Natural Cures for Swine Flu (H1N1)

Intro

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses. Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Most commonly, human cases of swine flu happen in people who are around pigs but it's possible for swine flu viruses are very contagious and can spread from person to person also.

Symptoms

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

Medicines, Herbal and Natural Remedy

Oseltamivir, Tamiflu, Relenza for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with these swine influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms).

Herbal remedies, although they can not cure the flu, can stimulate the immune system to better combat the effects of the flu while relieving symptoms and speeding recovery. There are a several herbs that are well known for their anti-viral and immune-boosting properties.

Echinacea is considered by many to be the best overall herbal remedy against viruses. Echinacea works best as a preventative measure and with the possibility of a swine flu pandemic.

Black elderberry extract has shown promising results in treating influenza viruses.

Flowers from the black elder bush were used to calm symptoms associated with colds, flu and sinus problems.

Natural Cures

Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Vinegar, Hot Sauce are all the wonderful natural antivirals plus vitamin C may help to improve your condition.

Prevention

Frequent and through hand wash with anti-bacterial soap. Wear protective face masks and reduce your stress level.


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Comments

One response to “Natural Cures for Swine Flu (H1N1)”

mike said...
2:41 AM

Vitamin C in doses of over 500mg per day seems to help the immune system and protect against cold and flu.

 
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