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Ayurveda for Adolescents

Published on Oct 24, 2016 and last reviewed on Feb 17, 2022   -  5 min read


Adolescence constitutes one of the most exciting and yet the most tumultuous phases in a girl’s life. Read the article to know more.

Ayurveda for Adolescents


Your little baby is now blossoming into a young girl! Ayurveda believes that giving adolescent girls the right care is similar to nurturing a tender bud so that it blossoms into a bright flower! Take special note of how her health is progressing in this transitory phase. Genetic factors, lifestyle, and stress (yes! adolescent girls can get stressed out too) will play a role here.

Adolescence constitutes one of the most exciting and yet the most tumultuous phases in a girl’s life because the little girl goes through a phase of transition and confusion. Her body changes, her attitude towards life and people also change. She yearns for some space and yet wants to be cared off. What can we, as parents or pediatricians, do to make this process easier?

What Should Parents of Adolescent Girls Know?

Medical standards indicate that the adolescent period is from 11 to 17 years. This includes the prepubertal stage that is before the beginning of menstrual cycles and the stage of menarche, which is after menstruation sets in.

Here are a few things that parents of adolescent girls should know.

Medical Examination:

Take your girl child for a medical examination if the following conditions are present.

Abnormalities detected earlier can be easily corrected. Longer the delay, the tougher the treatment.

Hormonal Assay:

Hormones like thyroid, estrogen, FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and others play a very important role in women’s health. You should take your daughter for the necessary hormonal tests,

Remember, earlier the detection; easier is the cure!


You should realize that she is not a kid anymore.

The Right Diet:

Ayurveda for Adolescents:

1) Sesame Oil and Ghee:

2) Fenugreek:

3) Oil Bath:

Take a Chill Pill:

I am sure women share a lot with each other. She might even tell you that. It helps if you tell her to chill out, too, at times.


During the adolescent stage, the child may become upset and slow in a deliberate manner. In addition, practicing exercise, meditation, etc., can even restrain this sort of tendency in children. However, in such cases, as parents or pediatricians, we should help the child to maintain a strong level of physical activity because it is one of the most supportive lifestyle choices that encourage the child. Also, maintaining proper physical activity helps to:


It is said that adolescent age is the most important stage of life in which various mental and physical changes occur in a child. As a parent or pediatrician, it is crucial to counsel the child at this stage because it is a great task to make them understand that the bodily changes they are undergoing are normal. They may suffer from many psychological problems if they are not educated well about bodily changes such as anxiety, school abstinence, depression, and lack of concentration and confidence. Ayurveda helps us diminish these changes during adolescent age, mental health conditions, and other health problems by various adaptogenic and anti-stress herbs and Panchkarma therapy like Shirodhara and Nasya.

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