Eat two to three garlic cloves per day for therapeutic effects.
Having plenty of fluids is one of the most important things you can do when you have a cold or flu. Symptoms like a runny nose and the sweating that often accompanies fever increase the amount of water your body loses and you could be at risk of dehydration if you don’t up your fluid intake. Staying hydrated also helps to loosen mucus in the nose and chest and relieve congestion.
WHEN DO YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR?
If you’re generally in good health, you’re unlikely to need to see a doctor.
But if symptoms are severe, prolonged or unusual, or you’re vulnerable to complications (in the case of lung conditions or a suppressed immune system) don’t hesitate to see a GP. They can also listen to your chest to ensure your cough is nothing to worry about and pass on symptom-relieving ideas.
USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Certain oils have anti-viral, antiseptic, expectorant, mucusrelieving, or immune-boosting action. Use a diffuser and put in a couple of drops each of some or all of these oils: lemon, thyme, tea tree and eucalyptus. You can also put a drop or two of these oils in 1 tbsp coconut oil and rub on your chest for symptom relief. Always test on your hand first to check for reactions before you apply elsewhere. If unsure, use a diffuser.