Aromatics for children's health
Anyone with a little experience with children knows that ailments are on the agenda. They are more prone to colds and are more easily infected due to the attendance of other children in nursery schools and kindergartens. Many times these are light and passenger ailments that do not require specific treatment: they pass quietly with rest. We can, however, alleviate the symptoms with the help of aromatic plants: many certainly have beneficial effects, but they also represent a pampering that, already on its own, can give relief.
If the problem persists or worsens, we ask our pediatrician for advice. However, it is good practice to seek professional advice before administering any preparation, especially if we are talking about children under the age of 10.
Sage can be used in many ways: thanks to essential oils, it is an excellent remedy for stuffy nose and cold sore.
Of course we can make a herbal tea: an effective formulation (and of good taste) is obtained by putting 10 sage leaves and half a lemon untreated in boiling water for about ten minutes. We filter and sweeten with wildflower or dandelion honey.
Alternatively, we can do suffixes by immersing a handful of leaves in boiling water and breathing deeply, in order to thin the mucus.
Excellent results are also obtained with an aromatherapy bath: we can make use of essential oils to dissolve in the water or put dry leaves in a small bag on which to then run hot water.