For prevention, make sure you are getting lots of Vitamin C. Cayenne also helps prevent colds/flu.
Various Home Remedies:
- Garlic and onion help stimulate the production of a detoxifying enzyme.
- Grapefruit: Freshly squeezed grapefruit diluted with water. Equal parts of water and grapefruit will ease the flu.
- Lettuce leaves: Take leaf of lettuce and boil it in plenty of water. Drink every hour.
- Onion Soup: Cut 1 large yellow onion in small pieces; cover with 2 quarts of water; simmer for 1/2 hour. Strain and add honey to taste. Drink 2 cups every 2 hours until flu is gone.