Natural home remedies to combat frequent ailments in children

Here are a few common natural home remedies you can use to combat frequent ailments in children, when next they come knocking:

• Honey for Common Cold: For children suffering from the common cold, raw honey is a good remedy (due to its antimicrobial properties). It also helps reduce nighttime coughing and improves sleep. (Note: Do not give honey to children under age one as it can cause infant botulism)
• Ginger for Asthma: Ginger is a time-honored natural treatment for Asthma. It’s anti-inflammatory property helps reduce airway inflammation and inhibits airway contraction. (Add honey to ginger juice for full effect) 
• Olive Oil for Earaches: Put 3 or 4 drops of lukewarm olive oil into your child’s ear canal. The oil will act like a lubricant causing the wax to soften, which you can then remove with cotton swabs. 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 Coughs: 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. (Drinking warm lemonade can also help treat coughs in children)

To boost your child’s immune system, offer him healthy foods, make sure he gets enough sleep at night and proper rest during the day, incorporate physical activities in his daily routine, ensure his safety and give him a healthy environment in which to developYou should call your pediatrician if your child’s ailment seems serious, but the next time your child has a minor ache or injury, you can find use any of these smart solutions.

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

I am a Writer and Online Publicist, destined to give a voice to the silent echoes and hush whispers that are seldom heard

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