5 Best Herbal Remedies For Baby Cold

Does your child get cold frequently and you immediately switch to local pharmacy seeing him in discomfort. Since ancient times and even most of the doctors suggest to avoid heavy doses of medicines to child under 2 years. Whether your child is suffering from cough, cold, or flu, you can easily treat him/her with these soothing herbal remedies.

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Please note that you should also give your child a lot of rest along with these treatments to get faster results. However, if you don’t observe any improvement in his/her health you should seek a medical advice as that can be due to some other health reasons.

Herbal Remedies For Baby Cold

Aniseed (Ajwain)

Aniseed (Ajwain) are small seeds and found easily in Indian kitchen. Ajwain is very effective in the treatment of cold and cough and can be used in several ways. Take a handful of ajwain in a cotton square shaped cloth and tie it to make a ball shape. Heat the ball-shaped cloth with an iron or hot tawa and place it on your child’s chest (Make sure the ball is not very hot that it burns your child’s chest and also your child is wearing something).

Move it back and forth. Repeat this process for two-three days and you will surely see effective results. You can also boil some ajwain seeds with drinking water of your child.


Hot Oil Massage

Massage your baby’s chest and back with any of these hot oils: Eucalyptus (Nilgiri) oil, Mustard oil. You can also make a very effective oil for massaging your baby to treat his/her cough. Take ½ liter of mustard oil in a pan and heat it for 3-4 minutes. Add 8-10 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of ginger paste, a pinch of asafoetida, 2-3 tablespoons of ajwain seeds.

Heat this whole mixture for next 5-7 minutes till the oil turns black.  Once the oil comes to room temperature, stain it well with a thick cloth so that you get clear oil. Massage your baby’s chest and back with it for 2-3 times a day till he gets rid of cold.

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Turmeric is also considered as one of the most effective herbal remedies to treat cold in babies. Make a smooth thin paste of turmeric with warm water or mustard oil. Apply this paste over your baby’s forehead and chest for 2-3 times a day.

Turmeric is an amazing anti-oxidant and a superb healing substance; that is the reason it works miraculously in treating cold and cough. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to your baby’s food.


Nutmeg (Jayfal)

Nutmeg (Jayfal) is a very effective ayurvedic herb for treating cold in babies. Take 7-8 pieces of Jayfal and remove their shell. Make a thick and smooth paste of it. You can also add 2-3 almonds to this paste. Make sure that the paste is very smooth (like cream). Apply this paste over your baby’s chest, back, and forehead in night and leave it overnight.  This paste will extract your baby’s cold and give him/her relief.



Garlic is one of the most popular way of treating baby’s cold. It is a great antibiotic which contains amazing antibacterial and antiviral qualities. For most of the babies it is tough to eat garlic in any form. You need not to worry for this, there are many other ways you can use garlic for treating your baby’s cold.

Make a paste of Garlic with olive oil and rub it at your baby’s feet on both sides and cover his/her feet with socks. You can also rub this paste on your baby’s chest and cover with a cloth. Repeat this for 2-3 times a day to see effective results.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.