Children’s Calming Tea

December 18th, 2005

1/2 part oatstraw 1/2 part Comfrey leaf 1/2 part Catnip 1/2 part passion flower 1 part Licorice 1 part Slippery Elm 1 part Rose petals 2 parts Chamomile 2 parts Spearmint or Peppermint

Simmer for 10 minutes, cover and let sit for 10 mins. Strain and give 1/3rd every 4-6 hours as needed.

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Children Can Suffer From Depression Too

December 17th, 2005

“Many doctors and psychiatrists prescribe synthetic anti-depressants for children with Depression or other developmental disorders.

While these medications certainly do have their place, it is my experience that they are significantly over prescribed, without first investigating more natural and equally effective alternatives.

It is alarming to see how many children are on a cocktail of prescription scheduled anti-depressants and psycho-stimulants. Often the drugs cause more complications than the original problem itself.

The use of strong scheduled drugs for children also often replaces proper assessment and the use of a complete and thorough treatment program for the child and the family” - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist.

Diagnosis of childhood Depression

Childhood Depression is not always as easily diagnosed as adult Depression and can be masked. Children who are depressed do not always look sad and ‘down’ all the time, but may have other persistent symptoms that indicate that there is a problem.

If you suspect that your child may be suffering from Depression, it is always best to consult a psychologist for diagnosis and to determine the underlying causes of the Depression. Children and especially teenagers who talk about suicide should always be taken seriously.

While this is sometimes a way to get attention or may be something the child learned about at school, it could be serious and it is always better to be safe and have your child properly assessed.

Never discontinue prescription medication without first consulting your doctor or a health care professional who is experienced in natural medicine.

Symptoms of Childhood Depression

What is MindSootheJR?

Because of the increasing demand for a safe, natural herbal treatment for children with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, or those with Autism and related disorders, Native Remedies has developed MindSootheJR Using the same highly successful formula as MindSoothe (adult version), MindSootheJR contains St John’s Wort and Passiflora in child-friendly dosage.

Regular use of MindSootheJR will:

  • Assist in the treatment of Child and Teen Depression
  • Reduce anger, mood swings and oppositional behavior in children with ODD
  • Help to optimize levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, often implicated in some of the secondary symptoms of Autism and PDD.
  • Reduce Anxiety and symptoms of childhood OCD
  • Assist with Concentration and behavioral difficulties associated with childhood Depression
  • Improve confidence and lift mood in children with Anxiety and self esteem problems linked to Depression

Safe all herbal Anti-Depressant for children without the side effects of prescription anti-depressants

How does MindSootheJR work and what are the ingredients?

The ingredients in MindSootheJR are well researched and have been shown to be effective in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Both are very well respected naturopathic Herbs and have been safely used for centuries.

Depression is often associated with an imbalance in certain neurotransmitters in the brain, especially serotonin. This is often caused by stress, but may also be hereditary or linked to disorders like Autism or other developmental disorders.

St John’s Wort, one of the principle ingredients in MindSootheJR is widely used as a treatment for Depression and other disorders associated with serotonin imbalance. It has been well researched and many clinical studies have demonstrated that it can be highly effective in the treatment of Depression and other mood disorders.

Passiflora has been extensively used by naturopaths as a calmative and to reduce irritability, restlessness and Anxiety. It acts as a natural tranquilizer, without further aggravating the symptoms of Depression, which can happen with the use of some Herbs like Valerian.

The proportion of St John’s Wort and Passiflora in the remedy has been carefully calculated to ensure therapeutic dosage and maximum effectiveness.

How has MindSootheJR helped others?

“Thank you for your reply….we have a very long and complex story behind our seven yr. old - the short of it is that in just 24 hrs, we noticed a very positive change in him from both of these products. Unbelievable to both my husband and myself. At this point, in the very initial stages of the products’ use, I cannot even begin to explain how pleased we are with the results - you have NO IDEA from whence we came! Thank you more than you’ll ever know.” - Rebecca G.

“Thank you for recommending MindSootheJR for my 10 year old daughter. We were both going through a difficult time after my divorce and I was literally tearing my hair out with her, yet knowing that she was hurting like I was. I noticed that she was much calmer from the first day. She has been taking MindSoothe for about 6 weeks now and I have my sunny, happy girl back again!” Jeanette, U.S.A.

“My son has ADHD. - he always struggled to complete his work and I think that he became depressed because he was always in trouble. We started him on your Focus remedy which helped but he was still very angry and irritable with everyone. MindSootheJR took away the irritability from Day One and he is now doing very well at school and at home” Malcolm, Durban

“I have a child with Autism and the doctors recommended that I put him on prescription anti-depressants. One recommended wellbutrin and the other said that paxil would work, but I am not in favor because my child is only 6 years old. We have used the MindSootheJR for a few weeks and I just wanted to inform you that he is much less restless and seems calmer than before, making it easier for me and my wife. I also notice that he does not flap his hands around so much and he used to pick at his skin which is much less now too - only when he is very tired.” - Danny, CT

How old must the child be?

MindSootheJR can safely be used by children from about the age of 6. Children younger than 6 can also use MindSoothe but should be supervised by a health care practitioner.

Caution : Never discontinue prescription medication without first consulting your doctor or a health care professional who is experienced in natural medicine. Do not use MindSootheJR together with other prescription anti-depressants. If your child is very fair in complexion, use a sun block if there is excessive exposure to sun as St John’s Wort can sometimes increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunburn.

How quickly will it work?

MindSootheJR contains two different ingredients, which act in different ways.

The Passiflora takes effect very quickly, especially when presented in tincture form. You should notice that your child is calmer, less irritable and less easily frustrated.

