Homemade instant health tonic for kids

Hello friends,

The below recipe for homemade instant health tonic is sure to protect the health of your kid. We use the below recipe to prepare health tonic at home. Prepare and use it immediately. It is healthy for adults too.


Dry Ginger(Chukku in Tamil, Soonth in Hindi)   - 1 inch
Omam(Carom seeds in English,Ajwain in Hindi)                       - 1 teaspoon
Garlic                        - 1 clove
Pepper                      - 2
Asafoetida                 - A pinch


Betel(Vetrilai)           - 1/2 leaf
Neem(Veppilai)        - 4 tender leaves


1. Grind the dry ginger, omam, garlic clove, pepper separately into fine powder.
2. Take the juices of Betel and Neem leaves.
3. Put all of them in a pan and add asafoetida.
4. Add 1/2 cup water and boil the mix.
5. After the quantity gets reduced to half, stop boiling.
6. Filter it to get the tonic.


You can use mixer or stone for grinding and taking juice.
Use your hand finally to extract more tonic.

When To Give:

You can give the above health tonic twice a week to your kids who are more than one year old. Old people say that it is good to start giving this to your kid on Thursday in good time. After that you can give anytime on every Thursdays and Sundays.

How To Give:

Start giving in small quantity and increase the quantity gradually if it suits your baby without any side effects.
You can vary the quantity of the ingredients to a small extent.
This is purely herbal and it has no side effects. Stop giving it if you kid has any adverse reaction due to allergies.

Have honey, jaggery or any other sweet your kid loves to have with you to give it now and then.


Dry Ginger(Chukku) - Good for circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems.
Omam                     - Good for digestion. Your kid can enjoy variety of snacks without fear.
Garlic                      - Very good antibacterial and antibiotic
Pepper                    - rich in nutrients like Vitamin A, C, B, Beta-Carotine etc.
Asafoetida               - Removes flatulence and stomach problems
Betel(Vetrilai)          - To get rid of cold
Neem(Veppilai)       - Kills worms and germs, help to get rid of tooth ache, bad breeth. It also has anti malarial property.

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  2. Hi,
    Thank you. I want to try this but have few queries . what is omam? where do I get dry ginger. I get regular ginger from veg vendor. will that be enough.
    should the be prepared freshly or we can make sufficient quantity and give it.


    1. Hi Tina, First of all thanks for visiting my blog.

      Please let me know your native language (hindi or any other).

      1. Do not use regular ginger. You can get dry ginger(chukku in Tamil, Soonth in Hindi, I believe) in small grocery shops or in super markets. It may not be available everywhere. But you should be able to get it if you check in several shops. Dry ginger is different from fresh ginger.

      2. Prepare it freshly and give.

      3. Omam is Carom Seeds in English and Ajwain in Hindi.

      Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

    2. Note : 2nd point in the above answer- I meant you have to prepare the health tonic fresh every time you give.

  3. Hi, My name is mansi. Do you have any suggestions for treating cough of infant under 1 year?

  4. Hi, do you have any suggestions for treating cough in infant under a year?

  5. Hi Mansi, you can crush tulsi leaves and take little little juice. Mix it with milk and give. Give only small quantity. I used to boil little coconut oil and put camphor in it and switch off. I apply this oil over chest and backside. I also apply little vicks in the feet. These things will give comfort to babies and this will stop coughing only if we do in early stage itself. If cough is worse, consult doctor immediately.

  6. i have a 3 year old boy who is a very fussy eater and does not eat anything bit spicy. this health tonic has neem and pepper so i am sure he wont take it. can you give any suggestion on how i can disguise this health tonic for him as i would love him to have this as he falls ill too frequently. please guide

    1. @ADI, You can add some honey or any other sweeteners and give him. If you cannot really make him to have, you can ignore them and gives the tonic with rest of the items.