Flu symptoms | how to lower the temperature

Flu symptoms 

Flu symptoms are intense and occur with the arrival of colder weather. What is taken in this regard? The flu season is right on our doorstep and it usually lasts until spring. In this article we will offer you some solutions and answers to the questions: how to calm the cough, how to lower the temperature with drugs from nature. Strengthening the immunity is a key factor for the solution of these health problems, also medical advice relating the prevention of respiratory diseases cannot be ignored. Regular hand washing and avoiding contact with infected persons is crucial, especially when it comes to viruses.

How do flu and cold symptoms differ?

Colds and flu in its symptoms are quite different, and early diagnosis is of great importance for further treatment. Still there are many doubts in people who cannot distinguish what are the symptoms of influenza and what are the symptoms of colds.

  • Sore throat that lasts for a day or two is usually the first sign.
  • Then cold symptoms such as runny nose (which in the early days is characterized by colorless discharge and later becomes darker and denser) and cough. Some darker mucus is not a reason for panic this is normal with cold and does not have to mean that there is a bacterial infection, sinusitis and similar. Cough needs to be treated in time so flu symptoms are not allowed to affect the bronchi and cause more complications.


Flu symptoms appear suddenly and include: fever, headache, fatigue, and malaise, muscle pain, joint pain, pain in the eyes and redness, dry cough and sore throat. Flu can be caused by pneumonia, sinusitis, ear infections which leads to dehydration of the body if not treated in time. Occasionally, patients should be especially protected against flu, especially when it comes to asthma or diabetes.

Cold symptoms are treated greatly with hot chicken soup that is what is recommend by nutritionists. Best is to consume domestic chicken soup with plenty of vegetables that nutritionists call a natural penicillin for a number of medicinal properties.

Horseradish and hot peppers against colds

Whether used as a condiment or consumed directly, treated bronchi facilitate breathing and help alleviate almost all flu symptoms. Garlic is one of the most effective natural antibiotics: destroys viruses and fungi, preventing the growth of bacteria and protects against colds and intestinal infections. It contains allicin, vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, a whole range of minerals -Zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, trace elements like copper, cobalt and manganese, and is one of richest sources of selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Recommended daily doses are from 2 to 5 g of fresh garlic, from 0/1 to 1.2 g of powdered garlic, or 2 to 5 mg of this plant and flu symptoms will disappear in a short time.

Ginger; medicine for cough

For the treatment of colds and flu it should not be forgotten that ginger helps to treat cough and fever.

Beverage with ginger
  • To prepare this highly medicinal drink it is enough to use two spoons of freshly grated ginger root and pour it with a cup of boiling water.
  • Leave it to rest for ten minutes.
  • Drink freshly prepared drink of ginger and all initial flu symptoms will disappear.

Omega 3 fatty acids and common cold symptoms

The menu of the patient should include fish or fish oil because it contains high-quality protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids, the lack in the body is associated with chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found mostly in tuna, mackerel, sardines and salmon.


Unique drug or preparation for the eradication of the viruses from the body has not been discovered, but there are a few natural medicinal plants that can certainly help. Leaf of olives contains elenolic acid that has an anti-viral effect, and by protecting healthy cells it gives the body more time for the defense. You should know that olive leaf cannot be used with antibiotics because it may limit their operation.

Olive leaf tea
  • in 2 dl of boiling water put 10 g of olive leaves
  • cook for 4 minutes
  • remove from oven and leave it covered for 10 minutes
  • Strain and drink instead of water during the day


Please note that the immature berries of elder are extremely toxic, so the treatment must be carried out only with mature fruits. Berries are also effective for herpes on the lips.

Berries syrup; Recipes 
  • 500 grams of purified, ripe berries need to be mashed and mixed with the juice of one lemon
  • Take one tablespoon every hour. 

Flu Symptoms - Treatment with natural products

Honey and lemon for cold
  • Mix a small teaspoon of honey with the juice of 1 lemon and add 1 deciliter of warm water and mix well.
  • Drink3 to 5 cups a day.

