Thursday, April 05, 2007

How to prepare Ora (ura) marundhu?

Ora (ura) marundhu is a native medicine given to babies that are 8 weeks old or older on days their hair is washed.


  1. Jadi Kai

  2. Massi Kai

  3. Vasambu

  4. Chitharithai

  5. Sukku

  6. Ora kal (stone)

Method of preparation :
  1. Wash the ora kal with hot water.

  2. Take each of the above metioned ingredients and strike once/twice in the ora kal until you get the essence out of them.

  3. Take the paste ad mix it with 5 ml of expressed mother's milk.

  4. Add a pinch of sugar to this mixture and feed the baby with a spoon

How frequently can you give this:
Every time the kid is given a hair wash, this can be given, however only after the baby has completed 2 months - typically not more 2 times a week.

What are the advanatges of giving this medicine?
The baby sleeps like a baby :) It protects the baby against any cough, cold etc.


Anonymous said...

For how long should we give ora marundhu to baby? My baby is 7 months old now. Do we still have to give her?

L said...

Hi Dhana,

I believe until a year old. This is primarily to protect them from cold and let them get a good nap.