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Alternative Treatments for Flu

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Flu:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Flu may include:

  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Cat's claw
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Hydration
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Ginger
  • Astragalus
  • Yarrow tea
  • Fever few
  • Elderberry tea
  • Vitamin C
  • IP-6 (inositol hexaphosphate) supplement
  • Thymus extract
  • Humidity
  • Thyme oil mist
  • Eucalyptus oil mist
  • Rose geranium oil mist
  • Acerola berry
  • Chicken soup
  • Hot chile peppers
  • Rest
  • Liquids
  • Yogurt
  • Chamomile tea
  • Resveratrol
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Resveratrol (found in red wine)
  • Soak feet in a mustard powder bath
  • Reduce stress
  • Naturopathy
  • Breathing exercise
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Tulsi tea (holy basil)
  • Fennel seed powder with raw sugar
  • Ginger, cinnamon and cardamom tea
  • Ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass tea
  • Influenzinum homeopathic prevention
  • Arsenicum album homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Gelsemium homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Oscillococcinum homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum homeopathic remedy
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Pulsatilla homeopathic remedy
  • Sulphur homeopathic remedy
  • Phosphoric acid homeopathic remedy
  • Inhale warm rice vinegar
  • Garlic milk
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Radish and green onion
  • Green tea with mung beans
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Fenugreek tea
  • Drink water with mullein tincture
  • Avoid medicated nasal sprays
  • Oral fever reducer if very uncomfortable or high-risk group (e.g. elderly and very young children)
  • Popsicles
  • Eliminate household mold for prevention
  • Pomegranate
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Onion-by mouth
  • Potato slices around soles of feet secured with bandage or plastic wrap

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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