Flu is respiratory infections caused by the rhinovirus. Everyone can catch flu at least once a year. Especially in the rainy season. Tortured with nasal congestion or runny from the flu is very annoying. Fortunately, there are many natural flu medicine choices that can help you breathe easier and heal faster. Let’s check what we should do to reduce the flu in the home!
Drink Warm Water
Drinking water and other fluids are even more important when you have the flu. Water helps to keep your nose, mouth, and throat moist. You can make various drinks with warm water such as tea, warm ginger, warm lemon tea, warm mint tea, which contains antiseptic and natural decongestants to facilitate breathing.
More Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays an important role in your body and has many health benefits. Along with limes, oranges, grapefruits, leafy greens, and other fruits and vegetables, lemons are a good source of vitamin C. Adding fresh lemon juice to hot tea with honey may reduce phlegm when you’re sick. You can consume more fruits during the flu so it can help you recover quickly.
Eat Warm Soup
Chicken soup may not be a cure-all, but it’s a great choice when you’re flu. Enjoying a bowl of chicken soup with vegetables, prepared from scratch or warmed from a can, can slow the movement of neutrophils in your body. You may add more garlic and chicken into the soup.
Garlic and chicken can be a very appropriate blend to cure colds. Because there is also a substance in chicken meat called carnosine which helps reduce colds symptoms. In addition, the warm steam from chicken soup also helps to relieve nasal congestion.
You have to get enough sleep when sick. Forcing yourself to do activities as usual and interacting with many people will increase the risk of getting it worst. That is why when you catch the flu you should rest at home. Try to add extra pillows under the head. Slipping an extra pillow under the head can make the mucus flow down by itself.
Flu generally can heal themselves without special medical treatment. It will take around 7-10 days after the first symptoms appear. However, you should check your self to a doctor if after trying various natural remedies but it doesn’t work.