The role of ayurvedic and chemically processed/synthetic products in your baby’s growth

One of the earliest memories that I have of my childhood is, my grandmother giving my sister and me a good body massage with ayurvedic oil, right before a bath. She used to massage and lubricate our legs, hands and body for almost half and hour. I remember her telling us that, it is good for our health and it will help us grow faster. As time has passed by, I have realized how right she was, and how important it is, in the over all development of a child.

The first five years is an important stage in a baby’s growth and development. Ayurveda is a complete science that dates back to as early as 1500 BC, and till today, it plays an important part in our lives. Ayurveda is a traditional medicine system that is part of our ancient Vedas called Atharva Veda and Rig Veda. This traditional and age old knowledge that has been practiced in India since the medieval period, is used for the natural growth of mankind. It is the oldest form of healthcare in the whole world, and the basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent diseases by balancing the body, mind, soul and environment.

Ayurveda is a complete science that dates back to as early as 1500 BC.

Dabur Lal Tail is one such ayurvedic baby massage oil that has time and again proved extremely efficient in the healthy growth of a child. Made from important ayurvedic ingredients, which has many proven benefits for the baby, the oil helps in strengthening a child’s bones and muscles. It is absolutely safe and has proven to be effective for a better overall physical growth of your bundle of joy. The oil gets easily absorbed in the skin, and nourishes the muscles and bones. It also helps the baby to sleep better which is good for their mental growth.

In an age, where allopathy, homeopathy and other modern forms of medicine rules the roost, Ayurveda comes as a natural breather, and offers some healthy options for your child to develop faster. It has been observed time and again that, gentle, regular massages to your newborn and infants are extremely helpful, in more ways than one. Massage helps you to touch your baby, which builds a strong bond between you and your newborn. It helps in the growth of their brain and helps in exercising their muscles.The more you massage, the more your child grows strong, both emotionally and physically.


Massaging helps your baby grow strong, both mentally and physically.

I recently became a maasi for the first time. My little niece is growing up so fast in front of our eyes, and it fills my heart with such great joy to see her develop each and every day into a cute little infant. As taught by our grandmother since our childhood, my sister also uses ayurvedic Dabur Lal Tail to massage the little one everyday. It activates the digestive organs of the body and enhances her appetite to a great extent. The baby enjoys the massages so much, that she giggles loudly each time! My sister also uses Dabur Gripe Water which guards the baby against common stomach problems like indigestion and acidity. I can clearly see her growth in front of my eyes.. God bless her!

My sister with my little niece. She is growing up so fast everyday!

Ayurveda is a trusted, traditional medicine that has been followed by our ancestors in India for many many years. It has been used to cure diseases and maintain good health using natural herbs. So, it is 100% natural, safe and can be trusted, and can be used on our kids – who means the world to us. The contribution of ayurveda in the healthy development of your child, is not only restricted to body oil massages. Having Dabur Chawanprash, or milk with honey, or grounded tulsi leaves, or fresh amla, is also good for the immunity of your child. As a kid, I remember, my father used to regularly give me Dabur Chawanprash during the winters, so that I don’t fall ill with cough and cold. Trust me, now I’m 25, and I still have it during the winters! A few ayurvedic tips that I remember to avoid cough included, massaging on the chest with hot oil with melted camphor, and drinking boiled water with ginger, jeera and honey.

Don’t we all want our children to be 100% close to nature and grow up in a healthy, nutritious way? Of course, we do. Haldi (turmeric) and neem are again two very important ayurvedic ingredients that, in many cases, serve as a protection with its medicinal characteristics. Also, if you add a little jeera, a pinch of heeng (asafetida), pepper and turmeric, in the food prepared for your child, it will help in stimulating the digestive glands in their system and in turn help in digestion. So you see, ayurveda, without a doubt, plays a vital role in a baby’s early growth and development.

