Although dandruff can sometimes be caused by a fungal infection or other skin disease, in most cases it is produced when the scalp doesn't receive a sufficient supply of blood. Consequently there is a lack of protein in the skin, which becomes dry and flaky. Dandruff may also be due to a deficiency of vitamin B-6, or to an excess of vata dosha, which also makes the skin dry.
The treatment is simple.
To improve circulation to the scalp, massage for a few minutes?daily with neem oil (in a sesame oil base). lf a fungal infection of the skin is causing the dandruff, the neem oil, which has disinfectant properties, will help heal this also.
A baby's diarrhea can usually be corrected simply by feeding the chila some cooked apple. Remove the skin ana seeds, cook the apple, and add 1/2 teaspoon ghee, a pinch of cardamom, and a small pinch of ginger. Stir it up well, and cool to room temperature.
To feed this applesauce to your child, use a standard baby bottle. With a clean scissors, cut off the tip of the nipple. making an opening large enough for the applesauce to flow through.
Whey is a natural source of lactobacillus. Since a baby's diarrhea is often due to altered flora in the gastrointestinal tract, the whey should help restore the normal flora. It is also a good source of potassium and of calcium, which binds the stool
Bring 1 cup of milk to a boil; when it just begins to boil, squeeze a little lime juice (about 1/2 teaspoon) into the pot. The milk will curdle. Then strain the thick part out by pouring the mixture through cheesecloth or a sieve.
The remaining watery part is the whey. Giving 4 to 5 teaspoons of the whey to the child every 10 to 15 minutes should stop the diarrhea.(The thick, solid part is. a delicious fresh cheese called paneer, much used in Indian cooking. Try it)
Another simple domestic remedy is to mix 1 teaspoon honey, '/2 teaspoon ghee, a pinch of nutmeg, and a pinch of saffron.
You can also make your child a porridge of poppy seeds. Bring '/2 cup milk and '/2 cup water to a boil, then add about 1 teaspoon poppy seeds. The seeds will swell and become soft; they will make a nice, easily digested porridge. It is a good food that helps to stop diarrhea. As a bonus, your child will also sleep soundly.
If your infant has diarrhea, watch him or her carefully. If bowel movements are becoming less frequent and are firmer and denser, your child is get?ting better. But if the stools continue to be watery and occur several times in a day, and if your baby's eyes appear sunken, the lips are dry, and she or he looks drowsy, these are all warning signs of dehydration. This is a serious condition, and you need to consult a doctor.
Babies may also get diarrhea when they are teething. Teeth are a by-product of asthi dhatu, or bone formation. When babies start growing teeth, especially the incisors or canine teeth, vata in the asthi dhatu gets provoked, their digestive fire becomes weak, and they may get diarrhea.At that time, they need more calcium. You can give the child a simple calcium supple?ment in the correct dose for children.
Kutza Ghan Vati is Traditionally used as useful herbal remedy for irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea because of any reason especially infectious. It is given with Bilwa in cases of ulcerative colitis. It is nature's best formula for ulcerative colitits and irritable bowel syndrome. For acute diarrhea and dysentry also, it is best herbal remedy.
Dosage- 1/2 tablet once daily.
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