Flu is a viral infection in which body parts like nose, ear, eyes, throat and lungs gets affected. The scientific term for flu is influenza. There are a number of viruses which can cause flu and these different types of viruses affect different body parts.
The symptoms of flu are somewhat like that of common cold and cough. You may feel fatigue, body ache, headache, fever, lack of appetite, vomiting etc. The only difference is that the symptoms of cold get disappeared within two weeks while the symptoms of flu may go longer than that period.
Unfortunately, no drug or medication is yet known for curing the flu successfully. However, home remedies and herbal remedies are very helpful in treatment of flu. The vaccine for flu are given but as the number of viruses causing flu is considerably high and they have a high mutation rate, the vaccine is not really successful in curing this disease. Hence, the safest way is to go for some home remedies.
It has been found that most of the medications available in the market just stamp down the symptoms and disturb our immune system which makes the flu more difficult to cure. Hence, it may be dangerous to take over the counter drugs in case of flu.
There are a number of home remedies for flu which can cure it in a safe way without a fear of side effect or other health complications. Increase the in take of garlic in your diet or you can take raw garlic while rising in the morning. In case you feel mild fever and body ache, taking gelsemium may help. Consumption of fruits containing vitamin C also helps in fighting against the virus causing flu. In fact vitamin C strengthens our power to fight against the viruses and diseases. Take ginger tea during flu is also helpful. In order to reduce the aches and fatigue, you can take cold tablets.