5 home remedies to fight the flu
Here we bring you 5 home remedies to fight the flu, we are in full flu season, a disease that has no cure with medicines and we have to look for natural remedies to change it
What are the symptoms of the flu?
The most common are headaches and muscle aches, nasal congestion, fever and cough. It is normal because the flu lowers the body’s defenses, we must take good care not to extend the flu longer than necessary.
The most important points to fight the flu are:
- Eating healthy and preferably warm foods helps to stimulate salivation, and helps relieve cough and sore throat.
- Drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated
- Rest is essential when we have the flu. Sleeping properly and long enough helps the body regain its energy and feel better.
Now we go with the 5 home remedies that we had promised:
- Garlic, a natural antiseptic.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic that strengthens the immune system against viruses. We can prepare an infusion of garlic, for it we cut three cloves of garlic in small pieces, we put them to boil 10 minutes with a liter of water, we let rest, we strain the infusion and we take it still hot. About two cups of this infusion will help to calm the cough, clear the bronchi and decongest.
- Expel mucus with ginger
According to a study by Archives of Family Medicine, ginger has expectorant, antitussive, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties that help fight against colds, flu and cough with phlegm. Prepare an infusion: chop a spoonful of fresh ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. You can add honey and a little lemon.
- Eucalyptus vapors
Open your airways and relieve irritation of the throat with eucalyptus vapor, which has expectorant properties. Put in a pot about 10 grams of chopped leaves and a liter of water, boil it, remove it from the fire and place the container in the room near the person who should inhale the vapors allowing the steam to diffuse the environment. Another option is to pour the contents in a bowl and the person inhale the vapors directly, covering his head with a towel to take better advantage of the properties of the eucalyptus.
- Hot baths for muscle pain
To relieve the muscular pains typical of the cold you will feel great a hot water bath for about 15 minutes with a few drops of essential oils of eucalyptus, lemon or pine.
- Lemon and honey to soothe the throat
A remedy as simple as effective. Warm water with lemon and honey relieves so much throat infection, irritation or itching that coughing produces. It is as simple as heating water, add the juice of half a lemon and a few teaspoons of pure honey and drink in small sips. You can drink this drink several times a day, until the discomfort you feel in the throat is relieved. Of course, remember that it is not advisable for children under 1 year old to take honey, because of the risk of botulism.
Products that we recommend from Estil natural and that you can find in our shop:
This two products are very used and that go very well to fight the flu: Vitamin-C natural and Vita Force restorative.
Natural Vitamin-C: When the natural vitamin C that we eat is integrated with the other substances that make up the food itself (fruits, vegetables, etc.) it is better assimilated than synthetic vitamin C.
Vita Force restorative: Natural concentrate of fruits and cereals rich in vitamins. Its balanced formula based on cereals, fruits, brewer’s yeast, pollen and honey, provides the body with the vitality that the body needs.
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