NVC Herbal

NVC

(Formerly Children’s Nervine)

1.00 Chamomile
0.50 Catnip
0.50 Passion Flower
0.25 Peppermint

Total herbs 2.25 oz
Glycerin Ratio-1:16

As the former name implies, this is a nervine formula especially for children, and it contains only the mildest of nervine herbs. This formula is usually made as a glycerite, since it is intended to be used by infants and small children. Frequent small doses are more effective than larger doses. It is mild enough to be given as often as every 15 minutes for the first three or four doses.

NVC is especially helpful when a baby is fretful with colic, or for a baby who frequently startles awake during naps or during the night. NVC stimulates the body’s defenses when colds, flus, fevers, and other acute illnesses are just setting in. NVC can be used as an alternate for, or in conjunction with, CC (formerly Children’s Composition). The ingredients in this blend are more restful and calming than CC. NVC is mild enough to use, in moderation, each evening with a fretful child to promote restful sleep.