The common health problems in infants include cold, cough, fever, vomiting, indigestion, bloating, gas, upset stomach and reflux. All these are very common in infants under one year. Here is a simple home remedy to prevent these problems in infants.
Baby neem leaves, cumin seeds and black pepper extract can be given regularly to avoid these issues. Take fresh 3 baby neem leaves, one pepper corn and ¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds. Grind and get the extract, mix this extract with warm water and feed to infants.
In ayurveda neem leaves are used as best remedy to treat common and chronic ailments. Neem leaves have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Small amount of neem extract to babies kills number of fungi and parasites. Thus improves appetite and reduces stomach problems.
Neem keeps skin diseases at bay. Bath with water and neem leaves has lot of health benefits.
- It prevents diaper rash in the skin.
- Keep the baby’s skin from moisture.
- It treats bacterial or yeast infection effectively.
- It adds medicinal value and protects skin from diseases.
- It kills bad bacteria and worms on the intestinal tract.
Black pepper is good for stomach, it improves digestion, relieves cough and cold. Apart from treating cough and cold, it cures all intestinal problems.
The one more spice cumin seed which is great for infant and kids health. It aids good digestion, treats insomnia, diarrhea, flatulence, colic, fights common cold, relieves respiratory diseases, cures anemia, and strengthen the immune system.
Cumin seeds – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
- English – Cumin seeds
- Hindi – Jeera
- Sanskrit – Jiraka
- Malayalam – Jeerakam
- Bengali – Jeera
- Tamil – Jeeragam
- Kannada – Jeerige
- Telugu – Jeelakari
Like neem leaves, cumin is also useful in killing worms. Cumin seed contains thymol a bio- compound which is very effective in killing worms. Cumin contains vitamin C, E, folate, phosphorous, sodium, iron, protein, water, and niacin. All these nutrients are beneficial to baby health.
Follow the simple steps in this DIY and know how to prevent common health problems in infants.
How to prevent common health problems in infants – DIY
- 3 Baby neem leaves
- 1 Black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 40 ml Warm milk
- To make this herbal drink use baby neem leaves, black pepper, cumin seeds and water.
- Add 3 baby neem leaves to mortar.
- Add one black pepper.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds to mortar.
- Add little water to crush well.
- Crush well.
- Strain the extract.
- Add the extract to 40 ml water.
- Mix it well.
You can give 20 ml of this juice to your baby in the morning.
You can give this after an oil bath and 20 ml in the evening.
Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.
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