There are over 15 illnesses that typically circle around the United States all year round. Among these illnesses are the common cold, flu, bronchitis, croup, gastroenteritis, strep throat, conjunctivitis, and now covid-19.

The cold weather can irritate airways causing the common cold to make a turn for the worse. Warming weather tends to bring on allergens that can also cause added irritation in the respiratory tract.

Children and adults with asthma and lowered immune systems need to take extra precaution with these illnesses going around. All the more reason to also prevent the next pandemic!

Most American’s are seeking natural treatments or remedies from home to avoid drug resistance, spreading illness, reducing harmful side effects of unnatural ingredients found in conventional medicine, and saving money avoiding a doctors visit.

Now that there are more options available for natural home relief, what are the best natural medicines for which symptoms?

I have compiled a list of the best natural medicine for common symptoms caused by illnesses currently circulating in America right now.

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Coughing – a dry cough from croup or chest congestion from bronchitis

Looking for herbal cough syrup?  Gaia Herbs has just the substitute for a conventional cough medicine that includes plant extracts and all organic ingredients.

Wedderspoon has an organic cough drop that includes ginger for sensitive tummies during a cold and echinacea to boost the immune system.  The best ingredient is the manuka honey offering stronger antibacterial properties than most honey varieties.  Honey works wonders as a cough suppressant helping to get a good nights sleep if you’re suffering from croup.

Black elderberry might be the best natural medicine on the market.  It is developed by a world-renowned virologist and tested for the best immune support antioxidants can provide.

Sore Throat – Post-nasal drip and strep throat

Beekeeper’s natural throat spray uses the power of bees to relieve a sore throat and battle laryngitis.

If you’re allergic to bees, bee products might not work for you.  Barlean’s organic olive leaf throat spray might work best in that case or in conjunction offering added anti-bacterial and anti-viral protection.

The real problem with a sore throat and avoiding conventional care is treating strep throat naturally.  Strep throat is a serious bacterial infection that has been treated by antibiotics for years.  What do you do when strep becomes resistant to antibiotics?

Gargle away advanced throat care is lab tested and states it can wash about 99% of strep and Staph-aureas away.  This gargle does not taste the best but it has to be potent to work. Those who have had strep throat will do anything to get rid of it so do something naturally and works the best.

A sore throat can also mean sinus drip from allergies. Help your body remove allergens you breathe in by clearing out your nose with saline mist. Saline mist can be used by both adults and children. The saline will also drip to the back of the throat helping reduce allergens from irritating the back of the throat.


Kids relief pain and fever oral liquid contain all natural ingredients for a homeopathic alternative to acetaminophen.  This is the safest natural fever reducer on the market for children.

For adults, a high fever is not as common meaning a more potent natural remedy might be needed to reduce a fever in adults caused by serious illness.  Devil’s claw can be used as a fever reducer as well as pain relief.  Gaia Herbs has a blend of turmeric, devil’s claw, ginger, feverfew, and Jamaican dogwood to reduce fever and aches and pains while you are sick.

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Treatment for vomiting and diarrhea is a little different.  The reason why your body is doing this is to get rid of the virus or bacteria causing infection.

The best natural way of treating vomiting and diarrhea is to stay hydrated and boost your immune system with the best immune support ingredients removing the virus or bacteria quicker.

Ginger is the best natural ingredient to calm the stomach while you’re dealing with these symptoms.  It won’t prevent them completely but may reduce the horrible stomach cramps that are involved.

For the ultimate home remedy, there is a powerful immune boosting DIY syrup making kit containing Organic Elderberry – Cloves – Ginger – Cinnamon Stick – Goji Berries – Echinacea – Astragalus – Rose Hips.

To stay hydrated, add a couple drops of plant-based trace minerals to your water for maximum absorption.