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Health 22 January 2018
By: Natasha Tanga

Simple Ways to Naturally Prevent and Cure Cold & Flu

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Last week, we helped you understand more about your body's reaction to cold & flu and how they affect your overall system. It is surely a very common yet annoying illness, since one can contract it unknowingly and the symptoms can interfere with their daily routine. That's why, on this journal, we are now focusing on how to prevent and treat your cold & flu naturally.

1. Consuming ginger

Ginger naturally combats nausea and vomiting, making it an excellent flu treatment. Our Relief Sari line has Jahe Merah to prevent and treat cold & flu symptoms naturally. You can also buy organic ginger ale or ginger teas, as well as brewing your own homemade ginger recipes.

2. Probiotics for flu treatment and prevention

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that keep your gut healthy and strong, thus boosting your immune system. Ideally, you should begin taking probiotics before you get the flu, especially if you have been in contact with someone who is ill. If your digestive tract is not adequately defended, you are more likely to experience illness. Probiotics can be found in fruits and vegetables, as well as yogurts.

3. Take immunity-boosting supplements & vitamins

As with Jahe Merah in the first pointer, our Relief Sari line also promotes the usage of Meniran (Chancha Piedra) to cure flu and cold naturally. Not only they are a potent immune booster to rebuild your immunity against the virus, but also packed with antioxidants to help clear out the remaining symptoms.

Also, get your boost in essential vitamins and minerals from a daily multivitamin. Adults also may go for additional zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3 to boost immunity. B-complex vitamins is also highly important to help fight fatigue and weakness.

4. Take a lot of rest

To avoid interfering longer with your routine, it is often best to take a full rest when your are experiencing flu symptoms. Many people will run the mistake of taking symptom relief drugs and still maintain an erratic schedule that pushes their body to its limits. By achieving adequate rest you will feel better sooner and you will actually be able to accomplish more as your body recovers.

5. Keep yourself hydrated

One of the easiest and best flu remedies is to drink water as often as you can. If you have nausea or vomiting, take frequent small sips. Look for signs of dehydration; seek medical attention right away if you experience any of these symptoms, especially in children: dry skin, dry mouth, thirst, decreased urination, dark-colored urine, heart palpitations, muscle cramping, headaches, or decreased sweating.

While you’re hydrating with water, you can also keep a nice, hot cup of herbal tea at hand, and add organic honey and lemon not only for taste and vitamin boost, but to soothe a sore throat and relieving your cough.

7. Avoid sugar and dairy products

This is very important to be reminded of, as sometimes people think the only thing they should avoid consuming during a flu episode is cold drinks. Sugar prevents your body from fighting off the bacteria that is causing your flu symptoms, while dairy, like milk, are mucus forming foods and can cause the mucus in your lungs and sinuses to stick around longer, which may cause you to experience symptoms for a longer period of time.

8. Penetrating heat for flu relief

For flu relief, keep a bottle of eucalyptus oil or cajuput oil at hand. For helping to clear congestion, spread some of the oil or rub into a tissue or washrag; hold it up near your mouth and nose and inhale several times per day.

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