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Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby AuntBee » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:25 pm

Does anyone have a reliable recipe for "gripe water?" It's a tea that can help gassy babies burp, but can also be used for gassy old people. So I hear, anyway. Naturally, Aunt Bee does not have gas.

The most common recipe I found is :

2 tablespoons of whole fennel seeds
one “finger” of fresh ginger root (5-6 pieces sliced)
5 teabags of organic chamomile tea (or loose if you choose)
sweetener to taste (optional) (no honey for infants)

Boil the fennel seeds and slices of ginger root in at least 6 cups of water for 15-2o minutes.
Once the water turns a clear golden color remove from heat.
Add chamomile tea and steep.

The other recipe I found used dill seed (not powder) to make a tea.

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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby kappydell » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:08 am

would that be the same as colic in a baby? if so catnip tea was used a lot for colic in babies. its supposed to be one herb that is ok for infants.
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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby oldasrocks » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:30 pm

Is poor Aunt Bee colicy? Someone pat her on the back.
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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby arkieready » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:39 pm

Licorice root. But I'd research anything before giving to a baby, or a pregnant lady. Ginger and licorice tea is wonderful tasting and very soothing to an irritated tummy.
Any of the mints are soothing.
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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby peekachoo » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:13 pm

Back in the 40s to the 60s they used paregoric. When we could not afford it we used whiskey. Must be why my son and I drink together today.
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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby Blondie » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:52 pm

My grandmother would use a bit of whiskey, maybe a tsp, warm water and Karo light syrup. Worked wonders.

Probably not pediatrician recommended today but it gave baby and mom a much needed rest.
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Re: Gripe Water - help for colic

Postby LeeLynn » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:10 am

Oh hell Auntbee just walk around and fart with each step, it may keep raiders and crazy authors away. Who needs an M16 when you got Auntbee?
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