Cold and Flu Remedies that Work

A pill for this and pill for that we are inundated with over the counter and prescription drugs. We have ditched old school wisdom and natural remedies and instead of being healthier immune systems have become weaker. To prevent colds and the flu this winter get back to the basics…

mulleinMy grandmother grew up sharecropping in Louisiana during a time when there was no money for doctors or medicine. When ever anyone in her family got a cold they went out and gathered Mullein to make tea. They used numerous natural herbal remedies and still do today. My grandmother is 79 and going strong.

Here’s a list of cold and flu remedies that work:

  • Mullein
  • Golden Seal
  • Ginger
  • Forsythia & Honeysuckle
  • Elderberry
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Black Cherries
  • Garlic Onion Hot Red Pepper & Ginger Chicken Soup

Soup Recipe:

chicken soup4 cups chicken stock, home made or store bought
3/4 cup fresh diced onion
3/4 cup fresh diced celery
3/4 cup fresh minced garlic
1 tablespoon hot red pepper
2 ounces dried egg noodles
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Lemon halves

Bring stock to boil for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add herbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with lemon halves and add squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

28 thoughts on “Cold and Flu Remedies that Work

  1. I just love it ….. well i don’t have any doubt about your articles… your posts are awesome… Honestly you are simply the best.Thanks for sharing this in your post with us.

  2. Having a good diet and constantly exercising is also one way to keep fit if you ask me. i have been doing it for about 3 to 4 weeks now and i don’t remember catching cold since then. :) try it out for yourself guys.

  3. Hi. I personally believe that the best thing for Cold’s is Vitamin C! Lots & Lots of vitamin c is all you really need. There’s something about the Citric Acid in Vitamin C that helps fight off infections as well as prevent them.

  4. Very informative! I just love it ….. well i don't have any doubt about your articles… your posts are awesome… Honestly you are simply the best.Thanks for sharing this in your post with us. This a definitely a very good read for me!Keep posting

  5. Wow that soups sounds and looks delicious, it is winter time so i guess its only a matter of time before i try it out. thanks for the recipe, ill come back and tell you how it went!

  6. ring stock to boil for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add herbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with lemon halves and add squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

  7. It's no wonder natural cold and flu remedies are popular – modern medicine has yet to offer a cure for these age-old ailments. While some antiviral drugs can prevent and shorten the flu's duration, most medications only offer temporary relief of symptoms. Many natural remedies provide temporary relief as well, and a few may actually help you get better.

  8. Change Your Thinking to Change Your Life wrote an interesting post today on Cold and Flu Remedies that WorkHere’s a quick excerptCold and Flu Remedies that Work Posted by: Marenda on Thursday, December 6th, 2007 A pill for this and pill for that we are inundated with over the counter and prescription drugs. We have ditched old school wisdom and natural remedies and instead of being healthier immune systems have become weaker. To prevent colds and the flu this winter get back to the basics… My grandmother grew up sharecropping in Louisiana during a time when there was no money for doctors or medicine.

  9. Herbal medicines for cold and flu ailments do not directly attack the viruses. They exist to help boost your immune system, since only your own body can help you fight off these problems. Your immune system is the key to fending off viruses!Use elderberry extract as a natural cold remedy.

  10. Elderberry has long been used as a folk remedy for colds, flu and respiratory infections. Studies have shown that elderberry extracts fight off viruses.There is also a compound in elderberry that researchers believe strengthen our immune system.Only use commercially produced elderberry extract as the fresh plant contains cyanide and can result in cyanide poisoning.

  11. It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.

  12. Resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle. This battle taxes the body. So give it a little help by lying down under a blanket.Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary relief. Try a teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water, four times daily. To reduce the tickle in your throat, try an astringent gargle — such as tea that contains tannin — to tighten the membranes. Or use a thick, viscous gargle made with honey, popular in folk medicine.

  13. It is possible to effectively ease the pain and discomfort of colds and flu, naturally. The common cold is caused by any one of 200 different viruses. When infection occurs , the walls of the respiratory tract swell and produce excess mucus, giving rise to the typical cold symptoms. Symptoms range from sore throat, running nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes to hacking cough, headache, and fever. Most colds run their course in 7-10 days. Recurrent colds (almost constantly suffering) may indicate a lowered immune capacity and too much stress and often not enough sleep.

  14. My all time favorite is garlic. I am from Eastern Europe and garlic is probably the most popular cold remedy over there.

  15. When I feel a cold coming on, I squeeze the juice of one whole lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it (I add a bit of sugar before I give it to my kids). Repeat three times per day. Works like a charm.

  16. Great article….you might be feeling better, but no one will want to be around you. lol Look at some of those remedies: Garlic, Onion…Garlic Onion, Ginger

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