Introduction:

         Rickets take those children in its grasp who have deficiency of vitamin D and calcium in the body. Milk and other solid foodstuffs do not digest well if there is a problem in the digestion system. In such condition, the child becomes thin and lean and his waist becomes thin. Child keeps on weeping. The child suffers from loose motions and his chest becomes weak. Wrinkles appear on child’s skin. This disease occurs due to malnutrition, liver problem and terrifying the children.

Name in different languages:

Assam            –         Fakkrog

Hindi              –          Sukha rog

Marathi          –          Mirdadosh

Tamil              –          Kannam kannaei

Telugu            –          Pitbaruta

English          –          Rickets

Gujrati           –          Sukha rog

Kannada      –           Allerog, kutilvaat

Malayalam   –           Kana

Symptoms: If one-year-old child is unable in standing, it should be considered that the disease named rickets could attack. The child suffers from many problems as difficulty in sitting and standing, stomach disorder, catarrh, cough, sweat on the forehead, delay in filling the fontanel, white spots upon the teeth and delay in dentition, gastric problem, curved hands and feet, problems in the chest are the primary symptoms of this disease. There are five kinds of this disease.

First type of disease: This disease occurs due to polluted food. This type of food pollutes mother milk also. This milk effects child’s body, blood, meat and stomach consequently the child becomes weak.

Second type of disease: A child needs a good and perfect diet for growth. Only mother milk does not have all these elements in sufficient quantity. Children, who take both corn and milk, do not get nutritive elements to this meal and the child becomes weak.

Third type of disease: Child becomes the victim of phlegm, cough and prabharti problems. The disease becomes chronic in lack of proper treatment and the child becomes weak.

Fourth type of disease: Often, this disease occurs in those children who feed up corn mostly. Becoming the victim of any dangerous disease due to eating polluted meal and chronic disease in lack of proper treatment are the main symptoms of this disease.

Treatment by different Medicines:

1. Tomato: Giving juice of one raw red tomato to the child to drink for one month regularly provides relief in rickets. The child becomes healthy and strong by its use. Giving tomato juice to the child to drink is very useful for the treatment of rickets.

2. Grape: Give grapes juice to the child to drink as much as you can. It is very good remedy of this disease. Tomato juice can also be mixed with this juice. Child becomes healthy and strong by its use.

3. Almond: Immerse three almonds at night and grind in the morning. Mix this paste in milk and give to the child to drink. The disease ends by its use.

4. Mango powder: Immerse mango powder and mix honey in it. Give this paste to the child to lick. Its use provides relief in this disease.

5. Brinjal: Grind Brinjal and extract juice properly. Mix rock salt in this juice and give one spoon to the child to drink after lunch for some days regularly. Its use provides relief in this disease.

6. Nut grass: Prepare a fine powder by grinding nut grass, long pepper, Indian atees and pistacia integerrima each in equal in quantity. Take one pinch this powder and mix honey in it. Give this paste to the child to lick. Fever, diarrhea, cough and rickets are cured by its use.

7. Long pepper:

  • Mix honey in the powder of bamboo manna, long pepper and chireta. Give this paste to the child to lick. Rickets is cured by its use.
  • Grind long pepper, dry ginger, honey, small cardamom and rock salt each in equal quantity. Give this paste to the child to lick twice a day regularly. All the diseases of children are cured by its use.

8. Cheeva: Massage backbone by the root of cheeva tree twice a day, it provides relief in rickets.

9. Fish: Massage child’s body with fish oil to get relief in this disease.

10. Black berry: Mix spoonful vinegar of back berry in water and give to the child to drink. Liver enlargement becomes normal by taking this medicine.

11. Black pepper: Grind ciapparies sepiaria, raw alum, black pepper, pomegranate flowers, pulp of mango stone, bamboo manna, gum of silk cotton tree, symplocos crataegoides buch, nutmeg and the kernel of the ash gourd seeds with water. Each should be in little quantity. Prepare tablets of this mixture bigger than mustard seeds. The disease rickets is cured by giving 1 tablet twice a day to the child with milk.

