Hey! winter is almost round the corner, time for the warm coats, sweaters, boots, gloves and scarves but above all time for the dreaded flu shot needle according to my little one. If anyone dreads it, its this little urn. Give anything but not the needle and of course I do not blame her, yours truly can not stand it too. I have my ways of taking care of the flu. It is back to the basics for me.
Back home in Africa growing up, the raining season was just like winter. It was a time that kids and adults alike have the fever as a result of the cold from the rains. Its running nose, red eyes, blisters in the lips, belly aches almost similar symptoms like the flu but do our mums deal with it.
Yeah! they sure do. My dear love mum of blessed memory sure had many remedies for this season. Some preventive and so for cure. Where these remedies effect? Yes 100%, I have been using them since I move to the Western World and I have never had to take the flu shot because I do not need it neither does my kids and husband.
Back to my mama’s remedies, they are items easily gotten in the grocery stores and affordable. Only few of them are not, like the lemon grass, dogoyaro leaves, mango leaves,/bark plantain leaves, lime leaves, banana leaves etc. These I get through post but the easiest I take and give to my kids is the lemon or lime squeezed and added to water the heated before drinking. I also add lemon or lime to tea with original honey and take.
The natural antibiotics in the honey combines to fight any bacteria in the system that can cause flu. Lemon can be blended with skin, ginger and water added then boiled. Add a little honey and take daily for seven days
Lemon and lime juice can be extracted, salt added and heated taken for days can also prevent flu. Also the Turmeric, this is not just a plant from Indian alone, the African Turmeric is very bitter as compared to the ones in the western world. Mum used to blend and make a soup adding only pepper and salt, which she makes us drink. Turmeric can also be blended and added with water to drink for prevention of cold and fever.
Yuck! yes thats it but it sure goes fast to save the day
Try these remedies and it would be bye to flu.