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Colic Cure: Clove Tea

My good friend Stephanie’s two-month old baby boy has some fierce gas going on, poor child.

Because Stephanie’s older son has a number of severe food allergies, she is nursing exclusively and herself is on a highly restricted diet: no wheat, dairy, soy, nuts, seafood… and maybe more that I’m forgetting. Yet the baby still has painful gas, otherwise known as colic. She doesn’t know what else she can eliminate from her diet to help him be more comfortable since there’s so little she’s eating already.

Yesterday I learned of a colic remedy from India that I will recommend to her:

Pour one cup of boiling water over a few whole cloves and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain the cloves out and let the water cool to body temp (test on the inside of the wrist). Then, spoon one teaspoon of the cooled liquid into the baby’s mouth. That’s it.

The aryuvedic-trained healer I learned this from swore this remedy would give immediate results and that he had personally witnessed the results many times with his twin nieces (now 3 years old). I’ll let you know when I hear results from Stephanie, and please let me know if you try it with your own baby!

Posted in: Kids, Natural remedies

4 Comments on “Colic Cure: Clove Tea

  1. I think the general idea is to get rid of any parasites in baby or toddler. Parasites are common in infants and many parents fight with flatulence but not the main problem that are intestinal worms.

    1. It hadn’t occurred to me that maybe “colic” is an indication of parasitic infection. Since cloves have gentle anti-parasitic properties, this remedy makes sense. Seems like something more mothers should know.

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