How to ward off a summer cold


It may be summer but flu season is ever present when it comes to kids. The changing weather has causes the mommies of toddlers and young children to rush to the doctors with their kids having sore throats and runny noses. Colds are extremely contagious diseases and they spread very easily almost like a forest fire. Once it enters the house everybody falls prey to it one after the other and then it take weeks for everyone to settle.

Kids have a very low immunity level and tend to get sick very quickly specially with seasonal sniffles. Their immune system further weakens when we load them up with loads of medicines. You cannot force them to rest and so it take even more time for the kids to recover. With the heavy doses of medicines children stop eating, they become cranky and clingy day and night.

Best way to treat cold and flu is to start taking home remedies as soon as you see some initial symptoms. They are easy to take and they sure to have an effect. Simple changes in your daily routine can actually do wonders when it comes to your child’s health. 

You don’t have to buy expensive medicines and syrups when your child is down with a viral infection.

A quick and easy way to stop cold and flu is to open your kitchen cupboard and take hold of powerful spices such as ginger and turmeric. Turmeric and ginger have excellent anti-inflammatory properties and also anti-viral properties.

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Ginger naturally reduces pain and fever while turmeric has all the curative properties. To top up the power of ginger and turmeric take olive oil which is blessed with numerous healing powers which soothe the throat and gives instant relief from cough.

These kitchen agents can actually help soothe and heal all the cold and flu symptoms. Here is a simple recipe for cold and flu busting syrup which will help ease symptoms and speed up healing time.

  • Ginger:  Crush a piece of ginger. Squeeze the juice out.
  • Turmeric: Use either fresh or powdered turmeric  – if powder a half a teaspoon will do.
  • Olive oil: Take an equal amount of olive oil as ginger and turmeric and mix.

Combine the three miraculous healing agents, you can also add honey for a sweet taste that kids will enjoy. Give this syrup morning and night to your kids and within days they will be right as rain.

This magical syrup is not only a treatment for fighting cold and flu but also boosts your immune system.

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