Hyland`s Baby colic. Colic is a homeopathic combination or the temporary relief of symptoms of colic and gas pains caused by irritating food, feeding to quickly, swallowing air and similar conditions during teething, colds and other minor upset periods in children.
The chances are, you don`t call it "colic" - a lot of mothers these days don`t - but babies still get mild indigestion and sudden gas pains. Generations of mothers have used Hyland`s Colic Tablets to soothe and quiet babies with mild tummy aches. Of course, if conditions persist or intensify, consult your physician, but mild upsets usually respond well to these tablets.
Dioscorea 12X HPUS - for colicky pains that are better from motion
Chamomilla 3X HPUS - for restlessness and irritability
Colocynth 3X HPUS - for abdominal pains caused by gas
In a base of Lactose (milk sugar) NF.
0-2 years: Dissolve 2 to 3 tablets in a teaspoon of water every 15 minutes for up to 8 doses until relieved; then every 2 hours as needed.
3 years and over: Dissolve 3 tablets on the tongue as above; or as recommended by a licensed health care practitioner.
The health of your colon and small intestine is crucial for optimum digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, and overall vitality and energy. Eating plenty of fiber can help, but so can the right supplements and herbs.
The intestine is the main absorptive area of the digestive tract. It is essentially a tube with a thin mucosal lining and lots of blood vessels on the inside and muscles around the outside. It has its own immune tissue called GALT, or gut associated lymphoid tissue. The inner lining is filled with little fingers, or projection of the mucosa, which greatly increases its absorptive surface.
Lying on the membrane are many friendly organisms, which help our body with the digestive process. The small intestine attaches to the stomach. Near it's beginning, ducts from the liver and pancreas release digestive juices. These juices mix with the partially digested food from the stomach and continue the digestive process. Nutrients are absorbed through the thin intestinal wall and transported via the bloodstream, to where they are needed. The liver also excretes processed toxins and fats through the bile. These substances must be carried through the intestine without being absorbed.
The remainder of the food is pushed through into the large intestine. The main function of the large intestine is the preparation of stool for excretion. In order to do this the digested food must be dehydrated and compacted. The last bit of nutrients may also be absorbed here.
Indigestion is caused by an inability to breakdown and absorb food. It has probably affected everyone at least once and, most likely, after a Thanksgiving dinner. It is usually directly related to the type of food eaten and poor eating habits.
Chronic indigestion may be related to lack of bile, stomach acid and enzymes, or food sensitivities. It occurs more commonly as we age because our production of digestive enzymes and stomach acid decreases. Indigestion symptoms include, a burning sensation in the stomach or chest, a heavy sensation, belching, flatulence, bloating, nausea and decreased appetite.
Information taken from the Hyland`s website.
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