20 Tasty Home-Made Remedies – Colds & Flu

Thank You to The Online Central.com for this tasty selection of Cold and Flu fighters. Some of these recipes look so delicious just reading the recipes. I am mentally going through my cupboard to see what I can make without having to waste time going to the store. I so seldom get colds and flu’s anymore. Rather than use these recipes just as remedies I will be using them for COLD AND FLU PREVENTION or just because they are yummy.

The ingredients and their combinations are the key of course. 

Some ingredients not typically used in North America  

Miso - High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals,

Apple Cider Vinegar - It is rich in enzymes and potassium – It is a great natural heartburn remedy plus tons of other things. (That will be another post). My husband has replaced over the counter and prescription solutions. He’s a chicken and uses the caplets from the health food store instead of the actual liquid. But whatever – it works and is far better for him than the drugstore stuff.

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, and this herb has a long history of use for sore throats, coughs, and mouth inflammations.

Turmeric: Recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. As it is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent (great for colds and flu’s , is a natural liver detoxifier, is anti-inflammatory, slows the progress of cancer and may prevent metastases, may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management, has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. 

Kombu.  a type of seaweed. Kombu is a good source of glutamic acid or glutamates, an amino acid. Kombu contains iodine, a mineral that is essential for normal growth and development.The carboxylate anions and salts of glutamic acid are known as glutamates. In neuroscience, glutamate is an important neurotransmitter that plays a key role in long-term potentiation and is important for learning and memory.[3]

Sriracha is a Thai hot sauce, made from a blend of dried chiles and garlic. Most of the bottles found in the United States are made by Huy Fong Foods based in California.

Cardamom is an herb. The seeds are used to make medicine.
Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms,irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, constipationliver and gallbladdercomplaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, and tendency toward infection. Some people use cardamom as a stimulant and for urinary problems.
In foods, cardamom is used as a spice in many parts of the world.
How does it work? Cardamom contains chemicals that appear to treat stomach and intestinal spasms and gas, and increase the movement of food through the intestine.

Rosemary - Medicinally, a warm tea is good for colds, flu, rheumatic pain, indigestion, and as a stimulating drink for headache and fatigue. It is antiseptic and promotes sweating and the flow of bile. It acts as an antidepressant, a circulatory stimulant, and a tonic for the nervous system and the heart. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It also has antioxidant properties. A strong infusion makes an antiseptic mouthwash and gargle. Large doses are irritating to the kidneys and stomach, but used in lesser amounts as a seasoning, it is perfectly safe.

20 Delicious Home-made Remedies For Colds And Flu

Below are examples of great and delicious home-made remedies for colds and flu. When you are under the weather, taking some of these home-made remedies will somehow make you feel good. Bring some home-made comfort to your friend or loved ones who has flu or cold will surely make them feel better. We all want to be coddled when we feel like crap.

Home-made remedies are my #1 solution.  However I will add Echinacea and Colloidal Silver just to hedge my bets, if a really nasty flu or cold is going around.

Get well quicker, eating or drinking this mixture of great ingredients that make the food, soup or tea, taste delicious especially ginger, which helps loosen up phlegm and also clear congestion.

1. Lemon, Ginger & Honey Flu Remedy:

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Instructables
Lemon, Ginger & Honey Flu Remedy

 

2. Flu Buster Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Ohsheglows
Flu Buster Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie
 3. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Smittenkitchen

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: delightedmomma

Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

 5. Sage Tea

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: TheKitchn

Sage Tea

 6. Asian Noodle Soup (Vegan)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: CoffeeandQuinoa

Asian Noodle Soup (Vegan)

 7. Homemade Cough Remedy

Mixture of cider vinegar, honey, cayenne, and ginger, see instructions here

Homemade Cough Remedy

 8. Ginger & Lemon “Cure For Colds” Cake

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: LoveRaw

Ginger & Lemon Cure For Colds Cake

 9. Spicy Lemon-Ginger (Intensi-Toddy)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: JoyLicious

Spicy Lemon-Ginger (Intensi-Toddy)

 10. Chicken And Vegetable Wonton Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: InsanityTheory

Chicken And Vegetable Wonton Soup

 11. Moxie’s Cold Cure-All

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: BonAppetit
Moxie's Cold Cure-All

 

12. Sriracha Cold Remedy

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: everydayfoodblog.marthastewart.com

Sriracha Cold Remedy

 

13. Chicken Soup With Carrot Hearts

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: SophistiMom

Chicken Soup With Carrot Hearts

 14. Turmeric Milk with Ginger and Cardamom

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: JourneyKitchen

Turmeric Milk with Ginger and Cardamom

 15. Ginger Tea

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: KnuckleSalad 

Ginger Tea

 16. Kimchi, Pork & Tofu Soup (Kimchi Jigae)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: NoRecipes.com

Kimchi, Pork & Tofu Soup (Kimchi Jigae)

 17. Lemon Rosemary Honey Syrup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: TheYummyLife

Lemon Rosemary Honey Syrup

 18. Flu Fighter Cookies

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: FoodNetwork

Flu Fighter Cookies

 19. Miso Vegetable Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: InspiredEdibles

http://www.coffeeandquinoa.com/2013/01/asian-noodle-soup-to-cure-a-cold-vegan/

Miso Vegetable Soup

 

20. 44-Clove Garlic Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: SmittenKitchen

44-Clove Garlic Soup

 

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