Home Remedies for Influenza

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Home Remedies for Influenza

Influenza or seasonal flu affects millions and hence home remedies for Influenza are highly sought after. The disease is caused by a virus and affects upper respiratory tract. The disease is categorized into influenza A and influenza B. It can affect any individual but it is more common in children and elderly. Let us deal with the causes of influenza.

Causes of Influenza:

  • It is caused by virus
  • More common in winters
  • The virus may survive in air for larger periods
  • The disease is highly contagious

Symptoms of Influenza:

  • Fever with or without chills
  • Coughing
  • Throat becomes sore
  • Runny or watery nose
  • Headaches
  • Malaisse
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea can also be observed

Home remedies for Influenza:

  • Taking Vitamin C helps you recover from the various symptoms of influenza. It is one of highly recommended remedies for influenza.

  • Take Zinc lozenges; it boosts the immune system as soon the symptoms develop.

  • Colloidal silver also helps in recovery from this disease.

  • One should take a tea with mixing 1 tsp. bayberry bark, 1 tsp. grated ginger root , ½ tsp. cayenne powder and 1 cup of boiling water. Allow this mixture to settle for 20 minutes. Then drink it.

  • Take honey and onion juice in same proportions. Make a mixture of it and take 3 to 4 teaspoons of this everyday till you recover from the symptoms of this disease.

  • Turmeric is well known for its therapeutic properties. One should take a teaspoon or turmeric powder and mix it in a glass of warm milk. Take this mixture twice or thrice a day.

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