Medicinal plants for baby colic

Herbal treatment for colic in babies

Phytotherapy. Medicinal plants preparations  for colic in infants

In the natural treatment of baby colic some medicinal herbs can be used with the following properties:

Relaxant and antispasmodic plants which help lower abdominal strain as much as mental stress or anxiety that often manifests as abdominal pain.

Carminative plants, which help expel gas, often responsible for bellyache.

Digestive plants, that favor digestive processes

Analgesic plants, which help reduce the pain caused by abdominal cramps.

Bottles with plants

Some plants, used in herbal medicine for adults, are also useful in treating colic in babies. They can be used in the same way than in adults, but any preparation must be very diluted with water and must be taken when warm, never hot. The way to take them is to include them in the bottle with the milk. Among all the possible herbs to be used, we can recommend the following

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Caraway (Carum carvi)

Linden (Tilia x europaea)

In babies with excessive gas, you can add a few tablespoons of caraway infusion to the milk bottle. This way you can relieve or prevent colic in babies.

Baths for colic in babies

Adding a small amount of the infusion of a tranquilizing plant to the baby’s daily bath will help reduce tension and will diminish his/her abdominal pain.

Compresses for colic in babies

Putting a compress on the painful strained abdominal muscle favors and reduces pain. You can simply apply a compress soaked in warm water, although it is more productive to make a tea with the aforementioned plants and wet the pad with the liquid.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 October, 2020

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