More and more, we have been leaning back toward natural remedies for small ailments. Herbal teas soothe when we are sick, apple cider vinegar is a wonderous disinfectant, and ginger works wonders for your tummy. But even natural ingredients can have some adverse effects. It’s important to use them safely and Kate Tietje author of Natural Remedies for Kids has some important advice.
Safely Using Herbs
Before diving into natural remedies, it’s important to know how to use herbs safely. Not all herbs are appropriate for all people in all situations. You’ll find specific cautions on each recipe, so you can determine what is best for your family.
Please read the cautions carefully and consult your doctor if you have a special health concern before using any remedy.
Even simple herbs, like ginger, should not be used by some people. Always read the individual contraindications on each recipe.
If your herbs aren’t properly labeled, then plants that look similar may get mixed up and used improperly. If in doubt, throw it out. Never use an herb if you’re not completely sure what it is.
Check the Contraindications
Natural Remedies for Kids is an easy-to-use reference for parents who are ready to take their family’s health into their own hands by using over 100 natural and herbal remedies to help common ailments at home.
There’s no need to rush off to the doctor at the first sign of sniffles or fever! Instead, understand what each symptom may be a sign of, how to help treat that symptom naturally, and how to help your child rest comfortably until the illness is over. Find out if the symptoms may be serious enough to warrant a call to the doctor. Then, learn to prepare one of the many recipes for home remedies found within the book to help your child naturally.
Clear up common conditions like:
- Diaper rash
- Runny noses
- Sore throats
- Upset stomach
- and more
Find tips and hints from Kate Tietje on which remedies are best for which issues. Discover the time-tested treatments that will help to keep your child healthy and happy, naturally!