Monday, February 11, 2008

Dadimaa ke nuskhe

• Acidity

1. Take a tiny piece of jaggery (gur) every hour. Just
keep it in the mouth and slowly suck it till acidity subsides.
2. Drink coconut water 3-4 times a day. Have a plateful of
watermelon (tarbooz) and/or cucumber (kheera) every hour.
3. Harad juice, 1-2 teaspoon daily after meals is very effective
in controlling acidity. The juice can be mixed with an equal
amount of amla juice for better results. To take out amla
juice , grate an amla and squeeze the pulp through a clean muslin
cloth to get juice.
4. Chewing a piece of harad is an age old remedy.

• Acne

1. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water
2-3 times a day. Do not use soap.
2. Orange peel is very good in the treatment of acne.
Grind the peel with some water to a paste and apply
on affected parts. when oranges are not in season,
you may use a powder of dried orange peels. For this,
when oranges are in season, dry orange peels in shade.
Powder finely in a grinder and sift it to make it a very fine
powder. Store in an air tight bottle for future use.
3. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground
cinnamon (dalchini) powder and apply on affected areas
frequently. Sift the cinnamon (dalchini) powder to make
it into a very fine powder.
4. Crush a fegarlic (lasan) flakes and apply on the face, once
or twice a day. Swallowing 1-2 flakes of ragarlic regularly
helps further.
5. Grind some neem leaves with water to a fine paste. Apply
on infected area.
6. Make a paste of ½ teaspoon each of sandalwood and turmeric
(haldi) powder in a little water and apply.
7. Grind some black cumin seeds (shah jeera) with a little
vinegar (sirka) to a smooth paste. Apply on affected parts.
cumin seeds

• Anaemia

1. Avoid drinking tea and coffee immediately after meals
as the tannin present in these interferes in the absorption
of iron from the food.
2. Take freshly prepared apple juice an hour before meals
or just before retiring for the night. For proper absorption
of the juice, remember the stomach should be relatively
empty when you have the juice and also do not take
anything for about half an hour after the juice.
3. Juice of beetroot taken 1-2 times daily is an excellent
remedy for anaemia especially for children and teenagers.
You may combine apple and beetroot for the juice.
4. Mix 1 tablespoon amla juice with a ripe mashed banana
and eat 2-3 times a day.
5. Have a ripe banana with 1 tablespoon honey, 1-2 times
a day.
6. Soak 8-10 almonds (badam) and 1 teaspoon rice overnight.
Remove outer skin of almonds and grind to a fine paste.
Boil with 1½ cups of milk and a pinch of turmeric
powder (haldi). Sweeten with sugar and drink for a fedays,
once a day. Soak 10-12 currants (munakas) in water overnight.
Remove seeds and eat them. Have for 2-4 weeks.
7. Have spinach juice of 125 gm spinach everyday, for 2-3 weeks.
8. Foods rich in iron are - honey, almonds, bananas, apricots
(khurmani), raisins (kishmish), fenugreek (methi) leaves,
fenugreek seeds (methi daana), lettuce or salad leaves,
onion, spinach (paalak), grapes, tomatoes, carrots, gooseberry
(amla), beetroots (chokunder), apples, pomegranate (anaar).
Have plenty of them if you are anaemic.

• Angina Pectoris

1. Thoroughly mix 2 teaspoons almond oil with
1 teaspoon rose oil. Rub gently on the chest,
morning and evening.
2. Boil 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
in 1½ cups water. Strain and add 2 teaspoon
honey. Take twice daily.

• Animal bite

1. Take ½ teaspoon ground black cumin seeds
(shah jeera), twice daily. Ankle - swelling & pain
2. Mix equal quantities of castor oil and lime juice.
Massage the affected area with this mixture. Also
drink 1 cup warm water mixed with lime juice and honey

• Appetite loss (Anorexia)

1. Mix and powder equal quantities of carom seeds (ajwain),
fennel seeds (saunf), dried ginger powder (sonth), salt and
black cumin seeds (shah jeera).Mix a teaspoon of this
} powder and a teaspoon of hot ghee to cooked rice and
eat frequently.
2. Take 2 teaspoon of amla juice and mix it with 2 teaspoon
honey and 2 teaspoon lime juice. Add 1 cup water and
drink on an empty stomach every morning. To take out
juice from fresh amla, remove seeds from fresh amla
and grind the pulp into a fine paste. Tie it in a muslin
cloth and squeeze out the juice. whenever fresh fruits
are not available, dried amla can be used. Soak 1
tablespoon of dried amla at night in a cup of water.
Strain it the next morning. Add 1/8 teaspoon black
pepper powder (kali Mirch) and 2 teaspoon lime juice.
Dilute it if necessary with water and drink every morning
regularly on an empty stomach.
3. Take ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch) and
1 tablespoon jaggery powder (shakkar) mixed together.
Kali mirch
4. Cut 1" piece ginger (adrak) into small pieces. Add 1½
cups of water. Boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add milk
and sugar to taste, and take it frequently like tea.

• Asthma

1. Mix 1 teaspoon honey with ½ teaspoon cinnamon
(dalchini) powder and have at night before going to bed.
2. Boil carom seeds (ajwain) in water and inhale the steam.
3. Boil 8-10 flakes of garlic (lasan) in ½ cup of milk.
Have this every night. Gives excellent results in early
stages of asthma.
4. Add a handful of drumstick leaves (sahijan) to 1 cup
water. Boil. Simmer on loflame for 3-4 minutes. Cool
and strain. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
Have every day, once or twice a day.
5. wAn expectorant and a very effective remedy for asthma
is prepared by boiling 6 cloves (laung) in 3 tablespoons
of water. Take 1 teaspoon of this decoction with a little
honey, thrice daily.
6. Mix ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing), 2 teaspoon honey,
½ teaspoon juice from betel leaf (paan ka patta),
½ teaspoon white onion juice. Have it 2-3 times a
day. To take out juice from betel leaf, Clove flowers
crush to a paste and squeeze through a clean muslin
cloth. For onion juice, grate the onion and squeeze
through a clean muslin cloth.
7. Mix equal amounts of fresh ginger (adrak) juice, honey
& pomegranate (anaar) juice. Take 1 tablespoon, 1-2
times a day.
8. Figs (anjeer) are known to give relief by draining the
phlegm (balgam). Take 3-4 dry figs, wash them well
with warm water. Soak overnight in a cup of water.
Eat them first thing in the morning and also drink
the water. Do this for at least 2 months.

• Backache

1. Rub some ginger paste on the affected area. Apply
oil of eucalyptus on it.
• Bad Odour
1. Use neem twigs as tooth paste.
2. Powder the dried mint (pudina) leaves.
Use as toothpowder.

• Baldness

1. Boil 1 cup mustard oil (sarson ka tel) with 4 tablespoon
henna (mehendi) leaves. Filter and bottle. Massage on
the bald patches regularly.
2. Grind the remains of tobacco smoked in a hookah and
add to boiling mustard oil. Cool and store. Massage on
the bald patches regularly.
3. Rub on the scalp 1 teaspoon oil in which raw mangoes
have been preserved for over one year. Repeat this treatment
frequently.
4. Grind 1 tablespoon liquorice root pieces (mulathi) in 1 cup
milk with ¼ teaspoon saffron (kesar). Apply this paste on
bald patches at bedtime continuously.
5. Grind fenugreek seeds (methi dana), with water and apply
on the head. Leave for at least 40 minutes before washing.
Do it every morning for a month. Bed sores w Apply honey
on the length and breadth of a banana leaf and lie on it for
a few hours. Ensure its contact with the affected parts.

• Bed wetting in children

1. Give 2 walnut halves (akhrot giri) and 1 teaspoon of
kishmish to the child before sleeping for 10-12 days.
Belching (dakaar)
2. Grind 2 teaspoon each carom seeds (ajwain) and
dried ginger (adrak) into a fine powder. Add a little
black salt (kala namak). Take 1 teaspoon of this
mixture with 1 cup warm water frequently.

• Blackheads

1. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice in 1 teaspoon finely
ground cinnamon (dalchini) powder and apply
on affected areas frequently.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon each turmeric (haldi) powder
and juice of fresh coriander (dhania) leaves
and apply daily as a face pack before going
to sleep.

• Bladder Stones

1. Boil 2 figs (anjeer) in 1 cup of water.
Drink daily for a month.

• Blood Deficiency

1. Take 2 teaspoon of amla juice and mix it with two
teaspoonfuls each of honey and lime. Add 1 teacup
water and drink on an empty stomach every morning.
Whenever fresh fruits are not available, dried amla can
be used. Soak 1 tablespoon the previous night in a cup
of water. (Note: The treatment should continue for at
least 120 days to achieve expected results.)
2. Mix 1 tablespoon juice of amla with a ripe mashed
banana and eat twice or three times a day.
3. Soak 2 or 3 dried figs (anjeer) in 1 teacup water. Eat
them along with milk next morning for a month. Blood
pressure _ low
4. Have juice of 10-15 basil (tulsi) leaves mixed with 1
teaspoon honey. Crush the leaves to a paste and
squeeze out the juice through a muslin cloth. blood
pressure - high
5. See "HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE" on page 60 Blood
sugar w Take 2-3 garlic (lasan) cloves for a few days
regularly. Body and Muscles development
6. Soak 2 almonds, 5 pista kernels and 1 teaspoon poppy
seeds (khuskhus) in 1 cup cow's milk for an hour. Grind.
Add some more warm milk. Take daily for 3 months. Body
dry itch
7. Grind 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) with 1 teaspoon
water. Add 1 teaspoon lime juice. Apply on the affected areas.

