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For thousands of years, our ancestors have used food in medicinal practices. They are easily available and have many other uses in your household. Natural home remedies help your child regain his health while giving more bonding time for parents and child. You will find all efforts are worthwhile when you see that your child has built more confidence and become stronger as they recover naturally. The secret to success of using natural home remedies is to build a trusting relationship with your child from young.
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” - Hippocrates, Father of Medicine.
Colic usually occurs in babies below 3-month old. It makes baby cries or displays symptoms of distress for no other apparent reasons, usually in the evening. It is less common in breastfed babies.
Remedy 1 Chamomile Tea Steep 1 chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes, remove the tea bag. Let the tea cool to room temperature and feed 60ml to the baby. This tea relaxes baby’s intestinal muscle and calms irritated baby.
3. Soak the socks in the lemon water and wring dry thoroughly. 4. Put on the socks for your child, the socks should cover the calf. 5. Cover legs properly with blanket.
To disperse the heat quickly. Rub each sole with a drop of lemon essential oil follow by a drop of peppermint essential oil.
Organic herbal tea to soothe fever, such as horsetail, chamomile, yarrow and fenugreek. Steep ½ teaspoon of any of the dried herbs in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Let the tea cool to room temperature. Give this drink to your child throughout the day.
Boost your child‘s immune system to fight against infection. Feed your child with ½ teaspoon of active manuka honey (15+ or above) and 1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil three times daily.
Eczema is often found as red and scaly patches on baby’s cheeks, joint of arms and legs. It is an immune system reaction which could be triggered by irritants such as chemicals in soap, cream, detergent, or allergens in baby’s diet such as cow milk protein, eggs, and citrus fruits. The condition can be worsened by stress, heat and sweat.
To calm a fussy or sleepless baby.
Remedy 1 Orange & lavender essential oil Put 2 drops of orange essential oil + 2 drops of lavender essential oil into a burner. This wonderful scent creates a joyful atmosphere while relaxing the irritable baby. Excellent for promoting good sleep. Wild Harvest Virgin Coconut Oil, Nui
Remedy 2 Little Sunshine Baby Tea, Sonnentor This soothing tea blend of fennel, anise, caraway and lemon balm is 100% caffeine free. Specially selected herbs to calm baby’s irritation. Suitable for babies from 6 months and above.
Remedy 3 Apple cider vinegar bath Pour half cup (125ml) of apple cider vinegar into warm bath water. Let your child sit in the bath tub, bath your child gently. Apple cider vinegar purifies your child’s aura by dispersing negative energy away. This brings emotional relief to him.
For babies above 1 year old, increase the dosage of virgin coconut oil from ¼ to 1 teaspoon. It is important to keep baby’s skin hydrated to reduce the itchiness. Mix 1 teaspoon of calendula oil and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil evenly, apply onto baby’s skin immediately after bath. The oil blend moisturises baby’s skin and provides essential fatty acids which accelerate skin healing.
Remedy 4 A bowl of salt and lemon slices Baby’s emotion may also be affected by draining vibrations left in the atmosphere from previous unpleasant happenings such as arguments or conflict. Place a bowl of salt and lemon slices in the bedroom, leave overnight and bury it away from the house in the next morning. This protects your child from negative energy which makes him uncomfortable and irritated.
Alternatively, you can use organic and earth-friendly moisturising products by Living Nature, Weleda, Cherub Rubs and Buds.
Cough Cough is actually a healthy and important reflex that protects the breathing airways in the throat and chest. Your child cough to clear the lining of the throat and respiratory tract from irritation caused by dust particles, air pollutants, food, smoke or excess mucus secreted by mucous membrane itself to soothe irritation and inflammation triggered by infection.
Remedy 1 Soothing drink Mix 1 teaspoon of active manuka honey (15+ or above) with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Let your child swallow the mixture slowly. This mixture has anti-inflammation properties. It forms a soothing film over the inflammed throat. You may also dilute with 2 tablespoons of water. Honey is not suitable for babies under 1-year old.
