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Gentle Healing for Baby and Child : A Parent's Guide to Child-Friendly Herbs and Other - Andrea Candee

Gentle Healing for Baby and Child

A Parent's Guide to Child-Friendly Herbs and Other

By: Andrea Candee, David Andrusia (As told to)
eBook Published: 16th February 2010
ISBN: 9781439194843
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Give your child the gift of natural health

When your children are sick or injured, you want them to feel better -- fast. Although in some cases there is no substitute for traditional medical care, prescription drugs are not always the best answer. Countless parents are discovering that natural, health-promoting substances can often be both safer and more effective. Now, a master herbalist with more than twenty-five years of experience who is also a mother of two shares her natural approach to wellness. Inside you'll find easy holistic therapies for common childhood injuries and ailments, and learn:

  • how a banana can remove a splinter
  • which herbs help reduce fever
  • how an onion helps both bruises and earaches
  • why garlic is nature's antibiotic
  • how a spritz of rosemary hair juice prevents lice
  • why peppermint tea relieves both headaches and stomachaches
  • how gargling with lemon juice and table salt can ease a sore throat
  • why ginger root can ease motion sickness
  • and many other intelligent uses of foods and therapeutic plants -- nature's own medicine -- to alleviate discomforts.

Best of all, this invaluable reference stresses and approach that helps you teach you children the benefits of proventing illness -- not just treating it.



1 A Word from the Author

2 A Brief History of Herbs

3 Dosing Guidelines

How to Dose Your Child

  • Adult Doses
  • Reduce Quantity, Not Frequency
  • How to Dose Eardrops
  • Cayenne Dosing
  • Garlic Dosing

How to Administer Herbs to A Child

4 Herbs to the Rescue!


  • The Banana Trick
  • The Sticky Tape Trick

From Cuts and Scrapes to Bleeding Wounds

  • The Disappearing Blood Trick
  • Nature's Soothers
  • Honey: Nature's Skin Healer
  • Antiseptic Washes
  • The Brown Paper Bag Trick
  • Cayenne Pepper to the Rescue
  • Rescue Remedy
  • Comfrey
  • Garlic
  • Garlic Poultice


  • When to Seek Emergency Help
  • Natural Remedies for Burns
  • Dr. Christopher's Burn Ointment
  • Baby Bear's Burn Remedy
  • Amazing Aloe Cure


  • Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
  • Yogurt Skin Healer
  • Baking Soda Sunburn Soother
  • Aloe Vera Plant
  • Soupy, Goopy Burn Gel

Broken Bones

  • Calming the Nerves
  • Dr. Christopher's BF&C
  • Healing Visualizations

Bone-Loving Tea

  • Bruises, Sprains, Strains, Sports Injuries
  • Smelly Yellow Onion Debruiser and Sprain Remedy
  • Castor Oil
  • St. John's Wort Bruiseaway
  • Arnica Oil
  • Dr. Christopher's BF&C Ointment
  • Comfrey Poultice

Inflammation and Pain

  • Analgesic Herbs
  • Anti-Inflammatory Herbs
  • Antiseptic Herbs
  • Nervine Herbs

Muscle Stress and Spasms

Restless Leg Syndrome


Stiff Neck

  • The Tension-Taming Neck Game
  • Yoga


  • Quick & Easy Remedies
  • The Healer of All Healers

Insect Bites and Stings

  • Plantain, Comfrey, Chickweed
  • Aloe
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Yellow Onion
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Calendula
  • Vitamin E
  • Castor Oil
  • Dr. Christopher's CMM Ointment
  • Chamomile Compress
  • Baking Soda
  • Mud
  • Banana
  • Apis
  • Be Fragrance Free
  • A Word About Insect Repellents
  • Pennyroyal Mosquito Repellent

Lyme Disease

Jellyfish Stings

Poison Ivy

  • Catch That Dot
  • Dry It Up

Herbal First Aid Kit

  • Personalize Your Kit
  • Keep the Kit Portable!
  • Standard First Aid Supplies
  • Andrea's First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Home Herbal Pack

5 The Upper Respiratory System

Sore Throats

  • Gargle Without the Giggle
  • Salty Lemon Gargle
  • Grapefruit Seed Gargle
  • Throat-Healing Herbs

Ear Infections

  • Diet, Herbs, and Chiropractic


  • The Onion Pain Reliever
  • Cell Salt Therapy

Itchy Ears

  • Tea Tree and Garlic

Waxy Build-Up

  • Peppermint De-Clogger

Eye Irritations

  • Calendula/Chamomile Eye Therapy Compress
  • Calendula/Chamomile Eyedrop Therapy
  • Dr. Christopher's Herbal Eyebright Formula

Digestive Headaches

  • Soothing Peppermint Tea #1
  • Soothing Peppermint Tea #2
  • More Headache-Relieving Remedies