• Body Heat

1. Add 2 to 3 drops of almonds oil to pomegranate
(anaar) juice and drink.
2. Soak 8 to 10 almonds and 1 teaspoon rice overnight.
Remove the outer skin. Grind into a fine paste. Mix
with some milk and add a pinch of turmeric powder
(haldi) and sugar candy (mishri) to taste. Boil and drink.
3. Remove seeds from fresh amla fruits and grind the
pulp into a fine paste. Tie it in a muslin cloth and
squeeze out the juice. Take 2 teaspoon of this juice
and mix it with two teaspoonfuls each honey and lime
juice. Add 1 cup water and drink on an empty stomach
every morning.
4. Take a tender bel fruit. Grind it with 1 cup milk. Apply
on the head and massage well before taking a shower
• Body Pain
1. Boil 3 tablespoon powdered nutmeg (jaiphal) in
1 cup sesame oil (til ka tel). Cool and apply on
affected parts.

Boils

1. Slightly roast a big onion on a naked flame. Mash
it and mix in teaspoon each turmeric powder and
ghee. Apply and tie a bandage.
2. Mash the garlic (lasan) cloves and apply externally.
3. Ground neem leaves into a paste and apply on
affected parts.
4. Apply a paste of ginger (adrak) powder and turmeric
(haldi) (1:1) on boils.
5. Grind some black cumin (kala jeera) seeds in a little
water and apply the paste on the affected areas.
6. Heat black pepper powder in ½ teaspoon ghee until
charred. Use this as an ointment.
7. Take fenugreek leaf (methi patta) paste, heat it and
when lukewarm, apply on the affected parts of the body.
8. Soak bread in warm milk and sandwich the mixture
in-between the folds of a clean cotton cloth. Apply
this poultice to the boil and hold in place with a cotton
bandage. This draws the dirt to the surface of the skin
and simultaneously bursts the boil.

• Body Swelling

1. Grind black cumin seeds (shah jeera) with a little
hot water and apply on affected parts. Body weak-
- ness w Soak 8 to 10 almonds and 1 teaspoon rice
overnight. Remove the outer skin of almonds. Grind
into a fine paste. Mix in some milk and a pinch of
turmeric powder (haldi). Boil and drink along with
sugar candy (mishri) or ordinary sugar to taste.
2. Sprinkle the following on a platter of mango slices
: 1 teaspoon honey, a pinch of saffron (kesar),
cardamom (chhoti illaichi) and rose water (gulab jal).
Take twice daily.

• Breathing problem

1. Mix 1 teaspoon camphor (kapoor) in ½ cup slightly
warmed coconut oil and apply on the chest.
2. Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 cup water
till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every
morning and evening for a few days.
3. Boil 3 tablespoon powdered nutmeg (jaiphal) in 1 cup
sesame oil (til ka tel). Cool and apply on affected parts
• Bronchitis in children
1. Mix 1 teaspoon oil of garlic (lasan) and 3 teaspoon
honey and give a small amount three times a day
to the child.

• Burns by hot water

1. Take the thin buds of banana leaves. Bandage directly
on affected areas. Tie the upper part for two days and
then lower parts for two more days. burns, scar.
2. Boil 1 cup neem bark (neem ki khal) in 4 cups water.
Remove from fire and shake liquid. Apply the emerging
froth on the affected area. Repeat several times and for
several days.

• Body Burns

1. Mash a ripe banana and apply on burns. Bandage
with betel leaves (pan ka patta).
2. If you have a minor burn, immediately place an ice
pack on the burnt area for 10 minutes.
3. Combine 4 teaspoon each of lime juice, coconut oil
and rub until the betel leaves mixture turns white.
Apply on affected parts.
4. Apply curry leaves (kari patta) as poultices over
affected areas.
5. Spread a thin layer of honey over the burn and
cover with a dressing. Repeat this regularly every
two or three hours till it heals. Burns by fire
Immediately apply glycerine on the burnt area.
6. Burn a handful of mango leaves to ashes and
apply this on the affected parts

• Bruises

1. Slice a raw onion & place over the bruise.
Do not apply this to broken skin.
• Cataract At Early Stages
1. Mix 1 teaspoon rose water (gulab jal) with 1 teaspoon
fresh lime juice. Add 10 drops of this to the eyes.

• Chest Congestion

1. Add to ½ litre of boiling water, 1 teaspoon carom
seeds (ajwain) powder along with 1 teaspoon turmeric
(haldi) powder. Cool. Take 1 tablespoon of this
mixture along with 1 teaspoon honey.
• Chickenpox In Early Stage
1. Include figs (anjeer) in your diet every day. Children
irritability
2. Rub a nutmeg (jaiphal) lightly against a smooth grinding
stone in milk and feed children who cry out at night without
any apparent reasons.

• Chills

1. Instead of your regular hot tea or coffee, have a glass
of hot water mixed with honey and lemon. Put a teaspoon
of honey, lemon juice and a little grated ginger in a glass
and add hot water. Stir and drink.
• High Cholesterol
1. Finely dice an onion and mix it with 1 cup buttermilk
along with ¼ teaspoon black pepper (kali mirch) powder
and drink.
2. Regularly intake garlic (lasan) cloves for a few days.
3. Regularly intake coriander (dhania) decoction made by
boiling 2 teaspoon dry seed powder in 1 cup water. (Milk
and sugar can be added to improve its taste. This could
be a welcome substitute for tea or coffee.)

• Cough

1. Mix equal amounts of honey and ginger (adrak) juice.
For better results warm the mixture a little & then have
it. Have 1 teaspoon, 2-3-4 times a day.
2. Three pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) sucked with a
pinch of black cumin (shah jeera) and a pinch of salt
gives relief.
3. Mix 1 teaspoon pepper powder with 4 teaspoon gur
(jaggery). Make small balls. Suck 3-4 balls/tablets
during the day.
4. Mix equal amounts of pepper powder and sugar candy
(mishri) by weight. Mix enough pure ghee to form small
balls. Suck one ball/tablet 3-4 times a day. Avoid -
curd, bananas, ice, rice fried and cold foods.
5. 1 teaspoon of basil (tulsi) leaves juice 2-3 times a day
for children. Tulsi leaves can be crushed to a paste
and the paste squeezed through a clean muslin cloth
to get juice.
6. Mix a pinch of turmeric (haldi) with warm 1 cup milk
and have at night.

• Constipation In Adults

1. 'A healthy stomach is a healthy body'. Many diseases
have their roots in the digestive system. Constipation is
a very common problem affecting a lot of people. Wrong
eating habits, sedentary lifestyle & sluggish intestines are
the main reasons. If the stomach is not cleared well, it
leads to a lot of problems such as headaches, gas etc.
However, use of laxatives should be discouraged as it is
habit forming and also harmful in the long run. Here are
some tips to relieve you of your problem. (It will take some
time but be persistent and you will surely benefit)
2. Take a hot glass of water with 1 teaspoon honey and juice
of ½ a lemon first thing in the morning.
3. Drink one litre of water first thing in the morning.
4. Soak 6-8 dates (khajoor) in a cup of water at night. Churn
in the mixer in the morning & drink first thing in the morning.
5. Consume approx. 250-300 gms fresh grapes (angoor) every
day. When not in season, soak 12-15 raisins (kishmish) in
water and have them. Raisins should be soaked for 24-48
hours and eaten early in the morning. The water in which
they are soaked should also be drunk.
6. Simply eat a few liquorice (mulathi) sticks. One of its
many properties is that it is a natural laxative.


• Constipation for small children

1. Soak 6-8 raisins (kishmish) in hot water (depending on the
age). When cool, crush well and strain. When given
routinely even to little infants, it helps to regulate bowel
movement (however care should be taken - so as not to
give too much otherwise the child will get loose motions.)
2. Consumption of 6-8 apricots (khurmani) a day or 2-3
cucumbers (kheera) a day or 1-2 bananas a day is also
very useful.
3. Bulk forming vegetables like carrots, radish, spinach,
cabbage or roughage creating things should be consumed.
Instead of juice always opt for eating the fruit.
4. Whole wheat flour should be used and processed foods
(maida, cheese, confectionery) should be avoided.
5. Taking 2-3 teaspoon of isabgol in milk or warm water either
first thing in the morning or at bed time is very beneficial.
6. Mix ½ teaspoon honey to ½ - 1 cup warm water and have
it 2-3 times a day.

• Colic in Babies

1. Boil a teaspoon of fennel seeds (saunf) in a cup of water.
Boil for 2-3 minutes and keep it to cool for 15-20 minutes.
2. Strain. Add 1-2 teaspoon to every feed of milk of the baby.
It helps cure colic.

• Cold

1. A lemon a day keeps the cold away. For a bad cold,
the juice of two lemons in ½ a litre (2½ cups) of boiling
water sweetened with honey, taken at bed time, is a very
effective remedy.
2. Have ginger (adrak) tea.
3. Cut ginger (adrak) into 1" _ 1½" pieces and boil with a cup
of water. Give 8-10 boils. Strain, sweeten with ½ teaspoon
sugar and drink hot.
4. A tablespoon of carom seeds (ajwain) crushed and tied up
in a muslin cloth can be used for inhalation to relieve
congestion/blocked nose.
5. A similar small bundle placed near the pillow of sleeping
children relieves congestion.
6. A teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera) is added to 1 glass of
boiling water. Strain and simmer for a few minutes. Let it
cool. Drink it 1-2 times a day. If sore throat is also present,
add a few small pieces of dry ginger (adrak) to the boiling water.
7. Six pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) finely ground and mixed
with a glass of warm water, sweetened with 5-6 batasha
(a variation of sugar candy) can be taken for a few nights.
8. In the case of the acute cold in the head, boil 1 tablespoon
full pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of
turmeric (haldi) and have once daily for at least 3 days.
cold with phlegm (balgam) and slight cough.
9. Take 8-10 tulsi leaves and wash well. To 1 cup of water,
add these tulsi leaves, 1-2 cloves of garlic (lasan), ½" piece
ginger, crushed and 4-5 peppercorns (saboot kali mirch).
Boil the water and keep simmering on fire till the quantity is
reduced to ¼ cup. Cool. Strain. Add 1 teaspoon honey.
Drink this every morning.
• Muscular Cramps
1. Apply clove oil (laung ka tel) on the affected parts.
• Deafness
1. Use raw onion juice as ear drops.
2. Put two drops of lukewarm neem oil inside the ear.