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Remedy 2 Lemon hot compress to soothe sore throat discomfort Prepare lemon slices, hot water, one small and medium sized towel each. Soak lemon slices in hot water for 5 minutes. Wet a face towel in the hot lemon water, wring out water thoroughly and wrap around throat area with the towel. Make sure the temperature is hot but not too hot it burns the skin. Keep it warm by covering with another medium sized towel.
Garlic syrup Put 4 – 5 peeled garlic cloves into a clean glass jar, cover with 4 tablespoons of raw honey. Leaving to stand in a warm place for several hours. Take 1 teaspoon a few times daily to relieve cough. Garlic is a wonderful natural expectorant and strong antiseptic. A regular course of this garlic syrup will also strengthen the breathing airway and ensure that cough is kept at bay.
Remedy 2 Cough syrup Add equal portion of fruit enzyme, apple cider vinegar and active manuka honey (15+ or above) into a glass jar, shake well. Take 1 teaspoon, a few times daily.
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Apple Cider Vinegar, Why Not?
Diarrhoea There are a few causes of diarrhoea in babies, including change of diet, food allergy, medication or infections due to poor hygiene or teething. Some useful tips to manage baby’s diarrhoea: • Make sure baby drinks plenty to prevent dehydration. • If your baby has started consuming solid food, remember the BRAT diet guide. B – Banana R – Rice A – Apple sauce (Apple & Quince jar, Babynat) T – Toasted bread These foods help to firm up and bind baby’s stool during diarrhoea. • Feed your baby with small meal to allow the digestive system to work gently.
You may also add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil into the hot water. Eucalyptus essential oil is very good for relieving nasal congestion and breaking down thick mucus.
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Lemon Citrus Peppermint Essential Oil, Essential Oil, Florame Florame
Infants (0-12 months): Feed the baby with coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon twice daily with/after meal. Can be added into milk and cereal. Give baby ¼ teaspoon probiotic (friendly bacteria), twice daily, 45 minutes before meal. Both of these help to strengthen baby’s natural defense system.
Calendula Oil, Florame
If your baby is whining while swallowing, refuse to eat or drink, grabbing or scratching his throat, most probably these are signs of sore throat. We can help the baby relieves the discomfort and let him rest better for speedy recovery.
Probiotic and Virgin Coconut Oil to promote friendly bacteria and strengthen immune system.
Abdominal massage with essential oil Put 3 drops of roman chamomile essential oil into 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil/ calendula oil, mix well. Dab the blended oil on your palms; gently massage baby’s stomach in clockwise direction. Roman chamomile oil relaxes baby’s abdominal muscles while your touch and warmth comfort the baby.
For fenugreek, soak ½ teaspoon of fenugreek seed in 1 cup warm water. Give the drink directly or use the water to make the milk. Give few times a day.
Sweet Almond Oil, Florame
2. Press the lemon with a glass bottle to squeeze the juice and essential oil into the water.
Honey is not suitable for babies under 1 year old.
Chamomile Tea, Sonnentor
1. Cut the lemon in the hot water into half, then cut into rays from centre outward.
1 ”Reflections on Fever in Childhood” Journal for Anthroposophy No. 42
Human body has the ability to heal. Our body always attempt to overcome illness and restore its balance. With proper diet, natural remedies, and tender loving care, your child’s body would be quick to heal itself.
Hot compress with lemon to help disperse the heat throughout whole body. Prepare hot water (38°C - 40°C) in a large bowl, one lemon, knife, a pair of adult sized socks, an empty glass bottle.
Probiotic to restore the balance of friendly bacteria Take ¼ teaspoon probiotic (friendly bacteria) once every 2 hours.
Arrowroot Powder, The Bites
Grade D Maple Syrup, Why Not?
Remedy 2 Arrowroot drink to stop diarrhoea and calm the irritable bowel. Mix 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder into 1 cup of water, boil it. Add maple syrup to taste. This starchy drink is very soothing for the intestine and can replenish nutrients loss with its easily digestable starch and minerals.
