With the flu season in full swing, I'm sure you're currently keeping hand sanitizer on you at all times trying to avoid getting the virus (or spreading the virus). Bustle says that there are some old-fashioned flu remedies that we may want to bring back in order to feel better this season.

  • Gargle with salt water by boiling a cup of water with a teaspoon of salt, wait for it to cool and then gargle with it. This will help you by killing off bacteria and easing your sore throat.
  • Take ginger whether in your tea to drink or a candied version to chew on to soothe your upset stomach and combat nausea so that you can get some real food down.
  • Eat garlic soup because it is considered a secret weapon against germs as it has antibiotic and antiviral properties. Plus, it will help you cough up all of the gross stuff hanging out in your lungs.

Your parents and grandparents had to deal with the flu virus every winter season just like we do, so maybe it's about time that we took a page from their book and use some of these old-fashioned remedies that actually worked.

(via Bustle)