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10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies That Work

December 18, 2017

Come down with your yearly cold or flu? Here are some home remedies for the flu and natural cold remedies to help you weather this storm.

The irony is not lost on me that I’m currently writing this post while recovering from a cold/cough. I generally get one really bad cold every year and seeing as I managed to evade it for most of this year, I’m not surprised that it reared it’s ugly head in the final weeks of the year. Hoping this will be the only one I get during cold and flu season!

Sometimes you get sick. It happens to all of us. And even though it could always be worse, it still totally sucks to be coughing up a lung or plowing through tissues like it’s your job. Sometimes sympathy is the best remedy!

But when that doesn’t work, I have my go-to protocol to help my body heal faster. I’m someone who takes meds as a final course of action. I’m not against western medicine and using medication to treat your body, but for things like colds and flus, it’s just not my jam. There are so many effective remedies for treating colds and flus naturally that I’d rather reach for my kitchen cupboards than my medicine cabinet. So today I’m rounding up my home remedies for the flu and sharing the natural cold remedies to help your body heal on its own.

Getting sick? Don't reach for the medicine cabinet! Here are 10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies that actually work from ingredients you have in your kitchen!

I know I’m not alone in this sentiment, so I’m thrilled to see big brands jumping on board with consumer demand for natural remedies. I’m thrilled to be partnering with CVS pharmacy on this post, who has just come out with their Live Better line full of products that provide simple solutions that help your body heal naturally. Using only essential ingredients, Live Better products are free from artificial preservatives, dyes, colors and flavors, so you can feel good about using for yourself or sharing with your loved ones. It’s amazing to see consumer demand driving business supply. Let’s keep it up!

With that, I do have a protocol I like to follow when I feel my body getting sick or if the illness has already set-in. These 10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies will help your body heal naturally without the use of over-the-counter drugs. Do all 10 or pick a few to stick to, but remember to remain consistent and be kind to your body. Stress can also induce and perpetuate illness so don’t forget to relax, sleep and let your body slow down. With that, here are 10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies that actually work:

Getting sick? Don't reach for the medicine cabinet! Here are 10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies that actually work from ingredients you have in your kitchen!

1. Gargle with salt water

Do this as soon as you start feeling sick! Not only can it help relieve a sore, scratchy throat, but if you go back to your middle school science days, water follows salt (#osmosis) so the idea is that gargling salt water actually pulls viral fluids out from the throat area. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water and gargle it all 1-2x a day. Don’t believe me? Here are the best tips for getting rid of a sore throat ASAP.

2. Honey

Honey not only helps soothe a sore throat it also works as a cough suppressant. Honey can soothe irritated mucous membranes which helps remove the irritation that is fuelling the cough reflex. CVS’s Live Better Cough Syrup is a great drug-free remedy, which uses a blend of dark honeys, vitamin C and zinc. Both vitamin c and zinc have been shown to help support your immune system so that’s a triple whammy! There’s also no artificial ingredients or added dyes or flavors so it’s a great natural solution for your cold and cough symptoms. Don’t forget to reach for the Children’s Cough Syrup for children over 12 months.

3. Take a Ginger Shot 

Ginger is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It has been known to help with congestion, nausea, colds, and fevers. Either pick one up from a local juice store or juice a knob of ginger yourself. Eating ginger can also help but for the best bang for your buck, go for the juice shot as the ultimate home remedy for the flu.

4. Elderberry syrup

Elderberry is a fruit grown from the elder tree that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties making it a powerhouse when it comes to fighting colds. Studies have shown taking elderberry syrup can shorten colds and flus and also relieve sinus infections. Triple threat.

5. Propolis

Did you know that bees produce more than just honey? Yep, they make propolis too. Propolis is the substance bees use to seal in their hives so it’s super anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It’s great at fighting the common cold or sore throats. This one from Beekeeper’s Naturals is my favorite natural cold remedy.

6. Essential oils

Power to the plants! There are many powerful essential oils for cold and flus but here are a few that are easily accessible: Eucalyptus oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties which have historically been used to treat the common cold. Peppermint oil is used as a natural decongestant and fever-reducer. It’s like a natural VapoRub. Just make sure when applying topically that you mix with a carrier oil!

7. Garlic

Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. Garlic is packed with minerals, enzymes, vitamin C, sulphur, and selenium which all help bust colds and flus. Enjoy garlic in your meals or eat a clove whole if you’re seriously brave.

