Simple home remedies can help children with cold, cough and sore throat
When children start coughing, it can mean sleepless nights for everyone in the house. Cough syrup may seem like a good idea, but the dosage is a matter of concern.
In earlier days, home remedies would be applied as soon as the baby begins to cough. Today, there is a fear of using home remedies for various reason. But there are simple ways to safely stop the baby coughing without any side effects.
Honey is a an remedy to reduce sore throat and cough. A tablespoon of warm water can be mixed with honey and taken before going to sleep. It also helps one to sleep well. In the morning you can drink honey with lemon juice. However, avoid giving honey to children under one year of age.
In a cup of milk, take 4 pods of white garlic and boil it. After boiling, add pepper powder, turmeric powder and bring it back to a boil and give the tincture to the child. This can be done before going to bed at night.
Raw turmeric can be burned and its smoke inhaled. It reduces nasal congestion and chronic mucus. You can also drink a pinch of turmeric in boiled milk. Dry cough is likely to decrease.
Heat a tablespoon of oil and add four peppercorns (powder the pepper well). Mix with hot rice and feed the child.
Okra also helps with cough. The sticky substance in okra helps build resistance to colds. Boil some okra in a cup of water, drain and have it.
Caveat: if the cold and cough persist, visit your doctor immediately.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]