  • Chop 1/4 medium onion into small cubes and pour into a saucepan, then add 2 teaspoons of pepper and 2 dl water, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink hot during the day

Marshmallow root for irritated nostrils
  • Take 1 teaspoon of the mallow root and cover with 2 dl of boiling water that has been cooled.
  • Allow it to stand covered for another 12 hours.
  • Strain and drink in small sips
  • With the obtained tea can lubricate the irritated nose and successfully eliminate the common cold symptoms


Elder tea is an excellent remedy, especially if the eating begins as soon as cold symptoms manifest themselves, since it encourages blood circulation and sweating, and purifies the body of toxins:
  • A tablespoon of elder flowers is poured with 2 dl of boiling water and leaf covered for several minutes.
  • If the flu already caught hold, make a drink out of three tablespoons of elder plant that are poured with a liter of boiling water.
  • Drink throughout the day in small sips.

In case of sore throats, three tablespoons of elder flowers is poured in a liter of hot milk and sweetened with honey. Drink in large gulps.

Sage tea for gargling 
  • Pour a tablespoon of sage leaves with 2 dl of boiling water, let it sit for 15-20 minutes,
  • strain and gargle four to five times a day.

Coltsfoot tea is also recommended for the treatment of colds, especially for soothing coughs.
  • A tablespoon of finely chopped coltsfoot is poured with 2.5 dl of boiling water and leave it covered for five minutes.
  • Strain and drink two-three cups a day.

Syrup for expectoration

In order for discharge to mature and to be successfully expelled from the body we needs to use natural syrups for coughing up that are easily dissolved in the mouth and protect the mucous membranes.

Syrup for expectoration with thyme 
  • 2 tablespoons of thyme pour with 6 ounces of water and leave it overnight to rest
  • In the morning, strain, pour into a saucepan add 5 ounces of water and 250 grams of brown sugar
  • cook on mild heat until half the liquid evaporates
  • Syrup of thyme is chilled and then poured into a glass bottle and left in the fridge.
  • Consume 3 times daily one teaspoon of obtained syrups, flu symptoms disappear as if by magic, in which secretion matures and prevents the spread of infection.

Syrup of Icelandic lichen
  • Mix 30 g of Icelandic lichen with 5 g of oman, black and white marshmallow, and pour a mixture with 5 ml of water and let it sit overnight.
  • In the morning, drain and mix with 500 g of honey.
  • Take one tablespoon of preparation several times a day.

The syrup with carrot and honey
  • Cut a pound of carrots into slices, pour with 4 dl of water and cook over a gentle heat until it softens.
  • Then mash it with a fork. 
  • Cooled water in which carrots cooked mix with four tablespoons of honey, then add the carrots 
  • Stir well and pour into a glass jar that has to be kept in the refrigerator.
  • Take three or four tablespoons of syrup per day.

Orange syrup against dry cough
  • One orange wash thoroughly and is together with its peal chop into small pieces, pour into a saucepan and add two tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 dl of water.
  • Cook over a gentle heat until the syrup thickens.
  • Take one tablespoon in the event of an attack of dry cough.

How to lower the temperature

Symptoms of the flu are often accompanied by elevated body temperature. We will provide you with some more folk recipes with herbs.

Recipe no. 1
  • Pour two tablespoons of elder plant with 2.5 dl of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes. Strain and drink during the day in small sips.

Recipe no. 2
  • Mix a spoon of lime and chamomile, and a tablespoon of the mixture pour with 2 dl of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes. Strain and drink warm during the day.

Recipe no. 3

  • Mix a tablespoon of catnip, mint and sage, and pour with a liter of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a cup of tea every hour.

Recipe no.4
  • Mix 20 g of chamomile flowers, thyme and linden flowers, and a tablespoon of the mixture pour with 2 dl of boiling water and leave it covered for 10 minutes. Strain and drink three to four cups of tea a day.

Ginger syrup for high fever in addition to many medicinal properties is an excellent antipyretic, especially in combination with lemon. Syrup with these herbs is made as follows:
  • large root of fresh ginger is peeled and cut into cubes, add a kilo of brown sugar, stir, then pour two liters of water and keep it in the stove until it boils.
  • Cover it and let it sit for 12 hours then strain and mix with the juice of 1.5 kg of lemon.
  • Pour a syrup of ginger in a glass bottle and refrigerate.
  • Drink diluted with water.

Recipe no. 5
  • On the soles put patches that are made of 1 dl undiluted apple juice and 1 dl diluted vinegar (half water, half vinegar).