Natural Flu Treatment: 9 Proven Flu Busters
Hey, guys, Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. Today, we'll be talking about "9 Proven Flu Busters." If you come down with a cold or a flu, I'm telling you these herbs, essential oils, foods, and natural medicines will work really, really fast in helping you overcome a flu really, really quickly. Also, I want to start off the show saying, hey, thanks so much all of you that are watching. This information I'm about to go through, we need to teach the world about this so take a minute right now, press your Share button, help us spread the word that food is medicine. I'm going to dive right in here for you right now. Number one, colloidal silver.
Silver works in a fantastic way. Silver has been used for thousands of years. In fact, my grandma told me they used to take silver dollars and dropped them in the bottom of milk jars to keep them from fermenting. Silver is antibacterial in nature. Silver works the same way in your body, if you come down with a bad bacteria or a virus, we actually know that silver can actually help kill off a virus or cold and a flu very, very quickly.
So using colloidal silver, typically about a teaspoon, three to six times a day, can be a very, very effective flu buster. Number two is garlic. Now, garlic contains a compound called allicin which is actually an antiviral. Now, have you ever bitten into garlic and you felt that, literally, a burning sensation? That's that compound allicin mixed with sulfur which actually kills off pathogenic microbes which can be causing that bug that's causing you to have those flu-like symptoms. Garlic targets it and kills it off. So garlic, again, very, very powerful for allicin.
So whether your flu is causing a sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, ear infection, or any other type of viral symptom coming hot or cold, garlic works very effectively. What I would do is take some raw garlic, crunch it up in your mouth and swallow it with a little bit of apple cider vinegar and water and honey. It's a great natural treatment there as well. Number three thing you can do is oregano oil.
Now, oregano oil also known as oil of oregano, is probably the most powerful thing on this list when it comes to acting as a natural antibiotic. Now, oftentimes when people have the flu or cold, what they'll do is they'll go to their conventional medical doctor. They'll prescribe a synthetic antibiotic medication. The problem there is that it not only kills the bad bacteria, it kills the good bacteria in your gut and all of your probiotics. Oil of oregano, on the other hand, is more selective in that it kills more of the bad bacteria not as much as the good and so you're not going to have as many side effects.
And here's the truth. According to medical research and studies, oil of oregano is just effective, if not more effective, at treating a flu and a cold than other conventional antibiotics. So oil of oregano is the key, or I would call the king of essential oils as a natural antibiotic. Essential oils can be so beneficial. Oregano, the best for killing a flu very, very quickly.
By the way, if you have personally benefitted from one of these, whether it's silver or garlic or oregano, hey, take a minute right now and post that here online. Let me know what you've personally seen worked for you at getting rid of the flu fast. Now, number four here is cinnamon oil.
Here's a great benefit of cinnamon oil. It helps warm the body. Did you know, most often, when somebody comes down with a flu or often a cold, in fact, the reason they caught a cold is, in Chinese medicine, your body would become damp and cold when you have the flu. So we need to warm your body and dry it. Think about all the mucus production your body, that means you're damp, okay? Similar thing, if you're getting hot and cold and hot and cold, your body is raising your temperature. If you have a fever right now or if you know someone who has a flu, it raises your body's temperature naturally because it's trying to get rid of the flu virus. Here's the great thing. Cinnamon itself is a warming herb that can help you get rid of the flu.
It's also great for balancing hormones, stabilizing those insulin levels. But cinnamon oil, just a single drop two to three times daily with some food can be beneficial at getting rid of the flu. Another big one here is eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil works by improving circulation and actually expelling excess mucus from your body and actually has very powerful antiviral properties. This is a medicine that's used often in Australia in eucalyptus oil.
