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Home remedies for cough and cold

Pooja Kaushik
1 to 3 years

Created by Pooja Kaushik
Updated on Jan 06, 2017

Home remedies for cough and cold

 “Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze                                                                                                                             the time in, it is what GOD gave you time for.” – Rachel Jankovic.

 Hey Mommies! I guess every one of us would relate to the above saying. Every woman’s first priority is her child whether she is a stay-at-home mum or a working one.  At times, we are all stuck with some common health problems of the child, for eg- diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, cold, and cough. Though these are not major issues (diseases) but seeing our child suffer is truly not acceptable. Right!

 So, today I would like to discuss about one of the above mentioned problems i.e. cough & cold.  This is a widespread concern amongst children of all ages. In fact, I would like to add that a child’s growth graph turns constant once he is hit by this problem. So, curing this should be a major concern for all the hard-working mommas out there and I am going to help you with this. We’ll first look at the symptoms and then the Dadi-Maa ke nuskhe for the cure and prevention. Let’s get started.

Symptoms:

Running Nose,

Sneezing,

Vomiting Tendency,

Eventually loss of appetite,

Heavy voice,

Chest congestion (cough accumulation),

Feeling drowsy all the time,

Prevention & Cure:

Apple Juice: 

  • Cut an apple without peeling and put it in the pressure cooker with half glass of water.
  • Boil it for 2 minutes r till the apple turns soft.
  • Strain it properly while mashing the apple with a spoon.
  • Add 1 spoon (as per requirement) honey once the juice is lukewarm.
  • Feed your child.
  • This juice boosts immunity of the child and protects him from allergies.
  • It is best to give him the juice as the first food of the day, even before milk, for infants above 6 months and toddlers.  (I give it to my son at 5 a.m. every day).

Nutmeg (Jaiphal) : A well known spice, used to elevate the aroma & taste of Indian foods,  can also be used as a cure because of its medicinal properties.

Process- Rub the nutmeg in a sandalwood stone grinder with some milk. Make a smooth paste & give it to your child followed by milk. It can be given twice a day with time duration of a minute of 8 hrs. It can be given to new-born babies but in small quantities. Dosage- ½ of a spoon for 2-year-old!

Saffron (Kesar): An expensive spice, known for the in-built beauty enhancer characteristics, also has medicinal properties.

Process:

  • Soak 1 piece of saffron in 2 teaspoons of milk for a minimum of 2 hrs. 
  • Rub it in the same milk after 2 hrs.
  • Add it to your child’s milk and make him drink it. You will see the effect in 1 week if continued daily.

Turmeric Milk : Another powerful spice with anti-bacterial properties can also be used as a remedy to push away cold.

Process- Boil the child’s milk with turmeric in it for a minute or two! Cool it till it turns lukewarm. Give it to the child. This is an extremely beneficial drink and builds immunity to the child.

Basil(Tulsi) Leaves : The only herb which is trusted and used for cure against various diseases and disorders in Ayurveda. Tulsi is an awesome cough repellent and can be used in different ways.

Process- Grind 3-4 basil leaves. Boil them for 2 minutes. Add some honey and feed your child the lukewarm drink. You can add fresh ginger, cardamom, turmeric, betel leaves, and black pepper. This works as an instant relief for your child.

Dr.’s Brandy: This is the best option every mum should follow in order to prevent regular bout of cough & cold hitting. No, I am not talking about the old belief of drinking it. Instead I have tried it in a different way.

Process- Apply Dr.’s Brandy in the sole of your child’s feet & cover it with thin socks. Then apply it on the chest and dress the child. This should be the bed-time routine of the child as soon as winter commences. It is a perfect and tested preventive measure for cough & cold. Do try it.

Vicks Vaporub: At times toddlers suffer from severe cold and are restless during night. This is the best option for providing instant relief.

Process- Apply Vicks in the sole of your child’s feet & cover it with thin socks. This will keep him warm in the night and he will have a sound sleep.

I have given the above information to the best of my knowledge and experience. Do try these and revert with the result. Please do share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. 

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| Nov 28, 2018

very beneficial......

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| Oct 15, 2018

thanks I will try

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| Oct 15, 2018

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| Sep 27, 2018

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| Sep 27, 2018

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| Sep 27, 2018

thanks...... I'll try it.

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| Sep 06, 2018

Thnk u. will try n get back to u.

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| Sep 06, 2018

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| Sep 06, 2018

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| Sep 06, 2018

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| Sep 01, 2018

thank u so much

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| Aug 13, 2018

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| Jul 24, 2018

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| Jul 13, 2018

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| Jul 13, 2018

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| Jun 19, 2018

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| Jun 19, 2018

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| Apr 27, 2018

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| Apr 27, 2018

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| Apr 17, 2018

thank you very much mam

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| Apr 17, 2018

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| Apr 13, 2018

Thanks these tips are amazing....

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| Apr 12, 2018

Thanks these tips are amazing....

