Eating right, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly can help keep your health and immunity boosted throughout the entire year, but when it is cold and flu season we need a little more help. If you feel a cold coming on or a little woozy from the beginning symptoms of the flu, take these simple home remedies. They can help shorten the duration and intensity of colds and flu.
Natural Remedies For Common Cold
Garlic keeps vampire away and also stops a cold. It has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Don”t eat cooked garlic; it loses its potency when cooked. Use garlic raw when you are sick. Very finely mince garlic (one to two cloves), mix in a very small amount of water and gulp as fast as you can. Sit down for a moment and take a deep breath.
Coconut oil has high levels of lauric acide that is converted in antimicrobial properties in the body. Coconut oil boosts the immune systems and stave off illness. You can use coconut oil with food, melted into tea or just eat out of the jar if you are brave.
Fermented cod liver oil is perfect for reducing inflammations. The high levels of omega-3s plus vitamins A and D boost your immune health. You need to double the recommended daily dose of cod liver oil or omega-3s when you are starting to feel those nasty little cold symptoms.
Apple cider vinegar added to a glass of water alkalinizes the body. Just add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to a glass of water to create an alkaline environment in your body that kills bacteria and viruses. At the first sign of illness drink the mixture and repeat several times during the day until the cold and flu symptoms subside.
Nasal washes are perfect when you have sinus congestion. When excess mucous is not draining this leads to bacteria buildup, stuffiness and swelling. Rinsing nasal passage with filtered water clears out excess phlegm and bacteria. This helps your nasal mucosa to fight infections and allergies. Use a neti pot found in most pharmacies to make nasal washing easier.
Liquid chlorophyll is very alkalinizing and makes it hard for viruses to survive. It is also a blood purifier high in nutrients. Add a teaspoon to your regular drinking water and drink throughout the day. You can find liquid chlorophyll in your grocery store or pharmacy.
Elderberry syrup or sambucus has been used in natural cold cures for hundreds of years. It helps prevent and treat the symptoms of flus and colds. Elderberries are rich in anti-in