Home remedies to treat the flu and the cold
Home treatments for the flu include medicinal herbs, such as guaco and turmeric, which have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, helping to combat some symptoms, including sore throat, runny nose, for example.
In the treatment of the flu, it is also important to prioritize foods such as orange and lemon, which contain vitamins and minerals that strengthen the immune system, thus helping to recover from the flu. I see other foods that also help to strengthen the immune system.
The home remedies for the flu in the replacement of the treatment recommended by the doctor, and by eso, must be used only to complement the indicated treatment and help in the recovery.
Some home remedy options for the flu are:
1. Jugo of orange with lemon and oil
As it is rich in compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as vitamin C and flavonoids, the orange juice with lemon and oil strengthens immunity, helping to fight the flu virus.
In a vase, express 2 oranges and a lemon, adding 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Finally, add 2 drops of propolis extract, mixing well and drinking.
Contraindications: This yoke is not recommended for people allergic to bees, oil or some of the components of this product. Embarazadas women who are in the period of lactation, should consume this yoke under the guidance of a doctor.
2. Tea with ginger and lemon
Ginger with lemon contains gingerol, vitamin C and zingerone, compounds with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant action that help to relieve flu symptoms, such as throat irritation and coughs. See how el jengibre can help in the treatment of the flu.
Place 2 cm of fresh ginger in 200 ml of water or 1 cup of ginger in octopus for every liter of water. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes and let it cool, paste and add the drops of lemon. Drink 3 glasses a day.
Contraindications: This is not recommended for children under 6 years of age, people using anticoagulant drugs, and those who have ulcers in the gallbladder or hemorrhagic diseases. In addition to eso, the embarassed women and people who use drugs to control high blood pressure or diabetes, only consume this under medical guidance.
3. Té verde con miel
By containing flavonoids and catechins, composed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, the green té helps to strengthen the immune system. In the case of the child, it contains antimicrobial properties, helping to alleviate the symptoms of the flu, especially the symptoms.
Put the green part in the boiling water. Cover and leave to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Then cool, paste and sweeten with honey and drink.
Contraindications: This technique is not suitable for women who are embarrassed or who are in the period of lactation. It is also indicated for children or people who have problems with the thyroid, kidneys, liver, gastritis, ulcers and insomnia. In addition to eso, people who use drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure or anticoagulants, should only consume under medical advice.
4. Té de ajo con limón
It contains allicin, aliin and garlic, compounds with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which strengthen the immune system, helping to alleviate some flu problems, such as headache, congested nose.
Pour in the water and then add the crushed or chopped steel to the soaking water, letting it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Use paste and add lemon juice and drink.
Contraindications: This product should not be consumed by embarassed women or during the lactation period, in addition to obesity, it is not recommended for children under 2 years of age and for people with problems such as gastritis, ulcers, low pressure and hemorrhage, people who You are using medication for high blood pressure or anticoagulant, you only have to drink this under the doctor’s recommendation.
5. Té de guaco con miel
El té de guaco (Mikania glomerata Spren) contains expectorant, anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator properties, providing a very good option to help in the treatment of respiratory problems, alleviating the symptoms of catarrh.
Put las hojas de guaco in water hirviendo. Remove and leave to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. After that, add la miel and drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Contraindications: this is not recommended for children under 3 years old. In addition to eso, the embarassed women and people with some health problems, such as cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes and diseases in the liver, should also consume this tea. Additionally, people who use anticoagulant, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs should consult a doctor before drinking this tea.
6. Hot milk with ginger and star anise
The milk hydrates the throat and relieves flu symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat and coughs. In the case of jengibre and star anise, they contain compounds with anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, strengthening the immune system and helping to fight the flu.
Milk may temporarily increase the viscosity of saliva in the mouth and throat, and it may seem that it increases the production of moco. However, milk does not increase the production of milk in the lungs, and can be consumed during the flu, except in cases of allergies or intolerances.
Place all the ingredients in a hot pot for a few minutes, when the milk starts to heat up, keep it on fire for a further 2 minutes. Remove the olla, endulce with myel and drink tibio all the nights before bed, while the flu symptoms persist.
Contraindications: This drink must not be consumed in person with allergy or intolerance to milk. It is also recommended for children under 6 years of age, people using anticoagulant drugs, with gallbladder stones or hemorrhagic diseases. Embarrassed women and people who use medication to control diabetes or high blood pressure should only consume this drink under medical advice.
7. Star anise tea
Star anise is a very good option to alleviate the symptoms and fight the virus responsible for the flu, because it contains xiquimic acid, a compound that has antiviral action.
Add the anis to the soaking water and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Enseguida, paste and drink 2 to 3 glasses a day.
Contraindications: Anís té should not be consumed by embarassed women, which is in the period of lactation, people with high estrogen level and in children.
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8. Turmeric tea
Turmeric is a root with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action that strengthens the immune system, helping to reduce flu symptoms, such as sore throat. Sepa how turmeric helps in the treatment of the flu.
Put the turmeric in boiling water, cover and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 glasses a day, until symptoms improve.
This technique is not indicated for people with gastric ulcers, ulcers in the gallbladder or who are using anticoagulant drugs. In addition to this, the women who are embarrassed, what they find during the period of lactation, can only drink this under medical guidance.
9. Té de naranja with cinnamon and honey
The orange juice is rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, compounds with antioxidant properties that strengthen the cells of the immune system, helping to improve the flu.
1 cup of fresh or dehydrated orange peel (without the white part);
200 ml of boiling water;
1 small piece of raw cinnamon;
1 spoonful of honey.
Wash twice and peel the orange. Add the orange peels and the cinnamon leaves in the soaking water, cover and leave to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the shells, add honey and drink enseguida.
Contraindications: it should not be consumed by people who have ulcers in the stomach or intestine.
10. Acerola yoke
the acerola (Malpighia emarginata) it is rich in succinic acid, flavonoids and vitamin C, compounds with immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties that improve the functions of the body’s defense cells, helping to fight the flu virus.
Wash the acerolas twice and place in a blender with 250 ml of water and beat twice. Paste and endulzar with myel and drink enseguida.
In addition to this, food is also very important to recover faster. See other advice to lessen flu symptoms.
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