Natural remedies to fight flu and cold season


Additional tried-and-true remedies include drinking honey and tea, eating broth soups, and taking a steamy shower. (Photo courtesy of Elena Leya on Unsplash)

Atlantans are in the thick of winter, and it’s brought with it the dreaded cold and flu in spades. This season, try protecting yourself by strengthening your immune system with natural herbs and remedies.

For centuries, vitamin C, elderberries and turmeric have improved health and the immune system. Drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep are also two fundamental ways to boost natural defenses.

Homeopathic herbs that also relieve cold and flu symptoms include catnip, cayenne pepper, echinacea, garlic, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, thyme and yarrow. Learn more about their origins and how to best use them for treating symptoms.

– Lauren Gable, 360 Media, Inc., The Atlanta 100