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Herbal mix offers better relief in cough, cold symptoms, catarrh and flu in children

Updated on February 21, 2015


Cough, cold and flu in children is undoubtedly a delicate issue to handle. Many young parents tend to be confused as to what to do when these influenzas come knocking. Unknown to them is the fact that herbal mix offers better relief in cough, cold, and flu. Herbal mix will not only take care of these ill-states of health but will help improve and boost the immune system of the children and also develop their mental alertness and will also save you money. In this hub, I will be discussing some herbal mix that can relief cold, cough, catarrh and flu in children. So sit tight while I take my cup of herbal mixture and be right back.

Bees that produces Honey
Bees that produces Honey


Honey is a natural healer that has multi purpose use in our daily lives. Take it in its original state, good. Mix it with other substance, better. One problem that is common is the problem of identifying an original honey. Because of the value of honey, people have resolved to mixing honey with sugar in order to get more content. This problem can however be overcome by your ability to identify original honey.


WATER METHOD: because honey is a form of oil, it cannot dissolve in water. Get a glass of clean water, dip your finger into the supposed honey and drop it into the glass of water. Watch it, if it settles right at the bottom of the cup without colouring the water, then you have got your self an undiluted original honey, but, if the other way round, don’t use it as this may cause more harm than good.

FIRE METHOD: still based on the fact that honey is a form of oil, it cannot prevent matches from sparking out fire. So, soak your matches with the honey you bought and scratch it against the box, if it doesn’t spark, then that is an adulterated honey you have got, but, if it does spark, go ahead and use it as that is the original honey you have got.

Other ways of identifying an original honey

The ant method: some people test honey by leaving one or two drops in areas where ants are known to dwell and observe the outcome. If the ants cluster the honey, then, it has been adulterated but, if not clustered, it has not been mixed with any other substance.

Smell method: experts identify original honey by its smell; I don’t recommend this method for everyone.

Taste method: this is similar to the smell method. You can tell an original honey from fake through the smell. Again, it is not for everyone.


GINGER (zingiber officinale)

Ginger is a multi-purpose root-herb that has been in existence since time immemorial. Ginger can be used alone or mixed with other substance to be medicinal. When sprinkled on food, ginger can help reduce gas level of food. Ginger when mixed with garlic acts as a natural antibiotic.


People of the old long realized the importance of bitter kola and made it a generally acceptable way of welcoming your visitors. The medicinal power of bitter kola cannot be neglected. It helps reduce blood pressure, sugar level and it also help relief cough especially at the early stage. To get the best result from bitter kola as far as cough, catarrh and cold are concerned, roast the bitter kola, grind it to powder and mix with original honey.


This plant has many names, some of which are; never die plant, life plant, resurrection plant, etc. It got all these names from the fact that the plant can survive almost any kind of weather and environment.

A mixture of all these herbs have shown to be an effective remedy for cough, cold flu and catarrh in Nigeria. A group of researchers from EdoState in Nigeria came up with herbal cough syrup. You can add onion to this herbal mixture to add more efficacies to it.

This herbal syrup out performs so many over the counter cough syrup for children. Parents can use these herbal mixtures to reduce nighttime cough in children.

Herbal mixture has come to stay as an alternative medicine in this our modern day society. I have no doubt that the content of this hub will do you and your children a lot of good, not only in the area of cough and other influenzas but in other areas of your family health and healthy living.


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      josssy, nigeria 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for this hub...I really have to apply d formula. But need more info on the bitter cola stuff.

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      elebiju Esther 2 years ago

      I deal with original honey and all dis methods are used by my customers and they get d matched result but I'll still tell u , dat of ant method , u need to distinguish , d friendly and brown ants a little bigger dan dat small ones dat bite and not d big black one dat bite too , love natural honey , they perceived it from afar and if leave ur original honey close to where they are without covering it tightly u'll find dem in d honey, so those friendly brownish ant are attracted to natural honey

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      Olumercyb 2 years ago

      Can we use only garlic for catarrh, cough nd chest pain? I mean for adult only.

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      camdjohnston12 6 years ago

      Great article.Thanks for sharing.

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      Abgirl 6 years ago

      Thanks for d great lesson.please how do i use d honey for cough? N can adult use it aswell?

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      Chinweike 7 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Life plants are common in the eastern part of Nigeria. It looks like aloe-vera. It doesn'e die easily after when burnt.

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      courage 7 years ago

      courage, pls how can i use bitter kola to watch my wight

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      Chinweike 7 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Kene, am glad to know that you were able to test the honey. Bitter kola is an african ancient seed that is used for many purpose. i will get the picture of it up here soon.

      Thanks for the comment.


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      Kene 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the education. Like you said about knowing an original honey, I just tried the dropping of honey in water test. My honey is original. Please can you throw more light on 'bitter kola'. Thanks.

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      Chinweike 7 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Fastfreta, Honey can be simulated. You need to beware as people are desperately looking for money. In fact, my father almost died some years back after using a surpposed honey for a long period of time not knowing he has beed using fried sugar in the place of honey.

      Thanks for stoping bye to read this hub ans subsequently contributing to it.


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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      chinweike, I've never realized that honey can be simulated. Thanks for the education. I love honey and I use it for various and sundry reasons. I'll have to beware, and do the test that you listed. Now, as for the other two, Life Plant and Bitter Kola, I've actually never heard of them, and I don't know if they are sold here, but I'll look for them in my local health food store. Thanks for the education.

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      Chinweike 7 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Thank you bonny2010 for the useful additions. I appreciate the time you invested in reading this hub and taking the pain of commenting.

      Thanks once again.


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      bonetta hartig 7 years ago from outback queensland

      great hub - honey and ginger iam amiliar with - am gonna try these others too - i use garlic soaked in honey for sore throats and coughs - for open wounds on animals use woodash honey and cobwebs - its an ild aboriginal treatment - don't know much else about it but it works.

      anyway I really like this hub and shall bookmark it for future reference - thank you.