• Dandruff

1. Soak 2 tablespoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in water overnight. In the morning grind into a fine paste. Apply all over scalp and leave for ½ an hour. Wash with Shikakai or mild shampoo.
2. Boil a handful of neem leaves in 4 teacups of water. After cooling and filtering use for rinsing hair Dehydration due to diarrhoea Soak half a nutmeg (jaiphal) in 2 cups water for over 2-3 hours. Take 1 teaspoon of this infusion and mix in 1 cup fresh coconut water.
3. Drink twice or thrice a day.

• Dehydration

1. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoon brown sugar or
ordinary sugar and 2 teaspoon lime juice to 1 cup of
water, mix well and drink.

• Diabetes

1. For diabetes, diet restriction & light exercise like walking is a must as this controls the sugar level. Grape fruit is a splendid thing in the diet of a diabetic. Have 3 fruits at a time, 3 times daily.
2. A tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd (karela ) juice and taken daily for 2 months will reduce blood sugar.
3. Take dry tender leaves of the mango tree in the shade. Powder and preserve them. Half a teaspoon of this powder twice a day in the morning and evening proves beneficial. 3-4 teaspoons juice of bitter gourd (karela), taken every morning on an empty stomach gives good results.
4. Coarsely powder fenugreek seeds (methi dana) and have 1-2 teaspoon in the morning everyday. (Vary dosage according to individual tolerance level).
5. Eating 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves (kari patta) every morning for 3 months is said to prevent diabetes due to heredity factors. Soak 2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in 1 cup water at night. Drink this water first thing in the morning and preferably eat the seeds too.
6. Chew 8-10 basil (tulsi) leaves in the morning.
7. 2 tsp Methidana and 1 tsp of sonf soak at night and drink in the morning


• Guidelines of a Diabetics Diet

1. Eat plenty of vegetables like lettuce (salaad patta), tomato and fruits. Use the following fruits and vegetables sparingly and with caution: banana, seedless grapes (angoor), cheeku, leechi, custard apple (sharifa), dry fruits, mango, raisins (kishmish), potatoes, jackfruit (kathal), carrots (gajar), peas (mattar), beans, sweet potato (shakarkandi), beetroot (chukandar).
2. Foods rich in fibre should be preferred. Daily intake of calories should be restricted.Use proteins moderately.
3. Milk & nuts intake to be restricted to the minimum whereas have plenty of curds and buttermilk (chhach).
4. Avoid all refined foods & sweets.
5. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.

• Depression

1. Boil ¼ teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds in thin tea water and drink.
2. Mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder with 1 tablespoon freshly extracted amla juice. Take 3 times a day.

• Dental Problems

1. Turmeric (haldi), burnt, and finely powdered, can be used as toothpowder.
• Delivery Of Babies
1. Mix 3 teaspoon lime juice, ¼ teaspoon powdered black pepper and 1 teaspoon honey in 1 cup water. Drink for 3 months.

• Diarrhoea

1. Combine 1 teaspoon each powdered ginger (adrak), powdered cumin (jeera) and powdered cinnamon (dalchini) with honey and make into a thick paste. Take 1 teaspoon thrice daily.
2. Boil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) in a glass of water. Add to this 1 teaspoon fresh juice of coriander leaves (dhania) and a pinch of salt. Drink twice daily after meals for 2-3 days.
3. Mash 1 ripe banana along with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp (imli ka guda). Take twice a day.
4. Drinking a strong cup of unsweetened black tea is very effective for stopping diarrhoea. Peel an apple and shred it. Keep the shredded pieces in a plate for approximately 20 minutes until they turn brown in colour, and then eat them. Slice the tender unripe bel fruit. Sun dry them. Powder the slices. Take 1 teaspoon along with warm water twice a day.
5. Take every night, 3 cloves of garlic (lasan), chopped and boiled in milk. Make a paste of 1 green chilli along with 2 tablespoon lime juice and ½ teaspoon camphor (kapur). Take ¼ teaspoon of this paste. 2 or 3 teaspoon coriander seeds (saboot dhania) soaked overnight in water and taken next morning with 1 cup buttermilk (chhach).
6. Boil ¼ teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds in thin tea water and drink. Mix juice of 15-20 tender curry leaves (curry patta) with 1 teaspoon honey and drink.
7. Apply ginger (adrak) juice around the navel.
8. Insert ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder inside a ripe banana and eat.

• Diarrhoea due to indigestion of food

1. Insert ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder inside a ripe banana and eat. Dog-bite Take ½ teaspoon powder of black cumin seeds (shah jeera) twice daily.
• Ear Infection
1. Extract 1 teaspoon juice from mango leaves. Slightly warm and use as ear drops when bearably hot.

• Boils inside Ear

1. Heat 2 teaspoon mustard oil. Add ½ teaspoon carom (ajwain) seeds and one or two flakes of crushed garlic (lasan). Boil till they turn red. Filter. Use as ear drops.
• For Ear pain due to boils use the folowing :
2. Heat 1 teaspoon each of garlic (lasan) and carom seeds (ajwain) in 2 tablespoon gingelly oil (til ka tel) till they turn red in colour. Strain and cool. When cooled to body temperature, put some drops into the ears.

• Eye Aching

1. Powder equal quantities of liquorice (mulathi) and cumin (jeera). Take ¼ teaspoon every day along with 1 teaspoon honey for a month. Eyes burning w Mash 1 ripe banana along with a little curd and water; take twice a day.
2. Mix equal quantities of fenugreek seed (methi daana) powder along with Shikakai powder for washing hair. Wash frequently.
3. Grind an onion with 1 teaspoon each black pepper and poppy seeds (khuskhus) soaked in ½ cup milk. Apply this paste on the head. Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash in warm water.
4. Mix the juice of bottle gourd (karela) and sesame oil (til ka tel) in the ratio of 4:1, and heat till the moisture is evaporated completely. Once cool, use it for massaging the head.
• Exhaustion due to overwork
1. Boil ¼ teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds in thin tea water and drink.
• Epilepsy
1. Apply fresh lime juice on the head. Massage well before showering off.
• Eczema
1. Rub a nutmeg (jaiphal) against a smooth stone slab with a little water and make a paste. Apply on affected parts. (Note: It is believed by some rural, old fashioned practitioners that instead of water, one's own early morning saliva can be used for better results.)
2. Add 1 teaspoon camphor (kapoor) to 1 teaspoon sandalwood paste and apply on the affected areas.
3. Mix a paste of turmeric (haldi) and neem leaves (1:1) in a little gingelly oil (til ka tel) and apply on affected areas.
4. Grind 1 tablespoon each turmeric (haldi), neem leaves and gingelly oil (til ka tel) into a f
• Eyes Having Dark Circles Around Them
1. Take one teaspoon tomato juice, ½ teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric (haldi) powder & a little gram flour (besan). Make a paste & apply. Leave for 10 minute & wash off.
2. Drink tomato juice with a few mint leaves, little lemon juice & salt w Soak cotton wool in cucumber (kheera) or potato juice & apply around the eyes. You will find a change in 2-3 weeks.
3. Eyes strain due to TV watching
4. Boil ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) in a cup of water till it is reduced to half. Cool. Use as eye drops (Caution: Beware of contamination).
• Tired Eyes
1. Lavender oil offers gentle relief for tired and strained eyes. Add a drop of lavender oil to 500 ml (2½ cups) of water and shake the solution well. Dip two cotton wool pads in the liquid, squeeze out the excess water and place one pad over each eye. If you wear contact lenses, they must be removed beforehand.
• Eyesight Weakness
1. Mix seeds of cardamom (chhoti illaichi) along with 1 tablespoon honey. Eat every day.
2. Boil 2 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) leaves along with ½ cup moong dal and 10 small onions and eat regularly.
3. Mix equal quantities of fenugreek seeds (methi dana) powder along with Shikakai powder for washing hair. Wash frequently.
• Fainting
A hot poultice of carom seeds (ajwain) used as dry fomentation for hands and feet.
Fatigue
Take a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice in equal parts to dispel fatigue and general tiredness after a day's work
• Feet Burning
Mash 1 ripe banana along with a little curd and water; take twice a day.
• Feet / Sole Having Cracks
1. Mix equal quantities of glycerin and lemon juice. Apply every night before going to bed. This mixture can be made and stored in a glass bottle.
2. Massage your feet with castor oil every night (in winters) for 2-3 minutes and then wear socks at night.
3. Grind equal amounts of neem leaves & turmeric (haldi). Apply on affected area.
4. Finely grind a handful of henna (mehendi) leaves. Add 2 tablespoon lemon juice and apply on the feet.
5. Mix the juice of bottle gourd (lauki) and sesame oil (til ka tel) in the ratio 4:1 and heat till all the moisture has evaporated. Bottle and use over cracked skin.
• Feet / Sole Having Cracks
1. Mix equal quantities of glycerin and lemon juice. Apply every night before going to bed. This mixture can be made and stored in a glass bottle.
2. Massage your feet with castor oil every night (in winters) for 2-3 minutes and then wear socks at night.
3. Grind equal amounts of neem leaves & turmeric (haldi). Apply on affected area.
4. Finely grind a handful of henna (mehendi) leaves. Add 2 tablespoon lemon juice and apply on the feet.
5. Mix the juice of bottle gourd (lauki) and sesame oil (til ka tel) in the ratio 4:1 and heat till all the moisture has evaporated. Bottle and use over cracked skin.
• Feet Smelling
1. Soak feet in strong tea for 20 minutes every day until the smell disappears.
2. To prepare your footbath, brew two tea bags in 500 ml (2½ cups) of water for 15 minutes and pour the tea into a basin containing two litres of cool water.
• Foot Corns
1. Tie a fresh slice of lemon over the corn (painful area) and keep it all night.
2. Massage castor oil on the corns every morning and night before sleeping. Massage for 2-3 minutes so that the oil gets absorbed. In 3-4 weeks the corns will disappear.
3. Mash 1-2 cloves (laung) & garlic (lasan) and tie over the corns. Keep overnight.

