Tea made of catnip, and sweetened, given to an infant when it appears to be in pain, is often useful. Sweet marjoram tea also relieves pain, and has a soothing effect on the nerves.
To put the feet in warm water, and put a warm piece of flannel to the stomach, is important; but if neither of these relieve the child, put it in warm water for about ten minutes, and cover it from the air carefully; wipe it dry, and keep it warm afterwards. A little weak ginger tea is good for the colic; as also tea made of dried damask rose leaves; a tea-spoonful of leaves will make a tea-cupful of tea.
Source: Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers, Elizabeth E. LeaFiled under Remedy | Tags: catnip, child, children, colic, flannel, ginger, marjoram, rose | Comment (0)