Often called "flu" or "grippe," influenza is an infectious viral disease that causes fever, headache, chills, loss of appetite, weakness, and general pains and aches. The mucous membranes of the throat and nose may also be inflamed. Note that, although many people refer to stomach upset as the "flu,"
influenza is not the cause of intestinal upsets. Influenza spreads rapidly and is partly transmitted by coughing and sneezing. The flu virus weakens the body's defenses against bacteria. This is why individuals suffering from the flu risk developing pneumonia (either from the virus itself or from a secondary bacterial infection). The elderly and those whose health is already compromised with an underlying health problem (such as a cardiovascular disease) are at increased risk of developing complications. Usually, however, influenza lasts only a few days and with the home remedies influenza in this page you can recover faster.
There is no cure for the flu. However, herbs can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of influenza.
List of Home Remedies for Influenza
2 teaspoons bayberry bark 2 teaspoons grated ginger root 1 teaspoon powdered cayenne 2 cup boiling water Honey Combine the above herbs. Place one teaspoon of the mixture in a glass container and cover with the boiling water; steep for 3o minutes; cool and strain. Add honey to taste. Take a tablespoonful at a time throughout the day.
2 teaspoons black cohadi root 2 teaspoons powdered Indian root 2 teaspoons chamomile flower 2 cup water Honey Place the above herbs in a pan; cover with the water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3o minutes. Add honey to taste. Take one tablespoon in two cups of water, several times a day.