Coming back to how ayurvedic oil massage can help your child’s growth, it is also very important to remember that the oil is directly applied on the sensitive skin of the newborn or infant. So, one should choose the correct massage oil for their child. This is where the importance of using Dabur Lal Tail to massage your child, comes into the picture. Doctors from the Pediatrics department of Jawaharlal Nehru College conducted a clinical research under stringent rules and measures where the effect of massaging a baby with Dabur Lal Tail was compared with the effect of other massage oils, talcum powder and no massage. In the research, it was clearly proven that babies who were massaged daily with Dabur Lal Tail in comparison with no massage experienced two times faster increase in weight and height.

Kids massaged with Dabur Lal Tail experiences two times faster physical growth.

Clinical Research further proved the positive effects of Dabur Lal Tail massage in inducing better sleeping pattern in neonates and infants, which is very important for a baby’s development. One should remember that, regular massaging helps in achieving age-appropriate gross motor skills and also aids in improving the sleeping pattern of your little one.

As far as my understanding of ayurvedic products goes, I know that ayurvedic products are made from a combination of many natural herbs and plants. A correct proportion and correct combination of herb is very important in ayurveda. The different proportion and different combination of the herbs changes its benefits. It should be noted that Dabur Lal Tail is made by strictly adhering to traditional guidelines on manufacturing of formulations and it also follows the Government’s GMP norms.

On the other hand, chemically processed/synthetic products and oils loses its natural nutrients, and these artificially made oils use synthetic fragrance and coloring components, which are very bad for the skin and the body of your baby. It only gives lubrication while massaging, but such oils cannot contribute to your baby’s growth and development.

In fact, such chemically processed, synthetic products can be extremely detrimental to a child’s skin with long-term use, and the synthetic fragrance in it can irritate the skin and the nose of the newborn. Some chemically processed massage oils when applied on skin is harmful as it blocks the pores and prevents the skin from breathing normally. In such a case, massaging might turn harmful for your bundle of joy! The synthetic products can also cause allergies to the newborn. So, steer clear from such chemically processed synthetic products, and always believe in our mother nature, and go back to the roots! Use natural, ayurvedic massaging oils, the most trusted and branded products like Dabur Lal Tail, in order to be safe.

Dabur Lal Tail contains…

  • Till Tail or Sesame Oil: It improves growth and post-massage sleep
  • Urad: It nourishes the muscles, bones and prevent rickets
  • Ratanjyot: It protects the baby against skin infection
  • Karpoor (camphor): It enhances blood circulation and
  • Shankhpushpi: It provides strength to weaker organs.

Dabur Lal Tail is enriched with natural, ayurvedic ingredients

Dabur Lal Tail has been made from time tested ayurvedic ingredients; it is enriched with proven natural ingredients. It nourishes the baby’s tender skin, keeping it soft and supple. It is also beneficial in cases of flabby, dry skin and wrinkles occurring during rickets. It is safe, and a natural ayurvedic baby massage oil, carefully made suitable to all children for promoting the physical and behavioral baby growth. Natural and ayurvedic therapy is the best and it comes without any side effects.

How Dabur Lal Tail will make a world of difference in your baby’s growth…

  • Two times faster increase in weight
  • Two times faster increase in height
  • Babies experience better sleeping pattern
  • Babies experience better appetite
  • Babies become more active

For the past 125 years, Dabur have been dedicated in providing nature-based solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. The traditional knowledge of the age old ayurveda actually helps in the natural growth of your little baby. Could there be anything more that a new mother can ask for, for their little one? I guess not. So, when I become a mother, few years down the line, I already know, Dabur Lal Tail is going to be there to my rescue – to lessen my worries about my little sunshine!

This blog post was written for the “Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth” contest, organized by IndiBlogger and Dabur Lal TailIt was judged as a runner-up in the Pan India Blogging contest.

The topic was – The right product makes a world of difference when it comes to the development of your child. Write a blog post on your understanding of ayurvedic and chemically processed/synthetic products, and its role in a baby’s early growth & development. You can also recount your own experiences!


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