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Reduce Bedwetting Naturally

Reduce Bedwetting Naturally

Bedwetting is one of those frustrating problems that add stress to life. Most often, your kids will outgrow bedwetting eventually, but until that day herbs can help you ease the symptoms naturally. Horsetail‘s bland taste makes it a perfect addition to a bedtime tea for children. It is easy to add a bit of  dried horsetail to your child’s favorite tea blend. Give the tea to your child 2 hours before bed.

Try corn silk tea with a chamomile and a very tiny amount of hops to help your little one sleep tight. Be sure that your child goes to the bathroom before bed. Be sure that the child feels safe in his/her environment to be sure that the condition isn’t caused by anxiety.

Saint John’s wort is another excellent herbal choice, particularly for children who suffer from nightmares and night frights in addition to bedwetting. Add 3-5 drops of Saint John’s wort tincture to your little one’s bedtime tea as it’s steeping. The heat from the tea will evaporate most of the alcohol, leaving behind the herbal constituents you need to help your little one sleep well. If bedtime tea isn’t a good option, try homeopathic remedies. Hypericum or Hypericum per and Equisetum homeopathic remedies just before you tuck your babe in.

Remember that bladder control is a physical ability that some kids just take more time to grow into. Check with your doctor if your child seems to be struggling with it. It could be a sign of an infection or another possibly more serious ailment. Never scold a child for wetting the bed. This only serves to shame the child and make the problem worse.

Sue & Candace

Sue Sierralupé
Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.
Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, or see her work at The Practical Herbalist, CandaceHunter.com, and NinthDegreeHerbals.com.


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