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Natural Health Care Medicines for Children
Allopathy, homeopathy, ayurvedic, alternative
medicine etc. are different types of medicines available to cure common
ailments and also chronic diseases. Though man-made pharmaceutical medicines
provide relief to the sufferers, they are a bit on the expensive side. To avoid deficits
in your monthly budget for treating ailments, you may choose natural
medicine over drugs from the drug store.
If you are a parent receiving child tax credits, this is the best way
to utilise that money because natural medicines rarely have any side
effects or harmful outcome with their ingestion. Here are some natural
health care medicines you could consider for your children:
- Ayurvedic medicines are always prepared with natural herbs, fruits and seeds,
extracts of which are combined to make tonic, pills, topical applications
or tablets. Some of them are
Septilin: It is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for
prevention of common ailments and for boosting up the immunity system of your
kid. It is a very rich source of vitamin C and acts as a pain reliever
and wound healer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help
the body fight chronic infections.
- Chayawanprash: Also called as chawanprash, this ayurvedic herbal preparation has
anti-oxidant properties and also an immunity boosting advantage. A typical
dosage of this requires your kid to consume 1-2 tablespoons of this
medicine per day with milk or water if required. It protects children from infections like cold and cough etc.
- Triphala Powder: Triphala Powder is a combination of Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki, intake of which helps maintain blood
sugar levels, digestion process, increase appetite and also improvement
in the skin tone and colour. Known to have anti-cancer properties, this can be taken
by kids above 1 year of age. It is bitter in taste, so consumption of
this powder can be with a tablespoon of honey.
- Gripe Water: Gripe water is a concoction of different spices like cardamom, fennel, ginger, chamomile etc. in water. It is believed to reduce
irritability in infants and also aid in digestive processes, control
of stomach acidity, indigestion and prevent vomiting.
- Ashokarishta: It is a natural remedy for the menstrual problems and any problem relating to menstrual cycle
in girls. It acts as a great pain-reliever and also reduces crankiness
in your kid before and after periods.
Apart from Ayurveda, alternative medicine also
prescribes various alternatives to the usual allopathic medicine. Before following any prescription for your child, always
consult a doctor and take his advice!
Hello! I am Amy Lawson and I am a nutrition
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