Cold And Flu Symptoms? Feel Great Again With Natural Home Remedies

Cold And Flu Symptoms? Feel Great Again With Natural Home Remedies

For centuries, many people across cultures and civilizations,  have preferred to turn to natural remedies for cold and flu symptoms.  Natural Remedies have long been used when treating common illness and ailments such as colds, upset stomachs and toothaches.

This trend continues.

It is believed that in the US alone 6 out of 10 adults regularly use one, or more, forms of complementary or alternative remedies.  So here are the best natural home remedies for when you feel the onset of cold and flu symptoms!

First Up are 5 Herbal Teas.  Each is great for treating seasonal illness like flu and colds.  The directions below enable you to make the “dry tea” which can be stored for use at anytime.

Directions For “Dry Tea Mix”

For each of the 5 teas the directions for making and storing them is the same.  So use these directions for all 5. The ingredients for each are listed separately below:

  • Combine the various herbs into a bowl.
  • Mix well and store in a completely airtight container.
  • To Brew Your Herbal Medicinal Tea Infusion 
    • In a heat proof glass container or jar, pour 3 cups freshly boiled water over 4-6 Tablespoons of your preferred herbal tea mixture.
    • Cover the tea and allow to steep for 30-45 minutes.
    • Once steeped strain away the dried herbs and enjoy!
    • To make the tea truly effective ensure you also allow yourself to breathe in the steamy vapor from your  medicinal tea while you are sipping it!
    • Refrigerate any remaining tea infusion.  You can heat it up at anytime you feel you need more!

Cold And Flu Symptoms?   Feel Great Again With Natural Home Remedies

Immunity Booster Herbal Tea

cold and flu symptoms

This herbal tea contains 2 of the very best and well known herbal immunity boosters. Elderberries and Rosehips.

Packed with Vitamin C, in fact 40 times more Vitamin C than tea made with lemons, this is the perfect remedy when cold and flu symptoms start to make themselves known.

  • 1/2 Cup Dried Elderberries
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Rosehip
  • 1/4 Cup Broken Cinnamon Stick 
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Root Ginger

Maxed Up Vitamin C Booster Tea

Maxed Up Vitamin C Boosting Tea - To treat cold and flu symptoms

This tea is a perfect Vitamin C Booster to treat cold and flu symptoms!  The wonderful thing about this tea is that it is great at anytime of the year.  Serve hot or chilled and over ice!

Hibiscus is a key ingredient. It has a lovely tart flavor and gives the tea a deep rich red coloring.  Hibiscus is also wonderfully rich in vitamin C which helps to boost your natural immunity. 

  • 2 cups hibiscus
  • 2 cups rose-hips
  • 1 cup lemongrass
  • 1 cup lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup broken cinnamon sticks

Headache Healer Herbal Tea

Headache Healer Tea for cold and flu symptoms

This herbal tea mixture is fantastic for helping relieve cold and flu symptoms especially if you are suffering from headache.

This herbal tea mixture eases tension, calms feelings of nausea and helps to aid sleep.

  • 2 cups basil leaf
  • 2 cups lemon balm
  • 1/2 cup chamomile
  • 1/2 cup lavender

Sore Throat Soother Herbal Tea

Sore Throat Soother Herbal Tea For Cold and Flu Symptoms

Sore throats are commonly associated with cold and flu symptoms.

Once you have brewed this tea you will benefit by adding 1 Tablespoon of natural honey and the juice of half a lemon!

You will also benefit, believe it or not, by adding a dash of cayenne pepper.  Cayenne helps to soothe your sore throat and opens up the sinuses.

  • 2 cups sage leaf
  • 1 cup licorice root ( or slippery elm)
  • 1/2 cup broken cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup ginger root

Cure That Cough Herbal Tea

Cure That Cough Herbal Tea

Mullein is a key ingredient for treating cold and flu symptoms.  It has long been used for the treatment of coughs and respiratory problems.

Mullein’s prime benefits are it’s antispasmodic and expectorant properties. 

Marshmallow is beneficial for it’s properties as a demulcent.  This means that Marshmallow forms a soothing film over mucous membranes.  This is excellent at relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.

  • 1 cup chamomile
  • 1 cup marshmallow leaf and flower
  • 1 cup mullein leaf

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