Natural Remedies for Enhancing Kids' Immune Function

Natural methods have been always utilized to cure verities of illnesses. Natural methods have been used since centuries around the globe. Although recent advancement has been made in modern the time but natural remedies as well as herbal remedies are still in use to treat or prevent sickness as natural remedies prove to be useful and safe.

In present time it is difficult to maintain Immunity in comparison to past time significantly in kids. parents Often worried and wonder related to maintenance of immunity in their children so that their children can be prevented from certain infections. Therefore it is important to know about the importance of stronger immunity.

Kids are continuously exposed to certain microorganisms therefore there is a need to strengthen their immune system. The stronger immunity can prevent children from illnesses like cold, flu, abdominal and ear infection.

There are many remedies end practices that helps to strengthen immunity. In this article significant remedies and practices have been discussed that will help to keep your Child’s immunity strong.

Importance of stronger immunity in children

Some of the reasons to maintain strong immune system in your children are as follow:

Getting ill less frequently: a child’s health is top priority of parents. A boosted immune system can promote the Wellness off your kid and helps him to remain healthy as he will not get sick very often.

Attendance in school: when a child remains healthy most of the time so it will not disturb his attendance in school hence his studies will not be affected.

Don’t need medications frequently: having a boosted immunity will prevent your child from having medications as well as Treatment. Hence the child will be protected from side effects of medication as well as resistance of antibiotics.

Mild illness: Well it is not possible that your child you will never get ill. But Having stronger immunity results in mild sickness if a child exposed to any microorganism. Therefore heaven have a few symptoms and recovery rate it will be higher.

Stay active: As your child remains healthy he will stay active all the time, has energy to participate in activities and does not face weakness.

Natural Foods and Remedies to improve immunity in children

Some useful natural foods to strengthen immunity in children are defined below. Although natural remedies are considered to be safe and effective but always consult with you’re the child’s physician in matter of any serious illness or health issue.

If your child it’s already taking any medications always ask his physician before giving any remedy. however natural remedies can be used for prophylactic treatment to prevent illness but try to give in less quantity according to the children’s age. Natural foods defined below should be added in children’s diet.

Raw honey: honey contains beneficial enzymes, nutrients and it is excellent antioxidant. It contains action against bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. The antioxidant agents contain in honey help to boost immune System. Honey is useful to treat or prevent seasonal allergies, gives relief and sore throat, heal wounds As well as treat digestive problems. Also treat cough and break up chest congestion. Note: honey is safest for toddlers one year and older.

Citrus Fruits: Vitamin C rich foods such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which is excellent antioxidant and boost immunity.

Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are rich in antioxidants and strengthen the immune system.

Garlic: Garlic contains compounds allicin that have antimicrobial action.

Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall immune function.

Spinach: Packed with vitamins A, C, and E as well as antioxidants and fiber, that’s help to boost immunity.

Yogurt: Probiotics found in yogurt promote a healthy gut microbiome which plays a vital role in supporting our immune system.

Almonds: Almonds are rich in vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant to protect our cells from damage .

Turmeric milk: turmeric contains antioxidants which help in fighting cell damage and lowering the risk of infections. Adding honey, a small amount of grated ginger, and a pinch of cinnamon can also enhance the immunity-boosting properties of turmeric milk. A cup of this milk a few times a week can help in strengthening your child’s immune system.

Garlic soup: Garlic has antimicrobial action. But garlic soup maximizes garlic’s immunity-boosting effects. For a simple garlic soup, all you need is 5-6 garlic cloves, sliced onions, chicken or vegetable broth and black pepper. for flavour add salt to taste. Garlic soup is a delicious way for your child to benefit from garlic’s immunity-boosting properties.

Cinnamon and honey: Cinnamon and honey contains antioxidants that help to improve immune system. The combination can be given in flu and cough like symptoms.

Natural practices to boost immunity in children

following defined steps you can boost immunity in your children:

Healthy Diet: Encourage your children to Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. A healthy diet also has dairy or another source of calcium, and healthy fats, like vegetable oils. avoid processed foods, foods with added sugar, and foods with unhealthy fats, like the saturated fats found in animal products.

Good sleep: Sleep is needed to refresh and recharge our bodies, and that includes children. The amount of sleep a child needs varies by age (from 12 to 16 hours a day for infants to eight to 10 hours for teens) and also from child to child. You can encourage healthy sleep by limiting screens. Keep your child’s sleep in regular pattern.

Physical activity: Exercise keeps healthy. Children should really be active for an hour a day. Physical activity includes any exercise or walk or playing a sport” Or even playing in the ground.

Stress management: stress results in weaken immunity. Make sure that kids have downtime to play, and access to activities and people that make them happy. Talk to your children about anything that might be worrying them. If you have concerns about your child’s moods or emotional health, talk to your doctor.

Vaccines: Make sure your child is vaccinated on regular time. Vaccination provides immunization that helps to protect child from illness.

Screen time limitations: it is very important to limit screen time in adults as well as children. using screen time for longer period can interrupt in kid’s food intake, sleep and moods.

Final Thoughts

well it is not possible that we keep our kids prevented from illnesses all the time but we can boost their immunity so that if they get sick they face mild symptoms and recover quickly.

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Information provided is for educational purposes only and should not substitute professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance.

By Dr. Mehwish Murad Ali

Hey there! 👋 Dr. Mehwish Murad Ali here, rocking the world of pharmacology as a PhD scholar and spreading my passion for knowledge as an Assistant Professor at Ziauddin University. When I'm not unraveling the mysteries of science, you can catch me sharing my insights on parenting hacks and embracing the magical chaos of family life at Cuddle Pixie. Let's embark on this parenting journey together!