24 of the Best Natural Home Remedies for Colds and the Flu

Home Remedies for Colds & Flu

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.

If you see a remedy that looks interesting, just click on either the photo or the link underneath the photo.


Cold and Flue Tea Recipe

Cold and Flu Ginger Tea Recipe

Echinacea, calendula and other ingredients make this an ideal tea to stimulate your immune system when others around you are getting sick.

Homemade Ginger Tea ~ Fights Colds, Flu, Coughs & More

Homemade Ginger Tea Fights Colds & the Flu

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.

7 Herbs to Fight Colds and the Flu

7 Herbs for Colds & the Flu

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.

Make Your Own Cold Fighting Medicine

Make Your Own All-Natural Cold-Fighting Medicine

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.

Homemade Fire Cider Cold & Flu Remedy

Homemade Fire Cider Cold & Flu Remedy

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.

How to Make Hyssop Oxymel to Fight Colds, Flu and Bronchitis

How to Make Hyssop Oxymel for Colds & the 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.

How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea New

How to Make a Ginger Cold Busting Tea

This is Kami’s recipe for Ginger Tea which she recommends taking at the first sign of illness.

Herbal Secrets to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Herbal Secrets to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Stacey discusses a variety of different natural remedies for colds including elderberry, kimchi, kefir, ginseng and more!

Natural Remedies for Strep, Colds and The Flu

Natural Remedies for Strep, Colds & the Flu

Crystal shares a gargle remedy that uses a variety of oils.  She also includes a remedy she uses for strep.

Homemade Citrus Electrolyte Drink

Homemade Citrus Electrolyte Drink for Colds, Flu, and Rehydration

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.

Natural Cold Remedies

10 Natural Remedies for the Common Cold

10 different remedies for the common cold. There are also remedies for congestion and a sore throat.

An Orange-Ginger Smoothie Recipe To Help Fight Cold & Flu

An Orange Ginger Smoothie to Help Fight Colds & the Flu

This is a great green smoothie recipe loaded with vitamin C!

Super Potent Cold & Flu Kicker Recipe

Homemade Cold Kicker Remedy

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.

How to Make Homemade Elderberry Honey Cold Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Honey Cold Syrup

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.

Homemade Cold and Flu Master Tonic Recipe

Homemade Cold & Flu Master Tonic

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.

Homemade Ginger Lemon Honey Tonic Recipe for Colds & Flu

Ginger Lemon Honey Tonic for Colds & the Flu

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.

How to Make Pooh’s Medicinal Honey for the Common Cold

How to Make Pooh’s Medicinal Honey for the Common Cold

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.

Five Kitchen Herbs for Cold Season

Top 5 Kitchen Herbs for the Cold Season

Annie discusses 5 kitchen herbs that can also be used to fight the common cold.

16 Remedies to Kick the Common Cold

16 Remedies to Kick the Common Cold

Claire shares 16 different remedies to beat the common cold. This post is loaded with some great remedies.

30 Homemade Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

30 Homemade Natural Cold & Flu 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.

The Cold & Flu Zapper

The Cold & Flu Zapper

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.

Healthy Gummies

Healthy Gummies for Colds, Flu & Sleep

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.

Herbal Tea Cold Remedies

Herbal Teas as a Cold Remedy

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.

5 Easy Home Remedies for Colds & Flu

5 Easy Home Remedies for the Cold & Flu

This post includes 5 home remedies for colds and the flu. One of the more interesting remedies is a homemade vaposteam using essential oils.

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