Keep Swine Flu at Bay : Stay Safe with Home Remedies ;)


Dont give in to the swine flu panic !!

Rather adopt number of measures you can take to ensure that the virus is not able to get you.


Best trick is to keep yourself healthy and fit. Build your own defences and keep your immune system strong enough to ward off any virus/bacteria attack.


Lets check out some measures to tackle a flu virus of any kind, including swine flu. πŸ˜‰

It is not necessary to follow all the steps at once. Pick a combination of remedies that suit you best. πŸ™‚

However, in case of Flu, these measures can help only up to an extent. πŸ™‚

And, if you are already H1N1 infected, mind you, visiting a hospital and staying in solitary confinement is a must.


Here we Go…

1. Tulsi Leaves – Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English) everyday in the morning.

Tulsi has a large number of anti bacterial properties. πŸ™‚

It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity.


2. Giloi – It 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) 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. πŸ™‚

If giloi plant is not available, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day.


3. Garlic – Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. πŸ™‚

Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned.


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


5. Take homeopathic medicines β€” Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular β€” 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.


6. Yoga 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. πŸ™‚

It will work wonders for your body’s resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit.


7. Citrus Fruits – Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice.

Since fresh Amla is not yet available in the market, it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays.


Last Not the least 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.


Remember, “Prevention is Better Than Cure”. πŸ˜‰

4 responses to this post.

  1. The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.In the spirit of our partnership with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, and to strengthen the nation’s response to the H1N1 outbreaks, we have created a web portal that brings together information on the disease by collating information from several credible sources – such as MOHFW, WHO and CDC.

    Visualizing the pandemic has been a challenge and we have had to use some photographs that we located on the web. This email is to request your permission to reproduce the photograph Keep Swine Flu at Bay : Stay Safe with Home Remedies πŸ˜‰ that appears on your website on August 13, 2009.
    Your agreement to let us use the photograph would be a valuable contribution to India’s fight against H1N1. Do let us know whether reproduction on our website is possible,

    With regards and best wishes,

    Vijayluxmi Bose; Health Communication Specialist, PHFI on behalf of the Editorial team of the H1N1 website


    • Hello Ms VijayLaxmi,


      Nice to hear words from you. πŸ™‚ First of all I congratulate you in your efforts to spread awareness in preventing the H1N1 outbreaks. πŸ™‚ I also congratulate you for coming up with such a informative web portal in this regard:)

      However, i would like to bring into your notice that it is just a Personal BLOG which i am using for knowledge sharing πŸ™‚
      I have sourced the image from various mediums. πŸ™‚

      I can advise you to refer TOI, NDTV and Indian express for the reproduction of original images on your WEBSITE or PORTAL

      I have sourced the images from same mediums πŸ™‚

      I would appreciate if you can approach the same platforms with your concerned request.

      Thanks and Regards πŸ™‚


  2. Swine-Flu virus is spreading like anything now a days.Preventing the swine flu is the same as preventing any flu or common cold. Stay clean and eat healthy.


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