Pure coconut oil - Alternative solution for oral thrush in babies

Breast milk is a treasure house of nutrients and immunity building components.  These nutrients keep babies healthy.

Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Exposure to antibiotics (either by the child or a breastfeeding mother), yeast on nipple, yeast infection in birth canal of mother etc  can cause thrush. If baby is on antibiotics, it kills the friendly flora, or bacteria, found naturally in the human body, allowing the yeast to thrive. If thrush is due to antibiotic treatment of baby , then mother’s milk will help to fight this condition.

Count on coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Coconut is a large palm (30 mts tall) and member of Arecaceae family with binomial nomenclature as Cocos nucifera . Coconut is known as Naarikela in ayurveda. This plant is grown throughout the tropics.

The fruit, flower and   root of this plant are used as ingredients for many ayurvedic preparations. The texts of ayurveda explain the properties of this fruit as - “Coconut is sweet to taste and act as body coolant. It is unctuous and heavy to digest.”

Tender Coconut water

Garlic coconut spread (garlic dry chutney)

Garlic has immense medicinal value. It is used as main ingredient in many ayurvedic preparations.

Preparation of Garlic coconut spread (garlic dry chutney)

1.    ½ dry grated coconut  
2.    Dry Red chillies –(according to taste)
3.    Garlic cloves –  8 to 10
4.    Sugar – ½ tea spoon
5.    Tamarind – a small grape size
6.    Salt – quantity required
7.    Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 tea spoon
8.    Coriander seeds ( Dhaniya ) – 1 tea spoon
9.    Sunflower oil –  1 tea spoon

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