Proven Treatments for Common Children Winter Illnesses
When winter is arriving, along with it comes cold and flu season. Here is some proven natural treatments on some of the most common winter illnesses to keep your children healthy this winter.
For sore throat
Because of colds, inhalation of very cold air, fizzy drinks or cold food (ice cream), a sore throat is a common problem among many children. Proven and tested means for this disease are:
- Gargle with sage (salvia) or common agrimony (church steeples): pour 1 teaspoon of herbs in a cup of boiling water, let it stay for 2 minutes, strain it and with the warm tea make gargle 4-5 times a day.
- Compression of sage: put a large piece of cotton in a sage tea, squeeze it from the water and place it on the sore throat. A gargle with tea of walnut leaves is effective for external use also.
Grease for children against bronchitis
- The precipitate that remained of the squeezed herb tea against cough shall not be thrown-mix one full palm of that precipitate with 2 tablespoons of rendered butter and 1 tablespoon of oregano. Put this on the cooker and wait until it starts to boil, strain it and put in a plastic container. You should coat the child’s chest with this grease.
If the child coughs helpful are inhalations and baths of feet with the same tea plants as in the previous recipe (sage).
Mix the white part of one egg with one tablespoon baking soda, strong brandy and apple cider vinegar. With this mixture you should coat the flanks, arms, legs and heels. This mixture is particularly suitable for children who have a fever!
Linings against bronchitis
If your child suffers from bronchitis you should use this very old cure: boil 4 tablespoons of flaxseed for a few minutes with very little water. Put it in soft fabric, wrap it well and put it on the chest of the child. Make sure the coating is not very hot.
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