Thursday, November 1, 2012
Child, Baby and infant care
Baby massage Oil for dry skin
1 drop rose
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
mix together and useas neededon babies skin.
Childrens herbal Antibiotic formula
2 cups water
½ teaspoon echinacea root
½ teaspoon licorice root and
½ teaspoon barberry bark (or Oregon grape root)
Place water and herbs in a saucepan. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and steep for about 20 minutes. Strain out herbs. For a 50-pound child, give 1 cup of tea or half a dropperful (30 drops) of tincture daily. To improve the flavor, the tea can be mixed with an equal amount of juice. In fact, homemade apple and grape juice, unlike bottled juices, contain strong antiviral agents that fight colds and flu
Chicken Pox Wash
1 drop Peppermint
1/4 cup of water
Add drop to water, cap and shake. Apply solution to spots using cotton wool to provide relief from the itching. Lavender may be used instead of Peppermint.
Poison Ivy Wash
Take Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina), a woody-stemmed fragrant herb that grows in wild places at the edges of fields and forests. Place the leaves in a clean glass jar until the jar is 2/3 full. Add Plantain leaves and Jewelweed (Impatients) until the jar is packed full. Pour vodka over the herbs to the level of the top of the jar.
Cover with a lid and allow the tincture to sit for three days. When he herbs begin to wilt and the liquid is brown strain out the herbs and reserve the liquid. Apply locally to poison ivy with a cotton ball four times a day. You will also want to take Burdock Root capsules (2 capsules, three times a day for a 150 pound adult) for about a week to clear the poison ivy out of your system.
Oatmeal bath for kids with chicken pox or poison Ivy
1 cup oatmeal in a bath of warm water, soak 20 minutes
Another good remedy is "fels napha" soap (found in the laundry isle) has been used as a remedy from the itch of both poison ivy and chicken pox.
Condition: A small oval budding yeast-like-fungus that resides in the throat, alimentary canal and the vagina. The condition is considered fungal and referred to as Candida albicans. When occurring in the mouth, it is commonly called Thrush.
Tea Tree Oil
Remedy: Add 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water, gargle 2-3 times daily.
For a small child or baby use a sqab and coat their mouth lightly with solution 2-4 times a day
NOTE: Avoid any foods that contain yeast, bread, sugar, cheese and alcohol. Acidophilus is also helpful.
This recipe is from "Australian Tea Tree Oil First Aid Handbook" by Cynthia Olsen.
Lavender shampoo or bubble bath
A calming bath gentle enough for a baby's night time bath. Enabling them to drift off into slumber
1 bunch Lavender
1 large bottle clear organic shampoo
5 drops oil of Lavender
Clean wide-neck jar with screw top Place Lavender head down in the jar. Cut down to fit.
Add shampoo and Lavender oil. Close and place in sunny window Strain and re-bottle. Use 1 tbsp. in a bath
Herbs for Thrush
Geranium. ---The Cherokee boiled geranium root together with wild grape, and with the liquid, rinsed the mouths of children affected with thrush.
Persimmon. ---The Catawba stripped the bark from the tree and boiled it in water, using the resulting dark liquid as a mouth rinse