Health tips
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 of wound.
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 lactating mothers.
Yasthimadhu (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 voice.
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 to indigestion.
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, thrice daily.
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 disappears.
Constipation : 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 while bathing
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 remedy.
Ulcer pain
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 pain.
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 is gone.
Supplemented by Mr A R Ravi Varma
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