Natural Flu Remedies

Although there are no true “cures” for the flu, there are some natural treatments that seem to be able to “short circuit” the virus and minimize – or even eliminate – flu symptoms. For the most part, they all work best if used immediately at the outset of the flu. That is, within the first few hours after you start feeling like a flu may be coming on.

Hydrogen Peroxide

There is evidence that the flu virus actually enters the body through the ear canals. Many natural health practitioners recommend putting a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear every few hours as soon as flu symptoms appear. This kills the virus cells before they have time to multiply and spread. You can read about this very interesting and incredibly inexpensive technique here:

HealingDaily.com: Hydrogen peroxide in the ears for the flu


Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is a strong natural antibiotic and antiviral substance. It seems to disable an enzyme that harmful bacteria and viruses need in order to survive in the human body, killing them relatively quickly. Many people swear by colloidal silver’s ability to ‘knock-out’ a flu infection within hours, especially when used as soon as symptoms appear. You can learn more here:

Colloidal Silver: Frequently Asked Questions



Elderberry has very strong antioxidant properties and has been used to fight illness for centuries. Recent studies show that it may have potent antiviral and immune-boosting properties. Some people use elderberry extract to significantly shorten the duration of flu infections. More info here:

KCWeb.com: Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Overview

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