Children Growth Nutrients

There are four stages that define Life.

Birth,Growth,Decay and Death.

While one can no nothing about Birth and Death, some thing can be done about Growth and Decay.

Growth is essential part of Life and growing stronger ensures better chance of survival.

Survival of the fittest is the hallmark of the stronger.

Protein and energy drink Horlicks.
Horlicks for Growth

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And growth is dependent on Protein intake.

Growth hormone (GH), also known as somatotropin (or as human growth hormone [hGH or HGH] in its human form), is apeptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It is thus important inhuman development. It is a type of mitogen which is specific only to certain kinds of cells. Growth hormone is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by somatotropic cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.


How does this enhance Growth?

  • Increases calcium retention, and strengthens and increases the mineralization of bone
  • Increases muscle mass through sarcomere hypertrophy
  • Promotes lipolysis
  • Increases protein synthesis
  • Stimulates the growth of all internal organs excluding the brain
  • Plays a role in homeostasis
  • Reduces liver uptake of glucose
  • Promotes gluconeogenesis in the liver.
  • Contributes to the maintenance and function of pancreatic islets
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Increases deiodination of T4 to T3.

Deficiency of Protein result  in Growth Failure and short stature among children.

It also causes delayed sexual maturity.

And an unsound and subnormal growth might result in mental issue as well.

GH( growth deficiency) deficiency  in adults may manifest as depression.

To cure this GH deficiency GH Therapy is undertaken and its effects are yet to be proved.

It is better to have a balanced diet  including Protein.

In our daily Life we may not get a much protein as much as required because of our changed food habits.


Natural Protein food.


Meat is the food that is very rich in proteins. It is also rich in fat. So it is preferred to have the meat grilled or roasted to frying them deep

Thin cuts of: beef, ham, lamb, pork, veal

  1. Ground Meat: bison, rabbit, venison.

Poultry products have their own richness. These foods are rich in protein and contain low saturated fats. Some of the varieties of poultry products are:

  1. Chicken
  2. Duck
  1. Goose
  2. Turkey
  3. Ground chicken and turkey
  4. Eggs ( chicken/ duck)


Soya Products

Soya products are the processed products of Soy. They are naturally blended with proteins and carbohydrates. Some of the soya products are:

Dairy Products

Dairy products are naturally healthy and are perfect diet parts. There are various dairy products that can be used. They are:

  1. Bean burgers
  2. Black beans
  3. Black eyed peas
  4. Chick peas
  5. Kidney beans
  6. Lentils
  7. Soy beans
  8. White beans and etc

It is advisable to take protein supplements as a part of our diet.

These should have adequate proteins and excess proteins should have been compensated and this supplement must be easily digestible.

Are these Supplements safe?


To determine the effect of nutritional supplementation on height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) in short and lean prepubertal children.

Study design

A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of nutritional supplementation at the endocrinology department of a tertiary pediatric medical center of healthy, lean, short, prepubertal children 3-9-years-old. Anthropometry measurements were measured at 6 months.


Two hundred participants (149 boys) entered the study and 171 (85.5%) completed the intervention period. Baseline characteristics including age, sex, height-SDS, weight-SDS, BMI-SDS, and dietary caloric and protein intakes were similar in the formula and placebo groups. ‘Good’ consumers (intake of ≥50% of the recommended dose) in the formula group significantly improved height-SDS (P < .001) and weight-SDS (P = .005) with no change in BMI-SDS compared with ‘poor’ consumers and the placebo group. In the formula-treated group a positive correlation was found between the amount of formula consumed per body weight and the gain in height-SDS (r = 0.44, P < .001) and weight-SDS (r = 0.35, P = .002); no significant correlations were found in the placebo group. No serious adverse events were reported during the study.


Nutritional intervention with the formula was found to be a feasible, effective, and safe approach for promoting the physical growth of short and lean prepubertal children.


Horlicks seems to fit the bill.

I have been watching people consuming it for as long a I remember and I recall doctors prescribing it to convalescents, including pregnant women both pre natal and post natal.

And with added flavor children do not shy away from it.

More information on this can be had from


( The Journal of Pediatrics  )

Reference and Citations.



Cold Fever Stomach Illness in Children Safe Sure Remedies

I have four grand children from 90 days to six years .


