I wrote it in essays as a student and used it in many of my papers on Modern medications V/S Indian Ayurveda so much that it had sort of lost its meaning without my realising it .Till.... my 10 months old son was diagnosed with severe indigestion /cough and cold.
|Anindy : one year old|
He was told not to be given ANY milk product and oily things. To imagine NO MILK in an Indian household to the apple of their eyes was like sacrilege
Whole house was in dismay and everybody was blaming each other for the situation. The major burnt was borne by the doting grandfather who was The Hero till then as Anindy used to squeal with joy on hearing the noise of his nearing motorbike!
Yes ,he was able to recognise HIS bike's noise from the hundred other which used to pass through our lane .
|A healthy Pihu and her toothy smile :)|
The doctor scolded grandpa the most, strictly prohibiting not only the outside products but any sort of home-made butter, ghee and curd...
I was devastated..I could not eat a buttered toast while my son would eat crumbs in daal ...
|Anindy as a 2 and half years old : outings |
with with Baba were no more a worry .
It was in this situation that I went to my mother's place where my Nani, Ma and a fleet of Mausis decided to take matters in their hands.They continued the doctor's medication but started some of their own traditional ones like regular gripe water - a mixture of dill, fennel and chamomile and Dabur janam ghunti for digestion.They started daily massage with Dabur lal tail or by fresh home-made butter for a supple skin and strong bones followed by a lukewarm water bath.This ritual was followed two times a day with a head bath in the afternoon and showering his body with warm water springs sans headbath in evening.The evening bath provided relaxation to his body and muscles making him sleep soundly, a thing which was unheard of before !
|Anindy, 3 and half years :|
healthy and happy
|Pihu with a healthy complexion as a |
9 months old on her first Holi
Later, when I became a mother of two, my 6 months old daughter and 3 year old son, braved the coldest Dehradun -Mussoorie winters while travelling on bikes and playing outside... All this due to the jaiphal paste for both and the honey-almond-walnut chutney and chwanyaprash for my son.
My bond with Dabur strengthened with time and now as in 2014, I can proudly say that dashmoolaristh, ashokarishth , chwyanaprash, honey and shankhpushpi are some of the products I use on regular basis.
My kids still suffer from occasional bouts of illness at times but, they have their immunity enhanced and they have adapted easily in changing environments of Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur and Bangalore.
|Hale n healthy : Planning something :)|
A happy house is where health shines and laughter prevails. Thanks to the treasure of Ayurveda that we bask in the sunshine of health and happiness , joy and cheers.
Now, I fully realize the meaning of this Dalai lama quote "Happiness is the Highest form of Health"
May our home stay the same...Amen.
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The pics say it all : The Healthy Story of my Happy Home -
Indeed, Healthy children make a happy home :)
|Happy in the morning|
|Happy during activities: 4:00 PM|
|Happy for School :7:00 AM|
|Happy doing Nothing :) :P|
|Happy Together :|
Strange and RARE!!
|Happy under the summer sun !|
|Health n smiles|