NURSING A COLD? HERE ARE SOME DIY REMEDIES TO TRY
It’s flu season and one of the most aggravating things about the illness is that it is highly contagious. One person at the office or the home gets it and viola it starts to spread like wild fire. How then do you treat this bugger? treating it for yourself at home might be a good idea.
Treating your flu at home means that you are in total control over the ingredients that go into your body which ensures that you’re able to keep it completely natural and avoid ingredients that you might have an allergy or intolerance to. This isn’t the only benefit as It could also prove to be a money-smart option as DIY versions are often less expensive than the store bought options.
People with a depressed immune system or nutrient deficiencies may be more prone to catching the flu or a cold. Stress, lack of sleep and exposure to toxins can worsen flu symptoms.
However, we’ve summed up a few tips that could help:
Essential Oils for Flu
- Rubbing peppermint and frankincense essential oil into the neck and bottoms of the feet can naturally support the immune system. Also, clove oil can protect the body against infection and can speed recovery from the flu.
Make your own tea with these combinations:
- 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.
As basic as this sounds, water truly is the key to most things. 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 8 ounces every two hours.