I have found that even for a slight indisposition of the children, they tend to rush immediately to Pediatrician  and the funniest part is that the child has to get an appointment, some time after seven or eight hours of the illness being reported,


The problem with infants , children is that some times the child,infant can not be left unattended for illness for such long periods, especially if they have high fever or diarrhea.


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Child with Cold.


Immediate action has to be taken.


The Allopathy system treats symptoms and most of the medicines, including the anti biotics have guaranteed side effects, while the cure is not assured.


For cough, medicine is prescribed to  suppress cough and anti biotics which are heavy are prescribed.


While the former gives one feeling of the illness is cured, the latter leaves problems, at least in respect of bowel movements.


Sere the Siddha medicine solves the problem.


These medicines do not have any side effects , they  are natural foods and are available at  Indian Homes.


For Colic(Stomach ache), Constipation.


Give a cup of warm milk before bedtime with one teaspoon of ghee added to it.

Provide a natural laxative foods such as soaked raisins or dates, honey, bran, sesame seeds, mango, papaya, grapes, and fresh figs.

Inculcate proper eating habits and food combining when possible, sufficient water intake, high quality oils, and providing plenty of high fiber foods can be helpful in the prevention of constipation.

In the case of infants, the mother can apply a small amount of castor oil to her nipple before breastfeeding.

For babies with intestinal colic, mix equal parts of Cumin, Fennel, and Coriander powder and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of hot water, let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain well.

The mother can also drink it to reduce the qualities of vata in her breast milk.

In the case of infants, it is useful to administer the tea with a baby medicine dropper, available in most baby supply sections, and dilute it a little, if needed, to make it more palatable


For Colds, Fever.


Yashtimadhu (Licorice root) and a little raw honey it helps liquefy and expectorate phlegm.


Make a Paste of the root, about half a teaspoon, ix it with Honey and give the child, till the cough subsides.


Or take a Nutmeg, Jathikkai, make a paste, small quantity of paste, by rubbing it out with a little quantity of water.apply this mixture on both the sides of the nose.


Running nose will stop immediately.


For chest congestion or restricted breathing.

Warm  sesame oil, or ghee with a pinch of rock or black salt, can be massaged onto the chest followed by a eucalyptus steam inhalation. Tulsi (Holy basil) works wonders for soothing coughs, decongesting the lungs and sinuses, as well as lowering a fever by promoting sweating. Tulsi tea can be prepared by adding1 teaspoon of Tulsi powder to 1 cup of hot water. This can also be given before bedtime to break a fever when nothing else works.



A remarkable home remedy for lowering fever consists in rubbing fresh onion juice to the child’s navel region while applying a cool cloth to the forehead to protect the brain.


One can apply a paste made of turmeric powder and war gingelly oil on the forehead.


For Rashes,including Diaper rashes.


One of the best remedies for this is to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Kumari (Aloe vera) juice into the baby’s drinking water.


For Deworming and clearing Parasites.


A simple household remedy for worms like thread, pin, and round worms, is to take 3 to 5 drops of fresh onion juice diluted in one teaspoon of water 3 times daily.


Two or three tender leaves of Neem tree may be made and given to the child, either directly or with warm water.






Disease Free Life Infant High Fever Indrakshi Stotra

I remember ,as a child, when I had high fever,my father doing Indrakshi Japa with Vibhuth, Bhasma and applying it to my forehead.


It produced results.


Those were the days when antibiotics were sparingly used, the Cure it all was penicillin.


That was prescribed for only, in the doctor’s opinion, for serious illnesses.


Indrakshi Mantra is by Lord Narayana.


This will cure all diseases and daily chanting of this will ensure a disease free Life.


Arogyatha Matha Indrakshi Sthothram

Asya Indrakshi Sthothra Maha Mandrasya,
Sasi Purandara Rishi, Anushtup Chanda
Indrakshi Durga Devatha, Lakshmi Beejam,
Bhuvaneswari Shakthi, Bhavani Keelagam,
Mama Indrakshi Prasad Sidhyarthe Jape Viniyoga

Indrakshyai Angushtabhyam Nama
Mahalakshmyai Tharjaneebhyam Nama
Maheswaryai Madhyamabhyam Nama
Kathyayinyai Kanishtikabhyam Nama
Koumaryai Kara Thala Kara Prushtabhyam Nama

