Natural Remedies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Flu

| Modified on Nov 25, 2023
Fermented Brewer's Yeast
Posted by Adrienne (ID) on 11/25/2023

Fermented Brewer's Yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae

It's about time I submit this wonderful preventative and cure for colds and flus to Earth Clinic! I am pushing 80 years old and have not had either a cold or the flu in eight years! That is because I was getting viruses about three times a year, and sometimes it would take me weeks to get back to normal. That's no fun and so I started looking for anything that would help. I remember taking Elderberry and medicinal mushrooms and perhaps something else, Vitamin C, but I was still getting sick often enough to cause me to keep looking. Then, one day I discovered Epicor which is fermented brewer's yeast. The story on the website, Healthy Origins, said that someone in the company that makes the fermented yeast to put into cow feed got to wondering one day why it was that the people working inside, like office workers, were using sick leave more than the people out in the factory working with the yeast. Eventually, it was discovered that the fermented brewer's yeast they were working with, probably inhaling, was the reason. It increases natural killer cells. It may do other positive things for the immune system, as well. All I know is I don't get sick anymore! Yay!! I hated dragging around feeling awful while still having to get my work done. Occasionally, I will have an off day and wonder why. If I feel off the next day I go, "Oh-oh, am I trying to get sick?' So, I increase the dosage of one capsule a day to a bunch. I take a couple every time I think of it which probably has added up to ten or twelve that day. That's just what I do, it isn't in the instructions, but the day after that I'm back to normal. I'd like to add that a few years after I discovered Epicor, I noticed it started appearing in combination supplements offered by other companies. It's now an ingredient in digestive supplements because apparently it also helps the digestive system.

Posted by Jayna D. (Fountain Valley, CA) on 11/20/2023

Since 2009 when H1N1 flu was reported we started taking Swanson Vitamins' NAC (Cysteine, an amino acid) 600 mg. capsules. Since then we have not had ANY flu including COVIDS (though exposed) or vaccinations either. It's now about $10.00 a bottle. Child: 1/Day Adult: 2/Day I take one in a.m. and one before sleep. Even the jabbed should take this. It also helps our lungs, liver, and digestion. I post publicly and freely on MeWe. 😁

Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 09/21/2023

I bought some Oscillococcinum after I read one of your posts about it. It worked for me when I started coming down with the flu last spring! I will always be keeping it on hand now!

Posted by Art (California) on 09/20/2023 1960 posts

Hi Madelyn,

I took the full 6 doses that came on each individual package/card as recommended on the box and generally by the time I got to the sixth dose after two days of usage, my symptoms were gone or almost gone. I felt bad at the time I took the first dose, so I didn't want to risk letting the flu or cold take hold. The results that I and friends have gotten are better than I have been able to do with anything else such as colloidal silver. My friends have told me the same and find it very effective.

I noticed in the reviews that some people do not find it effective, but the great majority of users do.

Interestingly a friend came by about two months ago after her doctor visit and wanted me to go over her after visit summary from her doctor. As I was reading through her summary, I saw that the doctor had listed several supplements to be taken for various health symptoms and it said for cold and flu like symptoms to take Oscillococcinum. I admitted I was very surprised to see that suggestion in her summary. Her doctor seems to be very progressive!


Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 09/20/2023

Hi Art, I got Oscillococcinum last year, but always waited too long to take the first dose. I'm going to set it out on the counter so I don't forget next time. Did you find that you only needed 1 dose / 1 little vial taken at the first inkling you might be getting sick, and that was enough to prevent the cold or flu? Thanks :)

Posted by Art (California) on 09/19/2023 1960 posts

With Fall just a few days away and the associated cold and flu season upon us, I wanted to again mention the very effective cold and flu homeopathic remedy that has worked extremely well for friends, family as well as myself to stop the flu and colds very quickly if taken at the first signs or symptoms of either.

The homeopathic remedy is called Oscillococcinum. I now keep it on hand so I can quickly take it at the first inkling of a cold or flu. Here is a link to the product :


Please read some of the over 25,000 reviews for Oscillococcinum as they are highly reflective of how it worked for my friends, family and myself.


Posted by Art (california) on 07/17/2023 1960 posts

I started feeling a cold coming on Saturday afternoon and it felt like it was going to be a bad one. At 3:00 pm, I used the homeopathic remedy, Oscillococcinum. It is intended to remedy flu like symptoms, but I thought I would try it on this cold. I took it every 6 hours as the directions recommend. By Sunday evening I was 95% better and by this morning (Monday) I had no symptoms. Even though this homeopathic remedy is intended for flu, it is worth noting that it works just as effectively for colds.

