Home Remedies To Cure Flu And Fever In Winter

If your forehead is fiery with fever, you could reach for acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) to lower your temperature. The common cold (medically known as infectious nasopharyngitis) is the most common upper respiratory tract infection. More than 200 different viruses can cause colds. The most common cause is the rhinovirus, which is responsible for about half of all colds. The adenovirus family also causes upper respiratory infections (it is one of the many viruses that cause the common cold). It also causes pneumonia, conjunctivitis, and several other diseases. A newer strain of adenovirus has caused several deaths.The flu virus has a unique ability to change its surface structure. This means that people’s immune systems might not be able to effectively fight the new version of the flu that circulates each season (known as seasonal flu). This can cause widespread illness (epidemics and pandemics). For this reason, people who are at risk of complications should be immunised each year. Most cases of influenza occur within a six- to eight-week period during winter and spring.. If you’re uncom­fortable, though, and you want to take action, try these tips to tame the fires within.

Home Remedies To Cure Flu And Fever In Winter

1. Drink Ginger Tea

  • Ginger helps stimulate the nerves that lead to mucus production. If you have a scratchy throat, or dry, irritated nasal cavities, then slice some fresh ginger and put it in a tea strainer. Pour in some boiling water and let the ginger steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Mustard Plaster 

  • Make a mustard plaster by mixing 1 tablespoon of mustard with 2 to 4 tablespoons of flour. Then, mix in one egg white and enough warm water to form a paste.

3. Cloves  and Garlic Soup

  • To make a soup, chop 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and boil them in one cup of water. After it has boiled, strain off the garlic and drink the broth.

4. Honey And Lemon juice

  •  Mix a tablespoon of honey with fresh lemon juice and half a cup of hot water. This can also help a sore throat feel better.

5. Echinacea tincture 

  •  During cold and flu season, take 20 to 30 drops of Echinacea tincture in half-cup of water three times daily.

6. Lukewarm Water

  • Take a bath in lukewarm water. This temperature will feel plenty cool when you have a fever, and the bath should help bring your body temperature down. Don’t try to bring a fever down rapidly by plunging yourself into cold water that tactic sends blood rushing to internal organs, which is how your body defends itself from cold. Your interior actually warms up instead of cooling down.

7. Yarrow Tea

  • Brew a cup of yarrow tea. This herb opens your pores and triggers the sweating that is said to move a fever toward its end. Steep a tablespoon of herb in a cup of freshly boiled water for 10 minutes. Let cool. Drink a cup or two until you start to sweat.

8. Orange juice

  • Orange juice and other fruit juices rich in vitamin C are good choices, since the vitamin C assists your immune system in fighting off infection.

9. Garlic

  • To make a soup, chop 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and boil them in one cup of water. After it has boiled, strain off the garlic and drink the broth.

10. Ginger Root

  •  This guy also helps with digestive issues and tummy troubles, making it great for the queasy stomach. Ginger is also sometimes used for pain management, so it’s great for easy headache relief. I make this into a tea as well.