We all hate the flu, especially the exhausting symptoms that limit our daily routine and concentration. Using some natural home remedies to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms will help you feel better in no time. Here are the best home remedies for your symptoms.
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has so many health benefits, especially when consumed daily. It’s particularly powerful when dealing with headaches, fever, chest congestion, and nasal congestion.
It is also extremely alkalizing for your body (note: most viruses and germs do not survive well in an alkaline environment), which helps you fight the flu faster. ACV will even help prevent the flu if taken regularly.
Another alkalizing ingredient is baking soda. It’s cheap, accessible, and helps maintain a healthy pH balance in your body while fighting those influenza viruses.
All you need to do is add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink that every 3 to 4 hours. Don’t take within 2 hours of medications. It’s safe for kids, too!
Honey is loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties. It helps your body fight all the harmful bacteria in your system while giving you a healthy dose of essential nutrients. If you’re the kind of person who loses your appetite when you’re sick, warm water with honey will provide you with many essential nutrients you need.
Much like honey, ginger has a lot of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. Taking ginger warms your body, which helps break down mucus and reduce fever and chills.
Many people drink store-bought ginger tea to fight a cold, but we highly recommend chopping a few slices of fresh ginger and adding it to hot water or tea.
Garlic is the ultimate cold-fighting herb because of its potent anti-viral properties. It’s highly effective at destroying viruses and flu symptoms. Taking garlic when experiencing a cold will help open up your respiratory passages, kill the virus, and boost your immune system.
Cinnamon is a great spice to use when experiencing any flu symptoms. It’s a good anti-inflammatory compound, especially against throat inflammation.
You can add it to your favorite tea or take it with a teaspoon of honey for an extra boost.
Turmeric has been used as a traditional medicine in India for generations. It’s a potent antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral agent! Use this in moderation, over time it may start giving upset stomach issues.
The best part? You can find all of these remedies right in your kitchen. Make sure to try them next time you get an unfortunate cold or flu!