Calming herbs for children
Excellent soothing qualities of herbs such as lavender, chamomile, Valerian, mint, motherwort, hop cones, and Melissa. They can be easily found at the pharmacy. Of these herbs, you must prepare the broth according to the instructions on the package. Then you should take 5 liters of water 1/4 Cup of broth cooked and redeem it kid for 10-15 minutes. To achieve the effect you need to undertake a course of bathing. It usually consists of 8 treatments (1 every 2-3 days).
After bathing, gently Pat baby's skin with a soft towel, lay in bed, in a headboard where you will place the bag of calico fabric with soothing herbs. It can be Melissa, hop cones, lavender flowers, or St. John's wort.
This procedure can be carried out not only before sleep but also during the day.
Soothing herbal teas for children
Well-proven chamomile tea. For its preparation take a tablespoon of chamomile and fill it with two cups of boiling water. Allow to steep, then strain. In a glass of the tea, add two teaspoons of natural honey.
If the drink is too concentrated, dilute it with water.
For children under the age let's 4-5 times a day not more than two teaspoons at a time, from 1 to 3 years - two tablespoons 5 times a day, from 3 to 6 years - five tablespoons 5 times a day, and after 6 years - a glass 3 times a day.
For making peppermint tea you will need:
- 2 tbsp mint;
- 1 tablespoon of hop cones;
- 1 tbsp of Valerian root.
Herbal mixture pour 100 ml of hot water, leave the mixture for 30 minutes and strain. Give your baby the same way as chamomile tea.
Great calming effect has a peppermint tea with chamomile and fennel. For its preparation take a tablespoon of mint, chamomile and fennel, pour 100 ml of boiling water, allow to stand for about 40 minutes and strain. Give your child two teaspoons of the resulting beverage in the morning and evening. Newborn this tea can give also to deal with gases in the intestine. In addition, this drink is very useful for nursing mothers. It stimulates lactation.
Tea with chamomile and Melissa, take 50 grams of chamomile, lemon balm and fennel. This mixture pour a Cup of water, bring to a boil, remove from heat and leave for 20 minutes. After that strain and give your child two teaspoons of this means 2 times a day.
Remember that before applying soothing herbs for a child, be sure to consult a pediatrician. Some of them can cause allergic reactions or dry skin.