There is a lot of talk of measles and vaccination and the New York State regulations. I am not going to discuss this at this point. Most likely your pediatrician will suggest bed rest for the measles. If you want to lessen your child’s duration of the illness I have a suggestion. This is from an older herbal remedy book. I buy a lot of books- both old and new on a variety of subjects like herbs, plants, bees and nutrition. I came across a childhood tea It uses

  1. 1 teaspoon burdock root

  2. 1/2 teaspoon of bupleurum root

  3. 1 teaspoon of catnip, lemon balm, mullein and even throw in elder flowers

  4. 1/2 teaspoon of yarrow flowers and peppermint leave

Combine burdock and bulpleurum in a saucepan and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes. Let stand and add the other herbs. Strain and allow your child to drink as much as possible Toi be honest 2 cups a day for a 50 lb child

As my daughter is 31 years old today I can ask her how it tasted years later

Until tomorrow…