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Marshmallow syrup for children - is it worth it?


When a child has a cough, we try to relieve him in such a way as to achieve a good effect, while not harming. Instead of strong, but synthetic drugs, many parents are looking for over-the-counter syrups that have a natural, safe composition, such as marshmallow syrup.

This syrup is considered one of the safer in the treatment of cough in children. Can be used both on dry cough (soothes, protects, reduces inflammation) as well wet cough (has a slight expectorant effect).

He bases his action on properties of marshmallow, or rather its root, which shows action coating, covering, soothing and moisturizing. Marshmallow is mainly used to treat coughs, less often in the treatment of gastric hyperacidity.

How is marshmallow syrup for children used?

Under 3 years old Marshmallow syrup administration should be consulted with a physician. Between 3 and 6 years old it is recommended to take 0.5 ml to 1 ml four times a day, over 6 years old can be given from 1-1.5 ml syrups four times a day.

The good news is that marshmallow syrup exhibits gentle action, it is rather safe, it can be given even just before bedtime and will not be irritating, increasing the number of coughing attacks.

Syrup can administered up to 7 days. After this time, if there is no improvement, it is worth consulting a doctor.

Marshmallow syrup reviews

Marshmallow syrup has rather good reviews. It works great for small infections. Supports the natural methods of treating colds, which are accompanied by coughing. The basic advantages are:

  • low price (around 5 zlotys),
  • very good accessibility,
  • sweet (like most syrups, which, however, makes it easier to give the medicine to the child),
  • has a natural, safe composition (but beware of alcohol!)

Marshmallow syrup is available from many producers. We can choose any, because the composition is actually the same.

Marshmallow syrup is a traditional drug, present in many medicine chests, used successfully by our mothers, tried on us when we were children. Today also appreciated by many parents who are looking for a good, safe and effective cough syrup for their child.