What are the best flu remedies or medicines that can help you recover faster? At the end of the holiday break, I came down with the flu! I didn’t realize it was the flu at the time, I thought was my typical respiratory/“allergy” reaction to gluten exposure (inadvertent). After speaking to many of my patients who’ve also suffered from this year’s flu, I realized that I had, in fact, suffered the same.
Concerned about my family and patients coming down with the flu, I watched a video from Austin Homeopath Lizzie Martinez (see link at bottom of page). I appreciated some of her suggestions and thought I’d pass some of them along, as well as, a couple of my own. Below you will find a list of homeopathic & herbal flu treatments to help you recover faster and hopefully have you feeling better in record time. Most of the homeopathic flu remedies mentioned below can be found locally at Central Market and Whole Foods or online at Amazon.com.
Washington Homeopathic Influenzinum – The Influenzinum is often used for flu-like symptoms and formulated for the 2017-18 flu strains, which may change every year based on CDC reports. Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence and not FDA evaluated. http://a.co/du0WKia
Boiron Oscillococcinum for Flu-like Symptoms Pellets – Oscillococcinum works naturally with your body to temporarily relieve flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills, and fever. Oscillococcinum works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms. (Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up)
Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup– Black Elderberries have been recognized for centuries for their immune-supportive properties. Gaia Herbs uses Certified Organic European Black Elderberries to create a juice concentrate that provides the equivalent of 14,500 mg of fresh Elderberries per serving & contains no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.
Viracid– includes a powerful combination of key nutrients and botanical extracts that provide immediate support for immune challenges. While vitamin deficiencies can compromise the immune system, consuming immune enhancing nutrients and botanicals can support and strengthen your body’s immune response.
Detox Baths for Allergies, Colds/Flu Symptom Relief –
- Singh’s Mustard Bath -available at Whole Body Health, Whole Foods, Central Market, etc…
- Epsom Salt -available at HEB, Target, Costco, Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens
- Olba’s Oil -available at Whole Foods, Central Market, Amazon.com, etc…
- Fill your tub with comfortably hot water
- Mix together 1 bag of Epsom Salt, 2-6 oz of mustard bath (2-3 packs) and 15-20 drops of Olba’s Oil
- Add 5 drops of Olba’s Oil to wet towel, wrap around neck and across chest
- Soak for 30 minutes
- Drink plenty of water!