4 Simple Natural Steps to Treat Colic
Sweet syrups are an easy way to get children to take herbal remedies. This multitasking chamomile syrup has a calming sedative effect, relaxes the digestive tract, and has antiallergenic properties. It's goof for the use with colic, stomachaches, and when a child has trouble sleeping.
4 handfuls (approx 40g) German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flowerheads
4 cups (900 ml) water
2 1/4 cups (450g) sugar or 1 cup (340g) honey
1. In a pan, put the chamomile in the water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low, then cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for about 20 minutes.
2. Reduce the mixture to 3/4 cup (approx 200 ml) by simmering very slowly with the lid off for an additional 20 minutes.
3. Add the sugar and simmer for a few more minutes, stirring until the mixture looks like syrup. Be careful not to boil rapidly; allow it to bubble just a little.
4. Strain through a mesh sieve and then pour it into a sterilized bottle. Seal with a cork; if the syrup ferments, the bottle might explode.
Use: For a child, 1 tsp, 3 to 6 times a day. For adults, 2 to 4 tsp, 3 to 6 times a day. Caution: If you are a diabetic, do not use.
Storage: Keeps unopened for up to 1 year. Once opened, keeps for 1 week in the refrigerator.
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