Homemade Natural Remedies for the Flu, Colds and Their Symptoms


Rhonda CrankI don't know about your area, but the flu is moving around in ours. As a retired nurse, I can tell you that I have never seen any benefit to flu shots, medicines, or antibiotics for treatment or prevention of the flu or colds. The old timers did not run to the doctor for every little thing as most Americans do today. So what did they do? Some of the very things that we homeopathic people are doing today.


Here are my Top 5 remedies for a cold/flu and their symptoms:

1) Hydrogen Peroxide: Putting hydrogen peroxide in our ears, is the first thing we do in our home when we feel "something" coming on. Using a dropper, fill the ear canal. Let it bubble until the bubbling action subsides – usually takes 3 to 5 minutes per ear. Once the bubbling action dies down, place a towel over the ear and turn over allowing it to drain while you do the other ear. When you've done both ears, gently use a cotton swab to remove any excess. We have been doing this since I was a little girl and it has proven very effective. If we are very sick, we do it once a day for the first three days of illness.

Just a note about this: In 1928, Dr. Richard Simmons, M.D., stated his belief that colds and flu viruses enter the body through the ear canal, as opposed to the nose and throat as most people believe. Of course, his findings were dismissed by the medical community. Then in 1938, German researchers had great success using hydrogen peroxide as a treatment for colds the flu. Since their data has been ignored for more than 60 years it is almost impossible to find.


12/20/2015 1:52:36 AM

Thanks for this information especially hydrogen peroxide in the ear and how we get colds via the ear interesting view makes more sense but I especially appreciate the replacement remedy for petroleum product use like Vicks. I am recovering from being very sick and started to do research to regain my health. I found out about the worthlessness of petroleum jelly, I found coconut oil but like your natural alternative remedy. Thanks again coconutcreamcare

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