10 Effective Natural Alternatives To Flu Shots. Back To Basics.

Written by Donna Patterson


When you or someone else start coughing and sneezing, you definitely know what time it is right?

Just in case you didn’t know, a person can also catch flu by touching an infected person, for instance, by shaking hands.

More than that, adults are contagious 1–2 days before getting symptoms and up to 7 days after becoming ill. This means that you can spread the influenza virus or the flu before you even know you are infected.

Hmm, think about that one.

So in  the last post, I shared with you fellow business owners  13 of the best foods to fight the flu and even prevent the flu, but  you ask:

  • What is a natural flu shot or even if there is such a thing as a natural vaccine?
  • How to make  a natural flu shot?

Just before I get to that …

How safe are vaccines?

More than likely you are aware of the high concentration of mercury in the form of thermosol that are in conventional vaccines. Also  studies (non faked ones) have not really proven that these commercial vaccines even provide significant protection. You can read some details about this here.

In this article a journlist break the silence shwoing th dangers of the synthetic vaccines. It alleges that the CDC admits to the use of Mercury, MSG and formaldehyde. Mercury for instance   causes pregnancy complications, natural abortion, birth defects, kidney damage among other things.

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Ingredients in vaccines

Why should a vaccine contain, parts of a fetus  or fluid used to preserve the dead? For more information on vaccines and other little known health dangers visit Natural News.

I don’t know about you, but have you ever wondered  with so many strains of viruses how do they even know which flu will hit humans in advance so that they can create their vaccines.

Can the body fight of the flu?

However, the body was built to withstand the flu and fight off the those germs once we give the body what it needs; good food, good nutrition , sunshine, activity and rest.

Yet as business owners, we do not always have those ideal conditions and certainly cannot allow the flu to throw us down. Yeah ent!

So What About Natural Immunity?

But even with our busy lifestyle, a little precaution can go a long way. A daily natural flu shot can  boost your natural immune systems and decrease the frequency, severity and duration of your flu.

Imagine not having the flu every year. I remember not having the flu for over 2 yrs? Yep, you know what got me the flu after those two 2 non-flu years? STRESS!

Just know that even as you boost your immunity, it can be compromised by stress, so  make the effort to manage it. How? Look out for that in future post.

So getting back on topic.

Here  are some simple recipes or alternatives to the flu shots.

# 1 Lemon and Cayenne Pepper Flu Bomb

  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 3 Lemons (juice)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 3-4 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil (optional)
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Courtesy modernhoney.com

#2 Extreme Health Shot

  1. 1 fresh lemon.
  2. 3-5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  3. 1 tablespoon raw honey
  4. 1/2 tablespoon ginger (preferably fresh and grated)
  5. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  7. 1 cup of water.
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#3 Fire Cider

I am sure this will be too fiery for the cold but can you handle the heat? Get ready to sweat with this one!

This recipe is modified of the one found on Herbal Revolution.

  • 1/2 Ginger
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 6-8 chili or cayenne peppers
  • 3-5 jalapenos
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A few springs of rosemary
  • Honey to taste

Warning: Please do not use this if you suffer from acid reflux, GERD, IBS, or stomach ulcers.

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Herbal Revolution

#4 Lemon, Ginger and Honey

Looking for a daily immune booster? you may prefer this recipe.

  • 2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
  • 2 piece fresh ginger (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
  • Raw honey
  • 12 oz mason jar


  • Slice lemons and ginger.
  • Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.
  • Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.
  • When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.
 mason jar with honey and lemon
Simple Green Smoothies

#5 Green Power Up with Garlic

This was modified from All Nutribullet Recipes

#6 Beet Flu Shot

Now this is also good to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

Warning : May increase bowel movement.

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Courtesy Healthy Food Choices

#7 Fruit and Vegetable In fused Water

You just need to get really creative with this one . Here is a simple one.

  • cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

You can simple put in your favourites and experiment a bit.

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How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?

According to Meggan from Culinary Hill, infused water is best 2 to 4 hours after you’ve made it or allow it infuse overnight in the refrigerator.

She also mentioned that some ingredients last better than others. With herbs, for example, fresh basil lasts 2 to 3 days but rosemary can last up to a week. But personally, especially using fruits, make sure to use within 24 hours as they oxidize quickly when cut.

#8 The Power of Echinacea

I am sure if you have ever heard about this powerful herb, Echinacea. According to many researchers, Echinacea is used as a dietary supplement for the common cold and other infections, due to its ability to stimulate the immune system to more effectively fight infection. It increases the number of white blood cells.

It is a great one punch solution. Juicing does take more effort, can make amess and use must observe best practices

However, WebMD did show a review of more than a dozen studies, published in 2014, that found the herbal remedy had a very slight benefit in preventing colds.

Yet, Medical News Today showed that after a review of scientists from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy of over a dozen studies on the effects of echinacea on people’s risk of catching a cold.

They concluded that echinacea could reduce a person’s chances of catching a cold by approximately 58 percent. They found that the herbal remedy also reduces the length of time a cold lasts by 1.4 days.

If you are looking for a certified organic Echninacea supplement, you get here.

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#9 What About A Flu Shot ( Balm) Using Essential Oils

Taken from Jillee

  • 15 drops Guardian essential oil blend.
  • 15 drops Lemon essential oil.
  • 15 drops Oregano essential oil.
  • 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil.
  • 1 to 2 tsp Fractionated coconut oil.


Combine oils in a glass roller bottle and rub onto the bottom of the feet daily (if you are sick, apply every 2 hrs.)

You can get them here.
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Courtesy onegoodthingbyjillee.com

#10 Elderberries For The Kiddies

If you have been looking for a natural way to fight the flu in young children, then you will definitely want to consider Elderberries.

According to Home Remedies Natural Cures, The power of Elderberries lies in their high level antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed that Elderberries can help you fight cold and flu symptoms as they inhibit the replication of influenza A and B viruses, stimulate the immune system and reduces fever and pain .These berries can also destroy bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections.

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Courtesy Truthinsideyou

Ms Mcloed in an interview with wivb.com, stated that She gives her children Elderberries for the flu, cough and allergies. She went to say , that with their growing immune system, they still get sic but illnesses are shorter and less severe.

Some parents say the side effects of medications like Tamiflu are almost as bad as the sickness and include cramping, nausea and vomiting. These are not present when using natural remedies like Elderberries.


As you can see there are variety of ways to get you natural flu bomb fix. It is just matter of tastes and preference.

Yet I know you are a busy business owner that may have little to prep and juice veggies and fruits ( it can get messy depending on your method and ingredients). You may want something with the same benefits but convenient and the entire family can use. You can get my # 1 recommendation for daily immunity support in Your Personal Flu Shot Shopping Guide.

Start here.

Have other recipes? Put them in the comments.

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  1. Fitoru

    Natural alternatives are great for treating colds cough and flue, nice content, good read and informative.

    • Donna Patterson

      Thanks Fitoru.


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