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

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.

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