Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
HYDRATION HYDRATION HYDRATION!!
First and foremost, there is no miracle potion that will make your cold go away in an hour. But hydrating yourself is without a doubt the closest thing to it.
When fighting a cold or the flu, your body will be using water like crazy! It is crucial for your recovery that you stay very well hydrated in order to replace that water being used through your body’s systems which are running at full tilt trying to make you better.
Hydrating is your best shot at getting rid of your cold as soon as you possibly can.
Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation that is used to relieve flu symptoms. It is used to relieve symptoms such as body aches, headache, chills, fever, and fatigue.
Sleep and Rest
Allowing your body the sleep and rest that it needs during your recovery time can be greatly beneficial. Getting the rest your body needs will allow your immune system to function at its absolute best, getting you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Giving your body an extra boost of vitamin C can help assist your body’s ability to fight off the cold. A lack of vitamin C could have been a contributing reason for getting your cold as this can lower the strength of your immune system.
Black Garlic, Monolaurin, and Olive Leaf Extract
Black Garlic, Monolaurin, and Olive leaf extract all have shown to be effective cold and flu remedies. Garlic has been proven to help prevent you from getting sick in the first place, and lessen the amount of time that you are sick.
Monolaurin is used to help boost the immune system and treat colds and the flu. Olive leaf extract is one of the most powerful antioxidants available. It supports your immune system, and was traditionally used in herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, and the flu.
Using a Neti-Pot or Nasaline to flush the sinuses can be very effective in relieving your stuffy nose. Also, adding a product called Alcolol which contains thyme and peppermint to the salt water can help clear the sinuses more effectively than salt water alone.
Drinking hot liquids can act as a decongestant similar to the steam from your shower. It also provides your body with the much-needed hydration while soothing the inflamed membranes lining your nose and throat.
In extreme cases of sinus and chest congestion, a technique known as Diathermy can be used on the sinuses or chest to stimulate the area, relieve pain, and destroy unhealthy tissue. It involves a deep dry heat that dries up the chest and/or the sinuses.