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Natural remedy for the flu

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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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I am not sure you would call this "natural" but it does wonders at keeping colds at bay... Vitamin C. No need to get the liposomal stuff. Kroger sells "Vitamin C, Crystal Powder" which is pure, fine, ascorbic acid. One scoop is ~1,000 mg which the label says is "1,666% RDA". Well, they round it up to "67" but I am evil so I roll with number of the beast! I put it in iced tea in the morning.

Next. Just wash your hands! Most people touch surfaces or are around infected people. The virus hangs around, gets on your hand, you touch your eyes or mouth, the infection spreads and you get sick. When entering the office, I do not use bare hands any more. I haven't had a sick day in 3 years!

Last, I swear this helps too... hot toddy! Either tea based or just hot water and lemons, then a shot of the good stuff! Try to go over 100 proof. Add honey if you need a sweetener (more unprocessed the better). Sip it slowly and let it coat your throat. The alcohol does some sterilizing but it also loosens ups phlegm and helps you breath better, especially before going to bed! Which I guess means sleep is also in there!

Yes to the soup! Try a real spicy pho! One that makes you sweat and blow your nose. Chilies are a natural antioxidant.




posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

however oil of oregeno is caustic to the stomach lining and destructive in excess to your micro biome so careful and eat fermented foods following.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Asafoetida is very good for treating tooth aches as well.

Applying the powder of Asafoetida and clove will reduce toothache pain immediately.

It's AKA Hing, Devil's Dung, Food of the Gods, Ungoozeh, Narthex...


Due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, asafetida helps alleviate tooth pain and fight infection. It can also help treat bleeding gums and dental caries.

- Simply place a very small piece of asafetida on the aching tooth to get quick relief from a toothache.
- You can also make a mouth rinse with asafetida. Boil a little asafetida and a few cloves in one cup of water. When lukewarm, use it as a mouth rinse.
- Another option is to make a poultice by heating one-half teaspoon of asafetida in two teaspoons of lemon juice. Soak a cotton swab in it and apply it on the affected tooth.

Follow either of these remedies a few times a day until you get relief.

TOP 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF ASFETIDA



edit on 1.25.2018 by Murgatroid because: Felt like it...



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I've never had a hot toddy before, so I'll have to try that one!

Agree on the spicy soup, i'm Asian, and my mother used to make a soup with peppers so hot she had to wear gloves. Yes we ate that stuff! It makes my eyes water thinking about that spicy hot cauldron boiling! If I recall the old ladies use to make us drink some kind of seafood broth (it was God awful) when we were sick, I'm guessing the zinc helped.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm
Sounds to me like you've never actually had influenza. Heavy cold at most.

EDIT: Reading back 2 pages, Have any of you ever had influenza. I seriously doubt it going by your answers.

edit on 25-1-2018 by Soloprotocol because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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I got told today that rubbing p1ss on your face cures acne, and actually believed this dude.
So basically I'm all over this like a fat kid on cake. Thanks! 👍👍👍



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: FinallyAwake

I hate to say it, but I've heard that before. It was actually on Oprah years ago where women would rub used baby diapers on their face to help with acne and lighten freckles and splotches. Not something I would do but to each their own.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

yes, and Im a former licensed clinician, any other assumptions you want to make?



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Darling, I have had influenza as I'm sure many, if not all of the other posters have too. Not only that, I'm old enough that I have even had chickenpox, and measles and mumps. Guess what people used back then, Folk remedies. As a mom that has raised children, I know the difference between cold and the flu, the flu comes on real quick usually with fever. A cold almost never has a fever, amongst other things.

The posts are talking about natural things that can be done to shorten or relieve some of the symptoms (probably good for both flu and cold and staying healthy), sorry we didn't go into enough medical gory detail of actual symptoms to get your approval.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

kids today



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

A lot of people will have posted various remedies but I am not in a qualified position to say what works and what doesn't however I have found two natural treatments that have transformed my life.

I am a dying man, getting on a bit so I have no qualms about my time in the land of the living however I did want to improve my lifestyle after having a terrible experience with the whole medical industry (because that's exactly what it is).

I came across a particular drink that was recommended for combating the cold and flu symptoms but I wanted to know if it could be made into something stronger that would seriously boost my immune system (and help me survive the living world so to speak).

