Fight the flu effectively with these simple tips and treatments based on natural ingredients that will make you feel much better.
Every year there are thousands of cases of flu in Spain. The most common symptoms are headaches and muscle aches, nasal congestion, fever, and cough. To eliminate these symptoms as soon as possible and strengthen the defenses it is very important to take the appropriate measures.
Below, we give you tips and home treatments to fight the flu effectively in the shortest possible time:
How to cure the flu
- Eat foods rich in vitamin C
There are different foods that can help in the recovery process; especially those rich in vitamin C. These strengthen the immune system and help reduce the duration of the flu. Among the foods with high content in this vitamin include orange, lemons, and grapefruit.
- Take care of the food
Although the flu usually decreases the desire to eat, it is very important not to stop eating. The body needs nutrients to recover. Of course, try to consume healthy, soft and clean foods such as soups, breast, fruit…
When you have the flu it is essential to hydrate, so drink lots of water, teas, soups … You will see how little by little you feel much better!
The body is wise and asks at all times what it needs. The flu leaves the body very tired and sore, so we need to sleep and rest to recover energy as soon as possible.
Effective natural treatments to relieve the flu
Honey and lemon tea
One of the best known and most effective treatments to relieve flu symptoms. To prepare it you only need the juice of a lemon, two tablespoons of honey and a cup of boiling water. It is recommended to take this tea 2-3 times a day.
Hydration is essential when you are going through a flu process. Helps decongest the nose and throat. The ginger has analgesic and antibacterial properties that help decrease faster flu symptoms. On this occasion, we have combined them with honey and lemon to enhance their effects. It is very easy and quick to prepare, it is also very tasty!
- ½ liter of water
- 28 grams of chopped ginger
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ tablespoon of lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon to taste
Boil the water. When the water is hot, add the chopped ginger. Let boil 5-8 minutes. Turn off the heat and add honey, lemon juice, and ground cinnamon to taste to sweeten a little. Let it rest for 10 minutes before taking it.
Inhalations with eucalyptus
The eucalyptus stands out for its expectorant properties, making it perfect for opening the airways. To make inhalations with eucalyptus you need five drops of eucalyptus essential oil and one liter of boiling water. Inhale for a few minutes.
To make the most of the benefits of this natural treatment, place a towel over your head so that the vapor stays trapped and inspire more.
The chicken broth directly attacks the cells that cause the virus, eliminating the most common symptoms of the cold or flu. Reduces inflammation of the throat and eliminates mucus.