7. Warm Chicken Soup
For older children, homemade warm chicken soup is a great option when suffering from respiratory infections and breathing problems. Chicken soup is highly nutritious and can help relieve congestion.
Chicken contains an amino acid called cysteine, a substance released when you make the soup. Cysteine converts to glutathione, a very powerful antioxidant that help speed up the healing process.
Feed your child homemade chicken soup using organic chicken and vegetables, such as carrots, beetroot and spinach.
Another good remedy for a child whose breathing difficulty is due to a cough, common cold or asthma is turmeric.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the airways and lungs to make breathing easier. When used regularly, it can work as a long-term control and prevention option for children with recurring breathing issues.
- Put 1 cup of water and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a pan. Heat it until it boils, then let it cool down a bit. Give this to your child to drink once or twice a day.
- Alternatively, if your child is age 1 or older, you can mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons of organic honey. Give it to your child a few times a day.