Growing up in Bombay, as I like to call it, and being a Gujarati, I have been exposed to a beautiful mix of old and new traditions, knowledge, ideologies, and with all of that, remedies. My mother tells me that as a child, I had a few issues, as all children do. Being gassy was one of them. My nani advised my mom to make a mixture out of honey, turmeric, and a few herbs and apply it in and around my navel. Apparently, it worked wonders while a lot of treatments prescribed by my pediatrician failed miserably. Even today, when I get acidity, and let’s face it, the way we all eat and drink these days, we all do, it’s only Dabur’s Pudin Hara that gives me relief. And I’ve tried so much. Gelusil, Digene, some random syrups I can’t pronounce, etc. But nothing comes close to how Pudin Hara relieves me.
Anyway, I digress.
Science. The science we know, is modern in nature. Evolved over a few years of researches and experimentation. And Ayurveda. The Indian traditional science, thousands of years old. It is fascinating to me how people in those days, without the tools and techniques available like we do today, created such magical remedies for complex bodily issues. But I guess it was out of the desperation of it. Like they say, desperation is the biggest motivator. But, it’s obvious. Nothing beats natural products when compared to synthetic and chemically processed ones. And the reason is simple. As simple as simple can be. Natural/Organic things have no side-effects. The Chemicals on the other hand, almost ALWAYS have side effects. And considering just how delicate a baby is, it’s one of the scariest thoughts. No matter how small or big the issue. Always go natural. I mean, the poor kid can’t even speak and tell you exactly what is happening in case of side effects. Why anyone would put their babies through that, is just beyond me.
As and when I do get a baby, this is the one product I will surely use on him/her. Dabur Lal Tail
Actually, anything Dabur.