Natural Flu Remedies

It's flu season! The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that spreads through the air. People with depressed immune systems or nutritional deficiencies are most at risk, and stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to toxins can make symptoms worse. These symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Aches and pains
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
Conventional flu treatments include antiviral medications and over-the-counter pain relievers. However, there are natural remedies as well.

Echinacea (1,000 mg a day)

This herb fights viral and fungal infections. It has been shown to be just as, if not more effective than traditional medications like Tamiflu.

Elderberry (6 mL a day)

This herb reduces inflammation, relieves sinus pain, and boosts immunity.

Essential Oils

Peppermint and Frankincense oils protect the body against infection and speed recovery. Rub them on your neck, or on the bottoms of your feet.

Honey and Cinnamon

Make a tea with honey, cinnamon, and some lemon to prevent mucus build-up and stay hydrated.

Stop by Nature's Finest Nutrition to pick up herbs, oils, and locally harvested honey. Stay well this flu season! For more info or to order, reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email at

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Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment.  We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.