Sinus-Related Headaches

  • Decongesting Herbs

Emotionally Based Headaches

  • Lovely Lavender
  • Spirit Soothers
  • Chamomile Bath

Fever-Related Headaches

  • Fever-Reducing Herbs
  • Headache Imagery

Nasal Congestion

  • The Eucalyptus Inhaler
  • The Eucalyptus Vapor
  • The Eucalyptus Bath
  • The Eucalyptus Dot
  • Herbal Snuff
  • Head-Clearing Tea

Swollen Glands

  • Carrot Poultice
  • Lymph-Cleansing Tea
  • The Castor Oil Pack

The Common Cold

  • Herbal Teas
  • Echinacea
  • Garlic
  • Fluids
  • Inhalations

Herbal Remedies for the Mouth and Lips

  • Castor Oil Lip Salve
  • Herbal Salves and Lipsticks
  • Calendula Mouth Rinse

Cold Sores

  • Nutritional Support
  • Herbal Healers
  • Aloe Leaf Remedy
  • Raspberry Leaf Mouth Rinse

Bleeding Gums

  • Flossing Can Be Fun

  • Astringent Mouthwash
  • Tea Tree/Peppermint Mouthwash


  • Ouch-tooth! Remedy

6 The Lower Respiratory System

Coughs/Laryngitis/Lung Congestion

  • Onion/Honey Cough Syrup
  • Thyme/Honey Syrup
  • Thyme/Eucalyptus Bath
  • Heavy-Duty Onion Poultice
  • The Onion Pack
  • Chest-Relaxing Ginger Rub
  • Aromatic Congestion Oil
  • Echinacea
  • Cold and Flu Tea
  • Garlic: Nature's Antibiotic
  • CMG Syrup
  • Garlic Fever Reducer
  • Dr. Christopher's Anti-Plague Syrup
  • Lung Formula Tea
  • Fluids
  • Cell Salts
  • Suggested Protocol


  • Environmental Toxins
  • Food Intolerance
  • Empower Your Child!
  • To Restore Emotional Balance
  • Physical Exertion/Adrenal Nourishment
  • Infection
  • Herbal Therapies for Asthmatic Attacks
  • Honegar
  • Pressure Points
  • The Integrated Approach

7 Skin-Loving Herbs

  • How Herbs Penetrate the Skin
  • The Simple Pimple Fix


  • Nature's Pharmacy

Insect Bites/Stings

Head Lice

  • Preventive Measures
  • Rosemary Hair Juice
  • Anise Lice Be-Gone
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Overnight Lice Treatment
  • Garlic and Echinacea


  • Soothing Applications
  • Dry It Up

Chicken Pox

  • Skin Relief
  • Support the Immune System

Infected Skin

  • Sage Wash
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Echinacea Paste


  • The Castor Oil Wart Chaser

Eczema and Chronic Rashes

  • Chickweed
  • Chickweed Bath
  • Inner Cleansing
  • Itchy-Skin Reliever

Prickly Heat Rash 120


  • Magical Castor Oil
  • Internal Cleansers

Boils/Infected Skin/Pustules

  • Drawing Poultices
  • Instant Drawing Poultice


Skin Ulcers
Inflamed Skin and Poison Plant Rashes

  • Soothe-All Poultice


Anxiety-Reducing Herbs


Fungal Infections

  • Pau D'Arco
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Andrea's Anti-Fungal Oil
  • Athlete's Foot Remedy

Warm Hands and Feet

  • Ginger Hand-and-Foot Warmer
  • Cayenne Foot Warmer

8 The Gastrointestinal System


Gas, Bloating, and Digestive Upset

  • Food Issues
  • Herbal Support
  • Honegar


  • Herbal Teas, Tablets, and Oil
  • Food Recommendations


  • Natural Remedies
  • Dairy and Constipation

Stomach Cramps

Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Colitis

  • Anti-Spasmodics
  • Soothing
  • Calming

Nausea/Motion Sickness

  • Peppermint Oil
  • Motion Sickness Tea
  • The Throw-Up Button!


