Drinks and products to help relieve or avoid the cold and flu

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

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Drinks and products to help relieve or avoid the cold and flu

Homemade and other remedies to help with seasonal illness


Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy are here to help! Are you looking for natural remedies that are DIY, and actually work?

These DO make you feel better, help with a sore throat, body aches, helps you sleep and eases those symptoms.  

I have put together for you –

  • Tips 
  • Recipes
  • And ideas I came across
  • Along with other techniques we have used in our family, to combat the flu and cold and chase the aches and pains away.   

At the bottom are links to recipes that you see pictured here and MORE

Because  I WANT YOU to stay healthy and happy!


There are ways we can prevent the cold and flu from getting to us and our family, or at least lingering longer than it has to.

A few tips are:

  • Do your best to avoid people who are ill if at all possible.
  • Try to stay away from others when you are ill to prevent spreading it.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, particularly after touching your nose, mouth, etc.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Get rest and lots of it. Your body needs a way to fight off those terrible germs and it has to have the energy to do it.
  • Drink lots, and lots of fluids.
  • See your doctor if your symptoms do not ease, or if you feel it going into your lungs, or you think you may be dehydrating.  Serious health issues can arise when a simple cold and flu is not taken care of.
  • Here’s a great article with more tips  10 Ways To Feel Better Now

I love herbal teas and particularly when I don’t feel well.  Here are a couple of my favorites that are easy to keep on hand and help ease those aches and pains

SLEEPYTIME BY CELESTIAL SEASONINGS is a good one when you feel like you are coming down with something, or already have the crud.Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Echinacea Complete Care Wellness Tea Herbal Supplement, 20 Count

This LEMON GINGER TEA BY BIGELOW has ginger and pro-bio-tics to help with digestion and stomach ailments.Bigelow Lemon Ginger Herb Plus Probiotics Tea - Caffeine Free - 18 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags


 Now, this is an oldie but a goodie I heard about.  In a nice warm bath, pour in:

1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 – 1 /2 tsp cayenne pepper (the original instruction was to use up to 1 Tablespoon of each)

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Soak for 10 minutes or so to release toxins and relieve sore muscles.

To help with congestion that often comes with colds and flu’s, keeping the air moist will help. This can be done by using a cool-mist humidifier or a vaporizer, which will make it easier to breathe. And using it at night will help you sleep better because you will be less congested and cough less.


Homemade Cough Syrup, click HERE to go to post

Homemade Cough Syrup

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Flu- Buster Smoothie, click HERE

Flu Buster Smoothie

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy


Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy HERE

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy


Cure-All-Get-Well-Drink HERE

Cure-all Get Well Drink

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold & Flu Fighting Herbal Tea’s HERE

Cold and Flu Herbal Tea's

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise. 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

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13 replies
  1. Janine Huldie
    Janine Huldie says:

    So in need of all the help we can get here, as we have been battling viruses here since Christmas time with my husband first and then it just went through my whole house. So, definitely going to be going through your article to see what more we can do to stay healthy and feel better now. Thanks, Carrie!! 🙂

  2. Tasha
    Tasha says:

    Cayenne and ginger soak, eh? I’ve never heard of that one before! I usually use epsom salt but will have to try out your remedy and see how it works out!

  3. Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    I have pinned this, with my auto immune disease I am so careful to not hang out where I know someone is sick and these are some great tips and products for me to stay that way!!! I’ll be referring back to this all winter to keep my entire house germ free, at least the sickie germs!

    • Carrie Groneman
      Carrie Groneman says:

      I hope you can get some relief with these homemade remedies and YES keep the sickies away…far away. Take care of yourself my good friend. I’m so sorry you have to deal with that disease, but I admire how you keep going and how you still accomplish so much. You are amazing.

  4. Frugal Hausfrau
    Frugal Hausfrau says:

    I think people just assume they’re going to get sick every year and don’t realize how easy it really is to prevent – if you’re careful! Of course, not having kids around helps me a lot, but the hand washing is so underrated! Thanks for this timely reminder!!


  5. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    That bath sounds interesting. I’ll have to check out your cough syrup too. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.


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