How to recover from the flu and colds without drugs: the top 6 folk remedies

Как вылечиться от гриппа и простуды без лекарств: топ-6 народных средств

How to treat the flu folk remedies?

With the onset of cold pores, significantly increasing the number of people who become ill SARS and influenza. Best methods to cure flu folk remedies.

With the onset of cold pores, significantly increasing the number of people who become ill SARS and influenza. The last few years, none of the autumn-winter season is not “complete” without a flu epidemic. Every year the viruses mutate, becoming more and more dangerous complications of the disease.

Doctors believe, forewarned is forearmed, and insist on proper prevention of ARVI and flu in the form of vaccination. However, 99% of the Ukrainian population trust the proven folk remedies for the prevention and treatment of colds. tell how to treat colds and flu folk remedies at home.

Miss the beginning of the disease difficult. The first symptoms of the common cold: malaise, sore throat, runny nose, cough. To prevent the escalation of pulmonary symptoms in a serious illness by using simple and inexpensive means of traditional medicine.

Most of them gentle effects on the body, do not accumulate, and the probability of allergic reactions from their use is low.

The most effective methods of dealing with the symptoms of flu and colds

Как вылечиться от гриппа и простуды без лекарств: топ-6 народных средств

The flu in Ukraine to 2019 treatment / photo:

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is not produced in the human body and does not accumulate in it. It is therefore necessary to include in the daily diet foods containing vitamin C, and during epidemics of influenza to use it in large quantities. That vitamin C helps with colds have learned more in the 70-ies of the XIX century.

Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling argued that to prevent disease and support good health you need 1000 mg of vitamin C per day.

Recent studies have shown that vitamin C prevents the flu and not a cure, but it alleviates the symptoms and shortens the duration of the disease. Daily consumption of vitamin C reduces the risk of colds by 50%.

Vitamin C rich citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits, kiwi fruits), apples, persimmons, berries (blackcurrants, strawberries), vegetables (fresh cabbage and sauerkraut, onions, garlic). We must not forget about herbs that contain vitamin C: burdock root, fennel, hops, peppermint, nettle, parsley, red pepper, yarrow, raspberry leaves, Linden blossom.

It is useful to make tea from rose hips. To use the liquid required in large quantities and warm (not hot). Recommended weak green or black tea, to which add a spoonful of honey and slice of lemon.

A lot of vitamin C and red peppers. According to some claims, only a small piece of pepper or pepper infusion contains more vitamin C than a few lemons together. Widely used hot pepper in the treatment of sore throat and cough.

If the throat is red, you can dissolve ¼ tsp of ground red pepper in a glass of warm water and rinse with this solution throat. People with peptic ulcer disease, gastritis can be treated with hot pepper needs special care.

Rinsing the nose, rinsing the throat

It is believed that regular rinsing of the nasal cavity herbal or salt solutions not only helps you cope with the first symptoms of the disease, but also is a great prevention method.

If tickle in my throat, will help rinse with furacilin, decoction of chamomile or iodine-saline solution (1 tsp salt, 3 drops of iodine in 200 ml. of warm boiled water).


Как вылечиться от гриппа и простуды без лекарств: топ-6 народных средств

Inhalation / photo:

Inhalation is recognized as one of the most effective methods of prevention and treatment of colds. Today breathing steam over a pan in which potatoes are boiled, no longer fashionable, and ineffective. But to breathe in the eucalyptus, sage or oak bark – very helpful.

For inhalation it is better to use a special device – an inhaler, the optimal number of inhalations/exhalations – 50 times. Breath is only the nose, exhale through your mouth. Repeat the procedure several times a day.

Often get rid of the symptoms help inhalation with saline. Some are used for inhalations, mineral water, water pre-release gas, but not for everyone this tool safely.

Observance of the thermal mode and sleep mode

It is impossible to prevent hypothermia, especially in need of warm limbs. According to popular tips for frozen feet can make a hot bath with mustard, and warm up completely will help is warm (not hot) bath.

You should know that baths are contraindicated when increased body temperature up to 38 C and above. Restful sleep is a very important component in the fight against colds, because only a rested body can resist the virus.

The use of volatile

Phytoncides – biologically active substances contained in onions and garlic, inhibit and kill the growth and development of bacteria. That is why onion and garlic in folk medicine, assigned a place of honor.

Some studies have shown that daily consumption of these vegetables in the autumn-winter period reduces the risk of Contracting a cold in half, but also accelerates and facilitates the healing process for sick people. “Shock” power recipe, in which the juice of garlic or garlic paste mixed with honey in proportion 1:1.

One to two teaspoons of the mixture you need to drink a glass of water twice a day. Useful and evaporation of onion/garlic. For the vegetables grate and inhale the pungent aroma, alternating breaths then nose, then mouth.

Boosting immunity with ginger

Как вылечиться от гриппа и простуды без лекарств: топ-6 народных средств

Boosting immunity with ginger / photo:

To effectively fight the flu and to prevent colds will help ginger. In folk medicine, popular drink with ginger, honey and lemon.

They strengthen the immune system, warm tone, and also have diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory properties.


Not new but seldom used method of dealing with colds. So, when just starting a cold, experts point massage recommend clicking on the dots located:

near the wings of the nose;

  • under the nose;
  • between the eyes;
  • in the center of the chin.

To reduce the fever, you must click on the point directly under the elbow joint.

But when the headache is to massage the area between thumb and index finger (pinch it together, the point will be on top).

Recipes folk remedies for colds

Как вылечиться от гриппа и простуды без лекарств: топ-6 народных средств

Recipes folk remedies for colds / photo:

Recipe No. 1


  • Lukewarm water – 1.5 liters;
  • Coarse sea salt – 1 tsp;
  • Lemon – 1 PC.;
  • Ascorbic acid – 1 g


Preparation and use:

  • Dissolved in water salt, add lemon juice and ascorbic acid.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Drink in small doses 2 hours before bedtime.

Recipe No. 2


  • Ground ginger;
  • Black pepper;
  • Red pepper;
  • Cardamom;
  • Milk – 2 cups

Preparation and use:

  • Mix a pinch of each spice.
  • Add the mixture to the hot milk.
  • To drink in small portions throughout the day.

Recipe No. 3


  • Milk – 1 l;
  • Honey – 5 tbsp;
  • Vanilla sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon – a pinch;
  • Sweet bell pepper – 4 PCs.;
  • Bay leaf – 1 PC.


Preparation and use:

  • Diluted in milk, honey and all other ingredients.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, let stand 5-10 minutes.
  • Drink at night for all family members.

Recipe No. 4


  • Lemon – 1 PC.;
  • Honey – 150 g;
  • Ginger root – 300 g


Preparation and use:

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender.
  • Place the mass into a glass container, cover tightly.
  • Take 1 tsp 2 times a day in its natural form or added to drinks.