Children’s Chestal Cough Medicine Review

January brings a new year and it also unfortunately brings cold and flu season. There’s a lot of medications out there for kids and they all claim to be the best. But you can’t use most of them for little ones and how many are actually effective? We’ve all taken those nasty red cough syrups and in my opinion, they only work minimally at best.

With four children, I’ve wiped a lot of noses and soothed many coughs. Simply put, I don’t have time to waste on medications that don’t work. Thankfully I have a favorite remedy in our medicine cabinet ready to help. I can’t say “new” because I’ve been a fan of Boiron’s Children’s Chestal Cough homeopathic medicine for some time now. And when I was asked to share with my readers, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!

Here’s why I love Children’s Chestal:

  • Children’s Chestal is safe for children ages 2 and up. Unlike most other cough medications that you can’t give until they are 4 or even older, this one is okay when they’re younger. My two year old, Joshua, who is somewhat prone to asthma-like symptoms, will settle down with Chestal. I love that I can safely give it to him at this age.
  • It works fast and is very effective. Within 20 minutes, there is a significant decrease in coughing.
  • It tastes delicious and my children all love it. There is no whining and crying about not wanting to take Chestal; in fact, my kids ask for it! They even pester me about it.
  • It contains no artificial flavors or colors.

Children’s Chestal is meant to temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation. It can help to loosen mucus and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive. The honey in Children’s Chestal coats the throat to soothe any irritation and is rich in antioxidants. Chestal is a homeopathic remedy, meaning the medications are safe, natural, and have no side effects. You can learn more about Boiron homeopathics on their website.

Children’s Chestal has seen us through many colds and coughs and has proven to be a very effective remedy. I always stock up because I never like to run out!

Bottom line: in my opinion, Children’s Chestal is one of the safest, most effective cough medications available and it tastes great. That’s a winning combination for any parent.

And psst – there’s a Chestal for adults too, that works equally well!

Buy It:

You can find Chestal at stores like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and Amazon.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Boiron for the free product I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.
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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Sounds great – I would love to try it.

  2. alena svetelska says:

    i would like to try chestal medicine

  3. Jennifer Rogers says:

    I like that it is safe for Children ages 2 and up!

  4. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ says:

    I like that it contains no artificial flavors or colors

  5. Tiffany Greene says:

    It contains no artificial flavors or colors

  6. I like that it doesn’t pose a danger if there were to be an accidental overdose.

  7. The honey flavor excites me because my kids hate yucky medicine. thank you

  8. John Joseph says:

    the fact it doesnt taste nasty

  9. Aletha Scott says:

    My child is now old enough to take it!

  10. amy deeter says:

    it dont taste gross

  11. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    This is great! I love that i can give it to my 2tr old! Thanks!

  12. Trung Nguyen says:

    I like that it contains no artificial flavors or colors

  13. I love that it doesn’t have any unhealthy ingredients!

  14. it’s safe to use!

  15. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I love that its safe to use on children as young as 2

  16. Nyeasia Pippin says:

    I think a lot of medicines should have natural products in them! This is great and I bet kids would take it without any hesitation!

  17. We have tried Chestal before, so I love that it works great, tastes great and does not contain scary ingredients!

  18. I like that it is homeopathic and great tasting

  19. Tanya White says:

    i would try chestal medicine, i like that it safe for children 2 and up!

  20. Jennifer Hiles says:

    I like that you can use it on younger children

  21. Caroline B/Andrea maes says:

    I love how it is homeopathic!!

  22. Sue Sassaman says:

    Has anyone tried Chestal for Kids…1 ML for a cat? Have tried Pet Alive, and not working. Cat is 12 years old and all the Prednisone shots (1 every 2 months for years) gave her cancer which she had to have operated on. Am hoping I don’t hurt her as this product is “All Natural”, so hopefully the Cat will be ok. E-mail me please if you have tried this. Thank you.

    • Hi Sue, I would ask your vet before giving your cat anything like this. Chestal is homeopathic, but cats can be very sensitive. I’m all for all natural things, but I wouldn’t risk it in this case without consulting an expert first.
      I hope your kitty feels better soon!


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