Oscillococcinum has worked similarly for multiple friends I have recommended it to and has been my got to for the flu, but is now my go to for both the cold and flu and I always keep it on hand.


Whiskey, Cayenne Muscle Rub
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 04/13/2023

I like collecting stories like this one from old timers.

I was talking to a friend's mom, Nancy (80 years old), and she was telling me about how people treated the flu back in her day.

She said: My X-husband (in the 1960-70) and I would get sick with the flu. He would drink whiskey and had me rub athletic hot muscle rub all over him and wrapped himself in a flannel sheet and by morning, he was well. I wouldn't do it and I was still sick for a week or two.

Nancy does not remember the brand of muscle rub, only that it was hot, not cool. I am assuming it was a capsaicin based ointment. She said he was a body builder and had a lot of herbal supplements and it came in a tub.

“Cramer Red Hot Sports Ointment” or possibly “Watkins Red Liniment” has capsaicin and has been around sine 1900 and is still on the market so I'll assume it was a product like that.

Believe it or not, whiskey was considered a cure for the flu. Ever heard of a Hot Toddy? I've read nursing journals during the 1918 Spanish flu, where even the nurses mention sick people in quarantine camps drinking hard liquors and never getting sick with the Spanish flu. It's the alcohol! Alcohol is a disinfectant. It kills germs.

Cayenne (capsaicin) has warming properties, it also acts as a catalyst to the body, stimulating the immune and cardiovascular systems in particular. It has antiseptic properties and can help with congestion (Gladstar, 2008).

In old England, Cayenne was called “Ginnie pepper” since it was purchased from “Guinea, ” or the Indies. Being official in both the United States and British pharmacopeias (even until the 1950's), Cayenne was an ingredient in many of the cure-all remedies of the last century.

Gerard mentioned it as being cultivated in his time (Gri: 175). It is used in folk medicine in various parts of the world, notably Greece, Italy, and parts of Russia, where it is steeped in Vodka and drunk as a tonic in wine glassful doses (Hut:68). It is especially valued in the West Indies there for deadly fevers, especially yellow fever, of which the native people have no fear as long as they have a goodly supply of Capsicum (Ibid.).

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 03/17/2023 403 posts

Love dem bees! Something else you can do is get raw honey with the honeycomb - which has the same elements as honey - cut off a piece, suck the honey out and chew the comb like gum for a constant, 15 or 20 minute trickle of honey goodness! Good for a sore throat or head cold. Or, well, it's good for just about everything, really, but most noticeable with mouth, throat, breathing and sinus issues.

Posted by Reasonable BB (British Columbia Canada) on 03/16/2023

Thx you for taking the time to share your experience with honey. You're a blessing to the world

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Jayna D. (Southern CA) on 02/20/2023

I have been taking Swanson Vitamins' NAC 600 mg. capsules since 2009 and have not had any flu, Coronavirus, and COVIDS since then. No flu shots either. It's about $10.00 a bottle. Child: 1/Day Adult: 2/Day This is a very good supplement for the whole body! I post publicly and freely on MeWe.

Posted by Art (California) on 02/20/2023 1960 posts


I am glad it worked for you too! You read the reviews on Amazon and our stories sound just like the thousands of positive reviews for this homeopathic product. It really works fast and very well and is worth having on hand during flu season because it makes the flu so much easier to deal with quickly! When you figure out how many courses you get per package, it is very inexpensive too!


Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 02/20/2023

So thankful for your post about Oscillococcinum!! I bought the pack of 30 because it's definitely flu season. I started feeling sick on Saturday, headache, stomach and diarrhea, I took the first dose at 2pm, second at 7, next morning I woke up feeling a little improvement and got in 3 doses that day. By Monday morning, I woke up feeling like my old self! What a relief!! :)

Posted by Art (California) on 02/07/2023 1960 posts

My friend called me this morning to tell me that when he woke up this morning, which is the beginning of his third day of having the flu, he felt back to normal and able to get back to his daily activities with no problems or remnants of the flu! He was quite happy. He said that he will use this homeopathic remedy for the flu from now on!