St John’s Wort works by preventing the over-metabolism of serotonin and the effect is gradual, taking 3 - 5 weeks to reach its full potential. Within this period you should notice a gradual improvement in mood and behavior, as well as Concentration.

It is important that MindSootheJR be used regularly as recommended. Continue use for about 6 months and then gradually taper off over a period of about 3 weeks. If symptoms do not return it will not be necessary to continue treatment.

How do I administer MindSootheJR?

Instead of the capsules used in the adult formula, MindSootheJR comes in convenient and easy to administer drop form.

Determining dosage is easy as MindSootheJR is especially formulated to be administered at the dosage of one drop per age year of the child.

Dosage: (dilute in 25 - 50 ml water or juice) Use one drop per age year of the child twice daily. For children over the age of 15 years please see our adult formula.

Simply dilute MindSootheJR in a little water or juice (about 1/4 glass). No more fussing and pleading with your child to swallow pills or capsules. Use the recommended dosage in your child’s favorite juice - Nothing could be easier!

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of MindSootheJr will last 30-45 days.

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Throat and Tonsil Infections

December 8th, 2005

All about Throats and Tonsils

Throats and tonsils are very vulnerable to infection. The throat is the passage through which we take in air - either directly or through the nose. The air that we breathe contains many pollutants (e.g. cigarette smoke or environmental pollution) as well as viruses and bacteria that may infect us with the Flu and other illnesses.

Throats may become swollen, red and painful when viruses like the common cold or Flu attack throat tissue. A bacterial condition commonly called ’Strep Throat’ (caused by streptococcus bacteria) can also result in extremely Sore Throat and infected throat tissue.

The throat also contains our tonsils, which are two sacs of lymphatic tissue situated at the back of the throat. Tonsils are extremely important in protecting the body against infection and help to guard against inhaled or ingested organisms. They also produce antibodies which help to fight against nose and Throat Infections. They may easily become infected, especially in childhood. Symptoms of Tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, Sore Throat, difficulty swallowing, bad smelling breath, fever, listlessness, flushed cheeks and a glassy eyed look.

Unfortunately recurring Tonsillitis often leads to a Tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils). Although doctors these days are more aware of the important role of the tonsils in Immune Functioning and children’s tonsils are not whipped out quite as readily as they once were, this is still fairly standard practice for children who suffer from recurring bouts of Tonsillitis and is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on children.

Once the tonsils have been removed, children lose a very important line of defense against infection and may be more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, as well as Allergies. It is therefore important to be sure that there are no other options before agreeing to a Tonsillectomy.

How are Throat Infections and Tonsillitis usually treated?

For Sore Throat caused by viral infection like Colds or Flu, treatment usually involves OTC (over the counter) medicines like pain killers and lozenges to suck until the infection clears. Strep Throat and Tonsillitis are usually treated by antibiotics. While antibiotics can quickly clear the infection within a couple of days, regular use can weaken the Immune System and result in recurring infections.

It is important that Strep Throat and Tonsillitis are treated as they can lead to further infections elsewhere in the body. However, it is also important to know that antibiotics and OTC remedies are not the only options for treating these conditions.

There are many effective natural alternatives to OTC medicines and antibiotics routinely prescribed for Strep Throat and Tonsillitis.

Natural herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can help to safely reduce the symptoms of these conditions, clear the infection, cut recovery time and also strengthen the Immune System to prevent recurring infection.

What is Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Throat and Tonsil Dr is our unique 100% blend of herbal and homeopathic ingredients, especially chosen for their ability to treat all the major symptoms of Throat Infections, including Strep Throat and Tonsillitis.

It may be used either at the very first signs of infection to prevent throat and tonsil infections and may also be combined with FloraFlu tablets for throat and tonsil conditions associated with Colds and Flu.

To prevent recurring infection and to assist with the recovery process, we recommend that Throat and Tonsil Dr be used together with OralFlu Protect - our very effective homeopathic oral Flu vaccine. These two remedies may also be combined with FloraFlu in the case of Sore Throat or Tonsillitis associated with Colds or full blown Flu.

Use Throat and Tonsil Dr. to:

What are the Ingredients of Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Gelsemium 6C:is a homeopathic remedy well-known for its ability to reduce the symptoms of Sore Throat and influenza. It is also an effective Hayfever remedy and has a calming and soothing effect.

Mercurius solubilis (Merc. Sol.) 6C has been used medicinally in its raw form since the times of Ancient Egypt to treat a range of infections. However, in more recent times, medicinal use of raw Merc. Sol. was discontinued due to the aggressive nature of Merc. Sol. and the risk of side effects. However, in its homeopathic form, one receives the therapeutic benefits of Merc. Sol. without the associated side effects. Used homeopathically, Merc. Sol. is extremely effective in the treatment of all mouth and Throat Infections, including infected throats, tonsils, tooth abscess and oral thrush. It is also recommended for fever as well as infections of the Sinus and ears.

Belladonna 30C: A Homeopathic remedy used for fast relief of acute fever, pain, Headaches, Sore Throat, swollen tonsils, dry cough and inflammation and is especially effective for illnesses which have a sudden onset.

Gallium aperine (also known as Cleavers): is an excellent cleansing tonic and has a particularly beneficial effect on all the lymph glands, including the tonsils. Gallium aperine is effective in relieving swollen tonsils and other lymph glands and is also recommended for glandular fever.

Salvia officinalis has a beneficial effect on all conditions of the mouth and throat and has well-known herbal astringent, antibiotic and Antiseptic properties

Lactose (inactive ingredient)

(Throat and Tonsil Dr contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has Throat and Tonsil Dr helped others?

