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Ayurvedic home remedies for cough and cold in babies

While cough and cold in babies is quite common, it’s not something to be ignored. Especially during the winters and monsoons, babies are prone to cough and cold. We list top ayurvedic cold and cough remedies for babies, sure to lift your spirits!


Add half a teaspoon of honey to warm water and let the baby drink this. Honey is antiseptic and is sure to be light on your baby’s immune system. This ayurvedic treatment is not recommended for babies below the age of one.


This ayurvedic remedy is one of the most effective ways to treat cold in humans. For the baby, add a little ginger to boiling water. Once the water reaches boiling point, add a teaspoon of honey to it and wait for it to reach room temperature before giving it to your baby.

3.Saline Drops:

To clear the baby’s nasal passage, add 1/4th tablespoon of salt to a cup of water and using a bulb syringe pour a few drops in one nostril and remove the trapped mucus from another nostril. Do not give it more than 4 times a day.

4.Magic Potion 1:

Boil 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic, stain it and allow it to cool. To this water add some honey, a pinch of red chilli powder, and a few drops of lemon. This ayurvedic solution can be given to babies as many times as required.

5.Magic Potion 2:

Add a pinch of turmeric to boiling water and wait for it to cool down. To this add some jaggery (or ½ teaspoon of ghee) and a pinch of salt. This ayurvedic concoction can be given to the baby to get rid of the cough. Turmeric helps in fighting infection and removes any inflammation.


Prepare a mild tea made from chamomile tea bag and let it soak for 10 minutes. This drink can be given to babies above 6 months only. This works best for babies with a throat infection.

When your babies contract a cough and cold, they are irritable and can fall prey to insomnia. Avoid administering commercial medicines and opt for ayurvedic home remedies instead. They are all natural and all miraculous with little to no side effects.

Happy Parenting!

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