As we enter into the flu season, chances are that many people will experience the effects of a cold or flu. Highly contagious, colds are the name we give for over 100 mild viral influenza forms. Luckily, there are many natural home remedies for the flu that can prevent and reduce the symptoms of the common cold and raise your immunity during this vulnerable season. if you follow these recommendations, chances are your flu-catching ability will be lessened.
10 Natural Flu Remedies You Can Try at Home
1. Vitamin D
Boosting up on Vitamin D helps to prevent colds and flu. This may be related to the necessary role this vitamin plays in the protection and lubrication of many of the body’s principle organ systems. It also boosts cellular growth and normal immune cell activity. I recommend 15 minutes daily of natural sunlight, consuming more foods with vitamin d and possibly taking a vitamin D3 supplement. (more…)
When it comes to medicinal herbs wild oregano is king. Oregano has been used for its medicinal values for thousands of years. The name oregano is derived from the Greek word meaning “joy of the mountains.”
Oregano is a member of the mint family. Wild oregano is not the same as the one found in the grocery store. Often times you’ll only find marjoram, oregano’s calmer, sweeter fraternal twin. Oregano is zesty, peppery and lemony. Marjoram is delicate and floral. Of the 60 plus species of oregano, or oregano-like plants, relatively few actually possess significant medicinal powers. To be medicinal, oregano must be wild mountain-grown. Medicinal grade oregano grows wild throughout the world but is best known in the Mediterranean and North America. The plant grows in remote mountainous regions free of pollution. Only the leaves of the flowering plant are used. They are picked precisely when the plant is highest in essential oil. Being wild, it is grown chemical-free. (more…)
Oregano is nature’s antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. Besides making pizza, pasta and salad taste great, the oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses, and it’s a powerful antihistamine. Research is finding that oil of oregano is as effective against ulcerative colitis as prescription drugs without the harmful side effects. Oil of oregano is also able to regenerate liver cells. (more…)
The oil of oregano is one of the strongest natural germ killers known, effective against Candida/yeast as well as most types of bacteria. Several new studies add to the existing body of science on this nutrient’s use as a natural immune support compound, which has been in long-term use in traditional medicine. (more…)