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Home remedies for flu and colds

  1. Do you have a cold or do you have the flu? Cough, headache, muscle aches ... You can feel pretty lame. While there are no cures for the flu and cold, there are simple home remedies that can alleviate the suffering.

Water

  1. With flu and colds, in general, you should drink plenty of water. Water is the most important human component and helps to remove waste products. Do not drink too many drinks that dehydrate, such as coffee and alcohol. Milk is also not good, because it causes mucus to form. A

  2. With flu and cold, in general, you should drink plenty of water. Water is the most important human component and helps to remove waste products. Do not drink too many drinks that dehydrate, such as coffee and alcohol. Milk is also not good, because it causes mucus to form. A

Herbal tea

  1. Herbal tea, on the other hand, is excellent for flu or colds. Mix equal parts of elderflower, peppermint and yarrow and put one to two tablespoons of this mixture in a cup of hot water. Optionally, you can add some honey, ginger root and a cinnamon stick. Preferably drink this tea before going to sleep. Ginger root tea suppresses the chills and the general feeling of misery. Grate an inch long piece of peeled ginger root. Mix the grated ginger with two cups of cold water and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for another five minutes. Then add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and cook for another minute. Finally, add two tablespoons of lemon juice and some honey. Drink the concoction as warm as possible.

  2. Herbal tea, on the other hand, is excellent for flu or colds. Mix equal parts of elderflower, peppermint and yarrow and put one to two tablespoons of this mixture in a cup of hot water. Optionally, you can add some honey, ginger root and a cinnamon stick. Preferably drink this tea before going to sleep. Ginger root tea suppresses the chills and the general feeling of misery. Grate an inch long piece of peeled ginger root. Mix the grated ginger with two cups of cold water and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for another five minutes. Then add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and cook it for another minute. Finally, add two tablespoons of lemon juice and some honey. Drink the concoction as warm as possible.

Not hungry

  1. Most of the time you don't feel much hungry when you have the flu or a cold. It is okay to eat less, as long as you drink a lot. If you still want to eat something, eat easily digestible food, such as soup, rice or chicken.

  2. Most of the time, if you feel the flu or a cold, you don't feel very hungry. It is okay to eat less, as long as you drink a lot. If you still want to eat something, eat easily digestible food, such as soup, rice or chicken.

Citrus fruits

  1. Grapefruit and lemon contain a lot of vitamin C and help with the functioning of your liver and thus your immune system. Other citrus fruits are less suitable because they are too sweet to aid the elimination of toxins from the liver.

Garlic

  1. As soon as you notice the first symptoms of the flu or a cold, it is best to eat two cloves of raw garlic. Garlic has a strong antibacterial effect. To suppress the strong smell of garlic from your mouth, it is best to chew parsley.

Chicken soup

  1. Studies have shown that chicken soup helps with flu and colds. The steam coming from the soup relieves congestion in the nose and chest. Broth is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. The movement of white blood cells, which stimulate the growth of mucus in the nose and lungs, is stopped.

Popsicles

  1. One of the symptoms of flu and cold is a nasty sore throat. Drinking a lot and sucking on a piece of candy or liquorice can provide relief. Sucking on popsicles or ice cubes also helps. These home remedies often work just as well as expensive pharmacy or drugstore lozenges.

  2. One of the symptoms of flu and cold is a nasty sore throat. Drinking a lot and sucking on a candy or liquorice can provide relief. Sucking on popsicles or ice cubes also helps. These home remedies often work just as well as expensive pharmacy or drugstore lozenges.

Onion

  1. It's pretty annoying and tiring when your nose is closed. A simple way to bring some relief is to use a raw onion. Remove the 'skirts' from the onion and cut the onion into large pieces. On a saucer next to the bed the onion works wonders for a stuffy nose at night.

Cough Syrup

  1. Cough, another typical phenomenon, especially with a cold. Rule number one is: don't suppress the cough! Coughing keeps the airways clean. If you are looking for some relief, try making a cough syrup from, for example, melted butter with brown sugar, brandy or sugar water. Or take ½ cup of honey, 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and ½ cup of hot water. Mix the honey and lemon with a spoon until the ingredients are well mixed together. Then add the hot water while stirring. Is the syrup too thick? Then add some extra hot water. When you cough, take a tablespoon of this honey syrup two to three times a day. The syrup can be kept for a few days if you keep it in the refrigerator. Honey with sunflower oil is another great cough remedy that has an expectorant and soothes the throat. Stir together two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of sunflower oil. Take a teaspoon of this mixture every now and then.

  2. Cough, another typical phenomenon, especially with a cold. Rule number one is: don't suppress the cough! Coughing keeps the airways clean. If you are looking for some relief, try making a cough syrup from, for example, melted butter with brown sugar, brandy or sugar water. Or take ½ cup of honey, 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and ½ cup of hot water. Mix the honey and lemon with a spoon until the ingredients are well mixed together. Then add the hot water while stirring. Is the syrup too thick? Then add some extra hot water. When coughing, take a tablespoon of this honey syrup two to three times a day. The syrup can be kept for a few days if you keep it in the refrigerator. Honey with sunflower oil is another great cough remedy that has an expectorant and soothes the throat. Stir together two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of sunflower oil. Take a teaspoon of this mixture every now and then.

Steaming

  1. By steaming you can prevent cavity inflammation. Pour boiling water into a large bowl. Add chamomile, eucalyptus and thyme to loosen mucus and soothe a sore throat. Wrap a towel over your head and hang just over the tray for five to ten minutes. Take in the steam through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Repeat this twice a day.

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  1. Home remedies are there to relieve the complaints. But the best thing is to rest as much as possible. That gives your body energy to fight the flu or cold.



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