Chamomile (Roman) (Chamaemelum nobile)
Remember Peter Rabbit? In the children's book Peter's mother served him a cup of chamomile tea after his escape from Mr. McGregor's garden. She did this to calm Peter down.
For centuries, mothers have used chamomile to calm crying
children, to combat digestive ailments, and relieve toothaches. It is also
commonly known to relieve restlessness, anxiety, and aid in insomnia. Chamomile
has proven medical properties that act as a relaxant, an antispasmodic, and has
anti-inflammatory; plus, it is known to aid in detoxifying the blood and liver.
For these reasons, it has been a favorite of mothers to use when their new
babies have had colic.
It has many applications for children:
Apply 1 or 2 drops
(depending on child’s weight) diluted with V-6 Mixing Oil (or other vegetable
oils, like virgin olive oil, coconut oil, etc) on location
Chamomile is an excellent to companion to use with
lavender for intensifying, yet gentle, synergistic effects. This makes for a
very good application to a fresh scrape or wound.
Chamomile tea sweetened with Stevia can be served throughout the day to calm a stressed or nervous child. For a depressed child, Lavender (Lavandula angustafolia) can also be added along with chamomile to your chosen beverage. One drop of Roman Chamomile administered before a meal will aid in digestion.
A massage-oil made with chamomile essential oil can be used for similar calming effects or to soothe sore, achy muscles. Perhaps a warm chamomile compress administered to the stomach area can aid a baby with colic or a small child with a stomachache.
Chamomile added to baby’s bath makes for a soothing marvelous wash. It scent of chamomile is reminiscent of apple orchards. Added to a child’s bath also has advantages because the warm water opens the pores to the skin, the largest organ of elimination and assimilation, and the wonderful herbal nutrients flow in. Chamomile has a relaxing effect on the nervous system , as it contains a compound that affects the same brain receptors as anti-anxiety drugs, without the harsh synthetic side effects. Author Rosemary Gladstar has written, “It is like immersing your child in a giant cup of tea.” If you are using chamomile, or any other essential oil, for therapeutic baths it is a good idea to have a water-dispersing agent, like our Bath Gel Base, to layer the essential throughout the water.
New clear, liquid Stevia is available in a variety of flavors! PERFECT for making a large variety of children’s healthy beverages! Or, even popsicles! Or for, combining with a variety of herbals or essential oils, as a seductive way to give a child his medications.
The new Stevia flavors are orange, grape, root beer, vanilla crème, cherry, etc. - - - - about a dozen or more flavors have been recently made available. These “Flavored Stevia” can simply be added to pure water to create a variety of wonderful nurturing, healthy beverages for children of any age! When selected essential oils or herbs are added it becomes a quick home-remedy for stressed or nervous children, or the ones suffering from cold or flu challenges. Try this, if the flavored Stevia is added to sparkling water - - - it tastes just like soda pop - - - but healthy!
Please visit www.ThePowerMall.com to find out more information on Stevia or call 1-877-817-9829 to order! The Power Hour also offers a variety of cookbooks using Stevia in the recipes.
Mother’s try and make their babies as comfortable as
possible and maintain a relaxed environment. Nursing mothers should try and
avoid foods that could irritate the baby’s fragile digestive tract; for
example, high sulfur foods (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and collards),
spicy foods, chocolates peanuts and perhaps caffeinated drinks. Chamomile
is the perfect choice to create a calm environment and this is where a diffuser
of therapeutic grade-A essential oils comes in real handy!
Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils also make an
excellent option to try in your daily teas or beverages.
In addition, a wonderful warm water compress can be made and placed on the baby’s abdomen during feeding, or a bath made from Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils.
NEWBORN and INFANT
Leaving diapers off as much as possible is a good way to prevent the diaper rash from forming. There are also some natural baby powders to be use in prevention.
** This information is provided for educational use only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body. Responsibility nor liability will be incurred to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained above. Consult your health care professional if necessary.
Last modified: 10/27/09