Increase fluids, especially water, herbal teas and broths.
Ginger is very useful for decreasing fevers. Make a tea from fresh ginger root: take a piece of root the size of a dime, grate and add hot water and let steep for 5 minutes.
Vitamin C is important, take 500 mg., 2 pills three times daily.
Echinacea is excellent to use for preventing or treating the flu. To prevent getting sick use 15 drops every two hours. If you use over 4 doses, chances are you have caught the bacteria or virus, then use 15 drops four times daily.
Yin Chiao (chinese remedy) is for chills and nausea, take 4 pills 3 to 4 times a day.
Influenzinum 200 ch. (homeopathic) can be used to prevent the flu. Take 2 pills dissolved under the tongue once monthly, from September to May. Up to two more doses may be used, at any one time, if exposed to the flu.
These are suggestions to limit a flu.
Stop eating dairy products, while ill, as they increase the formation of mucus.
Stop ingesting sugar and caffeine, while ill, as they decrease the immune system’s function.
Don’t have a lot of juice unless watered down due to the sugar content.
If on a multi-vitamin with iron, stop until the illness is gone. Iron can increase viral growth.
If you are not hungry, do not eat. The body doesn’t digest well when its fighting something.