A Guide to Natural Herbal Supplements for Kids
Children can experience a number of wellness benefits from many very gentle herbs, whether it’s calming temporary anxiousness, helping to settle an upset tummy, or boosting their immune systems. At Cedar Bear, we offer a full line of natural herbal supplements for kids, in dosages adjusted for kid-sized bodies. Our 100% alcohol-free liquid herbal supplements cover four basic categories: nervines, herbs that support specific organ systems, herbs that nourish the growth process and herbs that boost the immune system.
Kids might not have mortgages to pay or bosses to please, but they can experience their own stress and anxiety. Fortunately, Mother Nature has provided many botanicals that promote calm energy, productive focus and healthy sleep. You’ll find these herbs in our Chamomile Calmer, Brain & Bright (Focus Support for Kids), as well as Queasy Ease.
Ancient cultures, from Egypt to Athens, were big believers in chamomile’s healing powers. The plant gets its name from the Greek word for “ground apple,” a reference to chamomile’s pleasant apple taste. Modern studies show that the herb increases the body’s feel-good hormone serotonin, as well as melatonin, the hormone needed in sufficient supply to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Catnip is another herb well known for its ability to ease stress. It contains nepetalactone, a compound with gentle sedative properties.
Organ-Supporting Herbs for Kids
Mullein supports respiratory function by promoting the proper osmotic balance in mucus membranes. Although native to Europe, North Africa and Asia, this woolly-leafed, spiky plant soon found its way into the pharmacopeia of Native American healers.
Other common weeds support renal function. The diuretic properties of dandelion, for example, regulate the quantity of fluids that the kidneys handle.
Red root bark, more commonly known as New Jersey Tea and native to the Eastern Seaboard, gently stimulates the detox functions of young lymphatic systems.
Maturing physically and mentally requires abundant nutrients, which is why mineral-rich herbs figure prominently in our herbal supplements for kids. Alfalfa, for example, is known to contain levels of copper, manganese, magnesium and iron, as well as Vitamins B, C and K.
Gingko biloba supports the body’s production of acetylcholine, essential for memory retention, mental focus and learning processes.
When it comes to supporting young bodies’ natural defenses, few herbs rank higher than echinacea root. For centuries, Native Americans have used this pretty, purple-flowered plant, native to the Great Plains, to treat and prevent various infections.
Other tried and true herbs found in our Immune Blast Off include thyme. It’s no coincidence that the thymus gland, a key player in young immune systems, got its name from its resemblance to thyme buds.
Try Our Children’s Herbal Supplements
Cedar Bear has been an innovative leader in 100% alcohol-free liquid herbal supplements since 1982, providing customers all over the world with the highest quality natural herbs and ingredients that taste great and deliver excellent results. Try our line of children’s supplements, specifically formulated to support your child’s overall health and wellbeing.