Essiac and Children:  the Facts

There are a few important things to know about essiac and children. Essiac is safe for children. 

However, the dose of essiac tea for children should be modifed according to bodyweight and health condition. There is no reason why children cannot take essiac tea. However, be sure to modify the dose according to the child's bodyweight and the child's level of health.


Essiac and Children:  Dosage Suggestions

Here is a guide to essiac tea dosage for children:

If your child weighs up to 15 lbs.,
USE 1/2 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose,
or 1/2 oz. of tea twice per day for aggressive dose.

If your child weighs 15-35 lbs.,
USE 1 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose, or 1 oz. of tea twice per day for aggressive dose.

If your child weighs 35-55 lbs.,
USE 1 1/2 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose,
or 1 1/2 oz. of tea twice per day for aggressive dose.

If your child weighs 55-85 lbs.,
USE 2 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose,
or 2 oz. of tea twice per day for aggressive dose.

If your child weighs 85 lbs.-110 lbs., USE 3 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose,
or 3 oz. of tea twice per day for aggressive dose.

If your child weighs 110 lbs. or more, USE 3 oz. of tea once per day for maintenance dose,
or 3 oz. of tea three times per day for aggressive dose.


Tips on giving essiac tea to children:

Be sure to give essiac on an empty stomach. That means no food 2 hours before or 1 hour after the essiac dose. However, you can add fruit or vegetable juice (all natural, no sugar added juice) to the essiac. You can also add a squeeze of lemon, or stevia, or honey to the tea.

Most children will not like essiac the first time. However, if they try it a few times most take it just fine. Please encourage them to take it in spite of the taste. Reassure them that they will get used to it and maybe even grow to crave it very soon.


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