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4 Amazing natural flu remedies

Some great natural remedies to diminish flu like symptoms of the common flu or the H1N1 flu are to drink lemon, Echinacea, garlic, linden or elderberry tea. These plants have medicinal proprieties because they have anti-inflammatory proprieties that can help the body fight the disease.

In addition, other home measures, such as placing a hot water bag on top of the sore muscles, as well as taking a cold water bath to reduce fever, may also be used. 

Although most cases of influenza get better without specific treatment, it is always important to consult a GP to identify the problem and start the most appropriate treatment. None of the indicated teas should replace the opinion of the doctor or the prescription drugs.

1. Honey tea for the H1N1 flu

4 Amazing natural flu remedies

A great natural remedy for the flu is lemon tea because it helps to decongest the nose and throat, which in turn may help you to breathe better. 

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon:
  • 2 tablespoons of honey;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation method

You should add the honey to the cup of boiling water, stir well until it becomes an all-equal mixture and then add the juice of 1 lemon. Once prepared you should take the tea straight after, and it is important to add the lemon juice last to ensure that the vitamin C present in the fruit is not lost.

To treat the flu it is recommended to take this tea 2 to 3 times a day, for example in the morning and afternoon snack and before bed.

2. Echinacea tea for the H1N1 flu 

4 Amazing natural flu remedies

Another good remedy for the flu is echinacea tea because is stimulates the immune system and favors sweating, increasing perspiration and helping to fight the fever, for example.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of boiling water;
  • 1 tablespoon of dried echinacea leaves.

Preparation method

You have to put the leaves into the cup with the boiling water and wait 10 minutes. Then you must strain the mixture and drink straight after.

3. Elderberry tea for H1N1 flu

4 Amazing natural flu remedies

Elderberry tea with linden increases the bodies defenses and linden tea also promotes sweating, making the fever go down, just like the elderberry tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of elderberry;
  • 1 teaspoon of linden;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation method

To prepare this tea, you have to add the elderberry and linden to a cup of boiling water and let ir rest for 10 minutes, covered. Afterwards you must strain the mixture and drink it.

4. Garlic tea for H1N1 flu

4 Amazing natural flu remedies

Drinking garlic tea is also a great natural remedy against the flu.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves;
  • 1 teaspoon of honey;
  • 1/2 lemon;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation method

Crush the garlic cloves and put them into a pan with water and let it boil for about 5 minutes. Then add the juice of half a lemon and honey, drink straight after, while it is still warm.

See other natural remedies or that can be bought at a pharmacy that may help fight the flu in: Remedies for the flu.


Bibliografia

  • DE AQUINO Eronita. Nutrição & Fitoterapia: Tratamento alternativo através das plantas. 2º. Brasil: Vozes, 2011. 50-52; 220-221.
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