A collection of natural remedies for children, presenting a host of simple holistic therapies and treatments for common childhood ailments and injuries, including herbs that can help reduce fever, the antibiotic properties of garlic, and the use of pepper.
Give your child the gift of natural health. A master herbalist offers a timely guide for effectively treating children's maladies naturally, and safely. When your children are sick or injured, you want them to feel better, fast. Although in some cases there is no substitute for traditional medical care, prescription drugs are not always the best answer. Countless parents are discovering that some alternative health therapies for their children can often be more effective, and safer. Now, a master herbalist (and mother of two) with more than twenty-five years of experience shares her natural approach to wellness. In this practical book, you'll learn: how a banana can remove a splinter; which herbs help reduce fever; how an onion helps both bruises and earaches; why peppermint tea relieves both headaches and stomachaches; how gargling with lemon juice and table salt can ease a sore throat; why ginger root can ease motion sickness;...and many other intelligent uses of foods and therapeutic plants, nature's own medicine, to alleviate discomforts. Gentle Healing for Baby and Child also stresses an approach that helps parents teach children the value of preventing illness, not just treating it.