Posted by Art (California) on 02/06/2023 1960 posts

I offered the homeopathic remedy for flu, Oscillococcinum, derived from Anas barbariae to another friend recently when he mentioned he had just gotten the flu, with a cough, severe headache, body ache and low grade fever. He tested himself for Covid-19 to eliminate that possibility and his test result was negative.

He took the recommended regimen of homeopathic vials and was better by the next morning and at two days says he is down to just a very minor headache! These results are similar to the other friend I gave this flu remedy to which are both similar to the thousands of positive reviews on Amazon for this homeopathic flu product.

Here is a link to the product they both used to very good effect :


This product has impressed me again with its ease of use, effectiveness and rapid recovery from the flu! These results are in line with the thousands of reviews from customers who have gotten very similar results to what I am seeing in both of these friends!


Posted by Perci (Quantico, VA) on 01/22/2023

Amen to that! Garlic and Braggs ACV are great gifts of healing from God! I believe in the healing properties of garlic! It knocks out the flu so much quicker than any medicine - what I do is crushed a piece of garlic and pour in 2 tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, let garlic soak in the ACV a few enough to get some garlic juice and then take it in. Get in my tongue and swallow, not long after, I am 100% better! Recently used this concoction again, and as before, it healed me quicker than the usual meds they recommend.

Apple Cider Vinegar Spicy Drink
Posted by Tara (Florida) on 01/10/2023

Love the plethora of “Mama to Many” contributions on here. So wise and helpful.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Mary Martinez (Arcadia, CA) on 12/30/2022

I was very ill with a horrible sore throat and phlem in my chest. I found a 3oz bottle filled with saline solution and threw the solution out. I then filled it with 3 drops Apple Cider Vinegar (Or less for those who think it may be too much) and filled the rest with distilled water or tap water. I threw my head back and sprayed my nostrils. It burned a little but took the pain of the sore throat away. Later I ate a 1/2 inch of fresh Ginger and chewed it. A lot of phlem came out. After a couple of days of doing this I was fine. Hopes this helps you.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
Posted by Grace (Denver, Colorado) on 12/30/2022


I just learned distilled water is bad for lungs and this video shows how to make a saline solution to use

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 12/20/2022

Hi Karen,

For in the ears, I use the 3% hydrogen peroxide in the brown bottle. For the nebulizer I would dilute to 1% by mixing 1 part of the 3% hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts distilled water.

You can find peppermint extract in the grocery story in the baking section, usually near the vanilla extract. My daughter picked me up some at Walmart!

~Mama to Many~

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Saundra (Il) on 12/19/2022

Hello and thank you for the mouthwash recipe! Can you please let me know what kind of black seeds you use? Are they black sesame seeds or?

Posted by Dianne (Australia) on 12/18/2022

There is an alternative to aspirin tablets. Willow bark I found also gave me stomach cramps so did further research because I was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Meadowsweet also

Chinese Remedy Yin Chiao
Posted by Lynn (Deming, NM) on 12/18/2022

Decades ago, a nurse told me about a Chinese remedy called Yin Chiao to take at the first sign of feeling unwell. I tried it, and it worked. And it worked the second time. My husband, a doctor, was more than skeptical, but now, he wouldn't be without it. You want to order the original Yin Chiao, which has little containers of tablets inside the box.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Karen (Australia) on 12/17/2022

Is the peroxide already 3% or do you dilute it to make it 3% and where do you purchase peppermint extract?

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Fouzi (Kuwait) on 12/17/2022


Diluted hydrogen peroxide in the nebulizer is highly effective for cough and chest infection. The 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide seems to high. I use what Mercola recommends, which is the 0.1% or what Dr. Brownstein recommends, which is 0.04%. The dilution is done with saline. Try the diluted betadine for through soreness. This is done by diluting the 10% down to 0.5-1%. It is very effective.

I also use a home made mouthwash/gargle that is the best I a have ever used. Directions given below: Add 2 tablespoons of black seeds and 2 tablespoons of whole cloves to 800 ml of water in a pot. Boil it covered for 5-10 minutes, no more than that. Keep it covered till it cools to prevent evaporation. Strain it, then add 150 ml of apple cider vinegar then add water till it reaches 1 liter. Trust me, this is the best mouth wash I have ever used. It should be used after brushing.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Lulu (Toronto, Ontario) on 12/17/2022

Hi Mama to Many,

For the persistent cough please try nebulizer with baking soda. ( 1 tea spoon of baking soda for the cup of water ).

