Tuesday, 13 January 2015



swine flu virus which started in Mexico spreading to the US and the rest of the world reaching pandemic proportion. At this moment the best approach to the swine flu virus is to preventing it from infecting us in the first place, for that there are many steps that the population has to learn and practice diligently, (more on that later). If we get infected by the swine flu virus there are a number of conventional treatments available and
they must be used in all cases, however there are also many home remedies for swine flu virus that can help mitigate the symptoms. But first let answer the most common questions for swine flu and home remedies swine flu:
Is a virus that affects the respiratory tract it’s a very contagious virus. There are three types of viruses (A, B, C) plus there are several sub-types. The Mexican government identified the new A (H1N1) swine flu in May
2009. This virus in particularly affects every body regardless of age, however children and the elderly have more mortality risk.

No, even though both are respiratory diseases and both have similar symptoms the microorganism that causes swine flu is different.


It spreads from person to person by mouth and nasal secretions (Cough, sneeze, talking, and singing) or by direct contact with an infected person, hand and kissing. The swine flu virus is very contagious (3 to 7 days) after symptoms have started. Enclosed places are very favorable environments for the swine virus. It is estimated that in 3 to 6 months the world could be suffering a serious pandemic.

– Fever higher than 100° F.
– Frequent and intense cough.
– Headache.
– Loss of appetite.
– Nasal Congestion.
– Body ache and pain.


The diagnosis is made by testing the nasal or throat secretion of the affected person. Results are conclusive within 24 hours.
Can swine flu virus evolve into a more serious condition?
Yes, an immune depressed person can have serious complications from swine flu virus, and it could be fatal.


– Maintain a safe distance from people that show evident signs of nasal congestion or flu symptoms.
– Do not greet people with a kiss or handshake.
– Do no share food, glasses or forks.
– Open and ventilate enclosed rooms.
– Keep kitchen countertops and bathrooms disinfected with bleach; disinfect toys, phones door knobs and any contact surface with alcohol.
– Visit your doctor immediately if you experience sudden high fever and cough, with headache and muscle pain.
– Avoid sudden temperature change.
– Eat fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A and C (Carrots, papaya, orange, tangerine, lime lemon and pineapple).
– Frequently wash hands thoroughly with plenty of soap and water.

 1. Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English; medicinal name Ocimum sanctum) everyday in the morning. Tulsi has a large number of therapeutic properties. It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity. 

 2. Giloi (medicinal name Tinospora cordifolia) is a commonly available plant in many areas. Take a one-foot long branch of giloi, add five to six leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or long enough to allow the water to extract its properties. Add black pepper and sendha (salt used during religious fasts), rock or black salt, or Misri (crystalised sugar like lumps to make it sweet) according to taste. Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) while still warm. It will work wonders for your immunity. If giloi plant is not available, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day. 

 3. A small piece of camphor (kapoor) approximately the size of a tablet should be taken once or twice a month. It can be swallowed with water by adults while children can take it along with mashed potatoes or banana because they will find it difficult to have it without any aides. Please remember camphor is not to be taken everyday, but only once each season, or once a month. 

 4. Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned. 

5. Those not allergic to milk, must take a glass of hot or lukewarm milk every night with a small measure of haldi (turmeric). 

 6. Aloe vera (gwarpatha) too is a commonly available plant. Its thick and long, cactus-like leaves have an odourless gel. A teaspoon gel taken with water daily can work wonders for not only your skin and joint pains, but also boost immunity. 

 7. Take homeopathic medicines — Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular — five tablets three times a day, or two-three drops three times a day. While these are not specifically targeted at H1N1 either, these work well as preventive against common flu virus. 

 8. Do Pranayam daily (preferably under guidance if you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/walk regularly to keep your throat and lungs in good condition and body in fine fettle. Even in small measures, it will work wonders for your body's resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit. 

 9. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice. Since fresh Amlais not yet available in the market (not for another three to four months), it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays. 

10. wash your hands frequently every day with soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds; especially before meals, or each time after touching a surface that you suspect could be contaminated with flu virus such as a door handle or a knob/handle, especially if you have returned from a public place or used public transport. Alcohol-based hand cleaners should be kept handy at all times and used until you can get soap and warm water.

11: Take Vitamin C to boost immune system and increase the number of white blood cells

12: Take Zinc lozenges, it boosts the immune system as soon the symptoms develop.

13: Colloidal silver kills viruses.

14: Take Garlic capsules to decrease de growth of the virus.

15: Make a tea mixing:
1 tsp. bayberry bark.
1 tsp. grated ginger root.
½ tsp. cayenne powder.
1 cup of boiling water.
Let it sit for 20 minutes.

16: Take “cold and flu” tablets this homeopathic preparation has help people avoid getting infected with the flu virus by taking 1 tablet a day throughout the flu season.

17: Take arsenicum album if thirsty but feel better drinking warm fluids, lack of appetite, body aches, and feel worse during the night.

18: Take bryonia if cough, throat and chest pain, dry mouth and lips, very thirsty.

19: Mix two tablespoons of vinegar, one tablespoon of honey, and one cup of warm water each morning. This may prevent and kill microbes.

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