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Did you know that Ayurveda consists of eight branches, one of which deals exclusively with pediatrics? Bala Chikitsa or Kaumarbhritya, the discipline that focuses on paediatrics, stresses on the importance of childcare right from the fetal stage to adolescence. Here are some common Ayurvedic remedies for kids for common ailments.
If your child is suffering from toothaches, apply a drop of kapoor (camphor) and eucalyptus oil on the affected area.
Kids who frequently suffer from common illnesses should refrain from indulging in excess sweets, cold foods and beverages.
For kids suffering from diarrhoea, 1 tbsp pomegranate rind powder (anar ka chilka) mixed in a glass of pomegranate juice can do wonders.
If your child suffers from loss of appetite, make him/her drink a glass of warm milk mixed with a teaspoon of ginger powder.
To alleviate the symptoms of common cold, drink the juice of ginger and lime mixed with warm water as it rekindles the Agni and flushes out the excess ama.
If your child is suffering from abdominal pain, make them drink water mixed with 1 tsp jeera powder (cumin powder) and rock salt to taste.
Another ailment that is common in children is krimi (worms and parasite infestations). Common symptoms include constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, flatulence, anemia, anorexia and increased appetite. Ayurveda suggests taking 3 to 5 drops of fresh onion juice diluted in one teaspoon of water 3 times daily.
As you can see, There is no end to the variety and usefulness of Ayurvedic remedies and herbs for children. So, before resorting to stronger medicines, it’s best to give Ayurvedic remedies a chance. They are safe and effective when used under advisement of doctors and in appropriate doses.
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