Persimmon Puree | Baby Cold Recipe


Suitable Age

From 7 Months

Intended Purpose

Baby Respiratory Issues

Preparation Time

15 min Preparation

Persimmons are a real superfood for cough and persistent phlegm! Actually, they are a cold food according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Therefore, they are very beneficial for “hot” conditions, such as a sore throat, a congested nose (with yellowish discharge) or congested lungs, fever, as well as persistent phlegm which is difficult to expectorate.

Moreover, they can help relieve a cough, quench thirst, kill parasites and reduce inflammation present in your little one’s body. However, due to the cooling ability, persimmons should only be consumed in the presence of heat or inflammation.


2 Persimmons

1 Cup of Water

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Peel the persimmons and cut them into small pieces!

Step 2

Add the persimmon pieces to a pot (including the water) and put a lid on top of it!

Step 3: 

Steam the persimmons on a low flame until they are soft and all the liquid is absorbed!

Step 4:

Add everything to a blender and blend it until you get a smooth consistency! Servce lukewarm!

Feeding Recommendation

Babies from 7 months of age:

As much as your baby likes throughout the day.


Nathalie Kaufmann

Nathalie is a pregnancy and birth Consultant and a TCM Therapist with almost 20 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, reflexology, Shonishin baby massage techniques, Western and Eastern massage techniques (including TUINA), as well as herbal medicine and nutrition.

She has worked in hospitals across London and was Head of the Maternity Acupuncture Clinic at the Whittington hospital in London. Today, Nathalie runs her own practice in London and helps pregnant women with pregnancy- and birth-related issues. She also specializes in alternative treatments for babies and children.


Looking for ways to help your baby with a cold?

Check out our Shonishin Baby Cold Massage Course and learn how to help your little one!



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