“My daughter has suffered from tonsil infections for years and some seasons it seemed like it was just antibiotic after antibiotic until my doctor recommended removing her tonsils. I really couldn’t agree with that and found your website after a search for alternatives. To say I was skeptical is an understatement but anything was worth trying. To my surprise, your Throat and Tonsil tablets were successful from the start! Since the first treatment 8 months ago, there have been no antibiotics and no recurring problems. She had a Sore Throat once and we started the treatment and it seemed to go away by itself without developing anything. I am holding thumbs that we have found a lasting solution and have subsequently used some of your other remedies with good results. Thank you!” Diana.

“The combination of Throat and Tonsil Dr and FloraFlu is magic! As a mother, I will never be without them in the house. ” Pamela M.

“I can definitely recommend Throat and Tonsil Dr for anyone with children who have problems with tonsilitis. This remedy has been a real blessing in our home, especially with my middle daughter who was always off school due to tonsils. ” Lorrie K.

How do I use Throat and Tonsil Dr?

Throat and Tonsil Dr comes in small sucking tablets that may be dissolved or chewed in the mouth.

Dosage:

Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 30 minutes until symptoms subside. Thereafter take 2 tablets three times daily for up to 7 days.

For babies and very small children, Throat and Tonsil Dr may be used in 1/2 dose (one tablet) and crushed into a powder which is then sprinkled on the tongue or diluted in a little warm water.

To prevent recurring infection and to assist with the recovery process, we recommend that Throat and Tonsil Dr be used together with OralFlu Protect - our very effective homeopathic oral Flu vaccine.

These two remedies may also be combined with FloraFlu in the case of Sore Throat or Tonsillitis associated with Colds or full blown Flu.

How long until I see results?

Especially when combined with OralFlu Protect, Throat and Tonsil Dr will almost immediately begin to reduce symptoms and you should begin to notice improvement within the first few hours, with further improvement as time progresses. Please remember to complete the course.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of Throat and Tonsil Dr contains 150 tablets and should be sufficient for treatment of a number of throat and tonsil infections.

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Aromatherapy For Babies

December 8th, 2005

Before reading this article keep in mind that most doctors don’t recommend the use of aromatherapy on babies that re less than three months old. This is because the nasal and skin tissues of an infant are very sensitive and easily irritated by anything but the blandest of substances. Once your baby is past that age consult with your doctor to make sure that the use of Essential Oils is right for your child.

Traditionally Essential Oils are used to purify the air in a Nursery and calm and relax the infant. The safest and gentlest way to introduce Essential Oils into the Nursery is to put the oils in a Diffuser so the molecules of the oil are dispersed through the air. You can also dilute about ten drops of the oil in a bottle of distilled water and mist that around the Nursery and the baby’s Bedding. Remember always that if your baby starts sneezing, tearing or fretting that it may not be time to introduce aromatherapy into your baby’s life.

For best results try to choose high quality oils. The inexpensive stuff is cut with crude substances and alcohols and can be overwhelming to the delicate system of a baby.

Try to choose oils that are organically grown as they are usually of the highest quality. Avoid purchasing oils in plastic or clear bottles as light and other factors can cause the oil to degrade and lose efficacy. The highest quality aromatherapy oils are usually sold in dark brown bottles that protect them from disintegrating light rays.

There are several oils that are highly recommended for use with babies. Some are mood enhancers, some are room disinfectants and many are a combination of both.

Lavender and roman Chamomile are the best two oils that you can use in a mist or a Diffuser to calm a fussy baby. A blend of Vanilla and Orange oils is a favorite blend for mothers who just want to keep the baby in a happy mood as both oils have the reputation of being mood elevators for children. Peppermint or Spearmint oils are stimulating to the brain. and may help babies learn faster.

You can also add a few drops of Chamomile or Lavender oil to a baby’s bath to help prepare them physically and psychologically for naptime. Keep in mind though that all oils added to a bath must first be generously diluted in Carrier Oil such as Almond or Olive Oil. Never pour Essential Oil drops directly into a bath as that can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin.

The safest aromatherapy oils to use as disinfectants and purifiers for the air are Geranium, Lavender and Eucalyptus. Lavender sprayed directly onto your babies Bedding and allowed to dry before placing the baby back in the Crib also helps get rid of allergens and dust mites. Eucalyptus is best used for babies who have a cold or respiratory problems.

Used in a cautious manner, Essential Oils can not only help you calm and cheer your infant, but they can also mask any unpleasant odors that are always a part of a mother’s life.

About the author

Liz Santher is a aromatherapy enthusiast and freelance author.

http://www.AromaTherapySecret.com

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Lice Treatment

November 28th, 2005

Apply Olive Oil to head, getting hair saturated, and rubbing it into the scalp, especially behind the ears and at the base of the head. Put a shower cap over the hair and have them sleep in it.

In the morning, wash hair good. You’ll probably have to shampoo several times to get all the oil out. Using the little comb, get all the eggs out that you can see. Wash again, and add Lavender Essential Oil to the final rinse.

Continue by washing all linens, Sheets, Towels, etc. Vacuum upholstered furniture, carpet and drapes. Wash hair brushes, combs, ribbons, barrettes, etc.

Put all Stuffed Animals and things that can’t be washed into a double trash bag and knotting the top. Leave them in there a week or so.

Each morning when my friend fixed her daughter’s hair, she misted it first with Lavender Essential Oil and water from a spray bottle.

This regimen finally got rid of the problem. She continued misting with the Lavender Essential Oil and water each morning, as a preventative measure.

Good luck!

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Dealing With Anxiety In Children

November 7th, 2005

What problems does K-OK Kiddie Calmer address?

Children are also vulnerable to stress. Some children suffer from Anxiety and shyness and may struggle to adjust to new situations like school and friendships.

Others experience worries about their safety or have intense fear of the dark, insects, animals or other creatures.

How can K-OK Kiddie Calmer help?

K-OK is a safe, natural, homeopathic remedy especially formulated by a Clinical Psychologist to soothe and calm anxious and fearful children. K-OK is manufactured in pillule form in a safe Lactose base.

