There's no-one so desperate as a mum whose little one is suffering a lingering cold. Knowing there's a sleepless night ahead with an unhappy, unwell child is every parent's nightmare. And with children catching an average of 6-12 viruses per year there's a lot of night-time sniffles going on in the average household.
Babies and toddlers, with their underdeveloped immune systems, are often the hardest hit and there are very few medication options available.
Fortunately natural therapies are very effective and can be a life saver when illness hits.
Here's our top 6.