Prepare…Yourself…

Seriously, prepare yourself for cold and flu season with home remedies that you can prepare YOURSELF.

The key is maintaining a healthy immune system, and being prepared to help your symptoms when you do get sick. We have home remedies for a cold, coughs, flu, stuffy noses, fever, and sinus infections.

Learn to build your home apothecary with herbs such as ginger, garlic, echinacea, elderberry, and many more.

When Kimberly and I started learning about herbs, we made many of these remedies. In fact, we still make them to this day.

Learning about herbs for cold and flu season is a foundational skill in herbalism.

Cold and Flu

Elderberry Gummies

Elderberry Gummy Bear Recipe

It might seem strange to be publishing an article about something for colds and the flu in early April. Isn’t that better suited for the fall? Aren’t we over this already!? But while the cold and flu season officially starts in the fall it can last all the way to May! Upper respiratory infections, like the cold or flu, can especially take us unaware in these later months. Today’s gummy bear recipes are delicious ways you can both prevent infections as well as shorten the duration of them.

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Hyssop Oxymel: A Cold, Flu and Bronchitis Home Remedy

Time to start preparing for winter! That’s right, it’s the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere, which means it is the perfect time to start collecting and preparing herbs for your winter medicine chest. Hyssop is an incredible addition to your herbal medicine chest. It can help a wide range of winter maladies, […]

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Herbal Cough Drops: A Home Remedy for Coughs

Most of us grew up in a culture ruled by western medicine. In this paradigm people get diagnosed with a condition and then are given the pill for that condition. If a person has allergies they might take Benedryl™ . If someone is in pain they might take Tylenol™. If someone has a cold, they […]

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Free Natural Cold Home Remedies

Are you looking to manage your cold or flu naturally? Do you want to know how to kick a cold before it takes hold? Did you know that most of what you need for a natural cold remedy could already be in your kitchen? I know when a cold is coming on before it takes […]

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Free Natural Cold Home Remedies

Most people think if you are near someone who has a cold or you touch something a sick person touches, you’re automatically going to catch a cold. They also believe that the object of treating a cold is to suppress the sneezing and coughing. To do this, they pay a lot of money for medicines […]

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Herbal vinegar for colds and flu

Here’s a great way to get rid of any lingering winter colds or flues before spring begins – a spicy herbal vinegar tincture. The spicy herbs in this mixture are great for opening sinuses and clearing mucus congestion. Apple cider vinegar itself has a long history of use as a healing elixir. Being both antibiotic […]

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Stuffy Nose Remedy

What do my wife and I do when we get a stuffy nose? We use chamomile. That’s it! Plain and simple. But HOW do we use chamomile? We make an herbal steam for our stuffy nose remedy. Bring two quarts of water to a boil When it boils, turn off the heat and put in […]

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Sore Throat Remedies: Herbal Pastilles

The cold and flu season is looming upon us and the more prepared we can be the better. It’s also a time to be prepared with sore throat remedies. In today’s HerbMentor newsletter we’ll explore making herbal pastilles for sore throats. These can be an important part of your herbal remedies for the cold and […]

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This is a spicy cold remedy!

Here’s a great way to get rid of any lingering winter colds or flues before spring begins – a spicy vinegar tincture. It’s a great cold remedy. The spicy herbs in this mixture are great for opening sinuses and clearing mucus congestion. Apple cider vinegar itself has a long history of use as a healing […]

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Natural Cold Remedies: Chicken and Miso Soup Recipe

Along with garlic and the ingredients for my “special-tea,” I always have chicken broth handy in the kitchen. Chicken soup is one of the time tested natural cold remedies. It’s also an important part of natural flu care. Old wives tale or medicine? Click here to see. You can get organic chicken broth at most […]