Ayurveda and Science

Digestion Problems

Home remedies

Top feeding sometimes leads to digestive disturbances characterized by flatulence. Should this happen to your baby who is not yet 3 months old, try this simple remedy as an alternative to internal medication.
Ayurvedic ingredients

Ingredients for Digestion Problems

Sesame oil

Sesame oil contains vitamin E, which can help protect skin cells from the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and toxins.It also contains several phenolic compounds, which give it its antioxidant and anti-inflammato

Betel (Piper betel)

Betel leaf has a positive stimulatory influence on intestinal digestive enzymes, especially lipase, amylase and disaccharidases. The betel leaf varieties have shown decreasing influence on pancreatic trypsin and chymotrypsin activities.

Digestion Problems

As a precautionary measure a small stock of few fresh Betel (Piper betel) leaves in the refrigerator will come handy. 

In case of flatulence, take two green betel leaves and apply a thin layer of sesame oil or mustard oil on their surfaces as recommended by Indian Ayurveda. Slightly warm the oiled surface, ensuring that the temperature can be tolerated by the baby.

Cover the infant's stomach with these warm leaves. This measure expels flatus, helps avoid internal medication and provides comfort to the baby.

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