Ways for Preventing Flu and Herbal Treatment Advices
Flu session has been opened with cold weather. So, titles mostly searched on internet started to be increased like “ How can you treat flu?” or “What are helpful things for flu?”.
We explained the answers of the questions “What is flu?”, “How can you treat flu?” and “Which foods or drinks are helpful for treating flu?” for you.
What is Flu?
Flu is an infectious respiratory disease cused by “influenza”. Flu is seen more widely in winters and season passes. Flu is usually thought as cold. Cold symptoms usually begin with some kind of light soreness, not feeling well, runny nose and sneezing. Fever is uncommon in cold. With cold caused a little bit weakness do not need you tos tay in bed.
But flu symptoms are usually more severe than cold symptoms and come on quickly, such as suddenly risen fever, severe muscle aches and soreness, shaking, headache and cough. When you have got flu, you need to rest.
How does flu transmit into body?
The virus transmitted to upper respiratory tract causes symptoms such as sneezing and cough by proliferating. Since Influenza mostly transmits in closed common living spaces such as school, kindergarten, work places and public transport vehicles, we need to be careful in these places and keep ourselves away from infectious ones. We also need not to use personal staff (towel, napkin, make up accessories, glass and scarf, etc.) of these infected people.
What are the symptoms of flu?
Common symptoms that seperates flu from cold:
Sweat in cold
Muscle aches and soreness
Feeling tired and weak
Nausea and vomiting
How can flu be treated?
Flu gets better in 5 or 6 days. Of course strong or weak immune system influences the time of healing. Antibiotics have no direct or exact healing effect on flu. Medication is usually used for reducing fever and make muscle and joint aches and headache go through.
Which foods or drinks are helpful for treating flu?
Herbal teas have great importance for healing flu. The study of Harvard University shows that drinking 4 glasses of herbal tea strengthen immune system.
Other foods and drinks good for flu are: Fish, soup with chicken, vegetable soaps, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tea with lemon, ginger tea, echinacea tea, rosehip tea, sage tea, daisy tea, eucalyptus tea and such herbal teas.
With all of these, there is an interesting drink:
Special recipi: Lemon Tea with Honey
Lemon tea with lemon is a method you should try if you have flu. Because honey is accepted as natural antibiotic in itself. And lemon is an effective fruit for infections. The mixture of these two is enormous. You can prepare your tea with warm water by squeezing lemon and adding one spoon of honey.
Be protected from cold and flu with 8 effective methods!
Do Not Miss Breakfast: You can not start you day without the most important meal, breakfast. Helpful nutrients that you should have on your breakfast table are orange, egg, types of jam without sugar, natural honey without sugar, tomato, cucumber and types of cheese. With these there can be one or two slice of bran bread.
To Move Is Necessary: life with exercises is on the top to protect our health. We should prefer go to work, school, bazaar by walking as much as possible. Especially on sunny days, we can do trekking, get vitamin D from sunlight and so strenghten our body resistance. The pure energy of the day is the morning sun, we should get it.
Right Breathing Is Important: We need to make breathing through nose and swelling stomach while breathing routinized. Because right breathing is breathing with swelling your stomach. In this way we can have more oxygen and give more carbondioxide.
Conditions of Ventilation: We should ventilate our home and work place. If there is sun outside, we should let sun shine get in.
We Should Care Ntural Nutrition: We should take care that eveything we eat and drink need to be natural. We should consume vegetables mostly. We should avoid foods such as prepared and frozen foods, biscuits, cips, wafer. We should prefer freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices rather than consantrated ones. We should eat plenty of salad.
Do Not Hesitate to Wear Mask: Wearing masks in public transportation vehicles, schools, work places is helpful for protection from viruses. While it is normal as we see in other countries, in our country wearing mask is perceşved as insincerity, so it needs to be generalized.
Keep Your Air Conditioning Under Control: Maintenance of our air conditionings needs to be done carefully, otherwise they can cause viruses in the air to be more spread.
Try Herb of Stevia: Refined sugar weakens immune system. Instead of refined sugar, we can prefer herb stevia completely natural and containing no sugar. For example, we can make custard with corn flour, goat milk and herb stevia. It will be completely natural, having no sugar and absolutely perfect :)
Hope you stay healthy…