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Paediatrician Dr Uwe Stave reported1: “Fever attacks can affect children in quite a positive way. Even though his physical strength is reduced, the child may disclose a wealth of new interests and skills. He may find new and advanced ways to communicate, think, and handle situations, or display a refinement of his motor skills. In short, after a fever, the child reveals a spurt of development and maturation.”
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Fever can activate your child’s immune system in a natural way, and prevent susceptibility to disease in later life.
These natural remedies are tried and tested by staff and friends of justlife™. • • •
References and Sources: justlife™ mothers’ own experience Natural Remedies for Kids from www.parents.com Dr (H) Joean Onn, Naturopathy and Homeopathy Therapist • Herbal Remedies & Home Comforts by Jill Nice • Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Healing “Herbs & Spices” by John Heinerman • The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook by Karen Harrison
The information given on this poster is based upon researches/experiences and as a guideline in relation to maintaining/promoting health and wellness. It is not intended as a substitute/replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult qualified health care professionals.
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Serves 3 Organic ingredients: 1 cup Couscous, The Bites 1½ cup Hot water 2 nos Cherry tomato (cut into half) 1 no Brown onion (cut into small dice) 2 tbsp Carrot (cut into small dice) 1 tbsp Fresh English parsley (chopped) 1 clove Fresh garlic (minced) 1 tbsp Manuka raisin, The Bites 1 tsp Vegetable broth seasoning, Rapunzel 4 tbsp Cooking oil, Why Not?™ 1 tsp Sea salt, The Bites 3 nos Fresh capsicum A dash of black pepper powder, Sonnentor
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Nutritional yeast cheese spread Organic ingredients: 60ml Soy milk, NaturGreen Soja Calcium 1½ tbsp Apple cider vinegar, Why Not?™ 1 tbsp Nutritional yeast, The Bites ½ tsp Sea salt, The Bites 180ml Cooking oil, Why Not?™ Step 1: Using a blender, mix the soy milk, sea salt and nutritional yeast. Step 2: Remove the center plug from top of blender. While blending on high speed, slowly pour the cooking oil into the mixture. A thick cream will form.
Step 1: Put couscous in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Step 6: Put half piece of cherry tomato into the “capsicum bowl” then fill it with couscous and cover with the “lid”.
Step 2: Stir fry brown onion, carrot and garlic in a pan until fragrant. Remove from heat.
Step 7: Place capsicum upright in a baking dish and sprinkle some cooking oil on the capsicum. Roast for 15 minutes.
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Organic ingredients: ½ cup Fresh blueberries 1 cup Baby rolled oats, The Bites 2 tsp Cinnamon powder, Sonnentor 1 tsp Oat bran, The Bites
Step 1: Pack some fresh blueberries in a freezer bag and place them in the freezer for about an hour, before you start making the meal. Step 2: Take a few of the blueberries out and thaw them in a bowl while cooking the oat. Step 3: Once the oatmeal is done, sprinkle oat bran and cinnamon powder on top and add the blueberries. Fold the steaming hot oatmeal over them, and the blueberries would thaw completely and turn juicy and sweet. Ready to serve!
Step by step to make Ladybird Cheese Crackers
Step 1: Cut cherry tomatoes into half.
Step 4: Cut small grapes into half vertically and then crosswise for the head of the ladybird.
Step 5: Prepare the crackers. Scoop some cheese spread into a piping bag and squeeze the spread onto the crackers evenly.
Step 2: Cut away the top just a little bit. Step 3: Halve the cherry tomatoes and set aside in pairs.
Step 6: Arrange the grapes and tomatoes carefully on each crackers to form the ladybird.
Step 7: Cut chive stalk to make the antenna of ladybird. Carefully place it in between the “head” and the “wing”.
You can chill it in a fridge for a few hours for a firm texture. To melt the chocolate for decoration: Fill the bottom half of a double boiler with water. Bring the water to simmer. Place one piece of dark chocolate in the bowl and place over the simmering water. Be careful that the water doesn’t splash into the chocolate.
