By Anne McIntyre FNIMH
A finished and authoritative textual content delivering details at the usefulness, effectiveness and appropriateness of using natural treatments in youth. a pragmatic consultant to the secure and potent use of natural medicinal drugs in pediatric basic care, written through a revered and across the world identified expertEasily obtainable details guarantees quickly reference in practiceCase histories and sensible assistance make this a vital spouse for all execs in fundamental care
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31 32 HERBAL TREATMENT OF CHILDREN Dosage Between –41 and –21 a teaspoon in acute infections every 2 hours and in chronic infections three times daily. ● ● Precautions There are reports of occasional sensitivity to echinacea, causing anaphylaxis, asthma or urticaria (Mullins and Heddle 2002). Otherwise, reviews of the literature indicate very few adverse effects and no known drug interactions (Izzo and Ernst 2001). If patients have allergies to Asteraceae family pollen (chrysanthemum, chamomile, ragweed, daisy) avoid products made from echinacea flowers.
The tea or tincture can also be taken for stomach and bowel infections causing vomiting and diarrhoea. Nervous system Lavender makes an excellent remedy for anxiety and nervousness, and stress-related symptoms such as tension headaches, migraines, neuralgia, palpitations and insomnia. A few drops of oil in the bath will help soothe a fractious child into restful sleep. A number of trials support the relaxing effect of lavender including a demonstration of a modest effect on agitated behaviour in severe dementia (Holmes et al 2002), indications of changes in parasympathetic nervous activity (Saeki 2000) and changes in alpha wave fluctuation (Lee et al 1994) on exposure to the oil.
Nervous system Liquorice is an adaptogen that improves resilience to stress. Respiratory system In the respiratory system its demulcent action reduces irritation and inflammation. It is one of the best remedies for soothing sore throats and dry coughs and it also has an expectorant effect (Barnett 1997), making it useful in treatment of irritating coughs, asthma and chest infections. Its antiallergenic effect is useful for hayfever, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and bronchial asthma. Immune system A number of trials have demonstrated an antiviral effect including anticytomegalovirus (Numazake et al 1994) and antiherpes simplex (Pompei et al 1980) properties.