8. Probiotics 

This one is a little tricky. If you read my SIBO post, you might remember that when my gut wasn’t healthy, probiotics did me no good (in fact, they made things worse) HOWEVER if you have a healthy gut, probiotics can help give your immune system a boost. Whether through a probiotic pill or probiotic rich foods like yogurt and sauerkraut, it all starts in your gut!

9. Bone Broth 

Bone broth, or that chicken soup Jewish grandmothers have been making for centuries, actually isn’t just a tall tale. A bowl of chicken soup, or homemade bone broth can be effective in helping to fight colds and flus. Bone broth contains anti-inflammatory amino acids and is packed full of immune supporting vitamins and minerals that are extra easy for your body to digest.. Don’t reach for those bouillon cubes though – you gotta use the real stuff to get the benefits!

10. Epsom salt bath

Add epsom salt to a hot bath along with some essential oils if you’d like to have a relaxing, detoxifying evening. Again with the osmosis thing, the minerals in the bath cause the toxins in your body to be released in the bath so not only is it relaxing, but it’s good for you too.

BONUS: Sleep! Give your body the rest it needs. I’ve learned this lesson many times over, but to really help your body heal you need to sleep as much as your body needs. Don’t just try to push through illness. Your body is working extra hard to fight something so rest and allow it to recover. If you’re having trouble sleeping, check out Live Better’s Immunity + Melatonin, which is a mixture of immune-boosting vitamins + minerals plus melatonin to help you sleep.

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What are your go-to natural cold and flu remedies? Did I miss anything?


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    Karlie Kashat
    December 18, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Ah definitely need this right now! My favorite remedy is a “steam”, stick your face over a bowl of boiling water (bonus points if it’s floral scented) for about 5 minutes and feel your airways open up. That and neti pot.

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      Jane Washington-White
      December 17, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      My go-to remedy for the flu or a cold is warm tea with honey, ginger and lemon, also, a rubdown with Vicks vaporub to help with congestion, the aroma keeps me warm mentally and physically.

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    December 18, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Fluids, fluids, fluids in the form of teas, soups and your superfood hot chocolate! Also, the epsom salt baths. I’ve even convinced my tough middle school-age sons that baths are amazing when you’re sick. Feel better soon?

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    Jenni Leslie
    December 18, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I used about half of these this past week! Especially essential oils. I drank dropperfuls of echinacea and I swear it works almost immediately 🙂

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      Mi Heller
      December 26, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      Subaru did your use?

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    December 18, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Oil of oregano also usually works for me!! The ones you listed are all great remedies that I have also used, and they do work 🙂

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    Lisa Brown
    December 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Just lots of fluids, homemade soup, and as natural otc meds I can get.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    December 18, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Awesome tips! My favorite cold remedy this year has been to get an essential oil diffuser for my desk at work and fill it with eucalyptus and lavender oil. It clears me out and also helps get rid of the fogginess in my brain that can happen when I’m under the weather!

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    December 18, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Hot toddies! Although I’m sure its really the ginger and honey I add to the tea that’s helping hehe.

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    December 18, 2017 at 8:36 am

    So excited to see this post! Currently battling a cold right now, but I’m nursing and don’t want to take any medication for it. I’ve been drinking hot water with honey and lemon multiple times a day and it seems to have helped!

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    nadya kotik
    December 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Honey and lemon for cough. Breathing in steam with essential oils if my nose is stuffed. I will try the other ones though if I am sick again. Thanks!

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    December 18, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I love all of these suggestions! My go to is lots of water, rest and honey!

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    Lauren Shaber
    December 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    REST. I always take getting sick as a sign to dial it down, so I amp up the Netflix binging,, reading, hot baths and getting to bed early.

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    Kristen D
    December 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Eating lots of oranges and steam baths seem to help us!

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    Shannon K
    December 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    When I’m sick, I splurge on good-for-me food with lots of healing properties and vitamins. I get a giant container of homemade chicken soup from a local market or restaurant if I can find one (and usually add my own lemon, ginger and/or turmeric to it!), lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and prioritize sleep and hydration, especially with soothing teas.

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    Rachel Voorhees
    December 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve been drinking a few drops of echinacea in water at the first sign of a cold and that usually helps take the edge off the symptoms or makes them go away faster

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    December 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    These are great suggestions and so needed right now! I surely be trying out this new Live Better line this winter.
    I agree with gargling salt & water; it always helps my throat. I also drink honey & lemon water throughout the day, take extra vitamin D supplements, and make sure to get LOTS of rest.