Indrakshyai Hrudayaya Nama
Mahalashmyai Sirase Swaha
Maheswaryai Shikhaya Vashat
Ambujakshyai Kavachaya Hum
Kathyayinyai Nethra Thrayaya Vaushat
Kaumaryai Asthraya Phat
Bhoorbhu Vaswarom Ithi Dig Bandha


Nethraanam Dasapi Sathai Parivrutham,
Athyugra Sarmaambharam,
Hemaabham Mahathim
Vilambhitha Sikam, Ammuktha Kesanwitham,
Kanda Manditha Pada Padma Yugalam,
Nagendra Kumbha Sthaneem
Indrakshim Parichindayami,
Manasa Kalbhoktha Siddhi Pradham

Indarkshim Dwibhujam Devim Peetha Vasthra Dwayanvitham,
Vama Hasthe Vajradaraam Dakshane Navara Pradham
Indrakshi Noumi Yuvathim Nanalankara Bhooshitham,
Prasanna Vadanam Poshaam Aamsaro Gava Sevitham

Indraana Poorvada Padhu, Agneyaam Thadeswari
Koumari Dakshine Padhu, Nairruthyam Pathu Parvathi,
Varahi Paschime Pathu, Vayavye Naarasimhyabhi,
Udeechyam Kaala Rathri, Maam Isanyam Sarva Sakthaa,
Bhirvayu Oordhwam Sa, Pathu Padhwatho Vaishnavi Thada
Evam Dasa Dhiso Raksheth Sarvadha Bhuvaneswari


Indrakshi Naama Saa Devi Devaiathas Samudhahrudha,
Gouri, Sakambhari Devi Durga Naama Neethi Visrutha
Nithyananda, Nirahara, Nishkalayai Namosthude,
Kathyayani Mahadevi Chandrakanda Mahathapa

Savithri Saa Cha Gayatri Brahmani Brhama Vadini,
Narayani, Bhadra Kali, Rudrani, Krisha Pingala
Agni Jwala Roudra Mukhi Kaala Rathri, Thapaswini,
Meghaswana Sahasraksi, Vikaarangi, Jadodhari

Mahodari Mukthakesi , Gora Roopa, Mahabala,
Ajithabhadradhananda, Roga Harthreem Shiva Priya
Bhavani, Paravathi, Durga, Haimavathi, Ambika, Shiva,
Shiva Bhavani Rudrani Sankaradha Sareerini

Iravatha Gajarooda Vajrahastha Varapradha,
Tripadha Basmapraharana Trishira Rakthalochana
Nithya Sakalakalyani Sarvaiswarya Pradhayini,
Dakshayani Padmahastha Bharathi Sarva Mangala

Durjati, Vikati Gori, Asthangi, Narabhojini,
Bramari Kanchi Kamakshi Kwanan Manikhya Noopuraa
Shivaa Shiva Roopa Shiva Shakthi Parayani,
Mrutyunjayi Mahamayi Sarva Roga Nivarini

Indri Devi Sda Kaalam Santhim Aasu Karothu Me

Indrakshi Gayathri

Basmayudhaya Vidmahe
Raktha Nethraya Deemahi,
Thanno Jwarahara Prachoidayath

Om Iym Hrim Srim Kleem Kloom Indrakshyai Nama,
Om Namo Bhagawathi, Indrakshi, Mahalakshmi,
Sarva Jana Sammohini, Kalarathri, Narasimhi,
Sarva Shathru samharini, Anale, Abhaye, Ajithe
Aparajithe, Mahasimhavahini, Mahishasura Mardhani,
Hana Hana, Mardhaya Mardhaya, Maaraya Maaraya,
Soshaya Soshaya Dhahaya Dhahaya,
Maha Grahan Samhara Samhara

Samvatsara Jwara, Jwaralabha Jwara,
Sarva Jwara, Sarvanga Jwaraan,
Nasaya Nasaya, Hara Hara, Hana Hana,
Dhaha Dhaha, Pasa Pasa, Thadaya Thadaya,
Aakarshaya Aakarshaya, Vidwweshaya Vidweshaya,
Sthambhaya Sthambhaya, Mohaya Mohaya,
Uchadaya Uchadaya Hum Phat Swaha

