Allergy Medicine for Children

For years, the centerpieces of over-the-counter allergy medicine for children have been decongestants and antihistamines. Decongestants are caffeine-like compounds that work by constricting blood vessels throughout the body, including in the nose. By limiting blood flow to the nose, nasal congestion and swelling are somewhat decreased, providing a measure of relief.

Decongestants temporarily raise the blood pressure and make extra work for the heart. Since most kids have strong, healthy hearts this is usually not a problem. Rather, the tendency for kids on decongestants to experience irritability or sleeplessness is a more practical concern. Allergy medicine for children advertised as "non-drowsy" are typically decongestant preparations. Multi-symptom allergy or cold medicines usually contain a decongestant called phenylephrine, which has replaced pseudoephedrine.

Topical decongestants (nose drops or nasal sprays) provide far greater relief with fewer side effects, but these powerful medicines should not be used for more than three days at a time (or they begin to work backwards and can also be habit-forming). These may be a great option for a night or two while another strategy is beginning to work, but are a poor choice for beating the effects of the allergy season.

Antihistamines reduce allergy symptoms by blocking the action of the histamine released by mast cells in response to allergic triggers such as pollen. These can be very effective, but all of the over-the-counter antihistamines cause some change in kids' levels of alertness. Most of the time, they produce drowsiness in children (which can be quite welcome -- especially at night), but around 5% of kids act hyper instead.

Of far greater concern is the effect of antihistamines on thinking and learning. We know that kids who are experiencing allergy symptoms don't think or learn or remember as well as kids who are feeling well (Annals of Allergy, Aug 1993). Careful studies have now been performed to determine whether this reduction in learning ability could be reversed by using over-the-counter antihistamines to relieve the allergy symptoms. The surprising results were that even though kids felt better on the antihistamines, their learning abilities were even worse than with no treatment (Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Mar 1996). Children are better off congested than drugged. (Better yet is having the symptoms relieved in less problematic ways!)

Over-the-counter antihistamines are a reasonable choice for nighttime use, or for an occasional day or two when a child is home from school. There has been talk that Omega 3 supplements for children can relieve such symptoms, although any serious study documenting the results is yet forthcoming. Learning --even during play -- is too important a part of childhood to blunt with drugs.

Optimal Health: It’s now or never for our children

Other than allergy medicine for children, the overall health of our children is largely at risk. It’s no mystery that rates of once uncommon problems- namely obesity and hyperactivity- are skyrocketing among our youth. Many parents don’t have the time or the willpower to teach their children the value of sound dietary habits, and most kids today are used to eating only foods that “taste good,” which usually means the are high in fat, sugar, processed flour and chemicals such as preservatives and synthetic colorings. These highly popular foods can eventually lead to obesity, pediatric hypertension, and long-term chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, bone and joint problems, and respiratory disease.

An Ounce (or Two) of Prevention…

Children and Play

Most illnesses only manifest themselves when they reach a certain point of severity. What if you could give your kinds each day an ounce or two of a delicious fruit juice that would provide a boost of vitamins and minerals and disease-fighting phytonutrients? The fruit of the mangosteen tree is one of the most delicious, sought-after fruits in the world. Although it is full of beneficial nutrients, scientists believe mangosteen receives most of its health-promoting properties from compounds called xanthones. Xanthones possess numerous bioactive properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic capabilities.

The following are just a few of the many conditions that mangosteen juice can help combat:

Children Mangosteen Benefits

ADD and ADHD

Scientists believe that many behavior disorders start with deficient nutrition, which is the first area in which mangosteen can help children. It is a delicious source of a wide array of vital nutrients. Instead of treating ADD or ADHD with drugs, try giving your child a chance to be nutritionally sufficient.

Asthma

Children and Mangosteen

One of our friend’s daughter, Tiffany, was plagued with asthma. She had been taking steroid inhalers fro most of her ten years. When I told my friend about the benefits of mangosteen, he jumped at the chance to get his daughter off the steroids. You see, Tiffany had been on steroid inhalers for so long that her growth was stunted.

Ten days after her first few ounces of the mangosteen juice, she no longer had asthma attacks. Two years later, Tiffany is still asthma free and growing to her normal height. The anti-inflammatory properties of xanthones and the nutritional support offered by mangosteen can play an important part in the improvement of asthma symptoms in children.

Cancer Prevention

Recent studies completed in Japan have found that xanthones found in mangosteen have powerful anticancer, anti-tumor properties. Prevention of any kind of tumor, cancerous or benign, is the best course of action for your children. Drinking mangosteen juice on a daily basis may bolster their bodies’ natural cancer-fighting mechanisms.

