The flu shot receives a lot of attention at this time of year, but remedies for cold and flu season drastically differ depending on where you live in the world.
From the Iranian Honeypot to the French homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum, there are many culturally diverse ways to calm and minimize flu-like symptoms.
Common flu-like symptoms include fever, chills, body aches and pain.
In Mexico and Spain, garlic tea is a go-to solution because of its antibacterial properties. Iranians will use turnips mixed with honey (called an Iranian Honeypot) as an expectorant for respiratory illness. The Greeks have used oil of oregano since the days of Hippocrates for respiratory infections.
Some of these remedies that are closer to the earth are worth giving a shot.