Swine flu, H1N1 virus: These home remedies can help you

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New Delhi : Currently, India is suffering from the biggest health threat, the Swine flu which is spreading like wild fire across the nation. Till date, close to 1000 swine flu cases have been reported in Delhi NCR. Also, Rajasthan and Jharkhand is fighting against this deadly viral disease. Therefore, it has become very important to take special measures on what we eat, what we wear, where we go and so on.

It is known to all that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, after talking to health experts we have come with certain home remedies which can help us prevent the H1N1 viral disease in the best possible way.  Here are the alternative medicine supplements you can take apart from your medicines in this swine flu season.


Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes antioxidant activity in the body. It is used in the treatment of backaches and headaches and can also help in treating swine flu. It is always better to swallow a few cloves with warm water in the morning.


Tulsi is known for its medicinal properties. Beneficial in building immunity against diseases and keeping flu, cough and cold at bay, tulsi can be used to treat swine flu and recover faster.


Ginseng is known to help diabetic people control blood sugar. However, it can also help in treating swine flu. Various studies suggest that ginseng can help fight the H1N1 virus. A cup of ginseng tea is recommended for swine flu patients.


A staple masala in Indian cooking, turmeric has antiseptic, anti- inflammatory properties that can hekp in treating swine flu. A cup of warm turmeric milk can help in fighting diseases, muscle pain or even deadly virus like the H1N1.

Olive leaves

Olive leaves can help in preventing and treating swine flu. Rich in polyphenols and flavonoids, they are a good source of medicinal properties and should be used for battling H1N1 virus. They help in treating symptoms of swine flu – like nausea, cold, cough, etc.