oil mixed with the same quantity of honey
drops to one teaspoon of castor oil may be used in severe constipation
and Cold : Remedies
the child's chest with warm olive oil, warm mustard oil or warm ghee (add a
pinch of salt for extra potency) for 1 to 2 minutes followed by a steam
powder mixed in warm milk. A pinch to tsp. of turmeric (according to the
child's age) mixed in one cup of warm milk may be given.
Ginger juice with honey. Half teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with one
teaspoon of honey may be given.
dose of half a teaspoon of Chayawayanprash is helpful to prevent frequent
- Onion juice removes
thread worms. Three drops to one teaspoon twice daily to be given.
- Neem powder removes
all types of worms. 1 to 4 grams twice daily to be given.
- Pinch of asafoetida
wrapped in small pieces of jaggery to be given half an hour before meals.
Special Ayurvedic tonic for infants:
1 almond and soak it in water overnight. In the morning remove the skin of
almond and make a fine paste by grinding it. Mix in 1 gram of honey. Give to
babies who are 4 months or older. It is a nice tonic for both mental and
physical development of the child. Please note that the almond should not be
bitter and the paste should be very fine.
25 grams black chickpeas (kala chana). Soak them in 200 ml water in the
night. It is advised to eat this next morning. The water can also be taken
with or without mixing a teaspoon of honey. The sprouts made from black
chickpeas can also be taken. They strengthen the lungs, help reduce
cholesterol and are good in cases of heart disease. Those having a weak
digestion or who develop heaviness after eating this, should discontinue.
2-3 dry dates and soak them in water every morning. In the evening boil
those in 250ml milk until half the quantity of milk remains. Cool and add
one teaspoon honey as a sweetener. Eat the dates and drink the milk. This
can be taken one hour before going to bed. Do not drink water for 2 hours
after taking this tonic. This tonic helps to build all the 'Dhatus'
(tissues), gives strength to lungs, increases blood circulation, cleans the
bowels and alleviates Vata and Pitta.
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