‘Tis the Season for last minute trips to the mall, late night wrapping sessions, fatty holiday meals, and don’t forget all of the family and financial stress that lead to lost sleep! It’s little wonder why most of us come down with the flu at some point before Christmas.
Sure, though there are over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that you can use to battle through, but many folks prefer more natural flu remedies when their bodies are already weak and sick. Start preparing for the long, miserable cold and flu season ahead with the following 15 natural holiday immune boosters and flu-fighting heroes…
Fighting the flu and blood sucking vampires with just one single clove, garlic packs a strong punch thanks to the immune-boosting sulfur compounds, alliin when crushed produces the strong antibacterial agent allicin, says the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Allicin is known for its natural antibiotic prowess and ability to inhibit bacteria growth, yeast, and fungi, and reduce general cold and flu symptoms.