Influenza is caused by influenza virus. Commonly it is referred to as flu. Influenza is sometimes confused with the common cold but it is more serious than common cold and sometimes it results into pneumonia and can be fatal also. Flu is also distinguished by high fever. Influenza usually occurs during winter and it is highly contagious. Influenza is easily spread by sneezing and coughing of an infected person or when anyone is in touch with contaminated things such as handkerchiefs, towels etc. It is very infectious.
Suddenly after infection, the symptoms start with chill and chilly sensation within one or two days. People suffer from high fever, severe body ache especially backache and towards legs. Some of the major symptoms of the influenza are:
* Body aches
* Nasal congestion
* Watering and irritated eyes
* Reddishness of eyes, nose, throat, mouth and skin
* Diarrhea and abdominal pain in many children
Some of the major causes of influenza are:
* Defective style of living
* Viral infection
* Lack of proper exercise
Some of the effective natural home remedies for influenza, flu are:
One of the excellent home remedies for influenza is the continuous intake of garlic.
To avoid and reduce the affect of influenza make a habit to drink a tea made by boiling few basil leaves with some ginger in water and add sugar according to your taste.
Prepare a fenugreek decoction by boiling one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in half liter water and reduce it to one-third. An excellent diaphoretic mixture is made by mixing a cup of decoction made by fenugreek, one teaspoon fresh ginger juice and honey according to the taste of person. This mixture helps in reducing the fever and also increases the sweating.
Drink a cup of warm milk mixed with a full teaspoon of turmeric powder. It is an effective and very popular home remedy for influenza, flu. It helps the liver to activate, which becomes sluggish after the attack of influenza. Drink this mixture at least 2-3 times daily.
Take a glass of warm water and mix one tea spoon of honey and lemon each. Drink this mixture at least 2-4 times a day. It is also a very popular influenza remedy.
For the treatment, make a mixture by honey and onion juice in equal quantity and take it 3-4 spoons a day. It is very effective home remedy for influenza.
Take half teaspoon, each of long pepper powder and juice of ginger and mix it with two teaspoon of honey. Take this mixture at 3 times in a day. This home remedy for influenza is also very popular.