OM Hrim Om Namo Bhagawathi,
Trilokya Lakshmi, Sarva Jana Vasangari,
Sarva Dushta Graha Sthambini, Kamkali,
Kamaroopini, Kalaroopini, Ghora Roopini,
Para Manthra, Para Yanthra Prabhedhini,
Prathipada Vidwamsini, Parapaladuraga Vimardini,
Sathru Karaschedini, Sathru Mamsa Bhakshini,
Sakala Dushta Jwara Nivarini, Bhoota Pretha Pisacha
Brahma Rakshasa Yaksha Yamadhootha,
Saakini, Dakini, Kamini, Sthambhini, Mohini,
Vasankari, Kukshiroga, Siro Roga, Nethra Roga,
Kshata Apasmara, Kushtaathi Maharoga Nivarini,
Mama Sarva Rogam Nasaya Nasaya
Hraam Hram, Hrum Hraim Hara Hoom Phat Swaha

Om Namo Bhagawathi,
Maheswari, Maha Chinthamani, Durge,
Sakala Siddeshwari, Sakala Jana Mano Harini,
Kaala Kaalarathra Maha Gora Rupe,
Prathivada Viswaroopini, Madhu Soodhani,
Maha Vishnu Roopini, Siras Shoola,
Kati Soola, Anga Soola, Parswa Soola,
Nethra Soola, Karna Soola, Paksha Soola,
Pandu Roga, Kamiladeena,
Samhara Samhara Nasaya Nasaya.

Vaishnavi Brahmastrena, Vishnu Chakrena,
Rudra Soolena, Yama Dhandena, Varuna Pasena,
Vasava Vajrena, Sarvan Areen Panchaya Panchaya,
Rajayashma, Kshaya Roga, Thapa Jwara Nivarini,
Mama Sarva Jwaram Nasya Nasaya


Narayana Uvacha,

Etayir Nama Sathai, Divya Sthutha Chakrena Dheematha,
Ayur Arogyam Iswaryam Apamruthyu Bhayapaham

Kshaya Apasmara Kushtadhi Thapa Jwara Nivaranam,
Chora Vyagra Bhayam, Thathra Seetha Jwara Nivaranam

Sathamavrthayed Yasthu Muchyua Devyathi Bandhanath,
Avarthayan Sahasrathu Labhathe Vanchitham Phalam
Ethath Stothram Maha Punyam Japed Ayush Vardanam,
Vinasaya Cha Roganam Apmruthyu Haraya

Ashta Thorbhi Samayuktho Nana Yudha Visaradhe,
Bhootha Pretha Pisasehemyo Roga Rathi Mukahi Rabu,
Nagebhya Visha Yanthrebhya Abhicharai Maheswari,
Raksha Maam, Raksha Maam Nithyam Prathyaham Poojitha Maya

Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadhake,
Sarnye Thryambike Devi Narayani Namosthuthe

Sree Indrakshi Sthothram Sampoornam.

For High Fever , especially in Infants and small children recite the Inrdakshi Gayatri quoted below for 108 times, keeping your fingers in a Vibhuthi, Bhasma..

Apply this Bhasma on the forehead.

Continue this till the child is cured of fever.

Keep the Bhasma in the Yantra shown in the Image.

This can be drawn with RiceFlour.

Indrakshi Gayathri

Basmayudhaya Vidmahe
Raktha Nethraya Deemahi,
Thanno Jwarahara Prachoidayath

Infant Infections Death Balarishta Karuka Homa

Infants upto the age of five years suffer from a lot of unspecified infections, diseases,disorders and many die.


Most of the medicines prescribed for Infants are only supportive in nature and a cure.



And modern Medicine has a name if the reason for the disease is not known.




The medicine that is prescribed for Allergies are some times allergic themselves!..


When I was young I used to fall sick frequently and medicines were of no avail.


I heard from my parents that they used to perform Ayush Homa, on the day of my birth star , till my fifth year.


I have been cured of the frequent diseases, my parents used to say.


As an aside, Hindus do not celebrate Birth days,possibly because one year gone is that much nearer to death!


However Sastras say that Ayush Homa is to be performed for the child till it completes five years.


This is prevent Infant Mortality  and to ward of infections and unknown diseases.


There is also Balarishta.


Balarishta is the Sanskrit word that means infant mortality, but astrologically it actually indicates a Dosha, a misfortune more in terms of ill-health during infancy and childhood than of any other kind of adversity that can strike a person at that age. Therefore, it is an affliction in the Natal Chart or Query Chart, an ava-yoga (evil yoga), which need not necessarily indicate early death, for death occurs only if the planetary infliction is severe and there are no other yogas indicating a longer term of life counter – acting Balarishta Dosha.[2] In Astrology the most difficult task is the determination of one’s age i.e. span of life, time of death and Balarishta.


