As we enter into the cold months, many people will experience the effects of a cold or flu. Sore throats, muscle aches, stuffy noses, coughs, and fevers are just some of the common symptoms.
Highly contagious, colds are the name we give for over 100 mild viral influenza forms. Although there is no cure for the cold or flu — natural or prescription — there are many natural home remedies that can help you feel better while you're toughing it out.
10 Natural Flu Remedies You Can Try at Home
1. Vitamin D
Boosting up on vitamin D helps support general health and the immune system. This may be related to the necessary role this vitamin plays in the protection and lubrication of many of the body's organ systems. It also boosts cellular growth and normal immune cell activity. I recommend 15 minutes daily of natural sunlight, consuming more foods with vitamin d and possibly taking a vitamin D3 supplement.
2. Vitamin C & Citrus Fruits
If you have had a lingering cold that just won't go away, chances are you are not getting enough vitamin C. A powerful support for the common cold, you can take up to 2000mg four times daily. Fresh squeezed lemons and oranges are also a good way to supplement vitamin C levels naturally. The benefits of drinking lemon juice mixed in water go beyond the naturally occurring vitamin C. Lemons aid the body in purifying the lymphatic system, which is crucial when you're sick. Squeeze ½ lemon in one cup of purified warm water and drink three or more times daily. For particularly mucous-ridden colds, you can add black pepper and fresh or powdered ginger.
3. Zinc Orotate
Zinc is incredibly helpful when you're under the weather. Zinc orotates supports lysosome activity, which attacks harmful organisms and has been an effective immune booster. Try taking a zinc supplement.
4. Organic Oregano Oil
An extremely potent agent that relieves congestion and redness. I recommend about nine drops of organic oregano oil taken internally in a vegetarian capsule after meals on a full stomach.
5. Organic Turmeric
An amazing herbal remedy, turmeric is a strong cleanser. For a potent tea, mix a ¼ teaspoon in hot purified water and drink often. This herbal jewel also helps soothe a sore throat. For a throat-coat for comfort, place ½ teaspoon of turmeric in two tablespoons of raw honey and let seep down the throat.
6. Organic Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree is an essential oil with tons of uses! It has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, making it perfect for easing flu symptoms. You can apply tea tree oil topically with a carrier oil, or put several drops into a diffuser and inhale the vapors.
7. Organic Echinacea
An immune booster, this herb is also a potent blood purifier, and overly toxic blood may lead to flu and cold responses. Echinacea has also been shown to increase immune-boosting white blood cells. Take three droppers of tincture in warm water or drink as a tea.
8. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
A well-known natural healing agent, apple cider vinegar is good to take when your health needs a boost. Drink a mixture of half a cup of purified water with two teaspoons of organic raw apple cider vinegar three times daily. After consuming, drink water and rinse the acid off the teeth. You can also sprinkle a little on your pillow before going to bed to breathe in the fumes while you sleep. I recommend using an apple cider vinegar that has “the mother.”
9. Detoxified Iodine
J.D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet found that an iodine solution prevented influenza viruses. Iodine is also essential for immune health. Learn more about the different types of iodine supplements.
10. Ultra Pure Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver has been used for centuries to help address many health concerns. Before the advent of antibiotics, colloidal silver was in common use in many hospitals. Many of the health benefits are due to how colloidal silver combats harmful organisms. As colloidal silver helps your body expel these harmful organisms, your general wellness may also improve, including your immune system.
Listen to the Podcast
NaturalHealth365 Podcast with Jonathan Landsman - Tips on How to Fight the Flu
Length: 29 minutes
I was a guest on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast with Jonathan Landsman and discussed some great tips on how to fight the flu — safely and effectively!
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.