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5 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

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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1:38AM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

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1:28PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

-Boiled ginger and brown sugar tea (highly effective. Boil at least 30min)
-Umcka syrup

Daily Green tea
Daily Hot/cold lemon water

2:16AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

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7:09AM PST on Feb 28, 2013


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9:22AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

This information is great. I had a really bad cold a few weeks ago. Thought I was going to miss work. I called and talk to a doctor. They called in a prescription to the pharmacy and within 24 hours I was feeling so much better.

9:17AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Bonoset Tea Breaks any Cold Or Flu.

3:11PM PST on Dec 29, 2012


8:22PM PST on Dec 25, 2012

A small cup of warm milk with a little turmeric powder stirred in,
to be taken at bedtime just before tucking in under a warm blanket.
Vegans can use soya milk or other substitute.

5:11PM PST on Dec 25, 2012

lemon, honey and ginger :-)

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Thanks - always good to get these reminders.

Thank you and HAPPY EASTER TO ALL...

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