Now, eucalyptus oil, rather than taking internally, what you want to do is swish it around and gargle with it. So you can do some sea salt, a little bit of warm or hot water, several drops of eucalyptus oil, you're going to gargle with that deeply and spit it out. Do that multiple times a day. Or put eucalyptus oil in a diffuser, breathe it in. Or put it in some hot water and simply take deep breaths in and out. But eucalyptus is great for opening up the lungs, expelling and killing off viruses that are residing in your body, specifically in your lung tissue.
Number six here is elderberry. Now, elderberry is powerful because it is one of the most vitamin C rich super foods in the world. It also contains specific antioxidants that actually can fight viruses as well. But elderberry, vitamin C itself, actually helps support the body in fighting off viruses. So elderberry gives your body the nutrients it needs like vitamin C to naturally fight off the flu fast.
Number seven here is zinc. Zinc is powerful as well. Zinc specifically is known as your immune mineral. So vitamin C is known as the vitamin for the immune system, zinc is known as the mineral for the immune system. And zinc is beneficial for so many things from athletic recovery, getting rid of acne, healing leaky gut, but especially getting rid of viruses. If you need to boost your immune system, which you do if you have a cold or a flu specifically, you've got to get vitamin C, you've got to get zinc. And the next thing you need to get here as well is vitamin D.
So vitamin D is crucial. Vitamin D isn't just a vitamin. It's a pro-hormone and it's a natural immune booster. Here's an incredible thing I read in a research study. They said when you consume vitamin D, whether you're out in the sun and getting direct sunlight which is the best, or you're taking vitamin D in a capsule form as a supplement, vitamin D, your body starts producing over 200 antimicrobials and antivirals to kill it off. So with vitamin D, I would be getting about 5,000 IUs, 2 to 4 times daily, so anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000-plus IUs daily if you have a flu. But I would probably do 20,000 IUs. Ten thousand IUs twice a day if you have a flu.
And with zinc, I would do 30 milligrams, 2 to 4 times a day of zinc to bust a cold or flu fast. Then number nine here is steam. Now, if you have an infrared sauna, that's great. Or if you can get in a hot shower, what I would do is I would take some of that eucalyptus oil.
I would also take some of the other essential oils we talked about such as cinnamon. I would do cinnamon, eucalyptus with coconut oil, rub it on the chest, go get in the shower, and take deep breaths in and out. Or if you have a steam shower, but steam helps raise your body temperature. Remember, the reason why you get a fever yourself, or your child has a fever, if they have a flu, is because your body itself is trying to raise its temperature to kill off that virus. Viruses die under heat. The good news is by using things like cinnamon oil, drinking warm bone broth tea, or being in a steam shower, those things are naturally raising your own body's temperature, helping your body kill off the virus even faster that is causing your flu-like symptoms.
Also, I want to mention this. Ideally, when you have the flu, you want to be hydrating yourself. The best diet to follow if you have a flu is going to be drinking lots of herbal teas and bone broth throughout the day. So bone broth is actually high in potassium and sodium, both of those electrolytes.
Also, herbal teas like chamomile can help calm the stomach. But I would drink herbal teas and drink bone broth soup like a bone broth chicken soup and that's how you should be hydrating yourself. That's what you should be drinking. That's what your diet should look like when you're suffering with a cold or flu.
So guys, remember these nine steps and tips to overcome a flu fast. Number one, use colloidal silver. I would do a teaspoon, five to six times a day. Garlic, crunch and bite down on that a little, whether you throw it in a meal, in a soup, or just bite it or swallow it raw, a great thing to do.
Oregano oil, a couple drops, try three drops three times a day. Cinnamon oil, similar thing. Eucalyptus oil, remember, rub it on your chest. Breathe in, inhale it, or gargle it with some hot, warm water and sea salt. Elderberry extract. I would do a black elderberry syrup by tablespoon, five to six times a day. Zinc, 30 milligrams, 2 to 4 times a day. Vitamin D, 5,000 IUs, 4 times a day.
And get your body warm with steam shower, infrared sauna. These things will help you kick a flu really fast. By the way, if you've benefitted from any one of these things when you were sick, hey, post that right now online.
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