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    Kayla Keller
    December 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Lots of vitamin C through fruits and veggies! And sleep, at least 8 hours. Once you feel a sickness coming on, those are the two best ways to keep it from worsening!

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    Anna Twinem
    December 18, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I SWEAR BY zinc to lessen the duration and intensity of my colds.

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    December 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Being taken care of by my girlfriend!

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    December 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite cold remedy is honey

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    December 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Diffusing essential oils and using a netti pot!

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    December 18, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Tea with ginger and lemon, a couch, and some Netflix!

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    December 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Thieves essential oil everywhere!

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    December 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Homemade chicken soup always does the trick!

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    Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie
    December 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Love this! I feel like I always try a million different home remedies, my favorites probably being essential oils and tea with honey, but sleep is definitely what helps the most.

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    December 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve recently hopped on board the gargling of salt water train when my husband convinced me to give it a try when I had a cold recently. But my favorite tried and true natural cold remedy is drinking good quality bone broth. Great roundup!

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    Heather S
    December 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Zinc, chicken noodle soup and oil of oregano!

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    December 18, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Honey is definitely my go to, and ginger chews!

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    December 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    My favorite cold remedy is manuka honey and warm lemon water!!!

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    Casey the College Celiac
    December 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Lots of sleep, warm lemon water with apple cider vinegar and a sweaty workout (like hot yoga) always helps me!

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    Francine Farmer
    December 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Olba’s Oil and Vernor’s ginger able are do comforting and helpful when I have a cold

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    Annamarie V
    December 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

    My favorite remedy for a cold is hot water half a lemon, some honey and brandy, it always makes me feel better.

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    December 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I also use a saline nasal rinse, and saline nasal gel.

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    December 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

    orange juice! lots of vitamin C when you start to feel not so great can ward off the worst of it!

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    December 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I’ve been blending essential oils in my diffuser…my favorites have been orange, eucalyptus and frankincense!

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    December 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Your post is so timely. Battling my first (& hopefully only) cold of the season too, this week.

    Adding apple cider vinegar & lemon to my honey teas always does wonders for my sore throat! The acidity of those always feels so good to drink and I’ve read they both have healing benefits.

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    Janice R.
    December 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Hydration/Fluids are important so natural teas with honey, chicken soup, etc..

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    December 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I have some honey with lemon juice and a spoonful of olive oil helps with sore throats

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    Kelly D
    December 19, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    My favorite natural cold and flu remedy is crushed raw garlic. It usually works for me.

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    Dandi D
    December 20, 2017 at 6:03 am

    My favorite is lot of fluids including elderberry juice with honey.

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    December 20, 2017 at 9:56 am

    a big orange!

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    December 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I use my humidifier whenever I’m home, and eat a little extra food – I figure the more fuel my body has, the more resources it can put towards fighting off an infection. Zinc and garlic are the two specific nutrients I try and boost, which has led to interesting combinations like a burger alongside sauteed, garlic-laden kale. Getting the nutrients in real food works better than supplements for me!

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    December 20, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I drink hot tea with honey when my throat hurts or I am coughing a lot

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    Kim Henrichs
    December 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I have found now that I’m in Texas with new allergies that peppermint tea is amazing for the throat and just overall breathing. I am not sure why but it is! Also local honey works wonders.

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    paige o
    December 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    hot water with lemon and honey!

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    December 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Definitely some bone broth and oil of oregano!! Oil of oregano is not the easiest to take (the taste, my God the taste!) but I do feel that it works!

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    melanie huttner
    December 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Honey and lemon in tea…really soothes the throat and the steam from the tea helps open up your nose!

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    Jessica Garcia
    December 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I use most of what’s in your post, plus RC essential oil for congestion, a shot of raw Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with honey, a half lemon, hot herbal tea, and a shot of tequila or yaegar.

    Also, I spray Colloidal Silver in my throat and nose.

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    Jess B
    December 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I feel a cold coming on and instantly remembered this post you did the other day! I already checked off suggestion number one and gargled salt water! I think keeping hydrated and staying home to rest is the best thing you can do for yourself! As a society I think we feel too much pressure to overwork ourselves, even when our bodies can’t handle it- My office is full of people coughing and sneezing around me, which is the exact reason I am now starting to not feel well. #sharingiscaringexceptforyourgerms

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    Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off
    December 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Love all of these! I would also recommend this tea that I’ve been drinking as a cold remedy for years. It’s hot water with a squeezed out knob of ginger (I use a garlic press), teaspoon of honey, and half of a lemon squeezed. It’s perfect and quite tasty. Also you can get these elderberry-zinc-echinacea candies in Whole Foods that are an easy way to boost your immune system and they taste like a treat 🙂

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    Susan Christy
    December 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Tea with honey and a humidifier.

