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5 Cough Herbs That Are Great For Kids

My oldest kid is a pneumonia factory. Seriously. Every time he gets a cold, he tries to dial it up to 11. The first year he got pneumonia he was only 18 months old, and I didn't know what I was doing. By the time I figured out that he was bad sick, it was an antibiotics-for-breathing type of sick. That's when I started learning about herbs for kids, because the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically says   "Demonstration of the efficacy of antitussive preparations in children is lacking, and these medications may be potentially harmful. Decongestant (sympathomimetic) components of these mixtures administered to children have been associated with irritability, restlessness, lethargy, hallucination, hypertension, and dystonic reactions.The clearance and metabolism of the components of cough mixtures may...

How to Make a Mustard Plaster

Hey y’all, welcome to DIY Thursday. This week I’ve seen that hacking cough that’s going around and I’ve prescribed a mustard plaster every single day, so I thought I’d write it down so you can find it later. I also made a (lengthy!) video on how to do it, but I’ll outline the steps and rationale here in case you don’t have time to watch me do it. First off, history lesson. Mustard plasters are not a new thing- ask your grandmother. This is the way that colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia used to be treated circa the early 1900’s. This treatment even made it into the New England Journal of Medicine for how effective they were during the Spanish flu epidemic. They’ve fallen out of favor...

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