It is that period of the year when flue and colds is a common occurrence so and going all through to the health centers for medicine is another unwanted deed. The following is just a reminder of how you can cure yourself without the need for cold cup or any other on the counter medicine but using natural remedies that are available in your home.
Garlic: The powerhouse natural antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial, garlic can tackle almost any illness. For the most potent effect, finely mince 1-2 cloves of garlic and float in a small glass of water.
Cinnamon: Good for more than just stabilizing blood sugar, cinnamon is an effective antiviral and antibiotic. When sick, mix 1 tablespoon with 1 teaspoon of honey and stir to make a spicy and very effective tea that helps relieve cough and congestion and lower fever.
Ginger: In capsule form, ginger can greatly help with nausea and vomiting associated with the flu. It can also help with high fever and headache. Fresh ginger root can be steeped in boiling water to make a tea that is very effective against sinus symptoms and congestion.
Chamomile: An absolute staple, especially for kids. Chamomile calms the nerves, helps one sleep better and reduces inflammation or fever. Chamomile tastes great and is easy to get kids to take. It is also great for regulating hormones and for the skin and can be used regularly for good sleep.
Peppermint: Great for all digestive disturbances and for lowering fever. It can be used as a tea or tincture or rubbed on the skin to bring a high fever down. It is antimicrobial and antiviral and kids usually love the taste. It can be consumed as a hot tea or cold tea during illness in any amounts.
Nettle Leaf: Some natural doctors say this is the only herb needed for illness treatment. It contains large amounts of vitamins and trace minerals and helps the body stay hydrated and remove toxins. In a tea with Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa and Peppermint, it makes a powerful immune supporting and illness preventing remedy.
Always remember, when you are having fever because of flue, it is easier to get dehydrated so the best thing that you can do is to drink enough water and to rest enough.