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Top 10 Natural Remedies for Flu

L-Lysine

Posted by Moni (Urbandale, Iowa) on 10/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Big thanks to Ted
YEA

I read Ted's post on Earth Clinic that Lysine would help with Flu.Was sick for 5 days with high temperature(104F)Tried everything with no help.Check Ted's post on flu to get the exam amount of lysine to use. Thanks Earth Clinic and Ted for all your Help!!!!!! Lysine is #1 flu cure for me


Posted by PR (Houston, Texas) on 04/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I read Ted's post on Earth Clinic that Lysine would help with Flu. My daughter called me and said, Mom Amber (my grand daughter) has the flu what can I do? I had just finished reading Ted's post that taking 1500 mg of lysine every few hours would get rid of the flu. My daughter call me later that evening and said Amber was feeling much better. This made a believer out of her. I plan to keep a bottle of Lysine on hand. Checks Ted's post on flu to get the exam amount of lysine to use. Thanks Earth Clinic and Ted for all your Help!!!!!!

EC: PR is referring to Ted's posts here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/flu.html#TED


L-Lysine, Tomato Tea

Posted by Evelyn (Amsterdam, Netherlands) on 09/28/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

side effects natural flu treatment (lysine, tomato tea)

My mother got the flu (congestion, sore throat) and I started to get a sore throat, so decided to treat us with L-lysine and hot tomato tea. We took 2x 1000mg lysine and 1X1000mg Vitamin C and drank 2-3 mugs of hot tomato tea for four days. I made the tomato tea using tomato puree, some black pepper, hot pepper powder, water, and then heated the mixture with sliced cayenne peppers and put lemon juice and some AVC in it after I Turned off the heat. Twice, I also put in this mixture an avocado and some turmeric (curcuma) powder). This regimen helped to spead up the healing process (or the flu virus is very mild), though did not get rid of the sore throat completely. However, my menstuation became very strong and my 67 years old mother who stopped menstuating 10 years ago had some spotiings. Did anybody of the women who tried L-lysine with tomato tea have simililar experiences?


Lemon and Honey

Posted by Alem (Perth, Australia) on 11/04/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have heard about lemon & Honey cures from my over 110 year old grand-grandmother in Bosnia. I was overweight as a child and after starting to drink Lemon and honey tea (juice of 1 lemon, little honey and warm water) every morning my whole system has changed. My weight has dropped and I never had a problem with it since. I can't remember the last time I had a cold or flu. Another thing that she told me to do was: When a person feels a cold or flu coming on, to use the juice of 3 lemons and add 5-6 big tablespoons of good honey, mix it well and drink it. I know it sounds horrible, however I can swear by it. I never got sick.


Lugol's Iodine

Posted by Lisa (Coto de Caza, Ca) on 11/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Cold, Flu, and food poisoning, 6 drops Lugol's solution (iodine) in a cup of water twice a day. Do not take if allergic to Iodine. Lugol's will cure salmonella, purify water ( in case of emergency or traveling overseas), and stop diaherra. Use lugol's not iodine tincture or providone iodine.


Magnesium Foot Bath

Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 03/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

A little tip that helped me two weeks ago when I was feeling very ill with the flu. My legs were hurting big time so after dinner I made a hot footbath with nigari (the only kind of magnesium chloride we can get). Amazing, while before it felt like someone was cutting my legs off and my head was also feeling weird right afterwards I had no more discomfort. Worth trying..... I knew that a hot footbath can cure a headache because it pulls the blood away from the head and in this case it relieved me big time!


Mexican Herbal Tea

Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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

*Strainer

Ingredients:

*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

Instructions:

  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.

Replied by Tina
Princeton
11/22/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Miracle Flu Drink

Posted by Miracles (Santa Monica, California) on 03/21/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have to share a wonderful remedy that provided immediate relief and nipped my flu/cold/sore throat or whatever I was coming down with immediately.

