hot bath when you don’t have a fever.
So you have learned the natural treatments to cure the flu. You should feel better sooner if you take advantage of our advice.
Take flu seriously
Always remember that the flu can be a life-threatening illness if not treated properly. Contact your medical practitioner if your symptoms don’t start to get better in a few days or if they are very severe.
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