5 Ayurvedic Remedies To Relieve Colic Pain In Children

There is nothing painful than to watch your little munchkin trapped in the clutch of pain and sickness. Being a parent is most probably the toughest job in the world both physically and emotionally. When the child cries in pain, your heart ruptures into a thousand pieces. As the baby’s body is very fragile and weak, strong medications are not generally recommended for them. Mother’s milk is the only survival potion that’s best for the little bundle of joy. However, no matter whether you feed them lactogen, soy milk, mother’s milk, or other milk, gas and stomach pain is common for infants under six months of age.

Fortunately, Ayurveda comes to rescue with the most natural ways to soothe your baby’s distress and ease your mind. One of the eight branches of Ayurveda, known as Bala Tantra is dedicated to child care and includes all aspects of a child’s health including care of the newborn, infant feeding, clinical examination, dentition, management of childhood diseases, and principles of treatment and therapies.

Colic Pain in Children

Colic pain is one of the most common problems encountered by the little ones. Unable to express their woes, the infants scream because of the gas troubling their stomach. Babies are tender little creatures new to the environment and it may take some time for them to adjust to this new world. The lack of movement and sometimes the food results in gas in their abdomen. Gas bubbles form in a baby’s stomach, and this makes the baby “colicky.” 

Ayurvedic Remedies for Colic Pain

Mustard Oil Massage

We often hear about the importance of massaging the baby from our elders. This knowledge has been passed on through oral traditions from the Ayurvedic generation. A warm mustard oil massage can alleviate gas problems and colic pain. This improves blood circulation and encourages body movement so that gas can be expelled.

Warm Water

Warm water bath and drinking warm water both are beneficial for treating gas issues in children. It eases stomach pain, releases the gas stuck in the stomach, relieve their discomfort and make them feel more relaxed


This amazing spice aids in releasing the air in the stomach. Add a pinch of powdered elaichi in the baby’s meal for relief from pain caused by gas formation in the stomach.

The cycling exercise

Practice some easy moves with the baby’s hands and legs to induce physical activity and release the trapped gas from their stomach. Rubbing the back and moving the body parts very gently helps to calm down the pain.


Asfoetida is a potent herbal extract that has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which help deal with irritable colic pain in children. As it cannot be administered orally to kids so massaging with oil mixed with asfoetida helps in soothing the pain.

As for young children over 6 months or 1 year the following items can also be used to soothe colic pain issues;





Ayurvedic herbal medicines

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