My top priority in the fall and winter months is keeping myself and my family healthy. We take our probiotics, diffuse immune boosting essential oils, eat healthy, among many other things which you can read about here.
Getting sick sucks! Whenever someone in my house does happen to get sick I make them a flu bomb. It is the most effective all natural cold and flu remedy I’ve ever tried. If you or someone in your home is sick you need to try it!
The Best Natural Cold & Flu Remedy
Last winter my whole family came down with the worst flu of all time. My kids were sick for weeks. Once I caught it I thought I would be sick for at least a month.
I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos. And because my immune system has been compromised I get sick really easily and I stay sick for a loooong time.
This was a few days before Christmas and I was desperate not to be sick on Christmas day so I started researching how to cure the flu fast! I came across many different natural flu remedies which I combined to make a drink which we call the flu bomb.
I drank the flu bomb 3-4 times a day for the first two days that I was sick and by the third day I was feeling great. And my skin was clearer and brighter than it had been in years which is a really awesome side effect of drinking the flu bomb!
What is the flu bomb?
The flu bomb is an all natural tea like drink made up of antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Too be honest, it doesn’t taste great. When I first put this together I was nervous to actually drink it. But like I said, I was desperate so I drank it up and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. And now whenever I get sick my body actually begins to crave it. The ingredients and their medicinal properties are listed below.
The Flu Bomb Ingredients
Many of the ingredients you may already have on hand. You don’t necessarily have to use every ingredient on the list. But from my personal experience the more ingredients you use the more powerful the flu bomb will be.
1 | Echinacea Tea
Echinacea has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties and is an immune strengthening agent. Drinking echinacea tea has been found to be effective in shortening the duration of cold and flu symptoms.
2 | Lemon
Lemons are packed with vitamin C. They’re also a natural antioxidant that enhances the immune system and lemons also have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Lemon juice has been reported to decrease the strength of the cold and flu virus in the body.
3 | Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper may relieve fever and lower your body temperature by stimulating sweat glands. Cayenne pepper can also help congestion by stimulating the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. Cayenne is also highly anti-inflammatory.
4 | Apple Cider Vinegar
The probiotics in apple cider vinegar can give your immune system a boost. Also, the acid in apple cider vinegar can thin out mucous in the throat. Apple cider vinegar is rich in the same nutrients that you would find in apples, too. Potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and vitamin E.
5 | Garlic
6 | Honey
7 | Ginger
Ginger naturally combats nausea and vomiting. It is also anti-inflammatory and can help to ease digestion issues.
8 | Tumeric
Curcumin, the medicinal compound found in turmeric powder has powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has strong antiviral properties that have a direct effect on influenza infections.
Flu Bomb Recipe
- 1 Whole Lemon
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Powder
- 1 Minced Clove of Garlic
- 2 tsp Raw Organic Honey
- 1 tsp Grated Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Tumeric Powder
- 1 cup Echinacea Tea
Flu Bomb Directions:
- Brew one cup of echinacia tea
- Squeeze the lemon juice into cup
- Add all the remaining ingredients above
- Stir well
- Drink up!
Flu Bomb Tips & Tricks
- If you have a sensitive tummy I would recommend eating some crackers or toast before drinking the flu bomb.
- When making the flu bomb for a child I would recommend dividing each ingredient above in half. And also adding a bit more honey and diluting with a little bit of water to help with flavor.
- If you or child can’t handle the chunks of garlic and ginger you can run the flu bomb through a blender to help with consistency.
- I only use raw honey and Bragg’s apple cider vinegar and I recommend you do the same.
- I recommend drinking the flu bomb 3-4 times a day until you feel better.
This drink isn’t going to make your sickness disappear immediately but it can help shorten the duration of your cold or flu. I am not a doctor and I am only sharing my personal experience and the things that have helped me and my family.
Quick side note, the flu bomb also works as an amazing detox drink. Like I mentioned earlier, after drinking the flu bomb several times a day for a few days my skin was clearer and glowing and my eyes were brighter than they had been in along time. You need to try it!
I would love to hear if the flu bomb worked for you and your experience. Please share in the comments below 🙂