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Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

It’s that time of year again… cold and flu season. If you are like us you are hearing a lot of coughs and sniffles around the office. If you are unlucky enough to have caught a cold, we have rounded up some natural home remedies you may want to try for relief. We can’t promise they will work any better than your drugstore cough syrup, but it may be worth a try.

A Japanese treatment for a stuffed up nose is to grate a lot of ginger. Mix it with lemon and honey in hot water and drink for relief.

Garlic one of the most common home remedies. It’s thought to be a natural antibiotic for your respiratory system. Grate it up and add it to your food is you have a cough to see if it helps.

Hot rum and peppermint is an old Scottish tradition for getting rid of a cold.

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Taking zinc within 24hours of noticing cold symptoms is said to reduce the length of your illness. They say it block the cold virus from spreading any further.

Those with higher levels of vitamin D in their system tend to get sick less often, so stock up on tuna, egs, salmon and mushrooms to stay healthy.

Honey is used to coat and sooth a sore throat.

Elderberry has been a buzz word in food land for some time. The herb is said to help strengthen your immune system and block the flu virus from sticking around.

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