What are the best natural treatments for colds and flu?

The Best Natural (& Safe) Remedies to Combat Cold/Flu Season ...
Today I would like to talk about those nasty colds and flu and what can be done to help alleviate them using natural remedies. 

1. A low immune system increases chances for cold & flu

2. Herbal Treatments for cold & flu

3. Preventive Steps you can Take

4. Things to Avoid

Natural cold and flu remedies can reduce the effects of the cold and flu and help your body fight it off in a completely natural way.

The common cold is the most common ailment in the world.

Children in school are more prone to the common cold and flu because of their proximity to each other and families that have children in school are more apt to have the condition make its way through every member of the family.

Low Immune System

When your immune system is low you are even more likely to catch one of the many cold or flu viruses .

Healthy nutrition , eating a well balanced and healthy diet , is a great way to make sure that your immune system is able to fight off the viruses that are the causes of a cold or flu.

Herbal Treatments

There are a number of natural cold and flu remedies and herbs that can be used to treat the symptoms of a cold or flu that are very beneficial and can help you to feel better in a short period of time.

Home cold remedies and herbal treatments are a wonderful alternative for many people because there is generally a lack of side effects with these treatments.

Many commercial common cold and flu remedies will leave you feeling drowsy when you take them to fight the symptoms.

Natural herbal remedies used in the treatment for colds and flu are not as likely to cause these effects.

These natural common cold and flu remedies and teas can be very effective at eliminating the body aches that accompany colds and flu and will work to restore your immune system so that it is better able to fight off the virus that is causing all of your symptoms.

There are also Preventive Steps you can Take to Avoid Colds and Flu:

* Hand Washing is a simple habit, something most people do without thinking. However, hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick.

If you don’t wash your hands frequently enough, you can affect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose and mouth or by touching surfaces that they also touch, such as door knobs.

Properly washing your hand with soap and water for 15 – 20 seconds has a great impact on keeping the infection away.

When soap and water are not available, then the next best alternative is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Hand washing does not take much time and becomes more of a habit over time, but it offers great reward in terms of preventing illness.

* Using Water and herbal teas.

Drink lots of liquids, at least 8 cups per day.You can’t flush a cold or flu out of your system, but drinking plenty of liquids can help. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Keeping the body well hydrated helps the immune system work better and flushes our systems of bacteria and viruses.

* Home cold Remedies – using Saltwater gargle Add a 1/2 teaspoonful of salt to a 8-ounce glass of warm water stir until salt dissolves. This will temporarily comfort a sore or scratchy throat.

* Home cold Remedies – using Garlic is one of the more favorite home cures for colds. Many cultures have a home remedy for the cold and flu using garlic, whether itÂ’s chicken soup with lots of garlic, a drink made with raw crushed garlic, or if it just involves eating raw garlic. Garlic has lots of immune boosting capabilities.

Garlic Remedy

1. Squirt a dab of honey onto a teaspoon.

2. Press one garlic clove on top of the honey

3. Cover with another dab of honey.

This may be hard on your stomach at first. The garlic adds a bit of bitterness, but the honey does a great job lessening the bitterness.

Avoid the following drinks,

* Sugary drinks and caffeinated sodas should be avoided. A high sugar intake decreases the ability of the white blood cells to kill bacteria. Contaminated toothbrush

* When you are recovering from illness, it is a good time to change your toothbrush. Your toothbrush can hide the germs you have just been fighting off.

The quickest, safest and most effective way to fight off colds and flu with natural remedies is detailed in my book ” How to Blast Your Allergies Away Forever ! “

Another point to remember. If you think you have cought the Swine Flu, this is a particularly potent virus, so be sure and please check with your doctor or health care practitioner.

Best Wishes to Your Health Always,