Acute respiratory disease, SARS and the flu are viral infections, so, first of all, it is necessary to stimulate the body’s defenses. Folk remedies for treatment of these infections provide medicines that strengthen immunity. It should be noted, that you must have a bed rest during viral diseases, as the body needs extra rest.
Ideal treatment for SARS, influenza and acute respiratory infections is bed. So, how to treat viral infections?
One of the best known and most common means to combat the virus is garlic. First of all, it is very good at helping to prevent disease. During epidemics traditional healers recommended to hang in a house made of cloth bags with mashed garlic. The smell of this spice should be quite noticeable so that the essential oils penetrate deep into the respiratory tract, destroying all viruses.
Essential oil of tea tree has slightly less strong effect. It is recommended to use for prevention and for inhalation during the disease.
Most viral infections of the respiratory tract are accompanied by sore throat and dry cough. Traditional methods of treatment eliminate the discomfort. Honey bee has expectorant, immune stimulating and tonic effect.
The people have always used aloe vera leaf juice, mixed with honey. To prepare the drug you should take 3-4 leaves from a plant, whose age is not less than three years, keep them for the day in a cool place. Then squeeze the juice out and pour into a glass of dark color. 2 parts of juice mix with 3 parts of honey. Take 3 times a day. You can drink a spoon of medicine per time.
Black radish juice mixed with honey has a similar effect. For the preparation there is no need to squeeze out the juice, just need to cut the radish cubes and mix them with honey. Soon, the juice will release from radish mixed with honey, and you will get a pleasant-tasting liquid. It is also necessary to take it 3 times a day.
During viral infections, it is recommended to drink a plenty of liquids. You need to drink fruit drinks, especially cranberry, raspberry, currant, herbal teas of chamomile, plantain and St. John’s wort. Tea from rose hips is useful.
Compote of raisins is very good expectorant. This drink also helps to remove waste products from the body and strengthen treatment of viruses.