Motherwort to children: dosage and reviews
Motherwort is a well-known herbal preparation with a strong sedative effect. In the people it is also called heart grass or dog nettle. Place of growth of motherwort - fields, open areas.
In order to take a motherwort, it must be collected, dried, fumed or insisted. Also it can be bought at the drugstore in tablets and tinctures.
Many parents suggest that traditional medicine will not do any harm to children's health, but, on the contrary, it is much more effective than all chemistry. Therefore, the question often arises as to whether it is possible to give a mother-in-law to a mother-in-law. This article will help you figure it out.
When a motherwort is prescribed for children
The pathology of the neuropsychological development of a child under 3 years of age often depends on the problems during the mother's pregnancy. For example, if the placental circulation was disturbed, then after the birth of the baby, its neuropsychic development can bear the consequences of this problem. Such children may have increased excitability, fatigue, rapid mood swings, etc. These symptoms continue to pass, but easy pedagogical and medical correction is required.
It turns out that motherwort accept, both adults and children, even the smallest. Children are prescribed this herbal remedy in the following cases:
- with the syndrome of increased neuro-reflex excitation - this syndrome is quite common and appears in many newborn children. If the child is not yet a year old, then this disease manifests itself in the following symptoms: Moro reflex (fright), muscle tone increase, hands, legs, chin tremble, the child restlessly sleeps and restlessly behaves during wakefulness. Kids after a year can not engage in quiet quiet games, they are too mobile and talkative (with the movements are not always arbitrary).
- with the syndrome of hyperactivity - is also a common neurological-behavioral disorder. The hyperactive child is also overly energetic and agile. He has increased nervous excitability, frequent hysterics, lack of concentration of attention. Such a child is very attached to his mother, and does not tolerate separation from her even for a short while.
With these ailments it is recommended to give motherwort to children. But before you start treatment, you must always consult a doctor. He will advise in what form it is better to take the medicine and how to choose the right dosage.
How to take the motherwort
This section of the article will tell you how to give motherwort to children, instructions for use will also be described. Experts do not advise giving motherwort tincture to children under one year, since this remedy has a rather strong soothing effect, suppressing the central nervous system. The most optimal option for newborns is taking a bath with a motherwort herb.
One-year-old children can brew grass and add a decoction to tea. This product has a very strong soothing effect and a bitter taste, so it is important to observe the proportions.
It is recommended to give alcoholic tincture to babies from the age of three with a minimum dosage. Since alcohol, even in small amounts, badly affects the nervous system of the child and the whole body as a whole, it is better to give dry plant raw materials instead of tinctures.
Children over eight years old can take motherwort in pills. Usually prescribed from one to three tablets per day.
In any case, you need to consult with your doctor before giving motherwort to children. Dosage must be calculated individually.
Preparation of baths from motherwort
In order to prepare a bath, you need dry grass or filter bags. On a large bath you need about 3-4 tablespoons of dried shredded grass or about seven sachets. Motherwort should be pre-poured in 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave for 40 minutes. After that, the broth should be filtered and poured into a bath, prepared for bathing. The necessary substances will reach the baby through the skin and breathing.
Preparation of decoction from motherwort
Motherwort to children under 2 years old is brewed according to the following recipe: one teaspoon of medicine should be poured with boiling water in the amount of one glass, close and leave for one hour. Ready-made broth should be given to the child three times a day for 2 teaspoons. It is important to coordinate the treatment with a doctor.
For children from 2 to 12 years old, fresh broth can be mixed with water or sweetened tea in a ratio of 1-2 tbsp. spoon on the floor a glass of water three times a day.
Dosage alcohol tinctures for children
To children under three years of alcoholic tincture of motherwort is not recommended, but it can be added to the bath when bathing at a dosage of 20 drops per 1 liter of water.
Older children, from 3 to 12 years old, prescribe this medicine three times a day, 1-2 drops, adding them to water or sweetened tea.
Children under the age of eight pills motherwort are contraindicated. The doctor can prescribe the pills from 8 years - one tablet 2-3 times a day. At the same time, one should not engage in self-medication, specialist consultation is obligatory.
So, we examined in detail how to give motherwort to children, the instructions for use are described above, but again we repeat that all medicines should be taken strictly under the supervision of the attending physician! Especially, it concerns children!
In which cases it is contraindicated to take motherwort
In the instructions for any medication, contraindications must always be indicated, in which cases it is forbidden to use the motherwort to children. To comply with these rules is extremely important, so that later hard and irreparable consequences do not come. It is contraindicated to use the motherwort in the following cases:
- with bradycardia (low heart rate);
- with hypotension (low blood pressure);
- while taking other sedative-hypnotic drugs;
- with gastritis;
- with gastric ulcer;
- with individual intolerance.
The appointment of the motherwort helps the child to calm down, that's just the taste of this medicine is very bitter, so the kids drink it reluctantly, and each time you have to persuade. It is very beneficial for sweet tea.
For a long time people have been treated with folk remedies, imported sweet medicines appeared only recently. And thus all grew up healthy, were ill much less, than now. Of course, it is dangerous to give a new mother to a new mother-in-law, but it is quite possible for older children and for the doctor's prescription.
When children are hyperactive, then coping with them is quite difficult. Motherwort here really helps. Babies doctors appoint baths with motherwort, after them the children sleep peacefully at night. And when the children grow up, you can drink them with a decoction from the motherwort.