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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ayurveda help for weight gain in teens and children-Barley Kheer

Barley-image in the public domain from wiki.

Barley is slightly roasted in ghee and crushed into very small pieces.This cracked barley is stored in a dry jar. A small quantity of this is boiled well .Milk is added to this mixture .Raisins and soaked dates can be used for garnishing.This payasam is sweetened with Mishri.

When this kheer is eaten after food - it helps the children to put on weight.
It is useful even for unduly thin adults and teenagers .

(note: Weight loss in children is a cause for concern and any sudden weight gain or loss must be monitored closely.Some children are unable to gain weight due to many issues like milk intolerance,infections,worm infestations,zinc deficiency,celiac disease....and many other causes.A doctor's opinion would be necessary..)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ayurveda help in Sciatica-Part 4

Sciatica should be battled like any other disease and the diet plays a very important role .Curd should be avoided in the night ,a vegetarian diet should be preferred and freshly cooked food is always the norm in Ayurveda.

Practising the Vayu mudra also helps to reduce sciatica pain.


this link with another cure for sciatica will definitely help


(Concluding part)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ayurveda help in Sciatica-Part -3- Vitex negundo poultice

(See previous posts for more info about the plant.)
A mature healthy leaf of this plant is brushed lightly with castor oil and heated on direct flame for a few seconds.This warm leaf is tied like a poultice or spread  over the area of concentrated pain-This will definitely decrease the pain and the Sciatica symptoms.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ayurveda help in Sciatica-Part -2- Vitex negundo tea

has more information about this plant.

10 tender leaves of this five leaf chaste tree is boiled well and cooled till lukewarm and filtered.This concoction is taken twice a day 1 hr before food for the Sciatica symptoms to disappear.

--the tree is called Vavili chettu in Telugu
Nocchi in Tamil 
Nirgandhi in Sanskrit.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ayurveda help in Sciatica-Part -1

Garlic-image from public-domain-image.com

2 garlic cloves are removed from the pod and the papery cover is peeled off .The garlic is sliced into thin pieces and boiled in a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 cup milk . This mixture is boiled till it reduces to half and then  filtered .
This garlic-milk is taken once before bed time .Sugar may be added.This will definitely reduce Sciatica symptoms.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dhaniya panchak for the summers...

Take equal quantities of Dhaniya-Jeera and Somph and powder.Mix double the amount of  big black raisins and mishri in it..
1 spoon of this mixture is soaked in 200 ml water for 2 hrs.The sediment in the mixture is squeezed out well and filtered .
This water is taken to reduce the discomfort caused during summers . It reduces headaches due to the summer heat, indigestion and burning of the eyes by reducing the heat in the body.

Dhaniya-Coriander seeds

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A tip for summers...

Drinking 1 glass of buttermilk a day with 1-2 spoons of lemon juice mixed in it will reduce the heat in the body.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Orange peel help for Pyorrhea

Inflammation of the gums can cause bleeding , swelling and pain.Orange peels are dried and powdered.
When this churan is massaged gently on the gums , the symptoms reduce.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kamakshi thailam for good eyesight

100 gm of the juice of the kamanchi   plant (refer to the previous post for more info)    is mixed with 100 gm of sesame seed oil.This mixture is  heated on a very low flame till all the juice is evaporated .Cool-filter and store.

A quarter teaspoon of this thailam is taken once a day.One is not supposed to eat or drink anything for an hour after this dosage.This is very good for improving eyesight.

Note:the green raw fruits are avoided.
-as told by Panditha Elchuri.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Black night shade plant -Solanum nigrum-an intro

image in the public domain

This plant is very common and found as a weed in wastelands and near crops.
Tamil name: Manthakalai
Telugu + Sanskrit name : kamanchi
Makoi in Hindi

This plant has many medicinal properties but the effect of the black-orange red berries is still very controversial.
The leaves are cooked and eaten in many parts of the world,some research claims that it has cancer -fighting potency too.
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