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DIY Cures for Colds and Flu

Just because we’ve finally reached springtime and warmer weather doesn’t mean cold and flu season is over just yet! In fact, if you’re anything like us, you’ve experienced your fair share of summer colds too. When you’re a DIY enthusiast, however, that’s no reason to get stressed!

Check out these great DIY remedies for colds and flu that will really help you feel better!

1. Lemon, ginger, and honey

Lemon, ginger, and honey

Brewing lemon, ginger, and honey together makes a great anti-oxidant tea that’s also anti-bacterial. It even tastes good!(Source: Instructables)

2. Clementine creamsicle smoothie

Clementine creamsicle smoothie

This recipe takes all the vitamin-filled goodness of clementine oranges and turns it into a delicious creamy drink that you won’t mind drinking for your health.(Source: Oh She Glows)

3. Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

It might sound like a cliche, but there’s a reason chicken noodle soup makes you feel better when you’re sick! It’s got all the protein and vegetable nutrients you need when your immune system is down, but it’s easy to eat (and it keeps you warm)!(Source: Smitten Kitchen)

4. Apple cider vinegar drink

Apple cider vinegar drink

This concoction might not taste very nice, but it’ll sure zap your cold germs away quickly!(Source: Delighted Momma)

5. Sage tea

Sage tea

Sage tea is great for sore throats because it reduces inflammation and warm drinks are gentler going down.(Source: The Kitchn)

6. Vegan Asian noodle soup

Vegan asian noodle soup

Does chicken noodle soup conflict with your diet and lifestyle? You can get the meal you need with this delicious vegan alternative!(Source: Coffee and Quinoa)

7. Natural homemade cough remedy

Natural homemade cough syrup

Honey, ginger, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper are the key to this cough remedy. It’s got quite a kick but it’ll certainly help!(Source: Barefoot in the Kitchen)

8. Ginger and lemon cake

Ginger and lemon cake

You read that right- there really is a cake full of ingredients that will help you fight colds!(Source: The Raw Dessert Kitchen)

9. Spicy lemon ginger toddy

Spicy lemon ginger toddy

This recipe is like a cold and flu tea with extra punch. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon make it even more intense for fighting your germs!(Source: Joylicious)

10. Chicken and vegetable wonton soup

Chicken and vegetable wonton soup

Sometimes you need a break from just plain chicken noodle! This recipe has a ginger flavoured kick to it.(Source: Culinary Ginger)

11. Echinacea cure-all

Echniacea cure all

This tea will help when you’re actually feeling sick, but it’ll also help you keep up a boosted immune system if you drink it even when you’re not!(Source: Bon Appetit)

12. Kimchi fried rice

Kimchi fried rice

Kimchi is full of so many healthy nutrients that it’s practically a miracle food and rice is gentle on your stomach when you’re not in the mood for eating adventurously.(Source: Free From the Three)

13. Sriracha cold mixture

Sriracha cold mixture

Sriracha lovers rejoice! There’s a cold remedy just for you, and it’s super effective!(Source: The Cafe Mom)

14. Tumeric milk with ginger and cardamom

Tumeric milk with ginger and cardamom

This cold and flu drink is unique, tasty, and best served warm. The combination of spices will get your immune system firing and ready.(Source: Journey Kitchen)

15. Cote d’Azur cure-all soup

Cote d'azur cure all soup

This delicious combination of garlic, sage, and chicken broth is a European version of regular chicken soup that you’ll want to devour whether you’re sick or not!(Source: Chowhound)

Do you know someone fighting off a cold right now? Share this post with them for a little cold remedy inspiration!