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Cough and Cold Health Cabinet.

October 6, 2012

Dare I say we are all healthy again!?! But going through it made me very aware of what I had on hand and what I could have kicked myself for running out of! So what better way to organize my health cabinet then here! I must not be the only one. I had more hits for my Eucalyptus Oil…or how to Quit Hacking and go to Sleep post in the past two weeks then when I first talked about it back in February. Not to mention all the private emails from you awesome readers who wanted to know if I knew other hints… some how you think that because I have 7 kids some of which have had serious respiratory issues, has qualified me to know some tricks of the trade. Well I do know a few other things…things which have worked for my family. I am NO doctor…I am “just” a mother with 7kids….that’s all….just a mother who grew up having asthma her whole life…went on to have 7 kids…some of which also have asthma…so I am just…JUST a mother….that’s it, that’s all. (smirk)

So with that said…may I continue and organize my health cabinet here?  Go ahead and take a peak at what I always set aside for when asthma and coughs come a hacking:

  •  Tulsi tea … it is the first thing we do every time.
  • Chicken Stock… which I make from scratch every week from now till May.
  • Eucalyptus Oil… which I have gone into on the other post.  But we just went through being sick and it is  still amazing!!!!
  • Our Honey … because it is amazing and sometimes we …guh, wait for it, crush up 2 garlic cloves into 2T of honey and…guh, down the hatch!
  • Herb Pharm Propolis Echinacea throat spray … so amazing for our sore throats.  We have never found anything comparable.
  • Micro-West Virex … say what you will but it is awesome on anything viral … in our family.
  • Herbs for Kids Echinacea/Astragalus drops  … also one of the first things we do every time.
  • Boerickle&Tafel Nighttime Cough Syrup.. which has all but been replaced by the Eucalyptus oil.
  • This AWESOME AMAZING stethoscope…. it can hear a whistle in a lung through a blanket and p.j.’s…never even have to wake them!!!!!! LOVE

****Another disclaimer other than the fact that I am NOT a doctor…and just a momma of 7 and you should talk to your own medical professional and find what is right for your own family…I do not represent any of these companies nor do I get anything in exchange for this post…


21 Comments leave one →
  1. Loraine permalink
    October 6, 2012 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the info. And, there is nothing “just” about being a mom. You are awesome and blessed!

  2. October 10, 2012 9:54 am

    Awesome T! Great list and you must knwo a lot with 7 wonderful kids, you are blessed! I’d love for you to share these tips at Healhty 2day Wednesdays this week and each week you have great info/recipes to share!

  3. November 5, 2012 2:50 pm

    It’s always interesting to see what other people have in their natural remedies cabinet! Thanks for sharing on Your Green Resource!

  4. Missy permalink
    December 14, 2012 12:53 pm

    I have 2 1/2 old baby girl who has a bad cough, raspy throat and throws up whats in her stomach from the hard coughing. Do you have any ideas? I want to find something “natural” to relieve her discomfort.
    So hard to find anything for little babies…any help would be so appreciated

    • December 14, 2012 12:59 pm

      my youngest daughter is 2.5 too! we give her Tulsi tea (the peach raspberry flavor) and steamy baths for tough coughs… but mostly now, we do the Eucalyptus oil at night if she has coughing fits. I can’t tell you what is right for your daughter…only you can.
      But that is what we do with ours. 🙂
      Here is a link of some of the other things we keep on hand:
      Oh and we always steer away from dairy or bananas for coughs.

      • Missy permalink
        December 14, 2012 1:18 pm

        thank you for the help =)…I forgot to put the ‘mos.’ in there…she’s 2 1/2 months, which I know makes it even harder

      • December 14, 2012 1:22 pm

        hmm yes that is a horse of a different color. My youngest had RSV at 6weeks… and we had to watch her closely and a respiratory therapist friend told me how many breath counts were normal per minute so I kept track of those.
        it’s important to keep a baby that age hydrated so I nursed extra…especially if she was gagging and puking on anything.
        I can’t tell you what to do with your daughter… what did your pediatrician say?

      • Missy permalink
        December 14, 2012 1:42 pm

        I have a 2 yr old boy with the same cough, so I’m watching both closely, but its a cough that’s that’s been going around…If my baby girl gets any worse I’m definitely going to call the dr

  5. December 27, 2012 2:51 pm

    I was wondering why you use Tulsi Raspberry and Peach tea. I am a newbie to the natural remedies. Is there a reason for the brand you choose? Thank you so much for your blog.

    • December 28, 2012 8:15 am

      The raspberry peach is because that is the tastiest in this house …:) But the Tulsi is something my husband discovered. I think he read about it on I was very doubtful at first but we have seen it really help for colds… even better than echinecea.

  6. February 7, 2013 4:20 pm

    Hello again T,
    I am dropping by to thank you for sharing this fantastic post about what’s in use for cold and cough at your home on The Country Homemaker blog hop last year. I wanted to share with you that this post was the 7th most popular post of the entire year!

    Thanks again.

  7. Robbin permalink
    March 8, 2013 7:02 pm

    Just pinned your Eucalyptus Oil for coughs, and was looking around your site…what do you use in your family for nasal congestion? I’m looking for something natural that will actually help clear out the nasal passages…especially for little ones. I have an 18 month old who can’t sleep at night because of it. =(

    • March 9, 2013 8:52 am

      often when my babies have been congested at night… I give them a steamy shower or bath…or a mix of the both.
      IT is tricky and unrestful when they sleep all congested and sound like little pug puppies.
      I am sorry.

    • Meredith S permalink
      April 23, 2013 10:03 am

      My daughter’s ENT told us to give her saline drops in her nose 3x per day, whether she is sick or not. It is kind of like a neti pot solution, but easier for kids. It has helped with her nasal congestion, which also keeps her from getting infections.

  8. amber permalink
    December 11, 2013 12:50 am

    So grateful to the Lord that I found your post! Was praying that my 2 1/2 year old little boy would be able to sleep through the night and that his cough would be gone, ( he was coughing almost every 40 seconds- 1 minute and he looks so tired throughout the day and falls asleep before we leave his room at night because it’s just wearing him out). Put the eucalyptus on just about 10 min. ago and I’ve only heard him cough a few times. It’s getting longer between his cough attacks, Yay!!!!!!!!! One happy mommy! 😉

  9. Barb Reynolds permalink
    October 17, 2014 6:38 am

    I have a friend whose adult daughter has a bad asthmatic problems. I will pass this on to her today. I read Rosemary is good for the brain so I have been using it a lot at night when I go to sleep. Thank you for your information. I will keep up with your information.

  10. Barb Reynolds permalink
    October 17, 2014 6:43 am

    I don’t know what you want me to do. Is my comment too long ?


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