|Home Remedies for Cough and Cold Honey and Lemon|
My kids do not easily take to home remedies. They distrust them and look at them as some torture weapons that I have in my arsenal.
In fact once when my elder one was small she had severe stomachache, and I had a tough time convincing her and her father that warming ajwain in a kitchen napkin over a tava, then lightly applying it to the tummy will relieve the kid of pain.I am sorry to say I lost my temper with both of them. But when the kid felt better both of them grudgingly accepted that I know some medicine.
Then her pediatrician told them that some of the home remedies are good and she listed out some of them the chief being hot water and lemon with honey for a cold.
I love to add tulsi/holy basil when I am boiling the water. In Goa when a child is small they also add black raisins called pasa here.
I make this and have a lot of takers now that it has the doctor’s seal.
Honey and Lemon
- 1 ½ cup water
- 4-5 leaves of tulsi/holy basil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tblspn honey
- 4-5 black raisins (if using)
- Boil the water with the black raisins (if using) and tulsi leaves reduce it to 1 cup.
- Add the honey and lemon stir well.
- Drink up hot.
- Never heat lemon juice as boiling water breaks up the Vit. C molecules hence add to the water in the end.
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