The following chart is written by Shonda Parker, Professional Family Herbalist, CCE, and is intended to educate, not medicate. It is your responsibility as a consumer and parent to make decisions for your own family. Reprinted with permission from The Institute For Family Herbal Care.
Consult the Mother's Guide below to determine which products on the following pages to use for specific disorders.
ALLERGIES AL-R-G - 1 tsp. 2-3x daily only when needed. OR Yummy Yarrow with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs. or 1/8 tsp. every 30 minutes during crisis. OR LivCare - 1/4 tsp. with meals to aid liver and digestive function AND NR Glow - 1/4 tsp. taken 2-3x daily for 10 days then rest for 3-5 days; repeat process OR ViraMune - 1/4 tsp. every 2-4 hours up to 2 wks if mucous becomes colored.
ARTHRITIS Joint Care - 1/2 tsp. 3-5x daily (Adults)
BEDWETTING UriCare for urinary tract infections - 1/4 tsp. 3-4 times per day. Licorice Root - 1/2 tsp. before bedtime taken with Original herbal Minerals for possible mineral deficiencies - 1 tsp. at bedtime.
BUG BITES Soothing Salve - rub on bite often.
BURNS White Willow & Feverfew for pain - 1/2 tsp. every 3-4 hrs. PLUS Soothing Salve - apply liberally. For more serious burns, take BactaMune to prevent infection and aid wound healing PLUS Original herbal Minerals for the calcium and zinc in addition to a medical burn treatment.
COLDS Yummy Yarrow with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs. PLUS Echinacea & Thyme with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs. OR ViraMune - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs.
COLIC Tummy Plus - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. every 1-2 hrs. PLUS Peppermint & Chamomile - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. every 1-2 hrs.
CONSTIPATION LiquiLax - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. every 4 hours until bowel movement is regular.
COUGHS Herbs for respiratory infections. Wild Cherry Coffaway - 1/2 tsp as needed for cough, especially for dry cough OR Lungs Plus - 1/2 tsp as needed for deeper congestion - wet coughs or coughing spasms.
CRADLE CAP Soothing Salve - Rub on scalp.
DIAPER RASH Soothing Salve - Apply to baby's bottom at each diaper change.
EAR INFECTIONS ViraMune - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs. PLUS Hear No Evil (only use if you are certain eardrum is not perforated or does not have tubes) - 1 drop of oil warmed to baby bottle temperature in ear canal 2-3X daily. ADD Scout Out for resistant infections (contains goldenseal) - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp every 2-3 hours.
ENERGY N-R-G - 1 tsp. morning and afternoon. (Adults)
FEVER Yummy Yarrow with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp every 30 minutes or every 2 hrs. as needed. White Willow & Feverfew - 1/2 tsp every 1-2 hrs. (White Willow does convert in the body to salicin). ADD Herbs for infection.
FLU Yummy Yarrow with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs. PLUS ViraMune - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs. PLUS Flew Away - 1 TB in liquid at bedtime.
FUNGAL INFECTIONS Echinacea & Thyme with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs. PLUS Soothing Salve - apply to affected areas.
HEADACHE White Willow & Feverfew - 1/4 tsp. every 2-4 hrs.
JOINT PAIN White Willow & Feverfew - 1/2 tsp. every 3-4 hrs.
MENSTRUAL CRAMPS Female Formula - 1 TB 1-3x daily as needed.
NAUSEA/VOMITING Tummy Plus - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. every 2 hrs. as needed.
NERVOUSNESS Peppermint & Chamomile - 1/2 tsp. as needed OR Peace Treaty - 1/4 tsp. as needed.
PARASITES Worm Out - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. 3x daily for 2-4 wks.
POISON IVY Soothing Salve - Apply to affected area.
RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS Echinacea & Thyme with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs. PLUS - 1/4 tsp. every 2 hrs. (or as often as every 30 minutes during crisis. - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs. instead of Echinacea & Thyme when lymph nodes are swollen.
RING WORM - 1/2 tsp. every 3-4 hrs. PLUS Soothing Salve - applied to affected area.
SKIN PROBLEMS LivCare - 1/2 tsp. 3x daily. PLUS Echinacea & Thyme with Elderberry - 1/4 tsp. 3x daily.
SORE THROAT Gargle with Throat Coat - 1 tsp. in water alone. Lympha Rub - Rub on throat (may put 1-2 drops in the back of childs throat or up to 5 drops in adult throat every 1-2 hrs) PLUS ViraMune or BactaMune - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs.
TEETHING Peppermint & Chamomile - 1/4 tsp as needed OR Peace Treaty - 1/4 tsp 3-4 times daily. Not for daily use.
TICK BITES Soothing Salve - Apply to bite several times daily. PLUS - 3x daily for 1 month.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION - 1/4 tsp. every 3-4 hrs. PLUS BactaMune OR Scout Out - 1/4 tsp every 2 hrs.
WOUND INFECTION Echinacea & Thyme with Elderberry OR - 1/4 tsp. every 3-4 hrs. PLUS Soothing Salve - Apply several times daily.
***Dosages listed on this page correspond with those amounts the author gives her 2 and 4 year-old. She gives double these amounts to her 8 year-old and three times these amounts to herself.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is not intended as medical advice. Please seek a professional health care provider for any condition that is not self-limiting. The FDA has not evaluated these claims.
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