Sunday, August 23, 2009

Herbs for Kids

There is a brand of tinctures, and other things, that I like that works well for children it's called- Herbs for Kids. I have tried several of them and thought they worked great, their Cherry Bark Formula is wonderful for little ones colds. I always have a bottle of this in my Medicine Box when Cold season rolls around. Here is a link to a site where you can check them out- Herbs for Kids.

Cherry Bark Formula-
Herbal treatment to soothe a raw throat, for coughs- dry/hacking.
It contains-
Cherry Bark- calms the brain's cough impulse
Thyme- specific for calming children's coughs
Mullein Leaves- relaxing expectorant
Peppermint Leaves- opens the bronchial tubes
Oregon Grape Root- antibacterial to fight infection

Treating a cough or cold is hard, there are so many differnt types of cough. So to treat it you need to use the herbs that are specific for each type.

Other things you might try for a child's dry-cough-
Licorice root tea to soothe the throat
Eliminate dairy and soy foods until better

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