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Dr.Gaurang's Home Remedies

ABDOMINAL PAIN

Extract 1 teaspoon juice of fresh ginger and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of clarified butter. Consuming this juice helps relieve abdominal pain instantly. Boil about a teaspoon of Ajwain seeds in 1 cup (about 125 ml) of water for 5 minutes. Strain it through the tea strainer and add a pinch of common salt. Taking this solution helps to get rid of the pain. Take fresh mint leaves and extract them to get about a teaspoon of juice. Mix this juice in a cup of plain water and drink instantly. Though thsi mixture does not taste good, it gives instant relief. Old rice, light diet, karela, drumstick, garlic, warm water, lemon juice is advised. Heavy food, sprout, coitus, holding urges, anger should be avoided.

 

ACIDITY

Consume a small piece of jaggery after having all three meals and see what wonders it can do to keep aidity away. Take a cup of water and boil it. Add 1 tsp. of Aniseed(Saunf) to the water and leave it overnight. On the next morning, filter the water and add 1 tsp. of honey to it. Drink it thrice a day and say goodbye to acidity.Take a cardamom and a clove and powder it. Consume it like a mouth freshener after having your each meal. Not only this remedy will take care of your acidity problem, but also will keep away bad breath.Take about 1.5 liters of water and add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (Shah jeera) to it. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Drink it while warm at least 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days.

ACNE

Spot application of tea tree oil to erupted blemishes can help to eliminate bacteria and reduce inflammation.Finely powder 20 gms each of Indian gooseberry and Becleric myrobalan. add an equal amount of finely powdered gram flour and a spoonful of honey, a pinch of turmeric powder and a cup of milk. Mix this solution properly and apply on the face and let it dr well. Wash the face with cold water and try avoiding exposure to dust. Repeating this exercise for several days hinders the occurrence of pimples. Make a fine paste of 100 gms of finely powdered gram flour, two spoons of curd, and a few drops of sandal wood oil. To this add 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice and mix well. apply the paste on the face and wait for about an hour. Wash the face with cold water. Repeating this for several days will help you to maintain a smooth face. Decoction of the leaves of Indian penny wort is a recognized blood purifier. About 50 gms of leaves are boiled in water for 3-4 hours. Strain the decoction through a this cloth. This decoction should be taken with Luke warm milk. Regular use of this remedy for several days acts as a good blood purifier, effectively controlling the acne problem.The juice of the fresh fruit of the Indian gooseberry is taken with clarified butter and honey to purify the blood. If fresh fruit is not available, mix 20 gms powder of the fruit with a teaspoonful of honey and clarified butter, and consume it. This paste is regarded as a potent blood purifier.

ALCOHOLISM

The first and foremost remedy for alcoholism is a strong willpower that makes you say that you will control your drinking.Grapes contain pure form of alcohol, so a person who wishes to quit alcohol drinking, should have a meal of grapes every 4-5 hours for about a mouth. Consuming the juice of Bitter gourd leaves does wonders in clearing intoxicattion. In a glass of buttermilk add 3 tspns of this juice and drink it. It acts as a great home remedy to heal the damaged liver.

ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Add 2 tspns cumin seeds to 4.5 cups of water. Let it boil for a minute. Then allow the water to cool and drink a glassful, twice a day for a few days.Chicken soup is good for common colds and getting rid of cold in winter. Sip hot "Ginger Tea" for clearing up a watering nose.

ALLERGY

Intake of vitamin B5 gives a great relief to the person suffering from allergy. Consume it in a dose of 100 mg everyday for about a month. Consume a dose of 400 mg og vitamin E on a daily basis for 4 to 6 weeks, as this vitamin possesses anti allergy properties. In half cup of fruit or vegetable juice or simply water, add about 5 drops of castor oil and drink it in the morning when your stomach is empty.In a glass containing lukewarm water mixed with 1 tspn honey, add 1.5 tspn limejuice. Drink it everyday in the morning for several months. However , this remedy is not recommended for those who are allergic to citrus fruit.

ALZHEIMER

As a part of Alzheimer home remedies treatment, there are some beneficial herbal remedies that mainly include Phosphatidylserine, Huperzine A and Vinpocetine. Home remedy for alzheimer suggests that the patient suffering from this disease should avoid salty processed foods.Keep away from alcohol, cigarette, etc. Eat foods rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C etc.

