The home treatment for influenza consists in drinking fruit juices rich in vitamin C and teas with anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight a sore throat. It is also important to drink plenty of water to fluidize the secretions and eat soft foods so as not to irritate the throat when swallowing.
It is also important to avoid drafts, not to stand barefoot, dress appropriately for the season and drink plenty of water, juice or tea to fluidize the secretions, facilitating their withdrawal.
Home remedies for the flu
See some great remedies to fight the flu:
|Recipes for the flu||Why is it good||How to prepare|
|Orange juice with lemon and propolis||Contains vitamin C that can strengthen your immune system||Squeeze 2 oranges + 1 lemon sweetened with honey and then you can add 2 drops of propolis extract|
|Ginger tea with lemon||Contains vitamin C and works as an anti-inflammatory drug||Put 1 cm of ginger in a glass of boiling water. Add a few drops of lemon afterwards.|
|Acerola juice||Contains vitamin C||Beat in the blender 1 cup of acerolas with water, strain and sweeten with honey and drink straight after.|
|Apple juice with honey||It's a good expectorant||Beat in the blender 2 apples, 1 glass of water, 1/2 lemon, strain and sweeten with honey.|
|Garlic syrup||It is a natural antibiotic||Boil 150 ml of water and 200 g of sugar. Add 80 g of minced and boil for 10 minutes. Strain and take 2 tablespoons a day.|
|Lungwort herbal tea||It's a good expectorant||Put 1 tablespoon of dried lungwort leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain a drink warm.|
|Cashew juice||Contains vitamin C||Beat in the blender 7 cashews with 2 cups of water and sweeten with honey.|
To have a better effect you should drink tea or the juice soon after its preparation, in order not to lose nutrients.
Hot drink for the flu
This homemade recipe should improve the feeling of malaise which a flu can cause, but it does not replace the medication when advised by the doctor.
- 300 mL of milk;
- 4 fine slices of ginger root;
- 1 teaspoon of star anise;
- 1 cinnamon stick.
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil for a few minutes, after the milk begins to bubble, wait on the stove for another 2 minutes. Sweeten with honey and warm drink before bed.
In addition, feeding is also very important to recover faster.