Whether one believes in Astrology or not, every one wants the Infant to be healthy and safe from Diseases.


One does not lose anything by performing certain Poojas to ward off this..


Karuka(Cyndon dactylon),அருகம்புல் Homa may be performed at Guruvayoor Krishna temple.


Visit the Link for details.

Mantra For Safe Easy Delivery

For a safe and easy delivery for pregnant Mothers , I am providing some mantras.

Thayumanaavr Temple
RockFort Temple,Tiruchi


In addition to this, one may vow to offer a bunch of Raw Bananas (Vaazhaith Thaar) to Thaayumanavar Swamy at Tiruchirapalli.


This vow may be fulfilled after Delivery by carrying the Vazzhaith Thaar in person up the steps and offer to the Lord Thaayumaanavar.




Hiring of people to carry this, is not recommended.


One may also  pray to Karbharakshambigai at Thirukkarukavor for safe delivery( one may pray here for begetting a child), collect the oil they provide and

apply it on the stomach when the Labor starts.


Mantra for Easy Delivery

Mathru boodeswaro devo
Bakthanaa mishta thayaka
Sukanthi kunthala naavaha
Suka Prasava Mrichchathuhu.

Hima vathyuththarey parthavey
Surathaa nama yakshini
Tasyaha smarana mathrena
Visalya karpini paveth.

Hey sankara smarahara
Bramahathathi natha
Mannatha samba sasisooda
Harathri soolin
Sambo sukaprasavakrutha
Pavame thayalo
Shri mathrubootha
Siva balayamam namasthey.

Pray Lord Thayumanavar at Tiruchirapalli rockfort that you will be visiting his temple with the kid and do an abishek upon the fulfillment of your prayer and ask the pregnant lady to chant the following mantra.

It is advisable to recite this mantra 11 times a day daily after bath.

On Monday recite this mantra 108 times either between 6-7 am,1-2 pm 0r between 8-9 pm especially during the hora of moon. 


The Mantra has to be recited during the Chandra Horai, Horai of the Moon.


This information is available in the Panchanga.


Or read my post,” How to find Horai’


Location: Tiruchirappalli 
(Chola Naadu -South of Kaveri)
ShivaTaayumaanavar, Matrubhuteswarar
AmbalMattuvaarkuzhali, Sugandha Kundalambika 
Theertham: Kaveri 
Patikam : Sambandar, Appar
Travel Base: Tiruchirappalli.

Lord Shiva is reported to have attended the Labor of His Devotee and ensured safe delivery.


Shiva was worshipped by the demon ruler Tirisiran, hence Tiruchirappalli, Tirisirapuram etc. Also, since the three peaks here on this hill are occupied by Shiva, Parvati and Vinayaka, the name Tri-Shikharam or Tirisirapuram came into being. Legend has it that Shiva in the guise of a woman (mother) attended to the call of a devotee in labor, hence Matrubhuteswarar.

Tiruchirappalli  is hailed as Dakshina Kailasam, as the hill is said to be 1 of the 3 pieces that flew off the Himalayas. in a fierce tussle between Adi Seshan the mythical snake and the Wind God Vayu. The other two are Triconamalee & Sree Kalahasti.

The Temple: This is a fascinating rock cut temple with several inscriptions from the Pallava and Imperial Chola period. This shrine houses Kangaala Moorthy, one of the 64 manifestations of Shiva. The approach to the temple is through a flight of covered stairs. Towards the end of the climb, the Tayumanavar temple is towards the West, and theUchipillayar temple – East.

There is a rock cut Pallava temple – Lalitankura Pallaveswaram in this hill temple complex. with several inscriptions here attributed to Mahendravarma Pallavan. In addition the Cholas, the Vijayanagar rulers and the Nayaks of Madurai have made extensive contributions here. The  two storeyed Taayumaanavar temple, built on (in) a hill is a masterpiece of construction. The Chittira Mandapam houses a granite chain with nine loops.

Festivals: Six worship services are offered each day here. This well endowed temple celebrates the annual Bhrammotsavam in Chittirai. Aadi Pooram and the float festival in Panguni are also of significance here.

Source for temple Details.

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