This is the season for the cold and flu. If you are sniffling, sneezing and have chills here are some natural remedies that are known to help ease the illness. Although these have helped over the years, it is very important to also see your doctor for proper medical advice.
Elderberry is known to minimize the duration of flu symptoms, including chills, headache, and respiratory infection. According to a study published in The Journal of International Medical Research, when people were given elderberry syrup, (the brand name is Sambucol), 90 percent felt better after just three days. Elderberry syrup also has a reputation for tasting very good.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey– If you put two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a cup of hot water three times daily this is known to break up mucus congestion. Diluted lemon in hot water or berry juices can help relieve fever.
Licorice Root Tea is known to soothe a sore throat. It also eases irritated mucus membranes and stimulates the immune system. Licorice root has a reputation for helping with colds and bronchitis by helping to break down and remove mucus from the respiratory tract.
Goldenseal is a powerhouse for the immune system. This herb has a good reputation as a natural antibiotic therefore it will not only relieve symptoms of an infection, but it is known to fight off the infection itself. The tea is bitter but worth it because of the healing.
Other remedies to try: Garlic, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea.
Do you use natural remedies for cold and flu?