8 Home Remedies For Viral Infections

Home Remedies For Viral Infections

Individuals of all ages and gender are prone to seasonal change that is the commonest cause of viral infections. Still, children owing to their less developed immune system are more susceptible to viral infections as compared to adults. Though, these infections are cyclic that gets fine within a few days, but makes one feel uncomfortable, worn out and stressed. Medications are available to provide relief from viral infections.

For getting prompt relief, make use of natural solutions and only use drugs, if things do not seem to get fine within 3 to 4 days. Those with a healthy immune system will be able to combat the viral infections without much trouble. But for those with weakened immune system, use of home remedies remains the mainstay solution for curing mild viral infections.

Effective Home Remedies For Curing Viral Infections

Honey

Honey

Offering a spoonful of honey is a quicker and safest way to cure viral infections. One can also mix some ginger juice in honey and have it on daily basis, to improve immune functioning and getting a smooth and rapid recovery. Honey is enriched with anti inflammatory properties that aids in relieving inflammation of cells and providing relief from viral infections.

Garlic Honey Syrup

Garlic Honey Syrup

Honey and garlic syrup is known as the best remedy to combat viral infections. Use 5 cloves of garlic and crush them. Put the crushed garlic in a bowl and add 3 teaspoons of honey to it and mix it. Allow the prepared golden syrup to get settled and consume it every day with milk.

This spicy and sweet garlic honey syrup helps to relieve sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose, coughs, chest congestion and sore throat. It also serves as a natural antibiotics due to allicin component of garlic and antiseptic properties of honey. The syrup helps to kill all germs and viruses that causes infections and makes one sick.

High Fluid Intake

High Fluid Intake

Viral symptoms of headache, fever and tiredness become worse in those who remain dehydrated. Consume plenty of fluids especially, water to keep fully hydrated all throughout the viral illness. The sign of being hydrated will be passage of usual amount of urine as before. Those with high viral fever will even need more fluids as the body temperature increases that can be cooled by drinking more of fluids. Make use of ginger tea, tulsi tea or mint tea as very effective home solution for reducing viral fever. Also, make use of juices of sweet lime and orange as these help to detoxify the body by flushing out all disease causing toxins.

One should also make use of one hot cup of lemon juice with honey, to strengthen immune system to fight against infections more efficiently. Moreover, prepare a warm cup of milk with a small amount of pepper and turmeric as it helps in curing throat infections that happen during viral disease.

Salt Gargling

Salt Gargling

Steaming and gargling with salt water is helpful remedy for curing nose and throat infections. This helps to loosen the thickened mucous linings of throat and nose, thereby facilitating expulsion of obstructing waste from the body. The extra load of toxins and germs is relieved, resulting in an easy passage for air flow and breathing in of fresh air.

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Energy Booster Foods

Cumin Seeds

Include foods that served as rich sources of energy. Glucose and carbohydrate rich porridge is easy to digest and provides an instant boost of energy. Include boiled rice mashed with sugar and milk that is easy to gulp and attain an instant energy to recover from viral infections. Moreover, prepare hot rasam rice (mashed rice with salt) with cumin, pepper and coriander concoction to bring relief to troubled cough and throat. Alternatively, ragi malt can also be used for boosting energy in patients afflicted with viral infections.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Prepare a mixture of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of honey and eight ounces of water in a mug and then sip it slowly. Consuming this mixture on frequent basis as it helps to cure sore throat, a usual symptom of a viral infection. Alternatively, one can performed apple cider vinegar gargling by making use of half a cup cider vinegar, one teaspoon of salt in one cup of water. Perform gargling for every 15 minutes, till soreness is relieved substantially.

Rest

Rest

Viral illness like any other illness brings down the strength of the body and makes one feel stressed down and completely worn out. Hence, proper rest becomes a crucial remedy as it allows more time to body for fighting off infections rather than focussing on other strenuous or stressful activities. Take a break and provide some free time as that is the route to fast recovery. Those, who neglect body demands and continue working for long hours tend to aggravate the situation.

Good Hygiene

During viral infections, a good hygiene becomes the utmost important task, to keep control over its spread. Especially in young children, healthy hygiene must be vigorously maintained. Keep a check that they wash hands with soap and water frequently, and never allow them to touch or rub eyes and eat anything with dirty hands, especially after being outdoors. During rainy or cold seasons, infections chances increase manifold due to improper or missed hygiene behaviour.

margosa leaves

Moreover, viral infections remain contagious that gets easily spread to people around. Therefore, keep yourself and children away from people down with viral infections. Ingesting non spicy and stomach friendly foods, listening to soft music, having a good sleep and putting a few margosa leaves besides the bed help to keep a check on spread of the germs. In case, fever rises, make use of wet cloth soaked in water and put it over the forehead to bring down the temperature. Keep continuing it, till the temperature gets subside.

As one gets recovered, include diet full of fruits and raw vegetables to gain the original strength. Using home remedies a person can easily recover from viral infections rather than depending upon the use of antibiotics that drains away all energy, making one more uncomfortable with their usual side effects.