AMNESIA

Herb rosemary that has since ages been associated with remembrance serves as an excellent home remedy for amnesia. Tea prepared from rosemary consumed once or twice on a daily basis works wonders in treating the problem of forgetfulness. Not only it is a fabulous remedy but also acts as a very refreshing drink that any person will relish.As a part of amnesia home remedies treatment, there is a real effective herbal remedy that uses brahmi booti for treating the problem. dry about 7 grams of this herb and grind in water, along with seven kernels of almonds and 1.5 gram pepper. Filter the mixture and add 25 gram sugar in it for taste. Drink the mixture empty stomach in the morning of a fortnight.Almonds are of great value when it comes to strengthening the memoty. They help a great deal in treating disorders related to nervous system. Soak about 10-12 almonds in water and keep it overnight. Peel off the brown skin the next morning and grind the almonds so as to form a paste. This paste can be consumed alone or else add 1 tspn butter in it.Walnut is another beneficial dry fruit that helps in overcoming brain weakness. Consume about 20 grams of walnuts on a daily basis. To enhance its value, take it along with 10 grams figs or raisins.

ANEMIA

Daily having banana increases hemoglobin count of blood, fresh apple juice before food and before going to bed.Fresh beetroot juice to be consumed everyday. Fenugreek vegetable & seeds spinach has lot of iron content. Black sesame seeds, 1 cup milk, jaggery mix together & take.Honey 1 tspn. 2 times daily. Go for a well balanced diet rich in iron, sesame seeds, almonds, dairy products, animal protein, vegetables as beet, lettuce, spinach, soybean, radish, carrots, tomatoes and fresh fruits as banana, black berries, strawberries, apple, amla, plum. Enjoy sun-bathing ast he sunlight stimulates the production of red blood cells.

APPENDICITIS

Green gram serves as an excellent home remedy for appendicitis. Consume 1 tspn of green grams thrice a day.In 1 liter cold water, add 1 tspn. of fenugreek seeds and cook on low flame. Simer for half an hour and then strain. Allow it to cool a bit before drinking. Take about 100 ml each of beetroot and cucumber juices and mix with 300 ml carrot juice. This mixture has to be taken two times on a daily basis.For chronic appendicitis, buttermilk is of great value. Consume 1 liter buttermilk everyday.

ASTHMA

Tomatoes, carrots and leafy vegetables had a lower prevalence of asthma.High consumption of apples may protect against asthma.Daily intake of fruits and vegetables in childhood decreases the risk of asthma.

ATHLETE FOOT

Take some tea tree oil and rub it between your toe fingers. Apply some baking soda between your toe fingers. Wash your feet after 15 minutes.To get an instant relief from itching or burning, soak your feet in an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine.Cornstarch is beneficial in treating Athletes Foot. Sprinkle some cornstarch on and between your toe fingers.

BACKACHE

Lime juice serves as an excellent home remedy for backache. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add common salt in it. Drink it two times in a day. It will act as a great back pain reliever.Raw potato in the form of poultice is to be applied on the pain affected area. Usually potato is used to treat lower back pain.Vitamin C that is mainly found in citrus fruits is considered valuable for getting rid of backaches. Consume about 2000mg of this vitamin everyday.Applying garlic oil on hte back gives immense relief from back pain. Take about 10 small garlic pieces and fry them in oil on a low flame. You can either use sesame oil, coconut oil or mustard oil. Fry till the garlic cloves turn light brown. Let the oil prepared from garlic cool completely. Thereafter apply it on the back and keep it for about three hours. In a couple of day, you'll feel its magical effects.

BLACKHEADS

Take about 1 tspn of juice extracted from fresh coriander leaves and add 1/2 tspn of turmeric powder in it. Apply this mixture while going to bed. Wash your face the next morning with cold water.Make a paste by mixing 1 tspn limejuice and 1 tspn of finely powdered cinnamon. apply it on the affected area before going to bed. Wash it off in the morning Make a paste by mixing 1 tspn curd and 1 tspn rice flour. apply the paste on the affected area. After some time, wash your face with cold water.

