What is Mother’s Aushadhi?


     Winter season is here. Winter means cold, cough, fever. Young and school going kids and those who gets affected with weather change suffers a lot during this time of the year. We cannot give Antibiotics every now and  then. I prefer to start with home remedies and if needed then keep antibiotics as the last option. And luckily, these ancient but effective remedies or say Aushadhis have always proved to be very effective for my daughter. My Nanaji ( grandfather) was an Ayurvedacharya (Ayurved doctor). So my mom grew up seeing this ancient form of medicine at her own place.

     I have just mentioned the word ‘Aushadhi‘ so what does that means?

    In Sanskrit, the method of awakening through herbs is called Aushadhi. When we talk about Aushadhi, Ayurveda or Ayurvedic Medicine automatically comes into picture. Ayurvedic medicine is the system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda had historically taken the approach of enumerating bodily substances in the framework of the five classical elements (water, air, earth, fire, aether).

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

      The above picture is the picture of ‘Dhanvantari’- the god of Ayurved. He appeared in the Vedas and Puranas (ancient scriptures) as the physician of God.  I would say a mother is also a doctor for her kid just like this God of medicines. She is the first person (most of the times) who get to know if her child is not feeling well. And the child also wants the mother’s soothing touch when sick.

     In this section, I will be sharing with you some of the home remedies that I got to know from my mother.  I would like to hear from you too if you want to share any such remedies that you have tried or read somewhere. It’s always good to know what others have to say. Just write your post in the comment box.

Stay Healthy, Stay Fit…



About Alpana

I am Alpana Deo. You can call me a passionate writer who enjoys writing in any form.I feel motherhood gave me chances to explore and think about many such areas that I never paid attention. Writing to me is a feeling of satisfaction, relaxation after a tiring day and an accomplishment of doing something meaningful.