Natural Cold & Flu Essentials

Natural Cold & Flu Essentials

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It’s not even winter yet, but we’ve already had the flu tear through our household. I’m still sick with it as I write this, but I know that my weakened immune system from getting swine flu as a teenager (lol yes, really) means that I’ll probably get sick again before the cold and flu season is through. 

While I do love an excuse to take it slow, neither Harry or I have time to get sick, or even to be sick. I was able to take some time off over the weekend, but anyone who is self-employed will know that there’s really no such thing as a sick day.

I’ve always been a fan of utilising natural remedies wherever possible, and the flu is no exception. Echinacea, elderberry, ginger, lemon and manuka honey: you name it, I’ve consumed it within the past five days. And I truly do believe these ingredients help to shorten the duration of a virus, too. I also believe they assist your overall immunity after being unwell, which we all know is super important. You don’t want to experience that post-flu hangover for weeks on end, after all.

Shop some of my natural cold and flu essentials below, and please stay well. 

Pukka Turmeric Glow Tea
Pukka Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey Tea
Thompson’s Manuka Mucus Cough Relief
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Throat Tamer Tea
Pukka Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey Tea
Pukka Elderberry & Echinacea Tea
Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey
Bosisto’s Echinacea Throat Spray Honey & Lemon
Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger with Chamomile Tea
Wedderspoon Organic Manuka Honey Drops
Manuka Doctor Bio Active Manuka Honey
Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Tea
Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup
Traditional Medicinals Organic Cold Care Tea
Thompson’s Manuka Sore Throat Spray
Yogi Echinacea Immune Support Tea
Celestial Seasonings Sinus Soother Tea
Zand Elderberry Zinc Herbal Lozenges
Honees Honey Menthol Cough Suppressant Drops
Yogi Organic Throat Comfort Tea
Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Plus Elderberry Tea
Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Tea
Sambucol Black Elderberry Pastilles with Honey
Yogi Breathe Deep Tea

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  1. Becca
    May 23, 2019 / 1:52 am

    We’re going into summer in the UK and I have a stinking cold. I have been drinking the Yogi tea throat comfort but I hate the taste. The Pukka Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey Tea sounds nice but I find Pukka blends are always overpowered by the liquorice root! Can’t win. I’ll just have to keep on the Lemsip with some manuka honey.

    • Sharni
      May 24, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Oh no! Lots of Manuka honey for you. I never notice the liquorice root to be honest, but you can also just use raw ginger root and mix it with some honey and boiling water. Hope you feel better asap! xx

    • Sharni
      May 24, 2019 / 10:00 am

      A warm tea with some Manuka honey would be perfect for your sore throat! xx

  2. Candice
    May 14, 2019 / 4:49 am

    Ah it’s that time of the year again where everyone is sick! Thanks for these.

    Candice x

    • Sharni
      May 24, 2019 / 9:59 am

      It’s the best time of year because the weather is gorgeous, but it’s also the worst because everyone is sick! xx

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