BODY ODOR

To overcome the problem of unpleasant body odor, use antibacterial soap or deodorant soap while bathing.Eating habits also tend to affect body odor. Eat healthy food that contains loads of fiber, whole grains, wheat, soy products and green leafy veggies. To combat the unpleasant armpit odor apply cider vinegar. It serves as the best body odor home remedy treatment.Applying baking soda on the underarms helps to kill bacteria and also aids in absorbing sweat.In the bathing water add a few cups of tomato juice and soak yourself in water for about 15 minutes.

BODY RASHES

Apply olive oil on the rash affected area.Wash the rash affected body part with chamomile tea. Backing powder is applied gently on the rash affected area.Take Aloe Vera gel, cod liver oil and Vitamin E and apply on the rashes.

BOILS

A thorough cleansing of the system is essential for the treatment of the boils. To begin with the patient may fast on orange juice diluted with water on a 50:50 basis for three to four days or adopt an exclusive diet of fresh juicy fruits from five to seven days. After the all diet the patient should adopt a well balanced diet with emphasis on whole grain cereals, raw vegetbles, and fresh fruits. Further periods of a juice fast or an all fruit diet may be necessary, depending on the general health level and bodily condition of the patient.A warm water enema shold be given daily during the initial juice fast or all fruit diet. This will help to cleanse the bowels. Warm moist compress should be given over the tender area. Other helpful treatment for the boils are daily dry massage in the morning followed by a cold sponge. Fresh air breathing exercises and outdoor exercises are also essential for toning up the system. In case constipation is habitual, all measures should be taken to overcome it.Apply the juice of onion or garlic on the boils, as it helps in evacuating the pus.For boils filled with blood, bitter gourd acts as the perfect boils home remedy treatment. Take 1 cup juice of bitter gourd and add 1 tspn limejuice to it. Consume this mixture empty stomach in the morning on a daily basis for a couple of months and see the magical results.Milk cream is considered valuable in the treatment of boils. Take 1 tspn of milk cream and add 1/2 tspn vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder to it. apply it on the blood filled boils.Cumin seeds are beneficial in healing the boils. Grind the seeds in water so as to form a paste and then apply on the boil affected area.

BRONCHITIS

If the bronchial problem is a seasonal one, take 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger juice mixed with an equal volume of honey. Taking this twice a day helps to check the frequency and the intensity of the problem.Take 3-4 fresh betel leaves and boil them in about 250 ml of water till the quantity of water reduced to half. Strain the decoction and add 2 tspn of honey while the liquid is still warm but not very hot. Taking this as a supplement may ease the problem during an attack of breathlessness.Old rice, red rice, yav, kulith, goat milk, old ghee, chicken, garlic, lemon, honey, gomutra, trikatu is adviced.Heavy food, cold food, contaminated food, holding urges, onion, mustard, heavy work should be avoided.

BONE SPUR

Take an ice pack and apply it on the inflamed bone spur area 4-5 times in a day. If the problem doesn't get cured, then apply heating pads.Consume about 500 to 1000 mg of Curcumin, 3-4 times daily on an empty stomach. Continue this for about 6 weeks.Take flaxseed hot pack and apply it to the affected area. It will help a great in relieving pain.

BURNIG MOUTH SYNDROM

Chewing a sugar free gum serves as an excellent burning tongue home remedy. Suck an ice cube for relieving pain. Brush your teeth with baking soda rather than toothpaste. Eat less hot and spicy foods. Consume foods rich in iron.

BURNS

The first and foremost thing is to pour lots of chilled water on the burn affected area for about half an hour. To heal the wound that has developed due to burning, take honey and apply it all over the wound. But do it only after properly washing the wound.Aloe Vera is considered valuable in the treatment of burns.

CANKER SORES

Take a fresh coconut and grate it. Extract the milk out of it and gargle with it at leat 3-4 times in a day. It serves as an excellent canker sores home remedy.Keep 1 glass chilled water and 1 glass warm water ready with you. Alternately gargle with hot and cold water.Take 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add 1 cup fenugreek leaves to it and remove from flame. Let it cool for sometime. Thereafter strain the water and gargle with it 2-3 times in a day. In 1 cup of water put 1 tspn of coriander leaves and boil. Remove when slightly warm and strain. Gargle with it 3-4 times in a day.

CATARACT

Eat lots of raw carrots daily. Drink carrot juice once in the morning and then later in the evening.Consume 2-3 cloves of garlic eveyday. Eat them raw and chew slowly. Garlic aids in cleaning the crystalline lens of the eye.Extract the juice of pumpkin flowers and apply them on the eyelids two times in a day.Put a few drops of unprocessed pure honey in the eyes.

