Tired of using Tylenol for a fever? Here are seven tried and true holistic remedies to reduce a fever fast

Tired of using Tylenol for a fever? Here are seven tried and true holistic remedies to reduce a fever fast

What if there was a better way to lower a fever? A safer way.

In this post, I’ll share my proven herbal and holistic methods for reducing a fever fast – naturally.

So, what is a fever?

  • Any temp over 100.4 is a fever to watch.
  • A moderate fever is 101-103.5 and is of concern.
  • A high fever is over 103.5.

But wait, always listen to your gut and call your child’s pediatrician with any fever of concern and especially with children under six months of age.

So, what is the secret to lowering a fever?

How to get rid of a fever fast at home

#1 Encourage your child to sleep

Encouraging your child to sleep may help them “burn” the fever off, and if you were up all night – this will give everyone a breath to relax.

Some well-known, safe botanicals for children to sleep are chamomile, and lemon balm, and you can even add a single drop of valerian root tincture to a cup of tea to encourage sleep for kids over two years of again.

  • Try a cup of chamomile tea with a drop of lemon balm tincture and/or valerian root tincture to encourage sleep.

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#2 Alternate anti-viral herbal tinctures every hour

The antivirals will help “break the fever” and reduce the need for antibiotics.

Choose one antiviral and offer the correct tincture dosing to your child every hour. Keep a close eye on them and don’t overdose.

Anti-viral herbs for kids

  • Lemon Balm tea or tincture
  • Echinacea tincture
  • Elderberry syrup or tincture
  • Ginger tincture or tea {Best for older kids, the tea may increase a fever, keep that in mind for young children}
  • Garlic tincture {you can eat raw garlic for older kids and adults}

Of course, there are other anti-viral herbs, but these are my favorite for kids!

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#3 Supplements

How to bring down a fever in a child naturally

Open the windows, change the sheets, make a pot of chicken soup and try the suggestions above.

You’ll also want to boost their immunity with vitamins. Consider adding in:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc {always offer with food or they may vomit!}

#4 Essential oils for a fever

I also like to pat them down with a diluted water of peppermint essential oil.

This is suggested for kids over two years of age.

  • Try 1 drop of oil per 1 cup of water and place the washcloth in the bowl. Wipe down their back, feet, and chest if they’ll let you!

#5 Homeopathic medicine for high fever in a child

I usually don’t use homeopathy for fever, unless it came on quickly after the cold weather begins {Usually Aconite 30c will help}, because it may spike the fever and with little children, you want to be careful.

If you love homeopathic remedies and know how to choose the remedy, this is a good site to learn from: https://www.drhomeo.com/fever/flu-viral-fever-and-homeopathy-treatment/

#6 Tea to reduce a fever

You’ll also want to offer cooling teas to toddlers and big kids. My little girl loves peppermint tea, but only use it with kids two or older.

Make a cup of tea. Cover and steep for 5 min. Add honey for kids over one year of age. Then cool it down with ice and offer it to your child.

Some teas to consider are:

  • Spearmint
  • Lemon Balm
  • Elderflower
  • Chamomile

#7 Moxa to reduce a fever

If you love acupuncture, you can buy your own moxa sticks {I love these} and place on the point – BL2 Windgate – place the moxa on the left and right side of T2 of your child’s upper back. Make sure they don’t move, so they don’t get burned! Moxa is great for fast relief when you get the point correct.

Why am I picking on Tylenol?

Because just one dose of medication can affect your child’s gut health. Plus, Tylenol reduces glutathione, which is an antioxidant in your body and it helps you detoxify. With less glutathione, your body has a harder time detoxifying viruses and colds.

Conclusion

Herbs, homeopathy, moxa, and boosting immunity with diet and supplements can help lower your child’s fever fast and reduce secondary infections. Also, keep in mind a fever is a good thing when it’s not too high. Read that again 👈

Try to let it run its course and use herbal medicine to help soothe your child to sleep. Of course, if they are uncomfortable you can always offer conventional medication when needed.

So, do you think you’ll give these a try? Let me know in the comment area below.

xo

Tara

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4 must-have homeopathic teething remedies

4 must-have homeopathic teething remedies

It’s frustrating and exhausting when your little one is teething.

Late nights. Crying. Screaming. Wanting to be held.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your child during the teething years, without all the Tylenol?

