Nobody likes to be down with a cold or flu and if you are an allergy sufferer like me, you will do anything to avoid worsening a cold or flu. For years, I have stuck to some natural and home remedies to ward off colds but my struggle has always been to keep stress at bay!
I believe in drinking lots of pure water and liquids are important as you can get the much needed nutrients when you don’t feel like eating and it also keeps you from being dehydrated. Drink lots of liquids like water, soups, veg or non veg and other fluids like fruit juices. Beet and carrot juice, both are rich in nutrients. Fruit juice mixed with water in equal quantity and dash of sugar provides the necessary glucose.
By humidifying your room there will be less discomfort of a cough, sore throat or dry nasal passages. If youíre blowing your nose continuously, it will be sore and red. Lubricate your nostrils with petroleum jelly products to decrease the irritation. For tired achy muscles, ease away the pain with a warm compress. Soak your feet in hot water to alleviate any headache or nasal congestion. In fact soaking the feet is a good natural remedy for sore and aching heels and legs. I have shared this with many people including this guy I knew from the Baldwin door hardware store.
For more natural health and home remedies, ensure that your room has plenty of fresh air supply all the times. Prevent chills by wearing warm, close fitting clothes. Ask someone to give you a back rub as it activates the immune system to fight the flu. During flu, one should eat lightly. Snack on fruits, cereals, boiled food, etc.
If a sore or scratchy throat accompanies the flu infection, get relief by gargling with salt water solution. It will wash out any secretions collected in your throat.
Take a warm tbsp of honey mixed with lemon at night to get quick relief.
Warm water mixed with lemon and honey is good to loosen phlegm.
Gargle daily with 1 drop of each of tea tree oil and lemon mixed in glass of warm water. Stir well and do not swallow.
Add 10-20 drops of either tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon or lavender oil to your hot water bath. This helps your immune system fight the viral infect and ease your symptoms. Check out Heal Sniffles too.
Take 1 tbsp of lukewarm honey mixed with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder daily for 3-4 days. It strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.