Radish to prevent cold in children

Children tend to fall sick frequently and are prone to catch cold, as their immunity is still developing. Though cold/cough and fever are not avoidable in children, it is important that their immunity should be increased. There are 200 types of viruses that can cause cold in children. When a healthy child is infected, it is not dangerous. Usually cold/cough goes away by itself within a week’s time, without any medicine. When the condition gets severe, doctor prescribes antibiotic medicines to prevent cold and treat it.

Symptoms of cold in children may be any of the following or all of them.

  • Running nose
  • Sneezing
  • Tiredness
  • Fever
  • Sore throat or painful throat
  • Cough
  • Visible mucus in the nostrils


Some children might also have pain in the ears internally, headache, loose stools, nausea or vomiting. Cold virus is contagious, hence any one sick person in the family/school/workplace, can affect people who come in contact with them.

It is not advisable to give medicines to a child frequently ad their immunity might affected. There are many fruits and vegetables that help to boost their immunity and prevent cold infections. This DIY recipe explains how to use radish to prevent cold in children.

Health benefits of Radish: Radishes are very good and rich source of Vitamin C, which is highly important to boost the immune system, especially to cold viruses. It contains 25% of recommended intake value of Vitamin C. This vitamin also fights free radicals effectively. Radishes also contain folate, fiber, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Radish have the ability to reduce congestion and treat respiratory illness in adults and children. The diuretic nature of radish, helps to increase the amount of urine and flushes out all harmful toxins. Radish is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal by nature, which helps to treat infections and skin ailments effectively.

Follow the simple instructions in this DIY to prepare the radish extract to prevent cold in children.

How to use radish to prevent cold in children – DIY recipe

  • 1 medium size Radish
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  1. To prevent cold in children, you need radish, water and honey.
  2. First clean and peel the skin from radish.
  3. Grate it using a grater.
  4. Add water to a thick bottom pan.
  5. Add grated radish to it.
  6. Switch on the flame and boil it for 5 minutes.
  7. Cool it to room temperature and strain it.
  8. Add one teaspoon honey to the extract.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Feed this to the child.


Feed this radish extract once a day to your child to prevent cold.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.