The small pillules can be sucked in the mouth and are easily accepted by children.

K-OK can be used in three ways:

  • Reduce Anxiety and help your child to feel more secure and confident
  • Assists children who are clingy and who cry easily
  • Help your child overcome specific fears like fear of the dark, insects, etc.
  • K-OK can also be used in cases of acute shock or distress to calm and soothe your child safely and naturally.

Children’s remedies

Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial color and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat.

Even some of the more natural, herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children.

As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children.

All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally. While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself.

The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards. - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

How has K-OK Kiddie Calmer helped others?

“Thank you for your reply….we have a very long and complex story behind our seven yr. old - the short of it is that in just 24 hrs, we noticed a very positive change in him from both of these products. Unbelievable to both my husband and myself. At this point, in the very initial stages of the products’ use, I cannot even begin to explain how pleased we are with the results - you have NO IDEA from whence we came! Thank you more than you’ll ever know.” - Rebecca G.

“My 5 year old daughter is a very nervous child always clinging to my skirts. When she started pre-school her teacher said that she was not settling in because she was shy and cried easily. I did not want to give her any strong medication, but nothing I did helped her. My sister told me about ‘Kiddie Calmer’ and I liked the idea of something natural. Well things have changed for my daughter. I think she will always be shy, but she is playing with the other children and is much happier at pre-school now.” Phoebe, USA

“Dear Michelle, I have given my son the Kiddie Calmer and BrightSpark and have seen a great difference. His marks have improved overall from his first report to his second report. He actually said to me that he can concentrate better. Just to give you an idea, the school he attends has a marking system of 1 to 5 on the report cards, meaning 1 = is excellent; 2 = is good 3 = is fine/average; 4 = is weak/needs attention and 5 = is very weak/failure. On his first report card he received on his developmental scores (which is broken into may categories like fine, gross, audio, visual etc,) only on 2, some 3’s and quite a few 4’s and was quite shy still, did isolate himself sometimes from the class and could not grasp the rules of the phonics. On his second report card he did not get a single 4 only mainly 2’s and some 3’s had improved with his self confidence and now new the rules of the phonics. Now isn’t this fantastic. He still needs work on his self-esteem but my mom has also noticed and improvement. He has had a speech assessment and the therapist concluded that he needs some help to improve his expressive language. As you know he has been diagnosed with sensible integration dysfunction, he is receiving occupational therapy for this. He has shown an improvement with his tactile defensiveness but whilst the schools were out for a 3 week holiday recently and I was not giving him the BrightSpark and Kiddie Calmer, I certainly noticed that he had become more tactile again, crying and becoming upset with children (and his brother) irritating him (as he calls it).

I am so grateful for your product and have told my friends about it, hopefully they will give it a try.

Kindest Regards and thank you for your dedication to thousand of people who have similar problems. SM (Johannesburg)”

“I have been having my son use Kiddie Calmer and it has been very successful for him. He has said other things we have tried haven’t worked. He is in a gifted program and his mind is always racing, he said it is like a CD that he can’t turn off. When he takes the K-OK, he is able to relax.” - Alesia, USA

K-OK has been a real blessing to my son. He is the anxious type who cried every morning before kindergarten, but he is really settling in well now. I am so grateful for your help!” - Melissa Carstens, USA

“It is wonderful to know that my child does not have to take prescription drugs anymore after three years. She sucks her K-OK Kiddie Calmer and likes the taste and it has really calmed her a lot as it promised. She feels much better and behaves more like a normal kid now, rather than clutching onto my skirt for deal life every time someone speaks to her!” - Thanks from a happy mother.

“My little girl was so scared of the dark that she woke up screaming every night and we always had to sit with her. She was also scared of bugs so that she wouldn’t go outside alone. All that is much better now, thanks to K-OK!” - Nolene , USA

“My 8 year old son has had major separation Anxiety since kindergarten. Nothing at all worked to help him get over this misery he was feeling. He would vomit, have diarrhea each morning before school from being so nervous and upset. At wits end, I got online and found K-OK Kiddie Calmer. It has been unbelievable. I know it is supposed to take about 3-4 weeks to show the calming effect but after two days of taking the K-OK, my son has not shed a tear, gotten nervous or sick from Anxiety. It has been amazing. I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found you! My son is a happy, confident, calm child and I thank you!” - Cindy, TN, USA

K-OK Kiddie Calmer contains the following proven Homeopathic Remedies in child-safe strengths:

Silica (6C) - a proven homeopathic remedy for nervous exhaustion, shyness and Anxiety

Aconite (6C) - used to alleviate fears and phobias, Anxiety and restlessness

How do I use K-OK Kiddie Calmer?

For anxious, shy or fearful children: Suck five pillules twice a day in a clean mouth.

For shock: Suck five pillules every half hour in a clean mouth until child is calm.

Use on an empty stomach.

Cautions: Avoid strong mint flavored candies.

If necessary, K-OK Kiddie Calmer can be taken together with PureCalm for maximum effectiveness against Anxiety

How long until I see results?

In the case of shock and extreme distress, improvement is noted almost immediately.

When used to treat shyness, phobias and general Anxiety, a gradual improvement will be noted over a period of 3 - 6 weeks.

Continue for up to 12 weeks and then stop treatment to see whether symptoms return. If symptoms do not return, then only use if needed for shock.

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Herbal Medicine For Children

October 24th, 2005

Herbalists use the leaves, flowers, stems, berries, and roots of plants to prevent, relieve, and treat illness. From a “scientific” perspective, many herbal treatments are considered experimental. The reality is, however, that Herbal Medicine has a long and respected history.

