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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    The charts and suggestions below may be used in determining the appropriate amount of herbal remedy to give to children.
    Please keep in mind, however, that these are just guidelines. The weight and overall health of the child must be taken into consideration, as well as the strength and quality of the herbs to be given, along with the nature of the child’s illness.
    Note: a typical adult dose is 1 cup (8 oz.) of tea, and two droppersful (or squeezes, which is 60 drops) of tincture. The information below is based on this information.
    Teas

    When the adult (age 12 and over) dose is 1 cup (8 oz.) of tea, the following is recommended for children:
    Age — Dosage
    Younger than 2 years — 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
    2 to 4 years — 2 teaspoons
    4 to 7 years — 1 tablespoon
    7 to 11 years — 2 tablespoons
    Tinctures

    When the adult dose is 2 droppersful (60 drops), the following is recommended for children:
    Age — Dosage
    Younger than 3 months — 2 drops
    3 to 6 months — 3 drops
    6 to 9 months — 4 drops
    9 to 12 months — 5 drops
    12 to 18 months — 7 drops
    18 to 24 months — 8 drops
    2 to 3 years — 10 drops
    3 to 4 years — 12 drops
    4 to 6 years — 15 drops
    6 to 9 years — 24 drops
    9 to 12 years — 30 drops
    Other ways to determine dosage:
    Young’s Rule – Add 12 to the child’s age. Divide the child’s age by this total. Example: dosage for a 4 year old: 4 divided by 16 (4+12) = .25, or 1/4 of the adult dosage.
    Cowling’s Rule – Divide the number of the child’s next birthday by 24. Example: dosage for a child who is 3, turning 4 would be: 4 divided by 24 = .16, or 1/6 of the adult dosage.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

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    Leopard
    Leopard
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    Thank you !

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