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| Apr 12, 2018

Thanks these tips are amazing....

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| Mar 17, 2018

thank you so much mam... i will follow these from today only

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| Mar 17, 2018

thank you so much mam... i will follow these from today only

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| Mar 17, 2018

thank you so much mam... i will follow these from today only

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| Mar 17, 2018

thank you so much mam... i am going to start these remedies from today only

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| Mar 17, 2018

thank you so much mam... i am going to start these remedies from today only

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| Mar 14, 2018

thnk u

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| Mar 14, 2018

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| Mar 14, 2018

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| Mar 13, 2018

thank you

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| Mar 13, 2018

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| Feb 21, 2018

usually doctors do not suggest apples.. coz it causes cough in children... will dis really help maam

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| Feb 21, 2018

usually doctors do not suggest apples.. coz it causes cough in children... will dis really help maam

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| Feb 12, 2018

thanks alots maam

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| Feb 12, 2018

thanks alots maam

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| Feb 12, 2018

thanks alots maam

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| Jan 30, 2018

thanks alot

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| Jan 30, 2018

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| Jan 30, 2018

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| Jan 23, 2018

thanx for reply

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| Jan 23, 2018

thanx for reply

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| Jan 20, 2018

thank you so much for your reply

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| Jan 17, 2018

thank you

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| Jan 17, 2018

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| Jan 16, 2018

Thanks for the info. Really helpful

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| Jan 16, 2018

thanku

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| Jan 16, 2018

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| Jan 16, 2018

Happy bdae

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| Jan 13, 2018

thank you so much mam its very useful information to me......

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| Jan 13, 2018

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| Jan 13, 2018

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| Jan 13, 2018

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| Jan 13, 2018

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| Dec 18, 2017

thank you so much for information have even started following the tulsi n honey along with ginger give relief U have been doing this from sometime.

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| Dec 18, 2017

thank you so much for information have even started following the tulsi n honey along with ginger give relief U have been doing this from sometime.

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| Dec 05, 2017

informative contents

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| Dec 05, 2017

informative

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| Dec 02, 2017

Thank s really very helpful

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| Dec 01, 2017

thnks u

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| Dec 01, 2017

thnks u

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| Dec 01, 2017

thnks u

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| Dec 01, 2017

thnks u

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| Nov 28, 2017

thanks for suggesting

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| Nov 28, 2017

thanks for suggesting

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| Nov 28, 2017

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| Nov 28, 2017

thanks for the suggestions

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| Nov 28, 2017

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| Nov 28, 2017

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| Nov 25, 2017

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| Nov 25, 2017

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| Nov 25, 2017

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| Nov 25, 2017

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| Nov 25, 2017

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| Nov 18, 2017

thanks... it is very useful..

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| Nov 18, 2017

thanks... it is very useful..

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| Nov 01, 2017

Can u suggest the perfect syrup for dis cough and cold

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| Nov 01, 2017

Can u suggest the perfect syrup for dis cough and cold

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| Nov 01, 2017

Can u suggest the perfect syrup for dis cough a. d cold

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| Oct 18, 2017

my younger son is 6 months old , Is it safe to rub vicks directly on skin

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| Oct 18, 2017

my younger son is 6 months old , Is it safe to rub vicks directly on skin

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| Oct 18, 2017

my younger son is 6 months old , Is it safe to rub vicks directly on skin

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| Oct 12, 2017

thank u so much nice answers

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| Oct 07, 2017

Thank u very much sure I will try this

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| Sep 22, 2017

meri beti pari age 4 years hai usko ear pain h and ear se white liquid sa bhi aa rha h plz uske liya kuch btao..... please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 21, 2017

hello mera beta daksh age "3"years 9 month h usko aj bhut jyada cough h or sath m cold bhi h plz mughe uske liya kuch btao.. please

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| Sep 13, 2017

thank u soooo much Dr. I been trying these all but I know it takes time. Thank u again

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| Sep 13, 2017

thank u soooo much Dr. I been trying these all but I know it takes time. Thank u again

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| Aug 31, 2017

very nice thanku

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| Aug 14, 2017

thanku so much..

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| Aug 14, 2017

thanku so much..

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| Aug 10, 2017

Thank you so much pooja kaushik .

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| Aug 10, 2017

Thank you so much Surbhi Sainiji.

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| Aug 08, 2017

Thank u....

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| Jul 27, 2017

thanks

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| Jul 27, 2017

thanks

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| Jul 24, 2017

really really usefull

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| Jul 24, 2017

Thanks a lot

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| Jul 24, 2017

thanks alot

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| Jul 19, 2017

Thank you mam. Very good info

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| Jul 19, 2017

Thank you mam. Very good info

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| Jul 10, 2017

really helpful tricks. thanks for sharing.

