Back To School Remedy: Cold + Flu Fight Off
With school in session, germs are bound to make an appearance and yes, that means cold and flu season is right around the corner! Today we'll be going over a few ideas to keep in your home in order to fight off and help in warding unwanted illness. As a general rule of thumb, this list is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure the common cold or flu, so make sure you're checking in with your doc. Before we get started...Want more natural remedies, recipes, and healthy tips + solutions? Activate your Abundant Motherhood Club Membership HERE today!
10 Back To School Remedies for Cold + Flu
Organic Bone Broth - Bone Broth can actually be homemade or store-bought and is packed full of vitamins and minerals that will assist in strengthening the immune system. Bone broth can also be a key player in warding off inflammation, infections, and viruses.
Garlic- A natural flu-fighting food that helps to enhance the immune system and aids in prevention against the flu bug.
Hot Shower + Face Steam-Taking time to get steamy via a hot shower or face steam is an excellent way for your body to open up and cleanse the nasal pathway. Try sprinkling in eucalyptus essential oil for an extra relaxing and aromatherapy kick!
Hot Lemon Water with Ginger + Honey- Making a homemade hot tea with this mixture will replenish and strengthen your immune system, with this blend full of a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Plus, the warm liquid is soothing for the throat!
Chamomile Tea - This tea should not be consumed if pregnant. However, chamomile can be a powerful herbal tea for fighting the common cold and flu. Additional benefits include fighting inflammation and reducing anxiety.
Vitamin C - The staple vitamin for all colds!
Coconut oil- Can be added to foods or drinks. Great staple ingredient for enhancing the immune system and fighting of common cold viruses.
Zinc- Another essential mineral that aids in protection against viruses + enhances immune functionality.
Humidifier- A great tool for adding moisture to the air. Humidifiers can also make the air easier to breath for those a sore throat or congestion. Humidifiers can also help in preventing the spread of viruses.
REST- This might be the toughest concept for many of us during a battle with the cold or flu. But truly, rest is a necessity. Rest allows your body to heal, repair, and recharge. Listen to your body. If it's achy, tired, and craving more sleep, then SLEEP.
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