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CHILD DOSE CONVERSIONS
CHILD DOSE CONVERSIONS


 
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This is a basic guide. Please note not all herbs are suitable for children.

Teas
Basic age guide
Tinctures
Basic age guide
adult dosage = 8 oz. adult dosage = 1 tsp.
Age Dosage Age Dosage
< 2 years 1/2-1 tsp. < 3 months 2 drops
2-4 years 2 tsp. 3-6 months 3 drops
4-7 years 1 Tbs. 6-9 months 4 drops
7-12 years 2 Tbs. 9-12 months 5 drops
12-18 months 7 drops
18-24 months 8 drops
Drop conversion 2-3 years 10 drops
35 drops = 1/4 tsp. 3-4 years 12 drops
88 drops = 1/2 tsp. 4-6 years 15 drops
175 drops = 1 tsp. 6-9 years 24 drops
9-12 years 30 drops
*Above charts based on Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs book

Guide based on weight

Clarks Rule:

(child's weight / 150 lbs.) x adult dosage = child's dose

example:

(35 lbs. / 150 lbs.) x 1 tsp = .23 tsp.
or about 1/4 tsp.
or about 35 drops

or 175 drops x .23 = 40 drops

Cautions
  • It is recommended that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.