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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.

Sitopaladi paste

➡️ 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

Nilgiri Oil

➡️ 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

Green Shot

➡️ 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.

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