Colds, the flu, influenza, nasopharyngitis, a bug, the crud, etc. No matter what name your household knows them by, colds and flus can sap your time and energy while also leaving you feeling sick and tired. Fortunately, there are many great options in the form of “home remedies” that can help shorten the duration of the illness, as well as helping you and your family feel better faster! 

It is estimated that adults battle two colds a year and children; seven colds a year. Common colds are the leading cause of missed days from work and school. They are also the leading cause for doctor’s visits. For children, this results in over 22 million missed days from school every school year.  Meanwhile, it is also believed that up to 20 percent of our population will get the flu each year, which makes it much more important to have natural remedies available in order to combat both the cold and the flu.