Natural Remedies

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Flu

Oregano Oil, Echinacea, Goldenseal

Posted by Liz (Chandler, AZ) on 01/31/2007
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I recently got a natural cure for the cold and or flu. Our amazing chiropractor let us in on this secret. When you fist start to feel sick, ie: sore throat, runny nose, etc., take this remedy morning and night after you eat. Get empty gel capsules, the small size. You will also need the liquid form, with droppers, of OIL OF OREGANO and ECHANACHA with GOLDEN SEAL. Put 8 drops of each liquid in capsule and take with a full glass of water. NOTE - you may burp this up a little when you first start, but it just tastes like you ate pizza. Also DO NOT take if you are vomiting! Good Luck. This will make you fell better!

Parsley and Spinach Tea

Posted by Kathryn (Owings, MD)
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Parsley and spinach tea cured mucus dribbling down throat and mucus cough.This cough with mucus can lead to bronchitis. Point is to keep mucous up in head, throat area. Throw bunch parsley and fresh spinach into a quart pot and simmer like a tea. Strain and drink as often as you wish. Will get rid of mucus if no other complication.

South American Herb

Posted by Angel (Santa Marta, Magdalena , Colombia, S.A.) on 11/14/2008
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There is a plant call "Paralpal" that cure any kind of flu or respiratory viral infection. Unfortunately is not sell in any store, you have to process it, dry it up grind it. if you take it for a while it will inmune you to any flu or viral infection

The plant grow in Santa Marta Columbia, S.A

One teaspoon in the morning with breakfast and you be Ok.

I have been taking it for a couple years, no side effects as matter fact it will help for other ailments


EC: Unfortunately we can find no information on "Paralpal"  (either text or image) on Google. Is there another name for this plant?

Spicy Flu Drink

Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 11/20/2013

For the chills:

  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder

Mix it all up and sip it, it gets rid of the chills, aches and pains. Better than coffee. Try adding nutmeg or cocoa. Especially good with cantaloup and oranges.

Steaming, Apple Cider Vinegar Baths

Posted by Penny (USA) on 02/07/2006
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My nutritionist gave me the following advice: I'm steaming for my lungs and sinuses, 5 min. every 12 hours, ...steam is perfect just before the boil, taking it in alternative ways, every which way possible, in mouth out mouth, mouth/nose, one nostril/mouth, one nostril/other nostril, one nostril/same nostril, etc. to chase out the germs wherever they may hide, germs that cycle in 12 hour increments. Rules are twice only per day. No more than 5 min. NO burning of nostrils (causes bugs to burrow deeper), so care must be there not to make the steam too hot or too much.

And baths with apple cider vinegar (you can use the cheap kind for baths), a cup per bath, are supposed to make viruses take a hike. I've seen it happen, esp. with young kids who spring out of the bath ready for action afterwards, if it was a virus, that is. I'm just soaking my feet tonight, too lazy for the bath. But the bath is supposed to create a ph that makes a virus split. Let me know if anyone finds this works, as I've seen several cases.


Posted by Anonymouscat (Pdx, Or) on 01/15/2013

My MD is not suppose to suggest vitamins, because of med board . Anyhow the medical tech handed me a sheet on the way out. How to protect and prevent the flu naturally : Vitamin A & Beta Carotene take 100,000 IU for a day for one month to build level up then taper down to 25000-50000 IU for maintence, D3 5000 IU, (Vitamin D 1000IU for per 25 pounds of body weight if you get the flu increase dose to 2000 IU per body weight ) Zinc, Vitamin C 1000 mg four times day Vitamin E natural from High in gamma-E. Iodine and Iodide (Iodine complex or Lugol's Iodine are natural disinfectants ) Additional vitamin B, Selenium, Magnesium. And Beta glucan. Take a good probiotics , drink green tea. Drink lots of water to stay hydrate to help body flush out germs.. Lastly, always wash your hands I wear gloves to avoid touching public doors I carry a hand sanitizer santize front and back of the hands. Stay away from travelers hubs, hotel, pubs, and avoid big crowded places. This is new one for me avoid anyone that took the flu shot for three week they may be shedding the flu virus. Avoid sugar and dairy, but especially sugar. Alkalizing twice a day.

Hope this helps and stay well!

