Corn silk tea effective for bedwetting in children
The ability to love children is a gift given to us by the Creator. That is why I daily praise that same Creator for showering blessings on me as a school teacher.
Being a teacher and a parent to all my students creates an atmosphere of love and hope of good things to come. As a token of appreciation to all the wonderful children who pass through my life, I dedicate this month’s presentation to all parents and their children/wards.
This week the area of interest is bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis, which is defined as the inability to withhold urine during sleep.
Bedwetting is a challenge which can cause children to feel depressed and nervous because of the psychological effects of the condition. It seems to affect boys more than girls.
Additionally, it may be caused by many factors including psychological adjustments, prescription diuretics, diabetes, emotional challenges caused by insecurity, a small bladder, genetics, bladder or kidney infections or drinking too much liquid late at night.
The child should receive a comprehensive check-up where emphasis should be placed on the kidneys, the bladder and the nervous system.
Healing child-related health challenges should include consultations with professionals. Additionally, many Barbadian silent doctors are available for healing.
My research through interviews on this topic revealed that at the village level corn silk tea has proven effective. You can boil about 1 cup of corn silk to 1 ½ cups of water and drink 3 times a day. Carpet daisy also known as lad lover or wedelia, coffee senna/stinking weed, wormwood and plantain should be researched.
Likewise in others parts of the world some parents use other silent doctors including anise, pansy, horsetail, oats and nettle. Fruits, vegetables, bananas, cranberry juice, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and honey can be added to the diet.
Exercise, seeking guidance from the Creator and self-esteem building programmes are important. It is also wise to avoid fast, processed and junk foods, sodas, poultry, red meat and sugary foods.
Finally, it can be very frustrating changing and laundering wet bed linen, night gowns or pajamas daily. However, to punish your child for bedwetting will cause further problems.
The best options would be to place a plastic cover over the bed, do comprehensive research about the condition and seek support from others parents who value confidentiality and are experiencing the same problem.
Bladder training is essential and can form part of the healing process. The good news is bedwetting normally improves or vanishes as the child gets older. I implore you to continue to love and support your child.
• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via [email protected] or by telephone 250-6450.
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