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5 Natural Health Remedies for Children

Children, especially babies, have a rather weak and developing immune system. As a result, they are more susceptible to getting ill. And hence it becomes all the more important to take care of the little one. These days almost all the medicines, even the ones for children, are made from strong chemicals. This, in turn, is not good for the child’s developing immune system. Thus, it is important that alternative, natural methods are found which do not affect the baby drastically. And to help you find such ways, we have made a list of the remedies.

1. Lemon and honey for a sore throat

The most common and most effective remedy for a sore throat is honey and lemon. While the honey helps soothe the throat, the lemon helps remove the bacteria from the throat. This is one remedy that has been used by Indians since ancient times and now has been proven to be highly effective at the time of throat infection by medical researchers as well.

2. Put a bandana if they have a headache

Not all headaches require taking a pill or medicines. Sometimes, it can be taken care of by just pressing the affected area. And what better to press it than tying a bandana on the head. This way, there will not be any effect on the immune system and the pain will be controlled. But this does not mean you should do it always. If this headache is severe then it is in the best interest to consult a doctor.

3. Chewing gum if having problems with indigestion

If your little one is complaining of a stomach ache after having proper food then instead of giving them an antacid, just give them a chewing gum. The enzyme released by the chewing gum and the entire process of chewing itself has been seen to help improve digestion and is thus helpful. However, this remedy is recommended only if your little one is above 4 years of age.

4. Chamomile tea for colic

Colic is the problem where the baby has gas build up inside their stomach. Thus, colic requires proper treatment and as such, chamomile tea has been seen to help in it. By drinking it, the digestion of a youngling can be made to improve. But, care should be taken that only limited quantity of the tea is given to the baby.

5. Baking soda for swelling and bug bites

Baking soda has many benefits related to a person’s health. One such use of baking soda is its ability to counteract bug bites. Most of the stings that you feel are acidic in nature and thus, the alkaline nature of baking soda is able to counteract this effect thereby reducing the swelling and neutralising the effect of the acidic sting.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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