Posted by Rick (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 05/07/2008
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I just want to let everyone know the ultimate cure for colds and flu. Colostrum !!! Since I was a little kid I got strep throat or a cold every year. But 10 years ago I started taking Colostrum everyday and since then have not had a cold or the flu. WOW !!! 10 years, nothing...!!! If I feel anything coming on I just up the doseage to 4 or 5 per day. Colostrum is all natural and the best immune system defense. NO COLDS / NO FLU !!! Period !!

Tamiflu Ingredients

Posted by Patrick (N.D.) (Chesterfield, England) on 07/15/2009

Tamiflu ingredients:

Oseltamivir phosphate, black iron oxide (E172), Croscarmellose Sodium, FD&C Blue 2 (indigo carmine, E132), Gelatin, Povidone, Pregelatinised maize starch, Red iron oxide (E172), Shellac, Sodium Stearyl Fumarate,Talc,Titanium dioxide (E171) and Yellow iron oxide (E172).

That'll take your mind off the 'flu.

EC: Google "TAMIFLU INGREDIENTS" and you will see some interesting stories!

Replied by Teresa

The price of Tamiflu will make you even sicker. It set us back $200. Our insurance would not pay a dime for it.

Tea Tree and Oregano Oils

Posted by John (Virginia) on 01/15/2018
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I am 70 years old and can not remember the last time I had a cold or the fl minute or twou. A soon as I feel the first sign of an infection, for me a scratchy feeling in my throat, or rarely a swollen soft palate, I gargle a minute or two with Tee Tree Oil diluted with water. Just a few drops in one inch of water, well stirred. Do NOT swallow TTO! Then I switch to Oil of Oregano. OoO is VERY strong. Be cautious. If it comes in a bottle with an orifice so small that it has to be shaken hard to get a few drops out, use just a few drops. Some OoO comes with a squeezy dropper tube, and is much weaker. You can safely use more. Mix it as strong as you are comfortable with. Swill it around and slowly swallow. Four times in one day has always stopped a cold or flu dead in its tracks for me.

Also, studies have shown that taking N-Acetyl Cysteine reduces the chances of getting the flu, and its severity if you do get it. It is good for liver, lungs and much, much more. Well worth a little research.

Ted's Remedies

Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 05/28/2020
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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.

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.

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 03/04/2010 384 posts
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The One Hour Flu Cure.

Is it really possible to cure flu in one hour? Yes, but it's usually less than an hour. Not that I wanted it to but as a necessity. One case told me (one of my students) had only one aspirin. The other case is the owner of LPG gas, whose store had to close due to 5 p.m. closing time and didn't want the employees to go home with a bad flu (two of them in fact) and the fact that she hates the idea of taking aspirin more than one.

So the remedies, assuming you have them, is in a full glass of water, aspirin is dissolved, added with 4 drops of 0.1% methylene blue and 8 drops of concentrated Hydrochloric acid. 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt is option to stop the mucus that sometimes occur. Lysine 1000 mg is optional, although lysine is a rare commodity here in Bangkok. It will go stop the flu in less than an hour.

There's just one catch: make sure you wash your hands before eating food and clean the enviroment otherwise you will catch it again the next day or two, and obviously avoid picking nose, a bad habit my students have and recaught the flu 2 more times, before he stopped that habit and never had a flu since.

In case some people are low on aspirin, and by chance happen to have methylene blue 0.1% and hydrochloric acid, this remedy would work. How it works is relatively simple. The methylene blue raise the energy level it works on the same principle of caffeine in a strong black coffee is used instead, and this can be mixed with the aspirin. In case hydrochloric acid isn't sitting around, I think plain distilled vinegar say 2 tablespoons with lemon juice one tablespoon is mixed can be substituted to have a similar effect as the one hour flu cure.

It is important to wash the hands after flu is gone. I prefer to wash my hands in vinegar, or a very weak solution of hydrochloric acid such as 10 drops per glass as antiseptic solution, as virus in general do not die in alcohol gel and other alcohol antiseptic. They also resist fairly well with most chlorine antiseptic solution, but they do not survive well in vinegar, hydrogen peroxide solutions in general. The hydrogen peroxide antiseptic solution should preferably be about 1% concentration when using as hand wash or general cleaning the area to avoid reinfection. Of course if a person were to get necrotising fasciitis, the preferred remedy is not this one, they don't survive well in betadine iodine solution mixed with other chlorine washes.

