A collection of safe and effective home remedies and herbal cures from Ayurveda .

Sunday, February 28, 2010

To regulate the menstrual cycle in young women

Crush 1 spoon of fennel seeds /somph and boil in 1 glass water till the volume is reduced.Filter and add 1 table spoon of old jaggery.Drink this tea on an empty stomach.Dont eat or drink anything for an hour.This regularises the menstrual cycle .This is to be done twice a day for good results.
---As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tulsi tea for fever

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Crush 10 Tulsi leaves,10 peppercorns,and a 2 gm ginger piece.Boil them in 2 glasses of water till the volume reduces to half.Filter and add rock candy sugar/mishri.Drink when slightly hot.Drink this tea 2-3 times a day depending on the intensity of the fever.
---As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tender neem leaves for white marks

Grind tender neem leaves with buttermilk/diluted curd .Apply this paste on white marks/spots on the skin.The spots disappear slowly with time.
---As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

An aid for better digestion

Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh juice of mint leaves/Pudina in 1 glass of water and 1 spoon of honey.Drink it early in the morning.This relieves gas and aids in digestion.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For eliminating gas problems

Chew 3 pinches of ajwain/thymol seeds/vaamu/omam with the same amount of black salt and drink warm water.Belching and gas problem is solved.
Photo Source:wikimedia Commons,author:Sanjay Acharya.

A routine for detoxifying the kidneys and preventing all types of urinary problems

Wash and peel a small white daikon radish/mullangi/mooli and grate it to squeeze out a small cup of juice.Add 1 spoon honey and drink this juice 2 hrs before dinner.When this is done regularly for 15 days you will be free from any kind of urinary problems for a year.
--as told by Panditha Elchuri.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A very simple tip for Constipation problem

Mix and beat 1 tablespoon of ghee in 1 glass of hot water.Wait till the water becomes lukewarm and drink it.This works well for emptying the bowels the next day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

To reduce the pain during periods for women

Heat a teaspoon of ghee and drop 10 peppercorns into it.Remove from fire and add 1 tablespoon of jaggery.Periods pain/menstrual cramp pain disappears when this mixture is eaten.
-As told by Elchuri.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A good cure for dandruff

Wash a handful of Neem leaves and let them and boil with 1 glass of water.Let the water reduce in volume.Cool and filter .Massage the scalp and hair with this concentrate and wait for half an hour before shampooing.
This is a sure way of eliminating dandruff.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Magical cures with a few drops of sesame seed oil

Coat the inner lining of both the nostrils with a few drops of sesame seed oil and inhale deeply.Coat the inner portion of the ears too.Be careful not to 'pop' the ear.
This simple daily routine done in the morning prevents most of the nasal problems and ear related problems.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The healing properties of aloe vera gel.

Preparation of Aloe vera gel:
Choose a fresh ,healthy ,bright and mature looking green leaf.Cut the leaf at an angle from the plant and wash it with warm water.Take a sharp knife and slice off the spiny thorns on both the sides.Now slice the thick green portion of the leaf .This exposes the colorless and clear gel inside the leaf.Take a spoon and scrape out only the gel taking care that the green portion of the leaf is left behind.This colorless pulp is tasteless and clear.
When 2 spoons of the pulp is taken internally on an empty stomach it reduces gynec problems,cures constipation,flatulence,burning sensation while urinating and nausea .This also cures Hepatitis B and it also increases the platelet count.
----As told by Baba Ramdev.
Pregnant women and people suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome should not consume aloe vera juice.The yellow sap from the leaf is known to have very harsh laxative properties so care should be taken to exclude that from the juice while preparing it. 0.3% of people are allergic to aloe .Incase of any symptoms discontinue the use.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'Dried ginger' water cure for some stomach and breathing related problems.

Dried ginger is called Sount in hindi,Sonti in telugu and sukku in tamil.
A medium piece of the dried root is crushed slightly and boiled along with 1 litre of water.Let the water reduce to half its original volume.Cool and filter twice with a thick cloth.Take care that the sediment does not enter the water.This is 'sont water'.Drink this water thru' the day.
This is very useful for many ailments.It is useful for people suffering from lack of hunger,excessive urination,indigestion,sticky motions,worms,loosemotions,Diabetes,Low B.P,breathing problems,cough,cold,T.B,feeling cold etc.

A cure for people who have lost their sense of smell

Grate a small piece of onion and collect the juice. Put 3-4 drops of juice in each nostril. This relieves one from Anosmia (- a condition where patients cannot 'smell' )due to phlegm, grogginesss and headaches.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A very simple cure for diabetes

This cure is unique and simple as told by Pujya Asaramji Bapu.
Take half a kg of bitter gourd.It is called Karela in hindi,kakarakaya in Telugu and pavakkai in Tamil.The vegetable need not be fresh . Wash and cut the gourds and place them on a big flat plate .Now stamp crush and roll the pieces for 45 mins with your feet.The crushed pieces release the juice which enters the body .When this is done for 7 days the blood sugar levels drop.
This is a very effective and sure method for curing diabetes though a little patience is required.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

An easy recipe to get a good voice

Light roast Sont /Sonti /dried ginger .Take 2gm of sont powder, mix it with 5 gm rock candy sugar/mishri and honey.when this is taken internally on a regular basis the voice improves remarkably.

