URAI MARUNTHU KIT INCLUDES
1.SWEET FLAG (VASAMBU) - 75 GRAMS
2.HARDE WHOLE/ INK NUT (KADUKAI) - 75 GRAMS
3.GALL NUT/OAK NUT (MAASIKAI) - 75 GRAMS
4.INDIAN GINGER/SNAP GINGER (SITHARATHAI) - 75 GRAMS
5.NUTMEG (JATHIKAI) - 75 GRAMS
6.DRY GINGER (SUKKU) - 75 GRAMS
7.PALADAI -1 PIECE
8.URAI KAL(RUBBING STONE) - 1 PIECE
URAI MARUNTHU(GROUNDED MEDICINE)
New mothers of this generation may not be aware of this.But if you ask your mom or your grand mom they will say "yes we have never grown a child without 'URAI MARUNTHU".It is such a wonderful treasure which is extinct now because of misconception, time, unawareness, and more over some thinking our ancestors are not educated..we dont insist you on believing this..You yourself spend some time for wellness of your child and search about this URAI MARUNTHU from your Grandparents and internet source aswell and come to a decision....
WHAT IS URAI MARUNTHU?
*A set of natural medicine is rubbed on a stone(URAI KAL)which is specially meant to rub medicines and sandalwood and fed to child.
WHAT ARE THEY?
1.SWEET FLAG (VASAMBU)
2.HARDE WHOLE/ INK NUT (KADUKAI)
3.GALL NUT/OAK NUT (MAASIKAI)
4.INDIAN GINGER/SNAP GINGER (SITHARATHAI)
6.DRY GINGER (SUKKU)
some may add more like tumeric etc....But this 6 are foremost among all...
HOW TO USE?
*First boil all the abovesaid natural medicines in a cup of water or breast milk till it becomes half,then drain the water and dry it indoor and keep it airtight.
*you could use breast milk or just drinking water to rub these medicines.
*Each medicine is rubbed twice to fifteen times except sweet flag(vasambu).we will discuss about vasambu in the later part of this.
*After grinding the medicine is transferred to "PAAL AADAI"(A small cup like vessel which is traditionally used to feed the child)
*Usually 2 rubs of each medicine to infants and can be increased up to 15 times.
WHEN TO USE?
*Usually it is given to the child immediately after their bath.Can be given on alternate days.
*Given from two months to 3 years.
*Modern medicine does not rely on giving anything to child except water and breast milk to children upto 6 months.If you believe in this strongly,then you could start your URAI MARUNTHU atleast after 6 months.SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING....
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
*SWEET FLAG (VASAMBU)- Increases immunity and hunger.
*INK NUT (KADUKAI)- Increases bowel movement.
*MAASIKAI (GALL NUT/OAK NUT)- Prevents the white layer on tongue.
*INDIAN GINGER/SNAP GINGER (SITHARATHAI)- remedy from cold & cough.
*NUTMEG (JATHIKAI)- Induces good sleep.
*DRY GINGER (SUKKU)- remedy from cold & cough.
*TURMERIC (MANJAL) (OPTIONAL)- Antiseptic.
NOTE- SWEET FLAG(VASAMBU) is also called as PILLAI VALARPAAN (GROWS YOUR CHILD).As the name implies this medicine offers numerous health benefits to your child.But it should not be given in high quantity.Please do note this.ALWAYS USE LITTLE QUANTITY OF SWEET FLAG(VASAMBU) TO YOUR CHILD.