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Most chapters are focused on either a specific part of the body (skin, respiratory system, digestive system) or an age group (from infants to teenagers). You may be tempted to head directly to the chapters of most interest to you, but don't skip over "Dosing Guidelines." As with any medication, herbs must be taken properly in order to be safe, and following the simple charts of dosage frequency according to age and weight is an easy way to prevent problems. You'll also find suggestions here for getting some of those hot, pungent herbs down the hatch--it may take more than "a spoonful of sugar" to get your child to ingest doses of cayenne and garlic.
Some items show up repeatedly in Candee's book. Onions, garlic, honey, lemons, and salt are all commonly available and inexpensive, and can help with everything from sore throats (warm salt and lemon gargle) to an ear infection (onion poultice directly on the ear). Garlic, "nature's antibiotic," can take care of colds, parasites, and "anything about to become a something!" Honey works to soothe skin and the respiratory system. (Note that honey shouldn't be given orally to an infant; their immature immune systems might have difficulty fending off any botulism spores that might be present.)
Offering new and friendly ammunition for a parent's arsenal of healing techniques, Gentle Healing for Baby and Child is an excellent addition to the family first aid kit and a fantastic way to avoid overreliance on prescription antibiotics. --Jill Lightner
Fantastic and clear. Comprehensive. Easy to read and well organized.Published 10 months ago by Om Kailas
I purchased this book after reading many reviews and had high expectations. I was disappointed to find that of roughly 250 pages, 14 make up the table of contents. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alyssa
Practical advice, tips, and home remedies. Herbs to use that are safe for little ones. Simply and easy to understand. Ingredients and methods are not impractical or hard to find. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mrs. L
Great guide to alternative treatments for children's illnesses.
As a mom of 3, I'm always looking for ways to help my kids get and stay healthy.
Like this book a lot. Read more
Wish this book was out when my children were babies. Don't let the title mislead you. This book does have excellent, simple remedies that may be used for adults. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Emma
I originally bought this book for my sister and she used it so much that I bought one for myself. It has some remedies for some common aliments which are good to try prior to... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by gloriarecycles