35+ Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

Not feeling well? Check out these 35+ natural remedies for colds and flu that you can make with simple ingredients in your kitchen.

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Ginger, lemon, honey and a cup of tea

Not feeling well? Or nursing a sick kid… or worse a husband with a man cold?

Check out these 35+ Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu. You can make these natural remedies with simple ingredients from your kitchen to boost your immune system, give natural relief for cold and flu symptoms, and help nourish your body to speed recovery.

35+ Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

About the Ingredients

  • Garlic is an amazing antiviral and can help with colds, flu and stomach flu.
  • Honey is antibacterial and excellent in fighting infections. It’s excellent for colds, flu, cough and sore throats.
  • Turmeric is high in antioxidants and helps to fight inflammation. It’s perfect for colds, congestion, headache and sore throats.
  • Elderberries are high in vitamins A and C, and help to boost the body’s immune system.
  • Ginger is high in vitamin C and magnesium, and excellent for colds, cough and congestion
  • Lemons are loaded with vitamin C in the juice, and antioxidants in the rind. They are antibacterial and antiviral – which is great for colds and flu.

Lemons, ginger, honey and hot cup of tea

Natural Remedies for Colds

Hand holding Homemade Immune-Boosting Elderberry Gummy Snacks (for Cold + Flu)

Natural Remedies for the Flu and Stomach Flu

A homemade electrolyte drink in a glass jar on a wooden table

Natural Remedies for Cough

jars of elderberry juice

Natural Remedies for Immune Support

Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

Top Tips For Natural Cold And Flu Remedies

  • You can make these natural remedies with simple ingredients from your kitchen.
  • Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas, which can make dehydration worse.
  • Rest. Your body needs to heal.
  • Add moisture to the air. A cool mist vaporizer or humidifier can add moisture to your home, which might help loosen congestion. Change the water daily, and clean the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t use steam, which hasn’t been shown to help and may cause burns.

What are your favorite natural remedies for cold and flu?

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  1. Good ol’ fashioned vitamin C is always my go-to when it comes to colds… the bigger the dose, the better. But for the flu it’s just rest and fluids.

  2. This is great to promote natural ways of feeling better rather than over-the-counter products. Thanks for sharing.