What is cough in children?The common cold.
A cough is a way to keep the throat and airway clear. A cough can be acute, subacute, or chronic. An acute cough lasts less than 3 weeks. A subacute cough lasts 3 to 8 weeks. A chronic cough lasts more than 8 weeks. Cough mainly comes attached to the cold
Causes of cough in children
In most cases, the infection is in the upper respiratory tract and affects the throat, which leads to acute cough. The most common causes of cough include:
Home remedies for cough in children
Take licorice root powder(Mulethi) fry in cow’s ghee, after cool down the mixture add honey. This mixture has good expectorant activity.
In productive cough take cardamom seed and ajwain powder with hot water.
Take leaves of Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) and take them with a pinch of clove powder and honey to decreases the cough.
Take 2-3 black pepper with khadi Shakar (candy sugar) in productive cough (above 5 years of age).
In whooping cough – take one tennis ball size dough out of rice flour, inner the dough ball stuff pinch of tankan (borax powder) and make ash in cow dung cake. It is very beneficial when taking it 3-4 nights continuously a pinch with honey.
Take flowers of arka (milkweed) with saindhav (saindha namak) and black pepper, grind it and make tablets of pea-size. It is better to take with honey or warm water. (Above 5 years of age).
Take betel leaf with honey is also helpful.
Take borax powder fry on a pan for 5 minutes, it is taken with honey for mucolytic action.
Take garlic clove, fry in a pan with oil, and store it. Use this oil to apply on the thorax and neck region to relieve breathing problems.
Give 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Honey (shahad) to the children of 2 to 6 years.