CORNS

The sap from a marigold stem, milky juice from green figs or papaya juice are all good remedies. Apply to the affected area frequently. A slice of lemon can be placed on the corn and bandaged in place overnight. Liquorice serves as the perfect home remedy for corns. All you need to do is to grind three or four liquorice sticks and add half tspn sesame oil or mustard oil to it. The hardened dead portion of skin also known as corn is to be smeared with this mixture while going to bed.Cut out a fresh slice of lemon and tie it over the painful corn affected area and keep it for the whole night.Take about a half tspn of papaya juice and apply it over the dead skin of foot and do it at least three times in a day.The milky juice of green figs is very beneficial in treating the corns of long duration. Apply about half tspn of this juice thrice a day.

CIRRHOSIS OF LIVER

Take 1 tspn of juice obtained by grinding black papaya seeds. Add about 10 drops of fresh limejuice to it. drink this mixture once or twice a day.Take 200 ml of spinach juice and mix with 300 ml of carrot juice. Drink this mixture everyday.The herbtrailing eclipta is considered valuable in the treatment of liver cirrhosis. Extract the juice of this plant and take about 1 tspn and mix it with 1 tspn of honey. Drink this mixture three times in a day.

COUGH

On a pastry board grind 4-6 black pepper seeds. Add a tspn of honey and mix it thoroughly. Taking this paste several times a day relieves cough.Soak about 5-8 kernels in water overnight. After removing the brown skin grind the softened kernels into a fine paste. Add 20 gms of butter and sugar to this paste. Eating this paste in the morning and evening gets rid of cough especially dry cough. Take 10 gms of dried rind of Beleric myrobalans and 1/2 tspn of black pepper. Grind them to a fine powder. add a pinch of salt and 2 tspn honey to this blend. Mix them well to form a paste. Consume it twice a day.Take about 10 gms of each of long pepper, dried ginger, holy basil leaves. Add 4-6 small cardamoms and grind to yield a fine powder. Consume this powder with equal amount of honey.Old rice, wheat, green gram, black gram, hoarse bean, goat milk, ghee, radish, dry grapes, garlic, honey are adviced.Oily, sweet, cold milk, curd, starchy food should be avoided.Sleeping in the afternoon should be avoided.

CRACKS ON HEELS

Take about three tspn of bees wax and mix one tspn sesame oil in it. Warm it a little and apply on the affected areas. Use warm sesame oil or ghee on the affected areas. Apply a mixture of 1 tspn of mango tree sap and 1 tspn water to the cracked skin.

DANDRUFF

Take about 100 gms of leaves of Neem tree and boil them in a litre of water for 1-2 hours. Allowe it to cool and strain through a thin cloth. This decoction is an excellent hair wash and prevents dandruff. Prepare the decoction freshly for every wash.Finely powder the pods of soap nut acacia and apply it on the scalp with water. Leave as such for 15 minutes beforetaking bath. Exercising it for several days cures dandruff. Mix in equal parts of dried Indian gooseberry, shikakai and Neem leaves. Grind the mixture to a fine powder.Mix this powder in a litre of water and wash the hair with this solution to efficiently get rid of dandruff.

DARK SKIN

Prepare a natural skin pack by mixing 1 tspn of milk powder, 1 tspn of honey, 1 tspn of lemon juice, and 1/2 tspn of almond oil. Apply the pack onface and wash it off after 10-15 mins. It is an effective remedy to len glow to the skin.Take a raw potato and cut fine slices. Place a potatoslice on your face. It will help in removing the tan and improvingyour skin tone.Make a paste using limejuice and turmeric powder. apply it on your face. It acts as fabulous natural bleach.Make dry orange peels with curd and apply on the blemishes. Wash it off with cold water after 15 mins.

DEPRESSION

For taking care of bad mood, the perfect remedy is to eat an apple with milk and honey. It will recharge your energy.Take 2 cardamoms and powder their seeds. In 1 cup boiling water, add these powdered cardamom seeds. Put sugar for taste and drink it twice a day.In 1 cup boiling water add handful of fresh rose petals. Add sugar for taste. Drink whenever you feel depressed.Cashew nuts are extremely beneficial in treating depression, as it is a rich source of vitamin B group and thus they aid in stimulating the appetite. It ensures body activeness and energy levels.