Long story short I came across this remedy that I have been taking for almost a year and it has done wonders for my health and body so firstly here is how you make it (I adapted the instructions I was given):

8 or 9 organic limes (wash/scrub thoroughly)
Whole root of ginger 3 inches or more (wash/scrub thoroughly)
Get a pan approximately 8 inches across in diameter and at least 5 inches in depth (typically a spaghetti pot will do) and fill it with water leaving about an inch from the top
Slice the ginger up into slices about the thickness of a coin and add them to the pan
Cut the lime in half and add them to the pan
Boil the water with the ingredients

I typically boil the water for about 15 minutes and once I start to smell the aroma of the limes in the air I turn the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes before turning off the heat and covering the pot allowing the mixture to cool down naturally and then I refrigerate the liquid in a glass bottle (typically lasts 7 days for me).

I take the drink in a mug half full, add hot water to it mix it and drink on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and then about 30 minutes later will have my breakfast and start drinking water to stay hydrated.

The results were fantastic, incredible high the first time I took the drink then my brain fog cleared and I found I was thinking more clearly and much faster but more importantly my immune system started to improve and my healing factor came back. Over the course of about 5 months I realized I no longer got the flu or its symptoms and even a general cold did not affect me at all...t my age I felt at least 10 years younger!

I then needed something more medicinal to fight the fungal infection in my body and something to purify my blood and help me detox from the damage done by pharmaceutical drugs so I started to ask my sources and I learned about the benefits of turmeric especially organic turmeric roots.

Sourcing these wasn't easy however I found that local Asian and Chinese shops tend to stock these odd looking orange colored roots and they have a carrot like texture and taste (but I don't recommend ingesting the root raw it doesn't digest too well in the body) so here is the recipe for what is my evening drink:

2 x turmeric roots (wash/scrub thoroughly)
Whole root of ginger 3 inches or more (wash/scrub thoroughly)
Get a pan approximately 8 inches across in diameter and at least 5 inches in depth (typically a spaghetti pot will do) and fill it with water leaving about an inch from the top
Slice the ginger up into slices about the thickness of a coin and add them to the pan
Slice the turmeric into quarter inch pieces and add to the pan
Get two garlic cloves and crush them slightly and add to the pan

Again here I boiled the ingredients for about 20 minutes until the water went blood red (due to the turmeric) and I could smell a strong spicy smell in the air then I turned the heat down simmered for about 10 minutes and again cover and allow to cool naturally overnight bottling in a glass container and stored in the fridge.

I typically take this drink twice a day in the afternoon and evening cold or warm and its benefits are simply amazing. Not only has my bodily function returned to normal but my liver function feels better and I genuinely feel in a better state of health because of these two drinks.

Finally I like to swallow a whole piece garlic with warm water - the garlic breaks down in the stomach destroying any fungal and bacterial problems and purifies your blood plus acts as natural viagra haha not that I know at my age now!

Additions to the above:

Nettle tea
Dandelion Tea
Any part of the dandelion can be used e.g. leaves in place of spinach, root etc (fantastic properties for healing)
Distilled water
Medjool dates
Black seed oil
Cannabinoid oil
Cinnamon root

I can personally vouch for the above and several of my friends have now testified the above remedies have done wonders for their outlook on life.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm


Ginger is amazing for sickness.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: old_god

Thanks for those recipes! Your testimonial has convinced me to give these drinks a try!


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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: old_god

I absolutely love both limes and ginger, so this is an easy remedy for me!
I grow my own garlic, we also have a garlic farm near us. It is nothing like what they sell in the stores. That stuff is bleached and just awful!



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 08:50 PM
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Eat more potatoes in the fall and winter, when the flu is around. Calcitriol is important in boosting the innate immune system. www.dummies.com...

You don't really need to eat much potatoes in the summer, the sun is out. If you have certain microbes living in your gut, they can block the kidneys converting of calcidiol to calcitriol.

Other than that, Chicken soup made correctly, utilizing a whole chicken or the dark meat, does help to fight viruses by both slowing replication and moderating our immune system. You need some sulfur compounds in it, thiols like onion and garlic, some nitrogen compounds like a little hot peppers or hot sauce. Thiols actually can kill bacteria, but also kill some viruses, sulfur and NO2 chemistry created in the body by these things kill viruses. Our immune systems use nitrous oxide a lot to kill viruses. There are pathways for this, remember, the potato also contains nitrogen chemistry to help with the viruses independent of the calcitriol.

