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Many families are finding herbal medicines to be a safer, simpler, more natural way to care for their children. With fewer side effects than conventional medications, children often improve after just a few doses of herbal remedies-even when standard medicines have been ineffective. This easy-to-follow, practical guide to dealing with common childhood health issues empower Many families are finding herbal medicines to be a safer, simpler, more natural way to care for their children. With fewer side effects than conventional medications, children often improve after just a few doses of herbal remedies-even when standard medicines have been ineffective. This easy-to-follow, practical guide to dealing with common childhood health issues empowers parents to take control of their children's recovery from illness, and to give them safe and effective alternatives to potent medicines. Along with finding easy teas for a tummy ache, drops for earaches, and treatments for eczema and diaper rash, they'll learn about: commonly used herbs, why they work, and what conditions they treat; how and where to buy or gather herbs, and how to preserve and store them; how to make their own decoctions, herbal teas, infusions, and salves; recipes for popular remedies, so they're always available when needed; and which herbs to always have on hand and which can be dangerous for children.


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Many families are finding herbal medicines to be a safer, simpler, more natural way to care for their children. With fewer side effects than conventional medications, children often improve after just a few doses of herbal remedies-even when standard medicines have been ineffective. This easy-to-follow, practical guide to dealing with common childhood health issues empower Many families are finding herbal medicines to be a safer, simpler, more natural way to care for their children. With fewer side effects than conventional medications, children often improve after just a few doses of herbal remedies-even when standard medicines have been ineffective. This easy-to-follow, practical guide to dealing with common childhood health issues empowers parents to take control of their children's recovery from illness, and to give them safe and effective alternatives to potent medicines. Along with finding easy teas for a tummy ache, drops for earaches, and treatments for eczema and diaper rash, they'll learn about: commonly used herbs, why they work, and what conditions they treat; how and where to buy or gather herbs, and how to preserve and store them; how to make their own decoctions, herbal teas, infusions, and salves; recipes for popular remedies, so they're always available when needed; and which herbs to always have on hand and which can be dangerous for children.

30 review for Herbal Healing for Children

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wyldviolet

    I was so excited when I heard about this book, and ordered it right away.When it arrived, I read it within a few hours. What a disappointment! 1) She gives instructions on drying herbs in the microwave! Yuck! 2) She suggests approaching every 'herbalist' with suspicion, even going as far as asking for proof of credentials and phoning the school they 'claim' to have attended, to make sure they are not the 'wrong' kind of herbalist. There are enough medical types out there that have been working for I was so excited when I heard about this book, and ordered it right away.When it arrived, I read it within a few hours. What a disappointment! 1) She gives instructions on drying herbs in the microwave! Yuck! 2) She suggests approaching every 'herbalist' with suspicion, even going as far as asking for proof of credentials and phoning the school they 'claim' to have attended, to make sure they are not the 'wrong' kind of herbalist. There are enough medical types out there that have been working for centuries to make herbalists look like charlatans, that it really hurts when a fellow herbalist shares in their agenda. Shame! 3) There is a tone of over-caution and danger of doing the wrong thing with almost every entry. As a Herbalist for over 20 years myself, I found this unsettling. Rosemary Gladstar's books have such joy and love behind them, while including any necessary cautions, and since Demetria studied with Rosemary, I don't understand how the loving sharing turned to DANGER DANGER, DO IT THIS WAY OR ELSE!! 4) She lists White Oak as Quercus robur, which is actually English oak. While English oak is in the white oak 'group', it is not the same species known as white oak which is Quercus alba. This makes one wonder what else she got wrong. 5) In the section on creating herbal gardens, one of her grouping suggestions includes both Aloe vera and Witch hazel in the same plot. Aloe is a desert plant, and Witch hazel is a forest understory plant. 6) In an age where we now know that Columbus did not discover 'India' I can't believe people, including Demetria in this book, still refer to indigenous people from the southern part of this continent as 'Mexican Indian'. They are in no way 'Indian'. Nor are African Americans still called 'negroids'. Let's get with the times, shall we? 7) Her tincture to boost women's iron contains herbs that could accomplish this if they were in a strong infusion or decoction form, but most herbalists should know that alcohol does a poor job of extracting vitamins and minerals. 8) In one section she mentions comfrey as toxic for internal use, then includes it in the 'tone and nourish the blood' garden patch. So....we are to apply comfrey externally to tone and nourish the blood? This is just one example of many contradictions in this book. There are so many other problems with this very disorganized and truly disappointing book, that it is difficult to believe it was written by a herbalist. There is no need to waste your money on this book when there are so many other great herbals for children out there such as by Rosemary Gladstar, Aviva Romm, Anne McIntyre etc.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    (This is a review I wrote in 2011 for a parenting column I wrote at the time. I have not revisited the book in some time so I'm hoping to take another look soon and update it.) When I received a copy of Herbal Healing for Children to review, I couldn't wait to start reading it. I was not disappointed. The book is packed with information on everything from how to use herbs to cure common childhood illnesses to how to make your own herbal remedies to fun herbal garden designs. Chapters include: An In (This is a review I wrote in 2011 for a parenting column I wrote at the time. I have not revisited the book in some time so I'm hoping to take another look soon and update it.) When I received a copy of Herbal Healing for Children to review, I couldn't wait to start reading it. I was not disappointed. The book is packed with information on everything from how to use herbs to cure common childhood illnesses to how to make your own herbal remedies to fun herbal garden designs. Chapters include: An Introduction to Herbalism The Herbal Medicine Chest: Commonly Used Herbs Remedies for Common Childhood Illnesses Buying, Gathering, and Preparing Herbs Making Your Own Herbal Remedies Easy Recipes for Homemade Remedies Three Fun Herb Gardens Herbs as Nutritional Supplements The book also has a glossary, list of suppliers, recommended reading, lists of associations and schools, plus more. Herbal Healing for Children is a relatively small book, but it's truly packed with information. It's a perfect go-to guide whenever you want to find an herbal remedy and a thorough introduction to herbs for kids. The herb section explains what each herb is good for, along with cautions about drug interactions and health conditions that might make it a poor choice. The remedies section is organized according to conditions, and then lists which herbs may be helpful for each condition. For example, the section on diaper rash gives simple tips to prevent diaper rash, talks about household products to use after diaper changes (such as organic plant-based shortenings or corn starch), tells which ingredients to look for in commercial products (such as calendula, plantain or St. John's Wort), tells which recipes in the book would be good treatments along with page numbers, and then goes into how to tell if the rash is candida and how to treat it in that case. The recipe section includes recipes for everything from an acne toner for teenagers to gripe water for infants. There are recipes for cough syrups, facial scrubs, eye washes, cramp remedies, salves, teas, bug repellents and much more. Some of the herbal recipes require a fair number of ingredients, while others are fairly simple. The author tells how to find the herbs needed, what to look for when buying them and how to preserve them yourself, too. This is a great book for parents who want to educate themselves about herbal remedies and have a guide on how to use them. Details: Herbal Healing for Children, by Demetria Clark (foreword by Rosemary Gladstar) Healthy Living Publications, 2011 The book is published on 100% postconsumer recycled paper and is processed without chlorine.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Terry

