5 teas for colds: instead of syrup, for the first symptoms

5 teas for colds: instead of syrup, for the first symptoms

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When you notice the first signs of infection in a child, you can reach for home remedies. Quickly used cold teas can not only alleviate unpleasant symptoms - runny nose, cough, fever - but also block further development of the disease. Here are 5 herbs that you should have in your home medicine cabinet.

Linden tea

Lipa works diaphoretically, thanks to this, it helps get rid of toxins and substances that adversely affect the body. In addition, it shows antipyretic effect, also brings relief during runny nose, reducing swelling of the nasal mucosa. Great for cold headaches. It is worth using because of expectorant, protective, soothing sore throat and soothing cough. Linden tea is recommended at fever, pharyngitis, larynx, bronchus.

During the infection period, it is recommended to drink three infusions - three cups a day.

An infusion of linden can be given to a child after the first month of life. If we want to improve its taste, raspberry syrup (when the child is 9 months old) or honey (safest after 1 year old, though many parents give honey to younger children) will be good.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile is a well-known herb and is often used, no wonder - it shows strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effect. It is worth reaching for chamomile in the form of a tea, which is especially recommended during colds. It can be given after just 1 month of age.

When brewing chamomile tea, cover it with a saucer to prevent valuable oils from escaping.

Sage tea

Sage a universal herb that is used in many diseases. It is appreciated primarily for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It inhibits the growth of gram-positive and antibiotic resistant bacteria, makes bacterial toxins inactive.

Sage should not be used by pregnant and lactating women. We give children one cup a day during the infection period. Long-term use of sage in large quantities can lead to digestive problems.

Rosehip tea

Rosehip is a valuable source of vitamin C, whose demand increases significantly during infection. In addition, it shows anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying effects. It is worth giving it not only during illness, but also later, for strengthen the body.

Rosehip tea can already be given to babies after 4 months of age.

Plantain tea

Plantain infusion is a great way to go A dry, tiring cough that accompanies many infections. He's great at sore throat, brings relief also with hoarseness. It is recommended for reducing inflammation accompanying infections, and also as an excellent remedy for immunization.

Plantain infusion can be given to a child after 1 month of age.

Just pour a teaspoon of plantain leaves with boiling water and brew for about 20 minutes. To improve the not very tasty bitter taste of the infusion - it is worth adding a teaspoon of honey before serving tea to your child.

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