Natural Flu Remedies to Help Ease Your Symptoms
Face it, no one likes having the flu. It is awful and if you find yourself combating the flu this season, chances are you are looking for relief and if you’re anything like me you want natural flu remedies.
Any relief of the terrible, uncomfortable, downright horrible symptoms you are experiencing. Sadly, the flu is a virus and there isn’t much you can do in terms of cure. There are, however, natural flu remedies to help ease your symptoms and take the edge off a little.
Natural Flu Remedies
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Home Flu Remedies
These flu home remedies can help to relieve your symptoms, help you to feel more relaxed and sometimes even clear your symptoms of faster. Just make sure you use them properly and seek the advice of a doctor if your symptoms get worse.
Water and Clear Fluids
Keeping yourself hydrated is a great way to help ease your flu symptoms. Drink plenty of water and clear fluids as this will help to keep your mouth, nose, and throat moist.
Staying hydrated will also help your body to naturally get rid of phlegm and mucous, providing some reprieve from the pressure of the flu.
See also: Sore Throat Home Remedies.
Rinsing your sinuses with salt water can help to break up nasal congestion while removing bacteria and virus particles from your nose. In fact, gargling with salt water can also help to fight bacteria in your mouth and relieve a sore throat at the same time.
To rinse your sinuses simply mix ¼ of a teaspoon of salt, ¼ of a teaspoon of baking soda together. Add this mixture to 8 ounces of warm water.
Use a nasal irrigation kit to squirt the water into your nose. Make sure to hold one nostril closed by applying finger pressure while rinsing the other nostril. Allow your nose to drain and then repeat 2 to 3 more times on the same side, switching to the other nostril after.
If you do not have a nasal irrigation kit, you can also use what is called a bulb syringe to do this, just following the same steps.
To rinse your throat, you will need ½ a teaspoon of salt. Add it to 8 ounces of warm water in a glass to create a rinse.
Make sure that you stir well as you want the salt to properly dissolve. Once the salt has properly dissolved into the warm water, gargle with it. You want to ensure that you also swish it around the back of your throat.
Once you have gargled sufficiently, spit it out. DO NOT swallow this mixture.
There are several essential oils that you can diffuse to help relieve symptoms of congestion, inflammation and more.
In fact, some are great when it comes to disinfecting as they have antimicrobial effects. For example, if you are looking for essential oils that can help to relieve flu symptoms, there are several different combinations you can use. Just make sure you are utilizing them properly.
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One of the most effective flu home remedies is to ensure that you are getting plenty of rest.
Rework your schedule whenever possible and make sure to get plenty of sleep.
Fighting the flu can have a very taxing effect on your body, so you will want to help it out by getting as much rest and relaxation as possible.
Detox baths can play an amazing part in relieving some of your most troubling flu symptoms.
The good news is that creating a flu detox bath is simple. Especially because you most likely have all the ingredients you need in your home already. Simply combine the ingredients and soak in the tub to relieve your symptoms and get rid of your flu bug faster.
Here are a few more detox baths that are (at the very least) relaxing.
There are several natural flu remedies that can help you to feel better faster. Just make sure that you follow the directions, and consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen.