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What kind of home, natural remedies do you use to fight cold and flu?

So, 'tis the season of flu and cold ( and all the mutants in between ) again! This flu/cold season I decided to try natural remedies. I'm currently fighting cold, so I drink fresh ginger tea with lemon and raw honey, raw apple cider vinegar and I use turmeric paste I made. And it's working! I also like them because they can be used as a prevention, as well. I know there are so many more natural ways of fighting these nasties, so I'd like to hear about them. Do you use natural remedies? What do you use? What has proven to be the most effective for you? ( Yes, yes, aside from drugs Smiley Happy ) I am well aware that drugs are faster to take an effect, and I'm not saying if I had some terrible form of flu with high fever and other terrible symptoms I wouldn't take the drugs. I'm just exploring home, natural remedies and would like to hear from other people about what they use to fight cold/flu, and their experience with it.

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It is not a "home remedy" but natural oregano oil is awesome for me. I add a few drops to some tomato juice when I am feeling a cold coming on and it seriously kicks its butt!

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Ohh, I heard about it! It's good to know it works!

 

 

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It is kind of foul to drink but mixing it with tomato juice makes it taste a little like pizza, which helps!

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The Cold Buster from Jamba Juice is another miracle in drink form! It really helps. 

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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I drink a tea mixture when my throat and upper respiratory are irritated:

  • Throat Coat tea
  • Herba Tussin tea
  • Breathe Easy Tea

I also throw a little honey and honey whiskey in there too.

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Well I don't take meds coz they just don't work so I do the natural things. lol

 

My fav for cough and loss of voice is equal parts of honey and vinegar, shake well and take as you would regular syrup.

 

I like teas and sometimes I'll take a shot of gin but not sure if it helps. lol

Plenty of rest and hot liquids. Lots and lots of water.

 

I also take oregano oil... disgusting but it helps Smiley Wink

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@Veronika23 - I'll have to try honey and vinegar next time, so I don't have to "bother" to make honey-lemon-coconut oil-ginger cough syrup! Your suggestions is easier and that's what's appreciated when you're sick Smiley Happy

 

Lol, a shot of gin! I like that! Wine cooked on caramelized sugar, with some cloves, is also good for fighting cold/flu/cough. If you have it at the very first signs of cold/flu, as NotCrocker said it: "It seriously kicks its butt!" Smiley Very Happy But, you have to be careful not to overdo it, because it's dangerously delicious, and it asks for more and more... and it could cause you some other problems as well, aside from flu/cold, the next day Smiley Very Happy

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Smiley Happy  lol Maybe not in my case since I'm not a wine fan. Smiley Very Happy

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I also use fresh ginger, lemon, and honey. I will have to read up on the tumeric paste. The only thing though that has noticeably delayed or prevented a cold from forming for me is taking a multivitamin. I generally am pretty slacker about taking vitamins but if I feel that roughness starting in the back of my throat and am diligent about my vitamins and getting proper sleep, it doesn't develop. I also love those naked and odwalla drinks however I know they are loaded with sugar... sigh. Good question!

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Turmeric is a wonder of nature! It has many medicinal properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may help treat a number of illnesses, and it's also an antioxidant and may help the body get rid of free radicals and to repair cells and cell membranes. Turmeric paste is just some turmeric ( powder ) cooked with water, making it a paste because it's easier to use it as a paste. ( And I think there's something about turmeric being more effective when cooked/heated through, but don't hold me to it  ) You can take a teaspoon full of it ( paste ) as it is and chase it down with some water, or you can add it to a cup of milk ( with some honey or maple syrup if you'd prefer it sweetened  ), warm it up and make some "golden milk" ( it's quite delicious! )... Turmeric can be used in many, many different ways, and for many different things... Also, when taken/used orally, one should add some black pepper to turmeric, because turmeric is not easy to absorb, and if your body can’t absorb it, you can’t benefit from it! Black pepper makes it easier for your body to absorb turmeric. So just add black pepper whenever you use turmeric in cooking or for homemade turmeric remedies ( the ones you take orally ). I also add some black pepper to my turmeric paste, even though original recipe doesn't call for it. Just google "turmeric golden milk recipe", or "turmeric paste remedy recipe" Smiley Happy



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Thank you!! I am going to try this this year (well hopefully I won't have to!)

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You are so very welcome! You can use it for a preventive purposes as well, you don't have to wait for flu/cold to struck Smiley Wink And it is beneficial in so many other ways, not just to prevent/fight flu and cold. I just have to add, it would be the best if turmeric you use is organic or non-irradiated.

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At Whole Foods, you can find some Manuka Honey with Bee Venom (they also have one without Bee Venom). This honey is a tad on the extensive side, but I have found that it is amazing for sore throats.

 

Whenever I have a sore throat (which seems to be all I ever catch), I usually just pour a large glass of orange juice, grab a teaspoon of the honey, and stick it in my juice. As I drink the juice, I get a little bit of the honey. Then, I just lick off whatever is still left on the spoon afterwards.

 

I do this mostly because it's a great way to get my Vitamin C (which is key when sick) with the honey, but also because the honey can taste rather... well, gross. I find that if I leave it in the orange juice, though, it'll soak up the flavor of the juice, so it's easier to eat by itself once the juice is all gone. 

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I agree with Janine!! If i feel like i'm getting sick, I go straight to Jamba Juice and get a Cold buster!!! 

 

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I buy elderberry juice, if I catch it early enough it works like a charm! 

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What is elderberry juice like? Does it taste good?

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It tastes great, but I can't really describe it except to say it tastes like purple berries. Maybe SydBristow has a better way to describe it! I make my own (from the purple elderberries, not the red ones - I think the red ones are poisonous to humans), so it might be a bit different from the juice you can buy. It's especially great with some sparkling water - tastes great and also the bubbles help with a sore throat.

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If it tastes anything like elderflower syrup ( which is diluted with water/sparkling water and used as a drink ) then it's gotta be tasty! I LOVE elderflower juice! It's friggin delicious! We used to make it back home. Now I can't even find elderberries to make some elderberry syrup which I heard is good for a prevention and boosting immune system, and/or treating cold, flu, cough... And yes, you only use dark ( ripened ) elderberries, black or dark blue ones ( uncooked berries may cause nausea and vomiting, though, so they need to be cooked!!! ). The red elderberries (unripened fruit of elderberries ) are toxic to humans, but they are not fatal.

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Vitamin C all year long.  Ginger tea along with a lot of liquids if I'm actually ill or beginning to feel ill.

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Well maybe not so much a "remedy", but I enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning. It's delicious and refreshing and loaded with vitamin C, which is great if you want to keep healthy. When I'm sick I also enjoy drinking hot citrus teas (lemon is a fav!), since you also get a little vitamin C boost and it's soothing to the throat. I also like to have soups and salads when I'm sick. I think it helps to eat healthy and don't overwork yourself if you want to speed up the healing process <3

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