Herbal Remedy of the Day: Colic

If you are a parent then you probably experienced the joys of colic. And as much as you don’t like colic, your baby likes it even less. Colic is a spasm of the gut that causes pain in the abdomen of children (usually up to 3 months old) particularly after feeding in the evening. It is believed that colic happens when the digestive system in infants is not working well.

Ginger plant

These should be given to children over 6 months, if the child is younger and you are breastfeeding, then the mother should take the remedy so the infant gets it through the breast milk. If you are not breastfeeding, then consult a professional.

For children over 6 months, give 1/4 tsp of Ginger powder in 1/2 cup water 2-3 times a day.
For mothers, 1 tsp in 1 cup of water 2-3 times a day.

German Chamomile is another great remedy for colic, simply make an infusion with 1 tsp to 1 cup water, 2-3 times a day. Same recipe for breastfeeding mothers.

Slippery Elm- Mix 1 tsp powder with 1 tsp hot water to make a paste. Blend paste with cold or warm water, sweeten with honey, cinnamon or maple syrup to taste.


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