These days the weather is fluctuating, many times in a day and is unpredictable along with it there are several types of infections which affect the human being and create many problems for them, basically flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses, it appears most frequently in the winter and early spring it affects the body by spreading through the upper and lower respiratory tract.
Some Home Remedies For Preventing Flu
Cough And Sneeze Into Your Elbow
Instead of covering your cough with your hands, turn your head and cough into your elbow, which will sequester a virus just as well. Your elbow, however, is far less likely than your hands to come in contact with people or surfaces.
Hands Off Your Face
A study from the university of California, Berkeley, found that the typical person makes the hand to face connection an average of 16 times per hour, if you refrain from touching your eyes, nose and lips you drastically reduce the likelihood of a virus entering your body.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice to a glass of warm water for the more traditional sore throat gargle, this creates an acidic environment that is hostile to viruses.
Chicken soup is one of the best things to protect yourself from the flu, it stops certain white blood cells (Neutrophils) from congregating and causing inflammation and prevents large amounts of mucus being produced, the hot soup also thins the mucus and if you add garlic in the soup it is more effective for you.
Steam is also a very effective remedy it slows down the infection and gives you instant comfort, you can take steam 10 minutes daily to prevent flu and its problems.
Aloe Vera too is a commonly available plant, it is thick and long, cactus- like leaves have an odorless gel, a teaspoon gel taken with water can help you prevent from flu and also boost up your immunity.