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    January 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

    After wearing a short dress on New Year party, the next thing we girls need a cough and cold remedy 😛 😀 And my remedy is ginger as it will cure my cold and also reduce holiday weight. Thanks for sharing this useful information.

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    January 15, 2018 at 3:08 am

    I’v always found resting up for the first 1 – 2 days of beging sick helps reduce your recovery time by a week. I also drink water with a tea spoon of superfood powder added in. Thanks for the share ?

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    Mandy Yanga
    January 16, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I shifted to organics and natural remedies after I saw how it worked for my friends and families. The very best thing that always worked for me is sleep, power sleep as I call it plus tea! Thanks for sharing your remedies 🙂

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    February 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Hi, Very helpful tips!
    As in my opinion, One of the easiest way to fight the flu is to clean your hands. Hand washing can help to protect you, you family members and other from spreading illness everyday at home, school, or work. Its important to stay hydrated, the best flu remedy is to drink water as often as you can. If you have nausea and vomiting, take frequent small sips.

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    September 29, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Depends on how much u can handle, but I do it strong enough to kill the germs! Two way you can do it:
    1) I chopped a few garlics very small
    2) I chopped 2 inch horseradish very small
    3) chopped 1 yellow onion bc it’s stronger than the purple one
    1 lime juice
    I mixed the ingredients with a bottle of organic honey!
    Leave it by the window where the sun can hit it for few days, but if you need it right away, warm it up on medium low in the pan. And take 2 Tbs every 2 hrs as needed
    2) the strongest way to do it, and it works faster and wonder but taste hot and spicy!
    I blend all the ingredients with a cup of water and add the honey! Let it sit for 8 hours than go for 4 Tbs every 4 hours! Or half a cup twice a day if u’re mean business! This kills all kind of germs

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    Ronak Valia
    November 3, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I have had a lot to learn in your post and it is good but you mean to explain it better and by putting some different points in it and the other you have written very well thanks

    how to get rid of a cold overnight without medicine as soon as possible

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    November 4, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I use honey, lemon and ginger and boil until a thick consistency. Take 2 teaspoons every couple of hours.

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    Cara Black
    November 8, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Elderberry, oscilliococcinum, olive leaf nad LOTS of garlic!

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      Cara Black
      November 8, 2018 at 9:55 am


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    Joe Christian
    November 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Best remedies I use and recommend: 1 teaspoon Manuka Honey (Highest MGO rating you can afford) at least twice a day. Propolis lozenges, as and when needed. Broncostop lozenges (thyme extract), lemon and ginger tea – add real lemon and real ginger to this. A non-petroleum based natural balm – add two drops of: lemon & eucalyptus essential oil, ginger oil and black pepper. Mix together and rub on the chest. Plus berroca with added guarana – high doses of all your vitamins and minerals plus guarana (natural caffeine boost) which helps combat fatigue.

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    Joe Christian
    November 25, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    *Should say that for the balm all of the oils are essential oils. So two drops of each. Lemon and Eucalyptus essential oil, ginger essential oil and black pepper essential oil. Thanks.

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    David "Oz" Osterczy
    December 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

    There’s really a cornucopia of combinations that I use when I feel the wrath of a cold/flu coming on. It begins with a high quality Oil of Oregano, 9 drops 2X per day in a thick juice for day one, 6 drops 2X per day in juice for day two, and 3 drops, 2X per day for day three. If this is your first time, it may be a bit tough on your stomach, so go with 6/4/2 instead of 9/6/3. Tea made from ginger root (about a piece the size of the head of a teaspoon) boiled in Alkaline water (very important) for 30 minutes on low once the boiling begins (covered pot). Pour into a large mug and then add a heaping tablespoon of LOCAL honey (not the store bought crap) and the juice of about 1/4 – 1/2 of a lemon. Add a tablespoon of Bragg brand Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 shakes of Cayenne Pepper. Your mouth will not like you, but your body will thank you as it warms up and heals. A clove of garlic, raw and peeled mixed up with either a few pieces of pickle, or sauerkraut and sprinkled with a good sea salt. The whole mixture should encompass the size of a tablespoon. You can try the raw garlic alone 2-3 times per day, but I am not that brave! The garlic has immense anti-bacterial and anti-viral tendencies and the Oil of Oregano is a known antibiotic.

