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11 Home Remedies to Combat The Flu
Why Look Into Natural Remedies?
Many have had the flu shot only to find themselves getting sick with the flu or flu like symptoms, I myself have received the flu shot once in my life and that is actually when I got the flu. This does not mean that the flu shot is not good, but it does not work for everyone, (what does?) each person is different, what works for one may not work for another. By all means if you find yourself getting sick you should see a doctor. I am a certified Herbalist, I have been into herbal remedies all of my life, I was born in 1950 weighing in at 3 pounds. My lungs were poorly developed and I was very sickly, I was in and out of the children's hospital until the age of 10. I was using an inhaler for asthma and my parents were told that I would have to be on an inhaler for the rest of my life and that I would not be able to run and play like normal children. Well my grandmother who is American Indian did not go for that at all! She made me run track, and I played basketball in Junior High (I won some trophies) I was in gymnastics and dance. Whenever I got sick with a cold or had an asthma attack my grandmother used natural remedies from common everyday foods and herbs. some that I remember her using a lot are garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, fruit flavored brandy's, basil, sage and many more. I have not used an inhaler, taken medicine or been sickly from 11 years of age until now at the age of 64.
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What Are Symptoms and Effects Of The Flu?
What is The Flu? The flu is a virus infection of the nose, throat and lungs and spreads easily.
How is the Flu Spread? The flu is spread from person to person, from large droplets due to a person coughing, sneezing or may be inhaled through the lungs, it can be picked up from as far as 6 feet.
What are Flu Symptoms? All of a sudden you feel chills, achy, and tired, lacking energy and you may develop a fever 100 F or higher, these symptoms separately do not necessarily mean you have the flu, they usually come on at the same time.
What is your Opinion?
What would be your first choice if you were to come down with a high fever?
Think Outside The Box
Most of us in this day and age have heard of or know of someone that is into natural or alternative medicine. The thing is to keep an open mind and think outside of the box. Each person is unique there are no two bodies that are exactly alike in chemical makeup, your blood like a fingerprint is uniquely your own. Before you turn your mind off to the thought of a different way of treating your illness, look into it, explore, then decide for yourself if this is something that you might be interested in.
Great Health Is Wealth!
1. Washing your hands after using the bathroom, or being in the presence of a sick person is number 1 in maintaining your health.
2. Keep bed linen clean and get plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
3. Wash doorknobs, sinks, floors and baseboards with a disinfectant.
4. It is a known fact that a happy person is a healthy person, keep stress and negativity down to a minimum in your life.
More Are Turning To Natural Medicine
More People are turning to Natural Medicine
Why are more turning to natural medicine? A lot of people are turning to natural medicine because of the many side effects of the medications they are taking and many are allergic to the coloring’s and other chemicals used in the medications.
Low Cost: If you can get well at home using everyday condiments or foods, how great is that versus going to the doctor and spending that office fee and or having to spend thousands of dollars because you had to be hospitalized.
Curiosity: Some People have heard about natural alternative medicine and have been curious about it and because of old age, and really bad health are now looking into other venues of health.
Way's To Stay Healthy
3 to 4 days a week
Builds muscle, flexibility
4 to 5 days a week
Take Time For Yourself
Keeps Stress to a minimum
once a week
Something To Think About
What You May Not Know
Your emotions have a powerful affect on your body. A heart attack, high blood pressure, low immune system. Just think about how many times have you seen someone's blood pressure go up when they had a lot of anxiety and stress or someone die from a heart attack because they lost someone they loved deeply or were under extreme pressure from work or in a relationship that was making them very unhappy.
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New Or Old?
it's funny that something that has been around since the beginning of time is now called Alternative, Holistic, Natural, and Homeopathic. It use to be called medicine. Everyday common foods, condiments, flowers, herbs that were used for cooking were also used for medicinal purposes, now they are looked on as something new-age or futuristic! Do your own research into whatever you decide to do. Find out what effect it can have on your body and mind. It's your body don' t put it in the care and trust of anyone but yourself.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Natural Remedies?
What are the benefits of using Natural Remedies?
No Side Affects:
When you go natural you don’t have to worry about unwanted side effects.
You may even get some extra bonuses like a stronger immune system, clear skin and eyes, look and feel younger, live longer.
Peace of Mind:
You have one body, one life, you are in charge of both. It can give you peace of mind knowing you are taking that control in knowing what is going into your body.
Does Holistic Medicine Work?
Do Natural Remedies Work?
Why some may be Skeptical? Some may be skeptical simply because they have been taught from childhood that you go to a doctor for help, most people don’t like change and they don’t question those that are suppose to be authorities in certain fields of service.
