When my children complain of tummy aches, like most things, I prefer to reach for a natural home remedy. There’s an herb for just about any complaint and many to soothe upset stomachs. Some you may have growing in your own garden, some you may find growing wildly. Dried herbs may also be purchased from your local health food store or online through a source like Mountain Rose Herbs. If you are gathering from the wild, please do take care that you can properly identify a plant before you harvest it.
For a children’s tea I use about a 1/4 teaspoon of each of the following herbs. You don’t have to have all of them, just use which ones you have.
Mexican Tarragon (has a lovely anise taste)
Mint ( I use wild growing Mountain Mint)
Pour boiling water over the herbs and allow them to steep for about 15 minutes. For loose herbs I like to use my mini french press. A reusable tea bag or tea ball would work as well. Strain and sweeten with honey, if desired.
My children really enjoy the taste of this mellow tea and it never fails to settle their tummies. Do you have any natural remedies for tummy aches?