DIABITES

1 tspn amla juice, 1 cup bittergourd juice mix it and take for 2 months. Amla, jamun seed and bittergaurd powder in same quantity consume everyday 1 tspn 2-3 times a day.Drink bittergaurd juice everyday morning empty stomach.Consume 25-100 gms of fenugreek seeds everyday.

DIARRHOEA

In diarrhoea, ensure that you are on a suitable diet to overcome dehydration, as adviserd by your physician. Whey or buttermilk is considered effective remedies for diarrhoea. Whey is the liquid portion of curd while buttermilk is obtained by churning the curd ater the fat has been removed. Take any one of the in small volumes at frequent intervals. Raw banana is an effective astringent and is recommended widely as a diet for treating diarrhoea. Cut one raw banana into three pieces and soften them in a pressure cooker using an adequate volume of water. Drain out the excess water. Separate the peel and mash the softened pulp well. In a skillet, roast a small volume of poppy seeds till they brown. Grind them to obtain a fine powder. Add this powder to the banana mash together with a pinch of salt. This delicious and nutritious recipe checks diarrhea owing to its astringent properties.

DRY OR DULL EYES

The aggravation of Kapha dosha causes dull eyes, while an increase of Vata leads to dryness. Use a few drops of honey, ghee or sesame oil in the eyes.

Boil 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds in 1 cup of water until it has reduced to half. Cool and use as eye drops. Wash the feet in warm water and massage with oil.

DRY SKIN

Dry Skin is a predominant trait of a Vata constitution. An oil massage is a simpple yet well known remedy to treat dry skin. For better results, you may add a few drops of glycerin to the oil just before application.
Clarified butter or milk cream is good for cracded lips. Apply them for a couple of days just before going to bed.

EARACHES

Earache is a common disorder which is often due t infection of the outer ear or the middle ear. The outer ear canal can catch infection during swimming while infections of the middle ear are more common in younger children.

Take 10-12 leaves of Holy Basil. Crush them, add the mass to about 15ml of sesame oil and heat the blen well till the water evaporates. Strain the oil through a piece of cheese cloth. Use the oil as ear drops to relieve the pain.

Take approximately 3 gms each of garlic and ajwain and boil them toghether in nearly 2 tbspn. of sesame oil. Continue boiling till they trun red. Strain using a fine cloth to retain the perticular color. Allow this preparation t cool down to the room temperature before using it as ear drops.

FEVER

Sponging the forehead and the body with cold water, is a commonly recommended practice in high fever and in fever due to sun-stroke. For better results, add 1 teaspoon full of rose water to the cold water before sponging. You could add the rose water even to an ice-bag and use it for sponging.

Take some 20 fresh leaves of Holy Basil. Take a small piece of ginger and some 5 grains of black pepper. Boil them together in your tea and drink the warm liquid.

Avoid drinking cold water, milk, curd, aerated drinks.Complete bed rest is advised during the fever.

GOUT

Gout is an acute and most painful rheumatic disease, caused by the accumulation of crystals of uric acid inthe joints, tendons and other tissues of the body. These deposits cause attacks of arthritis with inflammation and pain. The attack may develop suddenly during the night.

Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lime in 1 glass of water. Drink this morning, noon and night.
Extract 1/2 a cup of juice of French beans. Drink this juice everyday for a month.

HAIR LOSS

When the amount of hair lost grows higher than the normal hair fall that takes place due to the change in environment, increasing age or growth of new hairs, it is refferred to as hair loss problem that needs special care. Imporper or poor diet, exposure to a lot of chemicals or cosmetics, hormonal imbalance, stress, anxiety and mental tension are some causes of hair loss.

Massage the scaqlp gently with coconut or almond oil daily for 10 to 15 minutes. Boil neem leaves in water. Cool, strain and rinse hair with it. Increase green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts in the diet. Take more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soya beans, whole grains and nuts.

HEADACHE

Headache can be mild, moderate or severe pain that affects the whole head, a part of the head, forehead or the eyes. Nausea, Difficulty in sleeping, Loss of appetite, Feeling of uneasiness.

Take Clove, cinnamon and almond in equal quantities(around 1 tbspn. each) and grind together with a little water to make a paste. Apply paste on the forehead. A paste made of sandalwood powder can also be applied on the forehead.

