Cough & Cold
Updated: Feb 6, 2022
Ajwain Potli and Garlic
➡️ Carom seeds (ajwain), as well as garlic have strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. They are very powerful and help relieve cold and congestion in your little one.
➡️ To make the potli (pouch), you will need some ajwain seeds, some garlic, and a muslin cloth. Begin by roasting 2 cloves of garlic along with 1 tablespoon of ajwain on a small tawa or pan.
➡️ Allow it to cool for a bit before making the pouch. It must be noted that the pouch needs to be tight in order to be used properly.
➡️ Do the Hot compress (sek) by using the Roti tawa.
➡️ Repeating this 4 to 5 times a day gives very good results.
➡️ Mix Sitopaladi churna( Baidyanath or Zandu) , black pepper, haldi and honey in a paste. The honey should be in 3 times quantity than the remaining ingredients.
➡️ 1 tea spoon of this paste 3 times a day gives very good results.
➡️ Rub Vicks on the feet, chest, nose, forehead while sleeping
➡️ Putting 2 drops of pure Nilgiri oil in warm water and giving a bath to the toddler gives good results.
Milk and turmeric
➡️ Add some turmeric, jaggery in warm milk. Drinking this at night helps soothe sore throat
➡️ 1 katori tulsi leaves
➡️ 1 big piece of raw haldi
➡️ 3 to 4 spoons of honey
➡️ 1 small piece of raw ginger
➡️ Crush all the above ingredients in a blender. Add salt and lemon for taste. Adjust the consistency by adding water.
➡️ This is a juice which should be had for 5 -6 days once the cold kicks in. It needs to be consumed before breakfast.
➡️ For children below 5 years 5-6 tablespoons is a good quantity. For children above 5 years and adults a small katori gives very good results.