Finding Info About Natural Remedies

Updated on April 24, 2008
W.B. asks from Ruskin, FL
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Ok, so the thread about coughing and all the suggestions made me interested to read more about natural remedies. Does anyone have a reccomendation of where to start? I am interested in the things like the oil of oregano added to the milk. Thanks.

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answers from Lakeland on

Check out XanGo Juice. It tastes great and kids will drink this! It's a great anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-histamine etc etc all in one juice. All the moms I have using it with their kids are ecstatic because their kids aren't sick and needing to go to the doctor all the time or using anti-biotic drugs, etc. Call Heather Michelle at ###-###-#### or's a single mom who homeschools 2 boys so I like to help her home business by sending her referrals. She's also a member of mamasource.

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answers from Tampa on

Hi W.

I havent seen the thread going around. But I have to tell you about a month ago my 3 year old came down with a cold...coughing...I took her to our pedi and he suggested honey, a tsp everytime she had a coughing fit...well low and behold...IT WORKED...I to am all about as natural as we can get...also vicks vapor rub on the bottoms of their feet (covered with a pair socks)stop coughing at nighttime as well. Good luck in finding out what your looking for.

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answers from Tampa on

I have a great book called: Holistic Medicine for Infants and Children that I got off-line at Amazon. It helped my daughter w/ ear aches. I really like the book and it helped her alot.
Good luck!



answers from Tampa on

I agree with the honey too. If it is in it's natural state with all the propolis and enzymes, it is even better. Other things that you can do is give the little ones acidolphilus and bifidus on a regular basis so they don't get as sick as often. Garlic is fabulous for colds and for anytime to fight infections. Also, get them the fish oil chewables that are flavored with strawberry. This will keep them healthy too, probably for the 2 year old for now--I would wait on the baby. The oil of oregano is good, but tastes real strong, so go easy on it. Babies seem to do well with garlic though, if you could figure out a way to put it in the milk...maybe soak minced garlic in olive oil or flax oil and then add the oil to the milk. If you are nursing, you can take all of these things and the baby will automatically get the benefits as well as you. If not, try small amounts in the bottle and see you he does. As far as the honey, wait until the baby is older, since it has the botulism (sp?) problem for the young babes.

Also, go to your local healthfood store and ask the supplements person, they always have lots of suggestions. I have two books that I use frequently for referencing natural remedies: "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" and "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies".




answers from Sarasota on

There is an excellent homeopathic cough syrup available at the health food store. It's called B&T cough syrup. Tastes good, too.




answers from Tampa on

W.. The only oils that can be ingested are those that are theraputic grade. A company (one of only a few) that produces theraputic grade oils is Young Living. If you would like more infromation about that, feel free to contact me off list. As for a good place to start with things like homeopathy. I recommend you call Kelly Wilson, RN ###-###-####. She is the person who helped me "turn it around" for my two girls who have immunodeficences.


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