Athlete's Foot
Keeping your feet clean and dry is enough to discourage the growth of this fungal infection. Remember, it is infectious and you must keep and wash your shoes, socks and towel separately. To soothe the broken areas of your feet, simply soak them for 10 minutes in a footbath of apple cider vinegar mixed with water.
Flatulence
Soak 3 tablespoon carom (ajwain) seeds in an adequate quantity of lime juice and dry in the shade. When fully dried, powder with a little black salt. Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture twice daily for a few days with a little warm water. (This treatment is more effective when fats and spices are
• Fever
1. Extract 1 teaspoon each juice of tulsi leaves and bel flowers. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Take twice a day.
2. Tea made by boiling 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana), taken twice or thrice a day provides excellent remedy. (A little honey or lemon juice can be added to improve the flavour).
3. Grind a few roots of the mango tree into a fine paste and apply on the palm and soles of the patients.
4. The neem leaf decoction taken with pepper powder lowers temperature.
5. ½ teaspoon ground pepper is mixed in warm water along with 1 teaspoon palm candy (sugar obtained from palm). This drink is taken at bedtime. w Fruit juice taken frequently.
6. Regular intake of a pinch of saffron (kesar).
7. Apply sandalwood paste on the forehead to bring the temperature down.
8. Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 teacup water till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every morning and evening for a few days. (This filtrate, when used to wash the eyes frequently, is reported to strengthen the eye muscles. It is a good cleansing lotion for inflamed eyes.)

Fever of unknown origin
• Boil 1 tablespoon tulsi leaves with 1 teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) in 2 teacups water. Take 1 cup of this decoction with milk and sugar to taste 2 or 3 times a day.

• Feverishness
Mix 1 teacup fresh lemon juice in tender coconut water and drink.

• Gas Problem
Some people are allergic or have intolerance for milk, milk products and wheat, wheat products but go through life without ever realizing this and keep suffering from acute gas trouble. Lactose intolerance (from milk) is being recognized in the west as also gluten intolerance (from wheat). Hence giving up these two things may greatly benefit you. Instead of wheat you can have rice or chapatis of maize, jawar or bajara. w Mix ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder (sonth) with a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
Golden Rules for Gas Patients
1. Avoid heavy (fried), spicy food. Do not eat very large meals, instead eat small meals.
2. Try to eat a little, every 2 hours, so that the gap between the meals is not too big.
3. Do some exercise. Even a walk will do wonders.

• Gastroenteritis
A decoction of 15-20 tulsi leaves taken along with a pinch of rock salt (kala namak) helps in the cure.

• Giddiness
Soak cumin seeds (jeera) in lime juice overnight. Keep this mixture under the sun till completely dry. Bottle it. Chew ½ teaspoon of this mixture and drink with a glass of warm water.

• Giddiness due to blood pressure
Soak 1 teaspoon each of powdered amla, coriander seeds (saboot dhania) and sandalwood in a cup of water overnight. Strain and drink the next day. Continue for a few days.

• Gouty Pains
1. Mix mustard oil and rectified alcohol (1 part oil to 40 parts alcohol) and use as a lotion.
2. Make a poultice of ground fenugreek seeds (methi dana); use on the affected part.
• Hair Dullness And Coarseness
Grind fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) to a paste and apply the leaf paste over the scalp before a bath.

• Hair Falling
1. Take a handful of neem leaves and boil them in 4 cups water. After cooling and filtering, use the decoction for rinsing hair.
2. Mix equal quantities of dried curry leaves (curry patta), lime peel (nimbu ka chilka), Shikakai, fenugreek seeds (methi daana) & green gram (moong saboot) and grind them finely. Store and use as a substitute for soap or shampoo.
3. Apply fenugreek (methi) seeds, ground with some water and the paste on the head. Allow to soak at least for 40 minutes before washing. Use every morning for a month.

• Hair Loss
Apply a little almond oil (badam ka tel) on scalp frequently and massage.

• Hair Greying
1. Wet a lemon half and rub lemon juice into the scalp well. Wash off after it turns dry.
2. Grind 1 tablespoon each, pulp of amla and lime juice. Massage this into the hair before going to bed. Wash it next morning.
3. Soak shredded ginger (adrak) in honey. Eat a spoonful every morning.


• Hair Thinning
Bathe the hair in 1 cup coconut milk twice or thrice a week for a few months.

• Head heaviness
1. Grind the fresh amla fruits into a fine paste and apply on affected parts.
2. Grind 2 to 3 cloves (laung) into a fine paste along with ½ teaspoon dried ginger (sonth) and apply on nose, forehead, etc.

• Headache
1. Roast some ajwain dry on a tawa. Tie it in a muslin bag and sniff frequently.
2. Make a paste of 2-3 powdered cloves (laung) and salt. Apply this paste on the forehead.
3. A paste made of dry ginger (sonth) with a little water or milk when applied to the forehead also gives relief.
4. A ripe apple, after removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach. Continue for a week. This yields good results even in case of chronic headaches.
5. Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air.
6. Crush an onion and apply the paste on the head.
7. Grind 10-15 tulsi leaves with 4 cloves (laung) and 1 teaspoon dried ginger (sonth) into a paste and apply.
8. Tulsi Tea: Mix 8-10 basil (tulsi) leaves, ½" piece ginger (adrak), 7 black pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) powdered coarsely with 1 large cup (200 ml) water. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and keep for 2-3 minutes. Strain, add boiled milk, sugar and drink warm. Lie down covering yourself with a sheet for 5-10 minutes. It is very helpful in headaches, cold, indigestion. Drink 2-3 times a day. (For children reduce quantity to half. )
9. Follow the simple Chinese accupressure technique and say goodbye to those nasty headaches. This can be done anywhere and at any time. Place your thumb on the web of skin between the thumb and index finger of your other palm and apply pressure for about two minutes. Repeat on the other hand. However, this Chinese accupressure massage is not recommended for pregnant women.

Headache due to exposure to cold air
1. Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the affected parts. Headache on one side w Powder equal quantities of liquorice (mulathi) and cumin (jeera). Take ¼ teaspoon every day along with 1 teaspoon honey for a month.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon each of the following powders and store: camphor (kapoor), nutmeg (jaiphal), cardamom (chhoti illaichi) and cloves (laung). Take 2 pinches with warm water. Heart attack w Take ½ teaspoon garlic (lasan) powder every day.

• Heart burn
Add 1 tablespoon mint (pudina) leaves to 1 cup water. Take twice or thrice a day.

• Heart pain
Boil ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder in 1 cup water. Drink thrice daily.

• Heart palpitation
Boil ¼ teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds in thin tea water and drink.

• Heart problem
Eat ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing) along with one large raisin (kishmish) every day. Heart weakness w Regular intake of ripe bananas strengthens the heart.

• Heat exhaustion
Apply some sandalwood oil on the forehead.

• Heat stroke
Have the cooling drink 'panna'. To prepare this, cook unripe or green mangoes in hot ashes. Extract the pulp and mix with water and sugar. You may even pressure cook the mangoes if you cannot make provision for the ashes.

• Heels having pain
1. Mix equal amounts by weight of carom seeds (ajwain), onion seeds (kalaunji) fenugreek seeds (methi daana) and saboot isabgol. Have 1 tablespoon every day first thing in the morning. If you like you can grind them slightly in the mixer - makes it more effective. This treatment takes a couple of months but is a sure shot remedy.
2. Note : Saboot isabgol, tiny very light pinkish particles, will be available with your grocer or if you request him he will get it for you from the wholesale market. Do not use the husk which is generally used by people for constipation as that is less effective but not harmful. If saboot isabgol is not available husk can be used but if takes longer for the pain to go.

• Hepatitis
1. 1 to 2 teaspoon fresh juice of coriander (dhania) leaves is mixed in 1 cup buttermilk and taken 2-3 times.

• Hiccups
1. Drink ½ glass water, slowly. w Keep a teaspoon of sugar in your month and suck slowly.
2. Swallow ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (sarson) mixed with ½ teaspoon pure ghee.
3. Grind 4 cardamom (chhoti illaichi) well. Boil it in 2½ cups or ½ litre water. When about 1 cup water remains, remove from fire and sieve it through a muslin cloth. Let it cool. When warm, drink a glassful. Works like magic.
4. Suck 2-3 small pieces of fresh ginger (adrak). This helps in hiccups which keep occurring again and again

• High Blood Pressure
1. Restrict salt intake and drink plenty of fluids (at least 8-10 glasses of water daily)
2. Drink curry leaves (curry patta) juice initially 3 times a day (1 glassful) for 1-2 months and then reduce to only once in the morning. Have it on empty stomach. For taking out juice: fill your mixy with washed curry leaves, add ½ - 3/4 glass water. Churn well and sieve. Add ½ - 1 lemon juice and drink fresh.
3. Have single pod garlic (lasan), one pod first thing every morning or if this is not available, have 1-2 cloves of ordinary garlic (lasan). If you get discomfort with having garlic first thing in the morning, have 2 cloves twice a day - swallow with water any time or with meals.
4. Mix 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice, 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) powder. Have twice a day.
5. Go on an apple diet for a few days. It has a diuretic effect and thus brings down the B.P.
6. Fruits such as mausami, orange, peaches (aaru), plum (aloo bukhara), watermelon (tarbooz) are also beneficial.
7. Having rice, particularly brown rice as the main staple food is very beneficial. As rice has very low sodium content and low cholesterol, it is a perfect diet for those who have been advised to have low salt diets.
8. Consumption of natural diuretics like coconut water, butter milk, coriander (dhania) juice (make from green coriander in the same way as curry leaves juice) is very beneficial.
9. Last but not the least, rest, relaxation and good sleep are effective in keeping B.P. under control.
10. Drink coriander (dhania) juice made from fresh dhania (same way as curry leaves juices) 3 times a day. If this is not effective, start having fenugreek (methi) juice instead (made from fresh methi) and if this is also not effective, move to curry leaves juice. Drink each juice for 10-12
days at least before you decide. If it is not working and then move to the next one.

