9 Natural Home Remedies for Flu That Never Fail

Garlic can be taken either fresh (if you’re feeling brave) or in the form of supplements.  The supplements are easier on your breath than regular garlic, but nothing quite beats a dose of neat garlic to help fight cold and flu symptoms.Garlic bulb and clovesChew a peeled clove and if the flavor gets too strong as it softens, just chew it up quickly into smaller pieces and swallow with water.  Alternatively, chop it into several chunks and swallow those whole, just like you would a tablet or pill.

 

If you don’t like the flavor of plain garlic, mix it with a little bit of honey to counteract the flavor. It can be added to regular recipes as well and there is no harm in adding a bit extra.

Echinacea

This is another good remedy for the prevention of colds and flu, especially when taken along with garlic. If you are prone to viral infections, try taking echinacea as a precaution before cold season starts.Echinacea flowerLook for supplements that contain the equivalent of 500mg to 1g of dried root and take according to the manufacturer’s instructions (usually 3 tablets per day).

Echinacea is also available as a tincture.  Check the instructions but around 2 teaspoons in a cup of water can be used for gargling to ease sore throats.  It will also give your immune system the boost it needs to fight infection.

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