The season here is too worse and we have been constantly travelling every weekend for some or the other reasons. And this has fetched my kid with a severe cold. I took him to hospital and he was given with so many medicines, which I found very difficult to feed him every 6 hours. The antibiotics which are usually priscribed will reduce the appetite and also for some kids they may lead to constipation. Agian we have to help the kids to get rid of constipation. Really pathetic. On seeing all these my mom suggested to try some home medicine which will cure the cold and also helps in digestion. It also clears the congestion in the chest.
Being a working woman, am scared of testing anything with the kid as I will not be able to avail leaves to take care. But as my mom insisted for the welfare of kid, I couldnt deny and went ahead with it. I was astonished by the end results. He got cured the very next day and started having his food properly, coughs reduced....dont think am exaggerating, it really worked out well. I just thought of sharing the same with the blogosphere.
Leaves of Anisochilus Carnosus(Karpooravalli in Tamil)- 3
Tulsi Leaves - few
Pepper Corns - 3
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Omam - 1 tsp
Crush both the leaves. Put in to a kettle having half cup of water. Put all the other ingredients and boil well. The water should reduce to 2 tbsp consistency.
Filter it and pour into a medicine feeder and give it to the kid.
Get back to me to share how it worked for you.