Imagine what it would be like if you knew the exact remedies to help your child go back faster without wasting money on products that don’t work.

Let me show you how.

But hang on.

The fastest remedies below are homeopathic, so you’ll want to read this post and learn how to use homeopathy properly, so you don’t waste time and money on products you don’t need.

Want to get started?

In this post, I’m going to share my favorite homeopathic remedies to keep your little one from overusing Tylonal and antibiotics during the teething years.

First…


How do you know when a baby is teething?

Look for these symptoms in your little one…

  • Green diarrhea
  • Screaming, crying
  • Drooling (which can cause a facial rash)
  • Swollen, sensitive gums
  • A tooth visible below the gum
  • Chewing everything.. nothing is off limits!
  • Irritability or fussiness, wanting to be held
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Refusing to eat
  • Rubbing face and ears
  • You either feel bad for them or want to kill them! (These are two key homeopathic remedies to watch for)

Homeopathic teething remedies

The two most popular remedies for teething are Chamomilla 30c and Pulsatilla 30c.

Keep this in mind. These are sugar tablets, you would place in their mouth to suck on or put in their bottle.

Watch this for tips and tricks with using homeopathic medicine and babies.

Let’s explore both of these.

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The must-have homeopathic remedies for teething

#1 Chamomilla 30c Symptoms

  • One cheek may be red with one spot
  • Likes cold drinks
  • Wants to be held and stops crying when held*
  • Mom is annoyed or wants to scream at the child*
  • Pain unbearable- cries out in sleep
  • Green diarrhea with stools
  • May have a cough
  • Dosing: Give one dose of Chamomilla 30c wait and repeat if necessary. Stop if you don’t see a positive result or the child’s behavior gets worse.

#2 Pulsatilla 30c Symptoms

  • mouth dry, thirstless
  • Mom feels sorry for her little one*
  • the child is anxious at night
  • wants to be carried
  • sensitive & whiny
  • better for fresh air

Another favorite for children who will not sleep while teething…

#3 Coffea Cruda 30c Symptoms

  • sensitive to pain
  • worse at night
  • will not sleep – even if they’ve had 2 doses of Tylenol!
  • shooting pain feels better when holding ice water in the mouth

You can also combine Coffea Cruda with Chamomilla for relief.

Watch this video to review these remedies together!

#4 Camilia teething relief

Camila teething relief is a popular teething product for children combining three homeopathic remedies for pain and inflammation. It would also help reduce recurring ear infections. Served in a liquid pouch, it’s easy for administrating to babies. Keep in mind, this is a blended formula so it may or may not work for you. And always, watch for symptoms BEFORE dosing.

Chamomile tea for teething

Alternatively, you can make a cup of chamomile tea or use a chamomile tincture to reduce the teething pain.

  • To make a cup of tea: Take 1 tsp. of dried Chamomile tea to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and let steep 5-7 minutes. Sweeten with maple syrup for children under 1 year of age or raw honey for children over one year. Cool it down with an ice cube and add to their bottle or place a facecloth in the tea and put in the refrigerator for the baby to suck on.

Tinctures for teething

How to get a teething baby to sleep

Momma’s sleep deprivation usually begins when your little one starts teething. Homeopathic remedies should work to help your baby get to sleep faster. If they do not, you can try a glycerine tincture to help them relax.

  • Herb Pharm fast asleep works well with homeopathy to encourage a good night’s sleep. Double-check the dosing based on your child’s age and weight.
Also, read….

Using homeopathy is safe and easier than you think. Just remember, stop if you don’t see any improvements such as the child going to sleep, they began drinking, or crying stopped.

These remedies will also reduce fevers and ear infections often associated with teething years.

Warmly~ Tara

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8 Tips to make homeopathic medicine work for you

8 Tips to make homeopathic medicine work for you

Did you know, that the majority of parents are using homeopathic medicine incorrectly?

There are 8 simple steps to make it work for you.

If you’ve tried using those little sugar tablets with no results, keep reading.

But, first…

What is homeopathy and how does it work?

  • “Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.”
  • The remedies are so diluted that, based on chemistry, it is difficult to find any molecules of the original substance in the remedy YET, they are very mighty!
  • They are safe enough for children and the elderly, yet potent enough that you could create adverse effects if you do not know the principles.

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How is homeopathy made?

