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HOMEMADE FLU REMEDIES

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I think by now you have realized that a lot of people around you are very sick and struggling to shake off the flu and cold symptoms… This season is dragging most of us and it’s hard to protect yourself from catching anything when almost everyone around you is sneezing, coughing and blowing their blocked nose every chance they get.

This flu this time around is really hitting different and it’s reminding me so much of when I had COVID in 2021. But that mixed with hay fever? We are going through a lot, and I can’t be the only one.  So here are some home remedies that can help you get back to some good health…

  • A lemon cut in half and filled with black pepper powder and salt. Sucking on this can reduce the intensity of a cough; lemons are made up mostly of water and are high in vitamin C while black pepper corns are made up of 3.5% essential oils which help with coughing.

  • Worcestershire sauce – Worcestershire sauce contains molasses, an ingredient used as a substitute for honey. Molasses in warm milk can be used to remedy cough.
  • Take a warm shower: Getting in a shower with the bathroom door closed works as your own personal sauna. The steamy bathroom helps to open your airways and moisten and thin the mucus in your sinuses.
  • Gargling with warm spinach juice cures the inflammation of the throat, eliminates phlegm and aids with detoxification.

  • A teaspoon of honey taken 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days will ease a cough. Also taking garlic at night with meals twice a week in winter can relieve a cough.
  • Drink half a teaspoon of poppy seeds mixed with 3-4 teaspoons of coconut milk and a teaspoon of honey before bedtime. Poppy seeds can be found at Indian grocery/spice shops and in selected supermarkets in the baking section.
  • Something that might be odd for you is having sliced onions on the side of your bed or just in your room to help clear the room from any bacteria. I have tried this, and it really helped me so much.

Give any of these a try and see which helps you especially if you’ve stocked up on meds and nothing is helping much.

Much Love,

Shai_Quan xx

Written by: Chareen Kauazunda

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