As a mommy, it is horrifying when your child is sick and you do not know what to do. I’m not referring to the big stuff; just the fevers and constipation. In the beginning, I would rush to our pediatrician for every little thing as I prayed for wisdom.
Get Rid of a Child’s Fever Fast:
with a garlic enema.
Even though I had some Pre-Med coursework and herbal courses, I forgot everything when I had a baby! Gradually my first child’s health worsened as we: added each new antibiotics and vaccines. His body was too weak to take on the medications and live strains of diseases. Then I began to remember my training! I searched for more healthful healing and found the garlic enema. It became my “reliable” fever buster. It always works for my children (and quite a few other children) especially in efforts to get rid of a fever or constipation and tummy pain.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, anti-fugal, anti-viral, and anthelmintic (rids parasitic worms) agent that is very soothing to the gut. Garlic is the 2nd top selling botanical product in the United States. And let me tell you…making a garlic tea and putting this wonderful herb directly into the bowels has an amazing affect on your health and especially the little ones.
Years ago, a natural-minded doctor in Colorado advised me to incorporate the enema into our regime. I am so thankful. Only my first baby had to have the “thermometer” inserted for relief from constipation. Please note that it is common for a baby to transition between the 2-6 month mark and “poo” every 3-5 days. My first baby is the only one who had to have acetaminophens. And when he was 3 years old, I was overwhelmed with 3 birth children in diapers and an impossible curriculum of nebulizer treatments. This is when I was given the garlic enema and chiropractic!
Now we have had over 10 children, and visited many mommies in their bathrooms. We have used this enema on each of our children for 10 years; starting as babies, with tremendous success! We have “paid it forward” and also helped many friends, bloggers, and other NTP‘s learn how to do this simple trick. This may be beyond the scope of a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, but it is well within the scope of a Mommy and it certainly works wonders for a fast recovery.
This approach goes directly to the most probably root cause area- the bowels aka the “gut”. Rather than treating through the mouth via oral synthetic-filled products and waiting for an hour or more, we go directly to the bowels for the fastest path to recovery. We have been able to avoid a lot of antibiotics, doctor visits, OTC (Tylenol, Advil, Benedryl) by using this simple, organic herbal product. The advantage is that we are not adding the processed chemical synthetics.
When we fostered children, every single child came to us sick. We would give this enema and it helped clear up fevers, coughs, constipation, or lethargy, every single time. We even found a nasty cancer in our 2 year old shared-son by administering this enema. Even though he had been to several doctor appointments over the past 2 months! So please trust your instincts. If you have a really high fever or no bowel movements for a couple of days, it would be beneficial to seek the counsel of your health practitioner.
Admittedly, the first time I tried the enema I was very squeamish. Putting something into your child’s bottom is practicing a bit of “proctology”. There are not a lot of doctors in this field for a reason. (More commonly known as colorectal surgeons). It does get easier to administer and it gets easier with time. This is an unbelievable benefit for fast healing and recovery and notably Better Behavior.
- Stops a fever quickly.
- Relieves constipation and diarrhea.
- Boosts a sick and lethargic disposition.
- Hydrates when dehydrated (many times we don’t realize how dehydration affects us. Read this!)
Ingredients for Garlic Tea:
1 clove of organic garlic
2 cups of distilled water (or you could boil filtered water for 3 minutes and let it cool until warm to the touch on the inside of your wrist)
[To skip the whole blending and straining process you could simply add 2 drops of Organic Garlic Oil to 2 cups of water]
Because I get a lot of questions on this topic, I am linking the photo for almost every item we use. It’s so that you can see the product if you need to.
Blender, our favorite hands down!,
Fine strainer with a hand towel, and a
Bulb syringe, we like this
Clean and washed towel,
Hit the garlic clove with the back of a wooden spoon to release the oils. Peel and place the garlic in the blender with 2 cups of warm water (warm to the inside of your wrist). Blend it well. Cover your bowl with the strainer and towel. Slowly pour out the garlic juice and pulp from the blender through the strainer and cloth. You do not want any pieces to go into the bowels.
Voila! You have a powerfully effective garlic tea.
Now, have courage! This is the part that makes the difference. Communication is critical here! If you are helping a baby, use calm tones (even though you may be sweating!). If you have a toddler, simply tell them what you are doing as you do it. Let them know it will feel a bit strange, but that it will help them feel better. Please tell them to relax as much as possible and try to “hold” it in. When they feel like poo poo is coming out, let them sit on the toilet. For a baby, just put the diaper on quickly after you have released the garlic tea into the bottom.
Have your child lay on the left side with the knees pulled up. Think anatomically “flow reverse”. We are gently squeezing garlic tea into the bowels through the anus and moving backwards through the; sigmoid, descending colon, transverse colon, and ascending colon.
Now it is best to lie on the left side. This allows the liquid garlic tea to fill, cleanse and move back through the bowels.
Put the 2 cups of warm “room temperature warm”garlic tea in a bowl. Take a bulb and vacuum up until the bulb is completely filled. Hold syringe with bulb in your hand and gently squeeze until liquid comes out, but hold your squeeze on the bulb. Return to garlic tea and release your squeeze in order to vacuum up garlic tea liquid and eliminate any air. Ensuring only liquid will prevent air bubbles from entering -which creates even more discomfort.
Place the salve of choice onto the tip of the bulb and gently insert the tip of the bulb into the rectum about 1/2 inch. Squeeze into the bowels without releasing the bulb. Be sure to squeeze as you pull the bulb out to reduce any suctioning from the child’s bowels, which would contaminate the interior of the bulb.
Cover with a towel for a toddler until the child is ready to go potty. When you have a baby, simply put the diaper on quickly and wait 5-10 minutes. If nothing happens, your child is dehydrated so repeat.
You may roll the child from the left side
and gently to the right side. This will assist the garlic tea through the bowels by reversing.
When there is a fever, you will notice the “break” in fever as the sweat beads acquire on the upper lip during transit. Usually, children want to take a nap afterward as the relief removes the body stress.
Actually, this process also works well for adults using this for a self-induced enema.
After transit, it is a great practice to deposit some healthy flora (probiotic) into the gut via a supplant. We will post that process soon. Here.
May this be as successful for you as it is for us. Please share your successes and tips. We love to learn!