Ayurvedic Remedies for Fighting Cold and Flu

Indian Home Remedies for Flu
Indian Home Remedies for Flu
What is the Flu?

The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza Virus. These viruses spread through the air from person to person.

Signs & Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
For cold and flu you don't need to visit doctor or go for over-the-counter decongestants. Cold is a natural phenomena of the body to push the accumulated toxins out from the body and it takes its course. All you need is a relief from headache, stuffy nose, cough, fever, itchy eyes or sore throat. These simple Home Remedies for Fighting the Cold and Flu will be a quick help!

Home Remedies for Cough and Cold for Adults

Tulsi Cloves Mix

Take seven leaves of Tulsi (Basil) plant, 5 cloves (loong). Break the Cloves in small pieces and tear the tulsi leaves in small parts. Take one glass full of water (250ml) and put tulsi leaves and cloves in it. Heat this mixture until it becomes half. After getting it down from the gas-stove put a little black salt (sendha namak) in the mixture. Now drink this mixture in sips like you drink Tea. Don't let it get cold. Take steam using a towel after 15 minutes. Take this solution 2 times a day for 3 days.

Directions for Use- Take this solution 2 times a day for 3 days.
Results-After 1-2 dose you will start getting results and.

Other suggested products:
Dabur Honitus Hot Sip- Ayurvedic Kaadha
Sri Sri Tattva Tulasi Arka
Forever Living Natural Bee Honey

Raw Honey and Lemon with Ginger for Sore Throat
Raw Honey and Lemon with Ginger for Sore Throat
Raw honey and lemon for sore throats

A mixture of fresh lemon juice and raw honey provides soothing relief for sore throats and helps stop the tickle that stimulates coughing. Raw honey -- with all its components including royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen -- is high in nutrients and enzymes which kill bacteria and viruses. The vitamin C and antioxidants found in fresh lemons boost the immune system, speeding healing. Together these two home remedies are a powerhouse for getting over a cold and sore throat. Mix the juice of 1/2 the lemon with 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey and sip throughout the day as needed. You may also add fresh 7-8 drops of ginger juice.

Flu and Fever Remedies
Warm baths can also reduce cold and flu symptoms in adults. Adding Epsom salt and baking soda to the water can reduce body aches. Adding a few drops of essential oil, such as tea tree, juniper, rosemary, thyme, orange, lavender, or eucalyptus, may also have a soothing effect.

Top Foods for Flu Recovery

  • Light, easy-to-digest foods: Include soups with bone broth, cooked vegetables or herbal teas to help with digestion. Don’t force yourself to eat.
  • Water: Adequate hydration is the key to flushing out the virus from your system. Fluid helps your body to flush bacteria and viruses from your system. Drink approximately half your body weight in ounces daily of either spring water or reverse osmosis filtered water. 
  • Green and black teas are potent immune system boosters and antioxidants. Try to drink at least eight ounces every two hours.
  • Hot water with lemon, honey, and cinnamon: Honey and cinnamon helps prevent mucus buildup and keeps you hydrated.
  • Ginger: Make a ginger tea and add raw honey.
  • Garlic and onions: Both of these vegetable help boost immune function.

Indian Home Remedies for Cold in Infants and Kids up to 8 years old

Take out 5-7 drops of Tulsi (Basil) juice, 5-7 drops of Ginger (Garlic) juice and then mix it with 1/2 teaspoon honey, and give it to small children. This mixture can also be given to new born baby in small amount. The results can be seen very quickly. This is a very common home made remedy used by our mothers and grandmothers in India.

Directions for Use- Take this solution 3 times a day for 3 days.

Key Points About Flu Natural Remedies
  • The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.
  • Conventional flu treatment includes antiviral drugs and vaccines.
  • Try flu natural remedies to help relieve your symptoms.
  • See your doctor right away if you get the flu and you have a chronic medical condition or you are pregnant. Also, get medical care if you experience flu complications, such as pneumonia.
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