With exams just around the corner, it’s probably the worst time to be coming down with any kind of illness. If you’ve been hit with the flu and you’re looking for a way to beat it, here are some surprising ways you can rid yourself of some of the more unsavoury symptoms.
Homemade juices are great to combat the flu. Juices made with carrot, orange, watermelon, beetroot and ginger can help decrease inflammation and soreness in your body.
Check here 10 juice recipes to beat the flu!
- Essential Oils
There are a few different oils that can assist in beating the flu. Lavender oil can be used to reduce inflammation and keep your body free of germs, while lemon oil is high in vitamin C and can help unblock your stuffy nose. Eucalyptus oil is also used to clear noses and can help you breathe easier when rubbed on the chest and shoulders. Peppermint oil is useful for headaches and clearing congestion, as well as mental alertness — perfect for a study session. You can find these essential oils at most pharmacies and chemists.
If you’ve ever needed an excuse for a nap, studies have shown that sleeping is one of the best things you can do for your body while you have the flu.
Having a cup of tea can be great for easing the symptoms of the flu. Not only does the steam help with congestion, but teas are also packed with herbs that can relieve your sore throat and blocked nose. Green tea and echinacea tea have anti-viral properties and help kill off infections. Elderberry tea and liquorice root tea help reduce inflammation, which can ease your breathing and sore throat.
Ginger, garlic, lemon and honey is an amazing combination to beat the flue, for more recipes click here: Best teas for the flu
- Salt water rinse
Gargling or rinsing salt water may not seem as appetising as other methods, but studies have shown that it can get rid of bacteria and decongest your nose and throat.
For more tips check 8 clever ways to beat the flu