7 Natural Remedies That Will Prevent & Fight A Cold Or Flu

In the past, I was always skeptical about natural remedies. Seeing results and how much faster  I could recover from an illness made me change my mind. I used to take so many over the counter medications that helped very little and didn’t shorten the length of the illness.

My son was born with a rare birth defect and had many health problems, including trouble eating and respiratory infections. By switching to a healthier diet, we were able to overcome all his problems and get his immune system stronger. This is why I am a huge believer in natural remedies and these 7 Natural Remedies That Will Get You Through Cold And Flu Season really work for us. Please see My Story for more details.

The best way to fight an illness is boosting your immune system.  Remember that to stay healthy you must also get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet low in sugar and processed foods, and exercise regularly. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those with high contents of vitamin C and vitamin A. If you are interested in avoiding processed foods, please read my other post, 7 Ways to Avoid Processed Foods.

Even if you have a pretty healthy lifestyle, sometimes you need a little extra help, especially during cold and flu season. The following  7 Natural Remedies That Will Get You Through Cold And Flu Season can help you. If you actually get sick, the following natural remedies can also help shorten the duration and intensity of the cold or flu.

1. Detox Baths

Taking a detox bath will help your kids relax, clean their systems of toxins, and absorb wonderful minerals that will strengthen their immune systems. You only need Epsom Salts  or magnesium flakes, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. (*optional to help promote elimination of toxins and clean unfiltered water). This really works for my family.


Creative And Healthy Fun Food. Recipe Here

2. Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry or its botanical name Sambucus, is a unique American fruit that can help treat conjunctivitis, cold and flu symptoms, reduce congestion, and is also used for detoxification.  If the fruit is not available fresh or frozen at your local store, you can buy the Black Elderberry Syrup  online. Elderberries contain lots of flavonoids and free radical-scouring antioxidants.


Wellness Mama. Recipe Here

3. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is necessary to support a strong immune system and is also a great  flu-fighter. These Homemade Real Non-GMO Vitamin C Gummies are made from fruits that contain lots of naturally-occurring vitamin C. You can make your own and get ready for flu season. The only natural multivitamins for kids I found in the market are Garden of Life VitaminsThis brand is a great alternative if you cannot make your own. They are also available for women and men.


Creative And Healthy Fun Food. Recipe Here

4. Ginger

A potent anti-viral substance that prevents the adhesion of viruses to the upper respiratory mucosa. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and also an antioxidant.  Ginger also soothes the stomach and throat, has properties to suppress a cough, and is considered a natural pain and fever reducer. If you make hot Ginger Tea , you can breath in the hot elixir and help clear your nasal passages. You can make your own ginger ale and benefit from real ginger.


Creative And Healthy Fun Food. Recipe Here

5. Raw Honey

Another immune system booster that also helps the body fight a cold or flu faster. Did you know studies have determined that children who get a dose of raw honey cough less and sleep better than those who get cough and cold medicines? Plus there are no side effects.  Make sure you choose a good quality raw honey like 100% Pure Raw Tupelo Honey


Creative And Healthy Fun Food. More Information Here

6. Probiotics

Probiotics are micro-organisms, specific bacteria, fungi, and yeasts that are natural, necessary component of the digestive tract. When the biodiversity of these beneficial organisms is in balance, they help with digestion, nutrient absorption, and form the front line of our immune defense.I like to buy Raw ProbioticsThe easiest way would be making smoothies and adding the daily recommended dose of probiotics. This recipe uses raw honey too. You can add probiotics to milk, juice, water or any other drink.


Creative And Healthy Fun Food.  Recipe Here

7. Garlic

A natural antifungal and antibacterial that can help kick almost any illness to the curb. It is also a natural antibiotic. Garlic loses its potency when cooked, so it’s best taken raw during times of sickness. You can make this wonderful flu fighter garlic soup.

Flu-Fighter Garlic Soup
Flu-Fighter Garlic Soup

The Veg Corner. Recipe Here

7 Natural Remedies That Will Get You Through Cold And Flu Season. This information should not replace professional advice by a qualified medical or herbal practitioner.


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