Q&A: Home Remedies for Colds and Flu


With school in session and the colder months upon us, colds and flu are common ailments. What are some of your tried-and-true home remedies for beating & treating your kids sniffles and fevers?

  • Christa Pylant suggests, “I’ve been supplementing my daughter and I with Vitamin D from fall to spring for two years now and have both been sick only once each year. I’m sold!”
  • Melissa Adams suggests, “Sleep!”
  • Stacy Gayle Kai Calabretta-Rek suggests, “Elderberry elixir from Bone Flower Botanikals- lots of Vitamin C, astragalus root and reishi mushrooms.”
  • Rae Griffiths suggests, “Vitamin D. Much less illness overall, and if we catch something, it’s short-lived.”
  • Lauren Abend suggests, “Elderberry syrup daily, cod liver oil, homemade chicken soup, exercise and love.”
  • Megan O’Brien suggests, “I hit the first symptoms with Oscillococcinum homeopathic remedy; then do nasal irrigation w/saline H20. Really helps nip it in the bud. The chicken soup & love sounds divine, also. – I’ve heard daily probiotics through the season also helps prevent colds.”


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2 Comments on “Q&A: Home Remedies for Colds and Flu

  1. We also take power doses of D3, plus Vitamin C, neti pot at the first sneeze. Like Christa said, since we started the D3 regimen, the 4 of us have hardly been sick!

  2. My family uses Thieves therapeutic essential oil blend for prevention and rapid healing. It helps your body fight germs, viruses, bacteria. for info: sharon-healingoils.com Happy to answer questions about how to use oils.

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