So that the flu does not affect you, there are some useful tips to prevent it naturally. We offer you these simple tips so that you do not get sick this fall or winter.

As you surely know, there are endless so-called grandma’s recipes to achieve a kind of retaining wall to give a real beating to the evil of the flu, which usually invades us when autumn says goodbye and the dreaded winter begins.

But without a doubt, before moving forward with respect to the subject in question, we must distinguish the difference between the flu and a cold, since they are not the same and on many occasions we tend to confuse them on a very regular basis.

First we must know that in both cases we are talking about different viruses that attack our body. Another difference is that the cold is shorter than the flu. The cold occurs in society with the following symptoms: runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.  Flu to nasal congestion must be added: high fever (38º or more), headache, muscle pain, general malaise, decay, cough and sore throat.

Another key difference to distinguish the cold from the flu is that there is no fever and it usually lasts about a week. The flu lasts at least two weeks and in some cases can be fatal, especially in risk groups such as the elderly and newborns.

To pay attention

In the event that the person presents a sustained fever, the following advice should be followed:

  • Drink much liquid.
  • Have a ventilated environment with adequate air renewal.
  • If you have a cough, to avoid contagion to other people, cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow.
  • If you are infected, avoid sharing the same towel with the rest of the family group.

Natural tips to prevent the flu

One of the most appropriate and simplest natural tricks to prevent the spread of the flu is to frequently wash your hands both before and after eating and after going to the bathroom or when we return from the street after shaking hands with a neighbor.

Since ancient civilizations, natural recipes have been used to combat the flu. This is the case of the Mayans and the Aztecs who used a mixture of chili with honey and tobacco. In the specific case of the Aztecs, recent research indicates that they used natural plants to cure the flu.

This is the case of the “Iztacpatli” (Psoralea pentaphylla) which was an effective febrifuge or antipyretic. Or the “Aceitilla” (Biden’sodorant) a well-known febrifuge that is also used today as a reliever of digestive upsets.

Other plants used naturally to lower fever today are calendula, gorfolobo, ginger, willow, elderberry, lotus, cherry tails, cypress and eucalyptus.

The best known by all is eucalyptus, which is used especially in bath vapors, as well as in infusions or syrups.

Another stellar figure without a doubt is the lemon that has enormous healing power to heal the respiratory tract. Proven revitalizer of the immune system which makes it a great recovery from infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. Used in infusions, vaporizers are also a natural supplier of vitamin C.

Finally, rosemary is very useful for recovering from problems such as bronchitis, flu and colds and can be used as a vaporizer, infusions or placed in small drops near the nose.


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