WHAT IS STUNTED GROWTH?
The stunted growth in human beings is defined as the reduced rate of growth during fetal period and even after birth. It is due to the malnutrition in the pregnant mother that leads to a malnourished baby. The stunting of height bought on during fetal development is usually never able to fully recover from the effects of malnutrition and the child remains short. It is seen that these people die early in life as their organs are never able to develop fully.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF STUNTED GROWTH?
THE STUNTED GROWTH IS A RESULT OF MANY FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT THE PROPER GROWTH OF A CHILD IN THE WOMB. THE CAUSES OF STUNTED GROWTH ARE:
- Nutritional deficiencies in the mother during pregnancy may lead to stunted growth
- Infections during pregnancy and soon after birth
- Parasitic infestations in the intestines
- Poverty that may be the reason of inadequate nutrition
- Emotional stress in the mother during pregnancy
- Psychological stress
- Genetic causes
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF STUNTED GROWTH?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
In cases of low memory, the body energies are imbalanced that make the person’s brain and body system lack coordination and the person becomes weak. The imbalanced energies lead to improper growth in the child during his/her development and that may lead to stunted growth. The herbs for stunted growth help in a natural way to prevent and also to help cases of stunted growth. The Ayurvedic herbs for growth retardation help achieve optimum growth in a natural, herbal way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP PREVENT STUNTED GROWTH
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare AMLA SAAR and AMALAKI RASAYAN CAPSULES.
Spirulina, better known as chlorophyll is a wonderful natural source of energy and acts as a wonderful herb in Ayurveda. It helps to reverse age related decline in memory and learning. It possesses iron chelating properties. The chlorophyll molecule is also known as the plant blood as it acts as the haemoglobin of plants. In humans, haemoglobin is made up of iron whereas in plants it is made up of magnesium. It contains magnesium instead of iron as a central binding element. Hence, chlorophyll is popularly known as plant blood. Spirulina is the best known source of plant chlorophyll. It helps to in the growth and repair of body tissues. It is a well known antioxidant. It helps to boost the immune system and also maintains the circulatory system. Spirulina offers an endless number of health benefits. It is an excellent and pure source of chlorophyll. These special capsules contain natural ingredients that aid in preventing heart damage caused by chemotherapy. We use this herb to prepare SPIRULINA capsules.