This is a collection of 24 of the best natural home remedies for colds and the flu. Because some of the links lead to more than one remedy, you’ll actually find 97 home remedies that will help you and your family during the cold and flu season.
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Echinacea, calendula and other ingredients make this an ideal tea to stimulate your immune system when others around you are getting sick.
This simple recipe for Ginger tea is one of my favorites. I like to make it plain and then add honey. It’s a really delicious and warming hot tea.
Tanya discusses 7 different herbs that can boost your immune system, fight off the flu, recover more quickly from colds, and get restful sleep. There are some nice recipes.
JES has some great home remedies. This is her simple remedy for a natural mixture that she estimates can knock out a cold in a day or two. Very easy to make and it tastes good.
This is Heather’s recipe for Fire Cider which is a hot and spicy home remedy that is often taken daily during the winter to boost the immune system. It’s been used for ages by herbalists who take it as a preventative or to reduce the recovery time for colds and flu.
Hyssop is an herb that’s been used to fight colds & the flu for ages. This is an oxymel recipe which combines the herb with honey and 1 other ingredient.
This is Kami’s recipe for Ginger Tea which she recommends taking at the first sign of illness.
Stacey discusses a variety of different natural remedies for colds including elderberry, kimchi, kefir, ginseng and more!
Crystal shares a gargle remedy that uses a variety of oils. She also includes a remedy she uses for strep.
This is Stacey’s recipe for an all-natural electrolyte drink that’s good before, during and after a cold or the flu. Great whenever you need rehydration.
10 different remedies for the common cold. There are also remedies for congestion and a sore throat.
This is a great green smoothie recipe loaded with vitamin C!
This is Ann’s cold kicker remedy that’s a type of what’s often called Fire Cider. It’s an ancient type of remedy that infuses apple cider vinegar with herbs, onions, garlic and other spicy ingredients. Many people take daily shots of remedies like this to boost their immune systems.
This is an easy-to-make cold syrup that uses elderberries, ginger and other ingredients. You can take it daily as a preventative or use it at the first sign of a cold.
This is Kate’s recipe for a Master Tonic you can take as a preventative or when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or the flu. It’s another variation on Fire Cider and uses an ingredient I don’t often see in this type of remedy.
This is a Ginger Lemon and Honey tonic that I’ve included because I like the way Jan prepares the ingredients. You can also add cinnamon for an extra boost of goodness.
JES shares a recipe for honey infused with another stimulating, warming, antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal ingredient. The great thing about this remedy is that it tastes good.
Annie discusses 5 kitchen herbs that can also be used to fight the common cold.
Claire shares 16 different remedies to beat the common cold. This post is loaded with some great remedies.
Katie details 5 of her cold & flu remedies (peppermint tea is one of them!) and then shares 25 links to other cold and flu remedies. Great range of remedies and recipes.
This is a sweet and spicy cold and flu remedy developed by Shanti. It’s like a Fire Cider remedy but you make it right away and don’t have to wait for the liquid to be infused by the other ingredients.
Gummies are a great way to get kids (and adults) to take medicine and enjoy it! This is Katie’s recipe for gummies that will boost your immune system and help you to sleep. The recipe uses tart cherry juice, honey, and other ingredients.
Justyn discusses 7 herbal teas and 4 herbal teas combinations, shares the cold-related health benefits, and provides directions on how to make each tea.
This post includes 5 home remedies for colds and the flu. One of the more interesting remedies is a homemade vaposteam using essential oils.