Kids Health: Common Cold - Natural Home Remedies for Common Cold

Common Cold
Common cold is a contagious condition that occurs mostly due to changes in weather
CAUSES
  • Caused due to virus which affect the respiratory tract
SYMPTOMS
  • Constant sneezing
  • Fever
  • Nasal blockage
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Sore throat
  • Painful swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
Simple techniques
  1. Natural home remedy using milk, turmeric powder and black pepper powder

    1. Take 1 glass of warm milk
    2. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder
    3. Add 1 tsp black pepper
    4. Mix well
    5. Give this to the child 2 times a day
  2. Natural home remedy using carom seeds

    1. Crush 1 tsp carom seeds
    2. Put this powder in a clean cloth
    3. Tie the cloth in a bundle
    4. Hold this bundle close to the child's nose & let the child inhale
  3. Natural home remedy using ladyfingers

    1. Take 100 gm ladyfingers or okra
    2. Cut them into small pieces
    3. Add them to ½ L hot water
    4. Heat for 10-15 min
    5. Let the child inhale the steam
    The steam is quite hot so make sure the child inhales, moves away & then inhales again. This gives relief from dry cough and throat irritation

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Dr. B.N. Sinha

Ayurveda Expert,

Dr. B.N. Sinha has been a practitioner and an avid patron of Ayurveda for 20 years now. He specializes in lifestyle disorders and chronic disease management. Due to his keen focus on spreading awareness about his discipline, Dr. Sinha has played a pivotal role in several educational institutions. He retired as Dean, University of Delhi, Principal A & U Tibbia College, New Delhi.

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