I hope it will help your kid.

Posted by Art (California) on 12/03/2022 1960 posts

About two or three months ago, an EC member suggested a homeopathic remedy for the Flu. I want to say thank you to whoever you are because it helped a close friend of mine. I was unable to find your original post so I could reply to it, so I am just posting what I found from using it recently in a good friend.

I went and read many reviews for this specific remedy and based on those reviews decided to order it since the Flu season was just starting and I wanted to add it to my arsenal of Flu fighters.

Very recently a close friend got what she thought was a bad case of the Flu. She tested negative for Covid-19 and told me she was feeling very badly. I gave her a basic dosing regimen of the homeopathic remedy and she started them immediately late that evening when I gave them to her.

The package calls for taking one full vial of the homeopathic pellets every 6 hours up to three times per day. Based on the way they divide the vials, it appears that 6 vials is a standard course. The pellets are significantly smaller than most homeopathic pellets. You just empty the vial in your mouth and let the pellets dissolve. Be careful when opening the vial so you do not spill the pellets all over. One side of the vial pries open.

My friend did not notify me until late in the day that she woke up that morning feeling really bad so she was suffering all day with this flu. Like many remedies, I think this one works best and fastest when taken at the very first signs of the flu. So it likely would have been better had she started early that morning with the remedy, but as it was, she told me she woke up feeling better the next morning and continued improving from that point forward.

If you read many of the 24,000 reviews for this product you will see that her results are typical of what thousands of reviews reported.

The product is called Oscillococcinum and I purchased it on Amazon. The active ingredient is Anas barbariae. Here is a link to the actual product that I purchased :


My friend told me it is the fastest flu recovery she has ever had!

I just wanted to share this simple and easy remedy with the EC community since it is flu season. Although some of the reviews suggest it may also be beneficial against Covid-19, I would not count on it for that purpose, at least not as a sole remedy.


EC: Found the post from October and attached it!

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 12/02/2022

Our family has had the terrible flu that has been all over the country.

We are mostly better, but the cough lingers (and relapse is common.)

I have been drinking vinegar tea and that has helped some. But this morning, I squeezed the juice of one lemon into a mug and added hot water and that seemed to be more effective for this cough.

My 11 year old has had a relentless cough and, after 2 weeks, was not really improving. I started using the nebulizer on him yesterday with 2 teaspoons 1% hydrogen peroxide 4-5 times a day. To make 1% hydrogen peroxide, I mixed up a jar with 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup of distilled water. I then use 2 teaspoons of this in the nebulizer as often as desired. His cough today has been noticeably less. I am using hydrogen peroxide from the drug store in the brown bottle.

I also used that same hydrogen peroxide in the ears (straight 3%, not diluted) for anyone whose ears felt stuffy. This flu has come with some ear and sinus pain after the first week, many of us have found.

We have also been using Nyquil to help us sleep. (Just like the commercial promised back in the 80's.) It seems that returning to normal activity and not enough sleep are the recipe for relapse.

This flu has also had a seriously painful sore throat. My son asked for a throat spray, but the store was out. I made my own - 2 Tablespoons of honey and 2 Tablespoons of warm water and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (not essential oil) I put that in a little spray bottle. It is tasty and helpful. Of course, gargling salt water is ideal, but a yummy spray is a better sell than gargling. :)

Take care everyone!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Dano (Idaho) on 11/04/2022

I agree with the lysine and I take Vitamin C regularly anyway. The lysine interferes with viral replication, so it gives your immune system an opportunity to fight off the flu because your system isn't overwhelmed with the virus replicating. It makes a noticeable difference, especially if you start taking the lysine as soon as you realize that you may have flu symptoms. I take a gram of lysine every hour and especially before going to sleep.

Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 10/30/2022 64 posts

This post is about me staying well by taking zinc picolinate (ZP) capsules internally. I noticed that I tended to get a sore throat on the day following going shopping in town.

However, taking the ZP capsules stops the sore throat for me, and I suppose any virus before it can go to the lungs and be a chest cold.

Or as a maintenance dose taken daily every 6 hours, ZP prevents a sore throat from happening to me entirely in the first place.

For me, 6 hours maximum seemed to be the best dosage interval for ZP to maintain it's effectiveness.

