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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Aswagandha or Withinia somnifera leaves for reducing weight

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Aswagandha/winter cherry has innumerable medical properties and also called the Indian ginseng.
It has been observed that the leaves help reduce weight.Eat one clean leaf three times a day and drink warm water .Do this for 3 days.You will need 9 leaves altogether for one course.
Repeat this course after 15 days.There is a definite improvement seen in the reduction of weight.During this course avoiding junk food and practicing pranayama will ensure better results.
--Info from Babab Ramdev's Asram.

Touch me not plant-Therapeutic effects part-2

This plant also has the quality to tighten loose flesh.
The bulky loose fore arm can be made compact by applying the paste of its leaves regularly on the hanging flesh.
The paste of the leaves can also be used in treating rectal prolapse and very beginning stages of vaginal prolapse.
The paste also helps in treating hydrocele when applied on the affected area.
--info from Baba Ramdev's Ashram.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Medicinal properties of the Touch me not plant/Mimosa pudica-part 1

Mimosa pudica is also known as chuimui or lajwanti in hindi because of its unique property to droop or collapse when touched and opens up a few minutes later.

This plant has many medicinal properties and its anti-cough property is one of them.
When a small piece of root is tied to a chain around the neck-the cough reduces remarkably.This is especially useful for children.
Adults can wash the root well and suck on it for relief from cough and throat troubles.
The paste of the leaves can be applied over the swollen tonsils area and goitre area for immense relief.
When the root is boiled with water and the concoction is taken with tulasi juice and honey it is very soothing for the throat.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

mango juice mix for weakness

When 150 gm (apprx) of mango juice is mixed with 1 spoon of honey and ginger juice the weakness experienced by old people is greatly reduced.

-As told byPujya Asaramji Bapu.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A home remedy for sciatica pain

Mix 100ml water with 100 ml milk.Boil this with 10 garlic pods till it reduces to half the volume.Eat the cooked garlic pods and drink the milk.This reduces sciatica like symptoms and the pain.
--As told by Pujya Asaramji Bapu.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bottle gourd juice for reducing burning sensation of hands and feet

When the juice of bottle gourd(calabash /anapakaya in telugu/lauki in hindi/sorakkai in tamil )is applied on the palms and soles the burning sensation is greatly reduced.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Importance of keeping the head covered

Keeping the head covered can prevent many problems like premature greying of the hair,headaches,ear nose and throat ailments and many eye problems.It must be noted that in olden days ladies had their head covered with their saree /pallu and the men wore a cap or a turban.This practice kept many diseases away.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Betel leaves for curing heat boils

photo source: wikipedia:Pamri.
Smear a little ghee over the light green kind of Betel leaf.Heat it quickly and directly over fire for a few seconds .Place the leaf over the boil and tie a bandage over the lukewarm leaf.This must be done twice a day.The boil bursts /reduces in size within a day.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Girikarnika/Aparajitha to strengthen the nerves

photo source:wikimedia commons,J.M.Garg
Aparajitha plant has many medicinal properties but it is known for its property to strengthen the nerves.The entire plant is dried and powdered to make the medicine.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Palash tree leaves as a healthy disposable plates

photo source:wikimedia commons,Author J.M.Garg

Butea frondosa also known a palash in hindi is known for its medicinal properties.The leaves are pieced together to make disposable plates and bowls.It is mentioned in ayurveda that it is very beneficial for people who eat in these plates.It helps in reducing vaata and kapha doshas and also prevents constipation.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Medical properties of Albizia lebbek or Siris tree

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Siris tree or lebbek tree has many curative properties if taken in limited amounts.
It is used for treating snake bites,scorpion bites and stings.The leaves are made into a paste with water and applied on the wound.
It is also used for eye related ailments.
When the kashayam (concentrated tea) of the bark of this tree is taken internally it is known to cure Ascites.
The powder of the dry leaves is mixed with pure cows ghee/sesame seed oil and applied on the psoriasis and eczema patches for a significant improvement in the texture of the skin.

When 5-6 tender leaves are boiled in water and when this infusion is taken it is said to eliminate infection or pus cells in urine.
In general this tree is used for figting venom and infections.However it must be taken in small amounts.
--As told by Baba Ramdevji.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Few tips for minor burns

Wash the area with clean water mixed with turmeric powder.
Apply coconut oil mixed with turmeric powder.
Grind a small piece of potato and apply on the affected area .

