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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple nose drops for nose bleeding

Nose bleeding is controlled when 2 drops of onion juice is given as nasal drops.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

For excess hair fall and dandruff -a 2 in 1 remedy


  • Curd
  • Lemon juice
  • onion juice
  • flared up Borax powder(called Suhaga powder in Hindi)
Massage this mixture well-leave on for 1 hr and wash off hair .This is extremely good for hair fall and other skin problems on the scalp and dandruff.

--This tip is as told by Acharya Balakrishnaji of Baba Ramdev's ashram.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

White onion help for excess urination problem

10 gm of white onion juice is mixed with honey and water and taken in the mornings on an empty stomach.This decreases the excess urination problem to a great extent.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A simple cure for Bronchitis and Asthmatic symptoms

Heat 5 gm of onion juice.add 1 gm of dried ginger powder / sont  and 1 spoon of honey to it.Eating this mixture twice a day will relieve a person of all the symptoms related to cough,colds,asthma ,bronchitis and other breathing disorders.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A simple tip for rheumatic arthritis pain (Jodon ka dard)

Mix 1 spoon of dried ginger powder (Sont/Chukku)  with 10 parts of sesame seed powder.Store.Eating 5 gms of this twice a day will reduce the pain considerably.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A good cure for psoriasis and other skin problems

Uproot the Argemone plant(see previous posts for more info)wash well and extract the juice. 500gm of this juice is mixed with 1Kg of sesame seed oil/  til oil  and heated on a low flame till all the water evaporates and only the oil remains.This  is cooled and filtered and stored in a glass jar.Application of this oil gives immense relief from psoriasis,eczema and other skin ailments.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Argemone mexicana-An introduction

Argemone mexicana-image in the public domain

This is a very spiny and prickly herb found almost in all parts of India in wastelands.The seeds of this plant look like mustard seeds.The flowers are yellow and the veins are white.It is poisonous to cattle and so the animals avoid grazing the leaves.

English:Mexican prickly poppy
Hindi : Satyanashi
Tamil: Kudiyotti
Sanskrit : Swarna kshiri (because of the yellow sap secretion-swarna-gold kshiri-sap)
Telugu: Bramhadandi.

This plant has many medicinal properties .It is used for treating eye disorders,skin ailments and also used for men's health problems.
The newer posts will have more details.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Acalypha indica-Khokli or Kuppi -For pain due to teeth decay-Part 3

After a small prayer pluck a few leaves of the plant .Wash them well .Crush them into a small ball with the index finger and thumb and place on the tooth which is hurting.The pain subsides.

See previous posts for more info.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Acalypha indica-Khokli or Kuppi -For Paralysis-Part 2

After a small sincere prayer  the plants are pulled out-The roots are washed well and dried and powdered.
5 gm of this powder should be taken with 2 spoons of honey twice a day.
The affected area is massaged  gently with mustard oil.
This will definitely improve the condition of the person suffering from paralysis.

(see previous posts for more info)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Acalypha indica-Khokli or Kuppi -For skin diseases-Part 1

The entire plant is pulled out and washed well.It must be crushed and the juice is extracted.200 gms of this juice is mixed with an equal amount of sour curd and 30 gm of Camphor*.
 This mixture is transferred into a mud pot.Place the lid and tie the  mouth of the pot with a cloth and string and leave it for 2 days without shaking it.
Open it up after 2 days and stir the mixture well.This is an excellent skin cream for almost all types of skin diseases.
Rub it on areas which are most affected.It may burn for a few seconds but it is very effective and works well even for stubborn diseases like eczema and scabies.
Rubbing it all over on a large affected area may not be a good idea as it may cause a burning sensation.It may be washed off with warm water after it looks dried.
When this is done for 3-4 times--most of the skin conditions and itching and rashes improve.

_This tip is as mentioned by Panditha Elchuri.

* Camphor-Kapoor,Karpooram.

