Are you looking to transition away from some of your conventional cold & flu remedies and replace them with natural alternatives? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by all of the options out there?
When it comes to our children, we want to make sure the products we give them are safe for kids but also targeted specifically for what they are experiencing.
We often stock up on supplements like vitamin D, probiotics, omega 3's and other great product to support our kids' immune systems. These preventative measures are key, but at the same time, we should also plan to have the right products on hand for when/if they do get sick.
The last thing you want to be doing is running out to the store the moment your child experiences cold/flu symptoms, then staring at the shelves wondering which products to buy.
So why not build yourself a natural "medicine cabinet" that will cover you no matter what this fall/winter season throws at you!
Here are 8 great natural products for kids to have on hand this fall.
Don’t let runny noses and scratchy throats slow your little ones down. With antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey and propolis, this gentle, kid-friendly duo is naturally tough on germs, but also super soothing on scratchy throats. Finding natural immune support that actually works for your bumblers can be a challenge, so Beekeeper's Naturals took their original Propolis Spray and reformulated it, specially for kids.
Straight from the hive, propolis is already a powerful supporter of immunity in its own right. (It is actually used to protect baby bees from germs in the hive nursery!) But they wanted to make an extra gentle kids immune formula that really nourishes our little ones, so they added in nutrient-dense buckwheat honey. Soothing on tender scratchy throats, buckwheat honey delivers an especially hefty dose of beneficial antioxidants to support healthy healing.
2. Ear Oil:
One of the most popular formulas from St. Francis, Ear Oil is specifically intended for topical use in the ear as an analgesic for symptomatic relief of pain associated with acute otitis media (middle ear infections) and otitis externa (outer ear infections). Contains mullein, a herb long known for its relief of earache with wound healing calendula, antimicrobial garlic and the topical analgesic and antiseptic properties of St. John’s wort.
Thyme has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb to aid a host of different ailments. Today, modern herbal medicine has also claimed thyme as a valuable plant for coughs and colds, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Thyme has long been one of the best natural remedies for cough. With its antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic effects, thyme fights agents that cause bronchitis and helps to subdue coughs. It helps to relax bronchial muscles and tame a spasmodic cough with its calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Thyme works as a first-rate expectorant that helps the body loosen and thin mucus, making it easier to cough up and expel.
4. Chest Rub:
A topical respiratory formula from St. Francis that draws on the marvellous healing properties of essential oils to aid in the specific relief of heavy chest congestion that is apt to accompany coughs and colds. Crosses the skin barrier with a deep penetrating power that soothes respiratory passages. Relieves chest heaviness and discomfort that often occur with coughs and colds. Great for those wanting to access the healing benefits of essential oils as a timelessly effective topical therapy.
Clinically shown to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (common cold and flu) and shorten their duration. Used in Herbal Medicine to support the immune system, especially in times of stress and lack of sleep. Take at the first sign of infection. Echinacea purpurea is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These tooth friendly chewable fresh Echinacea tablets are gluten-free, sugar-free and lactose-free.
6. Elderberry Syrup:
A unique, all-natural cough syrup formula from St. Francis. Formulated for children, Elderberry Syrup offers great-tasting relief of cold and flu symptoms. Featuring elderberry, a classic antiviral and antibacterial, rich in flavonoid compounds, along with wild cherry bark, used for its anti-inflammatory properties
Essential electrolytes from Pascoe that contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Electrolytes and trace minerals are always rising and falling due to changes in bodily fluid. Basenpowder delivers rapid hydration and is ideal for a child suffering from vomiting or diarrhea.
Basenpowder is suitable for children over 9 years of age. Lactose, gluten, and sugar-free and contains no artificial ingredients or artificial sweeteners.
An excellent kid's tea containing herbs traditionally used to support the body’s immune, digestive and nervous systems. Soothes upset tummies, relieves symptoms of cold and flu, promotes calmness and restorative sleep. This tea has beautiful aromas, is buttery, soft and smooth, with mint and chamomile flavours shining through. This blend is gentle and effective for children, and can also be enjoyed by the whole family. Caffeine free. Organic.
Check out these items and more at our Healthy Moms Market, available both in-store and through online shopping, with next day local delivery throughout the GTA and surrounding areas.
The above information should not replace the advice of your healthcare provider. If your child has any symptoms of concern, please seek medical attention and/or appropriate testing.