We get a lot of questions around dosage of ayurvedic products for children.
“ Child and Infant Care in Ayurveda, How to Use Herbs“
Typically, under the age of 6 months, herbal preparations are given only for a very justified problem to the little ones and only in a ratio of 1/6 of the full recommended adult dosage. They use breast milk for just about everything: baby scratched their face during sleep? Breast milk! Baby has swollen eyes ? Use breast milk as eye-drops. In India, mothers also start complementary feeding by mixing breast milk to everything in the beginning to make it easier for the baby’s digestive system to process.
Important: Do not give Neem to children under 5 years of age!
Dosage by age:
- At the age of 6-12 months: 1/5 of adult dosage
- At the age of 12-24 months: 1/4 of adult dosage
- At the age of 2-4 years: 1/3 of adult dosage
- At the age of 4-7 years: 1/2 of adult dosage
- At the age of 7-14 years: 2/3 of adult dosage
Please note that it is advisable to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using a new herbal remedy, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized dosage and recommendations based on your specific health needs and dosha type.