Gold Coast Naturopath: Natural treatments for flu prevention

11 May 2015 7:26 AMLicensee Person Gold Coast Naturopath: Natural treatments for flu prevention

When it comes to cold and flu season, start building your immune system with these natural treatments.

When it comes to cold and flu season, each year we see the flu virus mutate and hence the symptoms get worse each year.

My recommendation is to start building your immune system now using natural treatments and put in place a regime to keep your immune system strong.

Prevention is easier than trying to get rid of that cough that just won’t go away, the runny nose to stop dripping and the sinuses that often get infected – not to mention the phlegm and mucous.

Your immune system is one of the most responding body systems to herbal medicine.

There are some amazing natural treatments for flu including herbs to help with the symptoms involved with colds and flu.

Echinacea is one of my favourite natural flu treatments as it strengthens the immune system and can be used in prevention, acute and chronic situations. When one of us at work have the first sign of a cold – out the back we go and have a quick 5ml shot of Echinacea and it starts fighting straight away. 

If you were sick a lot last winter now is the time to start thinking about taking some immune building herbs, vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is much underrated and with a little zinc added can be great to keeping your immune system healthy and Zinc is also good for healing and improving taste and smell.

For more information about natural treatments to combat flu simply call Petries Cottage today – we are your trusted Gold Coast Naturopath.