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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Double-boiled pear & ginger - for cough and phlegm

Baby had his first flu when he was 6 months old after a visit to his pediatrician. I guessed he contracted the flu virus from sick kids in the clinic at that time. After browsing through some natural remedies about how to reduce cough and phlegm, I decided to make steamed onion juice.
 
Half a year later, he has his second flu. Me too. Boohoo. I don't like the taste of steamed onion juice, so this time I make double-boiled pear and ginger.
 

I use one Packham pear (peeled and cut into cubes) and a thumb-sized ginger (peeled and cut into 3-4 broad slices).
 
Put the pear cubes and ginger slices into a bowl. Add just enough water to cover them. You can add a teaspoon of molasses sugar (optional) if you like it. Then, I add some water into my SEED lunch box's stainless steel pot and put the bowl into it to create the double-boiling effect.
 


My double-boiled pear and ginger juice is ready in an hour's time. I pour about 2.5 ounces into a baby bottle attached with a feeding spoon to feed my baby. I eat the rest of the pear.
 


Can you see the baby's little hand in the background? :)

Is it effective? I cook twice (one week apart). After the first round, he still coughs but not as bad. He doesn't cough after the second round.


4 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce,
    Thanks for sharing this remedy for cough! Will keep this in mind!

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  2. Hi Joyce, for the pear does it have to be ripe? May I know where to get the spoon attach to bottle? How frequent to give if having cough phlegm and running nose? Thanks a lot

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    1. Hi nicole, the bottle with the spoon is from the brand Pigeon. I gotten it from AEON (Jusco). I think the pears are just those normal pear sold in supermarkets, I assume they are ripe. But I don't think ripeness matters. Frequency of giving depends on the baby's age. I think from 6-12mo, just 1-2oz after main meals. More than 1 yo, can be slightly more ounces depending on the toddler's appetite, 3 times a day.

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