The Anxious or Worried Child

Getting help for your child

> What’s really going on?

Try to find out why your child is upset or distressed.

We will look at herbs that can be very supportive but it’s really important to find out what’s going on and try to improve or resolve the distressing circumstances.

Bullying at school? Peer pressure? Anxiety in the home? Divorce? New partner/step-siblings in home? Social media? Cyber bullying?

Older children and teenagers have a whole new set of pressures, not experienced by any previous generation. Investigate what they need and speak to trustworthy professionals (teachers, doctors, psychologists etc.) as required.

An older child will sometimes find it easier to speak to an adult that isn’t a parent.


Supportive herbs for the emotions, nerves, heart & mind

> Child-Friendly Herbs Safe to try as Home Help

Gentle Nervines (especially suitable if anxiety, fear or worry are part of it)

♠ Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) 

♠ Camomile (Chamomilla recutica)

♠ Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

♠ Lime flower (Tilia europa)

♠ Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) … use this one in blends because it’s bitter

♠ Rose (Rosa spp.)

Ways to use these herbs and where to get them

* These herbs can be easily taken as teas or in tincture form.

* The ‘Tea of Happiness’ blend is a particularly nice one.

* Aromatic herbs can also be used to apply to the skin or in a diffuser to help to try to ease anxiety. Consider making an infused oil of rose, chamomile or lavender. If you have essential oils, then a drop or two in a diffuser can be very soothing for an older child or teenager.

* Click the links below to the lessons teaching how to make and the dosages of Teas, Tinctures & Infused oils.

* Dried herbs and tinctures can be purchased from a range of places including:


Dried herbs:



Dried herbs:



> Tinctures & dosages for children

> Making Herbal Infused Oils for Kids

> ‘Tea (or Tincture) of Happiness’ Recipe