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

Monday, February 28, 2011

Radish juice for kidney problems

When a small cup of radish juice is taken with mishri( candy sugar)  many of the kidney problems get resolved.
It prevents formation of kidney stones and  makes them smaller.


This link  gives another similar cure.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bittergourd juice for Diabetes (Mimordica charantia)

image in the public domain from wikimedia: Bittergourd ,mimordica charantia

When 10 gm of bitter gourd * juice is taken daily the sugar levels in the urine normalises in 21 days.
This should also be accompanied by other dietary modifications and a healthy lifestyle and a good exercise regimen.
Eating wheat flour roti with a little butter helps during these days.

* Karela in Hindi
Kakarakaya in Telugu
Pavakkai in Tamil

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coccinia indica help in Diabetes

image in the public domain-Coccinia

This is a very common vegetable.The different  names  are Ivy gourd, Gentleman's toes ,tondli ,Tindora ,Dondakaya in Telugu ,Kovakkaya in Tamil and Bimbi in Sanskrit.

 The leaves have the capacity to fight Diabetes.20 gm of the leaves juice is taken before food.When this is done for 80 days the blood sugar levels are normalised.

For another cure with the leaves refer:


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bramhi plant for increasing the memory power


  1.   Bramhi plant  churna   100 gm: The entire plant is washed well and dried and powdered.The churna is available in most ayurvedic stores.
  2. Almond powder  50 gm :Almonds are soaked overnight with skin and the skin is removed in the morning and the almonds are dried again and powdered.
  3. Pepper powder :  15 gm : peppercorns are powdered after roasting them .
The three ingredients are mixed in the ratio mentioned and mixed with a little water and made into a thick paste and rolled into small green pea sized tablets.These golis are dried in the sun.
1 tablet once or twice a day with Cow's milk.

This is a very good help for increasing memory power.fainting spells.It is also known to  help people suffering from anxiety,madness and epilepsy.

See previous posts for more information on Bramhi.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bramhi plant help in skin problems

           Most of the skin problems vanish after using the bramhi churnam .
The powder of the entire plant is stored in a clean dry glass jar.This is available in most Ayurvedic stores.
Children are given 3 pinches with half a spoon of honey two times a day an hour before food.When this is done regularly itching of the    skin,    ruptures,   rashes,swellings are healed.The dosage for adults is quarter teaspoon with 1 spoon of honey twice a day.
More info. in older posts...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bramhi plant leaf juice for frequent cough and cold in children

Children often fall sick in winter season and  may suffer from an upset stomach because of this.3 g of fresh Bramhi juice given once  or twice a day will relieve this problem.
   For this Bramhi plants must be grown at home.This is relatively a low maintenance plant which has immense benefits and worth the little effort.Before plucking the leaves a short thanks is said to the plant.

     See previous post for more information and image.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Indian penny wort or the Saraswati plant-an introduction

Centella asiatica :picture in the public domain

English name :American coinwort
Hindi :Bramhi manduki
Tamil : Vallarai
Malayalam :kodangal
Telugu : Saraswathi

It is known as Bramhi in Sanskrit.This is truly a miracle herb with incredible medicinal properties.It is used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.This plant is also used as a potherb in N.E parts of India.
  The leaves are pinkish to red in colour.It is found mostly in wetlands.

See newer posts for medicinal properties..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For pigmentation marks on the skin

Massage curd in the winters and milk in the summers on the face .
Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off before sleeping  .
This will protect the skin and also lightens the marks.
However this is not a miracle cure.It must be done regularly for good results.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Arjuna tree - Medicinal properties

The bark is said to be a great and unique medicine for all heart problems.
5 gm of the bark is boiled in 1 glass of water till it is reduced to half the quantity.This infusion helps in

  • reducing angina pain
  • normalises high B.P
  • Reduces anxiety disorder
  • good for people with bone disorders and cartilage problems
  • reduces amoebiasis
  • good for general health of the heart because it strengthens it.
Though Arjun has all the properties required for  reducing heart ailments it is only used after consulting an   Ayurvedic doctor .This is used only as a supplementary medicine along with Allopathic medicines and diagnostics.
  (image and more info in the previous post)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Terminalia arjuna tree - A boon for the Heart Patients in Ayurveda

Terminalia arjuna image source:biolib.cz .picture in the public domain

English name: Kumbuk tree
Hindi name:  Kaugach
Sanskrit name:  Gandivi , Arjuna
Tamil name: Marutu
Telugu name: Yerramaddi
Malayalam :Neer marutu

Popularly known as the Arjuna tree.

