Hello Mama to Many! I just want to know if drinking apple cider vinegar for cough and cold would cause diarrhea to a 28 month-old toddler? My son has them right now and his pediatrician prescribed cough and cold medicine. However, I noticed that he's stool is watery and foul smelling. I already asked his pedia about it and he told me that the medicines he's taking affect the good bacteria in he's gut so he prescribed probiotics. Have you experienced like these before with your children? What did you do?
I have been making some Herbal Vinegars. New territory for me, but I am excited about the possibilities.
This is how I made my Herbal Vinegars:
Fill a jar half full with herb of choice. Fill jar (almost to the top) with raw apple cider vinegar. Cover, label, let sit in a cool dark place for 4-6 weeks.
Today I strained the herbs out of my vinegars. I made an Elderberry Vinegar, a Mullein leaf vinegar, a comfrey vinegar.
I put 1 Tablespoon of my Elderberry Vinegar into a glass with about 8 ounces of water. It tastes delicious and looks beautiful! I am hoping it will be as good at immune building as homemade Elderberry syrup. I think it would also be great on a salad.
My four year old likes it better than my 22 year old. The 22 year old said, "Well, I can see why you like it. It tastes like Elderberry and Vinegar." Maybe my liking of it is biased because I think it is good for me. :)
I made the Mullein Vinegar to use in Vinegar Tea for a cough. I will let you know how that one goes when a cough comes around.
~Mama to Many~
I recently mixed up a batch of Chai Spices. I originally mixed it up to add to black or red rooibos tea to make my own Chai Teas. One day while mixing up a mug of Vinegar Tea, I thought to add the spices to it. It made a tasty tea and adds some extra healing power to the tea.
Chai Spice Mix
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon ground cloves
- 1 Tablespoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground coriander
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix spices together and store in a glass jar in a cool dry place. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the mix to each mug of tea.
Chai Spice Vinegar Tea
- 1 Tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Chai Spice Mix
- 6 ounces boiling water
Add vinegar, honey and spices to a mug. Pour boiling water over the tea. Stir and enjoy!
The Chai Spice Mix is also delicious sprinkled on oatmeal or toast.
~Mama to Many~
Hi Mama To Many!
I am addressing this question to you because I've read from your posts that you have many remedies with regards to children's ailments and emergencies.
Do you know any remedies that can help relieve the stinging pain from pepper juice? My toddler is fond of picking peppers from our small garden and he usually does it behind our backs. We have already talked to him about picking/eating plants in the garden that may harm him but he won't stop. Just now, he ran back to me crying while rubbing his eyes. I saw bits of pepper on his fingers so I believe this caused the crying. What I did is wash his eyes and face with water to wash away the juice but I know from my own experience that the pain will not be removed that easily especially if the pepper juice was already absorbed by the skin around the eyes.
Can you help me please so I can have a remedy to use when this happens again? Thank you!