Popular brand names:
- Ashton & Parson’s
Generic name: Teething powder with chamomile extract.
Active ingredient: Chamomile / Matricaria.
Can you make it? No.
No, contains lactose.
Until recently A&P teething powder was listed as a part of homeopathic medicine, causing parents to question its potential effectiveness. Many people today still believe it is homeopathic!
After investigating, this seems to be a terminology issue: teething powder is in fact herbal, because it relies on the natural calming effects of chamomile, and the chamomile is present in a substantial and effective amount in the powder. It’s not pain relief, but the mix of chamomile and sugar, like similar blends in teas for adults, may comfort a teething or colicky baby.
Do not give to lactose-intolerant infants!
- Nelson’s Teetha.
Are there store brands?