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Home Remedies: 5 Simple Tips To Fight Seasonal Flu



The arrival of October means a change of weather. One day it will be so cold you’ll want to take a hot shower, another so hot you’ll be sweating off your tank top. Fluctuations in temperature and sudden outbursts of rain may sound pretty and beautiful, but it also means breeding a variety of diseases. It is important to keep ourselves safe and healthy during this time as even a small drop in our immunity can put us at the risk of catching the flu. Seasonal flu always occurs around October and April, when temperatures indicate a slow change of seasons. There may be a fever, a headache, or a cold or a cough. We have some easy ways that can help you fight the seasonal flu!

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Here are 5 home remedies that can help with seasonal flu:

1. Besan Sheera

Besan ka sheera is an ayurvedic recipe from Punjab made from gram flour, ghee, milk, turmeric and black pepper. It is a soothing hot drink for throat and nose. “Ginger, black pepper, turmeric and other components can help strengthen our body and boost immunity,” says Dr Balwant Mardia of 2S Wellness Centre, Jodhpur.

You need basic ingredients for these cough drops.

2. Homemade Cough Drops

This homemade cough drop is made from the properties of ginger, honey and lemon. These three elements are known for their health benefits. Honey has a variety of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. According to a 2012 study published in the journal Pediatrics, honey helps treat persistent cough.

3. Turmeric Milk / Turmeric Milk

Turmeric is globally known for boosting immunity as it contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral agents to boost our immunity. Ayurvedic expert Dr BN Sinha suggests drinking a glass of milk with turmeric twice a day.


Kadha contains Ayurvedic herbs.

4. Kadhai

Whenever we fall ill, we are all forced by our mothers and grandmothers to drink kadha, there is a reason behind it! Ingredients used in kadha like basil and turmeric are known for their immunity-boosting properties. Consultant nutritionist Rupali Dutta suggests using Tulsi as a home remedy when you are feeling sick.

5.Carrot Soup

Carrots are known to improve our eyesight but not only that. Carrots help produce vitamin A, vitamin A helps protect against infections and reduces the risk of respiratory diseases. The heat from a hot bowl of soup soothes the body. Therefore carrot soup can help the body fight the flu.

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If you have some different home remedies that you follow at home, do share with us in the comments section below!

Disclaimer: This material, including advice, provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for more details. NDTV does not take responsibility for this information.


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