3 Must Have Herbal Remedies For Cold & Flu Season

3 herbal remedies for cold and flu season, echinacea, fire cider, elderberries

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As we're getting closer to sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and watching leaves fall, I think it's the perfect time to talk about stocking up your natural remedy kit for cold and flu season, and the inevitable sniffles. Because you know that once one of your little kiddos gets a cold, it's like a wildfire; everyone gets it. 

Stock Your Natural Remedy Kit for Cold and Flu Season 

Let's cut to the chase. No one wants to be THAT mom who's racing to a drugstore at 2 AM. Or worse, searching through sold-out shelves and overpriced remedies. So, why not prepare in advance? Let's get your home remedy arsenal locked and loaded for the upcoming cold and flu season.

Why Go Natural? 

Let's start by questioning the "what-the-heck-is-in-this-syrup" over-the-counter stuff. Do you even know what's going into those colorful bottles? I'm picky about what goes into my family's bodies, and I'm guessing you are too. Making your own medicine not only saves your wallet but also your peace of mind.

The Magic of Elderberries

The MVP of my natural remedy kit? Elderberries. Right now, they're ripe for picking in my neck of the woods. These little berries are like Mother Nature's candy and cold-busters all in one. Numerous studies have proven that elderberries can tackle over 10 different flu viruses and even fortify cell walls against invasions by viruses and pathogens.

How to Use Elderberries:

  • Elderberry Syrup: Mix it in water, drizzle it on pancakes, or just take a spoonful.
  • Elderberry Tincture: Great for adults.
  • Elderberry Tea: Ideal for a cozy evening.

The Power of Echinacea

Next in line is Echinacea. This powerful herb is not just an antiviral but also an antibacterial and antimicrobial.

How to Use Echinacea:

  • Tincture: Works wonders for adults.
  • Glycerite: A hit with the kids.
  • Infused Honey: Sweeten your day while boosting your immunity.

Turn Up the Heat with Fire Cider

Lastly, let's add some fire to your kit with Fire Cider. It's a tangy, spicy tonic that's basically your immune system's best friend. From acting as a decongestant to improving gut health, this stuff is liquid gold.

How to Use Fire Cider:

  • Take it as a shot.
  • Use it as a salad dressing.
  • Mix it in your morning juice.

In fact, I've got a whole class dedicated to making your own unique Fire Cider. And if you're late to the party, no worries, the class is up for grabs right here for just seven bucks


So if you've ever felt like cold and flu season is like a recurring bad movie. You know what's coming, but you can never seem to avoid it. But what if you could? What if you could be that mom who's one step ahead, whose kids are happily asking for another spoonful of that magical elderberry syrup? You can, my friend!

So, if you want to keep the nasty cold and flu at bay, join me in my upcoming Fire Cider class or consider hopping into my Medicine Makin' Mommas program. Let's make this fall all about comfort, coziness, and keeping that darn flu away from our doorstep. 

Happy almost fall, y'all! See you in the next post. 

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 *Always remember to contact your healthcare provider when considering the use of botanical medicine as a possible treatment option and the medical considerations. While the information in this article is absolutely relevant, herbs work differently for each person and each condition.
 **I am a trained herbalist and not a licensed or registered healthcare practitioner. I cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; I am not a medical doctor. However, I will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as I do believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
 ***The information I’ve provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

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