3 simple home remedies you can start today to increase your child’s immunity!

Is your child coughing yet again? Does your life seem like a never ending saga of allergy medication with a few healthy days thrown in?

Many mothers are worried about their child falling ill every other week due to an allergic cold or cough. A runny/stuffy nose that renders the child irritable and off food, is every mother’s nightmare.

It is times like these when mommies pray for the body’s innate defence mechanism also called immune system to kick in and help the child fight off infections.

Sometimes nutritional deficiencies can affect the developing immune functions amongst children. Improving these will dramatically improve your child’s chances of recovering from an illness sooner and bounce back faster. As always a pinch of prevention is better than pound of cure.

With a Silver Spoon in your Mouth

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Silver as a metal is oligodynamic or biocidal by nature. This means that it kills several disease-causing microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, virus, spores, etc.

That is why traditionally infants are fed their first cow’s milk and their first solids from silver cups and spoons. The metal’s pathogen-killing properties make it ideal for purifying drinking water and even use in surgical dressings and disinfectants.

Try feeding your child in silver bowls and spoons. Don’t worry about metal poisoning because the metal cannot be digested by human body unless it is in soluble salts.

You will see benefits almost immediately.

A Tulsi a Day

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Tulsi, the Holy Basil is used as an offering to the divine forces in India. But did you know that it has immense health benefits? Tulsi is used as an adaptogen in ayurveda and comes strongly advised for symptoms of cough and cold.

However, it can be used as a superb preventer for common colds and infections also, meaning that you can use it before the symptoms strike as prevention.

Grow a pot of tulsi at home and ask your child to have two or three leaves every day. Just pluck them off the shrub, wash and crush lightly with your fingers. If the astringent taste is too much for your child, add a few drops of honey.

Honey, I grew the kids!

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Honey has antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Honey also can improve your digestive system, treat acid reflux, soothe a sore throat, treat a nasty cough, improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, and heal wounds and scars quickly.

Locally sourced honey is always better than the store bought ones because it has properties to fight the pollen and allergens around your locality.

Warning: Doctors forbid giving honey to children under age 1.