As mentioned in a different thread, I reversed a sore throat 3 or 4 times last winter (2021-22) by taking PipingRock's 50 mg zinc picolinate capsules internally. The dose was 400 mg per day, which was 2 capsules every 6 hours. I noticed no side-effects on the 2 capsule dose, although 400 mg per day seemed like barely enough to overcome the sore throat.

So this fall/winter I have increased the dose to 600 mg per day which is three 50 mg capsules, every 6 hours which is 4 times per day.

Plus or minus 2 hours for each, I prefer using 6 AM, 6 PM, 12 AM and 12 PM for my dosage times.

I noticed that at the 3 capsule dose, I have to take the three capsules on a mostly empty stomach or before a meal and not after, or indigestion can occur. I believe food in itself is inflammatory, and that ZP could act to detoxify the food and cause indigestion.

Also, some loose bowels happened at first at that 3 capsule dose, which since went away, similar to the bowel tolerance dose of taking ascorbic acid vitamin C.

Other than that, I am confident that taking enough ZP could be the cure for the common cold/flu or things worse like Covid and variants.

I also tried taking zinc citrate powder last winter and it did nothing against the sore throat, so I quickly switched back to taking the ZP.

I am not concerned about a zinc overload or overdose because I feel fine and I accept the risks, if any, and especially if the ZP is being utilized which it obviously is, in deactivating the sore throats, colds, flus and worse.

Actually, I stopped taking the zinc picolinate on Nov 3, 2022 because of indigestion.

I will still try taking ZP for any sore throats but probably at the 2 capsule dose of 400 mg per day instead of 600 mg per day.

Posted by Art (California ) on 10/29/2022 1960 posts


The reviews for this homeopathic remedy, Oscillococcinum for Flu, are pretty impressive! If it's a placebo effect, it's still impressive!



Posted by Havanadaydream (Brandon Ms ) on 10/29/2022

Flu is helped by taking Oscillococcinum in a matter of hours or days. My son was burning up with fever, coughing, bad body aches and he started with the vials and was totally well by the next day. I was skeptical but now I'm a believer. I also saw the online reviews and most all comments are positive.

Tamiflu Ingredients
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Greek Folk Remedy Tsiporou
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 08/20/2021

The ancient Greeks consumed a drink called Tsiporou (or Raki a distilled grape spirit), which was made from the leftover mash of wine-making. They added half a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey to the mash to create a remedy that eased the symptoms of cold and flu. Patients would enjoy a clearer head and reduced symptoms.

A substitute for this home remedy is to use whiskey or brandy instead of leftover mash. Consume the preparation 3 times a day, between meals, and immediately the cold or flu will return. Or take half a teaspoon of nutmeg powder with warm water 3 times a day.

Shaker Spiced Grape Juice Recipe

– This drink is a great alternative to hot apple cider and the closest to a Greek drink “non-alcohol” called Tsiporou (or Raki) I can find. I've only had it once and got the recipe at Pleasant Union, one of the Shaker settlements here in Kentucky.


-3 cups concord grape juice (Welches is the best)

-3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

-1 pinch clove

-1⁄4 cup sugar (optional)

-3⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg

-1 tablespoon honey

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain if necessary. Serve hot.

Yields 3 cups. Drink throughout the day.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Annie (Ontario) on 03/18/2021

Oil of Oregano for sore throats and to ward off cold/flu at first sign

I have switched to Oil of Oregano as my first defense against sore throat/cold and flu or earache linked to the throat. I used to do Cayenne pepper gargles (which DO work really well) but I find oregano oil even more effective and far simpler and less time consuming to administer.

I use 4 drops under the tongue (as per instructions on the label - different brands may have different dosing so do check). I leave the oil there for a few seconds then swallow in several small "gulps" making sure to linger on the throat as long as possible. It's potent stuff and not the most pleasant as it will sting/burn the throat a bit and makes me cough but that goes away very quickly.

Make sure to always do it on a FULL stomach (so as not to irritate the stomach lining) and repeat up to 3 times a day. I take it until I'm pretty certain it's killed the virus; usually, 1 - 3 times does the trick! I buy an organic brand from my local health and wellness store.

ACV, Garlic, Lemon, Coconut Oil
Posted by Rodnique (Louisiana) on 02/18/2021

Could you please give us measurements on each ingredient. Thanks so much.

ACV, Garlic, Lemon, Coconut Oil
Posted by Pamela (Salte City, N Mexico) on 02/08/2021

Hi all,

Using Turmeric, Garlic, Lemon, ACV, Honey, Black Pepper, n 1/2 tsp. coconut oil mix together, taking 1tbsp. daily helps fight off any cold, flu.