  • Homeopathic medicine is made from minerals, plants, animals, poisons of animals, and bees and then diluted or successed {or shaken.}
  • The first stage in preparing a homeopathic remedy is to create a tincture or “mother tincture” by diluting the material in vegetable alcohol.
  • Then, the triturated mixture is repeatedly diluted and shaken or succussed for hours or days, depending on the potency or strength.
  • This process of diluting and succussing is called potentization. The potentized homeopathic medicine is then added to lactose tablets or pills.

How does homeopathy work?

  • One theory is that succession creates an electrochemical pattern that is stored in the dilutant and spreads like a liquid crystal through the body’s own water.
  • A second thought is the dilution process triggers electromagnetic imprinting which directly affects the electromagnetic field of the body.
  • It seems all sort of “woo woo” until you see the results.
What dosing should you purchase?
  • Ideally, you would need 1 dose, 1 time.
  • But often, we purchase blends of homeopathic medicine and it doesn’t “hit the spot” as it should
What is the Infinitesimal Dose?
  • The more a remedy is diluted and succussed (vigorously shaken), the stronger it becomes a cure. For example, 1M is stronger than 6c.
  • Always begin with 6 or 30c, unless working with a professional homeopath.
  • You can purchase homeopathic tablets as 6, 9, 12, 24, or 30 c or x.
  • >>>>I feel comfortable with purchasing 6c or 30c tablets for acute remedies.

How do you take homeopathy?

  • Tip a tablet into the lid of the bottle and tip it into your mouth without touching it.
  • Nothing will happen if you touch it, but you MAY absorb some of the “medicine”
    • Or tip in on the palm of the person taking the remedy; try not to touch the remedy if you are giving it to someone.
    • For babies? Add it to their bottle or toddlers to their sippy cup. Then wash the bottle or sippy cup with hot water.
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    • Never put back any tablets that have fallen out
    • Try not to eat, drink or brush your teeth for 10-20 minutes before or after taking a remedy
    • You should feel a shift occur if it is negative in any way STOP and wait.
    • You may have an increase in symptoms and then it will resolve. If you are not seeing results don’t repeat. There should be a beginning, middle, and end to your symptoms.

Homeopathy medicine acts as a catalyst, the remedy stimulating the body’s own vital force to heal itself.

Homeopathy for babies & toddlers

  • For Babies; Crush the tablet between two spoons and tipped dry onto the tongue.
  • Or alternatively, dilute the small sugar pill in water and/or a bottle. {clean any item with hot water so the next person doesn’t get the remedy}
    • Dilute in water and use a syringe to insert into their mouth
    • Dilute in milk, water, or juice in a sippy cup
    • Place on a spoon to eat
    • Toddlers can put in their mouth with a spoon

7 Things that Interfere with homeopathy

  • #1 Camphor (used as an ingredient in many cosmetics and salves, such as Tiger Balm, Blistex, Vick’s Vapor rub, Noxzema, Chapstick, Carmex, Sea Breeze, some shaving creams, liniments, and many other products which have a similar odor is a universal antidote and should be avoided.
  • #2 Electric Blankets.
  • #3 Certain Holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, craniosacral manipulation, polarity therapy, e.t.c. should not be used simultaneously with homeopathy.
  • #4 Strong odors in the mouth or the environment at the time of taking the remedy can inactivate the homeopathic medicine. That’s why we recommend taking the remedy at least 30 minutes before or 1 hour after eating, drinking (water is allowed), chewing gum, brushing your teeth, and smoking.
  • #5 Major dental work
  • #6 Excessive, and in some cases even moderate consumption of coffee and stimulants
  • #7 Street drugs, including marijuana

8 Tips to Make Homeopathic Medicine work for you

  1. Prescribe according to the urgency and unique symptoms
  2. Use one remedy at a time
  3. Avoid combined remedies
  4. Stop if you see an improvement
  5. Start again if the same symptom returns; repeat as needed
  6. If you have given 3-6 doses and have had no response, stop and reassess
  7. Change the remedy if the symptoms change and/or get worse
  8. Always seek professional help if your symptoms recur or do not improve
Use the Homeopathic Principles to guide you to ensure great results
      • Law Of Similars-
          • “Let like be cured with like”
          • Any substance that makes you ill can also cure you.
          • By symptoms, homeopathy means those changes that are felt by the patient or observer which may be associated with the disease.
      • The Single Remedy
          • Classical homeopathy gives one remedy at a time to gauge its effect more precisely than would be possible if two or more remedies were given together.
      • The Law of Cure
        • As someone becomes well, symptoms move from the innermost organs of the body to the outer organs
        • Cure moves from within to without
        • Cure takes place from above to below
      • Minimal Dose
        • Less is more, wait and see.
        • How little can I use and still produce a result?

