Recurring Infections

Bhagwati Ayurveda & Panchkarma Research Centre/Recurring Infections

Pediatrics - Balroga

  • In Ayurveda it is described as BalRoga or Kaumarbhrutya
  • It covers all aspects of child growth from the neonatal phase to adolescence.
  • This specialised branch deals with preventive and curative aspects of childhood diseases along with prenatal, natal and postnatal care in addition to gynaecology and obstetrics.
  • Well known aspects of Kaumarbhrutya are Garbh Sanskara, Swarnparashan Sanskara, Annaprashan Sanskara.
  • The predominance and prevalance of Dosha, mala and Sudhya are different in childhood therefore special approach is needed to prevent the various ailments and to cure the disease. Since Kapha Dosha is predominent in balavastha and dhatus are yet to be built up resulting in recurrent attacks of infectious diseases.

Some common problems that usually occurs in children.

  • Recurrent cold and cough and fever.
  • Recurrent stomach upset.
  • Pains of colic, teething, nappy rash.
  • Childhood asthma.
  • Reduced growth and immunity
  • Hyperactive child.
  • Lack of concentration and poor memory.
  • Bed Wetting.
  • Improper eating habits.

Ayurvedic Approach

  • Since vitiate Kappha predominate in childhood therefore Kappha vitiating food should be avoided.
  • Ayurveda classifier individuals according to body type and dietary guidelines are used to insure that each child experiences good digestion.
  • Ayurvedic herbs are endowed with anti-oxidant properties that strengthen our body’s internal defense mechanism. Example Chyanwanprash is one of well know Rasayan used since decades for boosting immunity.
  • Swarnprashan – One of the import sanskara from vaidik Kala to enhance mental and physical well being in children. It is done from birth upto 16 years of age every month on auspicious day of pushyanakshatra.
  • Some herbs should be used on regular basis for kids like Amla, Haridra, Tulsi, Ashwandha as immunity booster.
  • Some herbs are good for digestion and balancing agni like Ginger, pepper, coriander, Fennel, Turmeric, Clove, Cinnamon, Fenugreek seeds, etc.
  • Some important ayurvedic formulations for kids are:Balchaturbhadra Churna
  • Chausathprahari Pippali
  • Chavanprash Avleha
  • Sitopaladi Churna
  • Kumar kalyan Rasa
  • Swarn Basant Malti Rasa
These are used for different ailments and should be taken under guidance of registered Ayurveda practitioner.