Mix a quarter teaspoon of clove powder in one teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply mixture to the location of pain.

Take a few drops of ghee on your palm. Mix 3 or 4 pieces of saffron in it. Rub it for 2 minutes. The saffron does not dissolve in the ghee, but its qualities are absorbed. Remove saffron and put two drops of this ghee in each nostril. Follow procedure twice a day.

Wrap a wet cloth around the neck. Oil massage on the scalp also relieves tension and headache. Sesame oil, almond oil, mustard oil or ghee can be used for massage. Heat 1 teaspoon of almond oil. When it cools down, put two drops in each nostril.

The patient should also try to keep the mind free from anxiety, anger, mental tension and worry.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)

Take 100 gm melon seeds and 100 gm poppy seeds and powder them. Store the powder in a clean container and consume 1 tsp with water morning and evening.

Take about 25-30 curry leaves and make a juice, using 1 cup water. You can even add on limejuice to it for making it tastier.Strain and drink it in the morning.

A real effective home remedy for high blood pressure is to take 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp ginger juice and 1 tsp cumin powder and mix them well. Have this mixture at least twice a day.

INDIGESTION

A reduction in Pitta activity with an excessive Kapha characterize the doshic profile of indigestion.

Mix 5 gm of asafetida with a glass of hot water. Add a teaspoonful of sugar to better the taste. Though it smells bad while swalowing, it rapidly relieves your system of flatulence and helps in relieving indigestion.

Add 2 drops of mint oil in a cup of warm water and drink immediately. It provides instant relief from gripping and flatulence.

Mix a teaspoon of Ajwain seeds with 1/2 spoon of rock salt. Consume the mixture with a glass of water. This will instantly get rid of flatulence and stomach disorder.

ITCHY SCALP

Add 1 teaspoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut oil and store it in glass container. Massage this oil into the scalp before bed.

Grind some jasmine roots with lime juice. Wash the hair and scalp with it.

A special Ayurvedic preparation made from Bhringraj(Eclipta elba), Amla, corals, iron and blak sesame seed is very useful and even stops the graying of hair.

Daily application of coconut oil mixed with lime-juice on the hair is also beneficial. Applying jice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.

JAUNDICE

1/4 tsp of turmeric powder mixed in a glass of hot water taken 2-3 times a day.

Make a paste of tender papaya leaves. Take 1/2 tsp of this paste with 1 tsp of honey.

1/2 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1 tsp lime jice to be taken as often as posible.

Boil 1 cup of water, when it boils add 8-10 lemon leaves. Cover and leave for 4-5 minutes. Drink the decoction for 4-5 days. Lots of lime juice should be consumed.

JOINT PAINS

Massage of the affected joint has been the best remedy mentioned and observed by experience. Teh benefits of massage can be amplified if the massage is done using warm mustard oil. Grind in your mortar and pestle equal parts of dried ginger, black pepper and a pinch of black salt. Take a teaspoon of this mixture with water.

KIDNEY STONES

Boil two figs in a cupof water. Drink this first thing in the morning for one month.

Mix 1 tspn of Holy basil leaves juice with 1 tspn of honey. Have this every morning for 5-6 months. Eat 2-3 apples a day.

Watermelon, either eaten as a fruit or had a juice is very good.

1 cup of juice made with radish leaves taken 2 times a day.

LEUCORRHOEA

In this ailment Kapha dosha is responsible for originating this disease.

Mix one tsp of Amla powder with 1 tspn honey and take this mixture twice a day.

Boil six cups of water. Add 1 cup rice and cook until rice becomes soft. Sieve the rice. The water is the rice gruel. Take one cup rice gruel and add salt according to taste, a quarter tspn of black pepper. Drink warm.

Non veg. foods, axcessive amount of puddings, garlic, onion, pickles, potatoes, sour foods, excessive fried and greasy food must be avoided.

LOSS OF APPETITE

Loss of appetite and indigestion are closely linked entities of digestive distrurbances in Ayurveda.

Extract about a cup of pomegranate seed juice. Add a pinch of rock salt and a spoonful of honey. Taking this solution slowly removes the bad taste from the mouth and increases your appetite.

