If you were hiding below the hood and have no idea about the havoc this epidemic caused in Asia and other parts of the world, then it becomes even more essential for you to polish your personal hygiene knowledge.
Caused by the Influenza family of viruses that is endemic to pigs, Swine Flu took the world by storm and caused thousands of deaths.
While the pharmaceuticals are yet to stamp their easier availability, it is wise to adapt certain herbal remedies, most of which can be easily prepared at home.
Various Herbal Remedies For Swine Flu
Slippery Elm is the bark in the interior of the Elm tree. It has mucilage properties that make it an effective herb to fight major Swine Flu symptoms such as sore throat and upset stomach or diarrhea.Highly nutritious, Slippery Elm can be fed either with oatmeal or mixed in to the breakfast cereal.
Commonly available plant and very helpful in getting relief from the Swine Flu, Aloe Vera has an attested direct effect on the immune system, strengthening it and replenishing the lost energy. All you need to do is cut one Aloe Vera leaf and wash it properly.Squeeze out the gel and mix with lukewarm water. Drink the mixture once a day. One spoon of gel should be sufficient in each dose. Aloe Vera gel can also be accessed from various herbal stores.
Holy basil is very effective in fortification against Swine Flu. Rich in therapeutic properties, it assists in weakening the infection by way of strengthening your immunity system.Consume this magical herb in the form of tea. Get some Holy basil leaves (5-6) and wash them properly. Either beat them or directly add to the boiling water kept for tea preparation. Twice a day with Holy basil tea can endow the good results.
Besides protecting you against severe lung congestion, Mullein can be used to treat swine flu. The leaf can be cut or grinded and added to your routine tea. However, the presence of tiny hairs makes it mandatory to filter the resulting tea at least twice.After the filtration you can drink the tea. Before the use keep one thing in mind that Mullein is very bitter, so use it according to the need.
Specially known for its anti viral properties, Lemon balm is one of the best herbal remedies to check Swine Flu. It does not allow the swine flu to spread more and affect the body.To consume, begin by boiling the leaf in water for 10-15 minutes and then filter the water for safe drinking. Also you can eat the leaf for faster healing. Moreover, it tastes wonderfully lemony!
Elderberries are amongst the few tasty yet effective wonderful remedies for flu symptoms. It can be used in cordial, tincture or syrup to fight off the virus. These remedies can be easily prepared with dry and fresh leaves.Besides, Homeopathic medicines can also be consumed to get relief from Swine Flu. You can take them with lukewarm water and milk, both.