Several oils have considerable antiviral activity and help to boost the immune system. It is important though to use them at the earliest sign of influenza for maximum benefit. Either use them in the bath or as steam in halations it may also be a good idea to fumigate the house with oils at the same time to help prevent everyone else getting the infection .This is best done by either putting 2-3 drops on a radiator to evaporate or else adding around 10 drops to a small plant spray filled with water, frequently sprayinag the room. Choose from Tea Tree, Eucalypus. Lemon or Lavender oils.
In the early stages of a chilled feeling use a warming tea such as Clinnamon (Cinnamomum zeyloanicum) break a stick intoa teapot- perhaps with 2.5 ml (½ tsp) ofCayenne. (Capsicum minimum) or ground Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) added. When feeling more feverish you can provoke sweating by taking infusions catmint (Nepeta cataria) and or Elderflower (samb ucus nigra). The deep muscular aching can be relieved by using an infusions of Boneset.(Eupatorium perfoliatum) either on its own or mixed with either of the above To stimulate the the immune system and also ward off complication such as bronchitis Take plenty of garlic preferably raw- hot garlic bread or toast is a nice way to take it forl all the family .
Choose from these remedies if not able to get professional treatments Bryonia: if feeling very hot anddry, thirsty for cold drinks aching all over headache made worse movement. Gelsemium: for a hot head and face but with chills that go up and down the back. Burning headache but without any real sense of thirst. Next vomica: for thoroughly chiled feelings cannot get warm at all limbs and back are aching stomach upset.
At an early stage try having a hot bath to which you add 30-40-60 ml. 12-4 tips )of Epsom salts then go straight to bed Generally restrict the diet drinking fruit juices until the feverish period has passed, and ther then starting on fruit vegetables and whole grains at first,If very hot and sweaty tryapplying a cool compress to the chest and trunk. Immediately the symptoms starts it is advisable to take highl evels of Vitamin C to boost the immune system around 3,000-4,000 mg tostart with reducing over 3-4, days to 500 mg until. Completely better.
Influenza occurs in bouts of epidemic propotions with period's changes in the viral strains responsible.This makes vaccinations programmes more difficult and less effective .influenza can be ared killer and attention to good health symptoms is essential, especially for older people in winter.