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Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine

Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine:

Children’s illness, even in western medicine  is widely accepted principle that the child should be sparingly prescribed drugs and the only specific medicine in mild dosage should be used. However, even these drugs would carry their own risk factors. Antibiotics if given from an early age, weaken the body of the child. Alternatively, herbal medicine is a very good option for children, to build up their immunity and resistance against disease and make them stronger, without side effects.

Many children’s illness can be resolved using gentle herbal remedies, however when symptoms persist or worsen, parents should take their child to see a doctor. Otherwise for the usual children’s problems, herbal medicine are a great solution.

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Benefits of herbal medicine for children: 

  • strengthen the child’s constitution and help to build a strong immune system
  • Gentle source of treatment
  • Some herbs like Echincea, Astragalus and Garlic have been tested in laboratories and have been proven beneficial to the immune system
  • Maintain physical and emotional child’s balance
  • Last but not least, plants and herbs can help the child to become more aware of the natural healing power of plants

Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine:

  • Colic ( spasm in the intestines) is the most common in the first three months of a child’s life
  • Sleeplessness, this can be a result of irritability, anger, hunger, dirty nappy, colic over excitement and illness. In older children it may be due to irregular bedtimes, being hot or cold, over-tiredness, nose, stress or anxiety, food allergy, too much caffeine from cola drinks, too much sugar, problems with tonsils and adenoids
  • Teething problems: during this period of change, the child will often be irritable and will have a greater likelihood of suffering digestive or nervous problems. Symptoms: irritable, angry, fussy and have inflamed and sore gums, sometimes fever dry mouth
  • Nappy rash occurs when skin is irritated. Symptoms: itchy skin, restlessness, blisters around the nappy area
  • Fever occurs when the body is fighting an infection, the immune system has been weakened, it also occurs when a child is suffering from stress or anxiety and can occur during teething. Symptoms: pale face, restlessness, thirst, shivering, fever with pounding pulse, dry and hot skin, a burning pain in the limbs etc.
  • Glue ear
  • Sore throats and coughs
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Chickenpox
  • When the body are not able to eliminate the body waste products, toxins through the lungs, kidneys or liver, the body expels them through the skin.  Avoid petroleum based products and scented baby products and do not use detergents or fabric softeners to wash the baby’s clothes. Diet also can be the cause.
  • Headlice
  • Measles and mumps

 

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