12. Garden nightshade: The juice extracted from garden nightshade leaves should be given to the child to drink twice a day to get relief in this disease.

13. Honey: Mix honey in mother’s milk and give to the child to drink for 20-25 day regularly. Rickets is cured by its use.

14. Saffron: Take 10 ml urine of black cow before sun rising and saffron 10 grams and fill into a bottle after mixing properly. Five drops for under 6 months’ old child and 8 drops above than six month’s should be given to drink with mother milk twice a day. Rickets is cured by its use.

15. Tinospora: Immerse kurta (shirt) of the child in green tinospora juice and say to the affected child to wear. The child becomes well by wearing it.

16. Buffalo dung: Apply well the fresh buffalo dung twice a day on the child’s shoulders and back for five minutes. Wash with hot water after five minute. Black small thorns will appear on the child’s back. Remove them soon. After some days, these thorns will stop to generate and the child will be healthy totally.

17. Mango: Immerse raw mango powder into water and mix two spoons honey in it. Take one spoon this juice to get relief in this disease.

18. Mango: Immerse one spoon raw mango pulp in water and mix two spoons honey in it. Give 1-1 spoon to the child to lick twice a day.

19. Cluster fig: Pour five drops of cluster fig milk on the spongy sugar cake and give to the child to eat. The disease ends by its use.

20. Date: Mix date and honey each in equal quantity. Give this preparation to the child to eat for some days regularly. Rickets ends by its use.

21. Hemidesmus indicus: Mix the powder of hemidesmus indicus and baberang each in equal quantity. Child becomes healthy by its use.

22. Pomegranate: Put 25 pomegranate buds in wheat flour and extract juice by pootpak method. Give this juice to the child to drink. Rickets ends by its regular use.

23. Pattharchata:

  • Grind the root of pattharchata with water and mix with half-gram black pepper powder. Give this preparation to the child with mother milk for three days regularly. Its use cures this disease.
  • Uproot its tree without breaking and grind well. Extract juice of this mixture and give to the child to drink twice a day. Its use provides relief in this disease.

24. Liquorice: Grind 6-gram liquorice, cardamom, cinnamon, basil leaves, bamboo manna, sugar candy each 3 grams and half-gram saffron. Mix basil leaves juice with this powder; prepare tablets of half gram each. Give one tablet to the child with mother milk 3-4 times a day. Rickets will cure by taking this medicine.

25. Cow urine: Take one-liter urine of a fully black cow before sun rising. Grind pure kashmiri saffron with cow urine and make paste. Dissolve this paste with that one-liter cow urine and fill into a bottle after filtering. The dose of this medicine is as 4 drops to 6 months old child and 8 drops to the child more than 6 months with mother milk. Give this medicine twice a day to the child to drink. Rickets is cured by giving this medicine.

26. Aniseed: Grind aniseed, caraway, babereng, long pepper, toasted borax, sal ammonic, marodfali, cassia angustifolia, over leaved roseway, liquorice, myrolelans, zedoary, cloves, mangor and pudding pipe tree to prepare decoction by boiling this preparation with 10-liter water. Boil it until it remains 1.25 liter. Now mix 3 grams saffron and 250 grams sugar candy in it and boil again. Boil it until treacle of one-thread makes. Fill it into a bottle. It is a good juice for children. This medicine ends rickets and the child become fat and healthy. This medicine cures other diseases also as fever, cough, stomach diseases and green and yellow loose motions.

27. Madder root: Prepare the decoction by boiling 125 grams madder root, stone flower, pauonia odorata turmeric each 20 grams, clove, dry ginger cinnamon, nutmeg, Indian berberry, piece of ginger, long pepper each 6 grams, 40 grams zedoary, sandal powder, red sandal both 10 grams and 3 grams camphor with 4 liter water. Boil this mixture until it remains one liter. Then, mix half-liter sesame oil in this preparation and boil again this mixture until oil remains only. Now mix ground Onosma echioides in it and sieve it. Fill it into a bottle after mixing camphor. This red oil is anti-rickets. Fever, body pain, contraction of the skin and weakness are cured by massaging with this oil and the patient becomes healthy.