Many familiar medications of the twentieth century were developed from ancient healing traditions that treated health problems with specific plants. Today, science has isolated the medicinal properties of a large number of botanicals, and their healing components have been extracted and analyzed.

Many plant components are now synthesized in large laboratories for use in pharmaceutical preparations. For example, vincristine (an antitumor drug), digitalis (a heart regulator), and ephedrine (a bronchodilator used to decrease respiratory congestion) were all originally discovered through research on plants.

The History of Herbal Medicine

The history of herbology is inextricably intertwined with that of modern medicine. Many drugs listed as conventional medications were originally derived from plants. Salicylic acid, a precursor of aspirin, was originally derived from White Willow Bark and the meadowsweet plant. Cinchona Bark is the source of malaria-fighting quinine.

Vincristine, used to treat certain types of Cancer, comes from periwinkle. The opium poppy yields morphine, codeine, and paregoric, a treatment for diarrhea Laudanum, a tincture of the opium poppy, was the favored tranquilizer in Victorian times. Even today, morphine-the most important alkaloid of the opium poppy-remains the standard against which new synthetic pain relieves are measured.

Prior to the discovery and subsequent synthesis of antibiotics, the herb Echinacea (which comes from the plant commonly known as purple coneflower) was one of the most widely prescribed medicines in the United States. For centuries, herbalists prescribed Echinacea to fight infection. Today, research confirms that the herb boosts the Immune System by stimulating the production of disease-fighting white blood cells.

The use of plants as medicine is older than recorded history. As mute witness to this fact, Marshmallow root, hyacinth, and Yarrow have been found carefully tucked around the bones of a Stone Age man in Iraq. These three medicinal Herbs continue to be used today. Marshmallow root is a demulcent herb, soothing to inflamed or irritated mucous membranes, such as a Sore Throat or irritated digestive tract.

Hyacinth is a diuretic that encourages tissues to give up excess water. Yarrow is a time-honored cold and fever remedy that may once have been used much as aspirin is today. In 2735 B.C., the Chinese emperor Shen Nung wrote an authoritative treatise on Herbs that is still in use today. Shen Nung recommended the use of ma huang (known as Ephedra in the Western world), for example, against respiratory distress.

Ephedrine, extracted from Ephedra, is widely used as a decongestant. You’ll find it in its synthetic form, pseudoephedrine, in many allergy, Sinus, and cold-relief medications produced by large pharmaceutical companies. The records of King Hammurabi of Babylon (c. 1800 B.C.) include instructions for using medicinal plants. Hammurabi prescribed the use of mint for digestive disorders.

Modern research has confirmed that Peppermint does indeed relieve nausea and vomiting by mildly anesthetizing the lining of the stomach. The entire Middle East has a rich history of herbal healing. There are texts surviving from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India that describe and illustrate the use of many medicinal plant products, including Castor Oil, linseed oil, and white poppies. In the scriptural book of Ezekiel, which dates from the sixth century B.C., we find this admonition regarding plant life: “. . . and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and leaf thereof for medicine.”

Egyptian hieroglyphs show physicians of the first and second centuries A.D. treating Constipation with senna pods, and using caraway and Peppermint to relieve digestive upsets. Throughout the Middle Ages, home-grown botanicals were the only medicines readily available, and for centuries, no self-respecting household would be without a carefully tended and extensively used herb garden. For the most part, herbal healing lore was passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Mother taught daughter; the village herbalist taught a promising apprentice.

By the seventeenth century, the knowledge of Herbal Medicine was widely disseminated throughout Europe. In 1649, Nicholas Culpeper wrote A Physical Directory, and a few years later produced The English Physician. This respected herbal pharmacopeia was one of the first manuals that the layperson could use for health care, and it is still widely referred to and quoted today.

Culpeper had studied at Cambridge University and was meant to become a great doctor, in the academic sense of the word. Instead, he chose to apprentice to an apothecary and eventually set up his own shop. He served the poor people of London and became known as their neighborhood doctor.

The herbal he created was meant for the layperson. The first U.S. Pharmacopeia was published in 1820. This volume included an authoritative listing of herbal drugs, with descriptions of their properties, uses, dosages, and tests of purity. It was periodically revised and became the legal standard for medical compounds in 1906.

But as Western medicine evolved from an art to a science in the nineteenth century, information that had at one time been widely available became the domain of comparatively few. Once scientific methods were developed to extract and synthesize the active ingredients in plants, pharmaceutical laboratories took over from providers of medicinal Herbs as the producers of drugs.

The use of Herbs, which for most of history had been mainstream medical practice, began to be considered unscientific, or at least unconventional, and to fall into relative obscurity.

Herbal Medicine Today

Today, the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, with its reliance on herbal compounds, has been all but forgotten. Most modern physicians rely on the Physician’s Desk Reference, an extensive listing of chemically manufactured drugs.

It is important to note that each entry in this enormous volume, in addition to specifying the chemical compound and actions of a particular drug, also includes an extensive list of contraindications and possible side effects. Rather than using a whole plant, pharmacologists identify, isolate, extract, and synthesize individual components, thus capturing the active properties.

This can create problems, however. In addition to active ingredients, plants contain Minerals, Vitamins, volatile oils, glycosides, alkaloids, bioflavanoids, and other substances that are important in supporting a particular herb’s medicinal properties.

These elements also provide an important natural safeguard Isolated or synthesized active compounds can become toxic in relatively small doses; it usually takes a much greater amount of a whole herb, with all of its components, to reach a toxic level. Herbs are medicines, however, and they can have powerful effects. They should not be taken lightly.

The suggestions for herbal treatments are not intended to substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner, but rather to support and assist you in understanding and working with your physician’s advice.