See previous post for introduction.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Acalypha indica-Khokli or Kuppi -an introduction

Tamil name:Kuppaimeni
Telugu name:Moorkonda,murkonda,kuppi chettu
Sanskrit  name: Haritha manjari
English name:Indian Acalypha,Indian nettle
Hindi  :Khokli or Kuppi

This plant has many medicinal properties and is used in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.It is used as a potherb-a green vegetable in some parts of Africa.It is a very common plant in India.
The juice of the leaves is excellent for  all types of skin diseases.It is also used to cure constipation,eliminate worms ,in jaundice, in respiratory disorders and even in paralytic patients.
 The newer posts will have more information.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A tip for burning soles

A paste of Henna leaves is made and applied on the soles of the feet.The burning sensation is greatly reduced.It dyes the skin to an orange red but it is effective.
For more info and image:

Latin name: Lawsonia inermis
Telugu:Ganneru chettu

For another tip for burning sensation in palms and soles refer

Monday, January 17, 2011

For babies to sleep well-2

If a baby gets up in the night and cries loudly and unable to sleep again,then placing a piece of Alum under the pillow of the baby helps.

(Care must be taken to see that the child does not eat it or the piece is not sharp.)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A simple tip for children's health

Soak 1-2 badams/almonds overnight.Remove the skin-make a paste and add a few drops of honey and let the child eat this mixture.It is very beneficial for the overall health of the child.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coconut water-a few benefits

Coconut water-The liquid found in tender coconuts is very useful for many diseases.
It is basically a very good rehydrating solution.It helps in excessive thirst and comforts people with UTI  and loose motions.

Wish you all a very Happy Makar Sankranthi.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Maize flour roti

Corn grain* made into flour is  rich in protein and is very beneficial for health.It can be added to the regular wheat flour to make rotis.This strengthens the heart and kidneys.
It is especially recommended for young and  weak children.
However people with diabetes must consume this in less quantity.

*mokkajonna pindi in Telugu
Makka cholam in Tamil
Makai ka ata in Hindi.
Zea mays-Latin name

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1 year of blogging....

It is 1 year since I've started my blog.I thank all my readers and my followers for their invaluable support....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A good remedy for skin problems

Boil Neem leaves in water and mix turmeric powder  in it.Using this as bath water relieves most of the skin problems like rashes,itching,spots etc.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A good remedy for corns and calluses

Mix 10 drops milky white fluid of Calotropis plant and a quarter teaspoon of Castor oil.Apply this on the corn and wash it off in the morning.The corns and calluses soften never to come back again.

Calotropis also called the Crown flower in English,Aak or Mudar in Hindi and jilledu mokka in Telugu and Erukku in Tamil.

image in public domain.-Calotropis procera

Monday, January 10, 2011

A powder mix for Syphilis

This disease is caused by Treponema pallidum.The bacteria is helix shaped.Syphilis has many stages and many people suffer from it.
This particular mix recipe is suggested by Panditha Elchuri .He said that this cure is taken from the Great Bhavamisra treatise.
80 gm of Neem leaf powder.

5 gm of Indian  Gooseberry-Aamla -Powder

10 gm of Haritaki powder(Cherubic myrobylan)

This mix is stored in a clean jar.
A pinch of this powder is taken with 3 fingers(thumb- index finger and middle finger) and this is taken along with water twice a day an hour before food.

Syphilis is also known as korukudu vyadhi in Telugu and Upadhamsa in Sanskrit.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Roti recipe for constipation

Mix one spoon of castor oil in approx. 100 gms of whole wheat flour and add a little water to make a  stiff dough.Roll it  out to make a roti. Roast both sides of this flat bread with cow's ghee.Drizzle little sugar on it when warm.
Eating this for dinner will clean the intestines and the solve problem of constipation.

(The castor oil used should be of edible quality.)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Homemade anti-wrinkle formula

Mix 2 spoons glycerin with half a spoon of rosewater and a few drops of lemon juice.
Apply this on the face and leave for a few hours or overnight .Wash off with water.

(refer to this link for another tip on wrinkles)


Friday, January 7, 2011

A healthier replacement for chilli powder in cooking

It is always better to use pepper * powder  instead of chilli powder in curries.It is a lot healthier.