A few questions I’ve been asked….

My favorite homeopathic kit

  • I love the Homeopathyworks.com : 50 remedy kit 30c
  • I found this one on amazon that is similar. You want one with 6 or 30c dosing.

My favorite Homeopathic Books

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Conclusion

Homeopathic medicine works when you use it correctly. The symptoms may get worse at first AND then they should resolve. For example, your fever may spike— and then it should drop. This would be a good thing.

If the symptoms continue to get worse, stop the dosing.

It takes time and patience to learn how to use homeopathy and when you do learn the remedies, they will last you a lifetime.

Warmly~ Tara

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3 Homeopathic remedies for croup

3 Homeopathic remedies for croup

What if you could stop a croup cough – fast?

As a new mom of twins, waking up to the sound of croup was so terrifying.

The classic ringing, barking cough created fear throughout the home and always at midnight!

You can stop the croup fast, with these homeopathic remedies.

Croup Symptoms

What is croup?

  • Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and sometimes the bronchi (the air passages between the throat and the lung).
  • It usually accompanies a mild upper respiratory infection and the child wakes with a dry, barking, ringing cough. When this ringing, barking cough subsides, the common cold usually follows.
  • Croup typically strikes children between the ages of two and four and startles your deep sleep between 12-2 am.

Croup Sound

I’ve found, that homeopathy is the fastest way to stop a croup cough in the middle of the night.

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Aconite (Aconitum Napellus)-30C

Take Aconite 30c at the onset of croup if your child has these symptoms.

  • Here the cough is dry, loud, and barking and the child is exceedingly restless and anxious- usually, awakes in the middle of the night between 12-2 am.
  • They are better off open-air and often, thirsty.
    These symptoms are the very picture of Aconite.
    If, after an hour, symptoms persist, give a second dose of Aconite. This is usually all that is needed. The child should be sleeping by now.

Spongia (Spongia Tosta)- 30C

  • If, however, after another hour, your child’s breathing is harsh and hard and the barking, ringing cough continues, give Spongia 30c.
  • The throat is sensitive to touch; a cough sounds like a saw driven through a board, and there is dryness in all air passages.
  • Also, the child is warm and is worse at swallowing.

The last potential solution you may need would be:

Hepar Sulph. (Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum)-30C

If toward morning, the coughing continues and breathing is still not smooth and easy, give Hepar Sulphuris 30C.

  • Here the cough is loose and rattling and deeper toned, and they have a dry, hoarse cough.
  • The child is irritable and chilly.
  • They feel like the wind is blowing on some part of their body and may want to wrap their head up or put on a hat.
  • Watch this video for the morning croup cough.

When the cough has ceased, continue with tinctures for the common cold.

Homeopathy is safe and gentle when following these guidelines.

Here are some tips:

  • Take one dose of 30C when you first hear a croup cough. 30C is a safe potency for children. Please do not purchase anything higher unless suggested by a professional.
  • Wait 20 minutes and notice any changes.
  • If the child is not asleep, give a second dose
  • At this point, the child should be sleeping
  • If they are not sleeping, see the remedy for Spongia Tosta.
  • Whenever using homeopathic medicine follow the rules of “like cures like.”
    #1 You are watching the child for any unusual symptoms
    #2 Your write down anything you see or hear
    #3 You only give the treatment when your symptoms match the remedy.
    #4 STOP giving doses when the child’s energy shifts, they look better, sound better or maybe they begin to drink water or eat something.

Conclusion

Homeopathy is the fastest, safest way to stop a croup cough in 20-minutes. I know it may be scary at first, but with practice, you’ll discover homeopathic medicine is the safest medicine for our children. Along with herbs to soothe their cold, your child will be better in no time. As always, consult your doctor if the remedies do not work or your child has a high fever.

Warmly~ Tara

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8 Ways to treat ear infections naturally

8 Ways to treat ear infections naturally

I know what you’re thinking.

How can you treat an ear infection naturally?

And will it actually work?