In a blender, blend an entire bulb of raw garlic (I know lol that's alot! ), a huge slice of ginger, 3 tablespoons of raw organic honey, a tablespoon of organic cayenne pepper, 4 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with mothers, 1 lemon squeezed, 2 cups of water.

Drink a sip of this special concoction every few hours (sip at first to make sure your stomach can handle it, and drink more if you can! ). This brought immediate relief to whatever I had going on! I am pretty healthy and typically I have other protocols that I employ (organic supplements), but this year, I am super passionate about using "whole real foods" for my body so that's why I tried this. My only warning is that you will reek/smell like garlic for at least two days, but I was so amazed at how quickly this worked that I had to share this remedy!


Mucous Buster Recipe

Posted by Samin (Monroe, LA)
5 out of 5 stars

Use a vege/fruit juicer. Juice 1 clove of garlic & 1 strand of fresh ginger. This drink can be way strong but drink anyway & follow with H20. I experienced a massive expulsion of mucus from my mouth & once the mucus was expelled, I felt way cool & clean.


Multiple Remedies

Posted by Kasia (Toronto, Ontario ) on 11/30/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there,
I wanted to thank everyone on this site for some great remedies. I am 5 and half months pregnant and I suffered with a very long and vigorous sinus and chest flu. My symptoms were a mild high temperature (37.5 -38) not high fever but enough to make me feel horrible. Coughing, sinus pressure with no ability to breathe through my nose. The symptoms lasted for 5 days until I decided to take serious action. For 3 days after 5 days of suffering I did the following steps 2 to 3 times a day until my symptoms disappeared!

Step 1:
Boil 3 cups water
Peel 3 large cloves of garlic and cut in half and add to water. Take water off heat and add half cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add half cup of honey. Let mixture sit for 20 mins and then strain and drink.

Step 2:
Nasal irrigation
Buy a neti pot or Neil Med saline nasal rinse. Make sure not to make your own salt water solution it's not as balanced at the one you buy specifically for nasal irrigation. This helps soooo much but after 3 days of constant use.

Step 3:
Apple cider vinegar steam
Get _____s original apple cider vinegar
Take one cup of vinegar and one cup of water
Bring to a boil and breath the steam with a towel over the pot. Make sure the mixture is not boiling while you breath the steam. This may burn while you breath through your nose, make sure to keep your mouth and eyes closed. Breath the steam for 5 min intervals. If it burns a lot them lift head up higher. This works the best!!!!! It just takes a few days of patience!

Step 4:
Take extra vitamin c. Preferably the powder that you can drink. Do not exceed more than 2000mg. Do these steps every day for 3 days and I promise you will feel soo much better if not totally healed. Cheers,
Kasia


Posted by Celteyes (Pearland, Texas) on 10/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

As I sit here I am recovering from what I am sure is the flu. I started with fever 102 and runny nose all at the same time. Terrible body aches. I nipped it in the bud with ACV three times daily. I took actonite, 5 pearls, and 2 aspirin together and I wasn't sure if I was suppose to do that but it was a life saver. I felt greatly improved within 30 minutes. I also took some homeopathic cold and flu tablets that melt under your tongue.

Woke up this morning with no aches or fever. Just a little runny nose left. I also took colloidal silver 12 tsp three times daily.

Pretty good recovery in one day. I'm impressed! Thankyou so much.


