Turmeric Can Relieve Fever

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batampos- Parents can replace honey with turmeric as an ingredient in herbal ingredients to relieve fever in children under one year of age.

“Because honey is contraindicated in infants under one year of age, where there is a risk of botulism, there are botulinum spores that may not or may not be acceptable to the baby’s digestive system or immune system,” said the traditional medicine-focused doctor, Dr. (Cand.) dr. Ingrid Tania, M.Si, Sunday (30/10)

The chairman of the Association of Doctors for the Development of Indonesian Traditional Medicines and Herbal Medicine (PDPOTJI) said turmeric in powder form can be given at a dose of 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon and then put into breast milk or formula milk that babies usually use. drink. The volume of breast milk or formula that is adjusted to what the baby usually consumes.

Ingrid says this potion has been proven safe. Contraindications only occur in children who are allergic to ingredients, but cases of allergies to herbs or spices are reported very rarely.

“In healthy children, it can be consumed once a day with the aim of maintaining health and strengthening the immune system. Empirical evidence for its safety and efficacy,” he said

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He reminded that the consumption of herbal ingredients in children still needs to be consulted with a doctor or health worker, but with a note that they need to have sufficient knowledge about herbs.

Furthermore, added Ingrid, the manufacture of herbal medicine in the household must be carried out hygienically with the right way of consumption.

Meanwhile, children aged one to 12 years can be given a mixture of honey ginger honey syrup at a dose of 5 ml three times a day, before or after meals. The ingredients needed to make this concoction are 30 ml of pure honey, one finely chopped red onion, one finely chopped garlic clove, 10 grams of finely chopped fresh ginger and 1/2 lime.

Slice the onion, garlic, and ginger into a jar filled with honey, then add the lime juice. Close the bottle, then shake or shake the bottle and let stand at room temperature for 8 hours, so that a syrup with a thin consistency is obtained. Next, strain, pour into a clean and dry medicine bottle. (*)

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