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Herbal Remedies for Infants & Children – Colds, Congestion & Coughs

Herb: Thyme. Remedy: Make an infusion with 1 level tsp herb to 1 cup of water. Give 1~2 cups a day.

An infusion is the simplest way to prepare the more delicate aerial parts of plants, especially leaves and flowers, for use as a medicine or as a revitalizing or relaxing drink. It is made in a similar way to tea, using either a single herb or a combination of herbs, and may be drunk hot or cold.

1. Place the herb in the strainer of the tisane cup and place the strainer int he cup. Fill the cup with freshly boiled water.

2. Cover the cup with the lid and infuse for 5~10 minutes before removing the tisane strainer. Add a teaspoon of honey to sweeten, if desired.

Standard Quantity

CUP 1 tsp (2~3g) dried or 2 tsp (4~6g) fresh herb (or mixture of herbs) to a cup of water (this makes 1 dose).

POT 20g dried herb or 30g fresh herb (or a mixture of different herbs) to 2 cups (500ml) of water.

Standard Dosage

Take 3~4 doses (2 cup/500ml) each day.

Storage

Store in a covered jug in a refrigerator or cool place for up to 24 hours.

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Herbal Remedies for Infants & Children – Diaper Rash & Inflamed Skin Rashes

Herb: Chickweed. Remedy: Apply ointment 1~2 times a day.

Herb: Calendula. Remedy: Apply ointment or cream to clean dry skin at each diaper change. (NOTE for diaper rash, the ointment is best).

Herbs: Calendula, nettle. Remedy: Make an infusion with 1 level tsp of each herb to 1 cup of water. Give 1~2 cups a day.

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Herbal Remedies for Infants & Children – Diarrhea and Constipation

Diarrhea

Herbs: Agrimony, common plantain

Remedy: Make an infusion using 15g of either herb to 2 cups (500ml) of water and give up to 2 cups each day.

Constipation

Herbs: Linseed, slippery elm

Remedy: Give 1 tsp of linseed or slippery elm with a large glass of water each day.

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Herbal Remedies for Infants and Children – Digestive Upsets

Digestive Upsets: that results in diarrhea and constipation can the be the result of food intolerance or allergy in infants, especially when dairy products are introduced into the diet. Other minor digestive upsets due to infection or inflammation can be cause of loss of appetite.

Herb: Ginger, Remedy: Give 1/4 level tsp of powder with 1/2 cup of hot water 1-2 times a day.

Herb:  German chamomile, Remedy: Make an infusion with 1 level tsp to 1 cup of water. Give up to 3 cups a day.

Herb: Anise, fennel. Remedy: Make an infusion with 1 level tsp of either of the seeds to 1 cup of water. Give up to 2 cups a day.

Herb: Slippery elm. Remedy: Mix 1 tsp of powder with hot water to make a paste, then blend with cold or warm water as required and flavor with honey, cinnamon, or maple syrup. Give up to 50g powder in doses during the day.

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