In Italy, according to a recent report on the use of the National Medicines AIFA (OsMed), we see an excessive and often improper administration of drugs to children. The herbal medicine is to help your children, reducing the use of drugs, which have many contraindications and side effects, and making your kids stronger and less susceptible to infections or relapses. Phytotherapy (from "python", plant and "therapeia" care) is in effect a scientific discipline and mix studied is the use of medicinal plants as a preventive or adjuvant, exploiting the synergy of the active ingredients contained in them .
The set of all active ingredients in medicinal plants contained in a herbal product is the "plant complex." It is this combination of active substances which determines the therapeutic activity of the product is higher than that of each active ingredient purified. It is important that herbal products are "titled" ie are not evaluated precisely only the presence and quality of the components but also the amount of the same. The titration is a fundamental parameter that ensures the standardization of the product and, consequently, its safety and its effectiveness.
The fields of application of herbal medicine in pediatrics are manifold: colds, intestinal problems, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, irritation and redness of the skin. Here is a summary of the natural treatments available for children in relation to their disorder.
If your child is prone to colds, frequent in this season, you can take advantage of the synergy between the active ingredients of the extracts of Echinacea, Zinc, Beta-Glucan, Acerola and Arabinogalactan. The synergy of these natural extracts is useful in helping the body's natural defenses against infectious agents outside. On certain occasions, in fact, the immune system of your children are weakened and their body becomes more susceptible to infections. Reinforcing their natural defenses can prevent and limit bronchitis, tonsillitis and other respiratory infections.
If your child suffers from redness or irritation caused by sweat, diapers, insect bites or mild erythema caused by UV exposure, it may be useful for a cream that contains a mix of plant extracts of Cardiospermum, Chamomile and Vitamin E. This combination has antiallergic properties, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, and is suitable for prolonged use over time even on sensitive and delicate skin of children.
A balanced mix involving muscle relaxants and anti-swelling properties of plants carminative (Fennel and Melissa), the absorbent dell'Argilla green and the probiotic activity of Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) can come to your aid if instead your child suffers from colic and gastrointestinal disorders. This compound reduces the production of intestinal gas, normalizes intestinal functions, regulates peristalsis and promotes the development of the intestinal microbial flora.
If your child has difficulty falling asleep and wakes up instead in a frequently at night, a mix of active ingredients of Escolzia and Passiflora can do for you. Both Escolzia fact that the Passiflora have calming and relaxing properties, and this combination is therefore particularly suitable for improving the quality of sleep without affecting daytime alertness.
The quality and safety of products are essential in herbal medicine as well as in traditional medicine, the more so when it comes to products for pediatric use. Among the Italian companies operating in the herbal medicine with high standards of quality and safety is Cristalfarma, company for over 10 years engaged in the research and development of herbal products for which the concept of "natural scientifically" combines a scientific approach to a path rigorous quality. All products Cristalfarma are included in the Register of supplements of the Ministry of Health and are gluten free.
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