Stimulate your children’s senses and ensure optimum nutrition with an array of Superfoods and Herbs.
Firstly, here's a guide to smaller doses for children:
- 6 months to 1 year – 12% of adult dose
- 1 to 2 years – 25% of adult dose
- 3 to 7 years – 50% of adult dose
- 8 to 12 years – 75% of adult dose
When giving botanical preparations to children, keep a close eye on how they are feeling, and any adverse reactions.
Here at Indigo Herbs we believe that prevention is better than cure. A healthy diet and lifestyle can do much to ensure that youngsters thrive. Due to the sedentary, computer-focused lifestyles many kids lead these days, physical activity and playing outside have become increasingly important. Exploring nature and navigating the potential hazards (eg. climbing trees!) is crucial, not just for getting exercise and fresh air, but also for learning ‘risk assessment’.
Packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, superfoods are a great addition to children’s diets and a pure, natural alternative to synthetic supplements. Herbal teas, tinctures and essential oils can help with a range of minor health conditions. If in doubt, consult a registered health practitioner.
It is often necessary to make botanicals palatable to children. Honey or agave nectar can be used to sweeten. Superfood powders can be blended with banana or ripe pears. Nuts can be made into nut butters and nut milks. If using tinctures, add just-boiled water and leave for 10 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
Browse the list below and see what Mother Nature has to offer.