Soothe Your Children with These Natural Remedies for Cough and Congestion
Posted on October 23 2018
Try These Natural Remedies for Your Child’s Cough and Congestion
As a parent, you know that when your child catches a cold or the flu it can be a miserable time for them. Stuffy noses, chest congestion, and irritating coughs can get the best of them and make their day a little less enjoyable. We’ve come up with a list of natural remedies that will help with your child’s rougher days. So, when your child is having problems with a cough or congestion, here are some natural remedies people have used that may help soothe your child’s days.
Lemon and Honey Tea
Honey and lemon have been used to relieve coughs for centuries and are still used today. With honey and lemon both possessing mild antibiotic properties, they are used to soothe discomfort. In fact, a recent study on children’s coughs showed that honey consistently scored the best in symptom improvement. Adding honey and lemon to your child’s favorite tea is a great solution as it can be taken as often as needed. When trying remedies for coughs, consider this natural alternative.
Andi Lynn’s Cough and Calm Syrup
Native Americans have used wild cherry bark as a cough suppressant in the past. We source and use traditional herbs: Organic Wild Cherry Bark, Organic Mullein Leaf, and Organic Catnip in our handcrafted Honey based syrup. Andi Lynn’s Cough and Calm Syrup can provide the relief you need. This specialty crafted and traditional remedy is safe for children over two years of age and has proven to be useful for our customers.
One customer of Andi Lynn’s says, “Our daughter has a history of health issues. The colder weather, along with local fields being cut down, cause her respiratory system to struggle with the toxins in the air. This Cough and Calm syrup is the ONLY natural product we've found that calms her tickly throat and cough.”
When trying traditional remedies, try Andi Lynn’s Cough and Calm Syrup to see if it helps your little one’s cough too. You can find dosage recommendations and more holistic remedies, such as garlic plaster, by taking a look at the Andi Lynn’s FAQ page.
This is a go-to home remedy that many people try in an attempt to soothe their children’s cough. Steam acts to thin secretions and allow for easier breathing. A few minutes in steam can temporarily clear blockages and give a coughing child a much needed break from the cough. Steamy showers, humidifiers, and breathing in steam from a bowl of hot water are all ways to inhale steam. If you do use a humidifier, use the external cup under the output for your Essential oils or vapor rub.
Andi Lynn’s recommends a steamy shower with a couple of drops of pine essential oil on a sponge placed on the shower floor. The essential oil will thin any troubling mucus and allow productive coughing.
Salt Water Gargle
When mucus drips down our throats, it feels irritating and causes us to cough. Salt water is sometimes used to help break up mucus and remove the irritant. This simple home remedy calls for warm water and salt. When the salt is dissolved into the water, and the water is cooled but still warm, simply gargle the solution for some time before spitting it out.
Most children’s coughs can be relieved in just a few days. You should always talk to your healthcare provider if you are concerned with your child’s symptoms, or if the symptoms persist for longer than a few days. Try Andi Lynn’s Cough and Calm along with these simple home remedies to relieve your child’s cough and get your little one back up and playing in no time.
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Paul, I. M. (2007, December 01). Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents. Retrieved from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/571638
Wong, C., Fogoros, R. N., & ND. (n.d.). Wild Cherry Bark: A Natural Remedy for Cough, Colds, and More. Retrieved from https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-benefits-of-wild-cherry-bark-89532