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Experiencing a pandemic has been daunting for many families. Some parents and caregivers are wondering how they can strengthen the immune systems of their loved ones to protect them against coronavirus. Some individuals also want to know which homeopathic remedies are effective to avoid having to make in-person doctor’s appointments due to social distancing mandates. Here are a few homeopathic treatments you and your family can try at home.
Drinking teas with healthy ingredients like slippery elm and licorice can protect the throat and prevent irritation and sore throat from colds, flu, and incessant coughing. You can also add honey to your tea to protect the body against bacteria, suppress coughs and ease a sore throat. If you or one of your family members feel a cold coming on, drinking echinacea tea can be helpful. This herb is also available in capsules or drops. Elderberry tea is also great for fighting a cold, and many people have been taking this herb during the pandemic to keep their immune systems intact. Pelargonium tea is also beneficial if you’re suffering from a cold and can shorten the severity and duration of sickness.
You can take probiotics daily to help with gas and colic. Probiotics are safe for the whole family, but it’s best to give children smaller doses. This natural remedy boosts the number of good bacteria in your gut and keeps the bad bacteria from causing infection and illness in the body. Probiotics are beneficial for overall intestinal well-being. A study conducted in Canada revealed that giving breastfed babies with colic probiotics daily reduced agitation and crying after about three weeks.
Chances are you have baking soda in your home, whether it’s in the pantry so you can use it for homemade baked goods or in the refrigerator to prevent unpleasant food odors. Baking soda is also a proven remedy for irritated skin. To use this homeopathic remedy, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with about a teaspoon of water to form a paste. Apply the mixture to red or irritated skin due to a rash, bug bite, or bee sting. Let the paste dry and rinse it off. Baking soda has the ability to reduce allergic reactions by lowering the production of histamine in the body and soothing swollen skin, according to Dr. Burke. You can also add a few spoonfuls to the bath to treat and prevent eczema.
The pandemic, social distancing rules, and changes in your work and school schedule has likely caused anxiety for you and your family members. To treat this condition, it is important that you take at least five minutes at the start of the day for deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Concentrate on the day and think about the things you’re thankful for. You can also teach your children to do this before starting the school day. It’s also a good idea to listen to calming music as you complete the day’s activities in your home. There are many high-quality virtual services if you need homeopathic treatment online as well. A professional can help you find what you need to help with anxiety, stress, or depression among other conditions.
There are also a few natural remedies you and your loved ones can try to get a better night’s sleep. Try drinking chamomile tea in the evenings to calm the nervous system and relax your muscles. You can also drink lavender tea to get this effect, or put some lavender oil in a diffuser so your body will start preparing for sleep when you enter your bedroom. Lavender oil can be used as an aromatherapy treatment for kids and adults, and you can enjoy chamomile tea as a family as well.
Prune and Pear Juice
Prunes, whether they are sweet or dried, have been a natural treatment for constipation for quite some time. Pear juice has a similar effect on the body as well. It may also be easier to get kids (and some adults) to drink pear juice, since the taste is usually more preferable. Drinking a glass of prune or pear juice followed by a glass of water in the evenings before bed helps to accelerate digestion and promote regularity. Infants can also drink the juice. Just mix an ounce per every month of the baby’s age and use this remedy once a day or every other day.
Keep these tips in mind as you and your relatives navigate through this challenging time to keep your days a little more stress-free.