natural remedies for the flu

Natural Remedies for the Flu


There are natural remedies for the flu that will help you feel better. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The symptoms are similar to a cold but also include fever, chills, headache, vomiting, and body aches. Fortunately, there are natural remedies will help your body fight the illness and support healing. A combination of natural therapies such as homeopathy, herbs, supplements, and foods is a well rounded approach.

If you or your child is sick with the flu, here is a list of remedies you can use to get your body through the illness.

Homeopathic Remedies

Herbal Remedies

  • Elderberry – a tbsp of elderberry syrup 1-3 times per day while sick
  • Echinacea – a dropperful of echinacea tincture
  • Thyme – thyme tea helps with cough


  • Vitamin C – whole food vitamin C supplements are the best option
  • Vitamin D – healthy levels of vitamin D help keep the immune system strong

Essential Oils

  • Eucalyptus – diffuse
  • Peppermint – diffuse
  • Thieves – diffuse


  • Homemade Chicken soup – add healing herbs to the broth like thyme, or an adaptogen like astragalus
  • Honey – helps sooth sore throats
  • Lemon – high in vitamin c
  • Sore throat lemonade
Use a Combination of Natural Remedies for the Flu

A combination of remedies used consistently throughout the duration of the illness will help. Most importantly, rest and hydrate!

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