Stomach aches can be caused from poor food choices, old food that has been left out for too long, food allergies, motion sickness, nervousness, bacteria, and or viruses.
You know the feeling when your belly starts to cramp up, a wave of heat rushes through your body, until your body some what violently forces you to purge what was in your stomach, then your body starts to sweat, then you become chilled as you finally start to feel better. Until the next wave comes. You try to remain as still as possible so you don't strum up another round. That feeling can sometimes be scary for little kids.
What is a mom to do when her little one is feeling like this?
When there is gripping abdominal pains, gas, flatulence, and the need to eliminate our bowels 4 herbs come to mind immediately! They are Chamomile, Peppermint, Ginger and Fennel Seeds. These herbs can be made into a tea, or blended into a tincture like Stomach Soother.
STOMACH SOOTHER TINCTURE
Stomach Soother Tincture is a classic upset stomach remedy. It is great for relieving upset stomach and also makes a wonderful newborn colic remedy. Ginger, Fennel, and Peppermint are wonderful digestive herbs that work with your body to assist in digestion, aid in the expulsion of gas, and help relieve newborn colic.
Keep this one around after the your baby’s colic subsides, though; the uses for Stomach Soother Tincture span across every life stage, from infancy to childhood, and beyond.
It is the #1 tincture for children with an upset stomach and indigestion. It is especially helpful when the vomiting child is fearful, whiney, restless, and/or has a fever.
CHILDREN’S TRANQUILITY TINCTURE
When you want to offer your child something comforting, offer your child a peaceful moment and a quiet, comfortable night.
This tasty, glycerine-based tincture is blended with relaxing Chamomile and Catnip, herbs that are classified as nervines and febrifuges. Nervines are soothing and relieve tension. Febrifuges are cooling and help regulate body temperature by reducing fevers. Chamomile is high in calcium and is well-known for easing growing pains and toothaches.
Children’s Tranquility Tincture is wonderfully relaxing for a sick or teething child who is experiencing discomfort and feeling feverish.
Now colic is not a childhood illness per say, but it does come up frequently in my herbal practice.
Colic is a somewhat vague condition in babies generally described as inconsolable crying believed to be caused by gas and bloating. Often, though, the cause of colic is unknown. It can be very difficult for parents to cope with a baby who screams for hours each day, especially when nothing they do seems to help. In this situation, I highly recommend turning to the herb Chamomile, which has been used for centuries to soothe the stomach, aid digestion, regulate bowel movements, and dispel gas.
For babies with colic, try giving 1/2 teaspoon Chamomile tea at room temperature every few hours, as well as a warm Chamomile herb bath followed by a tummy rub. Remember, timing is everything. You want to have the Chamomile in your child’s system before the inconsolable crying event.
Nursing moms can also drink Chamomile tea, then nurse. The therapeutic qualities will be expressed in the breast milk. So, have a nice, relaxing cup of tea for yourself, nurse your baby, then give a Chamomile herb bath (recipe follows) and follow it up with an infant massage. With time and patience, the colic symptoms should start to lessen.
* This information is for educational purposes only. This is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any illness or disease. If you are concerned about your child's health seek medical care.