Efficacy of herbal tea preparation in infantile colic

J Pediatr. 1993 Apr;122(4):650-2. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)83557-7.


We evaluated the effect of an herbal tea preparation on infantile colic in a prospective double-blind study. The use of tea eliminated the colic in 19 (57%) of 33 infants, whereas placebo was helpful in only 9 (26%) of 35 (p < 0.01). The mean colic score was significantly improved in tea-treated infants. No significant differences were noted between groups regarding number of night wakings.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Beverages*
  • Colic / epidemiology
  • Colic / therapy*
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Prospective Studies