Bel cure for Body odour

Photo Source:Wikipedia,Author:J.M.Garg
Bael or Bilva is a very sacred tree for Hindus with great spiritual significance.(Aegle marmelos).It is the most favoured tree for Lord Shiva.
The treatment for even the most stubborn body odour goes like this:
Pluck the leaves after a small thanks giving prayer.Wash the leaves well.Do not break any twigs for this purpose.Grind the leaves to get the juice. Apply all over the body and take bath after 1 hr.Take 2 spoons of juice internally for more benefits.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Effortless cure for skin problems and purification of blood

This remedy is as recommended by Panditha Elchuri.
Heat 100 gm pure cow's ghee with 100 peppercorns.Let the black peppercorns swell in size. Remove the ghee from fire and cool and filter and store.
Now use the ghee in your regular food.
This purifies the blood,prevents skin diseases,enhances the glow of the skin and generally has a curative effect .

Friday, February 12, 2010

Simple Anti-Lice treatment

Apply and massage neem oil to the scalp before sleeping.Wrap the hair and head with a thin cloth.Wash off the oil from the hair the next day morning.
This is a very good treatment for lice because neem oil is an effective insecticide besides having other beneficial medicinal properties.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A good herbal remedy for Stomatitis/Inflammation of the mouth

Wash 5 leaves of Jasmine plant and 5 leaves of Guava .Chew them well and slowly for some time.Do not swallow.Then spit the mixture out.This heals the mouth and reduces the inflammation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A simple cure for bleeding piles

Eat 1 piece of banana with a small piece of edible camphor in it early in the morning on an empty stomach.This generally stops the bleeding in 1 dose.Incase the bleeding still persists repeat the dose 2 more times.Do not repeat it more than three times.
-As told by Pujya Ramdev Baba in a satsang.

Coriander seeds water or Dhaniya water

Method of preparation:
Boil   1 litre water with 1 and half spoons of coriander seeds till it reduces to 750 ml .Cool and filter.This water is coriander seeds water.This is cooling to the body .Drink this through the day.
Diseases cured :
* Used to treat dry cough due to excess heat in the body.
*Very useful for people suffering from yellow coloured loose stools.
*Used to cure excessive thirst.
*It reduces nose bleeding.
*Very useful in controlling bleeding piles.
*When mixed with rock candy sugar/ mishri -It detoxifies the body which has been succumed to any addictive substances .
Also see Jeera water cure

Monday, February 8, 2010

A good cure for grinding of teeth in children / Bruxism

Bruxism is most commonly caused by worms in children.
Take 3 tablespoons of mustard seeds and dry roast them.Grind the seeds into a very fine powder and then sieve the powder to remove the bigger particles.Store in a jar.
Mix 1/2 gram of this powder in 1/2 a (small) cup of fresh curd .Feed this mixture to the child in the mornings.Do this for 3 days. The child stops grinding the teeth in the nights because the worms are expelled out of the system.
As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A good cure for head spinning

1.Grate fresh ginger and squeeze the juice out of the pulp.Take 20 ml of this juice and mix it with 5 - 10 ml of tulsi leaves juice and add honey to this mixture.when this is taken orally it reduces the spinning sensation of the head.
2. Take equal quantities of fennel powder(somph powder) and rock candy sugar (mishri) powder.Mix and store.Take 2-5 gm of this powder thrice a day .This helps the person with this problem.

Friday, February 5, 2010

For Insomnia

Mix Aniseed (somph) powder+ rock candy sugar (mishri) powder in equal quantities and store in a jar.Take 1 spoon of this powder with cold milk before sleeping.This cures insomnia.
-As told by Pujya Gurudev Asaramjibapu in Arogyanidhi book.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jeera Water

Jeera water

Method of preparation:
Boil 1 litre of clean potable water with 1 to 1 and half spoons of jeera/Cumin .Let the water boil till it reduces to 750 ml.Cool and filter.This is jeera water.
Diseases cured by drinking jeera water:

  •  cures most of the indigestion problems.
  •  It is cooling for the body because it removes most of the vata and pittha doshas.
  •  This is very useful for all gynec problems like white discharge,irregular periods and the swelling of the uterus.
  •  for curing redness of eyes.
  • for the burning sensation of the palms and soles.
-As told by Pujya Asaramji Bapu.
You may also find " Dhaniya Water cure" useful


For Night Blindness

Take 2 gm of rockcandy sugar with 2 gm of Jeera/Cumin seeds and cow's ghee once a day.
This is a good remedy for Night blindness.
-as told by Pujya Asaramji bapu.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For improving Eyesight

1.When Jalaneti /nasal irrigation is practised regularly for about 6 months or more all kinds of problems related to ears, nose ,throat and eyes vanish.

2. Rub pure cows ghee on the palms and soles of children with eye problems..This greatly improves eyesight.

3.Powder 7 almonds ,7 gm of rock candy sugar and 5 gm Aniseed/somph .Mix the powder in milk and drink before sleeping in the night.This strengthens the eyes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For dark circles under the eyes

1. Massaging the under eye with mustard oil reduces the darkness.
2. Mix the powder of dry amla(goose berries) without the seed and powdered rock candy sugar (mishri in hindi) of equal quantity.Take 1 gm of this mixture twice a day with water.This is a good cure for dark circles under the eyes.
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