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

Saturday, July 31, 2010

ginger mix for morning sickness and various other ailments

Mix half spoon of ginger juice with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of fresh mint juice and 1 tablespoon of honey.This mix is a very good cure for indigestion,heavy bloated stomach,morning sickness and vomiting due to indigestion.
Ideally this mix is taken thrice a day for the symptoms to disappear.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jambul for bleeding piles

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It is said that eating a few Jambul * fruits in the morning with salt for 2 months will ensure a cure for bleeding piles.
* Jambul is also known as Java plum,Jamun,Malabar plum,Naredu in telugu,Jambhul,.Latin name : Syzigium cumini .

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A note on Beetroot juice

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Beetroot juice has a lot of medicinal properties which is excellent for people suffering from anemia.It tames high blood pressure and increases the stamina and also good for skin and complexion.But it is not tolerated well when taken in large quantities.It is best to drink it as a combination juice with either carrots,apples or cucumbers.More than an ounce of plain beetroot juice may do more harm than good.People with kidney problems and peptic ulcers can avoid beet juice.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bananas with a dash of pepper for cough

Make a small hole in the ripe fleshy skinned banana with the little finger and fill it with 1 gm of pepper powder and eat that portion.When this is done twice a day it immediately reduces the cough.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Banana flower in the diet

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Banana flower is usually used a s a vegetable.The waxy purple bracts and some tough parts of the yellowish flower are discarded and the tender flowers are used in cooking.

This vegetable is useful to reduce breathing related problems and gynec disorders.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A simple remedy for "dropping of the vagina"

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Dropping of the vaginal canal can occur due to various pelvic floor disorders or trauma.This can also lead to vaginal prolapse.
An Ayurveda remedy as recommended by Panditha Elchuri is given below:
Peel and cut raw Bananas into small pieces.Dry them and powder and sieve and store.
3-5 gm of this powder should be taken with water twice a day.This will firm up the vaginal canal.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A raisin tonic for fevers

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Wash 10-15 raisins and soak them for a few hours.Crush them well with the back of a spoon and boil them in the same water.Filter and drink.This serves as a tonic for people suffering from fevers and also increases the strength of a person.

Fear of miscarriage?

If a lady has a risk of miscarriage ,It is advisable for her to eat the curd which is set in a silver bowl.The chances of abortion are greatly reduced.
-As told by Pujya Sri Asaramji Bapu.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cowhage seeds in treating Asthma

Boil the seeds of Cowhage in milk.Remove the seeds and dry them well. Powder these seeds and store.
Mix 2 and half gm of this powder with a little cow's ghee and one spoon of honey and eat this half an hour before food.When this is done thrice a day for 40 days Asthma disappears.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An ayurvedic cure for dizziness

Dizziness has various causes but the one due to excess pitta in the body creates a kind of illusion that the sky and everything around the person is spinning.
This can be easily cured with the remedy given below.
Take 20 gm of cowhage root.Wash and grind it with water.Now boil this paste with 250 ml water till it reduces to half its volume.Filter and add 30 gm of pure Cow's ghee and drink this 2 times a day for 3 days.The problem disappears.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When the skin does not feel "touch"

When some areas of the skin become insensitive to touch the following this remedy may be followed.
Take the root of Cowhage ,wash and extract the juice.Mix equal quantity of mustard oil to it and heat it in a thick bottomed vessel on a low flame till oil remains.Store this oil.Massage the affected area with this oil twice a day.The skin slowly becomes normal and responds normally to touch.

-As told by Panditha Elchuri

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cowhage -An introduction

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Cowhage or Cowitch has many medicinal properties.The root and seeds are used.The Latin name is Mucuna pruriens. The bean is covered with hair so it is also called" Velvet bean" .It is called Atmagupta in Sanskrit, kiwach in Hindi, Poonaikkali in Tamil and pedda dhoolagondi in Telugu.
Its roots are used a s a nervine tonic and a blood purifier,also used in some gynec disorders .The hairs causes itching and this property also is made use of in Ayurveda.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

An Ayurvedic appetizer

Boil 10-20 leaves of crushed mint leaves in one glass of water and drink .This will improve the digestion ,increases the appetite and also reduces joint pain.

For Sciatica pain

Rubbing sesame seed oil on the soles of the feet help reduce sciatica like pain.Clap your feet with the oil on and doing pranayam before sleeping will reduce the pain .
-As told byPujya Asaramji bapu.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fevers due to indigestion

If a person is suffering from frequent fevers due to indigestion they can try eating 2-3 gm of ginger pieces with a few drops of lemon juice before lunch or dinner.This aids in the complete digestion of food thus preventing fevers.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Symptomatic relief for high blood pressure

Take 2 tablespoons of raw onion juice and mix it with 2 teaspoons of honey and drink.This will immediately give some relief during high B.P .This is not a cure but a temporary aid.

Colacasia leaves for strengh

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It is highly beneficial to include the leaves of Colacasia* in the regular diet.It is said to be a "virya vardhaka" .It improves the body -gives it a glow and also promotes intellect.

-As told by Asaram ji Bapu.