Are Natural Remedies Effective? Natural remedies have been around since the beginning of time and if they did not work they would have fazed out by now, most of those old time remedies are still around and being used. Do they work all of the time and for everyone, just like anything else in life, nothing works all of the time and is effective for everyone, but on the whole Natural Remedies work very well, they have been tried and tested with time and many testimonies.
Early Medicine: Our forefathers could not go to the store to buy cough syrup or get a yearly shot or even have the luxury of going to a local doctor, they used what was around them from nature itself.
1. Essential Oils:
Lemon, Eucalyptus Blue and Thieves (my fave) also Ningxia Red 2 ounces a day. Rub onto chest and bottom of feet, can drink the lemon oil in warm water. I personally use Young Living Oils, they are not cheap, but very
effective. You can also diffuses oils in the air.
2. Flu shot Tonic:
In Juicer: 10 carrots, 6 kale leaves, 2 celery stalks, 2 cups spinach, 2 inches ginger and 2 inches turmeric. Alkalizes and builds up Immune system.
Mint oil (rubbed onto chest) rich in menthol , antibacterial , put a drop of oil in each nostril to clear nose, when rubbed onto chest can also drop fever by inducing sweat.
4. Manuka Honey:
Boost Circulation, soothes throat, breaks up congestion from respiratory system
In a mason jar mix 1 tablespoon of Honey, 2cups of pure water, 3 pinches of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Drink as needed.
Powerful! That is the word for this spice which is popular in Indian, and other Asian cultures. Used in cooking and for Medicinal purposes Turmeric is Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory and a mild Anti-biotic. Mix 2 Teaspoons of Turmeric in A half a glass of warm milk take twice during the day, to boost the strength, you might want to add a pinch of black pepper. Not recommended if you are pregnant are using blood thinners.
6. Hydrogen Peroxide:
Yes! I said Hydrogen Peroxide, take a capful and pour in your ear, hold your head to the side let it bubble as long as you can, then do the other side, it works try it.
7. Elderberry syrup:
Use of the Elderberry for medicinal purposes goes all the way back to the American Indian Tribes. Elderberry has been know as natures medicine chest, worldwide folk medicine has many recipes for the use of the Elderberry. The Elderberry is Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, and Anti-Viral, combats fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough and body aches and pain, also boost the immune system.
Can be used as a tea, or added to sparkling water to soothe a scratchy throat, to make Elderberry syrup:
In Hemp bag put 3 cups dried Elderberries, 1 cinnamon stick and 5 cloves. (if you don’t have a bag you can mix all of the ingredients together in sauce pan and use a strainer.) Put bag in sauce pan of 2 cups of water, bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. When done add 1 tablespoon full of honey. (or according to taste, you can also add ginger if you like.
For Adults take 1 tablespoon full a day, for children 1 teaspoon full a day. If symptoms are severe take every two to three hours. Most beneficial when used within 24 to 48 hours after symptoms begin, can cut duration of flu by 50%.
8. Cayenne Pepper:
Boost circulation, antiseptic , good for respiratory congestion. Also great for a sore throat. Cayenne pepper is very strong, take a half a teaspoon with hot water and lemon.
Onions contain a compound known as allicin, which is very potent and strong in fighting the flu.
Mash a cooked onion, strain juice out of the onion, in a bowl mix juice and 1 tablespoon of honey, take three times a day. (you can make this according to your needs) You can also cut the top of an onion and put it in a bowl and keep it by your bedside or put in in a sock attached to the bottom of one of your feet, the inner part of your foot. (it works).
A plant that is used a lot in India and the Mediterranean countries, as a spice and for medicinal purposes.
Great for combating fever and inflammation.
In a glass of hot water mix 4 tablespoons of Fenugreek, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp. honey and 1 tsp. ginger paste. Mix well, pour into sauce pan, bring to boil for fifteen minutes. Take a tablespoon every 4 hours, for a child a teaspoon every four hours until fever is broken.
Like the onion garlic also contains the powerful compound allicin. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, helps build the immune system.
Healing Garlic Soup Recipe:
2 Slices of Baguette
600 ml vegetable stock
6-8 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of chopped parsley
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp grated cheese (your choice of cheese)
Cracked black pepper.
Cut bread into cubes, peel and chop garlic.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in frying pan over medium low heat, add baguette cubes and heat until golden brown.
Chop parsley, heat vegetable stock in a small pan add chopped garlic, and chopped parsley, cook 2 min.
Grate cheese, add egg yolks to boiling soup (slowly) cook 1 min. pour soup into bowls and serve with crunchy croutons, cheese and black pepper on top. Enjoy and be healthy!
Disclaimer: These remedies are not to take the place of a doctors care, if you are sick by all means see a doctor.