Natural Meds for Cold & Flu Season

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. These are simply home remedies that I have researched on my own and applied to my family for health and wellness. I have included links to scientific research that you may read for more information. 

A BIG part of staying healthy is lifestyle, so I always start there first. Simple changes to your daily routine such as proper hygiene,  water intake, adequate rest, exercise, and dietary changes go a long way in keeping you healthy.

Below are my TOP go-to supplements for cold & flu season. All products* mentioned are liquid or chewable so they can be taken by children as well.

1. Elderberry Syrup – This is the #1 item I recommend. It has amazing immune boosting properties! It has also been shown to have a direct anti-viral effect against the flu and decrease the duration of symptoms. ​If you don’t buy anything else, definitely put this on your list.

2. Vitamins – Vitamin D, C, and zinc can be taken daily or when symptomatic to decrease upper respiratory infections, ​ fight virusesshorten cold symptoms by 40%, and reduce antibiotic use.

​3. Herbs – Astragalus & Echinacea are known to enhance the immune system and increase white blood cells which fight off bacteria and viruses. You can use this tincture by placing a dropperful in a small cup of juice.

4. Probiotic – Hippocrates said that disease starts in the gut. A probiotic is a great way to restore good bacteria and it also reduces inflammation in the body. ​

5. Essential Oils – If you are brand new to essential oils, check out my getting started post. During the winter months, we diffuse Germ Fighter and Immune Booster every night while we sleep. This diffuser is simple to use and includes a night light as well as a timer. Simply place a few drops of your essential oil into the water and turn it on. You can also purchase pre-diluted roll ons to take with you on the go to rub on your wrists or neck.

BONUS! Colloidal Silver – Since we are stocking up your medicine cabinet, I also wanted let you know about this amazing natural antibiotic. It’s not meant to be used on a long-term basis but only when symptoms present and not longer than 10 days.

Those are my top recommended items for every household this cold & flu season. I think you will find that your family stays healthier and recovers quicker by using these natural methods.



*Amazon links are included for easy ordering. Please note that these are affiliate links.

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