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Beware! these Ayurveda medicines are not safe for children

Do you give Ayurvedic medicine to your children? Do you find it safe while giving it your kid? Medicines are something you should first ask the doctors preferences before giving it further.

As when it comes to medicines for kids, pregnant women or lactating mothers, you have to be very careful because there are some medicines which should not be taken without the prescription of the doctor. Otherwise, it will lead to future complications.

Beware! these Ayurveda medicines are not safe for children

Ayurveda medicines are considered to be the most herbal medicine for healing any disease because it focuses not only on promoting wellness but also cure that particular disease. There are total eight branches of Ayurvedic and out of that eight branches, Bala Tantra and Kaumarabhritiya majorly deals in pediatrics because it includes some aspects which are caring for infants and newborn babies. As the tissues of children are immature so there is a need of special care is involved. Bala Tantra mainly focuses on child care only that is started from the fatal age to that of adolescence. These diseases occur due to an imbalance in the Kappa Dosha. In order to avoid these kinds of diseases, it’s important for you to balance the kappa dosha with proper treatment and medication.

As compared to adults, young children are more into drugs and there is no end to this usefulness of Ayurvedic herbs to treat any kind of disease. Ayurvedic medicines are indeed the best medicines to treat any type of the disease and among many, most of them are safe and are also effective and when it comes to treating children here is the list of Ayurvedic medicines that you avoid giving to your children.


  •  Dhattura – Datura metal (used in Kanakasava)
  • Jayapala – Croton tiglium
  • Danti – Baliospermum montane (Used in Dantyarishta)
  • Ahiphena – Papaver somniferum – Opium
  • Langali – Gloriosa superb
  • Snuhi – Euphorbia nori folio
  • Karaveera – Gloriosa superb
  • Parasika Yavani – Hyoscyamus in bar / Hyoscyamus niger
  • Arka – Calotropis gigantic
  • Vishamushti / Tinduka / Lakucha – Strychnos nuxvomica
  • Bhallataka – Semecarpus Anacardium
  • Gunja – Arus precarious
  • Bhanga – Cannabis sativa
  • Sarpavisha – Snake poison
  • Vatsanabha – Aconitum Chasma nth um / Aconitum Ferox
  • Vishamushti / Tinduka / Lakucha – Strychnos nu-vomica
  • Shringivisha – Aconitum Chasma nth um
  • Karaveera – Nerium indicum

You might find few Ayurvedic medicines that might contain heavy metal ingredients that too in very low quantities and these ingredients are only used after purification, hence these are not poisonous. It will be better if you avoid such medicines that contain these ingredients. Here is the list of medicines that you must avoid because of the mineral origin they contain:

  • Hingula – Cinnabar
  • Manashila – Also known as realgar
  • Makaradhwaja – A compound of purified mercury, sulfur, and gold
  • Rasa Sindhura – A compound of purified mercury and purified sulfur
  • Rasa Karpura – Hydrargyri subchloride
  • Gauripashana – Arsenic, Arsenic oxide
  • Sindhura – Red oxide of lead
  • Girisindura – Red oxide of mercury
  • Parada – Mercury
  • Haratala – Arsenic trisulphide
  • Tuttha – Copper sulfate

Just like routine health checkups that happen in hospitals, there is this routine Ayurvedic examination held too that is mainly conducted by Ayurvedic practitioners and it usually involves a thorough examination of your health that includes full evaluation of your height, blood, nails, weight, hair, skin and other lab tests.


  • If you want to know the best medicines for your children’s growth and development it’s important for you to know the best Ayurvedic medicine and for that you should consult an Ayurvedic expert.
  • It’s important for you to consult a doctor if you find any allergy or side effect on your baby by using Ayurvedic medicines because these medicines do have some side effects.
  • Approach your doctor who would suggest some appropriate course of action if your children are suffering from any kind of disease and do take it seriously.

Ayurvedic medicines are indeed safe and effective but not all of them before taking it or giving it make sure you have knowledge about the same and if you find any allergic problem or diseases your child is facing immediately consult a doctor before it’s too late.

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