Take equal parts of mustard seeds, asafetida, ginger, cumin seeds and black salt and grind the mixture to a fine powder. Add this mixture to a glass of buttermilk and drink it an hour before meals to enhace the appetite.

Mix well a spoonful of each - Indian gooseberry powder, clarified butter and honey. Take this paste prior to meals to improve the appetite.

Basil tea is an efficacious drink to enhance appetite. Take about 20 gms of Basil leaves and boil the same in 250 ml of water till the quantity is reduced to half of the original volume. Strain the liquid and mix an equal amount of milk, a pinch of cardamom powder and sufficient sugar to suit your taste. Consuming this tea twice a day helps to increase your appetite.

MENORRHAGIA

Excessive or prolonged bleeding during menstuation cycle or decrease in inter menstrual period and off and on bleeding.

Squeeze the juice from 200 grams of fresh coriander leaves. Take half a cupof the juice twice daily. It has a cooling effect.

Fresh coriander leaves with 2 tablespoon of coarse coriander seed powder should be soaked in one cup of water in the morning. After 5 to 6 hours mash the solution and drink it. Some honey or sugar for taste can be added. Similarly soak at night and drink in the morning.

Food that is fried, greasy, spicy and sour are to be avoided. Indian spices like coriander, turmeric, mint, anise seeds are recommended. Hot spices, garlic, ginger, chilies and similar spices are to be avoided. Tea and coffee are not adviced.

Green vagetables like zuchhini, squash, cucumber, pumpkin, amla, dates, soups of legumes and vegetabless etc must be consumed. Fresh fruits and dairy products should be taken. Pulses and grains are also very beneficial. Coconut water, barley water or buttermilk can be taken. Hygiene of genital organs must be maintained.

MORNING SICKNESS

It's quite normal for women to have nausea or vomiting sensation during early pregnancy. Despite being called as morning sickness, some women may be feeling anytime throughout the day.

Mix 1/2 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1 tsp honey to be taken 3-4 times a day.

Juice from 15-20 tender curry leaves with 2 tsp lime juice and 1 tsp honey to be taken 3-4 times a day.

1 tsp of mint juice, 1 tsp of lime juice with 1 tsp of honey. 3 times a day.

MUSCLE PAIN

Almost all pains including muscular pain i the body are described to be Vataja in origin in Ayurveda.

Heat about 50 ml of sesame oil gently and apply it when warm on the affected portion after takinghot fomentation.

Dissolve 3 crystals of menthol and 2 drops of cumin oil in 3 tsp of sesame oil. Fr better results, you may use warm sesame oil. Apply this on the affected portion followed by a gentle massage for a quick relief from muscular pain.

NAUSEA

Sense of vomiting is called nausea.

Cut a lemon into two halves. Sprinkle a vey small pinch of black salt over the cut surface, and lick it. The strong aroma of lemon coupled with the salty taste will make you feel better.

Cut a slice of ginger. Chew it for some time. You can use black salt to impart a salty taste to the ginger.

OBESITY

Obesity is the condition or physical state of the body when ecessive deposition of fat takes place in the adipose tissue.

Honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.

Fasting on honey and lime juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. For this mix one tsp of fresh honey with the juice of half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water.

Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat.Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.

Exercise is an important part of any weight reduction plan. It helps to use up calories stored in body as fat. Walking is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming or rowing.

PIGMENTATION

Imbalance of Bhrajaka Pitta that colors the skin and can be compared to melanin causes blackening, pigmentation and discoloration of skin.

Grind five almonds and mix with 1 tsp of fresh cream and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave on for about fifteen minutes.

Apply papaya juice, or mashed papaya to the affected areas.

Grind equal amounts of sesame seeds and turmeric in a small quantity of water, apply to the face or discolored skin.

Make a paste from basil leaves and water to use on the affected skin.

PILES

Piles otherwise known as hemorhoids are enlarged, painful veins in your rectum. It refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed.

Take 1 tbsp black cumin seeds, roast and mix with 1 tbsp of non roasted black cumin seeds and powder both together. Take 1/2 a tsp with a glass of water once a day.

Radish juice taken in the morning and night. Start with 1/4 cup and increase to 1/2 cup gradually over a period of 1 month.

Wash 3-4 figs. Soak in a glass of water over night. Eat them first thing in the morning. Again repeat in the night.

