Children are a bundle of joy for every family. Their growing years are the most exciting but also a time when they are most prone to illness and disease. However, falling ill too often can affect their overall immunity, leading to a lot of distress to the child as well as parents.
The most common concerns for a mother about her child’s health include growth, appetite/digestion, infections, memory, agility, and physical strength. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Keep children safe
Cough and cold: The most common symptoms experienced by children include cough and cold caused by different microorganisms. Repeated bouts bring down the immunity of the child leading to a very distressing situation. Children lose out on a number of days from school due to cough and cold symptoms. An average pre-school and primary school child suffers from bouts of 3-8 coughs or colds per year.
Diarrhoea: Infections and contaminated food frequently lead to gastrointestinal disturbances and diarrhoea among children. Diarrhoea also considerably compromises the immunity of children.
Constipation: This condition can be quite painful for children. Sometimes constipation is temporary and they get relief in a few days. However, when constipation persists it may have an underlying cause. In the case of chronic constipation, the doctor’s advice must be sought.
Nurture growth with Ayurveda
During illness, we try to offer as much comfort as we can, but can we keep illness at bay altogether? Ayurveda would be the best bet!
Ayurveda holds special importance in not only healing ailments, but also maintaining the health and well-being of the growing child. It ensured adequate nourishment for the healthy development of children and treats diseases without any side effects. Ayurvedic therapy contains preparations that build up the strength of the child to fight and prevent diseases. It also provides supplementary nutrition.
Ayurveda – the ideal nourishment for children
Chawanprash: This composition of amla, ashwagandha, asparagus, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove, Indian rose chestnut, ghee, honey, raisins etc., has anti-oxidant properties and strengthens the body's internal defence mechanism, thereby protecting children from everyday infections, cough, cold and stress etc. It has been derived from a 2,500-year-old Ayurvedic formula, and is completely chemical-free, natural and safe for children. It is also available in various flavours. Badam oil: It is obtained from the ripe kernels of Prunus Amygdalus. This 100% pure Badam Oil helps provide nourishment to dry skin and prevents allergies. It can be consumed or applied on the body.
Aravindasava: This is a general tonic that promotes growth, and prevents digestive disorders in children. It contains Kumuda, Ushira Mool, Gambhari Tvak, Neelotpala, Manjishth, Ela, Bala, Jatamansi, Mustaka, etc.
Shwaasamrit: This ayurvedic formulation provides strength to the respiratory system and increases the immunity. It is a good remedy for breathlessness, chronic cough, cold and bronchitis. It also increases airflow in the lungs.
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