Reported by Rachel Regalado
Date: 14 Nov ‘06
Herbal medications are growing in popularity every day. More and more people are using them to cure all kinds of illnesses. One herbalist decided to take action and formulated his own combination of herbs to relax children and create what he calls a sense of focus.
Kids are full of energy. Often running circles around their parents, but what if you could calm your children down with a quick hit from this little dropper? When it comes to our children, safety is always first. Parents and grandparents watch their little ones with a close eye and when it comes to medication the guidelines can be stringent. Tylenol and Advil are products approved by the FDA which can be sold over the counter. But what about herbal medications and natural supplements? Calm Child is a herbal syrup designed to ease restlessness in children as well as promote calm, focused attention. You may recognize some of the ingredients. Dr. Sheldon Ravin is a family practitioner with Primary Care Associates. He said, “Chamomile flower can be calming. Hawthorn berry can be calming. Catnip can be calming.”
Kristen Lowery is the mother of two and said she is not totally against herbal medications. She said, “I would certainly consider it if I was working with my pediatrician.”
Michael Tierra is the founder of Calm Child and renowned herbalist who formulated the product for his own son over twenty years ago. He said, “I put it together to calm them and strengthen their immune systems. I would not put it out in the market it I didn’t’ think it was safe and had a lot of clinical usage with my patients.”
Ravin said a child’s behavior is often influenced by the parents. He said, “The biggest problem we have in 21st century society are parents are too busy for their kids.” A theory Lowery believes in and uses in her own home. She said, “I will always try to use other methods to correct behavior before medicine.”
Tierra also told FOX21 News his product has gotten great feedback from parents and adults who also take the formula. If you decide to try the product Ravin said it is best to talk with your pediatrician or a local natropath before starting any supplement.
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