Do you have that tickle starting in your throat or is someone in your house (or workplace) sick and you want to keep from getting it? These Natural Cold and Flu Remedies will definitely help you avoid getting sick or get you on the road to feeling better fast!
Being sick is no fun, and I for sure don't want my kids or me to suffer any longer than necessary when they get sick.
But since I had way too many antibiotics in my childhood, and it caused many issues for me including gut health problems, I am all about finding natural remedies so we can avoid the prescription drugs and OTC meds as much as possible.
Nothing against medication when its needed, but why not try to help your immune system fight things and get stronger if that's an option.
Over the years I've found that it's a good idea to try different remedies and see what works for you and your family. Plus, there might be some that just aren't palatable for you or your kiddos, so you'll need to be armed with other options to.
Benefits of Homemade Natural Remedies
Making your own natural remedies is very satisfying. First of all, you have total control over the ingredients so you can keep everything natural and avoid ingredients that you might have an allergy or intolerance too.
It also saves money since not only are the DIY versions less expensive than the store bought, but you can use so many of these ingredients for different applications, so you'll find yourself shopping less too.
Natural Cold and Flu Supports
I'm sure you'll find several of these supports that will work great for you the next time you or your loved ones are ill.
Note that most have low carb options so they can be incorporated into a low carb / keto lifestyle too.
Spread this Immune Boosting Jam on your favorite gluten-free bread or put a dollop on hot cereal or eat off of a spoon.
According to Green Thickies, this will help you avoid getting sick, plus can reduce the duration should you succumb. This does not have a low carb alternative.
This Essential Oil Blend has many applications but one of my favorite is to fight off an illness.
We use this every time we get a “bug” and it really seems to help. Bonus–you can make it low-carb too!
I have been meaning to make tinctures for a long time now – this would be a great one to get started on at this time of year.
If you are feeling under the weather, make a cup o' this tea. Or two.
Wouldn't your kiddos love the comfort of gummies?
And you'll love knowing that they're good for them! Use a low carb sweetener if needed.
This sinus steam will help open up stuffy noses quick!
I would much rather use this natural syrup from Primally Inspired than the store bought varieties. Loaded with healthful goodness. Again, use a low-carb sweetener if desired.
Zap away your cold and flu bugs with this concoction. It's really powerful!
Lots of ideas for helping with ear infections and ear aches.
We've used this for years in our home and love that it's all natural without any of the chemical additives.
This remedy is loaded with soothing and nourishing ingredients – sure to help chase the ickies away.
This has helped us so much throughout the years. Definitely something you want in your healthy living toolbox.
One look at the ingredients and I can feel my sinuses opening already.
Now THIS is interesting. Have you ever heard of this for helping to boost your immune system?
I think I would have to hide these from my kids for sure, but I bet they work great! When I have a cough at night I prefer to suck on a sugar free version so I would try to make these with a low carb sweetener to keep my teeth from feeling icky – and to keep candida away.
Kids will LOVE these popsicles as a way to boost their immune system and they're a great way to keep them hydrated too!
I hope that these help you get through any flu and cold bugs that come into your home and make the ride a bit smoother.
What's your favorite natural support for colds and flus?