||Home Remedies for Children's DEPRESSION
Children can feel depressed from time to time, just like
adults. It is quite normal for any of us to go through periods
of feeling miserable providing it is only for a short while and
there is a tangible reason. Your child may be disappointed
by exam results or by the thought of going back to school
after the summer holidays.
Sometimes depression is caused by pent-up anger or the
inability to cry. Feelings of isolation and loneliness may also
bring on depression. In some instances, depression can
arise when our physical vitality is low after an illness or as a
result of poor nutrition.
Natural remedies can help to lift the spirits and improve
mood, but the best way to deal with your child's depression
is to pay special attention to him. Try to find out what is
causing the problem, discuss it and attempt to provide a
- Add drops of Hypericum tincture to fruit juice or
mineral water, or give herbal tablets (I tablet 3 times
- Sweet Orange or Mandarin can lighten the hearts of
young children. Use it in the bath, in a massage oil,
with a few drops on a pillow case and as a vapour
around the house. For children over 7 years old you
can use Rose and Sandalwood too, perhaps making a
blend using 4 drops of each to 30 ml of almond oil.
- For speedy benefits massage the aromatherapy oil
into the feet and hands, concentrating your
attention on the endocrine system reflex points.