There are over 750,000 plants on earth. Relatively speaking, only a very few of the healing Herbs have been studied scientifically. And because modern pharmacology looks for one active ingredient and seeks to isolate it to the exclusion of all the others, most of the research that is done on plants continues to focus on identifying and isolating active ingredients, rather than studying the medicinal properties of whole plants.

Herbalists, however, consider that the power of a plant lies in the interaction of all its ingredients. Plants used as medicines offer synergistic interactions between ingredients both known and unknown. The efficacy of many medicinal plants has been validated by scientists abroad, from Europe to the Orient.

Thanks to modern technology, science can now identify some of the specific properties and interactions of botanical constituents. With this scientific documentation, we now know why certain Herbs are effective against certain conditions. However, almost all of the current research validating Herbal Medicine has been done in Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Russia.

And for the most part, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for licensing all new drugs (or any substances for which medicinal properties are claimed) for use in the United States, does not recognize or accept findings from across the sea. Doctors and government agencies want to see American scientific studies before recognizing the effectiveness of a plant as medicine.

Yet even though substantial research is being done in other countries, drug companies and laboratories in the United States so far have not chosen to put much money or resources into botanical research. The result is that Herbal Medicine does not have the same place of importance or level of acceptance in this country as it does in other countries.

Working With an Herbalist

As of this writing, there is no national licensing or Certification for herbalists in the United States. If you wish to locate a qualified herbalist, the best place to start is probably in your local herb shop or health food store. They may be able to refer you to a knowledgeable herbalist who can advise you.

If you are unable to locate an herbalist this way, you may wish to contact the Herb Research Foundation, located at 1007 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (telephone 303-440-2265) for suggestions. An herbalist may assess your child’s health needs in a variety of ways.

Along with taking your child’s history, methods of observation used by herbalists include pulse and tongue diagnosis, abdominal diagnosis, and iridology, which involves the correlation of minute markings on the iris with specific parts of the body.

After making an evaluation of your child, an herbalist can be expected to suggest individual Herbs or herbal combinations known to be beneficial for your child’s particular condition. An herbalist will often recommend Herbs or herbal combinations to both strengthen the underlying system or organ and to relieve symptoms.

Ask your herbalist when the preparation can be expected to effect an improvement in your child’s condition. When you administer an herbal prescription, observe how the preparation makes your child feel. Promptly report improvement, lack of improvement, or any side effects to your herbalist.

If the specified amount of time passes without any change in your child’s symptoms, it is important to report this, too. A change in prescription may be indicated.

Treating Your Child With Herbs

The power and potency of the healing Herbs are very real. Every herbal treatment suggested in this book has specific healing properties, carefully balanced to create a particular action within your child’s body. Natural medicines are not like manufactured drugs. Herbal preparations work gently, so they take time to act internally.

When you give your child an herbal preparation, begin with a small amount. Watch closely for signs that symptoms are easing. Observe how the preparation makes your child feel. Using herbal treatment requires observation, coupled with good judgment. Natural herbal preparations are generally well tolerated by children.

Most Herbs are nontoxic, with few, if any, harmful side effects. However, it is important to know the action and possible side effects of an herb before you give it. Although it is very unusual, some children may show signs of sensitivity to a particular herb. Reactions can include a headache, an upset stomach, or a rash.

If your child has a reaction, discontinue use of the herb. If your child is responding favorably to the herb, but the reaction is too intense, either decrease the dosage or discontinue use of the herb. For example, say your child is constipated and you administer a Laxative herb. If your child begins having diarrhea, you have obviously achieved relief of Constipation. It’s the right idea, but the reaction is too intense.

Use your judgment and discontinue the herb. Likewise, if you are giving an herb with expectorant properties and your child begins coughing up large quantities of mucus, you should consider decreasing the dose so expectoration is manageable. Herbal treatment is useful for both acute and chronic conditions.

It is also valuable in maintaining health and preventing illness. Many of the herbal preparations recommended in this book will help boost the immune response and help arm your child against recurrent infections.

Common Herbs and Herbal Preparations

Herbs are available in a variety of forms, including fresh, dried, in tablets or capsules, or bottled in liquid form. You can buy them individually or in mixtures formulated for specific conditions. Whatever type of product you choose, the quality of an herbal preparation-be it in capsule, tablet, tea, tincture, bath, compress, poultice, or ointment form-is only as good as the quality of the raw herb from which it was made.

Generally, Herbs fall into two categories: wild-grown and farm-grown. A wild-grown herb is one that grows naturally, without human intervention. As a result of natural selection, plants tend to be found in places with conditions that optimize their growth.

For example, Horsetail grows best in moist, swampy areas, while arnica thrives at high altitudes in alpine meadows. The process of gathering Herbs from their natural habitats is called wildcrafting. The disadvantage of wild-grown Herbs is that there is no guarantee the plants haven’t been exposed to chemicals and pesticides.

Herbs harvested from a meadow, for example, may have been exposed to chemical drift from a crop-dusted farm nearby. Exhaust fumes from passing traffic may have settled invisibly on plants growing near a country road. Water-loving plants, like Horsetail, may be rooted in the bank of a polluted stream.

Because of the possibility of contamination, unless you are very sure of the source of wildcrafted Herbs, Organic Herbs grown commercially may be a better choice. Organic farm-grown Herbs are becoming increasingly available, as more and more herb farms are being established.

With careful management, Organic herb farms can provide a steady supply of quality Herbs to the consumer. To produce top-quality products, herb farmers require a great deal of specialized knowledge. For maximum potency, it is important that particular Herbs be harvested at the optimum moment.

For example, Echinacea is gathered in the spring, winter, and fall, but not in summer, when the plant’s energies are concentrated on growth and flowering. Responsible farmers use compost and Organic matter to fertilize and replenish the health of the soil. For obvious reasons, we favor the use of certified organically grown Herbs, produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides.

