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Cold Remedies For Kids





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11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
12/12/2008
Our colds have died down to a dull roar over here, but we're still struggling with some nagging symptoms. We've been relying on Burt's Bees Lavender Complexion Mist to perk us up in the morning, drinking lots of water, eating healing soups ... and
12/8/2008
This Monday at Herb Companion HQ, we all showed up with sniffles. I can feel it coming on ... my nose is twitchy, my shoulders are achy, and my throat is scratchy. Learn how I treated this cold with herbs.
11/18/2010
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
5/19/2010
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
2/25/2011
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
7/29/2009
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
6/19/2013
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
3/18/2010
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
11/19/2014
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
1/5/2012
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
2/19/2013
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
4/27/2011
Bend, twist and turn upside down for a happy baby and healthy child!
1/21/2013
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
2/17/2012
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
3/28/2012
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
3/24/2011
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
4/2/2012
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
4/7/2011
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
5/31/2011
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
7/31/2013
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
3/7/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
9/29/2011
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
12/26/2012
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
10/21/2011
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
9/14/2011
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
8/13/2013
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
8/9/2011
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
6/14/2011
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
1/25/2011
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
12/8/2008
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
11/9/2009
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
8/31/2011
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
8/27/2014
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
12/29/2010
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
4/24/2014
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
3/10/2014
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
5/14/2012
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
3/29/2011
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
3/15/2011
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
9/12/2011
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
7/20/2010
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
12/17/2009
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
12/4/2009
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
12/30/2010
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
10/19/2011
PRIMAVERA skin care has just made its U.S debut and is quickly raising the bar in the field of natural and organic skin care.
5/20/2009
Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.
1/7/2010
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
11/11/2009
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  
9/4/2009
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
5/1/2014
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
12/6/2012
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
12/9/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
6/6/2012
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
7/30/2012
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
1/13/2011
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
12/21/2011
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
12/3/2010
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
8/27/2009
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
8/6/2008
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
7/28/2011
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
4/26/2013
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
4/19/2011
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
2/9/2011
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
2/16/2011
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
1/13/2011
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
11/17/2011
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
2/18/2011
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
5/20/2014
Find allergy relief this spring with these practical tips.
5/2/2014
Delve into the research behind another unusual herb from across the globe: zallouh. This gnarled root from Syria may boost libido and treat erectile dysfunction.
6/9/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
10/12/2009
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
8/30/2010
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
12/22/2008
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
11/19/2008
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
7/14/2009
The Hawaiian summer sun is relentless and can leave you with achy sunburns. Fortunately aloe vera naturally soothes burns and leaves your skin feeling soft.
10/8/2009
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
7/10/2009
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
12/9/2011
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
4/27/2011
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
6/4/2010
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
6/23/2011
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
6/24/2010
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
12/29/2010
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
5/11/2010
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
11/11/2014
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.
6/7/2012
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
8/27/2013
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
11/30/2011
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
1/16/2013
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
6/27/2013
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Herbal Remedies resource app. This guide makes herbal health simple by breaking down 20 herbs you should know and 20 health concerns you probably want to know more about.
6/22/2010
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
10/14/2011
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
4/25/2013
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
7/1/2014
Delve into the research behind another unusual herb from across the globe. Szechuan buttons are electric-packed flower buds that have numbing properties, giving them the aptly named moniker, the "toothache plant".
4/17/2014
Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.
11/22/2010
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
8/14/2009
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
5/19/2011
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
3/14/2011
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
6/1/2009
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
10/12/2010
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
4/29/2011
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
7/1/2010
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
7/10/2009
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
2/8/2013
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
5/12/2008
Herbal immune boosters really work.
2/14/2011
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
7/11/2011
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
2/25/2011
There's more to your zodiac sign than you may think. Embrace your sign with these zodiac-related herbs.
9/29/2010
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
10/15/2009
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
8/12/2009
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
4/19/2010
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
7/22/2010
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
10/22/2010
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
4/6/2010
Ginger is a natural remedy for many stomach ailments: nausea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and more. Ginger also eases tired muscles and may help lower cholestrol.
3/11/2011
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
1/31/2011
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
7/26/2013
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
4/22/2010
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
12/14/2010
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
7/16/2010
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
7/23/2010
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
11/23/2010
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
12/30/2010
It's important to have accurate information about any herbal remedy you are thinking of using. Dr. Jaclyn Chasse shares her own experience with misleading media representation and clinical studies of St. John's wort.
6/16/2010
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
9/17/2010
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
3/3/2011
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
11/29/2010
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
6/14/2011
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
5/31/2011
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.  
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
6/30/2009
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
7/12/2013
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
7/21/2011
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
9/18/2013
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
8/4/2011
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
7/14/2010
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
9/1/2010
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
6/1/2012
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
2/22/2012
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
6/15/2012
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
8/19/2011
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
9/9/2010
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
7/24/2012
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
12/13/2012
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
7/19/2011
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
9/13/2013
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
2/22/2011
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
2/17/2011
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
9/7/2010
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.


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