* kala mirch in Hindi
Miriyalu in Telugu
Milagu in Tamil.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Coriander leaves paste for insomnia

10 gm of coriander leaves are cleaned well and made into a paste.When this is eaten before bedtime the person will be able to sleep well.This also helps in digestion.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tamarind seed cure for regenerating the Synovial fluid

image of synovial fluid-public domain
The synovial fluid is a viscous fluid found between joints.This plays a very important role  in reducing friction and pain while walking .It is a lubricant and helps in protecting the area around the joints .
 This particular cure of setting right the synovial fluid is recommended by Panditha Elchuri.

  1. Roast Tamarind seeds.
  2. Soak them for 2 days in clean water.Change the water twice a day.
  3. Remove the brown skin.
  4. Cut the whitish seed into small pieces and dry  them in the sun.
  5. Dry roast them again.
  6. Powder the pieces.
  7. Mix equal quantity of candy sugar/mishri to it.
  8. Store this powder  in a clean dry jar.
Half a spoon of this powder with water should be taken twice or thrice a day.
 This increases the lubrication in the joints, decreases joint pains,shoulder pains,knee pain,sometimes back pain and also reduces the other general pains in the body related to nerves and bones.can be done for a month.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The spiritual significance of keeping pets

                There was a  search term    " Asaramji on keeping pets"    in my blog stats a few days earlier. I really don't have any information about what Asaramji Bapu   said but this reminded me of a paper I read which was  published by the Theosophical society.
         The gist was something like this:
'After the death of any animal its soul merges into a "Group soul". A human soul however is more complex and is highly individualistic. (There are many variations to this concept and some believe that the group soul of the animal is not so rudimentary and also that a human soul  goes into some kind of a complex matrix which resembles a group soul).
  So when a man has a pet  say a dog for instance and  he cares and loves it and treats it like a friend,the dog becomes highly ' individualised ' and it would not like to merge into the group soul  where it  truly belongs  after its death.This may hinder its natural evolution .This close association with a human makes it want to be independent  .So it is always recommended that the person must treat animals with the love and respect they deserve but  he should not be responsible for hampering its evolutionary progress.'

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pearl millet or Bajra flour roti

Bajra crop-image in the public domain.

It is very beneficial to eat rotis made from the Bajra* flour and sesame seeds.They become  more enriched with calcium and iron when eaten in combination with old jaggery and ghee.

* kambu in Tamil and Sajjalu in Telugu.Bajra in most Indian languages.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Vishnukantha Plant root for a safe delivery

The root of the Aparajitha plant is broken into small pieces.  They should be knotted up with a red thread to make a chain.

  • When this mala is worn around the neck it prevents fevers .
  • It also reduces the symptoms of Jaundice.
  • When a pregnant lady wears it around her waist it ensures a safe and normal delivery .This must be worn by the lady a few days before the predicted date.This can prevent even  a C-section .(see previous posts for more uses of this plant)
This plant is called Dintena in Telugu.
Latin name:Clitorea ternata

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wish you all a very Happy New year.

Justicia adathoda for Tuberculosis

Malabar nut-picture author:Shine B.Under GNU free documentation license. from wikipedia.

Tuberculosis can be a fatal disease which is caused by Mycobacterium.It is feared because of its infectious nature.It mostly attacks the lungs but it can attack other parts of the body like the heart,brain,kidney,intestines and bones.The person affected might have to be very careful and take the medication regularly and follow other dietary rules and generally boost his own immunity and fight the disease till it is out of his system.
                   The plant in focus today is the Malabar nut which has very beneficial properties for all kinds of cough including the persistent cough caused by T.B.
Sanskrit name: kaph hari,simhi ,
Tamil : Adathodai
Telugu : Addasaram
Latin : Adathoda vasica
Malayalam: aadalodakam
Hindi : Adusa,Arusa.

20-40 ml of the adathoda leaves juice is taken along with 10 gms honey thrice a day .The cough and the other symptoms definitely reduce.

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