The Best Natural Cold & Flu Remedy: The Flu Bomb

Looking for a natural cold and flu remedy to help you feel better fast? Look no further than the flu bomb! This all-natural tea-like drink will have you feeling better in no time!

Flu bomb tea drink sitting on kitchen table next to honey, lemon, and ginger.

The Best Natural Cold & Flu Remedy

One of my top priorities in the fall and winter months is to keep myself and my family healthy. We take our probiotics, diffuse immune-boosting essential oils, and eat healthy, among many other things, which you can read about here.

But whenever someone in my house does happen to get sick, I make them the 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!

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Last winter, my whole family came down with the worst flu ever. 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 very long time.

Related: The Best Essential Oils For Colds

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 that I like to call the flu bomb.

I drank the flu bomb 3-4 times a day for the first two days I was sick, and by the third day, I felt great.

And my skin was clearer and brighter than it had been in years, which is an awesome side effect of drinking the flu bomb!

Flu bomb drink in white ceramic mug next to lemon, ginger, and honey on kitchen table.

What is the Flu Bomb?

The flu bomb is a natural remedy for the common cold and flu. It is an all-natural tea-like drink with antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

To be honest, it doesn’t taste great.

When I first put this together, I was nervous to actually drink it. But as I mentioned before, I was desperate, so I drank it up, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

And now, whenever I get sick, my body actually begins to crave it. The ingredients and their medicinal properties are listed below.

What Does the Flu Bomb Do?

The flu bomb helps to strengthen your immune system and shorten the duration of the common cold or flu.

I have no evidence for this other than anecdotal evidence based on my own experience and the experience of others.

The Flu Bomb Benefits

The flu bomb has other potential benefits besides helping to shorten the duration of your illness. It can help to clear your sinuses, relieve congestion, and soothe a sore throat.

It can also help to alleviate nausea and vomiting.

Does the Flu Bomb Work?

In my opinion, the flu bomb works. And I am not the only one with that opinion. All my family and friends who have tried it have said it works. And so have many of my readers.

It is my number-one go-to whenever I get sick, or someone in my house gets sick.

It is not a cure-all, but it does help to shorten the duration of the cold and flu. At least, that has been my experience with it and the experience of my family and friends who have given it a try.

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 effective the flu bomb will be.

1 | Echinacea Tea

Echinacea is an immune-strengthening agent with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. Drinking echinacea tea has been found to be effective in shortening the duration of cold and flu symptoms.

There is some controversy regarding whether echinacea is safe for people with Hashimoto’s or other autoimmune conditions to consume.

Some people believe it can stimulate the TH1 pathway and cause a flare-up. You can read this article to learn more.

I drink echinacea tea quite often during the winter months, and I’ve never had an issue.

If you have an autoimmune condition and are worried about a possible flare-up, you can replace the echinacea tea with one of the teas below.

You can also use plain hot water instead, although you will miss out on the tea’s medicinal benefits.

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

Fresh Jax organic ground cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper may relieve fever and lower your body temperature by stimulating sweat glands.

Cayenne pepper can also help relieve congestion by stimulating the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses.

It is also highly anti-inflammatory. You can click here to learn more about the health benefits of cayenne pepper.

4 | Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg's organic 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

Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Garlic also provides decongestant and expectorant effects.

Click here to learn more about the amazing health benefits of garlic!

6 | Honey

Raw Manuka Honey

Not only does honey help this drink to go down a little easier, but it also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. 

Research suggests that honey is an effective cough suppressant and can help soothe a sore throat as well!

7 | Ginger

Fresh ginger naturally combats nausea and vomiting. It is also anti-inflammatory and can help to ease digestion issues.

Ginger also contains chemical compounds to help your body fight off harmful bacteria and viruses.

You can click here to learn more about the many benefits of ginger.

8 | Tumeric

Organic Tumeric Powder

Curcumin, the medicinal compound found in turmeric powder, has powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has strong antiviral properties that directly affect influenza infections.

Related: How to Cure a Cold Fast

Easy Flu Bomb Drink Recipe

To make the flu bomb, you’ll need to first gather all of your ingredients. Everything that you need is listed below.

How to Make the Flu Bomb

The flu bomb is very easy to make. To make the flu bomb, simply follow the directions below.

  1. Brew one cup of echinacea tea using hot water
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the cup
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients above
  4. Stir well
  5. Drink up!
The Flu Bomb

The Flu Bomb

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This all-natural flu remedy is made with antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Drink it when you are under the weather and you'll be feeling better in no time.


  1. Brew one cup of echinacia tea
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into cup
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients above
  4. Stir well
  5. Drink up!

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Flu Bomb Tea Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • If you have a sensitive tummy, I recommend eating some crackers or toast before drinking the flu bomb.
  • When making the flu bomb for a child, I recommend dividing each ingredient above in half, adding a bit more honey, and diluting with a little bit of water to help with flavor.
  • If you or your 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.

Whenever I am sick, I like to make a large batch of the flu bomb at the beginning of the day and store it in the refrigerator. I usually make 3-4 cups worth.

Then, whenever I want some, I simply heat up a cup on the stove.

When you are sick, you don’t really feel like doing anything, so having the flu bomb ready to go makes it so easy to drink 3-4 cups throughout the day.

You could probably even make an extra large batch that would last a few days. But just keep in mind that the less fresh the ingredients are, the less potent the flu bomb will be.

This drink isn’t going to make your sickness disappear immediately, but it can help shorten the duration of your cold or flu. It is an extremely powerful remedy.

The flu bomb is one of my favorite natural remedies for the cold and flu and a must-have for the flu and cold season.

But with all of that in mind, I am not a doctor, and I am only sharing my personal experience and what has helped me and my family.

Quick side note – the flu bomb also works as an amazing detox drink.

As 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 a long 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.

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  1. Looks wonderful! Side note, those with some autoimmune issues should be cautious of echinacea as it may cause flare ups.

    1. thanks for the tip. I was not aware of echinacea not recommended for those with autoimmune issues. I assumed it is good for everybody

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I just finished making this…Oh boy, is it spicy! I may tone down the cayenne pepper in my next batch, but I am certainly about to sweat this cold out 😄

  3. just made it! pleasantly surprised that it isn’t awful! I like the warmth in my chest! definitely something I will be making to help get rid of this cold! how often should you do it just for the skin and eyes etc benefits?

    1. When I’m sick I drink 2-3 cups a day until I’m better and I’ve never experienced any negative side effects. I don’t think there is any harm in drinking it a few times a day a few days out of the week if you just want to experience the detox benefits.

  4. You forgot to mention adding pepper cause pepper activates turmeric. I put that in my bone broth when I do it cause it helps with inflammation and the immune system boost from the broth with the spices.
    That being said, I would put the ingredients in the juicer, except ginger+turmeric(+pepper) cause these have to heat up and steep for the effects. I would add onion too in the juicer. Cool the tea and mix it with your juice. Then; Down the hatch!

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