Friday, May 23, 2008

Home-made cough remedies for kids

The two kids have been coughing. That's why I have to dig out from the Web something on coughs to save them. If medicine don't work, how about some home-made remedies. Here's some:

If your child is down with cough and it has last so long, exhausting all medicines, don’t give up! Try other natural home made remedies. They might work.

Cough remedy 1
The simplest and the easiest: drink a lot of fluid.

Cough remedy 2
Freshly squeezed lemon juice ( 1/2 a lemon )
Mix with a little bit of drinking water and drink immediately.
You can take this as many times as you want.

Cough remedy 3
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Stir mixture in a little bit of drinking water and drink.
Active Manuka honey and propolis have been commonly used as ingredients in the home remedy for cough because of their strong antibacterial properties.

Cough remedy 4
Mix a syrup consisting of 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, mix and drink.

Cough remedy 5
Boil some water with 2 garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of oregano. Pour into a cup add 1 tablespoon of honey and drink.

Some researchers believe that honey, a traditional, natural home remedy for cough offer a safe alternative to dextromethorphan (DM), which can occasionally cause severe side-effects in children, including muscle contractions and spasms. So, try honey!

And not forgetting lots and lots of water.

2 comments to “Home-made cough remedies for kids”

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  • 5:47 PM, May 28, 2011

    Onion is said to possess expectorant properties. It liquifies phelgm and prevents its further formation. It is used for cold, cough, bronchitis and influenza.