Neem

Posted by Firstchild (Westerville, Ohio, Usa) on 01/09/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I cannot offer enough praise for Neem. I used the salve several years ago for cellulitis on my arm. It was suggested to me by an owner of the health food shop I frequented. It was a mildly scented green salve. I decided to try it, as well as the capsules of Neem Leaves for internal use. In a few days, the salve, alone, worked to remove this weird bumpy rash that had been present for more than a month. I didn't even need the capsules. But luckily, I had them on hand last year when my neighbor came down with an awful upper respiratory virus. She hates antibiotics, but she had a fever and heavy lung congestion. I told her to try my Neem capsules, as my more recent research discovered Neem was anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial. Like using goldenseal and echinacea rolled into one. She took 2 capsules 3 times per day. I was so surprised when she called me the next day and told me she felt 75% better just over night! Her congestion was almost gone overnight without a single side effect! So, fast forward to Christmas of 2012. The family was coughing and ill on Christmas. I started coming down with the flu. I was sneezing relentlessly, starting to get that itchy throat and coughing. I was determined not to be miserable. I took 2 Neem leaf capsules starting Christmas night before I went to bed. Symptoms were completely gone when I awoke. By noon, I was starting to get that scratchy throat again, so I decided to keep up with the Neem. I continued to take it 3 times a day for 3 days and I am happy to say that I never fully developed influenza. I think it could be a lifesaver for those who suffer from this nasty flu. Look it up. It's incredible and available from very prominent herb and vitamin companies


Onion Elixir

Posted by Iain Pickering (Glasgow, Scotland) on 03/20/2012

My nana always made up this dreaded mixture but to be honest it really does work. The remedy is simple yet effective. You need 4 items; 1 large glass jar with lid ( I use a thoroughly cleaned Yankee Candle jar )
2 large onions
Sugar
1. Roughly chop up the onion and place inside of your glass jar. 2. Pour in enough sugar to cover the onions. 3. Close jar and leave untill a clear liquid is formed at the bottom of the jar. 4. Pinch your nose and enjoy. Continue this for 1-2 days. Please note. You cannot overdose no matter how much you take.


Oregano Oil

Posted by Marinette (Cleveland, USA) on 10/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Last Winter I came down with a terrible cold that might have been pneumonia, as a lot of this was going around. I could barely get any rest at night because of the constant coughing, and I went through boxes of Klennex blowing my nose and sneezing. Also, I usually can get rid of a cold or flu with herbal teas, but nothing made a dent in this. I tried raw garlic but it seemed to do nothing. After trying for a week everything that usually works on a cold right away, I started taking Oregano Oil and Oregano capsules. I took 2 drops of the oil 3 times a day and 3 of the herbal capsules 3 times a day. The Oregano herbal capsules also have dried garlic and onion powder in them and something called Rhus Coriaria. After taking this for a day or two LOTS of bright orange mucus came out of my sinuses and lungs. It still took a few more days after that to feel completely well, but each day I was finally getting better, not just staying the same or getting worse. You might not want to post the name of the book I found this information in, but it is called "The Cure Is In the Cupboard" by Dr. Cass Ingram. I mention this because Oregano Oil is an essential oil and should not be taken in large amounts. People should really read about it before taking it, and there is a lot of inferior Oregano oil on the market. Also, it is used for many different ailments because it kills fungus, bacteria and viruses and different ailments require different dosages. I found that the best way to take it, at least for me, is to put one drop on my finger, lick it off and have a glass of water standing by. Then I take two big drinks of the water. This oil is HOT! I would not recommend waiting around holding it in your mouth to test just how hot it truly is.


Posted by Melissa (San Diego, CA) on 09/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was suffering from a very bad cold/flu, specifically horrible sinus pressure and chest tightness and coughing, and clogged ears. I love ACV, Cayenne pepper, and hydrogen peroxide for many things, but none of these provided any releif for this. I also tried Grapefruit Seed Extract, sea salt, and borax to try to kill the virus. The last thing I tried was Oregano Oil. I used one drop sublingually and put a few more drops in water and felt immediate relief from the cough/chest tightness and sinus pressure as I was able to expectorate all the mucous. I think all the remedies listed for colds, sore throats, coughts etc. have merit but apparently different people require different remedies. So keep trying until you find the one that works for you. I was starting to get discouraged that I couldn't find any relief from natural remedies and figured I would have to succumb to cough syrup and sudafed. I'm glad I tried one last thing.



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