As of this writing, not all states have agencies inspecting and certifying Organic growers, so to be sure you are getting pure, pesticide-free Herbs grown without chemical contamination, check the label for the words “certified Organic” before you make a purchase.

The name of the certifying agency should be specified on the label. Two reliable organizations that certify Organic products are the Organic Growers and Buyers Association and California Certified Organic Farmers.

Organic products grown in the states of Washington and Texas should be certified Organic by the Department of Agriculture of the relevant state. As of this writing, federal legislation on requirements for labeling a product “Organic” has been passed, but is not yet being fully implemented.

Once it is, it should be easier to be sure that you are buying a genuine Organic product. Hopefully this will take place in the next few years. The herbal treatments recommended here include Teas, baths, compresses, poultices, oils, and ointments.

In some instances, you will be starting from scratch and preparing herbal treatments for your child. Some of the most commonly used herbal treatments and their applications are reviewed in the following table

Administering Herbal Treatment

Herbs and prepared herbal compounds are available in different forms, each of which has its own particular characteristics. Your health food store will have individual Herbs as well as complex herbal formulations, including raw Herbs, tinctures, extracts, capsules, tablets, lozenges, and ointments. Here’s a look at what’s available.

Tinctures

If the label says tincture, the preparation contains alcohol. In a tincture, alcohol is employed to extract and concentrate the active properties of the herb. Alcohol is also a very effective natural preservative. Because a tincture is easily assimilated by the body, it is a very effective way to administer herbal compounds.

Tinctures are concentrated and cost-effective. However, the full taste of the herb comes through very strongly in a tincture. Children-and adults, too-may find the taste of some Herbs unpleasant. Goldenseal, for example, is bitter-tasting. Another concern when using tinctures is the presence of the alcohol.

If you wish to lessen the amount of alcohol in a tincture before giving it to your child, mix the appropriate dose with one-quarter cup of very hot water. After about five minutes, most of the taste of the alcohol will have evaporated away, and the mixture should be cool enough to drink.

Extracts

Extracts can be made with alcohol, like tinctures, or the essence of the herb can be leached out with water. When purchasing a liquid extract of an herb, the only way to be certain of the extraction process (alcohol or water) is to read the label.

Extracts offer essentially the same advantages and disadvantages that tinctures do. They are the most concentrated form of herbal treatment and therefore the most cost-effective. They are easy to administer, but have a strong herbal taste.

Capsules and Tablets

Capsules and tablets contain a ground or powdered form of raw herb. In general, there seems to be little difference between the two in terms of clinical results. Because finely milled Herbs degrade quickly, it is important that Herbs be freshly ground and then promptly encapsulated or tabeleted, within twenty-four hours of being powdered.

When making your selection, read the label to make sure fresh Herbs have been used in the product. With the exception of certain herbal concentrates in capsule form, both capsules and tablets tend to be much less strong and potent than tinctures and extracts.

Teas

There are many delicious blends of herbal Teas on the shelves of your health food store; they need no introduction here. You’ll find loose Herbs ready for steeping, herbal formulations aimed at specific conditions, and convenient pre-bagged Teas. Some are just for sipping; some are medicinal.

When your child is ill, a comforting cup of herbal tea (medicinal or not) is a wonderful way to give additional liquids.

Lozenges

Herbal-based, nutrient-rich, naturally sweetened lozenges are readily available in most health food shops. You’ll find cold-fighting formulas, natural cough suppressants, some with decongestant properties. Many are boosted with natural Vitamin C. Choose lozenges made without refined sugar.

Ointments, Salves, and Rubs

From Calendula ointment (for broken skin and wounds) to Goldenseal (for infections, rashes, and skin irritations) to Aloe Vera gel (to cool and speed the healing of minor burns, including sunburn) to heat-producing Herbs (for muscle aches and strains), there’s a wealth of topical herbal-based products on the market. Your selection will depend on the condition you are treating.

When administering herbal treatment, you can follow the same basic suggestions that you would for administering conventional medications. If the taste of an herb is too strong, dilute the appropriate dosage in a little juice or water.

Tableted Herbs or capsules can be mixed with a spoonful of cream-style cereal or applesauce, or dissolved in sweet fruit juice. For older children, herbal Teas can tee sweetened with honey (a child under eighteen months old should never be allowed to take honey because there is a risk of infant botulism, which can be fatal).

For an infant, the herbal tea can be mixed with mother’s milk or formula and put into a bottle, an eyedropper, or empty syringe (without the needle), and gently squirted inside the child’s mouth. A nursing mother can also take an adult dose of an Herbal Remedy, and the effect will be transmitted by her Breast Milk.

When treating your child with Herbal Remedies, use your judgment and common sense. The herbal treatments recommended in this book are gentle and have been especially selected for use on children.

It is still possible, however, for any herb to cause adverse reactions in some children. If your child develops a rash, a stomachache, a headache, or any other new symptom after treatment with an Herbal Remedy, discontinue using the herb and consult with your health care provider.

Adverse reactions are unusual if Herbal Remedies are used in recommended doses. Problems are more likely to occur if an herb is overused-if the dosage is too high or if the herb is given continuously for too long. Chamomile, for example, may cause a child to develop an allergy to ragweed if given on a daily basis for too long; the prolonged use of Licorice can lead to High Blood Pressure.

This is why, even if an herb is beneficial for a chronic condition, it is not usually recommended that an Herbal Remedy be given on an ongoing basis, but rather that it be used for set periods of time, or alternated with another remedy or remedies. When using herbal treatment-as with most other aspects of a healthy life-moderation is the key.

If you have any question about the use of a particular herb, consult with a qualified herbalist or health care professional. Herbal Medicine has a long history, and a time-tested, valuable place in the treatment of many common health problems.

