I strung up a necklace of whole allspice beads for my 4-month-old... he wears them all the time. It stopped the high fevers, fussiness, and most of the teething pain. It also tightened his gums right up so the teeth could just pop through.
My 11 year old daughter has her 12 year molars coming in. A baby cannot put words to teething pain (though they cry and we don't always know why! ) But an 11 year old can communicate her pain. I had her put clove oil on her finger and rub it on the pained area. Within a minute her pain was better and didn't even return the next day!
I have used clove oil on a baby's teething pain. It is best to dilute it half with coconut oil, but once I was not at home and only had clove oil. I put a drop of the oil on my finger and rub the pained area. It usually works very quickly! I am careful not to get it on the lips as it isn't very comfortable.
~Mama to Many~
Common mullein is what i use on all the children brought to me or allspice works wonders. Both made into necklaces were the best way.
Nettle root is the common name for the teething remedy in the south. I used it on my daughter when she was a baby. She was not sleeping through the night running a fever. An older lady in our church said she used it for year with her children and grandchild. I was real hesitant but I have tried teething tablet orajel, everything. Nothing helped so I went to her house she cut the root stringed it like a necklace and my daughter wear it till it fell off months later. Never had another fever or sleepless night.
When my son was teething my father got something from the woods called a tredsetter root (not sure of the spelling) I was wondering where I might could find this and what does it look like?
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
I know the chances that someone will be able to help me with this are slight, but I'd still like to give it a shot... I have nerve damage in my face and as a result of several surgeries my jaw has shifted and my bite is totally off. Now an orthodontist told me that I have root resorption in several of my teeth due to continuous pressure put on those teeth. The teeth already hurt / are hyper-sensitive. I know this condition is probably not reversible, but is there a way to prevent further damage, improve the pain and possibly save those teeth from pulling? Many thanks, Oli
(Hope, B.c., Canada)
I used a silver dime with my kids and grandkids...it works...my oldest son used it again when his wisdom teeth were coming..and he didn't hurt.
I know for a fact that the silver dime works. 27 years ago, my Daddy made me put one on my oldest son because he was running fever, stomach running off, swollen gums... Really bad. I'm not going to lie, I really didnt want to or really even believe it, but once he put it on him it WORKED!!!
I did not know he was teething again. I just would see his new little teeth. I swear by this!! And yes, I used in on my other child and got the same results!!
get a real silver dime and drill a small hole in the top. Run a piece of yarn thru the hole. Make the necklace short enough that the baby will not choke on it. Have baby wear necklace while teething.
Swamp Lilly root grows in wetlands or ditches. Look up swamp Lilly and you will find it. I use it for my baby and our family has for generations. You have to dig it up and wash it thoroughly. My tradition is 11 knots (the root shows sections) cut at each link, double thread a needle and string them up. The baby wears it for a week and then you make a new necklace with 9 knots that you leave on them until teething is done. Once the knots all fall off, its over. Once you cut the links you must put the necklace on them then. The point is for the root to dry out while they wear it. It's an Indian tradition and really has worked for us. I thought it was ugly and an old wives tale but it really helps a lot. Less swelling, no fever, no irritability, and no diarrhea/constipation. She still slobbers and chews everything but gappier than most teething bsbies. Hope this helps you. Good luck!
Swamp Lilly Root
I was wondering if anyone found anything about what exactly this root is called and where it can be found? My mother-in-law was telling me about how her father used to make a teething necklace from a root for her boys when they were babies. She said her father called it a "swamp lilly root" but of course I can find nothing on it she said it grew in the swamp behind her house but she would have to know the exact name and what it looked like to find it. I have a 4 1/2 month old who is teething like no other and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hi i was reading about the teething stuff and i was gonna tell yall when i was a kid i wore eldridge roots that was made into a necklace.
EC: We can't find "eldridge root" on the search engines. Is there another name for it? Thanks so much!
Yellow Root Necklace
Whenever a baby in our family started teething, my grandmother would get a small length of "yellow root" and cut it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch chunks and make a small necklace. She would make them stong enough so that the child could not break it and placed it around the baby's neck and all during teething periods. The children never had swelling or pain from the teething!!
This is or was used extensively in edgar cayce's work and the native american indians used it for child birthing to help the mother. More can be found at Edgar Cayce's herbals use's... God bless....
(Chicago, Il, Usa)