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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A few tips to manage Diabetes - Part 2

Soak 2 spoons of fenugreek seeds * in water overnite.Drinking this water in the morning definitely brings down the blood sugar levels after 2 months.

* menthulu in Telugu
Methi in Hindi
Vendhayam in Tamil.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A few tips to manage Diabetes - Part 1

The problem of high blood sugar levels is  very common these days.These are a few tips provided by Panditha Elchuri to manage Diabetes.

Ingredients needed:

  • Gooseberries churna-Amla Powder or amla churna-Usurikaya in Telugu and Nellikai in Tamil.The fruit pieces are dried well the pieces are powdered --This churna is available in ayurvedic stores but making it at home is recommended .
  • Turmeric powder -Pasupu in Telugu -Manjal in Tamil,Haldi in Hindi
Both the ingredients should be pure.
Mix both the powders in equal quantities and store  in a dry glass jar.

Eat half a spoon of this with water twice a day.In the mornings it is taken on an empty stomach.The dosage may be increased to 1 spoon if the problem is severe.
This will definitely normalise blood sugar levels in a month.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ayurvedic Supari

Supari is the processed Areca nuts which come in different flavors commercially.
Sanskrit name:Poogi Phalam
Tamil  : Paakku
Telugu - Vakka
Hindi - Supari.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recognizes Areca nut to be a known human Carcinogen.However there is no scientific data that the raw nut causes cancer but this definitely damages the jaws over a period of time.

Thi Ayurvedic Supari recommended by Panditha Elchuri is said to promote digestion and throw away all the toxins from the body.

Ingredients needed :

  • Dried Gooseberry pieces  -- Amla pieces dried without the hard kernels  -- 100 gm
  • Somph  -- fennel seeds  -   25 gm
  • Roasted Jeera --cumin seeds  -25 gm
  • Ajwain  --thymol seeds,Carom seeds - Vaamu in Telugu-Omam in Tamil - 10 gm

Mix all the above with  a little ginger juice and lemon juice.Sprinkle a little rock salt.Dry in the sun.

Store in a clean dry glass jar.Chewing on this supari after meals will improve digestion,limit the usage of the regular supari and also flushes the toxins from the body.

(This can also be used as a Mukwas. Mukhwaas is a digestive aid and also freshens the breath eaten especially after a heavy meal.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Some tips to gain weight

  • 1 gm of Aswagandha churna is taken with warm milk to gain healthy weight.
  • Eating 2 spoons of ghee before and after dinner helps one to gain weight easily.
It is recommended that the person who wants to gain weight should avoid junk food and other fried food with very high calorific value .This may not give the desired results.

The two tips mentioned above are from the book  " Arogyanidhi"  a compilation of health tips as told by Pujya Sri Asaramji Bapu.

For more info on aswagandha and image click on this link 

The churna is available in most ayurvedic stores.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A simple tip for preventing Malaria

Eleaocarpus ganitrus or rudraksha 
image in Public domain.by krishnaprasadkkp.

A clean Rudraksha is soaked in water and the water is taken twice a day.This is said to prevent Malaria.

( Care must be taken to ensure that It is a genuine rudraksha bead.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A simple tip for pimples

Pound a little mustard seeds with a few orange peels and add lemon juice to this mixture.
Apply this paste on the pimples.This is a very helpful tip for banishing pimples.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bala Bhaskara Lehyam for improving eyesight in children in Ayurveda

This medicinal paste recipe is as told by Pandita Elchuri.

The ingredients needed are available in all Ayurvedic stores.


  • Amla Churna  The powder of dried amla fruits.--Gooseberries in English-Nellikai in Tamil ,Usirikaya in Telugu

-  (Emblica officinalis)  --30 gm

  • Bibitaki  Churnam :  The powder of dried churnam of the fruits  .(Terminalia bellirica)  Tanikaya in Telugu.   -20 gm

  • Haritaki churnam  : 10 gm  Terminalia chebula  :Karakkaya in Telugu.

(The three fruits Haritaki,Vibitaki and Amalaki are mixed in defferent proportions to make the very useful Triphala churna.)

  • Athimadhuram *(glycyrrhiza glabra ) churna :6 gm

  • Pipallu-pipli  - Java pepper -long pepper *--6 gm

  • Mishri --Rock candy sugar  : 120 gm.

  • Cow's ghee--20 gm

  • Coarse salt powder : -6 gm
These 8 powders are mixed well and they are pounded along with honey till a desired consistency is reached.The lehyam must be thick and rollable.
This is stored in a clean dry glass jar.


Children--1-2 gm once or twice a day.One should not eat or drink anything for an hour after taking this lehyam.

Adults: 5 gm once a day and nothing to eat or drink for an hour.

This is excellent for improving eyesight in children  and adults.This will restore the eyesight and there will be no need for spectacles . 

*  more info on Athimadhuram


for image of long pepper and pipali


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Atibala oil for knee pain

Abutilon indicum-image in public domain

Athibala is a common plant in India.It can be recognized by its characteristic shape of the seed pod. It is one of the plants in the  "Bala Chatushtaya" .Bala means strength in Sanskrit and Chatusta means 4. The 4 plants are Bala,Athibala, Mahabala and NagaBala.All the plants are used as tonics to improve vigour in the body.

