Background of the study: India has a large living tradition in natural products. Nature has contributed significantly to the health of millions in our subcontinent and outside. WHO estimates that 4/5th of the world’s population uses nature for a substantial part of its medicinal and health requirements1 Objectives: 1. To assess the practice of home remedies for common cold among the mothers of under five children 2. To find the association between practice and demographic variables among the mothers of under five children. Methodology: The study is a quantitative approach and cross sectional research design was adopted for this study. Non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to this study. In the present study the sample size was 60 under five children’s mother. Data were collected using standardized survey tool from the mothers of under five children prepared by the investigator. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: This study findings show that majority (66.78%) had not practicing home remedies for common cold and least mothers of under five children (33.22%) were practicing home remedies. And also the practice for common cold were followed by Management of common cold 87.50%, Personal and hand Hygiene 68.25% and Food practice 55.13%. Conclusion: The finding of the study shows that the least mothers of under five children were practicing the home remedies for common cold and the majority of them were practicing pharmacological management for common cold.
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Percis. S. A Descriptive study to assess the practice of home remedies for common cold among the mothers of under five children in selected rural area. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(4):492-494. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00108.8
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