Category: Disease Prevention

How to naturally fight cold and flu?

Published:21 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

Though the symptoms of cold and flu may be mild and gone within a week, it leads to rampant absenteeism from work or school. Here are some natural and effective remedies for the treatment of colds and flu and to help you stay healthy. These natural remedies will also put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds.


Flu season

Flu season seems to be a real monster. There are only few people who ideally make through the winter without annoying runny nose or scratchy throat. Though the symptoms of cold and flu may be mild and gone within a week, it leads to rampant absenteeism from work or school.

Here are some natural and effective remedies for the treatment of colds and flu and to help you stay healthy. These natural remedies will also put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds.

Ginger has antibacterial properties

Garlic and ginger

Garlic has an antibiotic, anti fungal and antibacterial properties. It can heal almost any illness. Mince 1-to-2 garlic cloves and float in a small glass of water. Drink swiftly to avoid strong pungent taste. Ginger has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is helpful in fighting the infection.

It also helps boosts immune system. Besides ginger is also helpful in relieving pain, is an antiseptic and has antioxidant properties. It is an excellent herb for preventing and treating colds, inflammation of mucus membrane and sore throat.

Hot liquids to boosts your immune system

Hot liquids

Load up on the hot herbal teas and hot lemon water at the first sign on illness. Hot liquid will help boosts your immune system. Fluids also help thin mucus so that it's easier to expel. If you are having a stuffy nose, rinsing with warm salty water will break nasal congestion and will also help in removal of virus particles and bacteria from the nose.

    Staying warm and rested to prevent cold and flue

    Stay warm and rested

    Staying warm and rested helps your body directs its energy towards the immune battle. The body needs several hours of rest a day when ill. You should keep yourself well hydrated because when you are running with fever, it may be easier for you to get dehydrated.

    honey can help you stay healthy and feel energetic

    Honey

    Honey helps strengthens immune system. A daily dose of honey can help you stay healthy and feel energetic throughout the day. Since it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it is helpful in fighting sore throat. You can take honey either in your tea or in just plain water or all by itself.

      Lemon decreases the strength of cold and flu virus

      Lemons

      Lemon comes packed with plenty of vitamin C which is known to support body's natural defense system. Lemon decreases the strength of cold and flu virus in the body and reduces phlegm. Lemon also builds resistance in your body against cold flu and speeds up the healing if you do succumb.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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