5 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

It has been an extra sickly flu season for a lot of the folks in my life, and I bet that a lot of you are battling the wintertime ick, as well. With more cold weather on the way in a lot of the northern hemisphere, it felt like a good time to round up a few of the cold and flu remedies that seem to actually make a difference. While there’s no way to totally cure a cold or the flu once it’s taken hold, these remedies can definitely help reduce your sickness’ severity and duration.

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oregano

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1. Oil of Oregano

I wish I could remember who hipped me to oil of oregano, but this stuff has been great for me this flu season. Oil of oregano is rich in vitamins and minerals and is said to reduce pain and inflammation.

The second you start feeling run down, you’ll want to pop oil of oregano pills twice a day between meals. I normally get a couple of bad illnesses during the winter, and this time around I managed to kick the sick in just a few days, rather than battling symptoms for a week.

 

hold the sun

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2. Vitamin D

I’ve talked about vitamin D’s flu-fighting abilities before, and it bears mentioning again. You can get your vitamin D through dietary sources, supplements, or good old sunshine. The only trick with vitamin D is that you want to be careful not to take too much. Since this is a fat soluble vitamin, your body doesn’t eliminate it as efficiently as water soluble vitamins.

 

zinc

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3. Zinc

According to a recent article in the New York Times, zinc is a powerful natural cold and flu remedy. The trick is finding a reliable lozenge. Many of the ones in the drug store have additives that either make the zinc less effective or lower the zinc content too much. Stick to a brand you trust and do some careful label reading to find a zinc supplement without too many extra ingredients and a higher percentage of zinc.

 

man using a neti pot

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4. Neti Pot

I can’t say enough good things about the neti pot! While it’s a little bit tricky to use at first, once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to be without yours. If you’re feeling congestion coming on, I’d suggest flushing with the neti pot a couple of times a day. Even if you still get sick, you’ll spend fewer days mouth breathing and nursing a dry, painful nose.

New to the neti pot? Here are some tips for getting started with a neti pot.

 

Rest is key to fighting cold and flu

5. Rest

When all is said and done, rest is one of the best things you can do for your body when you’re under the weather. Your immune system needs time to do its thing, and resting gives your body a chance to heal. It’s sometimes hard to take a day off from work to nurse yourself back to health, but a day or two of rest now can help cut down the duration of your illness and save you many days of discomfort.

So, spill it, guys! What natural remedies have you found helpful during cold and flu season?

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Related:
11 Must-Have Healing Remedies
5 Cold-Fighters Worth Trying
Home Remedies from Mom: Do They Really Work?

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Chalse Y.
Chalse Y.27 days ago

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Jessica J.1 months ago

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Nysha T2 months ago

Hello I’m 39 years old female I tested genital herpes (HSV1-2) positive in 2002. I was having bad outbreaks. EXTREMELY PAINFUL. I have try different kinds of drugs and treatment by the medical doctors all to no avail. Six months ago I was desperately online searching for a helpful remedies for genital herpes (HSV1-2) cure, which i came across some helpful remedies on how Health24 Site how Dr KOBA help so many people in curing genital herpes (HSV1-2) with the help of herbal treatment because I myself believed there is someone somewhere in the world who can cure herpes completely. As of the past 2 weeks however I’ve been following the herbal herpes cure which he sent to me after preparing. and it stopped all outbreaks completely! To my greatest surprise I was cured completely by following the protocol of the herbal medicine . Don’t be discouraged by the medical doctors. There is a cure for HSV1-2 with the help of herbs and roots with Dr KOBA kindly contact him for more information Via:drkobaherbalsolutionhome@gmail.com or visit his webistes: https://drkobaherbalsoluti.wixsite.com/dr-koba or call or whatsapp him on +2349037387574

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Princess V.
Princess V.3 months ago

Hi there,I have had herpes for a little over 2 years now, I am almost 36 years old, female, and totally embarrassed when I have an outbreak. I refuse to go to classes and will make up an excuse not to go to work so people cant see what my face looks like. For treatment I use Oregano and Meleleuca essential oil in my water for internal use or dab a small amount with coconut oil on the affected area. I also rub oregano with coconut oil on the back of neck since the nerves that run into my face stem from my spinal cord. But in all this my herpes was not cure abut some days ago i was on Facebook then i see a post of someone who say abut the herbal medicine that he use to cure her herpes and this girl name is Cassie Burgess Pepitone. So i need the herbal medicine so i need to ask her abut the herbal cure and he told me the a man called DR.SANDY did the medicine for her wich she use to cure her herpes so i ask for the email and she gave me the email i email DR.SANDY and tell him everything abut my problem of getting this herpes from someone 2 years and ask if he can cure my body and my face well DR.SANDY told me that he will do a herbal medicine for me and send it with UPS OFFICE and once i get the medicine i will use it for 14 days i Sid okay and gave him what he ask form. in 5 days i get my herbal medicine and use it as he told me. well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured

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to rid an infection..
i searched online to know and enquirer about cure for HERPES and i read
someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact
the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal
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after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and
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olivia w3 months ago

NATURAL ROOTS AND HERB ARE BEST TO GET RID OF SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 1&2
Hello, everyone! I,m here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful
and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because
I became disaffected with conventional treatments, in that you have to take
some large pills every day, or large doses of antiviral medicine every time
you feel another rash is developing. This is an awkward and ineffective way
to rid an infection..
i searched online to know and enquirer about cure for HERPES and i read
someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact
the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal
everything. i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never
to worry that he will heal me with the natural herbs from God!
after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and
he sent it to me via D.H.L and it got to me after 3 days!
i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
its really like a dream but i am so happy! and he also said that he can cure other disease e.g CANCER, HIV, HBP, E.T.C
that’s the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can
be saved just like me! and if you need his help, you can email him on
ododowuspellhome@gmail.com I,m olivia and you can contact
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olivia w
olivia w3 months ago

NATURAL ROOTS AND HERB ARE BEST TO GET RID OF SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 1&2
Hello, everyone! I,m here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful
and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because
I became disaffected with conventional treatments, in that you have to take
some large pills every day, or large doses of antiviral medicine every time
you feel another rash is developing. This is an awkward and ineffective way
to rid an infection..
i searched online to know and enquirer about cure for HERPES and i read
someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact
the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal
everything. i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never
to worry that he will heal me with the natural herbs from God!
after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and
he sent it to me via D.H.L and it got to me after 3 days!
i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
its really like a dream but i am so happy! and he also said that he can cure other disease e.g CANCER, HIV, HBP, E.T.C
that’s the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can
be saved just like me! and if you need his help, you can email him on
ododowuspellhome@gmail.com I,m olivia and you can contact
me via :oliviawanye@gmail.com

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olivia w
olivia w3 months ago

NATURAL ROOTS AND HERB ARE BEST TO GET RID OF SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE 1&2
Hello, everyone! I,m here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful
and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because
I became disaffected with conventional treatments, in that you have to take
some large pills every day, or large doses of antiviral medicine every time
you feel another rash is developing. This is an awkward and ineffective way
to rid an infection..
i searched online to know and enquirer about cure for HERPES and i read
someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact
the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal
everything. i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never
to worry that he will heal me with the natural herbs from God!
after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and
he sent it to me via D.H.L and it got to me after 3 days!
i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
its really like a dream but i am so happy! and he also said that he can cure other disease e.g CANCER, HIV, HBP, E.T.C
that’s the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can
be saved just like me! and if you need his help, you can email him on
ododowuspellhome@gmail.com I,m olivia and you can contact
me via :oliviawanye@gmail.com

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Princess V.
Princess V.3 months ago

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