Hot totties work great for the flu too, at least they make you feel better. Zinc supplements shorten the duration. It is important to dampen the immune system a bit, properly made chicken soup or beef bone broth work great for that. Cartilage is a key factor, boiling the bone to release the amino acids aids in the process. You can get grass fed bone broth as a starter, or organic free range chicken bone broth from coops too to use as a starter. I bought organic grass fed beef bone geletin powder to help in my soups, kind of expensive but possibly worth it if it enriches the soup correctly. The NAC in chicken soup actually helps with viruses too, if you keep the boiling point below two hundred five degrees and onion and garlic and some nitrogen compounds in it while boiling, it does not degrade. Taurine degrading is not as easy, taurine also helps overactivation of immune response. With these things, chicken soup protects our livers. Tylenol can be hard on the liver, ibopropen is hard on the kidneys too. Taurine is better at protecting the kidneys than taurine. Milk thistle also has some protective properties, they are a little different than taurine and NAC, but effective for some things.

Here is another interesting link. I like simple links, I look at the research but many people here can't understand the wording in the research. selfhacked.com... This is easier to understand and is basically right, there is more to it than these easier articles show, but it gives people a general idea. Some root veggies other than nightshades contain some calcitrol.



posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 04:07 PM
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I've been taking 1000 IU's of vitamin D every day for about a year.

I had a cold once but the symptoms were mild and it went away after a couple of days.

I was always coming down with coughs and colds before that.

It works.



posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
I've been taking 1000 IU's of vitamin D every day for about a year.

I had a cold once but the symptoms were mild and it went away after a couple of days.

I was always coming down with coughs and colds before that.

It works.



From people I have talked to about the D3, they take it for a couple of weeks to get their levels up and take it maybe once a week after that. Then when they seem to get a bug coming on, they get a feeling as if they need to take a few doses and the illness doesn't get bad or last very long. I haven't actually done personal testing on supplementation of D3, some day I will do that and try to evaluate how to use it. My youngest daughter is just like me, analyzing how supplements and food chemistry effect her, but she is really busy and cannot study how things work as much, I like to understand how and why it works or why it doesn't work for some people. You have to toss yourself into a research pond to comprehend how these things work, and if you do not experience a better feeling then you have to research why others could be experiencing something you don't. I have lots of times, I actually get quite happy while I am learning new things, as long as what I am learning is the whole truth, not someone's miss-interpretation of evidence or an interpretation that is misapplied. Lots of that misapplied interpretation going on in the medical and health care and nutrition fields these days. Seems like people only see what they want to believe, disregarding any parameters of the research.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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Drink and gargle your own urine.
There are many, many youtube videos that claim that urine therapy can cure almost anything - but is very effective with colds and flu. You do not even have to drink it - it is claimed that if you are bitten by a snake or have an allergic reaction you just put a coulpe of drops under the tongue and you will no longer have the reaction.
Many people use urine therapy as a last resort - but why not try it as a first resort?

The great thing about urine therapy is that it cannot be taken away from you - it is always available and it costs nothing.
The man in the video did a 30 day urine fast and cured his body of many issues.
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posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

D is one of the neglected vitamins. We get most of it from sunlight, but if you don't get enough sun - like me - then you're probably deficient and need to supplement. It's essential for the normal functioning of the immune system.

C is another one. If you don't like fruit and veg (lots of people don't) then where do you suppose the C is coming from in your diet? You need to supplement.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain
Drink and gargle your own urine.
There are many, many youtube videos that claim that urine therapy can cure almost anything - but is very effective with colds and flu. You do not even have to drink it - it is claimed that if you are bitten by a snake or have an allergic reaction you just put a coulpe of drops under the tongue and you will no longer have the reaction.
Many people use urine therapy as a last resort - but why not try it as a first resort?

The great thing about urine therapy is that it cannot be taken away from you - it is always available and it costs nothing.
The man in the video did a 30 day urine fast and cured his body of many issues.


Piss on that, I am not gargling with my urine.



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