When using essiac tea for children, there are a few important points to keep in mind.
The first thing to know is that essiac tea is 100% safe for children to consume. However there are some modifications that must be made in regards to dosing. Read on to learn how to safely adapt dose when administering essiac tea for children.Click here to read the benefits of essiac tea - they are the same for children as they are for adults.
Essiac tea is safe for children of all ages. However, be sure to modify the dose according to the child's weight.
Here is a guide for you to find the correct essiac tea dosage for a child. Sometimes the child might experience loose stools when first using essiac. This is a good thing - as it is helping expel what should not be in there any longer!
However, if the effect is too uncomfortable, feel free to start with a smaller dose. After a few days increase the dose to tolerance. This side effect is normally short-lived and certainly should not be uncontrolled diarrhea - it is usually just an increased frequency in the need to use the bathroom.
If your child weighs up to 15 lbs.
START WITH 1/4 ounce (7 mL) of tea twice per day. If tolerated well, WORK UP TO 1/2 ounce twice per day (14 mL).
If your child weighs 15-35 lbs.
START WITH 1/2 ounce twice per day. If tolerated well, WORK UP TO 1 ounce twice per day.
If your child weighs 35-55 lbs.
START WITH 1 ounce twice per day. If tolerated well, WORK UP TO 2 ounces twice per day.
If your child weighs 55-85 lbs.
START WITH 2 ounces twice per day. WORK UP TO 3 ounces twice per day.
If your child weighs 85 lbs. or more,
START WITH 3 ounces twice per day. WORK UP TO 3 ounces three times per day.