• Hoarseness
1. Take 1 teaspoon onion juice mixed with 1 teaspoon honey.
2. Pour 1 glass boiling water on a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon (dalchini) and cardamom (chhoti illaichi). Filter and use as a gargle when warm.
3. Boil 2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) in barley water and take twice or thrice a day.

Hoarse voice
Mix seeds of cardamom (chhoti illaichi) along with 1 tablespoon honey. Eat every day.

• Indigestion
1. Boil 5-6 sticks of powdered cinnamon (dalchini) in a glass of water. Add a pinch of pepper powder and little honey. A tablespoon of above concoction taken ½ hour after meals relieves indigestion and flatulence (gas).
2. Mix ¼ teaspoon pepper powder, ¼ teaspoon of cumin (jeera) powder to a glass of buttermilk. Have this 1-2 times a day.
3. A golden rule to avoid indigestion: get up from the dining table when you can still eat some more or are a little hungry. Chew food well.
4. Add 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (adrak) to 1 cup water. Cover and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Stain and drink 1-2 times a day.
5. Soak one teaspoon of celery seeds in a glass of buttermilk for 5-6 hours. Grind in the same buttermilk and drink it 1-2 times a day.
• Insect bites
1. Drink 2 to 3 teaspoon coriander (dhania) leaf juice mixed in 1 cup water. Also apply sandalwood paste on the affected area.
2. Take 1 teaspoon basil (tulsi) leaf juice and drink with water. Also apply externally. Insomnia (Sleeplessness) w Consume plenty of curd. Also massage head with curd before washing. Very helpful.
3. Add 2 teaspoon of honey to a big cupful of water and have it before going to bed. Babies generally fall asleep after having honey.
4. A cup of warm milk sweetened with honey should be taken before going to bed. Have it everyday.
5. Juice of celery leaves (ajwain ka patta) with thick ribs & brittle stalks mixed with a tablespoon of honey when had at night before retiring helps to relax into a restful sleep.
6. A teaspoon of fried powder of cumin seeds (jeera) mixed with the pulp of a ripe banana should be taken at night regularly.
7. 2 teaspoon juice of fenugreek (methi) leaves along with 1 teaspoon honey may be taken daily.
8. Soak 1 tablespoon leaves of fresh mint (pudina) in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Drink every night. (Do not boil.)
9. Take seeds of watermelon and white poppy seeds (khuskhus) and grind them separately. Mix equal amounts by weight. Have 3/4 teaspoon once in the morning and once before sleeping. Take for 1-3 weeks as needed.
10. Have raw onion with meals particularly with dinner.
• Intestinal worms
1. Eat papayas frequently.
2. Take 5-10 seeds of bitter gourd (karela) and crush them. Fry them in a little ghee. Take twice daily.
3. Fenugreek seeds (methi dana), fried and powdered. Add to drinking water and drink 2-3 times daily for 2-3 days.
4. Take 1 tablespoon juice extracted from bitter gourd (karela) leaves. Mix into a glassful of buttermilk and take every morning.
5. Take 1 teaspoon raw turmeric (haldi) juice, mixed with a pinch of salt first thing in the morning.
6. Steep some cloves (laung) in ½ cup water for 6 to 8 hours and use it for enema.
7. Fry 1 teaspoon dried neem flowers in 1 teaspoon ghee and mix with 1 cup boiled rice and eat twice or thrice a day.
8. Slice and dry the kernel of mango. Mix 1 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) and powder. Take 1 teaspoon in buttermilk.
Irritability
Mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder with 1 tablespoon freshly extracted amla juice. Take 3 times a day
• Jaundice
1. Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for a few days.
2. Frequently intake lime juice. w Take ¼ teaspoon turmeric (haldi) along with a glass of hot water 2 or 3 times daily.
3. ½ teaspoon ginger juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint (pudina) juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey, taken frequently.
4. Finely grind some bel leaves. Take 1 teaspoon of this paste along with a pinch of black pepper and follow it with 1 cup of buttermilk thrice a day.
5. A fine paste of tender papaya leaves, about ½ teaspoon paste, is taken with some water.
6. Pour over a handful of lime leaves in 1 cup hot water and take the infusion.
7. Make a fine powder of 1 teaspoon each crushed liquorice (mulathi) root, chicory seeds (kaasni) and rock salt (kala namak). Take ½ teaspoon with water twice daily.
• Joint pains (arthritis, rheumatism, gout)
1. Squeeze half a lime (lemon) in one glass of hot water (as hot as you can drink) and drink it. Have this 8-10 times a day. Having lemon juice might seem like a contradiction to what you have always believed that sour things are bad for joint pains but the action of lemon in the body is alkaline and its rich vitamin C content is valuable in the treatment of joint pains. Initially for a few days you might feel that the pain is increasing but gradually it decreases.
2. A diet of only bananas for 3-4 days is advised. You can have 8-9 bananas a day.
3. Make a tea from papaya seeds and have 6-7 cups a day for at least 2 weeks.
4. Have 1-2 garlic (lasan) cloves or 1 garlic (lasan), which has only 1 clove in a pod, first thing in the morning.
5. Mix 1 teaspoon of dry amla powder with 2 teaspoon of jaggery (gur) and have it twice daily for a month.
6. Regularly massage with neem oil. w Take a handful of fresh neem leaves. Grind them in the mixer. Strain. Add lemon juice and drink 1-2 times a day on an empty stomach (people prone to acidity should not have this).
7. Take equal quantities of asparagus seeds (shatavari), black cumin seeds (shah jeera), fenugreek (methi daana) seeds and carom seeds (ajwain). Powder and take ½ teaspoon every morning.
8. Combine 6 teaspoons each of ginger (adrak) and caraway seed (shah jeera) along with 3 teaspoon of black peppercorns (saboot kali mirch) and grind into a fine powder. Have ½ teaspoon with water twice daily.
9. Soak 1-2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi daana) in a cup of curd overnight. Eat in the morning on an empty stomach or soak 1-2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi daana) in 1 cup water overnight. Drink the water first thing in the morning and also eat the methi seeds.
10. On an empty stomach have 3-4 walnuts (akhrot) or fresh coconut for a few days.
11. Take out 1 tablespoon juice of fresh leaves of bathua and drink every day on an empty stomach for 2-3 months. Do not add anything to the juice and do not eat anything before and after for 2 hours.


• Dos & Don'ts about the diet
1. Diet should be low in fat, protein and salt. w Avoid milk & buttermilk.
2. Avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking & processed foods.
3. Weight reduction is mandatory for overweight people.
4. Take plenty of citrus fruits, fruit juices, fruits, vegetables & salads.
5. A golden rule: To be followed religiously with all types of treatments - exercise the affected joint every day. The exercise goes a long way in helping movement, mobility of the joint and also in reducing pain.
• Kidney malfunctioning
1. Frequent intake of coriander (dhania) tea: boil or steep 2 teaspoon coriander (dhania) powder in a glass of boiling hot water. Add sugar and milk to taste.
2. Add more almonds to the daily diet. Lactation in mothers w Frequently, cook unripe papayas (kacha papita) and eat.
3. ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) taken every night along with 1 cup milk.
4. Mix together 1 teaspoon each cumin (jeera) powder & sugar and take with warm milk after dinner every day for a few days.
• Lactation in mothers
1. Frequently, cook unripe papayas (kacha papita) and eat.
2. ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) taken every night along with 1 cup milk.
3. Mix together 1 teaspoon each cumin (jeera) powder & sugar and take with warm milk after dinner every day for a few days.
4. Boil 2 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds in ½ cup water. Filter. Mix in ½ cup milk and 1 teaspoon honey. Drink once a day for a few days.
5. Boil 2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) in barley water and take twice or thrice a day.
6. Grind a handful of bitter gourd (karela) leaves into a fine paste and apply on breasts.

• Lactation, stopping
1. Tie warmed leaves of dhatura on the breasts. Legs, swelling and pain w Mix equal quantities of castor oil and lime juice. Massage the affected area with this mixture. Also drink 1 cup warm water mixed with lime juice and honey.
• Lice
1. Grind the seeds of neem into a fine powder and mix in some groundnut oil. Apply to the scalp. Allow it to remain overnight. Wash off next morning.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice with 1 teaspoon garlic (lasan) paste and apply on head.
3. Grind 7 to 8 almond (badam) kernels with 1 to 2 teaspoon lime juice and apply on the hair.
• Longevity
1. 5 to 10 basil (tulsi) leaves taken along with water every morning on an empty stomach continuously for 108 days. Low blood pressure
2. Have juice of basil (tulsi) leaves (10-15) mixed with 1 teaspoon honey. w Add 3/4 cup crushed liquorice (mulathi) root to 4 cups cold water and allow it to stand for 2 hours. Then bring it quickly to a boil and steep for 5 minutes. Add this to the bathwater in the tub.
• Memory improvement
1. Take a mixture of 1 teaspoon honey and a pinch of finely powdered cinnamon (dalchini) every night regularly.
2. Take ½ teaspoon black cumin (kala jeera) powder and mix it with honey. Eat small quantities of it twice a day.
3. Mix 1 teaspoon each amla root powder and white sesame seed (safed til) powder. Add 1 teaspoon honey and eat every day for a few days.
• Menstrual pains
1. Boil 1 teaspoon saffron (kesar) in ½ cup water. Let it reduce to become 1 tablespoon. Divide this decoction into three portions and take with equal quantities of water, thrice daily for a couple of days.