Colic

I like to use warm mangosteen mixed with some olive oil and massaged into skin over the child’s stomach. Then I apply a layer of plastic wrap over the area. Next, apply a warm compress over the stomach and continue to do so until the child quits crying or goes to sleep.

Type-2 Diabetes

Diabetes is the most dangerous disease facing our children today. Xanthones have the unique ability to slow down and stop insulin resistance at the cellular level. Quite often in minutes the blood sugar of a patient would drop as much as 100 points after consuming mangosteen.

Depression

I have seen amazing results with mangosteen for those suffering from depression. Consistent, daily use can help regulate serotinin and tryptophan levels, and the boost in a wide variety of important nutrients can increase your child’s overall wellness and sense of well-being.

Diarrhea

Mangosteen’s antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties can help kill diarrhea-causing pathogens and reverse the inflammatory effects of infection. The fact that mangosteen can replace a potent array of nutrients that may have been lost due to diarrhea is, of course, an added bonus.

Fever

Fever is a natural mechanism used by the body to defend itself. Xanthones aid the body’s defenses by destroying bacteria in the body. Mangosteen also has the ability to decongest the liver, which can help to lower core-body temperature to normal levels. Mangosteen may also relieve inflammation in the intestinal tract that can lead to a fever.

First Aid

Children First Aid

Sprains, strains, and fractures.If you think the injury is serious, take your child to the doctor. I have found that a mangosteen poultice and wrap can work wonders. Warm some mangosteen juice and soak gauze in it. Once the gauze is warm and very saturated, wrap the injured arm or leg with the gauze and plastic wrap. Use some tape to hold the moisture next to the skin.

Knees and ankles.Use the same procedure with the ankle, except try to wrap the area just before bed so the wrap has a better chance to stay on. You can also soak your child’ injured ankle or foot in a strong infusion of mangosteen juice.

Bug bites.Apply a mangosteen salve to insect bites to relieve the sting. To make a salve, use coconut oil slightly heated and mixed with bees’ wax until it thickens. Then add concentrated mangosteen paste to it and let it cool in small tins or jars that you can get from your local health food store. The more mangosteen paste you use in the formula the better it works.

Burns.I once burned two of my fingers on my lawnmower’s extremely hot muffler. My fingers were so burnt that the skin appeared melted! I immediately poured some mangosteen juice in a paper cup and soaked my fingers. Within a few minutes the pain disappeared. In addition to soaking burned fingers, you can apply a cool mangosteen poultice to your child’s burns.

Scrapes and minor cuts.Use the mangosteen salve on the injury area, and it will take the soreness away and stop bacterial infection at the same time!

Skin Conditions

Many skin conditions are caused by toxins building up in the skin. The liver detoxifying properties of xanthones can help with these types of conditions, removing toxins and restoring healthy skin.

Sore Throat

Have your child (ages 6-12) drink at least four 8-ounce glasses of filtered water with 1 ounce of mangosteen juice throughout the day. Have your child gargle with the juice every thirty minutes until the soreness dissipates and then once or twice a day. If your child is less than 6 years of age, have him or her consume at least 2 ounces of juice with appropriate amounts of water, either in a bottle or a cup. You may have to filter the seeds out if you use a bottle.

Toothache/Mouth Pain

If your child has tooth pain, its best to visit your dentist. But if you need a quick fix in the meantime, try pouring 4 ounces of mangosteen juice into a glass and have your child (if they are old enough to understand) pour part of the juice (about half) into the mouth and hold it there for 5-10 minutes. Instruct them to swish the juice through the teeth and around the mouth and gums.


NOTE: One of the reasons for designing this website is to educate visitors on the benefits of daily consumption of Pure Mangosteen Juice. It is also a web site sharing resources and info about mangosteen juice benefits and Xanthones.

Mangosteen is a fruit. The health benefits from mangosteen due to xanthones have been shown in laboratory studies to be powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and to have other special properties.

However, laboratory results do not guarantee that the same will happen in the human body. Mangosteen is a supplement and not a drug; therefore, no one can say that mangosteen juice benefits include a cure, treat, or prevent any specific condition or symptom the way a drug prescription is administered by a qualified health practitioner.

The United States government, however, has determined and stated that increasing the amount of plant-based foods and supplements in our diet improves our health and decreases the incidence of chronic disease. Look at the available science on the mangosteen and then answer for yourself - Does mangosteen juice make sense for you?

The only way to find out what mangosteen will do for you is to begin taking it. In the case of mental illness, it is important to do this with the assistance of a qualified professional.

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