Swine flu is caused by a virus known as H1N1. This virus was first found in the pigs. It affected their respiratory tract and resulted in nasal secretions and hoarse cough. The virus spread into the air through the nasal secretions and coughing and whoever breathed the contaminated air or came into close contact with the infected pigs contracted the disease. Eating the pork of infected pigs also resulted in infection. In humans too this virus affects the respiratory tract and the symptoms are similar to those of influenza infections only more intense in severity.
There is high fever, headaches, coughing, nasal secretions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe fatigue. The body aches in every joint and muscle and the patient feels lethargic all the time. Some patients develop severe respiratory problems and find it difficult to breathe. Some can develop pneumonia if the infection persists for a long time.
Natural Cures For Swine Flu
One can unwittingly contract the swine flu virus by breathing in air which contains droplets of nasal secretions, sneezing and coughing of an infected person. Even if you accidentally breathe in the contaminated air, your immune system should be very strong to prevent the virus from gaining a foothold in your body.
Amla is the richest source of vitamin C which is the most powerful antioxidant agent. It scavenges all the harmful free radicals from the body and destroys them. It boosts immunity and increases the number of white blood cells. Drink one cup of amla juice or take two teaspoons of dried amla powder with some water everyday.
Garlic is full of powerful medicinal qualities which heal and cure almost every disease and ailment. It has potent antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties combat the virus help to contain the infection.
Garlic also enhances the function of the immune system and enables it to function optimally. The anti-inflammatory properties bring relief in the body aches and pains. Swallow five cloves of finely chopped garlic with water every morning.
Take one cup of warm water and add two tablespoons of vinegar to it. Stir in one tablespoon of honey and drink this mixture every morning until you are clear of the infection. Vinegar and honey work together to kill the microbes and cure the contagion.
Cinnamon has been used since centuries for curing and healing purposes. It is full of valuable medicinal values which are very beneficial to the human body. It has potent antiviral and antimicrobial properties which combat the deadly virus and prevent it from ravaging the body.
Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties boost immunity and bring relief in the cough and nasal secretions. Boil one cup of water and add one teaspoon of pounded cinnamon to it. Boil for one minute the turn off the heat. After five minutes strain the tea and drink three cups of it daily.
Boil a cup of water and add one heaped teaspoon of green tea to it. After ten minutes strain the tea and drink three to four cups of it daily. Green tea has huge reserves of antioxidants which not only boost immunity but also help to scavenge the pathogens and eliminate them from the body.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.