How to cure flu and colds without drugs: top 6 traditional remedies?

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With the onset of cold pores, the number of people with SARS and influenza increases significantly. The best methods to cure the flu are traditional remedies.

With the onset of cold pores, the number of people with SARS and influenza increases significantly. Over the past few years, not a single autumn-winter season has been without a flu epidemic. Every year, viruses mutate, and complications after a past illness become increasingly dangerous.

Doctors are sure: warned – it means armed and insists on competent prevention of SARS and influenza in the form of vaccination. Nevertheless, 99% of the population of Ukraine trust the traditional remedies tested over the years for the prevention and treatment of colds.

Missing the onset of the disease is difficult. The first symptoms of a cold: general malaise, sore throat, runny nose, cough. It is possible to prevent the development of mild symptoms into a serious illness with the help of simple and inexpensive traditional medicine.

Most of them gently affect the body, do not accumulate, and the likelihood of allergic reactions from their use is low.

The most effective ways to deal with the symptoms of flu and colds

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is not produced in the human body and does not accumulate in it. Therefore, it is necessary to include products containing vitamin C in the daily diet, and in large quantities during the period of influenza epidemics. The fact that vitamin C helps with colds was learned back in the 70s of the XIX century.

Nobel laureate Linus Pauling claimed that 1000 mg of vitamin C per day is needed to prevent the disease and support well-being.

Recent studies have shown that vitamin C flu does not prevent or treat, but alleviates symptoms, and reduces the duration of the disease. Daily intake of vitamin C reduces the risk of colds by 50%.

Vitamin C is rich in citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits, kiwi), apples, persimmons, berries (black currants, wild strawberries), vegetables (fresh and pickled cabbage, onions, garlic). We must not forget about herbs that contain vitamin C: burdock root, fennel, hops, peppermint, nettle, parsley, red pepper, yarrow, raspberry leaves, lime blossom.

It is useful to make tea from rose hips. It is necessary to use the liquid in large quantities and warm (not hot) form. Weak green or black tea is recommended, in which they add a spoonful of honey and a slice of lemon.

A lot of vitamin C and red pepper. According to some statements, just a small piece of pepper or pepper infusion contains more vitamin C than in several lemons combined. Hot pepper is widely used in the treatment of sore throats and coughs.

If the throat turns red, you can dissolve ¼ tsp of ground red pepper in a glass of warm water and gargle with this solution. People with peptic ulcers, gastritis should be treated with hot pepper with extreme caution.

Nasal washings, rinsing off a pharynx

It is believed that regular washing of the nasal cavity with herbal or saline solutions not only helps to cope with the first symptoms of the disease but also is an excellent method of prevention.

If the throat is blocked, gargling with furatsilinom, chamomile broth or iodine-saline solution (1 tsp salt, 3 drops of iodine per 200 ml of warm boiled water) will help.


Inhalations are recognized as one of the most effective methods for the prevention and treatment of colds. Today, it is no longer fashionable to breathe steam over a pot in which potatoes are cooked, and it is ineffective. But breathing eucalyptus, sage, or oak bark is very useful.

For inhalations, it is better to use a special device – an inhaler, the optimal number of inspirations/exhalations is 50 times. Inhale is done only through the nose, exhale through the mouth. Repeat the procedure several times a day.

Often, inhalation with saline helps to get rid of the symptoms. Some people use Borjomi for inhalation, they release gas from the water beforehand, but this tool is not safe for everyone.

Compliance with thermal and sleep patterns

It is impossible to allow overcooling of the body, limbs are especially in need of heat. According to popular advice, for frozen feet, you can make a hot bath with mustard, and a very warm (not hot) bath will completely help to warm up.

You should know that baths are contraindicated with an increase in body temperature to 38 ° C and above. Full sleep is a very important component in the fight against colds because only a rested organism can resist viruses.

Use of volatile

Phytoncides – biologically active substances that are found in onions and garlic, inhibit and kill growth, as well as the development of bacteria. That is why onion and garlic in traditional medicine are given an honorable place.

Some studies have shown that daily use of these vegetables in the autumn-winter period reduces the risk of getting a cold by half, and also speeds up and facilitates the healing process for those already sick. The “shock” power has a recipe in which the juice of garlic or garlic gruel is mixed with honey in a 1: 1 ratio.

One or two teaspoons of the mixture should be washed down with a glass of water twice a day. Vapors of onions/garlic are also beneficial. To do this, rub the vegetables and inhale the pungent aroma, alternating inspirations, and exhalations with the nose and mouth.

Strengthening immunity with ginger

Ginger will help to effectively fight the flu, as well as to prevent colds. In traditional medicine, drinks with ginger, honey, and lemon are popular.

They strengthen the immune system, warm and tone, and also have diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory properties.


Not a new but rarely used method of dealing with colds. So, with just starting a runny nose, acupressure experts recommend clicking on the points located:
next to the wings of the nose;

  • under the nose;
  • between the eyes;
  • in the center of the chin.

To reduce chills, you need to click on a point located directly under the elbow joint.

But with a headache, you can massage the area between the thumb and forefinger (bring your fingers together, the desired point will be on top).

Recipes for folk remedies for colds

Recipe number 1


Warm boiled water – 1.5 l .;
Coarse salt – 1 tsp;
Lemon – 1 pc.;
Ascorbic acid – 1 g.

Preparation and use:

Dissolve salt in water, add lemon juice and ascorbic acid.
To stir thoroughly.
Drink in small doses 2 hours before bedtime.

Recipe number 2


Ground ginger;
Ground black pepper;
Ground red pepper;
Milk – 2 cups
Preparation and use:

Mix a pinch of each type of spices.
Add the mixture to hot milk.
Drink in small portions throughout the day.

Recipe number 3


Milk – 1 L .;
Honey – 5 tbsp .;
Vanilla sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon – a pinch;
Allspice peas – 4 pcs.;
Bay leaf – 1 pc.

Preparation and use:

Dilute honey and all other ingredients in milk.
Bring the mixture to a boil, let it brew for 5-10 minutes.
Drink at night to all family members.

Recipe number 4


Lemon – 1 pc.;
Honey – 150 g;
Ginger Root – 300 g

Preparation and use:

Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
Put the mass in a glass container, tightly close the lid.
Take 1 tsp. 2 times a day in kind or add to drinks.


17 thoughts on “How to cure flu and colds without drugs: top 6 traditional remedies?”

  1. I have also discovered that by having an alkaline diet based on a lot of raw vegetables and by ditching sugar and refined carbs I almost never catch the flu….and I go swimming in mid-winter

  2. This is very helpful. I prefer natural prevention and treatment first. I remember my parents and grandparents would use these home remedies and many more for everything. I felt very safe as a child because my parents and grandparents had a folk cure for everything except solving my school homework problems. I had to tough that out on my own. 🙂

      1. I think it is smart to remember the old remedies. They are much better for us and available for reasonable prices. Plus, one has the joy of preparing the treatment properly and enjoying the result of their effort.

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