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#1

Ideas for kicking the flu

Yesterday I woke with a dry horrible throat which resulted in me losing my voice. Today is my day off and I feel even worse (sore limbs/chesty cough/headachy etc etc). My nose seems to be okay (no blowing of the nose)

I have work tomorrow and I want to be allgood for it. Any ideas that will help me gain some energy etc. I feel horrid. :(

I think I'll take some panadol...but I have been sipping lemon/honey drinks. Any other suggestions?

#2

Garlic, honey in hot water.... along with plenty of Vit C, [capsicum/garlic is a ideal pre-flu preventative] + red meat for iron!

...... soup .......



garlic..thats something different! i will try it though. i have some pulpy orange juice...might drink that up too. unfortunately i just chucked up (maybe its a stomach flu?).

mmm hot soup sounds so appealing right now. im hungry but i don't want to eat :s

#3

take the lemsip drink as soon as you feel it comming on - just a itch in your throat or something, and lots of rest. Often you can kick it before it truely starts!

#4

my secret cure eat one whole lemon seems to work for me.

#5

Suck a garlic clove, the anti-bacteria helps kill the throat germs etc ... + soup

#6

if you feel up to it make a big pot of vegetable soup helps keep your energy levels up and easy to heat up.a chicken based soup is particularly good something about chicken soup for the soul.

#7

Have found, (where I got this from I so don't remember), I have a rosemary bush outside my kitchen window, so am lucky there, but if i feel sniffly, especially if throat is getting scratchy, break off a sprig of rosemary(bout 10cm's long), bit of a crush in the hand, nothin fancy, into a large mug, juice of 1 whole lemon, heaped teaspoon of Manuka honey and garlic(i have crushed so put in about a teaspoon) or a clove or 2 crushed is all good, good stir, let sit(cover if you can, keeps the steam in while steeping)for a few minutes, then sip on that and usually as a rule, feeling like a box of fluffies come next day!!!! truly works and doesnt taste as bad as one might think ;)

#8

I made a massive batch of Elderberry cordial this year and it's brilliant for sore throats and coughs among many other things. Considering the tree grows like a weed I'm surprised I don't hear of more people using it. You put berries in a pot, just cover with water, simmer 20 mins, strain through muslin/cheesecloth (squeezing out all juice). For every 500ml of juice add 2 cups of sugar and 12 cloves. Boil 10 mins, pour into sterilised bottles, add a few extra cloves and seal. It lasts about two years, well not in my house but you get the idea, it's simple as. A tablespoon a day during winter or with hot water for a hot toddy, I even gargle it, sore throats just disappear and I don't get ill as often as I used to. I highly recommend trying it.

#9

All year round I make up a sterilized glass jar of salt water - that is just a little bit of salt into hot water - then I use daily by leaning over the sink pouring some into my hand and inhaling it up into my nose, I then tilt my head back until it reaches my throat then I lean over the sink to let the rest drip out - I know it doesn't sound lady like but it works good by clearing your nasal passages and helps by keeping your nose and chest from infections etc

#10

use Immunoshield - start taking for a few days as soon as you feel something coming on, full of echinacea etc - it works!

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