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| Apr 16, 2017

please tell about constipation my daughter is suffering from constipation

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| Apr 16, 2017

Thanks for sharing this topic

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| Apr 16, 2017

thanks for sharing this topic this r very useful

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| Mar 30, 2017

hi pooja thanks for sharing such a useful tips

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| Mar 04, 2017

Dear pooja, nice blog Pooja I want to know how to give Apple juice early in d morning.... Is der any trick cozy my baby is 15mnths old now I want to try it.

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| Feb 23, 2017

hiii alll, lukewarm ajwain water is very much effective for cough relief as well for gastric problems. ii tried it for my one year old daughter.

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| Feb 02, 2017

Hi Abi, you can try nutmeg for constipation too. It will surely help regularise motions.

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| Feb 02, 2017

These remedies will work for 0-1 yr age group. Only apple juice should be started after introducing semi-solids to the child.

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| Feb 02, 2017

Hi Savitha. Yes you can give nutmeg followed with saffron milk. It will surely help. Nutmeg can be given 2 times a day. But don't give more than 1 saffron a day. Thnx.

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| Feb 02, 2017

Hi guys, thank u so much for such sweet response. Was busy with some personal problems, so couldn't reply to your comments.

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| Jan 31, 2017

Hai mommies, u can also try triphala churna with honey in empty stomach for cold and honitus syrup for cough, which is available in ayurvedic medical shops... Instead of using allopathy medicines.... my mom always suggests me about fresh ginger juice in honey for my son it works very well if he has cough with sputum...

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| Jan 29, 2017

thank u so much for this useful information

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| Jan 27, 2017

thanks you simuch

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| Jan 26, 2017

hi every one one home remedy for cough I want to share is make a garland of 5 pcs. garlik । लहसून with thread and put the same in the neck of your child make sure the garliks in garland must touch the chest of your child.. u will see result with 2-3 days

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| Jan 24, 2017

Hi, Thanks for the tips. can we give medicine and after few hrs one of the home remedies ( nutmeg + milk)? Applying Vicks on the feet is not helping much, My lo has bad cold & congestion with blocked nose. Struggling to sleep, giving Benadryl ( allergy formula), but it's not helping much. can I try giving Benadryl and after 8hrs give nutmeg+milk. And add a strand of saffron in the milk? will it all be over dosing?

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| Jan 21, 2017

My children are regularly suffering from common cough and cold. Eve. The doctor has suggested to go for some concoction. I am starting with your basil recipe. Hopefully it should work. Thank you !!

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| Jan 14, 2017

very helpful.. will try it immediately

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| Jan 13, 2017

Nice thanks for the remedies

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| Jan 12, 2017

very helpful indeed.

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| Jan 11, 2017

can Somone send Dr. brandy's image

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| Jan 11, 2017

my baby s 10months can I do this fr her ?

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| Jan 11, 2017

I hv tried above like nutmeg & Vicks it's gud!!!!

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| Jan 10, 2017

plz tell me if there is no cough only dry khansi ho , only in night what remedy will work?

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| Jan 10, 2017

can some of these remedies be used for below 1 year old baby.. my LO is just 7 months old

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| Jan 10, 2017

very useful tips

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| Jan 09, 2017

thank u so much. my son is very restless coz of pack nose and also have temp. i ll try this remedies.

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| Jan 09, 2017

thnq so much... i will use all these tips...

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| Jan 08, 2017

thank u so much such a lovely tips.....

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| Jan 08, 2017

Thank you so much.. its really helpful....

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| Jan 07, 2017

Can ragi be given during cold and coughs

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| Jan 07, 2017

thanks for give us such a good home remidies for our little ones

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| Jan 07, 2017

I use to give turmeric powder and Honey it is also effective

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| Jan 07, 2017

very good for children

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| Jan 07, 2017

This is really a good things for all the mommies

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| Jan 07, 2017

Quick and easy to do remedies

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| Jan 07, 2017

these remedies worked well... very nice..

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| Jan 07, 2017

very informative. was looking for the same

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| Jan 07, 2017

very informative...... thanx...

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| Jan 07, 2017

very informative.... how do we help them manage running nose ladies....

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| Jan 07, 2017

useful information

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| Jan 07, 2017

Nice compilation

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| Jan 07, 2017

Very nice and useful information. Thank you

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| Jan 07, 2017

wow ! very nice and easy remedies ...thank u soo much for this useful information...

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| Jan 07, 2017

Thank u fr informing

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| Jan 07, 2017

good information

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| Jan 07, 2017

Hey suggest some remedies for constipation n gastric problem

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| Jan 07, 2017

Apart from these we can give ginger juice with honey for instant relief from chest congestion

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| Jan 07, 2017

very helpful tips.. thanks

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| Jan 06, 2017

my 2 year baby having constipation problem.. i want to regularize motion... tell me wat i have to feed daily...

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| Jan 06, 2017

it's a nice article... tq. so much

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| Jan 06, 2017

can Dr's brandy can be applied for infants also?

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| Jan 06, 2017

Thanks pooja for very useful tips. I will follow this.

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