Best Cold and Flu Fighters + Home Remedies for Coughs, Congestion and Earaches

The Best Cold and Flu Fighters plus Home Remedies for Coughs and Congestion

Cold and flu season is sweeping the country.  It’s time to prepare yourself with the best cold and flu fighters to help you stay healthy, or to recover quickly if you get sick.

Here’s a round up of posts from the Common Sense Homesteading website that are focused on colds and flus.


Fight Colds and Flus with Probiotics @ Common Sense Homesteading

Best Cold and Flu Fighters #1 – Probiotics

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Probiotics explains what probiotics (friendly bacteria) are and how they work.  We’ll share scientific studies that prove their effectiveness against cold and flu symptoms.


Cold and Flu Fighters - Essential Oils

Best Cold and Flu Fighters #2 – Essential Oils

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Essential Oils explains what essential oil are and how to use them to boost your immune system and eliminate toxins.  You need to check out the easy recipe for a room spritz that busts bacteria.


Cold and Flu Fighting Vitamins and Minerals

Best Cold and Flu Fighters #3 – Vitamins and Minerals

The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Fighting Colds and Flus gives you the top vitamins and minerals that have been proven to reduce the duration of colds and flus.  Top food sources for these cold and flu busting nutrients.

Cold and Flu Fighters - Herbs and Spices

Best Cold and Flu Fighters #4 – Herbs and Spices

The Best Herbs and Spices for Colds and Flus – Plus a “Secret Weapon” – Find out which herbs and spices are antibacterial and antiviral.  Learn to make a simple cold and flu tea.  Read which “secret weapon” reduced MRSA bacteria by one third.

Home Remedies for Stomach Flu

Best Cold and Flu Fighters #5 – Skip the BRAT Diet

Coping with Stomach Flu Symptoms (Why the BRAT diet may not be your best choice) – Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast (the BRAT diet) may not be what you need to speed your recovery.  We’ll look over the common causes of stomach flu symptoms, and better choices to sooth your sore belly and get you back on your feet.

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Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms

While your body works its magic fighting off the bad bugs, you can make yourself more comfortable with these home remedies for common cold and flu symptoms.

Elderberries:  How to Make Syrups and Jellies

Home Remedies for Coughs

Home Remedies for Congestion

Home Remedies for Earaches

Cough-be-Gone and Sore Throat Syrup and Cold and Flu Tea

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  1. Page Gauvin says

    Take a Grapefruit or Sour Orange and pour honey over the slices or just over the halved fruit. Eat it and within a couple days you are cured. My husband is Haitian and this is how they cured their colds growing up. Works Wonders! Also Honey Lemon/Orange Tea works well.

  2. andrea says

    i have a 6 year old child complaining of an earache but wod not b able to attain chemist brought prescribed medicines till morn can you please suggest a quick way to relieve the pain for a child not to co operative ???

  3. Gina DeMarco says

    Just found this site, will be trying the ACV and honey for a sinus infection. Just wanted to say thank you for your sharing :)

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