14 Cold & Flu Natural Treatments

Winter is well on its way, and while it can be the best time of the year, it also has its downsides. The main one is sickness. It seems that everyone is more susceptible to falling under the weather at this time. We’re right in the thick of cold and flu season, which is never a good thing. And this season is one of the worst in history.

To help you prepare, I’ve put together 14 Cold & Flu Natural Treatments, including prevention and remedies with a little help from Zarbee’s Cough Syrup for Children.

Treating flu symptoms is very important, but arguably more important is not getting those symptoms in the first place. In a family of 5, the majority of which are boys, this can be quite difficult. If one of us gets sick, the others seem to fall prone in domino fashion. So our family does whatever it can to prevent getting sick.

Here are a few tips that we use to prevent colds and flu…

Cold & Flu Tips {Prevention}

  1. Getting a good night’s sleep every night
  2. Take as much vitamin C as possible (which happens to be a key ingredient in Zarbee’s Syrup)
  3. Keep your hands washed constantly
  4. Cough into your arm or sleeve, not on your hand where you can spread germs
  5. Drink hot liquids like Echinacea Tea. Add a little honey to soothe your throat.
  6. Eat a well balanced diet with fruit and vegetables
  7. Run a humidifier

Should that all fail, we do have our own small remedies.

Cold & Flu Tips {Remedies}

  1. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with LOTS of garlic
  2. Stay hydrated; everyone’s favorite drink in our house for this is Sprite. The tingliness of it soothes throats as well as upset stomachs.
  3. Get lots of rest
  4. Take a steamy shower to relieve nasal pressure and relax you
  5. Sleep with an extra pillow to elevate your head
  6. Know when not to treat the symptoms, often times your body is working to fight off the cold or flu
  7. Keep surfaces in your home disinfected, we use Lysol

These precautions and remedies always help our family during this season, but in case you or someone in your family comes down with a cold or the flu, it’s great to be prepared.

Cold & Flu season is especially tough on children, and parents don’t always like the fact that cough medicine has alcohol or other drugs in it. So a company named Zarbee came up with an alternative cough syrup that relieves the flu symptoms of children, without alcohol or drugs.

Zarbee’s Cough Syrup is a remedy for children that are older than 2 years old that is made completely free of any drugs, alcohol, or medicine. This all natural formula will help your child with coughs, sore throats, hoarseness, and their immunity system; all while promoting a healthy sleep pattern. It really isn’t surprising that over 40,000 doctors from across the nation recommend this syrup.

Actress Kristin Davis and the Doctors talk about Zarbee’s Cough Syrup and other Natural Treatments. It can be found at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com

Disclosure: I am not a medical professional, these treatments are just my suggestions. You should always check with your health care provider before taking any medicine.


  1. Is the above medice suitable for special case children who had convulsion & have taken convulsion medicine?
    Any other medicine that should take should not include ( antihistamine & epinephrine ) because that clashed with cOnvulsion medicine & will get more cinvulsion if have it.
    With thanks

    1. I have emailed the company to ask your question. I would suggest checking with your medical provider before using any medicine.

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