Homemade Remedies for Cold and Flu

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    Lemon, Ginger and Honey in a Jar

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    You can make this immunity boosting, body soothing concoction ahead of time and store in the fridge. Keeps for months when refrigerated.

    Ingredients

    2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
    2 piece of fresh ginger (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
    honey
    12 oz mason jar

    Directions


    1. Slice lemons and ginger.

    2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.

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    3. Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.

    4. Store in the refridgerator. Over time, the mixture will start yo turn into a loose jelly.

    5. When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water. Allow to seep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.

    Source: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/natural-healing/lemon-ginger-and-honey-all-natural-coldflu-remedy
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    Green tea is known to have many properties that can help keep you in tip-top health – and therefore better prepared to ward off cold and flu bugs. The jury is out on how many cups of tea are optimal, but 2-3 per day are often recommended. If you do come down with cold or flu symptoms (or feel them coming on), consider 3-4 cups of green tea per day to expedite ridding your body of those nasty bugs and give your body’s defenses an extra jolt.

    Ginger
    ’s health benefits have long been touted. Steep several slices of fresh ginger root in hot water and sip for an extra health boost or to soothe a cough or scratchy throat.

    Honey
    is known to bolster the immune system. A daily dose of honey can help you to feel energetic and stay healthy. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties; if you do develop a sore or scratchy throat, honey will soothe and help heal. Use it in your tea, coffee, plain hot water or by itself. You can even gargle with honey (and lemon) in salt water when the mixture is at room temperature. (Do not give honey to children under 1 year of age.)

    Lemons
    are loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support the body’s natural defenses. Lemon (and lime) juice is reported todecrease the strength of the cold and flu virus in the body and reduce phlegm. Add lemon juice to your tea or make hot or cold lemonade with honey to stay well, build resistance to cold and flu, and speed up healing if you do succumb.

    Garlic
    contains the immune-boosting compound allicin, also know to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Chop or crush 1-2 gloves of fresh garlic and “steep” them in hot water; then, drink it like a tea. This may also help others keep their distance from you (unless they’re attracted to the smell of garlic), preventing further spread of the virus.

    Peppermint tea
    is laced with nutrients that help the body fight off illness. It also can act as an expectorant, helping the body to cough up mucous.

    Salt water in homemadesaline nasal sprays, nasal washes, and gargles has long been used effectively to soothe sore throats, and keep respiratory passages moist, decongested and free of invading pathogens. If you do get a sore throat, gargle with half a teaspoon of salt mixed with 1 cup of warm water, four times per day. For nasal washing, use a neti pot or bulb syringe with a quarter teaspoon salt in 1 cup of warm water. Tip head to one side over sink or basin and gently introduce solution to higher nostril. Allow solution to drain from the other nostril. Repeat procedure by then tipping head to opposite side.

    Note:
    Although many use warm tap water in their neti pots, distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water is recommended for purity/safety. Be sure to clean and dry the neti pot after each use to prevent the introduction of harmful bacteria into the nasal passages/sinuses.

    Steam
    can help to relieve stuffiness and congestion. Boil a pot of water on the stove and then slowly breathe in the steam. Be careful as steam can cause burns. If the steam makes your nasal passages burn, pull your head back slightly and breathe in more slowly.

    The truth is many of the old standard home remedies, when used regularly and properly, can be your body’s best – and least expensive – defense against colds and the flu, also helping to minimize their impact if they do take hold.

    Source: http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/donna-cardillo-rn-ma/cold-and-flu-home-remedies
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    Old h0memade cure from Finland (may be known in other countries too) for flu:

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    Cut onion in half, place them beside of your bed for night. It helps breathe when your nose is blocked.
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    From my grandmother:

    Onion milk


    1 onion cut into pieces
    250 ml milk

    Boil them together then cool down, mix them before drinking. 100ml taken each time before sleep.
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    The most effective herbs and spices against flu and cold:

    Bay leaf (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal)

    Parsley is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and can act as a stomach soother.

    Sage is also anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Fresh sage is best but dried sage is usefull too.

    Celery, too, has a long history of medicinal use.

    Other spices which also help boost your immune system are cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary and cloves.

    Thyme contains high amounts of volatile oils that are highly antimicrobial and help to fight infection. It is especially helpful for respiratory infections, coughs & sore throats.

    Remember also chamomile and peppermint.

    And in general; take a rest, remember to keep yourself warm and drink a lot (warm and hot drinks).

    Chai tea: Several of the spices in chai may help a sore throat heal. For example, cinnamon, cloves and ginger are rich in essential oils that many have antimicrobial properties. They also support good circulation, which encourages quicker healing. Nutmeg and cardamom may relieve irritation by helping to keep your throat moist. Star anise contains an ingredient used in the antiviral medication Tamiflu. And, even without the addition of spices, black tea is a soothing beverage high in antioxidants that promote good health.

    Reason for this thread isn´t that I would have flu right now but one sister who asked some homemade remedy ideas for cold and flu. Hopely this is usefull also to others.


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    Get well soon, dear sister. May Allah ease your feeling.
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    Black Seed/Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa)

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    It is narrated by the hadith that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said: 'Use the black seed because it has a relief of all diseases, but death.'

    Contents:
    Black seed has a tasty aroma and contains phosphate, iron, phosphorate, carbohydrate, oil 28%. It contains anti-virus bacteria, carotene, anti-cancer fighting material, and hormones which give strength and activity.

    Black cumin seeds has been used in the India and Middle East as a food spice. Today it continues to be popular as a ‘super food’ and it changes out that it does indeed have many benefits.

    In fact, black cumin seeds contain over one hundred chemicals compounds, some of which have yet to be recognized. These include thymoquinone, crystalline nigellone, beta carotene, potassium, linoleic acid, oleic acid, folic acid, vitamin B1, 2 and 3, iron, calcium, zinc, copper, myristic acid, phosphorous and many more.

    This then results in many health benefits such as increased energy (iron and vitamin B, strengthened bones (calcium), reduced cramping (potassium), improved immune function (beta carotene), better smell (zinc) and more.

    As well as being a great resource of nutrients and minerals value, black cumin seeds have several other advantages including:

    Anti-Indigestion. Black cumin can help to fight viruses such as shigella spp and E. coli, which can lead to intestinal disorders.

    Antihistamines. Allergic responses such as hay fever are caused when the body produces histamines to induce an immune reaction. This can be combated using antihistamines such as protein kinase C which is found in black cumin.

    Anti-Carcinogenic. Black cumin seeds are also an excellent resource of essential fatty acids which have an anti-oxidant effect. Consuming black cumin can help to reduce the variety of free radicals loose in the body which is highly valuable as free radicals cause the oxidative harm which results in the noticeable signs of aging and in serious cases DNA damage.

    Anti-Inflammatory. Black cumin may be useful as an anti-inflammatory.


    How to use:

    Chest pains and colds: Add 1 tablespoon of the black seeds in boiling water and inhale the vapor and cover your head before you sleep.

    Cough: Take one cup of warm water add two spoons of honey mixed with half tea spoon of Black Seed oil and use this mixture twice a day (once in the morning before the breakfast and in the night before going to bed). Treatment may continue for two weeks. Avoid cold stuff items.
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    Salam aleykum

    This is the best natural healing for cold, I like it very much. :subhanallah::hamdulila::love_heart:
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