  • What if your child didn’t need antibiotics every time their ear was red and inflamed?
  • What if changing their diet would result in fewer ear infections?

👉Think about this for a moment. Your child could be prescribed antibiotics six times in a season due to ear pain.

Here’s the thing. Ear pain or Otitis media (i.e. middle ear infection), is the number-one childhood health problem in America.¹

And, overuse of antibiotics can lead to disruption in gut health, increase their risk of allergies, eczema, and asthma.

Ear Infection Causes

The Four leading causes suggested by Dr. Michael Schmidt of “Healing Childhood Ear Infections”:

  • #1 Allergy and Environmental sensitivity
    • **Cow’s milk, wheat, egg white, peanut and soy being the top allergens. Sugar, chocolate, corn, and yeast follow.
    • Environmental sensitivities include Cigarette smoke, house dust, pollen, mold, volatile organic compounds, fungi, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, animal dander, and bacterial infection.
  • # 2 Mechanical obstruction
  • #3 Nutrient Insufficiency

Symptoms of an ear infection

  • One of the first changes you may notice with a middle ear problem is a change in behavior or sleep habits.
  • A child may pull or tug at the ear or poke their finger inside.
  • They may want to be held or just lay still.
  • Older children may tell you it feels blocked, plugged, buzzing, or ringing sounds in their ears.

5 Ear Infection Symptoms For Children

    1. tugging on the ear
    2. crying/screaming
    3. wanting to be held
    4. one cheek red
    5. warm to touch

The truth is, you may have to change your child’s diet if they are always getting ear infections. The first thing I would do is try goat’s milk formula or take dairy out of your diet if you’re breastfeeding or out of your child’s diet.

It’s hard, I know. But, it is worth it.

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8 Ear Infection Remedies

#1 Encourage your child to drink caffeine-free tea

  • Botanicals can reduce inflammation and “pull out” excessive mucous.
  • Make a cup of tea with Lemon Balm, Catnip, Elderflower, and maybe ginger. Add honey or apple juice to sweeten.

#2 Apply Lavender Essential Oil topically for pain

  • Apply DILUTED Lavender essential oil under the ear and at the cheeks. Dilute one drop of Essential oil in 1tsp. Of carrier oil like olive oil or almond oil. {Just 1 drop, no more!}
  • Caution: Only use this with children over 1 year of age.

#3 Place Garlic Mullein oil inside of the ear

  • Mullein is an analgesic, receiving the pain associated with earaches. Only use this if there is no perforation or leaking from the ear to reduce inflammation.
  • Herb Pharm has a great ear oil here.
  • Heat the oil up a bit with a spoon and match to soothe their inflamed ear. Caution: Make sure it’s not too hot!

#4 Add herbs to their bath

  • Add chamomile, lavender or thyme infusion to their bath.
  • To make an infusion; Place 2tbs. of herb, or 4tbs. of fresh herb in a pint jar. Fill with boiling water and put on the lid. Let it sit for 1/2 hour to 8 hours. Strain and add to a warm tub.
    • Alternatively, you can use Essential oils BUT be very careful.
    • Use only 1 drop of E.O. DILUTED in milk before adding to the tub. Use only with children 3+ months. (Caution you always have to dilute essential oils. I like to dilute them in milk, so the E.O. does not aggravate the child)

#6 Keep the diet lite

Encourage soups and greens. Remove all dairy, sugar, juice, and all kinds of milk from the diet

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#7 Homeopathy for ear pain

  • Homeopathy is based on the unusual and peculiar symptoms of the child.
  • Take notes, write down what you see, and then contact your local homeopath for the perfect remedy.
  • If you choose to try it on your own; know that your child’s symptoms may get worse at first, BUT THEN they should improve by the second or third dose.
  • The first thing to change with homeopathy is their mental state. Instead of being carried, your child may want to go play. Instead of screaming, they may calm down and drink and eat. Each person is unique.
  • Teething children may do well with Chamomilla 30 c or Pulsatilla 30c.
    • If it is the Left Ear, the remedy may be Kali-b, Lach., Sul.
    • The Right Ear may be Belladonna 30c.{Book a health consultation for the best results}

#8 Herbal Medicine for Ear Pain

  • For pain relief try tinctures of Willow bark, Feverfew, and St. Johns Wort.
    • Willow Minor Pain Response (Herb Pharm)
    • Jamaica Dogwood tree bark (Piscidia erythrina)
    • St. John’s Wort flower & bud (Hypericum perforatum)
    • Meadowsweet leaf & flower (Filipendula ulmaria)
    • Willow bark (Salix lucida)

Conclusion:

It is possible to reduce the amount of antibiotic use for ear infections with diet, homeopathy, and botanicals. Often, taking out dairy may be able the only change your child’s needs.

