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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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A Placebo Controlled, Randomized, Prospective and Comparative Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Dabur Lal Tail Massage on the Growth and Behavioral Assessment of Neonates and Infants

Author: RUCHI SRIVASTAVA, ARUN GUPTA, JAYANT VAGHA, BHAVANA LAKHKAR, RUCHI SRIVASTAVA, SATYAJYOTI KANJILAL
Abstract: Context: Massaging infants has been practiced since ancient times and is considered an important component of baby rearing in Ayurveda and globally. Evidences from human and animal studies suggest that topical application of certain oils may improve skin barrier function, resulting in a number of potential benefits to neonatal health and can assist infants and children in achieving age-appropriate gross motor skills, good sleep, strength, weight, blood circulation and better body growth. Dabur Lal Tail is Ayurvedic baby massage oil containing natural goodness of ingredients known to promote growth and strength. Material and Methods: The current study evaluated the beneficial effects of Dabur Lal Tail massage administered once a day for 10 weeks in comparison to massage with a placebo (Talcum massage) and no massage (control) in neonates and infants on basis of changes in growth velocity and the post massage behavioral assessment of infants; as also the improvement in sleep, increase in bone and muscle mass and the global evaluation of therapeutic response. Results: Massage with Dabur Lal Tail produced better growth and development in infants as seen by changes in growth, viz.; growth velocity and rate of increase in length in comparison to massage with talcum powder and no massage. Dabur Lal Tail Massage was also better in stimulating bone formation activity and improving muscle mass, bone strength and sleeping pattern in babies. No adverse reactions were reported. Conclusion: From the results on physical growth parameters, it can be concluded that regular massage of babies with Dabur Lal Tail could lead to two times faster physical growth in comparison to no massage. Though talcum massage may have helped in faster physical growth, this growth was lesser in comparison to Dabur Lal Tail Massage.
Keyword: : Dabur Lal Tail, Baby Massage, Growth velocity, Bone and Muscle mass, Infant sleep pattern
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