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Herbs and Herbal Remedy for Children

More parents are considering the use of herbal remedies to maintain their children’s good health and to treat their illnesses. They look to pediatricians and other primary care clinicians for advice concerning the safety and efficacy of herbal products for children.

Herbal Remedies and Children

The combination of Skullcap, Chamomile, Fennel, Hops, and Catnip calms, balances, and nourishes the nervous system and is wonderful for soothing the over-energized, anxious, or exhausted child. Relieves tension throughout the body, encouraging the free flow of creative energy and appropriate responses to stress. This is an effective herbal cure for children ailments.

Ginger root is used worldwide for safe and effective relief of nausea, providing relief from symptoms of stomach flu or any of the upset stomach aches of childhood. One of the most important ways to get natural herbal relief from stomach ailments.

Herbal Medicines for Children

Scientific herbal research confirms the anti-viral activity of these traditional tonic herbs. Includes a combination of Echinacea, Hyssop, Thyme, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass and Ginger to help ease symptoms. These herbs are immune stimulants as well as being antiviral.

A soothing blend of Thyme, Mullein, Peppermint, Cherry Bark, Orange Peel, Hops Strobiles, Horehound, Pleurisy Root and Orange Grape Root to help your child get the rest he needs. Helps ease dry "hacking", irritable coughs and wet productive coughs, as well as aiding in expectoration.

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is an herbal relaxant that can soothe an agitated nervous system. Helpful in treating teething or colic and the onset of colds, it can serve as a digestive aid. A few drops of tincture before bedtime will calm fussy children, and a couple of drops before meals can serve as a digestive aid.

Mullein flower (Verbascum spp.), in the form of warmed oil, is helpful for treating bronchial congestion or simple ear infections associated with colds and flus. Gladstar says she has seen mullein and/or garlic work in 95 percent of cases of her own children and others’, unless there is a long history of infection or the case is quite serious.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is an antacid that neutralizes excess acids in the stomach and intestines and stimulates digestion. Fennel tea tastes good and is used to treat colic, improve digestion and expel gas.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is used for bronchial congestion, sore throat, coughs and inflammation of the digestive tract. Use it in syrups and teas, or give children licorice sticks to chew.

Children Herbal Antibiotic

Ingredients: 2 cups wate, ½ teaspoon echinacea root, ½ teaspoon licorice root and ½ teaspoon barberry bark
Method: Place water and herbs in a saucepan. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain out herbs. For a 50-pound child, give 1 cup of tea or half a dropperful (30 drops) of tincture daily. To improve the flavor, the tea can be mixed with an equal amount of juice. In fact, homemade apple and grape juice, unlike bottled juices, contain strong antiviral agents that fight colds and flu.


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