|Child Healthcare Through Ayurveda|
|Healthy Food Habits for Children|
Page 1 of 2A child with proper mental & physical health is a blessing to his home as well as society. KAUMARABRITYA PEDIATRICS – is the branch of medicine which deals maintenance of health and treatment of different types of ailments from birth to adolescents in Ayurveda.
From Birth to 5 yrs.
Child Healthcare Through Ayurveda A new born baby doesn’t have immunity to live in this earth. Upto 1–2 yrs. breastmilk will give him or her sufficient immune power. Feeding this food should be avoided. Instead of that mother should adopt methods to increase breastmilk. Lot of medicines are there in Ayurveda to increase breastmilk. Taking more milk, sprouted dry pulses, Jeevanthiadi kashayam, Galactoplus powder etc are some of them to get more breastmilk.
4–5 months onwards plantain fruits, apple, mango etc in juice form can be given to the child with breastmilk. 5–7 months, morning 1 time fruit juice should continue and afternoon ragi, rava, wheat etc can be given as soup, boiled with little goat milk or cow milk and sufficient jaggery.
When the teeth starts to grow, rice gruel, idly, dosa etc with little sour, salt & chilies as buttermilk, veg pieces from curries etc should be given. Along with this medicines to improve health &memory power are to be given. Because upto 5yrs is the period where the more brain development is taking place.
Bacopa moneiri, contella asiaties, pierorhiea, elitoria etc, there are lot of herbal medicines in Ayurveda for this purpose. In ancient days, collecting these medicines, taking their juices, dried powder etc were giving with honey ghee to babies. But now a days these medicinal extracts are available as delicious form of SMRITHY GRANULE, BRAMHI RICH, PAEDO Syp. etc in the market. The results as improvement in memory & intelligence, we can see within 3 months after taking these medicines.
For those who are suffering from recurrent fever, cough & cold etc along with SMRITHY, ALLERGEN GRANULES, IMMUNOPLUS POWDER also can be given. It is also good for children who are suffering from lack of apetite, tuberculosis, pneumonia etc.
Dengue fever, chikun gunya, jaundice or such diseases can be prevented by these medicines. The effect can be increased by taking more vegetable, fruits and chyavan prasam daily.
5 – 12 yrs. age
This is the period when brain development takes place in an active manner and memory is kept in the brain. For this, it is necessary to increase the memory absorption power of brain.
In addition to the increased dose of above medicines MUSTHARISHTAM, ARAVINDHASAVAM, SARASWATHARISHTAM, BRAHMI GHRITHAM etc. are good for brain development. Those who don’t like Arishtam in large quantity SARASWATHARISHTAM–GOW can be taken 5–10 drops with 1g milk. It will make wonderful action in memory, intelligence, general health, as well as in colour & beauty of the child.
If it takes early morning after bath with ‘GAYATRI MANTRA’ or ‘SARASWATI MANTRA’ it will bring him mentally, physically & character wise to a high standard.
ॐ भुर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं !
भर्गो देवस्य धीमही, धीयो योन: प्रचोदयात !!
सरस्वती नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरुपीणी !
विधारंभं करिष्यामि सिध्दिर्भवतु मे सदा !!
Both mantras means, O God let me give glorious intelligence which leads me to all good things. After 12yrs also, throughout the education period can give medicines in increased dose, which will make them excellent in their own field.