Children's Immunity with Ayurveda

As parents, ensuring the health and well-being of our children is always a top priority. In today’s world, maintaining strong immunity is more important than ever. Ayurveda, a holistic system of health that originated over 5,000 years ago in India, offers time-tested wisdom and natural remedies to support and enhance your child's immune system.

Here are some Ayurvedic tips to help keep your children healthy and resilient:

1. A Nourishing Diet

Ayurveda gives a lot of emphasis towards a healthy, balanced diet. Your food provides nourishment to all tissues so we need to make sure that our children’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and always warm and cooked. 

For breakfast you could provide foods such as Porridge and protein (besan) pancakes instead of cereals and toast. For proteins, try to avoid processed meats.

Wholesome, Balanced Meals:

A balanced diet is the foundation of good health. Ensure your child's meals include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. 

Immune-Boosting Foods:

Incorporate foods known for their immune-boosting properties. Turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, garlic, and tulsi (holy basil) are powerful herbs that can be added to meals to strengthen immunity. Fresh fruits and vege like oranges, apples, and berries, grapes and beetroot are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Healthy Snacks:

Offer nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, and flaxseeds as snacks. These are packed with essential fatty acids and vitamins that support immune health.

2. Herbal Support


This traditional Ayurvedic herbal jam is a powerhouse of immunity-boosting ingredients like amla (Indian gooseberry), which is rich in Vitamin C. A daily spoonful can fortify your child's immune system.


Kids liver’s play a big role in their immunity. At times, their liver can get sluggish as they eat more rich foods hence natural products like livlife can help keep our childrens livers in an optimal state with high metabolism. This product is a tasty daily supplement that helps to flush out toxins from the liver, assisting its normal function.


Shankhapushpi and Brahmi are known to be powerful memory enhancers that help to improve mental faculties by reducing fatigue and increasing concentration. Ashwagandha is an excellent herb that helps to calm the mind and keep it sharp. 

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Kids Cold & Flu Defence Bundle:

Boost their immune system naturally. Sepnil helps to support a healthy respiratory system, 

while Chyawanprash is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C.

3. Daily Routine

Regular Sleep Schedule:

Adequate sleep is crucial for a strong immune system. Ensure your child gets 8-10 hours of restful sleep each night. Establish a calming bedtime routine to help them wind down.

Physical Activity:

Regular exercise is essential. Encourage your child to engage in outdoor activities like playing, cycling, or walking. Physical activity helps improve circulation and boosts immune function. Try to limit TV and game time. 

4. Mind-Body Care

Massage (Abhyanga):

A gentle, weekly oil massage can be incredibly nurturing. Use warm, natural oils like cold pressed black sesame oil in upwards strokes helps improve lymphatic system, blood circulation, reduces stress, and supports immune health.

5. Emotional Well-being & Environmental Factors

It’s important that we nurture our children in a calm, loving environment with open communication, listening, and emotional support. This gives them the safe space they need to build their confidence and ensure their minds are at ease.

In Ayurveda, it's always very important to give them a good foundation as this holistic approach to their health will prepare for healthy development in the coming years. 

For personalised guidance on your child’s doshic constitution, or any health concerns, book a consultation with Dr. Ajit either online or in-person

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