Do not run to the doctor as soon as you start sneezing or your throat hurts. Smarter to stay at home, get warm and apply some of the natural, proven recipes in the fight against colds. We will list some of the natural remedies that the experts rank them as the best and most efficient.


Flu can make the body lose fluid quickly and dehydrate extremely quickly. That is why it is necessary to constantly consume as much fluid as possible, especially hot drinks that purify the airways: soups, juices, teas. It is also necessary to stay away from beverages with caffeine because it belongs to diuretics. When it comes to a sore throat, herbal tea with honey can serve as a medicine.

You should not exaggerate with “modern” strong teas, energy drinks or artificial juices even with excessive sweetening, such as teas elderly, especially chronic patients. They can do more harm than good.

Homemade chicken soup

For generations, chicken soup is used as one of the best medicines for flu and colds. A study conducted in 2000 showed that chicken soup can help alleviate the symptoms of respiratory inflammation. We recommend chicken soup with the addition of vegetables: celery, carrot, parsley, pepper …
In the absence of homemade soups, and canned soup a lot of help, because in addition to water, contains a lot of minerals and vitamins, as well as electrolytes.

Rest and fresh air

Inhalation of moist and fresh air on the terrace or during a short walk helps to relieve painful and sore throat. You should also ventilate the room for a few minutes more often.

Rest is one of the very best therapy that much help your body to heal as soon as possible and get back into shape. Relaxing, you do not spend energy on movement, but on the fight against flu.


You should gargle your throat with salt water or warm chamomile tea helps with the release of thick mucus deposits that can accumulate in the area behind the throat, especially after a long period spent in bed. In this way, viruses that “have not yet entered the body” are thrown out of the body and reduced the concentration of those in our body.

Caramelized milk

Caramelized milk is prepared by placing a spoon of sugar (preferably, yellow) in an empty coffee pot. Heat the pots until the sugar melts, so that the sugar is glowing, but it does not burn. When the sugar turns golden, pour the milk (about 1.5 dl) and cook until it boils.

This hot milk should be taken with a spoon, and when it cools a little, sip. You do not need to drink boiling milk to avoid burning tongue and pharynx. Caramelized milk overcomes mucous membranes of the throat, prevents irritation and cough, and also inhales respiratory tract. This reduces coughing and purifies the airways, and enhances the body.

Brewed wine

Brewed wine in smaller quantities can be a good medicine against flu or colds. Cooked wine is prepared similarly to caramelized milk. In an empty coffee pot poured a tablespoon of sugar, and when the sugar turns golden, pour the red wine. When wine boils, add the same amount or a little more water, then a few peppercorns and dried basil.

This drink is used for vapor deposition and respiratory inhalation. Drink about one deciliter while the wine is moderately hot. One cup is recommended once a day. We warn you not to overdo the amount of cooked wine (alcohol) during therapy and not to recommend alcoholic drinks to minors or older chronic patients.

Sneezing and coughing

When coughing or sneezing, to protect others by covering your mouth and nose with your hand or a handkerchief. After that, throw wipes and wash your hands to remove bacteria. You should stay home when you are sick. A healthy adult can infect other people one to five days before any symptoms occur.

Personal and collective hygiene

Hand washing is an effective way to prevent and spread the virus. If you have small children, it is important to teach them to wash their hands with warm water and soap. Some findings suggest that human influenza viruses can survive on solid surfaces up to 24 hours, and on soft surfaces for about 20 minutes.

Infected people spread flu through drops caused by coughing, sneezing or touching common objects. You can get infected with flu if these drops come to your nose, mouth, or eyes.

When a healthy person touches an object used by an infected person, then touches his eyes, mouth or nose, and before he does not wash his hands, he brings the virus on himself. Flu viruses live longer than two hours on surfaces such as cell phones, computer keyboards, handles, tables, elevator buttons, taps, kitchen worktops, etc.

When is time to see the doctor?

In case of a severe cough and a significant increase in body temperature – however, you should contact a doctor, especially when it comes to children or the elderly.

The flu is a highly contagious viral disease. The infection spreads through the respiratory upper tract and sometimes attacks the lungs and if you do not pay attention to time and begin treatment, complications can be serious.

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