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    December 13, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I am assuming these remedies are for adults only?
    Some of the essential oils listed can be very harmful to children.
    Some people have a histamine intolerance and aren’t even aware of it.
    Probiotics can cause a histamine response resulting in shortness of breath and even heart attack like symptoms.
    Finally, bone broth should really be organic. The marrow holds lead and the making of bone broth leaches the marrow.
    Just my thoughts.

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    December 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Lots of fluids, lots of rest, tea with honey and ginger. Hot bath with lavender essential oil added to the epsom salts

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      Ericka Watson
      April 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      I think you’ve got it

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    Mary Chapin
    January 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I try to get plenty of sleep, drink lots of fluids including green tea with honey and lemon, use echinacea, and take extra Vitamin C with zinc.

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    Christina Free
    January 11, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Lots of fluids and steam from the shower!

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    January 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I agree. Hydration is a must particularly with fever and flu symptoms. If keeping fluids down is a problem, take them in small doses every hour and definitely not icy cold. Cold liquids may shock the stomach and defeat the purpose. Colds and flue are viruses and need to “run their course”

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    January 26, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    i find the ayurveda remedy handy and hence i take a spoonful of organic turmeric powder , a spoonful of honey and just about a quarter tbsp of ground black pepper…..this soothes my mucus and relieves my coughing cycles..Till,12 years ago .every year,i used to catch flu and had to go thru heavy antibiotics etc and ended up losing probiotics….this remedy came to me as MAGIC. For last 12 years, i pro-actively start consuming them and arrive safe into summer WITHOUT CATCHING SEASONAL FLU…

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    January 29, 2019 at 10:29 am

    If I have sore throat I gargle with very warm salt water as many times a day as I feel like. It helps relieve the pain.

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    Akansha Bhatt
    February 2, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I am suffering from cold from last 2 days. Fingure cross this will help..

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    Rishabh Malhotra
    February 8, 2019 at 6:39 am

    This is very helpful but how to get propolis.?

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    Jennifer Taton
    March 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I checked that CVS link for your children’s cough syrup. Under warnings it says proposition 65 cancer and reproductive harm. That makes me a little uncomfortable

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    April 10, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Put cedar leaves, you dont need many, in a pot of water, bring to a boil, let sit for 5 minutes, and then stick your head over it covered by a towel and take deep breaths for as long as you can handle it. Clears up nasal congestion in no time.

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    Priya Sharma
    April 12, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Easy to follow tips. Thanks for sharing these useful information.

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    November 6, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Warm chicken broth with green Tabasco helps break up my congestion also lots of water and hot chamomile tea.

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    November 21, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Amazing suggestions! I will put them to the test today, as I’m in the thick of my seasonal cold. My favorite remedies are hot tea w/echinacea and honey, homemade soup and LOTS of rest.

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    Paula Burgin
    December 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    My mom taught me to do the salt water nasal rinse. I’ve done it my entire life. Also, I found a “Healer Tea” a few years ago that works as a preventative when I feel a cold coming on. It’s from Nuwati Herbals and you shake the jar and inhale the aroma first then make tea from it. Most of the time just the shake and smell works for me. It’s great!

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    March 4, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I like some nice irish whiskey to warm me up. You can add honey to if you’d prefer. I love to use cotton bags filled with rice and heated in the microwave. They have a warm cuddly aroma that eases discomfort and promote calmness. Guided meditations also work. I use essential oils to set the mood to relax my mind and body. Lots of hydration to flush. Fresh grapefruit juice squeezed into a portable water bottle with ice and filtered water. And boiling a ton of chicken carcasses for the broth. A nice body massage and steam room helps break up the icky total body ache you feel. And last I spend extra time in our salt water spa. The water is soothing at 102 degrees. Opens your poors. Soaking help relax your achy body. Be well. Hugs..

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    March 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I always take getting sick as a sign to dial it down, so I amp up the Netflix binging,, reading, hot baths and getting to bed early.

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    March 26, 2020 at 1:17 am

    I used about half of these this past week! Especially essential oils. I drank dropperfuls of echinacea and I swear it works almost immediately

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    April 10, 2020 at 5:22 am

    I drink hot tea with honey when caught.

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    May 2, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Thats really nice list of remedies. Thanks.

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    September 15, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Amazing suggestions! I will put them to the test today, as I’m in the thick of my seasonal cold. My favorite remedies are hot tea w/echinacea and honey, homemade soup and LOTS of rest.

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