• Menstruation delay
1. Take ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) every night along with 1 cup milk.
2. Powder 1 teaspoon dried mint (pudina) leaves and take with 1 teaspoon honey, thrice daily. w 6 to 8 almonds, crushed and mixed in 1 cup milk along with 1 egg yolk (white), ½ teaspoon sesame powder (til ) and 1 teaspoon honey. Take once or twice a day.

• Menstruation, excessive bleeding
1. Grind some bel leaves into a fine paste. Take 1 teaspoon with warm water and drink some cold water as well.
2. Grind 10 fresh lead buds of figs (anjeer) and apply on the lower abdomen below the navel for a few hours. Repeat this frequently.
3. Boil 1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) seeds in 2 cups water till it is reduced to 1 cup. Add sugar to taste and drink when lukewarm. Repeat twice or thrice a day.


• Menstruation, painful and irregular
1. A piece of fresh ginger (adrak), ground and boiled in a cup of water. The infusion is taken thrice daily after meals along with sugar.
• Morning sickness
1. Mix 1 teaspoon each fresh juice of mint (pudina) and lime along with 1 tablespoon honey. Take 3 times a day.
2. Mix juice of 15-20 tender curry leaves (curry patta) with 2 teaspoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon sugar. Take in the morning.
3. Mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder with 1 tablespoon freshly extracted amla juice. Take 3 times a day.
4. ½ teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint (pudina) juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey, taken frequently
• Mosquito bite
1. Apply lime juice diluted with water on body.
• Mouth infection
1. Powder dried mint (pudina). Use as toothpowder.

• Mouth Inflammation
1. Soak 1 tablespoon crushed liquorice (mulathi) root in 2 cups water for 2 to 3 hours and use it for gargling frequently.
• Mouth ulcers (chhale)
1. Mix some coconut milk with honey and massage the gums 3 to 4 times a day.
2. Gargle with (or apply) freshly extracted coconut milk from a ripe coconut frequently.
3. Mix the pulp of a ripe bel fruit with jaggery (gur) and eat once a day.
4. Mix 1 tea cup bel pulp with 1 teaspoon sugar and eat early morning on an empty stomach for 3 days.
5. Coriander (dhania) decoction prepared by boiling 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (saboot dhania) in 1 cup water, gargled when lukewarm, frequently.
6. Chew one or two tender leaves of fig (anjeer) and leaf buds frequently and wash the mouth with warm water.
7. Soak 1 tablespoon crushed liquorice (mulathi) root in 2 cups water for 2 to 3 hours and use it for gargling frequently.
8. Boil 2 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) leaves along with ½ cup green gram (moong dal) and 10 small onions. Eat regularly.
9. Fenugreek seeds (methi dana), fried and powdered. This is added to drinking water. Drink 2-3 times daily for 2-3 days.
10. An infusion of fenugreek (methi) leaves gargled 5-6 times daily for a couple of days.
• Mucus in cough
1. Pour 1 cup boiling water over ½ teaspoon each of ginger (adrak) powder, clove (laung) powder and cinnamon (dalchini) powder. Filter. Sweeten with 1 teaspoon honey and drink.
• Muscular cramps
1. Apply clove oil on the affected parts.
2. Apply clove oil as poultice on the affected areas
• Muscular pain
1. Warm the papaya leaf over the fire and apply on affected parts.
2. Heat ginger (adrak) paste with turmeric (haldi) paste (1:1) and apply.
3. Soak ½ teaspoon liquorice (mulathi) root powder in 1 cup water and leave overnight. Mix into the infusion 1 cup rice gruel (cooked broken rice) and take every morning.
Nasal congestion
1. Crush a fistful of carom seeds (ajwain) and tie up in a cotton napkin and place it near the pillow.
2. Put 1 teaspoon cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds on burning coal and inhale the smoke.

• Nervousness
1. Apply fresh lime juice on the head. Massage well before showering off.
2. Steep 1 tablespoon mint (pudina) leaves in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Drink the infusion, do not boil.
• Nose bleeding
1. Drop lemon juice in nostrils.
2. Use juice of fresh coriander leaves (dhania) as nasal drops.
3. Dip a cotton bud in rose water and dab it on to the inside of your nostrils to stop the bleeding.

• Nose bleeding due to body heat
1. Lemon juice dropped into nostrils provides excellent relief.
2. Juice of fresh coriander leaves (dhania) can be used as nasal drops.
• Nose blockage due to cold and phlegm
1. Make into a very fine powder equal quantities of the following: cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds, cinnamon (dalchini), black pepper (kali mirch) and cumin (jeera). Sniff this powder frequently to induce sneezing.


• Nose blockage with severe cold
1. Make into a very fine powder equal quantities of the following: cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds, cinnamon (dalchini), black pepper (kali mirch) and cumin (jeera). Sniff this powder frequently to induce sneezing.
• Nose running
1. Rub a nutmeg (jaiphal) on a smooth grinding stone along with some cow's milk. Apply this paste on forehead and nose.
• Obesity
1. Mix lime juice with honey and water. Drink a glass of this every morning. Mix 3 teaspoon lime juice with ¼ teaspoon powdered black pepper (kali mirch) and 1 teaspoon honey along with 1 cup water and drink for 3 months.
2. Take 1 teaspoon lime juice with 1 cup water in the morning.
3. Eat 10 fresh, fully grown curry leaves (curry patta) every morning for 3 to 4 months.
4. Eat a tomato before breakfast.
• Old age problems
Boil 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak) in 1 cup water till reduced to ½ cup. Add to it ½ cup cow's milk, 2 pieces of cardamom (chhoti illaichi), 5 strands of saffron (kesar) and 1 teaspoon sugar. Drink every morning.
• Physical weakness
1. Soak 2 or 3 dried figs (anjeer) overnight in 1 cup water. Eat them along with 1 tablespoon honey the next morning. Continue for a month.
2. Fry in 1 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoon each wheat flour, almond paste and poppy seeds (khuskhus) paste. Eat this along with 1 cup boiled leaves of fenugreek (methi).
• Piles
1. Mix 1 teaspoon fresh juice of mint (pudina) leaves with 1 teaspoon lemon juice & 1 tablespoon honey. Take 3 times a day.
2. Boil a mashed ripe banana in 1 teacup milk & take 2-3 times a day.
3. Mix juice of 15-20 tender curry leaves (kadi patta) with 1 teaspoon honey & drink.
4. Take 1 tablespoon black cumin seeds (kala jeera) and roast them. Mix in another tablespoon of black cumin seeds (unroasted) and powder them finely. Take ½ teaspoon of this powder with a glass of water everyday.
5. Wash 2-3 dried figs (anjeer) very well & soak in a glass of cold water overnight. Have it first thing in the morning. Similarly have figs in the evening that have been soaked in the morning. Have them for 2-3 weeks for good results. It is effective in ordinary as well as bleeding piles.
6. 3 teaspoon of the juice of the leaves of bitter gourd (karela) mixed with a glassful of buttermilk taken every morning for a month is a good remedy for piles.
7. The juice of radish (mooli) or consuming fresh radish is very effective. The juice should be given in doses of 60-90 ml morning & evening.
8. Take ½ teaspoon each of powder of dried pomegranate flowers (anaar daana), poppy seeds (khuskhus) & dried neem leaves, twice a day with milk for bleeding piles.
9. Consuming buttermilk after food is very beneficial in the treatment and eradication of piles. Mix ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) powder & rock salt (white) to your buttermilk.
Precaution : Constipation should be avoided as it leads to an aggravation of piles.
• Pimples/acne/Blackheads
1. Application of fresh mint (pudina) juice over face every night cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin.
2. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water (gulab jal). Apply on face and keep for ½ hour. 15-20 days of this application helps cure pimples and also removes blemishes & scars.
3. Rub nutmeg (jaiphal) in unboiled milk to form a paste. Apply on the face & let it dry. Wash off with warm water. Do it 2-3 times a day. You will see the pimples disappearing in 3-4 days.
4. A couple of garlic (lasan) cloves, crushed & rubbed on the face 1-2 times a day. This process is further helped by taking raw garlic regularly. Have 1-2 cloves in the morning.
5. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.
6. Grind some neem leaves with water to a fine paste. Apply on infected area. w Grind equal quantity of nutmeg (jaiphal), black pepper (kali mirch) and sandalwood. Apply on affected area.
7. Clean face with rose water (gulab jal) 2-3 times a day.
8. The orange peel (santare ka chilka) is very valuable in the treatment of acme & pimples. Pound the peel with water on a piece of stone and apply in the affected area. When oranges are not in season, dry peel in shade. Powder the dried peels & store.
• Prickly heat
1. Mix dry sandalwood powder with rose water (gulab jal) to make a paste. Apply on affected parts. When dry, wash it off. It prevents excessive sweating & heals inflamed skin.
• Reproductive weakness
1. Boil 1 cup milk with ½ teaspoon pepper powder and 6 to 8 crushed almonds. Take at bedtime.
• Rheumatic pain
1. Boil 3 tablespoon powdered nutmeg (jaiphal) in 1 cup sesame oil (til ka tel). Cool and apply on affected parts.
2. 2 to 3 teaspoon pepper powder is fried in 2 teaspoon sesame oil (til ka tel) until charred. When it is warm, it is applied on the affected areas and massaged lightly.
3. A 3-inch piece of dried ginger (sonth) is ground with a grape-sized piece of asafoetida (hing) in milk. The paste is applied on the affected area. The area is exposed to the sun for imparting warmth and heat.
• Scars removal from face
1. Blanch & grind a few almonds to a fine paste with 2 tablespoon milk and one tablespoon each of orange & carrot juice. Apply well on face and neck. Leave for ½ hour, then wash off.
2. Apply one tablespoon finely ground raw papaya on face and neck. Keep for 15-20 minutes and wash off.
3. Wash face with coconut water (nariyal pani). Apply coconut water on face and leave for 15-20 minute before washing it off.
4. Grind one teaspoon yellow mustard (peeli rai) to a paste with 1 tablespoon malai/cream & apply on face and neck. Leave for 15-20 minutes. This also removes itching as well as blemishes from the skin.
5. Wash & grind a few fresh mint (pudina) leaves to a smooth paste. Apply & leave for ½ hour or apply every night before going to sleep. This helps in getting rid of pimples along with the blemishes.
6. Apply a teaspoon of olive oil mixed with ½ a teaspoon of lime juice. Leave it for 20-25 minute & then wash off.
7. Take the pulp of a ripe tomato. Add a few drops of lemon juice & rub on the face and neck. Leave for 20-25 minute. Wash off.
8. If your skin is dry, rub a stick of sandalwood in milk & if skin is oily rub it in rose water (gulab jal) and then apply on face. Leave for an hour and then wash with cold water. Very effective during summers.
9. For a dry & blemished skin, mix a tablespoon gram flour (besan), add a pinch of turmeric (haldi), ¼ teaspoon orange peel (santare ka chilka) powder, a teaspoon curd (dahi) & a teaspoon milk. Apply on face & neck. When skin feels taunt, rub it off with finger tips or wash off with tap water.

