Founded by local mom and pediatrician Dr. Julie Sweeney, SproutWell is a new pediatric integrative medicine practice in Darien. Dr. Julie takes the time to understand the unique nature of each child - blending evidence-based medicine with complementary therapies to craft individual support plans for the well-being of your little ones. But that's not all – SproutWelloffers nutrition consults with pediatric dietitian, Kristen Smaldone; yoga classes and a variety of programming to foster ahealthier and more mindful community for our kids.
At SproutWell Integrative Pediatric Medicine, they embrace a holistic approach to pediatrics that goes beyond conventional approaches to care. One of their favorite recipes is this botanical cough syrup crafted with the goodness of fresh thyme, lemon, and honey – a comforting blend inspired by the healing power of nature. Try this herbal syrup as an alternative to over-the-counter cough remedies for your child as a refreshing way to battle this cough and cold season.
SproutWell Soothing Syrup
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 cup of water
¼ cup of honey (No honey if infant is under 1 year. Use maple syrup instead.)
1 tsp lemon juice
Pour near boiling water over fresh thyme sprigs. Cover and let steep for 7-10 minutes. Strain and then stir in honey (or maple syrup) and lemon. Let cool.
Children: 1-2 tsp every 2-3 hours
Teens/adults: 1-2 tbsp every 2-3 hours
*Do not use thyme essential oil. Caution if allergic to plants in the mint family and discuss with your doctor if you or your child have a medical condition or are pregnant.