I found some wonderful home remedies that are so easy to make and contain ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. It’s always a good idea to try different remedies, just to see what works.
Homemade Remedies Cold and Flu Season
Making your own cold and flu remedies is great. Not only do you get to ensure that your family isn’t taking in any harmful chemicals from medicines, but you save so much money, and you can avoid any ingredients that someone in your family may have an intolerance to. I love a good life hack and these homemade remedies are some of the best.
What makes this soup such a potent cold and flu killer is the garlic…and it has 44 cloves of garlic in it. It’s not so potent that it would ward off a vampire, however. It actually tastes really good and has onions, chicken broth, thyme, and a host of other things in it that will help to soothe those cold and flu symptoms…and it’s really easy to make.
Apple cider vinegar is good for a number of things around the house, including helping to soothe those cold and flu symptoms. You just put apple cider vinegar in a glass and add honey and cayenne pepper. The honey and pepper are also great for helping to kill those cold germs and honey help to soothe a sore throat.
What could possibly make you feel better when you have a cold than a nice warm bowl of classic chicken noodle soup? I make this every year…several times actually…when we start feeling a bug coming on and it’s wonderful. With egg noodles, carrots, onions, celery and chicken broth, there just isn’t anything else in the world that will make you feel all warm and cozy like this chicken soup.
Oranges are packed with vitamin C and coconut oil helps to reduce the length of the cold and flu. When you put them both together into this smoothie, you get a delicious treat that not only tastes good but helps you to combat those germs. This also has ginger, which is a natural pain reliever and clementines that are also packed with Vitamin C.
Elderberry is great for boosting your immune system, which can help you to avoid the cold and flu altogether. Or, if you have already contracted the germs, boosting your immune system can help you to fight them off and get well much more quickly. This elderberry jam is not only an immune booster, it’s also delicious and really easy to make. Make up a batch now before cold and flu season arrives so you’ll be prepared.
Kids are never going to argue about taking their medicine if they’re in the shape of gummy bears, right? These flu-busting gummy bears are not only tasty, but they have ingredients to help your little ones (or you) get over the flu and get on the path to feeling better quickly. They contain elderberry syrup, coconut oil, and water, as well as gelatin powder to help them keep their shape.
Tea is always my favorite thing when I’m feeling under the weather. This ginger tea not only has that wonderful warming feeling but it has ginger, which is a natural pain remedy and boasts a number of other healthy properties. It helps with congestion and motion sickness, so it’s perfect for fighting off cold and flu symptoms. You’ll need fresh ginger for this, so hit up your local farmer’s market or natural foods store and keep some on hand for the upcoming season.
Vick’s was a staple in my house when I was growing up. My mom would always rub it on our chests to help fight congestion or put it in a humidifier to help clear up our noses. It’s still available over the counter, but the homemade version is always so much better, right? This homemade decongestant rub is really easy to make and contains none of those harsh chemicals that the over the counter stuff has.
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