Grandma’s Comforts – Home Remedies for flu

Some of the common traditional remedies to deal with the flu

Cosying Up Take a very hot bath, as hot as you can stand, and then snuggle up in a nice warm bed. Remain there the whole day and through that night, even if doing so means you’re neglecting your family. Read a good book or write letters to special friends who are far away. Drink lots of fluids.

For a scratchy or sore throat, try:

Hot lemon tea Cut up two whole lemons and add to a pot of boiling water Let steep for ten minutes. Drink with a tablespoon of honey to the cup.

For a scratchy throat with nasal or sinus congestion, there is:

Hot ginger milk Heat, but do not boil, a pan of milk. To this, add two or three slices of fresh ginger. If fresh isn’t available, use 1/4 -3/4 teaspoon of ground ginger. Serve hot with honey to taste.

Or try this;

Vinegar and honey Mix equal parts (one tablespoon each) of apple cider vinegar and honey in hot water to relieve nasal congestion and aches. Can also be used to gargle.

Some cures were potent indeed:

Herbs Herbalists today base most of their remedies on age-old recipe-. handed down from one generation to another. Teas such as camomile rosehip and peppermint are used by many people to relieve symptoms of the common cold and flu. Teas of cayenne (red pepper) are said to be excellent for relieving a cough.

Cod-liver oil and garlic A remedy for a cold or flu, which most of us probably prefer to forget, is that dose of cod-liver oil two or three times a day. Or how about swallowing some garlic?