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Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu – Cold and Flu Treatment & Prevention

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Cold and flu season is sweeping the country. Prepare yourself with the Best Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu to help boost your immune system. Here's a round up of posts from the Common Sense Home website that are focused on prevention and treatment of colds and flu. There are also home remedies for specific symptoms such as earaches, sore throat, cough, and congestion.

Learn how to use probiotics for colds and flu to boost your immune system. Studies show those who use probiotics get less sick and get better faster.

Include Probiotics in Your Diet to Help Prevent Illness and Speed Recovery

Probiotics for Colds and Flu – Fewer Symptoms, Faster Recovery Time explains what probiotics (friendly bacteria) are and how they work. We'll share scientific studies that prove their effectiveness against cold and flu symptoms.

Knock Out Cold and Flu Germs with Essential Oils - How to use essential oils as germ fighters and immune system boosters for cold and flu season.

Using Essential Oils to Boost Your Immune System

Knock Out Cold and Flu Germs 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.

In this post, we'll talk about some of the most effective supplements to prevent and treat cold and flu - vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc.

The Best Supplements to Prevent and Treat Cold and Flu

In “The Best Supplements to Prevent and Treat Cold and Flu“, we'll talk about some of the most effective supplements to prevent and treat cold and flu – vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc.

The best cold remedies (and flu remedies) are those you add to your routine before you get sick. Fight germs with herbs, spices and the kitchen sink.

Anti-viral Herbs and Spices

Best Cold Remedies – Herbs and Spices – 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.

The best home remedies for stomach flu treatment to help you recover faster, stomach flu causes and how long the stomach flu is contagious.

The Best Home Remedies for Stomach Flu Treatment

The Best Home Remedies for Stomach Flu Treatment

Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast (the BRAT diet) may not 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.

Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms

While your body fights off the bad bugs, get relief from common cold and flu symptoms with these home remedies.

12 Home Remedies for Cough

12 Home Remedies for Coughs to Help Quiet and Soothe – A range of remedies, including several suitable for children, to help treat your cough.

Try these natural decongestant options and home remedies for congestion to relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure so you can breathe.

9 Home Remedies for Congestion to Help You Breathe Easy – Home remedies for congestion to relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure so you can breathe easy. I don’t like the side effects of over the counter decongestants. They make me jittery, knock me out or make my head feel like a raisin. Natural decongestants are my option of choice.

12 Home Remedies for Earaches - 12 DIY remedies to help ease ear pain, treat earaches and ear infection. Tips for avoiding ear infections.

12 Home Remedies for Earaches – Ear Pain Relief for Kids and Adults – Winter weather and the accompanying coughs and sniffles can all too often lead to ear pain and ear infections. I’ve put together a list of home remedies for earaches to help soothe aching ears.

Easy Sore Throat Remedies

7 Easy Sore Throat Remedies – Cough and Sore throat remedies don’t have to come from the drugstore. Quick and easy relief may be right in your pantry. Sometimes sore throat pain is just caused by winter dry air; sometimes it’s linked to a cold, flu or other virus. Whatever the cause, these home remedies can help relieve throat pain and speed healing.

Homemade Cough Syrups and Cough Drops

Two homemade cough drop recipes - chocolate and orange cough drops and herbal cough lozenges tailored for your specific combination of symptoms.

Easy Homemade Cough Drops for Treatment of Sore Throats and Coughs

Make your own homemade cough drops and avoid toxic over the counter (OTC) medicines. There's a simple recipes with basic pantry ingredients, and a more advanced option. You can make these easy, all-natural throat soothing cough lozenges in just a few minutes – without any special tools.

Homemade elderberry syrup recipe with elderberry juice.

How to Make Elderberry Syrup with Fresh or Dried Elderberries – Learn how to make elderberry syrup with those fresh elderberries (or juice) and small batch of immune boosting elderberry syrup with dried elderberries.

Gelatin "flu shots" - Immune Boosting Herbs in Finger Gelatin

Immune Boosting Herbs in Finger Gelatin – Sometimes it's tough to get kids to take immune boosting herbal teas, so these recipes turn those teas into fun to eat finger gelatin.Herbal Cold and cough care - Cough-Be-Gone and Sore Throat Syrup and Cold and Flu Tea recipes with natural antihistamines and soothing herbs.

Herbal Cold and Cough Care – Sore Throat Syrup and Cold and Flu Tea – Two recipes loaded with herbs that help fight your toughest coughs and colds.

For more home remedies, check out the full listing of natural health posts on the Home Remedies page.

Best Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu - Round up of home treatments to help prevent cold and flu, get relief from common cold and flu symptoms and recovery faster when you get sick.

Originally published in 2012, updated in 2016, 2018.

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