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Traditional Herbal Helps for Babies and Children

Kids like herbs too!  They respond well to herbs and recover quickly with their use. Just make sure you follow the dosing schedule below. If you would like I would be happy to discuss your child’s specific needs. Email or call me with questions.

ALLERGIES/ASTHMA – Liquid Hawthorn Extract, licorice and lobelia along with the homeopathic asthma. Echinacea/Goldenseal, Astragalus (do not use in presence of a fever), Vitamin C w/Bioflavanoids, Zinc or Zinc Lozenges.

ANEMIA – Liquid Red Clover– gentle blood and liver builder and soothing to the nerves.
Liquid Chlorophyll from Alfalfa has 12 vitamins and 12 minerals plus a touch of spearmint. This is great for a child who eats very little vegetables.

BONES – Liquid Calcium or Herbal CA opened and placed in applesauce.

TEETH – Black Walnut Extract-loaded with important trace minerals essential for bones and tooth enamel.

BEVERAGESHerbal Punch-A nutritious concentrate that tastes like wild cherry and is full of healthful ingredients.

COLIC – Catnip and Fennel Extract. Dilute. Excellent for digestive distress, cramps, nausea, allergy. Tasty.

COLONLB extract-gently feeds and stimulates the liver, gallbladder, and colon. Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice. Flax Seed oil(sluggish).  Magnesium tablets chewed up is the first and best choice. Bulk slippery elm in juice for fiber if needed.  Bifidophilus – open the capsule and place the content in yogurt or apple sauce.

DIARRHEA – Hydrated Bentonite, Slippery Elm blended in diluted apple juice, Red Raspberry extract.

FLUHerbasaurs Elderberry Chewable-Clinically proven to shorten the duration of the flu and tastes great.

VIRUSES VS-C liquid (also helpful for warts). Pau d’Arco Extract-Builds immune/blood vitality. Peppermint oil-rub a few drops over the liver/gallbladder area. Dilute with a carrier oil if skin is tender.

INJURIESHealing A-C Cream containing Arnica and Calendula-excellent healers for bruises, burns, rashes, wounds. Inflammation or Pain Homeopathic-Taken internally for accelerated wound healing. Tei Fu Oils-very impressive results if applied immediately to a bruise or welt.

NERVES – Licorice Extract/Hawthorn extract for nerve and blood sugar stabilization, brain energy. Lobelia essence, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Tei fu-a few drops of each oil and a few droppers of lobelia rubbed down the neck and spine. Sress-J extract internally for stress and to help get to sleep.

LUNGS – ALJ-Liquid used for allergies, asthma, mucous congestion, sinus.

SINUSESCC-A with Yerba Santa-immune help and expectorant. Herbal Cough Syrup-Natural and efficient Add Dulse if persistent. DHA or Omega 3-EPA-strengthens lungs and sinuses for cold prevention in winter especially.

UPSET STOMACHPapaya Mint Chewables-upset tummy, indigestion, great for a treat. Hydrated Bentonite , a clay suspension that absorbs toxins, or slippery elm-stomach flu, food poisoning, diarrhea.

YEASTPau d’Arco Extract, Black Walnut Extract, Acidophilus, Bifidophilus, Candida Homeopathic-antifungal, immune builders.

FUNGUS – Avoid sugar, yeast bread, dairy, desserts, fruit juices until it clears. Topically you can apply Tea Tree Oil.

VITAMINS – Herbasaurs Chewable and Liquid Multi. or liquid VitaWave. Chewable Antioxidant/ Chewable Elderberry for immunity. Thai Go and Red Clover (toxin drainage/transport), DHA supports cellular structure, brain health, and immunity.

Here is the dosage chart that will tell you how much to give to your child depending on their age and weight. The dosage is in comparison to the normal adult dosage.

  • 1/2 dose for children 10-14 years
  • 1/3 dose for children 6- 10 years
  • 1/4 dose for children 2-6 years
  • 1/8 dose for infants and babies

If you have questions about any of the products listed or to see if they are right for your child, or for dosages specifically for your child please email me at Paige at mynsp dot com.

For more information about Paige and find out more about Nature’s Sunshine visit my web site: Natural Health Answers


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