Old Ways Herbal: Juliette Abigail Carr, RH (AHG)

Women & Children's Herbal Clinic, Vermont Herb School, & Ramblings on Family Herbal Wisdom


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Frozen Yogurt Infusions: Toddler Magic

Turn infusions and decoctions into delicious, fun remedies that go down easy!  Frozen yogurt infusions are a fantastic trick to get medicine into kids who don’t eat when things go awry, and they’re especially nice for kids prone to tummy trouble.

 

  1. Make strong tea out of your choice of herbs, using either the infusion or decoction method (instructions here).  The infusion needs to taste good, so choose herbs accordingly.  Sweeten with ample honey for electrolytes, probiotics, and immune-boosting properties.  Make sure you can taste the honey.  Allow to cool.
  2. The best yogurt is organic, unsweetened, whole milk yogurt, either plain or in a flavor your child likes.  If you’re using flavored yogurt, make sure it won’t be disgusting with the flavor of the tea.
  3. Start with twice as much yogurt as tea.  Combine cool tea and yogurt in a blender until smooth.  Add more tea slowly until you have a consistency about halfway between tea and yogurt.  If the texture is a little liquidy that is okay.
  4. Pour into silicone popsicle molds (ice cube trays also work, but popsicles are more fun).  When frozen, they can be popped out and stored in freezer bags to make space for another batch, or just keep them in the molds.

I mostly use this trick for immune formulas (like elderberry, thyme, and hyssop), and digestive formulas (like ginger, fennel, catnip).

What combinations work for your family?

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