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tamarind seeds cure for ringworm

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Ringworm or Dermatophytosis is a fungal infection of the skin.

Grind tamarind seeds with lemon juice and apply over the infected patch. The infection slowly disappears.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A simple tip for burning sensation while passing urine

Heat a glass of milk and cool it -add a spoon of rock candy sugar/mishri and a little ghee.Drink this once a day.The burning sensation in the urine will remarkably reduce.Do not try this if you have fever.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gooseberry jam for acidity

Eating a spoon of gooseberry jam/aawla murabba helps in reducing acidity problem.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Paadhapaschimotthasana for appendicitis

Regular and proper practice of paadhapaschimotthasana helps in curing appendicitis and also reducing the symptoms.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Conflicting foods

It is always better not to drink fruit juices just before eating spicy curries and rice.Fruit juices must be consumed only after /before 2 hr gap.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rules while eating food

It is mentioned in Indian puranas that we must never eat our food while facing south.We must also remove our footwear before consuming food.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Neem leaves for curing prickly heat

Mix the juice of a few neem leaves and mix it with mishri and 1 Indian gooseberry juice and drink this 3-4 days.This will reduce prickly heat.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

therapeutic effects of Gambhari/white teak/Gmenila arborea

photo source:wikimedia commons Author:J.M.Garg
*The fruits are gambhari tree are useful for treating excessive thirst.
*They also serve as a tonic for strength and energy.
*The fruit is dried and powdered and mixed with mishri to treat white discharge in women.
*It is also used in treating intestinal disorders and colitis.
*The leaves are made into a paste and applied on the forehead to treat migraine and other head aches.
*The leaves are boiled in water and this tea is capable of curing many kinds of vaatha, pitta and kapha diseases.

--As told by Baba Ramdevji.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trifala for burn marks

Make a thick paste of trifala with honey.Apply this over the burn marks.The marks slowly disappear with regular application.
--As told by Asaram ji Bapu

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Turmeric powder for holistic healing

Add 2 pinches of turmeric powder in a glass of very warm water and drink that in the night.This generally keeps the body free from many diseases.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Figs and milk for health

Eat 3 figs and then drink milk to become chubby and healthy.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Peepul tree leaves for Excess discharge during menstruation

Photo source:Wikimedia commons,Author: Eric Guinther

Eat 5 small tender leaves of the sacred fig tree or peepul tree 3 times a day.The problem is cured.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rice chaff toothpowder

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Burn rice chaff to a creamish ash.Add 5 gms of edible camphor powder to 100 gm of this ash.Use this powder occasionally to clean teeth.This hardens teeth and even whitens them.
-As told by panditha Elchuri.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Castor oil massage in summers

Massaging the body with good quality edible castor oil before a bath is highly beneficial for the body.This keeps the skin away from skin diseases.This must be done atleast once a week.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Custard apple leaves in reducing tooth pain

Wash 2 leaves of Custard apple/seethaphalam and extract the juice.soak cotton with this juice and place it over the aching tooth.The tooth pain is relieved in a few minutes.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Datun or twig tooth brushes

Ayurveda recommends brushing of teeth with fresh twigs of some trees with medicinal value.The twigs are disposable,totally biodegradable and take care of the oral hygiene.The twigs are softened at one end and frayed.The twigs of the Neem tree, The sacred fig or Peepul tree, Banyan tree, the Indian plum or ber fruit tree, the Java plum or jamun tree, Gum arabic tree and the Mango tree are very commonly used which have many beneficial properties.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turmeric and sesame face pack

Grind raw turmeric and sesame seeds with water and make a thick paste.Apply this on face and wash off after a few hours for a clearer face.

Henna hair oil

Photo source:wikipedia,Author:J.M.Garg
Wash the flowers and leaves of Henna well and coarse grind them.Add this to coconut oil and simmer this oil on low heat in a thick bottomed pan.Simmer it till all the moisture escapes and only the oil is left behind.Cool ,filter and store in a glass bottle.This oil is excellent for hair growth .
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.
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