Cold and flu season came in with a vengence this year. The third week of the school year and my family was down with fever, headaches, sore throat and cough. It was rough.
When I called my kids in absent to school, the nurse had said some students had been tested for the flu, they’d tested negative. But in our area this is an early start to such severe colds.
That will make for a long cold and flu season for us.
Fortunately, it is possible to protect against some cases of illness with natural remedies that boost the body’s natural immune system. Even once an illness has struck, there are things we can do to get the family on the road to recovery.
Herbal and natural remedies may not be a cure-all, but they can help shorten the duration and get you feeling better faster.
Today I rounded up 10 of the best Blogger Natural DIY Cold and Flu Relief Remedies, to help you stay healthy, and feel better sooner when you do get sick.
Relieve coughs and soothe a sore throat with natural homemade cough drops. These DIY cough drops with herbs are a wonderful homemade remedy to calm a cough as it may occur with a cold, minor throat irritation and scratchiness.
This step-by-step guide on how to make fresh lemon ginger tea is quick and easy plus, this tea is delicious and good for you! Drink it to boost your immune system, to help digestion or simply to relax at the end of the day.
This healing Turmeric Tea is filled with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, immune boosting spices, and sweetened with a touch of honey. This spicy, sweet and comforting tea is used to halt a cold or speed up recovery.
Did you wake up with a scratchy throat? This Natural Honey Lemon Cold Remedy is just what holistic doctor ordered. This may soothe your cough and help clear that runny nose. Wrap up in a blanket and sip this comforting homemade concoction.
Warm, delicious and boozy, the classic hot toddy is a favourite winter drink. With honey, lemon and whiskey, what’s not to love? It’s proven effective against coughs and colds too.
Disclaimer: As always, I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be one. I cannot treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any illness. If you have concerns about any sickness, talk to your family physician. Do your own research on natural remedies to ensure that you think they are safe. If you are pregnant or nursing or have an medical condition, consult a qualified specialist before taking any herb or supplement.
Hey there, I'm so glad you are here! I'm Jen, and I created Home in the Finger Lakes to celebrate life in the Finger Lakes, and to help families live well, have fun and enjoy life in Upstate New York. I love to write about life in Upstate, our family favorite meals, regional recipes, and stories from our family farm