How would you like to boost your child’s immunity this fall with safe, effective, herbal remedies?

Imagine what it would be like with fewer doctor’s visits, missed days of school, and a full night’s sleep!

If you love being prepared… consider stocking your medicine cabinet with these five botanicals.

Here are my favorite herbal remedies for children’s health.

Herbs For Kids

5 Botanicals To Boost Your Child’s immunity

#1 Andrographis

  • Primarily used in Chinese medicine, Andrographis has been known to help reduce secondary infections; like pneumonia.
  • The botanical is bitter and cold and I would use it during signs of heat; such as a fever. As an antimicrobial, it kills bacteria, and reduces sore throats, coughs, and fevers. Source.
  • Use this for colds, and coughs, and to prevent pneumonia.

👉You could blend THIS with elderberry syrup for kids.

#2 Echinacea

  • Effective for both viral and bacterial infections, it is the prime remedy to support your child’s body.
  • Great for upper respiratory tract illnesses such as laryngitis, tonsillitis, and congestion of the nose and sinuses.
  • I’ll also use Echinacea at the first for a sign of a cold or urinary tract infection.

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#3 Elderberry – Sambucus nigra

Filled with Vitamins A, B, and C, Elderberries act as an antioxidant and has been proven to reduce flu symptoms by four days in this study.

👉Kids love the taste of Elderberry Syrup and we often make this one Or Purchase Gaia Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup For Kids

#4 Ginger

  • The fresh rootstock of ginger is used as a diaphoretic to heat the body and rid it of infection naturally by raising your body temperature.
  • It’s also used as carminative aiding digestion and elimination soothing the gut wall and easing gripping pains. Keep in mind, that the dried ginger root may be too strong for children!!!
  • 👉Personally, I will make Fresh Ginger Root tea for myself or dried ginger tea.
  • For the kids, I’ll make an herbal syrup with ginger or use Herb Pharm Immune Avenger so it’s not too spicy for them!

#5 Astragalus

  • Known for its immune-supporting properties, Astragalus is deep immune support when used for long periods of time. Not for when you just get sick!
  • Start by adding Astragalus root to your soups and teas before your little one gets sick.
  • “Astragalus herb also supports deep immune function by promoting normal levels of specific immune cells and aids in their function.
  • Astragalus appears especially effective when immune function is stressed by environmental or endogenous challenges.” Source
  • 👉LOOK FOR Astragalus root slices when purchasing.  We like mountainroseherbs.com but you may find it at your local herbal grocery shop.

Herbal Tea For Toddlers

Astragalus Apple Juice

Ingredients

  • Astragalus root slices
  • Apple Juice {optional}

Instructions

  1. 1. Take 3 cups of boiling water
  2. 2. Add 3 Astragalus root slices to the water
  3. 3. Cover and let steep 20 minutes
  4. 4. Strain, cool and add apple juice to taste
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Other tips to keep your kids healthy all year

  • Add Vitamin D daily for your child’s health in the winter months – THIS WAS A GAME CHANGER.  I love this company https://amzn.to/33XMWE7
  • Consider adding Vitamin Zinc – always take it with food as it can cause nausea
  • >>>>wash, wash, wash their hands every single day when they get home from school- I think we learned this with Covid!
  • >>clean the sippy cup straws!
  • encourage fruits and vegetables
  • boost their immunity with Vitamin D., Vitamin C, and probiotics
  • consider taking out dairy if they continue to get ear infections
  • encourage sleep with herbal remedies
  • skip the sugar as it lower’s their immune system

 

Conclusion

If your children are getting sick a lot, notice their diet first! Often our picky eaters love cheese and bread! See if you can sneak in high-quality foods in shakes and soups – even if they have to watch TV while eating them!

Start with the Astragalus juice recipe, then consider sneaking in Echinacea to their juice or sippy cups  With time, your children will grow to love herbs as medicine.

Be patient. Try one herb at a time. Take notes.  Your children will learn to love making tea with you.

xo

Tara

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References:

  • Hoffman, David; The herbal handbook, A user’s guide to medical herbalism
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032030/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15080016

 

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