Jan
16

Ayurvedic health secrets for kids in winters



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by Vibe
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According to Ayurveda, an ancient Hindu science, Health is a state of balance among body, mind, senses and soul. There are specific ways to promote children’s health and well being using Ayurveda principles.

In Ayurveda We identify the signs of imminent illness, how to make the home chemical and allergen free, how to stock useful natural Ayurvdeic medicines, basically Ayurvdea provides effective health maintenance for children.

Winter the season when contagious diseases like flu, cold, bronchitis, asthma abound. In Ayurveda winter is the best season to improve immunity not a weakening season, actually s season when nature is ready to nurture us. Due to digestive level being really high, children actually feel hungrier and actually digest food better in winters.

In winters, children should be eating immunity –boosting foods to assimilate them better, as it is a best season to take rasayanas like chyawanprash and other herbal products. Foods that are fresh organic, easy to digest, pure and wholesome like ghee (clarified butter), organic milk yogurt, vegetables, fruits, whole grains. Warm home cooked foods are ideal. Avoid cold foods, drinks as these douse the digestive fire and decreases immunity.

Lifestyle impacts immunity as well, like staying up late, eating at irregular times, sleeping during day can affect digestion and immunity.

Doing a daily massage for children enhances immunity as it stimulates all the organs of the body, flushes out impurities and builds the resistance to fight with a disease. So following Ayurvdeic dietaries guidelines and lifestyle fro each season can develop a state without disease when sickness is no longer a threat.

So this winter try spending the cold season staying warm and healthy. Herbs like

  • Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum) Leaves are used to support upper respiratory tract function.
  • Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) Root is used as a Rasayana, dietary supplement. It promotes mental and physical health and helps emaciated children who don’t gain weight.
  • Trikatu (Piper Longum, Piper nigrum & Zingiber officinale or ginger root) again helps with respiratory problems.
  • Chyawanprash (Rasayana) Helps building the immune response to fight with the disease excellent in respiratory problems.
  • Honey: helps with sore throat, chest infections and clears the channels in flu and viral infections.

These herbs alone or in combination help in cold season by keeping the kids warm and healthy. Advice from an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner is recommended.

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