Top 7 Ways to Get Rid of the Fluadmin
The flu is a viral infection that does not have a cure. However, many natural remedies can relieve your symptoms until your immune system can fight the virus.
Here are the top 7 ways to shorten the severity and duration of your flu.
7. Water and More Fluids
Whether you have respiratory flu or stomach flu, you need to drink enough water to keep your mouth, nose, and throat as moist as possible in order to help your body eliminate accumulated mucous and phlegm. (1, 2, 3, 4)
Rest and have enough sleep when you catch the flu. Sleeping gives your immune system a great boost and subsequently helps it in fighting the flu virus. Don’t stress yourself since stress can make your condition worse. Just relax, rest, and make sleep your first priority. (5, 6, 7)
5. Warm Broth
When you get the flu, everybody will recommend drinking warm chicken or beef bone broth. It is a great way to keep your body hydrated and relieve your nose and sinus congestion.
It is rich in proteins and minerals which give your immune system a boost to fight your viral infection. (8, 9)
4. Increase Your Zinc Intake
Zinc is essential for the health of our immune systems. It helps our bodies to produce more WBCs, white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infections. Studies show that zinc relieves the symptoms of the flu and shortens its duration. (10, 11, 12)
3. Salt Water Gargle
Saltwater gargle is composed of warm water and salt rinse for soothing sore throat and clearing mucous. It is recommended to boil the water to make it cleaner. Also, avoid swallowing it; just gargle. (13, 14, 15)
2. Herbal Tea
Many herbs are great for fighting infections because of their antiviral and antibacterial properties. They are also high in antioxidants, which boost the immune system and helps it in fighting all kinds of organisms.
Try herbal tea, green or black, turmeric, or cloves. (16, 17, 18)
1. Essential Oils
Applying certain essential oils can help you against harmful organisms. Cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, thyme oil, and oregano oil are great in fighting infections.
Tea tree oil is also very helpful. It is recommended for severe infections since it can work immediately. (19, 20, 21)