For Colds: Drink several cups of lemon balm and peppermint tea as an infusion daily. Add a dash of ginger to alleviate chills or induce sweating. This is safe for children and may be sweetened as desired.
For Diarrhea: Make a very strong tea of a half cup blackberry leaves in one and a half cups water. Steep ten minutes and strain. Add one tablespoon or less of carob powder and drink it three times daily to promote homeostasis.