Janam Ghutti is a mix of herbs given to babies traditionally in India. It has been used for generations together. Janam Ghutti is completely herbal and so safe to use.
Although Janam Ghutti's are manufactured by various Ayurvedic pharmacies, I still suggest actually rubbing the herbs on a stone as they are fresh and more effective.
Nowadays, the pediatricians do not recommend giving Janam ghuttis, but I beg to differ as I have given both my kids janam ghutti and always felt that my children had fairly less issues growing up compared to babies their age who were not been given janam ghutti or been administered store bought janam ghutti. This is tried and tested.
Janam Ghutti helps by -:
- Improving the appetite
- Improves the digestive function
- Helpful in flatulence, diarrhoea, dysentery, vomitting, acidity & indigestion
- Better bowel movement for kids who are constipated
- Aids in sleep.
Our Grandmother's (Dadi Maa / Paati) in those days used to administer safe things from their kitchen or herbs from their garden. These herbs were edible and safe and used to cure a multitude of illnesses without having to visit the doctor or buying expensive medicines which have chemicals with side effects.
The modern drugs definitely help but also have many contraindications & side effects.
Living in Singapore and absolutely scared to feed my babies with so many drugs I turned to home remedies and have found them most effective not only for my babies but also for me. Many of my friend's and relatives found relief too. Hence, I decide to blog on it for the benefit of the larger audience.
I would highly recommend giving babies janam ghutti instead of feeding them multivitamin syrups. You can still continue to give them multivitamin syrups as well.
Giving your babies Janam ghutti can help relieve them from a lot of uneasiness which the poor babies can’t express to us.
How to buy them
You can get these Janam ghutti starter kits at your nearest Ayurvedic shops.
Don’t go for the powder form to beware of adulteration's.
Always buy the whole herbs/sticks etc.
Rub whole herbs/sticks on a stone with a little water and administer them.
I used to give Janam ghutti to my babies immediately after they have their bath followed by some warm water.
Where to buy them
These herbs are harmless and safe to administer.
In Tamilnadu, you can find them in the traditional dappa chetti kadai (Ayurvedic and Herbal medicines shop).
In other states of India, you can find them in the Ayurvedic bhandaar (Ayurvedic shops)
In Singapore, you can find common herbs at Mustafa and for more varieties you can visit Jothi Pushpa Kadai(Jothi Flower shop) @ Little India.
In other countries too, you can find them. People who read this article please help refer to shops in other countries for the benefit of the larger audience. Please leave the info in the Comments section. I will later add it to the Post.
I have more information on janam ghutti/oraikyara marundhu on my blog. Click here for more info
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