This tree is a giant growing up to 25 meters in height and  has a huge trunk . All the parts of the  Arjuna tree have many curative properties which are used in many different kinds of medicine systems like  Unani and Siddha.
The bark is especially used for different kinds of heart problems.This tree has also a good religious significance in India and the yellow flowers are used in worship.

the newer posts will have more info.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pomegranate leaves in preventing excess sweating problem

picture source: publicdomainpictures.net

Excessive perspiration is a very common complaint resulting in unpleasant circumstances.Mixing a spoon of the Pomegranate leaves juice  in the bath water will reduce this problem and reduces the body odour due to sweating.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A simple way to reduce acidity

Mix 50 gm of onion pieces with curd made from Cow's milk.Eating this regularly will reduce acidity symptoms.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Migraine and Sinusitis cure with 8 drops of Eclipta alba juice

English name:False Daisy
Tamil name  : Karisalankanni
Telugu name:  Guntagalagara
Hindi name: Bringaraj

This plant is very common in most parts of India.The plant leaves must be collected from a clean land.The leaves and tender stems are washed well.The juice is extracted and 4 drops of this juice is used as nose drops for each nostril.Even the most stubborn Migraine headaches and Sinusitis symptoms and common headaches are cured.

Click on the following link for more info and image

Monday, February 7, 2011

A cure for bleeding piles

Mix a little butter in powdered black sesame seeds.Eating this mixture regularly will cure bleeding piles*.

Piles --Bawaseer in Hindi

Black sesame seeds--Kala til in Hindi , Nalla  nuvvulu in Telugu.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A peculiar use of the Prickly Pear.

Prickly Pear  - image in the public domain

This cactus too is used in Ayurveda though not very often and it has many curative properties.

Hindi name :Nagphani
Latin name: Opuntia
Tamil  :  Pattanattukalli
Telugu : Nagajamedu

A mature thorn was used for the Ear piercing * in the golden olden days .This ensured that the area remained germ free for a while.The pierced hole was then blocked with a small neem stick to prevent further infection.

* Karna veda samskara
This is a ritual which is performed for both boys and girls among Hindus.This is said to prevent a person from many diseases especially  Hernia and Hydrocele in boys.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Varun tree leaves - As a blood purifier

Some people in remote areas in India cook the leaves of this tree and eat it with their regular food for 2 days when the spring season just begins.
This prevents any blood related problems in that person  for a year because Varun tree is known to have blood purifying properties.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Varun flowers tea help for kidney problems and Diabetes

The pretty flowers are washed well and boiled in a cup of water.The filtered infusion is aromatic and it has many curative properties some of which are listed below.
  • It helps in removing kidney stones by breaking them into small pieces.
  • It purifies the blood
  • It is helpful in normalising the blood sugar levels
  • It makes the skin healthier
  • Most of the urinary problems are solved.
  • It strengthens the kidneys.                       (the previous posts have more info.)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Varun tree help for all types of skin rash and itching

(the previous posts have more info.)
The leaves of the tree are washed well and boiled in a cup of water.This decoction is filtered and cooled.Drinking this tea will relieve a person from most types of skin rashes and  itching and burning of the skin.
 The leaves used may be fresh or dried.3 gms of the leaves is the ideal amount used.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The bark of Varun tree for Urinary problems

Urgency in micturition and excess urination problem are very bothersome diseases to say the least.
The bark of Varun tree is cut up into pieces and a strong tea is made from it.Drinking this tea will solve most urinary troubles .It reduces the urinary tract infection symptoms and  solves the frequent urination problem.
The creatinine levels are normalised when the tea is taken regularly 2 times a day.
This decoction is also known to control the blood sugar levels in the blood.

(See the previous post for the image and more information)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crataeva nurvala-Varun tree an introduction

English name: Three leaved caper
Sanskrit name:Varun
Hindi :  Barun
Tamil name : Marvilingam, Maralingam
Telugu: Mangalam , Voolemera

The bark is generally used in ayurvedic medicine.It is quite a common tree in most states of India.It has excellent curative properties for kidney problems , kidney stones ,frequent urination and urgency in urination.It works well for normalising sugar levels in the blood..The leaves tea is used to treat Diabetes,urinary problems and throat disorders.The newer posts will have more information.

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