Medically there is no medication that can cure flu in no time, however there are many ways you can speed up your recovery, reduce the number of times you catch a flu and reduce the harshness of the awful symptoms of flu, below we will present to you five very effective ways to get rid of seasonal flu easily so read on.
1- Boost Your Immune System.
When you get your immune system strong it will be efficient to fight off infection, viruses and diseases much more effectively, take a lot of vitamin C and eat fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C in high levels, vitamin C increase the white blood cells which create antibodies for any disease you catch.
2- Drink More Liquids Specially Hot Beverages.
We all are recommended to drink everyday at least 8 glasses of water, flu can cause fever, fever can lead to dehydration and that is why it is important to make up the lost fluids, plus liquids helps to hydrate and liquefy your respiratory system making mucus softer and easier to expel.
Hot beverages also helps in alleviating upper respiratory infections as well as relieving the inflamed nasal mucus membranes that often occur during flu.
Examples for the best hot beverages you can drink during a flu is hot chicken soup, green tea, ginger tea, cinnamon tea, raspberry leaves tea, catnip tea, meadowsweet, white willow tea and wild marjoram all sweetened with honey.
3- Take Steamy Long Showers.
The warm moist air that you will breath in while having a steamy shower will help relieving your nasal congestion and your soar throat, the steam will help open up your airways and allow your mucus to be easier to expel, you can also add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your bath water, inhale it deeply and you will be surprised of the result.
4- Use A Solution Of Slat And Baking Sofa To Relieve Nasal Congestion.
You can either buy a ready made saline solution from any drugstore or you can prepare yours at your home, using salt and baking soda to prepare yours will help wash away germs, irritants and will provide an instant relief to sinus problems.
Dissolve quarter a teaspoon of salt and quarter a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water, make sure the water is previously boiled, add the solution to a bulb syringe and softly drop three drops in each nostril, while holding your other nostril closed and breathing through your mouth, let the drops drain back out and repeat this process whenever you need it.
5- Use Natural Solutions To Gargle Your Throat.
Gargling is a simple ho!e remedy to provide relief for soar throat while getting rid of phlegm and mucus.
Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm water and gargle with for three to four minutes several times a day.
Dissolve one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey in a warm cup of water and gargle with for three minutes several times a day.
6- Use Natural Antibiotics.
There are some spices and herbs that work as natural antibiotics and sometimes even more effective than over the counter medications, take them raw, in a tea or in a capsule form just make sure to read the instructions properly before consuming them.
Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to teat cold and soar throat, it has the ability to cure viral infections, reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of mucus.
• Chilli Pepper.
Chilli pepper contain high levels of capsaicin which is an antioxidant that has the ability to increase the sweating and body heat, it also effectively helps opening congested nasal passages.
Garlic is one of the best natural antibiotics you can ever try, it boost the immune system and contain antimicrobial properties that make it ideal to fight seasonal cold and flu viruses, it is better to chew it up directly or add raw garlic to your meal and consume it immediately, it contain allicin which is similar to penicillin that decompose very quickly.