||Home Remedies for Children's SORE THROAT
- Garlic can help to fight the viral and bacterial
infections responsible for sore throats. Use plenty of
garlic in cooking or give 3 Garlic oil tablets daily.
- Red Sage makes an effective gargle for an inflamed
throat. Make an infusion and use warm, twice a day
for 5 minutes each time. This may also be drunk as a
- Cinnamon and Ginger can help to ease the sore
throats associated with colds. Warm a little fruit
juice such as pineapple, grape or apple in a saucepan
and sprinkle in about half a teaspoon of powdered
Cinnamon or Ginger for a comforting drink.
- For babies up to 6 months old: add Lavender or
Chamomile essential oil to a base of Almond oil and
gently rub into the chest and throat area.
For babies over 6 months old: Tea Tree essential oil
can be also be used.
For children over 6 years old: Lemon and Ginger
essential oil can be added to this repertoire, used
alone or in simple blends of two essences of your
- Make a mouthwash with 4 drops of either Lavender,
Chamomile, Lemon, Ginger or Tea Tree oil in 50 ml of
tepid (previously boiled) water. Pour a small amount
into a glass and ask your child to take a mouthful,
swishing the mixture around his mouth for 30
seconds. It also helps to gargle with the mixture
before spitting it away.