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Sick woman with flu, cold, fever and cough sitting on couch at home. Ill person blowing nose and sneezing with tissue and handkerchief. Woolen socks and medicine. Infection in winter. Resting on sofa.

Flu got you down?  While rest and hydration are your best bet, these natural flu remedies may alleviate some of your symptoms.


  • Oregano Oil –Taking a few drops of oregano oil may help with respiratory, stomach, and digestion issues. Oregano oil is said to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Gargling with Salt Water- If you have a sore throat, try gargling with salt water. The salt kills bacteria and eases soreness. To make salt water, bring a cup of water to boil with a teaspoon of salt.  Allow the salt water to cool before gargling.
  • Flush Your Nose Out with Salt Water- Using a Neti-Pot to flush your nose out is a great way to ease congestion and loosen up mucus. Fill it with salt water for maximum benefits.
  • Menthol Rub- Breathe easier by putting some menthol rub on your chest or under your nose.
  • Take Ginger- Ginger is great for nausea or an upset stomach. Chew on the candied version or make your own ginger tea.
  • Have Some Garlic- Garlic has antibiotic and antiviral properties, plus it’s an expectorant so it may help stop a nasty cough.
  • Drink a Honey, Lemon, Cinnamon Tea- Honey and lemon may help strengthen your immune system while cinnamon is a warming spice, which may aid in breaking a fever.


Stay healthy!


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