Tips - OTHER USEFUL MEDICINES
Emaciated child recovers well when 2-4 ml of root juice
of Bala (Country mallow / Sida cordifolia) is administered
with milk twice a day.
The unripe fruit pulp of Bilva (Aegle marmelos in doses
of 3-6g. is a complementary medicine in management of
Diarrhea (with blood).
In children, administration
of 2-5 ml. of juice of whole plant Brahmi (Centella
asiatica) has shown good response in improvement of
various mental/ memory abilities.
Haridra (Curcuma longa) powder is having antiseptic
property, therefore, can be applied over cuts and wounds.
It also have anti-allergic property when taken orally.
In case of decreased appetite mix with 5 gm of rind
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) with jaggery or salt twice
a day before meal is very effective.
Kumari (Aloe): Fresh mucilage applied over burn areas
prevent from burning sensation and promotes healing.
Local application of Nimb (Azadirachta indica) oil improves
healing. Hot application of paste of its leaves with
Til oil ( Sesame oil) provides relief in inflammation
20-30 ml of fresh juice of Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa)
roots twice a day shows good effect in Ascitis, mild
hypertension and edema (due to accumulation of fluid).
It is very effective diuretic.
Rasona (Allium) reduces blood Cholesterol. Paste of
its bulb (4 g) taken with butter (12 g.) provides relief
in diseases of Nervous system and also in joint pains.
Shatpushpa (Anethum sowa) Powder of seeds (3-6 g.) taken
with buttermilk cures diarrhea while provides relief
when taken with rock salt and water.
Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus): 3-6 g. powder of Shatawari
roots twice a day with milk increase breast milk in
(Glycyrrhiza glabra): Intake of powdered root with sugar
(3-6 g. each) with 250 gm. milk twice daily and chewing
several times a day, clear off the throat and improves
Jiraka (Cumin): Powder of fried cumin seeds (3-6 gm.)
and rock salt taken with Luke warm water three times
a day provides relief in abdominal cramps caused due
Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa): In case of viral hepatitis
(Jaundice), its daily oral intake makes recovery faster.
One g. of powder of its root should be taken with water,
Asthma : Boiled milk with turmeric powder (haldi) (1
tsp) added could be taken instead of coffee or tea in
the morning and night.
Blackheads, Pimples : Fresh leaf of fenugreek crushed
and ground to form a fine paste could be applied on
a face and allowed to remain overnight and washed off
in the morning.
Back ache / Back Pain : Two or three cloves(Garlic)
should be taken every morning. An oil prepared form
garlic and rubbed on the back will give a good result
in backache. An boil oil mix with Camphor & apply
on your Back. Ginger paste and eucalyptus oil could
be applied on the affected area.
Allergies : Chandan (Sandalwood):
1 tbsp mixture of lime juice in sandlewood paste could
be applied. hat
Cholesterol : Butter Milk
in which 1/4 tsp pepper powder and 1 tbsp of finely
chopped onions could be taken.
Cold : Mix a gram
of dalchini powder with a teaspoon of honey to curb
a cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add
ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper. This should
be consumed twice a day. Reduce the intake as the cold
1 Cup lime juice water could be taken early morning
Dandruff : Boil
the fresh neem leaves in water for 1/2 hour. Filter
the liquid cool, apply the juice on hair . Wash it away
Depression : A pinch of finely powdered cardamom seeds
could be taken mixed with black tea.
Peel and grate a potato, then strain it through cheese-cloth.
Collect the the juice and add an equal amount of water.
Drink slowly for fast relief. Potatoes will neutralize
the acid that could be causing your indigestion.
Eat some papaya, mango, or kiwi. They have healing enzymes
that should help you indigestion.
Take a half cup of water and add half a teaspoon of
baking soda. Stir it up and drink it down fast. Within
a second you will feel it work. If you have high blood
pressure or are pregnant please be careful with this
Take some honey. Honey soothes and reduces inflammation
of the lining of the stomach. Eat at least three bananas
a day. This will coat your stomach and sooth your ulcer
Make Cabbage juice with a juicer. Try mixing it with
carrots juicer to make it go down easier. Drink half
a cup of the juice before each meal and at bed time.
Simply apply the purest honey on your wart, keep applying
it morning and night until the wart disappears.
Or cut an apple into as many pieces and rub that piece
on wart. Repeat daily until wart is gone.
Rub a crushed clove of garlic on the wart as often as
possible through out the day. Repeat daily until wart
Supplemented by Mr A R Ravi Varma