Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season

Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season (allergy safe)

Since my little Katie is sick, I thought I would share my witch doctor remedies for eradicating those bad bugs that knock us down from time to time.

There are many wonderful remedies out there involving garlic, onions, raw honey, lemon, raw apple cider vinegar, mustard, cayenne pepper, chamomile, echinacea, fermented cod liver oil, etc. that we can’t use with Katie’s plethora of allergies.

If you can have alliums (garlic and onions), try my tried-and-true Plague Tonic: a safe alternative to the flu shot.

Then there’s the standard home treatment that I grew up with – popsicles, canned fruit cocktail, canned chicken noodle soup, Jell-O, oranges and/or ascorbic acid chewables (a component of vitamin C), and bottled juice. When it was available, watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries were always on the menu too.

(Love jello? Try my kombucha jello!)

I washed those down with cough syrup, Tylenol, or other pharmacy medication liberally supplemented with antibiotics as “needed” depending on how ill I was. With allergies and those foods on the menu, it’s no wonder I was sick so often.

Here are the tried and true remedies that keep us all out of the MD’s office and support our bodies as they heal. I also use the other natural remedies for hubby and I as needed.


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