Woodward’s gripe water is an ayurvedic formulation with a combination of dill oil and sarjikakshara that provides symptomatic relief – from stomach pain caused due to gas, acidity and indigestion in infants and children.
Colic is defined as excessive crying for more than 3 hours a day at least 3 days a week for 3 weeks or more in an otherwise healthy baby. One of the possible reasons could be stomach discomfort in children when unable to pass gas. The exact cause of colic is unknown; hence, there is no accepted conventional treatment. Infantile colic is self-limiting because it resolves at about 3 months of age.
The herbs in gripe water are known to relieve digestive problems; hence, this formulation was recommended by the physician for the treatment of colic pain.