25 October, 2013

Immunity in children

It's raining cats and dogs in Hyderabad from few days. Chilling weather, increased traffic and bad roads make the mood worse. If even adults are prone to flu, cold, cough in this weather, think about children. My kiddo is below 3 years and he easily catches cold and cough. It worries me a lot, when he suffers from cold/ cough, as this doesn't go away easily without staying for at least one week making him weak :(. I think, this is the age children should get nutritious food to improve their immunity. 

Iam searching a lot in the web these days on how to boost immunity in children. Iam also talking to many colleagues and friends asking some natural medicines or home remedies available. Some home remedies that i could collect to avoid frequent cold and coughs and to boost immunity are :

1. Heat the coconut oil and add camphor to it until it becomes slightly warm. Rub this on the chest of the child if suffering form severe cold and having problem in breathing.

2. Add very small amount of turmeric in milk that child drinks regularly.

3. Dabur Chyawanprash is said to be a natural immunity booster. This is being followed from long time in India. Check this link for more information on this product. It is available in different flavours now :)

4. Ginger, Garlic and honey are also immunity boosters, so try to include them in child's diet.

5. Make sure kid gets enough sleep.

6. Include carrots, cabbage, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and nuts in child's diet.

7. Basil leaves are very good, so let him chew at least 2 leaves daily.

Any more inputs friends? Any home remedies that you know? Please let me know in comments.

Until next time,

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  2. Thanks Dr. Lawrence.. sure :)

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  5. Garlic is amazing food for immunity. Has strong taste abut this is effective. For immunity Cureveda Pureprash is also effective..try this


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