Health Remedies For Children
Honey For The Common Cold
For children suffering from the common cold, raw honey is a terrific remedy due to its antimicrobial properties. It also helps decrease nighttime coughing and improves sleep. Mix together 2 teaspoons of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Give it to your child 3 or 4 times a day for a few days.
In case of fever, do not forget to give your child a sponge bath to help reduce body temperature. Also, give your child homemade chicken soup to boost immunity.
Ginger For Asthma
Ginger is a time-honored natural treatment for asthma. Its anti-inflammatory property helps reduce airway inflammation and inhibit airway contraction.
Mix together equal amounts of ginger juice, pomegranate juice and honey. Give your child 1 tablespoon of this mixture 3 times a day. You can also give your child ginger candies.
Olive Oil For Earaches
Put 3 or 4 drops of lukewarm olive oil into your child’s ear canal. The oil will cause the wax to soften, which you can remove with cotton swabs or ask an expert to do it. Be sure not to put the cotton swabs too far into the ear.
Applying a warm washcloth around the affected ear can also help relieve pain.
Turmeric For Cough
Turmeric is a good remedy for coughs due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral action.
Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and give it to your child to drink twice daily.
For a dry cough, mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon of honey and give it to your child 3 times a day.
Drinking warm lemonade can also help treat coughs in children.
Cinnamon For Bed wetting
Give your child a small cinnamon stick to chew thoroughly once a day.
Another option is to sprinkle cinnamon powder and sugar on a piece of toast and give it to your child for breakfast.
Massaging your child’s lower abdomen with warm olive oil for 5 minutes, a few times daily, can also help treat bed wetting.
Aloe Vera For Rash :
Apply Aloe Vera to the rash directly and wait for 20 minutes, wash off with cool water. Repeat this process thrice a day and your child will be relieved.