Because they act gently, Herbs are particularly suitable for treating children. When using Herbs to treat an illness, often you not only help to alleviate symptoms, but also to address an underlying problem and strengthen the overall functioning of a particular organ or system.

Herbs are readily available-they can even be grown in your own back yard. To be sure you are getting the best and purest product possible, however, we recommend that you use certified organically grown Herbs.

The more you use Herbs, the more comfortable you will become with this gentle, effective form of health care.

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Using Essential Oils With Children

October 11th, 2005

To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of Essential Oil C(try Lavender) on a tissue and keep it nearby when you are feeding him or her. He will come to associate the aroma with love and comfort. Use this scent at night to help him sleep.

When you leave the child with a sitter the aroma will comfort and reassure him. Use 1 drop Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve Teething Pain in children

Children love it when their bath water smells good. Lavender and Roman Chamomile are good choices for small children. It is best to add the Essential Oils to some milk or liquid Soap before adding to the tub. Use 1-3 total drops per bath.

Be sure to keep all bottles of Essential Oils away from children. When planning a children’s party choose the Citrus oils like Orange and Mandarin to use in the Diffuser or Aroma Lamp. They are happy yet calming scents that all children love.

Citrus oils can be used as natural cleaning agents around the house. Simply add a few drops of Orange, Lemon, Bergamot or Mandarin oil to water, moisten a clean cloth with the mixture and wipe down children’s rooms and school bags.

Scent children’s drawers containing nighttime clothing with Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oils applied to cotton balls. Works for Moms too! Sweet Dreams!

Dosages

Essential Oil use: Children respond very well to LOW Dosages of Essential Oils especially for anger and irritability. Use 1/3 the adult dose.When using Essential Oils with children, please remember their skin is very delicate.

When adding Essential Oils to a bath be sure to blend the correct # of drops with about 16 oz of water, shake well, then add this mixture to the bath water. Use only those oils safe for children. A few are Lavender, Geranium and Rose. Use 1/2 the usual amount.

Children’s Dosages: Use half the usual dosage when diffusing Essential Oils in a child’s room.

Crying/Irritable Baby

Put 1 drop Lavender on your shoulder and rock the baby to sleep while the baby’s head rest on your shoulder. For more detailed information on using Essential Oils with baies and Children we recommend the book Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby By Allison England, R.N.

Roman Chamomile is soothing for Tantrums and will also promote a good nights sleep. Put 1 drop on the pillow at bedtime. Used in the bath they can be blended with liquid Soap to help them disperse. Use a lower dosage, 50% or 1/2 the recommended amount if Pregnant or Breastfeeding, with children or the elderly.

The number of drops of Essential Oils used should vary in direct proportion to body weight, taking into account the age of the person as well as mental and physical health. The very old should use the same number of drops as children and babies half the amount of children.

Sweet Orange - The Oil of Happiness Warm and sunny, excellent for Depression,stress, Tension, frustration and Anxiety.Orange helps to lift the spirits and promote joy. A great scent for children.Why not use in a Diffuser or Aroma Lamp today. Another way to use Essential Oils is a hand or foot massage.

Children love a hand massage and who doesn’t like their feet rubbed. Lavender would be a good choice. Remember everyone likes to be pampered.Use 3-5 drops of Essential Oils per Tablespoon of Base Oil. Use 1/2 the adult dose for children.Choose Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel or any other unscented Carrier Oil.

Here’s a great blend for sneaker sachets:

two teaspoons Essential Oil of Sandalwood one teaspoon Essential Oil of Tea Tree one half teaspoon each Essential Oils of Lemon and Grapefruit one fourth teaspoon each Essential Oils of Spruce and Lavender(if you have girls, put a bit more Lavender oil in) 4 cups natural Clay kitty litter Stir the oils into the kitty litter in a glass jar, cover and let the mixture age for a week. Put those mismatched or threadbare socks to good use….fill four of them with the sachet blend and close them with rubber bands.

Tangerine oil has a scent similar to Mandarin but contains NO anthranilic acid ester and therefore has no sedative effects. anthranilic acid Esters are highly sedative. Mandarin is wonderful to use with children suffering from Anxiety, nervousness or stress. Make this oil your first choice with children. Great for adults as well. Eucalyptus Smithi is the only Eucalyptus Essential Oil that should be used on children.

Eucalyptus Globulus which is the most common is usually rectified and is not suitable for children. A top note in aromatherapy, this oil is said to be helpful for chest infections, to facilitate breathing. It is also an effective analgesic. Aslo suitable for the elderly.

At the first sign of a stuffy nose place 1 drop of Eucalyptus on the corner of your pillow. This can sometimes even stop a cold from coming on. For young children use Eucalyptus Smithi a much safer oil.

For Colds and coughs.

Under the bed place a bowl of boiling water to which you have added 3 drops of Eucalyptus Oil. Use Eucalyptus Smithi which is safer for children. The steam will rise releasing the molecules into the room. According to the book do not use Eucalyptus on babies younger than 2 months. From The Complete Book of Essential Oil and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.

When using Essential Oils in the bath for children be sure to dilute in a Carrier Oil like Sweet Almond Oil or whole milk.Use 1/2 the usual adult dosage. (6-8 drops is an adult dose) Lavender and Chamomile are ideal.

If you have children living away from home be sure they have a bottle of Tea Tree oil. My son was recently in New York on business and aquired numerous spider bites. His calf was swollen, hot, and very painful. He picked up a bottle of Tea Tree at a nearby store and he happily reported the next day that it really worked! Dried it up, swelling down, no pain or itching.

A Soothing Tip for Babies and Children

Place 4 drops Lavender and 4 drops Chamomile on a tissue and place between the Sheets 1/2 hour before bedtime. Remove tissue before child gets in bed. Use this tip yourself and tuck inside your pillowcase.

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!


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