You know that the winter is coming when all the kids’ noses look like the Niagara falls of snot.
Winter “likes” to attack the children first, unfortunately, but before long, everybody else joins the common-cold and flu party, infecting one another in a vicious cycle of mucus.
But worry not. Nature, as always, has all the solutions.
If you are otherwise a healthy person, having the right knowledge about natural treatments for the flu – can help you chase away the evil virus in 24 hours (If you happen to be a child – even less).
This is my list of the best flu remedies, which DO NOT include swine flu shots, seasonal flu shots, Tylenol, fever-reducers and trips to the ER.
Ready? Here we go.
How to Get Rid of the Flu in 24 Hours (with Home Remedies)
As I always try to find the positive side to everything, getting the flu is always a great excuse to use my Amethyst Biomat.
This full-body infrared heating mat (with negative ions) is, in my experience, the best way to stop the cold or flu dead in its tracks.
If you don’t have a fever, lying down on the Biomat for a a couple of hours, enjoying the relaxing and detoxing heat and light, feels like heaven and can prevent the full-week-flu-misery-journey all together.
You can learn more about the Biomat here.
Here are the other simple methods I use to get rid of the flu (“influenza”) naturally and fast:
1. Stop Working or doing house chores now.
In fact, do nothing but resting or sleeping. If you are serious about exterminating the flu in 24 hours, remove other obstacles in front of your immune system and let your body focus on flu-bashing only.
Rest and sleep as much as you can.
2. Water – the minute you feel the first sign of a cold or flu, start drinking a lot of water – up to a gallon and a half for an adult.
3. Hot Fluids and Chicken Soup – hot fluids, such as hot water with lemon and honey, herbal teas and lots of homemade chicken soup or bone broth help the body’s immune system and stop proliferation of the flu virus.
One cup of tea is not enough. sip the stuff continuously until you can’t even look at it anymore.
4. Chicken Soup Alternative – if you have no strength to make chicken soup (and no one else to make it for you), garlic tea is an easy and effective alternative.
Garlic is a powerful anti-bacterial herb.
Garlic Tea Instructions:
- Peel 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic and lightly crush them.
- Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for another 15 minutes, strain the garlic and allow it to cool.
- Add raw honey and lemon and drink as much as you like.
5. Remove all sugars and carbs until you are symptom free. If you haven’t heard the news yet, sugars are toxic, so stay away from them (at least) in the next 24 hours.
6. Sambucol – This common natural remedy is an excellent defender against our arched enemy – the flu virus .
And it’s safe for children too.
Sambucol is made of elderberry and makes a powerful remedy for the cold and flu. I recommend keeping Sambucol at home always.
7. Organic Oregano oil – this super-hero-herb is scientifically proven to be effective for ear infections, sore throats (even those caused by Strep.) and the flu.
It’s very strong though, too strong for children, but an adult can have 8 drop of Oregano Oil in water up to 3 times a day.
8. Vitamin C – Chewable Vitamin C is a great solution for kids that refuse all the garlic and onion-honey cough syrups. Vitamin C will boost their immune system and the chewable ones made for kids are tasty.
9. Homemade Cough Syrup – this ancient remedy is still one of the most effective and speedy cough treatments. Wash, peel and slice (horizontally) an entire red onion (white is o.k. too).
Cover the slices with raw honey and let it sit overnight.
This will make you about a cup of nutrient-filled natural cough remedy that’s completely safe for children. You can give your kids 1 tbsp every 5 hours and double for adults.
These flu home remedies have kept my entire family flu-free for the last 3 years.
The secret is to catch it the minute is starts, attack it with these natural weapons and rest until you are symptom free – 24 hours later.
What’s your secret weapon against the flu?
To your health and happiness,
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