Natural Remedies For Children's Common Illnesses

Honey and lemon juice for a sore throat

 Mix together a tablespoon of each, microwave for 20 seconds until warm (not hot), and have your child swallow the mixture a teaspoon at a time.


Ginger for nausea and vomiting

 Grate fresh ginger or steep ginger tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes. Let the tea cool and have your child drink it slowly.

Saline solution for a stuffy nose

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Use a nasal bulb syringe to squirt the solution into your child's nose.

Humidifier for a cough

Running a humidifier in your child's room can help to add moisture to the air, which can soothe a cough. 


Chicken soup for a cold

Chicken soup has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It can also help to soothe a sore throat and loosen mucus.

Probiotics for diarrhea

 Probiotics are live bacteria that are similar to the "good" bacteria that naturally live in the gut.


Chamomile tea for relaxation and sleep

 Chamomile tea is a mild sedative that can help to promote relaxation and sleep. It is also a natural inflammatory that can help to soothe a sore throat or cough.


Peppermint oil for headaches

Peppermint oil has a cooling effect that can help to relieve headaches. Apply a small amount of peppermint oil to your child's forehead or temples and massage gently.

Calendula cream for diaper rash

Calendula cream is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help to soothe and heal diaper rash.

Oatmeal bath for eczema

 Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that can help to relieve the itching and redness of eczema. 

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