• Scars due to burn
1. Boil 1 cup neem bark in 4 cups water. Remove from fire and shake liquid. Apply the emerging froth on the affected area. Repeat several times and for several days.
• Sexual debility
1. Fry equal quantities of carom (ajwain) seeds and kernel of tamarind seeds (imli ke beej) in ghee. Powder and store in a dry, cool place. Mix 1 teaspoon of this powder in a glass of milk along with 1 tablespoon honey. Drink daily at bedtime.
2. Make paranthas of wheat flour by adding ½ cup fenugreek (methi) leaves, ½ teaspoon ground almonds, ½ teaspoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) and a little ghee. Eat every day for 40 days.
3. Soak 8 to 10 almonds and 1 teaspoon rice overnight. Remove the outer skin. Grind into a fine paste. Mix in some milk and a pinch of turmeric (haldi) powder. Boil and drink along with sugar candy (mishri) or ordinary sugar to taste.
4. Take 2 teaspoon of amla juice and mix it with two teaspoonfuls each honey and lime juice. Add 1 teacup water and drink on an empty stomach every morning. (Attention: The treatment should continue for at least 120 days to achieve expected results.)
5. Boil 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in a cup of water and drink.
6. ½ teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice mixed with honey and a semi-boiled egg, taken at night.
7. Mix ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder in teaspoon honey and take with a half-boiled egg an hour before going to bed.
8. Onion seeds (kalaunji) dried and powdered, 1 teaspoon eaten 3 times daily along with sugar or honey.
9. Boil 1 teacup milk with ½ teaspoon black pepper (kali mirch) powder and 6 to 8 crushed almonds. Take at bedtime.
10. Grind 2 or 3 teaspoon dried pomegranate seeds (anaar dana) and take once or twice along with milk.
11. Mix ¼ teaspoon saffron (kesar) with milk. Take twice daily.
12. Mix sesame seeds (til) with jaggery (gur) and eat.

• Sexual under-development in women
1. 6 to 8 almonds, crushed and mixed in 1 cup milk along with 1 egg yolk, ½ teaspoon ground sesame seeds (til) and 1 teaspoon honey. Take once or twice a day.


• Sexual weakness
1. Onion seeds (kalaunji) powdered, 1 teaspoon eaten 3 times daily along with sugar or honey.
• Skin allergies
1. Grind 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) with 1 teaspoon water. Add 1 teaspoon lime juice. Apply on the affected areas.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice with sandalwood paste and apply all over.

• Skin cracked
1. For dry, cracked hands apply a mixture of grated potato soaked in olive oil. Leave this on for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
• Skin complexion
1. Mix equal quantities of almond oil and honey and apply on the face. Sneezing w Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 cup water till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every morning and evening for a few days.
• Sprain
1. Chop raw onions (pyaz) and put in a towel. Place this over the sprain to relieve pain and bring down the swelling. Alternatively, make a footbath of lavender oil and water and soak your ankle, but do not massage the area.
2. Grind lime leaves into a fine paste. Mix it with an equal quantity of butter. Apply on the affected areas.
3. Mix equal parts of almond oil & garlic oil and massage over the affected parts
• Stomach ache
1. Swallow with warm water, 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and pinch of salt.
2. 1 teaspoon pure ghee mixed with a pinch of asafoetida (hing), swallow with warm water.
3. Mix 1 teaspoon mint (pudina) juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, juice of ¼" piece ginger (adrak) and a pinch of black salt (kala namak) and drink it.
4. Mix a little asafoetida (hing) with water to make a paste. Apply on and around the navel.
5. Drink 1-2 teaspoon brandy with a little warm water. Gives immediate relief from gas.
6. Mix carom seeds (ajwain) with lemon juice and dry in the sun. Bottle it and have a teaspoon whenever you feel that something is wrong with your stomach (very good for stomach - digestion, gas, indigestion etc.)
7. And then there is the age old method of using a hot water bottle and lying down on your stomach to get relief. stomach pain around navel
8. Grind 2 teaspoon each carom seeds (ajwain) and dried ginger (sonth) into a fine powder. Add a little black salt (kala namak). Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture with 1 teacup warm water frequently.
• Stomach, burn
1. Take 1 teaspoon fenugreek seed (methi daana) powder along with milk or buttermilk (chhach) twice daily for a few days.
• Stomach upset (loose motions)
1. For children : ripe & sweet apples crushed to a pulp (can be steamed) can be given as 1-4 tablespoon several times a day.
2. Mashed ripe banana with a little salt, should be taken 2-3 time a day.
3. A teaspoon of date (khajoor) paste mixed with a little honey, given three times a day is very effective for regulating the bowels
4. 5-10 gms of amla seed powder mixed with buttermilk (chhach) should be taken for 1-2 days.
5. Crush 8-10 curry leaves (curry patta). Mix with a cup of thin buttermilk (chhach) and have 2-3 times a day.
6. Mix juice of 1 large pomegranate (anaar) and 1 glass of sugar cane juice (ganne ka ras). Have 4 times a day
7. A Fast with only buttermilk, curd, curd and rice or bananas proves very effective.
8. Avoid raw vegetables and fruits such as orange, mosambi, papaya, pineapple and spices.
9. Drink plenty of water to which a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt has been added to guard against dehydration.
10. A strong cup of unsweetened black tea is very effective.

