Herbal teas for children

Decoctions, teas, herbal infusions are the most useful drinks, the benefits of which, perhaps, only the lazy one does not know. But what about kids? Are all herbs so safe, moreover, healing for them? We will look at several herbal variations that are especially recommended for children.

Mullein is a plant that has a curative effect on conditions such as cough, whooping cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, and earaches. Mullein tinctures are also used for diarrhea, colic and gastrointestinal bleeding.

For cooking, one teaspoon of herbs is taken, carefully boiled in 2 glasses of water for 10-15 minutes over low heat. Then we filter the broth, give the child a drink. Do not increase the dose, as this is fraught with discomfort in the stomach. Besides tea, mullein can be used as drops for ear infections.

Cardamom is a spice whose seeds and flowers are used as flavoring agents in many dishes and desserts. The seeds have a sweet yet pungent flavor. It is used as a tonic for indigestion, flatulence, it relieves feelings of nausea, respiratory diseases, and reduces phlegm.

Cardamom tea is usually obtained from the seeds. The round, black seeds are crushed into a tea powder. The seeds of 3-4 cardamom pods are crushed and boiled in 2 cups of water for 10-15 minutes.

An infusion of this wonderful spice can be safely given to both infants and older children. Fennel is effective for colic, digestive disorders, acts as a natural laxative, and has antimicrobial effects. It is also a good source of antioxidants.

Boil a teaspoon of fennel in 200 ml of water for 15-20 minutes, filter, let cool. It is important to cook it on low heat in order to preserve the healing properties of the plant as much as possible.

Offers protection against viral, yeast and bacterial infections, strengthening the nervous system. It relieves pain well, helps in reducing stomach problems, helps with insomnia. It is enough to brew the young leaves of lemon balm in boiling water for 15 minutes, covering the container with a lid. 

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