    I'm extremely impressed with this book. Usually reference books bore me to tears before I've even made it close to the end, but not this one! Ms. Clark managed to keep my attention through the entire work. That was no small feat! Dare I say reading this book was actually enjoyable? For me it was. The title is somewhat deceiving because it not only contains a wealth of information regarding herbal remedies for children, (remedies which will work for all ages by the way), but it contains so much m I'm extremely impressed with this book. Usually reference books bore me to tears before I've even made it close to the end, but not this one! Ms. Clark managed to keep my attention through the entire work. That was no small feat! Dare I say reading this book was actually enjoyable? For me it was. The title is somewhat deceiving because it not only contains a wealth of information regarding herbal remedies for children, (remedies which will work for all ages by the way), but it contains so much more. Everything and anything you could want or need to know about Herbs and Herbal medicine is here. Recipes, remedies, the different herbs and what they treat, gathering, storing, buying, growing, and even locating an herbalist. Plus, there's so much more to be found between the pages of this guide. Instead of breaking your budget to purchase a pile of books on the subject, why not simply buy this one? It has everything! It's interesting, user friendly, well organized, well written and well worth the price. It should have been titled, "The Herb Bible". Nice job Ms. Clark. You are a Master. "Won through GoodReads First Reads Program. Thank you Demetria Clark for making it possible for me to review your book."

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Love this and am happy to have it in my collection now. Beyond the recipes for common problems, illnesses and complaints, it had several chapters devoted to explaining herbs, their usefulness, their history among other peoples, a glossary of terms such as salve, tincture, poltice, and directions for use for adults and children, including contraindications.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    i just got this today from a friend who loaned it to me and have only flipped through it a bit but theres nothing here so far that any other kids herb book doesnt have. also i dont understand why there's stuff here abour pms, cramps and pimples. thats not really kid stuff. so far the book is meh. i wouldnt buy it i just got this today from a friend who loaned it to me and have only flipped through it a bit but theres nothing here so far that any other kids herb book doesnt have. also i dont understand why there's stuff here abour pms, cramps and pimples. thats not really kid stuff. so far the book is meh. i wouldnt buy it

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nadine

    Demetria Clark is an enthusiast and expert in herbs and aromatherapy. I particularly enjoy the way her books enfold and the ease in which she presents her text. This is a wonderful book for those that are curious about alternative ways to help heal children. This is a book that is a must for aromatherapists and herbologists to keep on their shelves for reference. It is packed with vital information - give it a read!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sasha Dofflemeyer

    Definitely has some home remedies I am going to try.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Fox

    I was very excited to win this book and could not wait to read it. I was very impressed with all of the information I took from the book. I never knew there could be so many alternatives to treating different ailments besides using over-the-counter medicine. Great read!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    May

    I received this book through the giveaway and enjoyed this book tremendously. I find the content very useful. The creams were all very practical and do not seem difficult to make.... Definitely a terrific alternative to the over-chemical world today...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Extremely informative. It's amazing to see how so many different herbs can help with common ailments. I only wish there was more info on ailments not mentioned in the book. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Extremely informative. It's amazing to see how so many different herbs can help with common ailments. I only wish there was more info on ailments not mentioned in the book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary Ellen

    Every family should have one of these! It and other great books are available from the Book Publishing Company at The Farm ....www.bookpubco.com Every family should have one of these! It and other great books are available from the Book Publishing Company at The Farm ....www.bookpubco.com

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Already using some of the recipes in this one.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carmella

    Must have for natural health and your children. Or, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Keith and Rachael

    Great! Doable remedies for kiddos. I would highly recommend this book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lili Trenkova

  16. 5 out of 5

    Karen Origer-Greco

  17. 5 out of 5

    Litsa

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mindy Kingbird

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandis Roush

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nichole C.

  21. 4 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Anna Kei

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bunmi Onabela

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sofi Casellini

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carryl Lee

  27. 4 out of 5

    Louann

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chrystal

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  30. 4 out of 5

    Elena Pollard

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