Seeing their children ill is the worst nightmare of any parent. Even if it is as common as a cold and cough, when it comes to their child, parents often tend to freak out and go overboard. However, these common ailments often can be controlled and cured by most ingredients available in your kitchen.
Some home remedies for cough and cold are mentioned below.
1. Turmeric Milk
One of the most well known home remedies, turmeric milk, works most effectively against dry cough. Known for its medicinal values, turmeric is available in all homes and is able to provide fast relief.
2. Ghee with Black Pepper
A table spoon of ghee with a pinch of black pepper is another easy home remedy, which works against both cough and cold. Both ghee and black pepper have medicinal value and are available in all homes.
3. Ginger and Tulsi Mix
Ginger is known to fight against cough and when it is added with tulsi, the effect the mixture has on the illness is tremendous. Sometimes, it is a better idea to give it with honey in order to sweeten the taste for toddlers.
4. Chicken Soup
Clear chicken soup can be given to toddlers to cure their cold. Chicken soup tends to adjust the internal body temperature and helps in the speedy recovery of the child.
5. White Onion Juice
White onion has quite a few medicinal values and hence, its juice can be given to toddlers for cold and cough. Giving just 1 teaspoon of this juice might help your child to a great extent.
6. Cinnamon and Honey
Cinnamon acts as an effective antibacterial and has an anti oxidizing effect. Giving one teaspoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon powder helps control cough and soothes the throat of the toddler.
7. Jaggery and Pepper Corn Mix
Both jaggery and peppercorn act as expectorants (secretions that help cough out mucus from the lungs). Once the phlegm comes out, the congestion in the chest eases up and the child feels much better. Giving just a pinch of jaggery and peppercorn powder helps the child breathe easily when he/she has cough or congestion.
Instead of giving your toddler pathological medicines, these home remedies might have a good effect on them and will not have any side effects, as all the components used are edible and available in homes. Though, care should be taken to not give any of the substances in excess.