• Stomach heaviness
1. Mix ¼ teaspoon each powdered cumin (jeera) and black pepper in a glass of buttermilk (chhach). Drink two or three times a day for 2-3 days.
• Sunburn/Suntan
1. Mix 2 teaspoon tomato juice and 4 tablespoon buttermilk (chhach). Apply. Wash after ½ hour. w Mix olive oil with equal quantity of vinegar and apply an hour before your bath.
• Sweating excessive
1. Mix dry sandalwood powder in rose water (gulab jal) (1:1) and apply over parts where sweating is excessive
• Throat, hoarseness
1. Soak 8 to 10 almonds overnight in 1 cup water. After discarding the outer skin, grind the kernels with 8 to 10 black pepper (saboot kali mirch) in 1 cup water. Sift it and drink once a day, after adding sugar candy (mishri) to taste.
• Throat Pain
1. Crush a few neem leaves with water. Remove pulp. Warm it up. Add a little honey and gargle.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1 tablespoon honey. Swallow tiny amounts slowly 2-3 times a day.
• Throat, Soreness
1. Apply liquorice (mulathi) paste like a paint around the throat for relief.
2. Eat a plain betel leaf (pan) with liquorice (mulathi) 2-3 times a day.
3. Drink tea boiled with ginger (adrak) and a few tulsi leaves 2-3 times a day.
4. Gargle with warm salt water at least twice a day. However do not make gargling sounds as this may aggravate the soreness.
5. Pound 2-3 cloves (laung), garlic (lasan) and add to a cupful of honey. Keep for 1-2 days. Have one teaspoon thrice a day.
6. Drink lots of water (10-12 glasses) a day since most throat problems are intensified by dehydration.
7. Have the mixture of ½ teaspoon honey and ½ teaspoon lemon juice every 1-2 hours.
8. Add two tablespoon of fenugreek (methi) seeds to 6 cups of water. Heat on low flame/simmer for 15-20 minutes. Cool to bearable temperature. Strain and gargle 2-3 times a day with this.
9. Heat a cup of milk (warm). Add 1-2 pinch of turmeric powder (haldi) mix well and drink at might.
• Tooth ache
1. Heat ½ teaspoon asafetida (hing) in 2 teaspoon lime juice. Soak a piece of cotton in this solution and place it in the tooth cavity.
2. Apply a mixture of powdered black pepper (kali mirch) and clove oil on the affected part.
3. Pound some asafetida (hing) in a mortar & pestle and add some lime juice. Heat it slightly. Soak a piece of cotton and hold it on the affected area.
4. Heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil and fry 3 pieces of clove (laung). Powder. Apply on the affected area.
5. Apply nutmeg oil in affected parts.
6. Burn the shells of almonds and powder. Use as toothpowder.
7. Soak a piece of cotton wool in few drops of clove oil. Press on affected areas.
8. Paste of dry ginger (sonth) applied to gums along with a little salt.
• Tooth, yellow
1. Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime (nimbu ka chilka). Use this as toothpowder frequently.
2. Burn the shells of almonds and powder. Use as toothpowder
• Typhoid
1. 1 to 2 teaspoon fresh juice of coriander leaves (hara dhania) is mixed in 1 cup buttermilk and taken 2-3 times.
2. Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for a few days.
• Vertigo
1. Steep 1 teaspoon each dried amla powder and coriander seeds (saboot dhania) in water overnight. Strain and drink next morning. To improve the flavour, sugar can be added. Repeat for a few days.
2. Heat 2 tablespoon sesame oil (til ka tel). Mix in ½ teaspoon each finely powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) and cinnamon (dalchini). Apply on head.
3. Mix 7 to 8 almonds with 7 to 8 kernels of pumpkin (kaddu) seeds, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) and 3 tablespoon wheat. Soak in water overnight. Next morning, remove the outer skin of the almonds and grind together into a fine paste. Heat separately 2 teaspoon ghee and fry ½ teaspoon cloves (laung). Add the paste to it along with some milk and boil the whole mixture. Sweeten with sugar and drink every day for a few days.
• Vomiting and Nausea
1. Licking the powder of fried cloves (laung) mixed with honey controls vomiting.
2. Sucking a piece of ice also controls vomiting.
3. Mix 2-3 teaspoon of curry leaves (curry patta) juice with a teaspoon of lime juice (can add little sugar if needed). Drinking this will control morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.
4. Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic (lasan) and boiled with 3/4 cup of water or milk. Boil till half the amount remains and then drink. It takes care of all digestive disorders.
5. Mix ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger (adrak) juice with 1 teaspoon each of fresh lime, mint (pudina) juices and 1 tablespoon of honey and drink.
6. Slice a ripe banana. Sprinkle some powdered sugar and freshly ground cardamoms (chhoti illaichi) on top. Eat 1-2 times a day.
7. Eat ½ teaspoon ground cumin seeds (jeera).
8. Ginger (adrak) tea or sucking sliced ginger helps.
9. Powdered cinnamon (dalchini) and sliced ginger (adrak) work by interrupting nausea signals sent from the stomach to the brain. If you are a herbal tea drinker, simply sprinkle powdered cinnamon on the tea and drink. To make ginger tea, simply simmer a few slices of ginger in hot tea water.

• Vomiting due to indigestion
1. Frequent intake of lime juice is a good remedy.
• Warts
1. Mash the garlic (lasan) cloves and apply externally.
2. Apply the milky juice exuding from the stems of figs (anjeer) and leaves on the affected areas.
3. Place some chopped onions in a dish, cover with salt and leave overnight. Twice a day apply the resulting juice to the warts until they disappear.
4. Another alternative is fresh pineapple juice or slices. Since pineapple contains an enzyme that breaks down warts, it is very effective in removing warts without leaving behind any marks. Apply some to the wart several times a day until it has gone.
• Wrinkles
1. Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bed time.
2. Soak shredded ginger (adrak) in honey. Eat a spoonful every morning. Yellow pigmentation in eyes due to jaundice
3. Grind ¼ teaspoon black cumin seeds (kala jeera) in breast milk and introduce a pinch into the nostrils.


Home Remedies
For Common Diseases Using Herbal Plants

Here are a few time tested home remedies for common diseases you can try for better health . Know of others? Write to us and we will share with all and give you the credit.
Fever
Indigestion

Cough
Constipation

Wet cough
Acidity

For A Glowing Face
Worms

Dark Circle around Eyes
Cracks on Feet soles

Hair Related
Local Burns

Dandruff
Wounds

Insect Bites
Anaemia

Bad Breath
For General Good Health

Fever

To keep fevers at bay, have 2 -3 tulsi leaves daily in the morning. Tulsi leaves should be swallowed and not chewed as they are strong enough to damage teeth.

In fever have 1 teaspoon of juice of tulsi leaves and bel flowers with honey twice a day.
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Cough

Mix 1½ teaspoon of ginger juice with half teaspoon of honey and take 2 -3 times a day.
Take 1 teaspoon of Tulsi leaves juice 1 -2 times a day.

Mix black pepper powder with jaggery (gur) and make small balls. Keep in mouth and suck slowly.
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Wet cough

Fry 2 teaspoon of leaf pulp of Aloe vera in half teaspoon of ghee. Eat with a little honey thrice a day for 3 days.
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Cold

Take juice of 2 lemons in half a litre of hot water sweetened with honey.
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For A Glowing Face

Incase of pimples apply 2 drops of lemon juice mixed with 2 drops of rose water. Wash after an hour if required. Paste of neem leaves may also be applied on acne prone area. Apply juice of pudina (fresh mint) on face or paste of nutmeg ( jaiphal) to cure pimples. Pimples disappear without scar when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day.

Apply a paste of neem powder and fresh turmeric rhizome on face before bath for glowing skin and to remove scars.

Add 2 drops of lemon / orange juice to a spoon of honey and apply on face to remove tan.

Apply pulp of Aloe vera mixed with turmeric powder on face to improve complexion. Applying a paste of tulsi leaves on face also does wonders.

Mix Aloe vera gel, paste of marigold flowers, lemon juice, orange juice and massage on face for a few minutes and leave on for half an hour.
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Dark Circle around Eyes

Apply a paste of 1 spoon tomato juice, few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of haldi powder and little besan ( gram flour). Wash after 10 - 15 minutes.

Soak cotton wool in cucumber or potato juice and apply around eyes.
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Hair Related

Eat plenty of amla (gooseberry) as it is a rich source of vitamin C to reduce hairfall. Eating amla powder before sleeping is especially beneficial.

Apply pulp of amla on scalp or wash hair with amla juice to prevent hair greying and falling. Paste of tulsi leaves can also be mixed in this.

Soak shredded ginger in honey. Eat a spoonful every morning for healthy hair.

Apply pulp of Aloe vera on scalp improving hair's strength and texture. Wash.

Make your own herbal hair wash by mixing equal powdered quantities of dried curry patta, lemon peel, shikakai, methi (fenugreek seeds), and green gram (moong saboot). Use instead of shampoo.

Crush leaves of the five petaled red Hibiscus and apply on head as a shampoo to reduce hair falling.
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Dandruff

Soak 2 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds ( methi dana ) in water overnight. In morning grind into a paste and apply over scalp. Wash after half an hour.
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Bad Breath

Chew fennel seeds ( saunf) or cardamom seeds ( illaichi) frequently to sweeten your breath.

Use neem twigs as tooth paste.
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Indigestion

Eat plenty of curry patta leaves to improve digestion.

Add a pinch of pepper powder and jeera (cumin) powder to a glass of buttermilk. Have after meals.

Make paste of ginger and eat before meals with jaggery.

Incase of gas, dissolve a little hing (asafoetida) in hot water. Apply on abdomen.

Take pomegranate juice with roasted cumin seeds powder and jaggery.

Take juice of Ginger with jaggery
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Constipation

Take 1 –3 tsp of Trifala powder with warm water at bedtime. Trifala is the mixture of 3 fruits: Amla, Harada and Bahera.

Ripe Bael fruit (stone apple) is an excellent laxative. It can be taken as a juice or eaten for 2 -3 months.

Pulp from fruits of Amaltas ( Cassia fistula) are also well known laxative and can be taken by even children. Soak about 50gms of pulp overnight in water. Strain and take in morning with sugar.

Take a hot glass of water with 1 teaspoon honey & juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning.
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Acidity

Take a piece of jaggery (gur) every hour. Just keep in mouth and suck slowly till acidity subsides.

Suck a piece of clove / laung after meals for 2 - 3 days.

Juice of harad (Terminalia chebula) is effective in neutralizing acid in stomach.

Have triphala powder with honey thrice a day. Drink coconut water 3 - 4 times a day.

Make decoction of fruit cover of Pomegranate. Take ½ cup with honey three times a for 7 days
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Worms

Take 1 teaspoon of neem leaf powder twice daily with milk / hot water.

Dry the ripe fruit bark of anar (pomegranate) fruit in shade and crush to fine powder. Take 1 teaspoon with water in evening and morning for 3 days.

Taking half-teaspoon ground seeds of papaya with water for 3 to 4 days.
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Local Burns

Wash affected area with running tap water and apply a thin layer of honey or Aloe vera gel.

Apply curry leaves as poultice over affected areas.
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Wounds

Take pulp of Aloe vera by splitting open leaf . Apply over wound after cleaning it. Repeat twice daily till wound heals. For chronic wounds, sprinkle turmeric powder on pulp. Place it on wound and bandage.
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Cracks on Feet soles

Mix henna powder with a little lemon juice and apply on the feet.

Grind equal amount of neem leaves and haldi and apply.
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Insect Bites

Apply a paste of sandalwood or tulsi leaves on affected area.
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Anaemia

Juice of beetroot, apple or spinach 1 -2 times a day are good remedies for anaemia.

Foods rich in iron are leafy green vegetables like spinach (paalak), salad leaves and fenugreek ( methi), bananas, apple, pomegranate, carrots, grapes, gooseberry (amla), tomatoes, honey. Have plenty of them.
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For General Good Health

Eat amla fruits (gooseberry) or drink it's juice to increase body's immunity.

Make several holes / cut in amla fruits (gooseberry) and keep in honey for a month. Eat daily when you can not have fresh amla.
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