Abutilon indicum  - Latin Name
Indian Mallow in English
Atibala  -  Sanskrit
Kangi  -Hindi
Tuturbenda  or Duvvena kayalu -Telugu
Paniyaratutti  -  Tamil

This particular tip is as told by Elchuri.for knee pain

The entire plant is pulled out and washed well and the juice is extracted.Equal quantity of sesame seed oil is mixed with it and heated on a low flame till the mixture stops bubbling.Cool and filter and store in a glass bottle.
This Atibala thailam is rubbed gently on painful knees for the pain to subside.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lasuna Thailam for all types of vata pains.

100gm sesame seed oil
50 gm garlic paste

Heat this over a very low flame .The garlic paste sizzles and all the bubbles stop.The oil is removed from the heat at this point of time  as it indicates that all the water has evaporated.
This mixture is cooled and filtered.
25 gm of camphor is added to this lukewarm oil..
This is stored in a glass bottle.
This Lasuna thailam is useful for all types of knee pains , pains due to vata, pains due to sprains .This can be applied twice a day on all the affected areas.the pain definitely reduces after a week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

5 tips for good sleep

These tips are as mentioned by Pujya Asaramji Bapu

  1.  3 gm of white melon seed powder and 3 gm of khus khus * powder mixture  is taken once a day for 1 week.
  2. 6 gm of khus khus powder is taken with 250 ml water and mishri  in the evenings.(the poppy seed powder is filtered away)
  3. Eating Apple murabba helps a person to get good sleep
  4. Drinking Buffalo's milk after dinner induces good sleep
  5. Chanting Om for 10-15 minutes in the night helps a person to sleep well.

* khus khus--Poppy seeds 
For more info on khus khus  refer: 

Monday, March 14, 2011

An excellent tip for morning sickness in pregnant mothers

Nausea or vomiting in pregnant  ladies is very common.This can be prevented with this very simple recipe.
                40 gm Coriander seeds * is boiled in 250 ml water.It must be boiled till the water is reduced to half. This decoction is cooled and filtered .
This must be taken twice a day by the lady who is suffering from morning sickness symptoms.This also increases the appetite in the lady.

* Dhaniya in Hindi

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Light hibiscus tea for Urinary problems

image from publicdomainpictures.net 
by Andrew Schmidt

A light tea is made with hibiscus flower petals.
2 ounces of this infusion is taken 2-5 times a day for all the urinary problems to disappear.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

For lactating mothers...

If the milk production  is not enough  for a mother who is feeding her baby this simple recipe will help.

100 gm of roasted  Jeera powder *
100 gm of raw jeera powder 
100 gm of candy sugar  (Mishri)

Store this in a bottle.
1 spoon of this mixture is taken with a glass of water twice a day.This will definitely improve the milk secretion in 2 weeks.

* Jeera-   Cumin seeds

Friday, March 11, 2011

A simple tip for students to remain awake...

This is a simple tip as described by Pujya Asaramji Bapu to avoid drowsiness when we need to remain awake.

Fold a Betel leaf with two cloves *  inside it and chew well. This will keep the person awake.

For image of betel leaf and more info refer :

* Cloves  --Laung in Hindi ,Lavangam in many some South Indian languages.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

For Night Blindness

Mix :
1 spoon Cow's ghee
1/4 spoon pepper powder.Dry roast the pepper corns and powder them.
2 spoons candy sugar powder.

Eating this for 2 weeks on an empty stomach will reduce the symptoms of night blindness.

(Check on the tag for more tips)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Simple Ayurvedic tips for unwanted hair growth -part 2 -Banyan tree bark tip

image from publicdomainpictures.net

The Banyan tree * bark is collected without damaging the tree.The bark should be dark brown and mature.
A piece of the bark is washed well and rubbed on a rough stone with water.This paste is applied on the areas where hair growth is not desired.This must be done for 40 days for good results.

* Ficus benghalensis -Latin name
Marri chettu  -Telugu
Alai maram  - Tamil
Bahd  --Hindi
Vat in Sanskrit.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Simple Ayurvedic tips for unwanted hair growth -part 1

Excess hair on the face and arms and legs can be a nuisance for ladies.Hair growth can be discouraged with this simple home remedy.

Mix 5 gm rock salt / black salt with 20 gm onion juice.Apply this on the areas where the hair growth is not wanted.This will reduce the growth of the hair on those areas.

This will not act like the hair removal products but regular use will bring good results.

( Hirsutism or growth of excessive hair on the face and chest for ladies is a medical condition which is caused by hormonal imbalances,drug side effects,PCOD s,Thyroid disorders and other unknown reasons .A doctor's advice is necessary at such times.)

The newer posts will have more information....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A simple way for softening the cracks on the heel

Cracked heels can be softened to a great extent by applying the sap of the Peepal tree.

    The Latin name is  Ficus religiosa or the Sacred fig.*
 ( This is not to be confused with Ficus benghalensis which is the Banyan tree. )

                The leaves have a distinctive shape  -kind of heart shape which has a tapering end.
A milky white sap oozes out of the branches and leaves.When this is applied on the cracks they heal faster.

*  Raavi chettu in Telugu
Peepal in Hindi
Arasa maram in Tamil
Asvattah in Sanskrit

Friday, March 4, 2011

Editor's Choice of blogjunta.com

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A tip for pregnant ladies...

This is for the general overall health of the pregnant mother :
Eating very little butter (3-4 pinches)  mixed with candy sugar * after lunch  helps the lady.

* Candy sugar-mishri in Hindi
Patika bellam in Telugu
Kalkandu in Tamil.
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