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References:

¹ Schmidt, Dr. Michael A., Healing Childhood Ear Infections. Prevention, Home Care, and Alternative Treatment

 

Obsessed with natural remedies, Tara Gregorio is a Certified Women’s Herbal Educator located in Cold Spring, NY. She loves helping women reduce their medications with botanicals. Her favorite herbal recipes can be found on Pinterest and Instagram. https://taragregorio.com/
9 Simple shortcuts to help your child sleep

9 Simple shortcuts to help your child sleep

Let me guess, your little one does not want to sleep.

It’s frustrating, I know. I’m raising twins!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could lull them to sleep with a natural remedy?

Think about this for a moment, if you could trust a product to soothe your child when they are sick, teething, or revved up on sugar – would you use it?

Let me show you my favorite natural remedies to help your little one sleep.

But don’t forget to check with your doctor before using any new herbal remedies.

First, why is your child not sleeping?

  • Are they teething?
  • Sick?
  • Did they have too much sugar or caffeine from chocolate?

It’s important to know why this is happening to determine the best remedy for your child.


So, What’s the magic formula?

Here are my 9 steps to lull your little one to sleep.

  1. Try Homeopathy for teething children
  2. Encourage Chamomile tea at nighttime
  3. Integrate a Herbal Tinctures to soothe anxiety and pain
  4. Cut back on the chocolate and caffeine
  5. Add Epsom Salts to tubby time to increase magnesium levels
  6. Add magnesium to their diet if they have been stressed
  7. Encourage good sleep hygiene https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/children-and-sleep
  8. Shut off the TV and tablets an hour before bed
  9. Keep their bedroom dark

2 Homeopathic Remedies For Teething

I’ll never forget the one night my little girl stayed up until 5:00 am with two doses of Tylenol in her! Her teeth were clearly bothering her. I wish I had this remedy for that one night.

#1 Coffea Cruda 30c

Symptoms: Sensitive to pain and noise. Worse at night and with touch. Shooting pain, is better for cold application. A child cannot sleep due to teething.

Product: I like the company Boiron. Make sure you purchase 6 or 30c only.

#2 Chamomilla 30c

Symptoms: One cheek red, unbearable pains, and better for uncovering. Worse in the evening. Screaming, crying, and wanting to be held and you’re thinking to go the f**k to sleep:) Your energy and thoughts are clear symptoms of this remedy!

Product: Chamomilla 30c from Boiron

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3 Botanicals To Help Your Child Sleep

#1 Valerian

Known as a gentle sedative, Valerian can calm the nervous system and reduce your child’s stress. It’s one of the most useful relaxing nervines available to use. Due to its taste and strength, it’s best used it as a combined tincture to help promote sleep when your child is sick, feverish, anxious, or diagnosed with ADHD.

#2 Passionflower

As a nervine, passionflower can be used for insomnia, anxiety, ADHD, and to help relieve pain.

  • Product to try Herb Pharm: Kids fast asleep when your little one is sick, nervous, or anxious on Sunday night.
  • Feel comforted to know, that it’s made with glycerin and safe for children who weigh 25#’s or more. Check the packaging for dosing.

#3 Chamomile Tea

Just like in the story of Peter Rabbit, his mom knew he needed rest and served him a cup of chamomile tea. Safe for children of all ages, one cup of tea can soothe inflammation, aid digestion, and relax your child’s nervous system to lull them to sleep. Use as a single cup of tea or a blended recipe similar to the one below.

  • Additionally, you can use chamomile as a tincture in a little water, for a quick remedy in the middle of the night.

Sleepy Tea

Ingredients

  • One part Lemon Balm
  • One part Chamomile
  • 1/4 part Lavender buds

Instructions

  1. Put all the herbs together. For example, one tbs. of Lemon Balm & Chamomile and a sprinkle of Lavender
  2. Then add to 1 cup of hot water.
  3. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and add honey if needed.
  5. Cool down before serving.
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