TREATMENT OF COLD
For children between 0-3 years of age
Take 1-2 strands of saffron (kesar) and rub it in water (1/2 tsp). Add 2-3 drops of cologne water and make a thin paste. Apply on the baby's fore head and nose over night. This can be done everyday till the cold subsides.
For children above 3 years
- Rub one clove (long)in half teaspoon of water. Add 2-3 drops of cologne water and make a thin paste. Apply on the child's forehead and nose overnight. This can be done everyday till the cold subsides.
- Boil white onion. Drain the juice by squeezing the onion. Take 1 teaspoon of onion juice and add equal amounts of honey to it. Drink this potion twice a day. This can be given to children even with cough & fever.
- Take 4-5 leaves of tulsi and grind on a stone. Place the grinded leaves on a cloth and drain the juice by squeezing the cloth. Take a small piece of ginger (Adrak) and remove the juice the same way as for making juice from tulsi leaves. Mix half a teaspoon of tulsi juice with half a teaspoon with ginger juice. Add 1 teaspoon of honey. Take the above mixture 2-3 times a day till symptoms subside. This can also be given to children with cough & fever.
- Take 1 cup of water and add 4-5 leaves of tulsi; a small piece of ginger (adrak) and 1 teaspoon of jaggery. Boil this mixture over slow heat till the quantity becomes half a cup. Drink this at least 2 times in a day. This can be given to children with cough.
Last updated on 6-11-2000