Tonics and stuff to boost kids immunity (in light of Swine flu)

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mango_mama 2009-08-10 20:40:00



It sounds like one of the things we can do as parents is to fortify our kids health and boost their immunity--healthy food, adequate rest, exercise and fresh air--the basics really.

My husband and I were just talking about this and we were going to start some fresh orange juice for them (vitamin C shots). Our juicer has been gathering dust for a long time--have been lazy. Before I start this wanted to find out some shortcuts: ;-)

Are there any other immunity boosting tonics that folks give their kids or are planning to?  Any info. from pediatricians, other parents etc...Please share.


madhuriesingh 2009-08-10 22:35:53




I know its painful but nothing is better than fresh juice. Infact I would say chuck the juice, give fruits in whole form!.

Fruits when cut, oxidises fast and loses lots of vitamins and some minerals too. 

I was heavily into juices, untill I read the presevatives used in the juices. I stopped all packed juices and all aerated drinks. We call then pot cleaners ! :)

But I do give them dino multivitamins that my brother brought from US. Now I order online through

Other wise I am not into any supplement. I am doing a research on the health drinks like horlicks , boost etc. I have found quite alarming data, so cross checking before publishing that article. 

I used to and even now when my kids demand, make chicken soup with lots of whole garam masal and ginger garlic. I use whole haldi and whole rock salt. At time spinach can be added but, its yummy and very nutritious. Ever since they have started drinking the soup, they are happy and healthy. BTW this was an advice from a padiatrician. 


Madhurie Singh


mango_mama 2009-08-11 08:39:27


Thanks Madhurie,

I know chicken soup is great. I remember having a slight cold and cough and after hot chicken soup it just vanishes at times. But unfortunately cannot give to kids right now. Vege! :-(

Will try the other stuff you mention as well--soups etc.

Look forward to the info. on Horlicks etc...Do share...



Jeegar 2013-07-21 09:58:25


Try giving colostrum chews. It has work for my son. He use to fall sick thrice a week. Now he is quiet healthy.


Nafees 2013-07-21 20:14:30



Where can we find these chews? Are they available in most pharmacies? Also do we need to check with the Pediac before starting it for my son. Can you share the name of the chews that you are using?


rakulkar 2013-07-25 09:18:24


 try colustrum powder, its available with chemists, earlier i used to give pedimune but its stopped so u can ask a good chemist for any substitute.


rakulkar 2013-07-25 10:07:04





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