BATH FOR BABIES
Boil ADULSA (Adathoda Vasica) leaves in water and give bath to the babies with that water. It prevents scabies and other infectious diseases.
Crush a little Licorice and tender Neem leaves and fry in ghee. Filter. Add jaggary and boil again. Switch off when it is ready. Give half an ounce of this twice a day. This can be given to even old people in one ounce dosage.
A pinch of Baje powder (Calamus) in Honey acts as a wonderful and safe infant deworming medicine once a month. Don’t give more than a pinch.
Roast Ajwain (Omam in Tamil) till black. Add 3 glasses of water. Boil down to a single glass. Add Honey and give the baby. If it is a small baby, give 5 teaspoons (for a single dose) every three hours. It can be given 4 to 5 times a day.
During fever, the child should not lie completely flat on the bed; raise him up with pillows to prevent congestion of the lungs. Give Lemon-water and Thyme tea. Give 2 Hip baths a day. Apply 3 clay poultices for 2 hours each on the abdomen every day of the fever. Introduce food gradually.