What are the best home remedies for colds and flus?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (11 posts)
  1. misslong123 profile image84
    misslong123posted 9 years ago

    What are the best home remedies for colds and flus?

  2. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 9 years ago

    This remedy is one I use when I catch cold or flu as I really don't like taking pills if I am ill. I squeeze lemon juice and mix it with pure honey and I drink this throughout the day and I try to drink more water which will help in flushing the toxins out of my body. You can mix it with warm water or can use cold water. I use warm water especially in cold weather like this days. Hope this helps.

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. I've never heard it described that way. I've always had hot tea w lemon juice n honey. I'm dog sick so it may be worth trying. Thanks

    2. liesl5858 profile image82
      liesl5858posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can boil the water if you like then put the lemon juice with the honey and drink it like you do with tea or coffee.

  3. sangre profile image92
    sangreposted 9 years ago

    I sometimes have warm water with honey and lemon. Other times I have warm tea with honey and lemon.  But they are often just an additional measure I also use to try to recover quicker from a cold.

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would love to get over this flu now as we are traveling to see family. We are trying some herbal remedies since the usual treatment of flu/cold isn't enough right now.

  4. artist101 profile image62
    artist101posted 9 years ago


    I wrote an article pertaining to cold, and flu http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Is-it … or-allergy

    Among the most effective home remedies are grape fruit seed extract. It MUST be mixed with water. About 2 to 3 drops in one ounce of water. It may be gargled, or dip a q-tip in it, and apply just inside the nose, right where the cartilage starts. Apply as often as needed. It kills viruses, as well as bacteria, and very effective. Ginger is a natural anti nausea prep. Effective for the flu. As well as a peppermint.
    Green tea, honey, and a pinch of lemon, and ginger.Sip slowly. All anti viral as well. Zinc lozenges, every 2-4 hours for the first 3 days, will boost the immune system, and give your body what it needs to "fight" back. Do not take more than 100mg per day, as any amount over that suppresses the immune system.
    A word of caution, DO NOT combine grape fruit with medications, as an interaction will, not maybe happen. Grape fruit increases the strength of medications, can result in an overdose, and bad consequences.
    Feel better soon!
    http://www.amazon.com/Nutribiotic-Liqui … B0002JHZO8

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. Thank you for SO much valuable info. I will definitely read that hub. My hubby and I have been combining traditional plus natural remedies n I'm trying to pass off to my folks that it's allergies but really I'm very sick. I will try your advice!

    2. artist101 profile image62
      artist101posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the best answer vote. So glad that I could Help. Your welcome!! Hope you both feel better soon. Zinc also helps as a preventive measure as well as being anti viral smile

  5. Sheng Long profile image61
    Sheng Longposted 9 years ago

    Hi, it's me again. The methods and philosophy i provide to you is an ancient art of the gods; teachings that was hidden away from the populace to avoid future generation exalt into gods. I'm a natural born warlock. Born with the gift of the second sight. I developed my own techniques through the unification with my gods: AKUMA and AHRIMAN. Once Again, you do not need to waste time on medicine for colds and flus! The more you expose to medicines, the weaker you become. It's like taking drugs. As the body gets immune to the medicines, it will no longer able to resist the virus. Example, a spoil child with frequent spoon feed from their parents will eventually feel tense if left behind. Remember, i told you before, you're a child with special gift. Not easily getting sleepy is what most spiritualist sought after. A handful including me tried to stop sleeping forever so the crown chakra could ascend to the air. Finally opening the portal of the third eye and becoming like gods! you will gain everything in life easily. Only to believe and think of it; Amazing, right!? Now, let's get started. First, you must know that the mind controls all the other organs and chemical reactions in your body. Strengthening the mind means the end to all disease. On a higher level of mind control manipulation, even HIV and Ebola is curable! Whenever your colds and flus strikes, Take a cold shower for it opens your mind. Accept and withstand the coldness. The moment you feel awake, focus on your mind by opening your blocked nose. I believe a girl like you will definitely make it. Unlike you, others may find it difficult for their mind are weak. Proven all by the tendency of going to bed easily. What  i'm trying to say is: Learn and live by triggering your mind all the time. It's the way to generate more eletricity throughout the body. As the wave flows, the current will eventually become bigger. finally, unbinding the dark force and unleash you.This is the legendary way Dr.Fu Man Chu tried to gain immortality. The darkside of the force is a pathway to many abilities. Although some consider unnatural. If possible, Try stop bathing with warm water for cold water. Another method is by "Power breathing exercise". Firstly, stop breathing to create pressure in your abdomen (belly). Once you feel there's tense and suffocation, Direct the pressure to your blocked nose using your mind (don't breath!). It will open! For best results, combine both of my teachings.

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That was definitely a one-of-a-kind response! In regards to the bath tub, I have found that if I turn the shower on whether I'm in there or not I can make an effective steam room that really helps me breathe so that I can sleep. Thanks4 the reply. smile


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)