Effective Home Remedies for Managing the Flu

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Remedies for that stubborn flu and cold are hard to come by, especially at home, but have no fears. First, it is impossible to pinpoint a particular cure for a cold or flu. There are over-the-counter drugs that promise relief but not instant cure. But before committing to a lifetime of pharmaceutical prescriptions, you can try these home remedies Healthline suggests.

Using Vitamin C

Whether or not you have a cold, including Vitamin C in your diet is essential. This helps you live healthier and boosts your immune system. Before considering a pill, eat a salad with red peppers and green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage.

Chicken Soup

While no study proves this makes you okay instantly, the drink helps to soothe your nerves. Nutrients in the chicken soup also build your immune system. Sources cite that chicken soup helps to reduce the movement of neutrophils (white blood cells that fight against infection). Through their slow motion, they can dominate in areas that need them.

Ginger Tea

Ginger possesses a host of healing properties and is a must-have on the list of your home remedies for flu or cold. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to relax the muscles, clear phlegm, and reduce irritation. You can deep into tiny slices in a cup of tea and chew on them when you gulp down the content.


Apart from being a natural sweetener, honey eases discomfort in the throat. In many cough syrups, honey is an active ingredient and a suppressant.

Gargle With Salt Water

Try to dissolve some salt in warm water; avoid having hot water so you do not injure your tongue. Once you have the mixture, gargle it briefly before spitting it out. Do this multiple times daily and enjoy the relief it gives your sore throat. It also makes your nose breathe freely.

Remember to visit the doctor after trying these home remedies for the flu, which is consistently resistant or getting worse. The best cure you can get is knowing what you are dealing with, that is, having an actual diagnosis.

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