Parasites and Worms

  • The Glorious Garlic Go-Fer


  • Dehydration
  • Food Intake
  • Natural Solutions

9 Baby's Comfort

Diaper Rash

  • Tender Skin-Cleansing Herbs for Baby
  • Herbs for Soothing Diaper Rash
  • Powder Protection
  • An Ounce of Prevention

Thrush, Candida, and Yeast

Cradle Cap

  • Natural Approaches (Internal)
  • Natural Approaches (Topical)
  • Comfrey Root Scalp Rinse

General Skin Care

  • Cleansing Baths
  • Moisturizing Herbs


  • Herbal Digestive Aids: Teas and Baths
  • Tummy Intestinal Massage and Compress
  • Ginger Compress



  • Natural Aids


  • Natural Aids

Oozing Eyes

Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis


  • Fever-Reducing Infusions
  • Elderberry Syrup
  • Fever-Reducing Baths/Compresses
  • Cell Salts


  • Herbal Teething Calmer
  • Cell Salts

Vaccination Reactions

  • Preparing for Vaccinations
  • Calming Pre-Injection Jitters
  • The Magic of Castor Oil
  • If Vaccination Is Followed by Fever
  • An Extra Dose for Peace of Mind

10 Herbal Programs for the Teen Years

  • Honegar

Teen Energy Boosters

  • Peppermint Bath
  • Siberian Ginseng

Mood Swings

  • St. John's Wort
  • Bach Flower Essences


  • The Outside-In

    • Gentle Facial Scrub
    • Honey-Nutmeg Cleansing Mask
    • Aloe Acne Treatment
    • Herbal Zinc Zapper
    • Herbal Steams

  • The Inside-Out Approach

    • Food Testing
    • Constipation
    • Cleansing of the Internal Organs
    • Juni-Pars (Kidney and Bladder Cleanser)
    • Barberry LG (Liver and Gall Bladder Cleanser)
    • Fen LB (Colon Cleanser)
    • Red Clover Combination (Blood Cleanser)
    • Colon 8

Menstrual Cramps

  • Gentle Ginger Compress
  • Dr. Christopher's Nu-Fem Formula

A Teen Tonic

  • Raspberry Leaf Tonic Tea

One More Thought...

11 Calming the Jitters

Herbs to Calm the Nervous System

  • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy
  • Tranquili-Tea

Sleep Problems

  • Natural Approaches
  • Peaceful Dreams Tea
  • Essential Oils
  • Herbal Extracts

Nail Biting

  • Topical Deterrents

Fears and Anxieties

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

  • Diet
  • Herbs

    • How to Tailor a Formula to Your Child

  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Essential Oils

    • Aromatic Massage Oil
    • Aromalamp
    • Scented Pillow
    • Aromatic Bath

  • Vitamins and Minerals

    • Bone Tea Punch

  • Chemicals in Your Child's Home and School Environment
  • Empower Your Child!
  • One Last Thought...

The Healing Power of Music

A Word on Mindful Living

12 Immune System Enhancers

  • Foods to Support the Immune System
  • Fresh Nettles
  • Mineral Tonic Tea
  • Immune-Boosting Soup

Excellent All-Around Immune Enhancers

  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Echinacea

    • In What Form to Use Echinacea
    • Why and How to Use Echinacea
    • How to Dose a Child with Echinacea
    • When to Give Echinacea

Fever-Fighting Herbs

  • Get a Medical Diagnosis
  • Herbal Baths
  • Herbal Teas
  • Herbs to Bolster the Immune System
  • Vaporizing Herbs
  • Cell Salts for Fever
  • Nervine Herbs
  • Bach Flower Remedies


  • Hive-Reducing Tea
  • Helpful Botanicals
  • Bee Pollen
  • Cell Salts


  • Food Sensitivities
  • Parsley and Juniper Berry Tea
  • Remedies to Calm a Nervous Constitution
  • Chiropractic

Yeast and Fungal Problems

  • Nail Fungus
  • Candidiasis
  • Supporting Antibiotic Therapy to Prevent Candida

Appendix A: Applications


  • How to Make an Herbal Suppository

How to Prepare a Medicinal Tea

  • Infusions/Using Dried Herbs
  • Infusions/Using Fresh Herbs
  • Decoctions/Using Fresh or Dried Herbs


Encapsulated Herbs



  • Castor Oil Pack


How to Store and Preserve Herbal Remedies

  • Liquid Extracts
  • Dried Herbs and Capsules
  • Herbal Teas
  • Where to Get Your Herbs

Appendix B: Characteristics of Herbs

Appendix C: Food Testing

  • How to Test Foods
  • Wrist/Thigh Position
  • Thumb/Pinky Connection
  • Surrogate Testing

Appendix D: Understanding Toxicity and How It Affects Your Child

  • Rebuilding Health
  • Internal Cleansing
  • Herbal Cleansers

Appendix E: Healing Imagery

Appendix F: Cell Salts

  • Dosing Cell Salts

Appendix G: Resource Guide

  • Product Resources
  • Resources for Locating Natural Health Practitioners
  • To Find Out More About Medicinal Herbs

Appendix H: Product Ingredients

Appendix I: Bach Flower Essences and Rescue Remedy

  • Bach Flower Essences
  • Rescue Remedy
  • How to Dose
  • References

Appendix J: Herbs and Their Latin Names



ISBN: 9781439194843
ISBN-10: 143919484X
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th February 2010
Publisher: Gallery Books

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