Colds & Flu Cheat Sheet – Natural Remedies

Today, I have a printable quick reference sheet (“cheat sheet”) for you to save for the next time a cold or flu strikes your house!

Plus even more natural cold and flu remedy recipes and tips below!

image of part of a printable chart for colds and flu, along with cold remedies

A couple of weeks ago, our family came down with co-vid, and the intense brain fog and fatigue made it harder to remember my favorite simple remedies for sore throat, cough, and stuffy sinuses.

We’re all better now, so I decided to make us up a cheat sheet, to more easily refer to my quickest and easiest-to-make remedies. It’s now taped inside my herbal medicine cabinet, for fast reference when needed!

Note that this list is specific to my family’s favorite quick remedies for cold & flu, a couple which overlap Stephen Buhner’s herbal recommendations for c.vid. Your family might respond better to different remedies, but I’m still sharing it in hopes it may be a helpful starting place for some – you may want to type up your own list to hang in your herbal/medicine cabinet.

To grab your Colds & Flu Reference Sheet:

printable colds and flu reference sheet
a handy printable cheat sheet for easy cold & flu remedies

Just click on the thumbnail image above, or HERE, and you’ll be taken directly to the PDF file. From there, you can download and/or print. (Be aware the specific pdf links change when updated, but you’ll always find the most current one linked to on this page – so bookmark, pin, or share this page, not the pdf itself.)

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jars of elderberry tincture and a basket of fresh elder berries
elderberry tincture

Tincture sources:

Ginger & Lemon Balm Cold & Flu Syrup
ginger, lemon, and lemon balm – helpful ingredients for colds & flu!

More of my natural cold & flu remedies & articles:

small tin of winter care lip balm with fresh lemon balm and echinacea plants
lip balm, an echinacea flower, and lemon balm leaves

A few more winter wellness tips:

  • Run a vaporizer with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. (Use Plant Therapy’s Sniffle Stopper instead of eucalyptus for kids 2 to 10.) I also add 2 drops of bay leaf essential oil (per Stephen Buhner’s paper on c*vid; but handle with caution – don’t use bay leaf, Laurus nobilis, essential oil topically or use around young children.)
  • Zinc lozenges, such as Zicam, can be helpful to take when you feel a cold coming on.
  • We take vitamin D in the winter months to keep our immune system boosted – Vitamin D3 w/ organic coconut oil by Natural Stacks is our go-to. (Use coupon code NERDYFARMWIFE to save 15% on their products.) ?
  • Add a few astragalus root slices to simmer in soups, stews, broth as a tonic herb, that helps support your immune system.
  • Stay home, stay warm, rest up, and feel better! ❤

If you’re pregnant, nursing, have medical concerns or questions, or feel worse, check with a professional health care provider for personalized advice!




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