Children's Health and Children's Herbs

  Children's Health and Children's Herbs

Here are some herbal teas known for their gentle qualities. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of herbal teas for children is to nourish health and well being. These teas are gentle and often calming and nourishing. All of these herbs are safe to give to children for simple common conditions such as digestive discomfort, sore throats and restlessness. For children make a herbal tea and allow it to cool, then sweeten with a little honey or fruit juice, can be served in a drinking cup.

Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

 

Cats Claw

(Uncaria tomentosa)
Cat's Claw

Digestive Health

Cat's Claw is extremely helpful in detoxification of the intestinal tract, whilst replenishing the friendly bacteria in the intestines. It is also used by herbalists to treat a wide range of other digestive disorders including; IBS, IBD, colitis, gastritis and peptic ulcers.

Get Well

Cat's Claw is known as an "immunomodulator" - a herb with the ability to either up-regulate or down-regulate the immune system depending on what is needed. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can bring relief from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. 

Children

The antiviral and immune boosting qualities of Cat's Claw might be of use when children come down with a cough or cold. It has also been known to help with problems of the bowels and colon.

Peace and Wellbeing

Cats Claw has many varying phytochemicals which contribute to it's multifaceted uses. Used as a tonic, Cats Claw has the ability to rebalance the body, bringing it into a natural state of wellbeing. 

Tea benefits... Children, Digestive, Get Well, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Cinnamon

(Cinnamon zeylanicum)
Cinnamon

Children

For children, Cinnamon can help release nervous tension, regulate blood sugar levels, help with feelings of nausea and has antibacterial properties.

Digestive Health

Cinnamon aids the digestive system in different ways such as soothing the stomach, increasing metabolism, increasing appetite, and relieving flatulence. Cinnamon is known as a carminative because it contains an agent that assists in breaking up intestinal gas. For people with heartburn, it can be used as a post-meal digestive aid and to stimulate a weak digestive tract.

Cinnamon bark can be broken up in a pestle and mortar, and used in beverages. Add ½ to 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon or broken up pices of bark, to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 -15 mins. To make an Indian Chai Tea with black tea, cinnamom, cardamom, ginger, fennel seeds, vanilla and milk.

 

Tea benefits... Children, Digestive, Tastes Good
 

Fennel Seed

(Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel Benefits

Children

It is important to note that it is pure Fennel Tea that is helpful to children’s health, not herbal supplements. Fennel tea is excellent for children with colic and digestive weakness, enhancing digestion and assimilation of food. It helps in reducing colic symptoms by relaxing the gastrointestinal tract and releasing trapped gas.

Detox

Fennel is a wonderfully supportive herb to the liver, it contributes to liver enzyme function and helps detoxify and cleanse through this important organ. Drinking Fennel Tea regularly helps to flush out excess fluids as it works as a diuretic, thereby helping the removal of toxic substances.

Digestive Health

Fennel Seed Tea helps to relax the smooth muscles of the digestive system, which stimulates bile flow and reduces pain associated with digestive problems.

Menopause

Fennel is a powerful herb to assist women undergoing changes due to the menopause. Many studies have found it helps to minimise symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats.

Women

Fennel Seed Tea has been used by women in the Mediterranean area for many years to alleviate the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps.

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Children, Detox, Digestive, Menopause, Women

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