Health Support Herbs for Tea or Tincture
2oz/59g --- $6.50
There is about 23 packed table spoons per bag. Use 1 Tbsp per cup of tea.
Red Raspberry leaf
This tincture stars six herbs, five of which are chosen for their nutritive qualities.
Nettles contribute Vitamins A and C and readily absorbed minerals like calcium, silicon, and potassium.
Alfalfa lends beta-carotene, Vitamin K, some of the B complex vitamins, and numerous amino acids.
Red raspberry leaf, though most commonly known as a tonic herb for women, is also a wonderfully nutritive herb for children! It’s a source of important minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. (If you are expecting please take caution and speak to your midwife or MD first)
Oatstraw contributes important minerals such as chromium, silicon, and magnesium.
Rose hips are a concentrated source of Vitamin C and also provide Vitamins A and E. Their tart flavor help to make this tincture child-approved, too!
Mullein is a gentle herb that works well for children’s health and provides important minerals like magnesium, potassium, and sulfur.
Spearmint is added for flavor in this recipe. It has a sweet minty taste that is milder than peppermint.
Recommended Dosages for Tincture
To figure out how much you should give your child, my favorite dosing formula to use is “Clark’s Rule”.
Clark’s rule: Divide the child’s weight by 150 to get the fraction of adult dose they will take.
Pretty easy and simple.
The hard part is figuring out the adult dose.
Since these herbs are all nutritive herbs, non-toxic, and do not have upper limits like some herbs do, I start with something basic and easy to remember like taking 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for an adult. What that will be for my child will depend on what answer I get after I plug their information in the “Clark’s Rule” formula.
For example, if my child is 50 pounds, I would divide 150 to get 1/3. So my 50 pound child would take 1/3 tablespoon three times a day. Taking the supplement with a meal can help all of the vitamins and minerals absorb well.
I am not a Doctor, this information has not been evaluated by any health professional. Please be sure to speak to your Doctor before beginning any new herbs.