They have all that one would need to help keep some health, As through the past 8 years, I have been doing this remedy. I have yet been sick. I also started a page of my own to help others to help to get healthy with out Big PhArma. If we all learn to care for our own bodies from the Mother Earth. We wouldn't need. We all need clean running water, as the water supple is unhealthy. With all the Chemicals n toxic waste, staying health with the right food n herbs n spices is the best way to go. At one point I could pay for the medication that were slowly taking n eating my body from the inside is what brought me here eating from Mother Earth. I don't get sick from the pills, or sick from the colds, flus ECT... Thank you, this is my experience with my own body. I feel better now than I did in the past years.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 02/06/2021 403 posts

You could use willow bark tea to soak your feet in or just get regular, uncoated aspirin, dissolve in a bit of water, pour a little puddle of it on a piece of plastic and simply sit with your feet on it. Just don't let yourself get a chill.

Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 02/04/2021

There is no alternative I know of because it's the salicylic acid in the aspirin that is doing the work.

Posted by Soledad (Spain) on 02/04/2021

I would like to know if there is an alternative to baby aspirin for people with gut problems.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 05/28/2020

BELOW is Ted's old post. Does he means mixing the 2000 mg Vitamin C with baking soda in a glass of water? Can someone help!

"The simple remedy not to get disease during long distance flying is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2000 mg of vitamin C before, during and after the trip. The negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) of a chemical of vitamin C is strongly negative in an alkaline solution of baking soda, which will counteract quite easily the positive charges of static electricity caused by the plane as it flies high in the clouds."

EC: Hi Peter. Yes, he meant to take the baking soda in a glass of water.

Mexican Herbal Tea
Posted by Tina (Princeton) on 11/22/2020

Rob, this is a great recipe. I also add some cayenne pepper to mine. Add as much heat as you can take. This along with spicy tomato broth chases away a cold/ sore throat/ ear ache that is just beginning. Or it helps to lessen the severity of one that is in full-blown stage. Cheers!

Mexican Herbal Tea
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/21/2020

Garlic/Onion/Ginger/Lemon/Lime/HoneyMexican Herbal Tea for Colds – Flu – Covid19:

My friend from Guadalajara, Mexico swear by this herbal tea for general health and to prevent cold/flu virus's in the body. She said this is what they are using there to prevent Covid19. They said it is to be drank everyday to prevent you from becoming sick. I just started drinking mine and already feeling better from a lingering head cold and fever. The Amish have a similar recipe.

As a preventive = drink 1x/daily

Currently ongoing sickness = drink 3x/daily

Material needed:

*1 pint glass mason jar or similar object with lid

*Boiling hot water



*2 cloves garlic (minced)

* 1 onion slice “red, yellow or white your choice” (chopped)

* 1” ginger root fresh (grated)

* ½ lemon (squeezed and add w/peel to jar)

* ½ lime (squeezed and add w/peel to jar)

* 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Add garlic, onion, ginger, lemon and lime with peel to mason jar.
  2. Add boiling water and place lid on jar (not screwed) to keep steam from escaping.
  3. Allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain into coffee mug and add honey and drink.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 05/28/2020

BELOW is Ted's old post. Does he means mixing the 2000 mg Vitamin C with baking soda in a glass of water? Can someone help! "The simple remedy not to get disease during long distance flying is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2000 mg of vitamin C before, during and after the trip. The negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) of a chemical of vitamin C is strongly negative in an alkaline solution of baking soda, which will counteract quite easily the positive charges of static electricity caused by the plane as it flies high in the clouds."

EC: Hi Peter. Yes, he meant to take the baking soda in a glass of water.

Aspirin, Cayenne, and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 02/17/2018

I was around someone early in the week who thought she had the flu. 48 hours later I was experiencing early flu symptoms. Sore throat, malaise.

I immediately put hydrogen peroxide in my ears. (About a capful each ear.)

I gargled cayenne pepper water. (1/4 teaspoon cayenne in 3 ounces of water.)

I took 2 aspirin.

I repeated the hydrogen peroxide twice before going to bed.

I woke up not feeling the best and repeated the peroxide in the ears, the cayenne gargle and the aspirin.

By afternoon I felt completely fine and have ever since.

I think the earlier that remedies are begun the better!

~Mama to Many~