Posted by Ted (USA)

I have received many reports of a fairly aggressive virus, which has similar symptoms, that if long term will result in pneumonia. This particular virus, reported all over the globe, is flu like, causes high fever, very weak, and it is chronic. If given its own course might extend well over a week or more. It's easy to tell for this virus as it is aggressive means once infected, is swift within a day leading to a very high fever over 102-103 F.

At least for this form of virus, it has some similar characteristics a fast form of virus invasion, similar in its speed in infection as in bird flu virus, or perhaps it's variant.

After long trials the single most important remedy is 1500 mg of Lysine taken every 3 hours. Even the first dose of 1500 mg of lysine there will be a marked drop of 90% of the symptoms within a couple of hours to a maximum of 6 hours. As for my own experience here in Bangkok I can see a marked reduction in about 2 hours.

The supporting remedies for the lysine are, 50-250 mg of aspirin, strong black coffee, and especially hydrogen peroxide 3% 10-20 (preferably 10 drops) drops per glass of water. In case of a dire emergency for me, if I cannot get a food grade hydrogen peroxide, I might get an ordinary brand hydrogen peroxide for temporarly use only to kill off the virus, just to kill it off. the effect of hydrogen peroxide may wear off within about 2 hours, so the frequency of dose is more important to prevent virus from overtaking the body. A strong black coffee raises the metabolism necessary by increasing the energy to ward of this particular virus. The aspirin, which is acetylsalicylic acid dissolves the virus coating which protects or gave them stealth where the white blood cells cannot detect them. So if aspirin were taken, the white blood cells were able to detect and engulf them, or at least the aspirin alone in the bloodstream dissolves the virus coating that protects them killing them.

In any event this high fever virus is worrying, but unreported in the media and I found it to occur, for any new strain of viruses at a tourist hub, as people from all over the world come into this one place to spread it throughout the world. As a result the best place to look and find a remedy for any new strain of virus I see usually comes from tourist places, hotel, pubs, where people from many nationality come see each other and go back to their home country to pass on the newer virus in their hometowns. This peculiar strain of virus first appeared about October or November 2008 and now seems to be widespread.

A baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water ever 3-4 hours reduces the pain by neutralizing the lactic acid that is found whenever the virus infects the system, so any acid causes pain and the baking soda neutralize the acidity. If a person lack zinc, then he might take one, but currently zinc is in vogue in killing off the virus, thus reducing their effectiveness to a certain extent, but at least two major remedies the lysine and the hydrogen peroxide were most effectively ward off with this particular strain.

Next year, or the end of this year - who knows? I have to find another new remedy for that one! In the past for each year certain supplements were effective depending on the kinds of viruses such as BHT, zinc, potassium, aspirin, clove oil, etc. I have to make changes from year to year as much as what authorities do to determine the "next year's vaccines". The differences of course is the ones I used don't have the assoicated risk of heavy metal poisoning from mercury and other strains that may have "accidentally" introduced such as the Simian viruses found in certain vaccines.


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Posted by Tg (Manhattan, Ny) on 01/15/2013
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YEA!! The aspirin remedy really helps beat the flu! I just used it to beat the flu, along with Vitamin C and Olive Leaf extract and it really works! I find it best to take it just before going to sleep... 4 low dose aspirin (81 mg).

Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 01/14/2013
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Thanks, Ted, for the aspirin suggestion. I had been trying many different remedies for 3 days for my flu (e.g. , ACV/lemon juice/baking soda/cayenne, H2O2, etc. ). Perhaps I kept it from getting worse, but it showed no signs of leaving. Had low-grade fever, headache/sensitive scalp, congestion, cough, aches. Aspirin made a big difference. (I had taken Tylenol before with no change, fyi) I took two 325-mg aspirin after eating last night and had a very bad but productive coughing spell along with a bout of sweating. Had less congestion throughout the night. Slept w/ vaporizer-also good. Took 2 more this morning and had the same thing to a lesser extent -sweating, then slept, then less congestion. Strange that taking aspirin made me sweat, but then I slept and felt better afterwards both times. I know after days of trying too many remedies to list here that it was the aspirin that helped me turn the corner. Now maybe I should go buy some lysine to knock this thing out.