Boil 1 ripe banana in 1 cup of milk, mash well. Take 3-4 times a day.

Crush bitter gourd leaves and extract the juice. Mix 3 tsp in 1 glass of buttermilk, and drink on an empty stomach every morning, for a month.

Drink a glass of buttermilk with 1/4 tsp carom seed powder and a pinch of salt.

PREMATURE AGING

This is due to the aggravation of vata dosha, which naturally increases with age.

Massage your face with ghee, almond oil or coconut iol before going to bed.

Use grated cucumber in a face pack.

Apply fresh aloe vera gel to the skin.

PREMATURE BALDNESS

Baldness refers to a loss of hair, usually on the head.

Take Amla juice 1 tbsp everyday morning.

Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem, which causes loss of hair, is iron deficiency Anemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.

As far as possible, one should take only milk and sugar. Salt should be avoided. Sour things like yogurt are not useful. Pungent, hot and spicy food should be avoided.

The foremost consideration in the treatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimise the accumulation of dead cells.

The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness.

PREMATURE GRAYING OF HAIR

Graying or hair is a natural process that happens with increasing age but if the hair starts graying before the age of 35, it is termed as premature graying that occurs due to the aggravation of Pitta dosha.

Apply a paste made from 2 tsp henna powder, 1 tsp curd, 1 tsp fenugreek seed powder, 1 tbsp coffee, 2 tbsp mint juice and 2 tbsp basil juice. Apply this paste to the hair for two hours. For a darker color leave this paste in for 3-4 hours. Wash hair with any natural shampoo.

Grate some fresh ginger. Mix with honey and place it in a jar. Eat 1 tsp everyday.

Drink amla juice every day empty stomach.

PYORRHEA

Pyorrhea is a condition characterized by bleeding gums.

Massage your face with ghee, almond oil or coconut iol before going to bed.

Chew a very green Guava, Drink 1 cup of spinach juice mixed with 1 cup of carrot juice.

Eat a ripe Banana by only removing the outer peel very gently. Eat Banana along with the threadlike inner peel.

SORE THROAT

Sore throat has been mentioned as a prodromal symptom of common cold in Ayurveda.

Coarsely powder the cinnamon bark. Boil a tsp of this powder in water. Strain the extract and add a pinch of black pepper and a tsp of honey. Consuming this decoction every three hours in a day cures a sore throat.

2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds should be added to a liter of cold water and simmered on a gentle flame. This should be allowed to cool to a temperature that could be tolerated by the buccal cavity. Strain this mixture and gargle with it seeral times a day. This cures a sore throat.

Liquorice is a well recognised remedy for sore throat. Put a small piece of raw liquorice in the mouth and chew it regularly. It gives a soothing effect to the sore throat.

Decoction of common tea leaves with a pich of table salt is used for gargling. This can be used twice or thrice a day to get rid of a sore throat.

SUNSTROKE

Cold sponging all over the body is the simplest measure. For better result, add a tbsp of rose water to the cold water before sponging.

The person should be given adequate liquids if the situation permits. If raw mangoes are available, boil 2 mangoes in 2 glasses of water for 15-20 minutes. Strain the boiled contents and give it to the affected person. Use half a cup or so at a time. You may add salt or sugar to it.

VERTIGO

Vertigo is a disease, which occurs due to the patient having problems in the posterior semicircular canals of the inner ear.

Soak 2 tbsp wheat grain, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 8 almonds, 8 water melon seeds and make a paste. Heat 1 tsp ghee fry 2 cloves in this add to the paste mix with milk and drink everyday for a week.

Soak 1 tsp of amla powder alog with 1 tsp coriander seeds. Leave over night. Strain and add 1/2 tsp sugar and drink.

WEAK MEMORY

Lack of concentration may also be a reason for poor memory. For people whose memory are very poor and notable changes in personality, and behavior may be suffering from a form of brain disease called dementia. It seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

Soak 7 almonds overnight. Peel and grind to a paste. Mix in 1 glass milk. Simmer for some time. Drink shile still warm for 15-40 day.

WOUNDS

Wounds have been described in Ayurveda as Vrana.

Application of turmeric paste or even turmeric powder over the affected area provides help since turmeric is known to contain antibacterial principles.

A piece of raw turmeric or alternatively, a tsp of it boiled in a glass of milk taken internally offers relief from pain associated with wounds.

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