Herbal Medicine: 101
As a pediatrician trained in both western (M.D.) and alternative (Ayurvedic) medicine, I am always careful to ask the families in my practice what vitamins or supplements or herbs they have addede to their daily health regimen so that we can work together to insure the health and safety of their child.
What can I do when my child gets a cold?
For most healthy children, a cold is caused by a virus, not bacteria, so the only “cure” for the common cold is watchful waiting, fluids and TLC. But kids feel terrible when they are sick with bad colds, and parents want to help- but what’s a parent to do now that all the cold medicines have been recalled and regulated?