Five Natural Remedies to Cure Common Childhood Ailments

Five Natural Remedies to Cure Common Childhood AilmentsThe flu, colic, croup, stomach bugs, ear infections — the list goes on and on. There are a variety of common childhood ailments, but there are also a variety of natural ways to cure them.

Homeopathic Medications

Homeopathic medicines are typically in the form of little pellets. They can also be found in liquid form. The primary ingredient can be almost anything: coffee, calendula, or even arsenic. They are diluted to minuscule amounts that are virtually undetectable (this is the process that renders ingredients such as arsenic benign). They then stimulate the immune system to heal. These cover just about every ailment. They are also relatively inexpensive. However, because there are several hundred possible remedies, it can be difficult to pick the correct one. There are several classes offered on homeopathics, and taking one would be beneficial to learn more about them. Here is an excellent handbook for at-home homeopathic use by Miranda Castro.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

Even in a society where food is readily available, it can be easy for us to miss out on critical nutrients like vitamins and minerals. The B vitamin family can help with energy and concentration, magnesium is highly effective for constipation, and vitamin E can help with dry skin. This is a low to medium cost solution. It may be temporary or long term. The good news is that a high quality multivitamin can be a one-size fits most solution.

Herbal Remedies

Herbs have long been known to help with a variety of issues such as inflammation (feverfew), mood swings (St. John’s wort), and vomiting (ginger and peppermint). These can be used as dry herbs in capsule form or teas. These are about average in cost but generally also require some knowledge in herbs.

Dietary Concerns

Dietary concerns can be immense help to ongoing problem. Removing dyes and most forms of sugar from a child’s diet can help with a myriad of ailments such as chronic diarrhea, mood swings, attention difficulties, and even chronic infections. Gluten can also be the culprit of digestive problems, headaches, concentration difficulties, and more. Check here for more information on non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This can easily be the most expensive treatment because the cost is ongoing unless the child outgrows the particular sensitivity.

Natural and Essential Oils

Oils can help cure quite an array of ailments. They can be used to diminish warts, heal eczema, calm headaches, clear up acne and rosacea, and more. Finding reliable natural oils can be very easy as they are classified clearly on websites like Healing Natural Oils. Oils are generally applied topically. While the cost of a vial of oil may be more than something like a small bottle of homeopathic medicines, just a dab of oil goes a long way. Very little oil is used each time. It is also easily stored and generally portable, which makes it an excellent selection.

Raising children is bound to make you encounter dozens of illnesses. Each of these five methods can be effective for knocking them out. Investing the time to read and learn about each of them will be increasingly beneficial to you and your family over the years. We wish your family well!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not meant to replace the professional medical advice from your health care provider.

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