*Colacasia also known as Taro in English,Chamma dhumpa in telugu,Chepan kazhangu in Tamil,Arbi in hindi.patra,guhiya etc.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A tip to clear away the negative energy in the house

Remove all broken glass items,watches beyond repair, old unfit locks, rusted keys , old clothes which are never worn and things which are never used and gather dust from your home.That will clear away most of the negative energy in the house.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cow milk Vs Buffalo milk

Cow milk is considered to be better in Ayurveda .
Buffalo milk induces sleep and also decreases excessive appetite.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Neem aid in jaundice

Neem leaves juice -10 gm
mishri-5 gm
Mix all the three and make the patient suffering from jaundice* consume this mixture.This should be done thrice a day.This is a very good cure for jaundice.
-As told by Pujya Asaramji Bapu.
*Jaundice is known as piliya in Hindi, Kaamerelu in Telugu and Kaamalai in Tamil.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dry dates for drowsiness

When a person feels excessively sleepy or drowsy he is advised to eat a small piece of dry Date fruit with milk.
The person will have trouble sleeping if he takes more than 3 doses a day.So exercise caution with the dosage limit.
-As told by Pujya Asaram ji Bapu.

Guava curry for digestion

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Select 2 not so ripe fruits of Guava.Fry them and add rocksalt.This curry aids in digestion and also helps the liver.
Guava seeds are more beneficial to health when they are eaten whole without chewing.Swallow few seeds for cleaning the digestive system.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pros and cons of Shilajith

Shilajith is perhaps one of the most important Rasayanas mentioned in Ayurveda.
It is actually a resin obtained from the rocks of the Himalayan mountains.Plant matter gets trapped in rocks under high pressure and during summers this sap oozes out due to the heating effect of the sun.
It is heavy and brown in colour with a slimy touch.It has a bitter taste and is known to have at least 85 minerals in the ionic form.It also has many potent biochemical substances.It is soluble in water .However it should be purified before use.
It is also called Asphalt um or mineral pitch or girij.There is a similar substance called Mumijo from the Caucasus mountains of Eurasia but the Himalyan counterpart is said to be more powerful.
It is used in many medicines of Ayurveda especially the Chavanprash.
It is said to have a huge rejuvenating effect on the body.It has antimicrobial properties so it can effectively fight infections.It is used in many medicines to cure arthritis,diabetes,muscular pains,depression,to enhance learning skills,increases the immunity,to fight obesity,for urinary tract problems,for the proper functioning of kidneys ,for good sexual health and for many other diseases.
In spite of all the beneficial properties of Shilajith self medication is not recommended.Many medicines from unauthorised sources which are supplemented with shilajith may contain intolerant levels of heavy metals.

Eating fruit-Before or after meal?

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It is always better to eat fruit atleast half an hour before a meal than eat fruit after a heavy meal.Fruit can be eaten after a really light meal.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dates for hiccups

When a date fruit is kept in the cheek and sucked on- hiccups disappear.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A simple tip for a bloated stomach

At times people feel their stomachs are bloated and feel heavy after a big meal.At these times when one sucks on the seed of Date fruit,the bloated feeling disappears.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

For hoarseness of voice

Boil dates in milk for a few minutes .Cool and drink.This will make the voice better.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A cure for intestinal worms

De seed 3 date fruits and add the juice of 3 lemons to it.Grind well and eat small portions of this paste through the day.The worms and bad germs in the intestines disappear.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A date-mix for over bleeding in women.

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Menorrhagia or abnormally heavy bleeding during periods is very uncomfortable and dangerous for the lady.The recipe given below reduces heavy bleeding in women.
Ingredients needed:
Raisins -100gm
Dates- 100gm
Mishri -100 gm
Tailed pepper or java pepper*-100 gm
Grind all the above ingredients and store in a jar.
One spoon twice a day with water.
-As told by Panditha Elchuri.
*Tailed pepper is known as Chaluva miriyalu or thoka miriyalu in Telugu,Vallmilaku in Tamil,Cubeb in English and kabab chini in Hindi.

Peepal tree cure for combatting pollution effects

This tip is for people who suffer from respiratory /breathing problems and allergic reactions due to the pollution in the atmosphere.
Collect the bark of a Peepul tree* and clean it well and dry and powder and store.
Add a small spoon of this powder to a glass of water and boil well till it reduces to a cup.Drink a cup of this decoction twice a day.
This will make the body fit enough to fight the pollution and relieve the symptoms.
--As told by Acharya Balakrishnaji of Patanjali Yogpeeth of Baba Ramdevji.

* Peepul tree(Raavi chettu in telugu,Avasai in Tamil,
Latin name-Ficus religiosa)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Home made Nasal inhaler

Take a small piece of muslin cloth. Spread it on a clean surface and put 2 teaspoons of crushed Ajwain* and 6 pinches of Camphor in the center.Gather the edges and tie the cloth with a strong thread to make it look like a small tight bundle or potli .
Use it like a regular nasal inhaler.Replace it after a day.This relieves the symptoms of a stuffy nose.
The edible variety of camphor should be used.

*Ajwain (Carom seeds in English/omam in Tamil/vaamuin Telugu/ova in Marathi/jowan in Bengali/Ayamodakam in Malayalam)
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