Having a child who doesn't sleep through the night can be very overwhelming for Mom, Dad, Baby and everyone else in the house. Sleep is so essential to healing and overall wellbeing. I work with many babies, children and their parents and one protocol I have is a ‘saving grace' for many parents and children. I suggest using Passionflower and Magnesium mixed into Coconut oil for my clients to support and healing the body's nervous system. Go slow and work up as needed.
Health benefits of Passionflower
Passionflower is widely employed by herbalists and natural health practitioners around the world today for its sedative, nervine, anti-spasmodic and analgesic effects. In the United States, P. incarnata is the species most used to treat insomnia, muscle cramps, hysteria, neuralgia, menstrual cramps and PMS, and as a pain reliever in various conditions. In Europe, it is employed for nervous disorders, insomnia, spasms, neuralgia, alcoholism, hyperactivity in children, rapid heart beat, headaches, and as a pain reliever and antispasmodic. In South America, P. edulis is the species most used as a sedative, diuretic, antispasmodic, for convulsions, alcoholism, headaches, insomnia, colic in infants, diarrhea, hysteria, neuralgia, menopausal symptoms and hypertension. In South America the fruit juice is also used as a natural remedy to calm hyperactive children, as well as for asthma, whopping cough, bronchitis and other tough coughs. In Peruvian traditional medicine today, passionfruit juice is used for urinary infections and as a mild diuretic.
Passionflower leaves are classified as “Generally Regarded as Safe” by the FDA. They are the subject of various European monographs for medicinal plants and are generally regarded as safe even for children and infants. (Source)
Health benefits of Magnesium
Over 80% of the population is deficient in Magnesium and I believe that is a conservative number. Magnesium helps regulate your electrical system and heart rate, promotes relaxation, helps balance mood, regulates blood sugar, promotes peristalsis and healthy bowel movements, relaxes muscles and blood vessels, helps with anxiety and helps promote healthy bones and teeth.
Health benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil aids in stress relief, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also supports teeth and gums, the kidneys, heart, skin and helps the body to heal overall.
Restoring Natural Sleep Protocol ( I even included the adults version if you needed support for yourself)
*Technique (use in the p.m. or anytime a nap is in order)
- Full Body Lotion-For babies and children: 1 dropper of passionflower, 1 dropper of magnesium in 1 tablespoon of co and smooth over babies body. For adults: 2-3 droppers drops of each in 3 tablespoons of co and smooth over body.
- Foot cream-For babies: 2 drops of passionflower, 2 drops of magnesium in 1-1/2 teaspoon of co and smooth over babies feet and legs. For children: 4 drops of passionflower and 4 drops of magnesium, in 1 teaspoon of co and smooth over feet. For adults: 10-12 drops of each in 1 tablespoon of co and smooth over feet and legs.
*Please always consult your licensed medical doctor before using any herbs or other supplements internally. This information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions.