When a mother get’s sick with the flu, who is there to take care of her? The flu kicked my but last week. My son’s and I were all sick with the Flu and its devilish symptoms. Congestion in my throat, nose, left me gasping for breath. Congestion on my chest left me coughing like I was going to cough up a lung. The joints behind my knees ached, I felt like a elderly lady walking up the steps. My body felt weak, all I wanted to do was get rest. But I couldn’t, I had two toddlers that I had to heal back in good health as soon as possible. No mother can just lay down and rest all day while her children are sick, even if she suffers from the same symptoms. So a swift recovery for all three of us is what we needed.
Many people I know who suffered from the flu took over 3 weeks to recover. I was able to get over it in one week using holistic herbs and natural remedies that grandma always use to recommend.
Remedy #1 Elderberries:
Elderberries are a great remedy to help you heal swiftly when your sick with the Flu and Fever. According to Webmd.com, The berries and flower of the herb itself are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help boost your immune system. When your troubled with the flu, elderberries can help tame inflammation and break up the mucus building up in your nose, throat, and chest. Elderberries are also used to lower stress and boost heart health. Elderberries are specifically used during the flu season because the berries have been used to treat symptoms such as constipation, joint and muscle pain, congestion, headaches, and high fever.
Easy way to use Elderberries is to boil it as a tea and sweeten with honey or Blue Agave. You also have the option of going to your local Health Food Store to purchase Elderberry syrup ranging from anywhere from $12.99 to $20 and use that as medicine to help you get better.
Remedy # 2: Garlic & Ginger
The combination of Garlic & Ginger is a antibacterial and antiviral properties powerhouse that will kick the flu’s but. Grater or cut up some garlic and ginger, then bring it to a boil, let it cook for about 15 minutes. Then sweeten using honey or Blue Agave.
Ginger and Garlic are great combination to break up mucus in your nostrils, throat, or your chest. If you have the guts, you can also crush Garlic and Ginger, chew it, and digest it orally to maximize the properties to break up mucus and boost your immune system.
Remedy #3: Peppermint
Using peppermint as aromatherapy is a great way to clear up congestion from the flu. Add peppermint oil to the water while you’re taking a hot bath or a nice hot shower. Drinking peppermint as tea he is a great way to help you feel a little better and to break up congestion in your nose and in your in your throat.
Remedy #4 Green Smoothies
Smoothies filled with veggies and fruits such as kale, spinach, pineapple, apples, bananas, mangoes and other can give your body the regenerative boost it needs after exhausting itself fighting the flu. The vitamins and minerals help regenerate your body and the antioxidants help boost your immune system.
Remedy #5: Hot Bowl of Soup
Soup is often an underrated mechanism to fight off the flu. Grandma’s remedy; a hot bowl of soup is a great way to boost your immune system while fighting flu-like symptoms. The broth from the soup keeps your body hydrated, it opens up your respiratory tract, and dissolved mucus. While the vitamins and minerals from the veggies in the soup help boost your immune system, give energy to function and gives you that nice warm cozy feeling inside to boost your mood and spirits.
All 5 of these remedies in combination with getting lots of rest, drinking lots of liquids helped bring this Mom to a speedy recovery as well as her two young boys. If your suffering from the flu or want to prevent it from entering your life, try these remedies. Remember do your research and consult with your doctor on different ways to heal from the symptoms of the flu.
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