Favorite Flu Remedies

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I greatly enjoyed the winter wonderland walk I took in the woods recently. There’s nothing like standing in a forest of trees with snow hanging from the branches and covering the ground. These walks remind me of the reason I enjoy the beauty of winter. With this season also comes the dreaded flu for many. The holiday sugary treats from October to March result in run-down immune systems and more suseptibility to illness. That’s why I make sure my cabinets and refrigerator are stocked with natural medicines and immune boosters we need for good health and healing.

Here are some of my favorite remedies for the flu: 

Elderberry Syrup {You can watch a video of me making this syrup here.}
I like to make elderberries into a syrup and keep it in the fridge all winter long.  For centuries, elder has been used for its medicinal properties. According to PubMed.gov, elderberries contain Sambucol, an antiviral substance that is especially effective against different strains of flu.
½ cup dried elderberries
3 cups water
1 cup raw honey
Place berries and water into a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and mash berries. Strain through a fine strainer. Stir in raw honey and pour syrup into a jar. This keeps in the refrigerator for 3 months.
Children – 1 tsp.
Adults – 1 tablespoon
To prevent the flu, take the dose daily. To treat the flu, take the dose hourly.

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  1. Shalimar says

    Hi, I hope I never have to deal with this with my infant, but as most people say not to use honey, what are some natural remedies for infants and the flu? What all is safe to use on infants and what is safe through breastfeeding? Th

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