Ayurvedic Remedies to Heal Your Little Loved One
Ayurvedic child care works much the same as how an adult would be cared for. Any cause of concern to care for arises from an imbalance in the doshas. To find out your own dosha take our quiz. Ayurveda believes that imbalances in the Kapha dosha primarily can cause concerns for child health, where in adults it's more of the Vata or Pitta doshas. Ayurveda believes that for your child your efforts should be focused on the right tonic for child growth or health care that promotes the healing and balance of the Kapha dosha.
Here are a few common remedies for Baby Care:
Stomach pains are mostly caused by an imbalance in the digestive fire, in most cases leading to a build up of gas. This can cause stomach aches and pains. For a quick home remedy, try this:
This affects both adults and children alike. There are child health products (over the counter) which you can use, but before that try these natural home remedies.
A throat infection may be caused by several imbalances or general fatigue. We recommend mixing Yastimadhu Churna with some buttermilk to help alleviate the symptoms. This can even help with feelings of nausea.
Nausea and Vomiting
A simple cure for nausea and vomiting: Give your child small sips of lemon juice and honey over the span of a few minutes. Alternatively, your child can suck on a small piece of ginger root which can calm feelings of nausea.
Colic and Babies
Ayurvedic practitioners believe that colic stems from the baby's digestive fire which might not be fully functioning. In order to stop your baby from being in pain, here a few solutions:
- Breastfeeding mamas should try drinking fennel milk. This may help soothe your baby.
- Gently massaging almond oil onto your baby's tummy can help as well.
These remedies have been shown to be most effective in reducing the intensity of the colic episode.
Ayurveda has several remedies that are gentle enough to use for child care. If you would like personalized help for your toddler, try a free consultation with our doctors.