Step 8: Fill another piping bag with the melted chocolate and dot the wings. Ready to serve!
Millet Coconut Pudding Serves 3 Organic ingredients: 3/4 cup Millet, The Bites 3 cups Water 500ml Coconut milk 1 tsp Sea Salt, The Bites 4 tbsp Agave syrup Various fruit toppings
This is not the typical custard-y pudding that’s smooth and jelly-like. It is more the consistency of oatmeal porridge. You can cook the millet longer for a smoother consistency.
This pudding would make a great breakfast or afternoon snack.
Step 1: Add millet and coconut milk to a saucepan, add water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat for about an hour, or until pudding thickens.
Step 6: When it’s chilled, garnish with your favourite fruit topping. They can be durian, mixed berries, grapes, etc. Be creative!
Step 2: Stir pudding occasionally to prevent sticking. It should have the consistency of rice porridge.
* You may add some vanilla extract as natural flavouring in Step 3.
Step 3: Add agave syrup and stir.* Step 4: Prepare jars and bowls to pour the pudding into. Spoon the pudding into the jar. Step 5: Put the pudding in the fridge to chill. When taken hot, the pudding tastes like bubur gandum, a local sweet porridge dessert made of wheat.
Let your kids do the measuring, and scooping of ingredients or even pouring pudding into jars. They may create a mess, but that’s okay...
Serves 4 Organic ingredients: 3 nos Baby cucumbers ½ pkt Tricolour square noodles, The Bites 1 clove Garlic 1 tbsp Yeast flakes, The Bites 1 tsp Sesame seeds, The Bites 1 tsp Dried parsley, Sonnentor 1 tsp Shallot oil Step 1: Boil noodle sheets until cooked and set aside. Step 2: Slice up the baby cucumbers. Step 3: Fry garlic slices in sesame oil until fragrant. Add some shallot oil. Remove from heat after half a minute. This dish also makes a great salad for a barbeque.
Step 4: Toss the noodle and cucumber slices in the oil. Sprinkle with yeast flakes and garnish with sesame seeds and dried parsley.
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Noodle and cucumber salad Mixed Berries Soy Yoghurt Serves 2 Organic ingredients: 1 cup/250ml Homemade soy yoghurt 2 cups Mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, mulberries) 2 sticks Cherry spelt stick, Sonnentor Step 1: Put 1 cup of washed mixed berries into a glass bowl. Cover and chill in fridge for an hour. Step 2: Pour half cup of the soy yoghurt over the chilled mixed berries and serve with the cherry spelt sticks.
Homemade Soy Yoghurt Organic ingredients: 900ml Soy milk, NaturGreen Soja Calcium 1 tsp Yogurt starter powder, Natren Heat the soy milk to 40°C in a stainless steel or clay pot with lid and remove from heat. Add 1 teaspoon of yoghurt starter and mix well. Cover with lid and let the soy milk ferment at room temperature for 12 to 14 hours. Tips! To have a creamy and smooth texture, strain excess water from the soy yoghurt using a cloth strainer, then whisk the strained yogurt well until it becomes smooth.
Traffic Light Couscous, Mixed Berries with Soy Yoghurt, Ladybird Cheese Cracker — recipes by Jimmy Tan, justlife™ chef, photos by Sheng Wang. Millet Coconut Pudding, Noodle and Cucumber Salad, Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal — photos and recipes by Elaine Dong. www.angelolli.com
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Organic ingredients: 1 pkt Cream crackers, OriGene Bakery 1 cup Nutritional yeast cheese spread 10 nos Cherry tomatoes 5 nos Black grapes (small) 3 tbsp Melted dark chocolate A few stalk of chive or any similar green leaves available.
Step 5: Cut the capsicum half inch from its top and remove its content to have a “capsicum bowl” and “capsicum lid”.
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Step 4: Preheat oven to 175°C.
Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal Serves 2
Ladybird Cheese Crackers
Step 3: Mix the stir fried ingredients with couscous. Add the chopped English parsley and manuka raisins. Season with sea salt, black pepper powder and broth seasoning according to taste.