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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Datura cure for swollen joints and back pain

datura metel--image released to the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi

aka : 
Dathura in many Indian languages
Ummetha in Telugu
Ummethai in Tamil
Thorn apple plant in English.

The entire plant is poisonous so it must not be taken internally.

Soak a small handful of rice for 4 hrs.Grind it with 5 leaves of the datura plant.
Smear the paste on the place of the swelling or painful joint or the place where the back aches most.Cover the paste with a clean cloth.Tie a poultice .
This bandage must not be disturbed for a few hours.

Hands must be washed well after application and the paste must be carefully disposed of.

After 4 days the pain and swelling in the joints definitely decreases.

P.S  : (This plant is poisonous-Consuming  any part of the plant even in small quantities may lead to a coma .In some countries it is illegal to possess or distribute it because of its toxic nature.
In India is a very common roadside plant.)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Black Sesame seeds help for exhaustion and weakness problem

Black sesame seeds - Picture released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi.

Chewing a spoonful of black sesame seeds *  will decrease the feeling of weakness and exhaustion in a person.The seeds must be chewed well .A glass of water may be taken immediately after chewing but one must avoid drinking or eating anything for another hour.

People suffering from loose motions should avoid this. 

* Kala til in Hindi
Nalla nuvvulu in Telugu
Karuppu ellu in Tamil

Black Sesame seeds have a longer shelf life than its white counterpart.It is not de husked so it is richer in Calcium and minerals . Some people find that it has a nuttier flavour. The black seeds are preferred sometimes to make Aushadams in Ayurveda.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Munakkas or big raisins for various ailments

Munakkas are big raisins which are darker than the golden raisins and have seeds in them.
                     Wash and  soak 50 gms of these sultanas overnight in a glass of water.Boil the dried grapes in the same water in the morning.Cool the mixture- remove the seeds from the big raisins and and drink the decoction and eat the boiled  fruits.
This will
Reduce the fever in a person.
Increase the strength in a person.
promote blood production .
Reduce constipation problem  in people.
Reduce the feeling of weakness and exhaustion in a person.

This cure also makes the heart stronger.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Chrysanthemum cineriifolium -a natural insecticide

Chrysanthemum-public domain image.

Chrysanthemums * or mums come in different species and colours.They are very pretty to look at and used for decorative purposes and also  used to make  a refreshing cup of tea  ( C.indicum) in  East Asia .
The uses of these blossoms don't end here- these beautiful flowers are more useful when dried and powdered.

Chrysanthemum cineriifolium  and C.coccinium have potent pesticidal properties.  The dried flower heads have a substance called Pyrethrum which is comparatively safe when compared to the other insect repelling chemicals.However the commercial versions are made more poisonous by reinforcing it with other chemicals.

*  Chamanthy in Tamil ,Telugu,
Chandhra mallika in Hindi.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A simple tip to reduce high Blood pressure

Trailing Eclipta or Bringraj is a very common plant in India.
   Drink 6-8 ml  of this juice every day for BP to reduce significantly.This also reduces giddiness and sleeplessness symptoms in patients with high BP.

For more info and image refer


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A drop of Neem oil for shiny black hair...

The odour of neem oil is very strong and not preferred as a hair oil but when it is rubbed sparingly on the scalp the premature greying of hair is reduced.
One drop of the neem oil should be inhaled by the nostrils on an empty stomach in the morning.This will darken the hair .

-Few people cannot tolerate Neem oil well.They must avoid the usage.

(Neem oil is not taken internally . It has a certain toxic level.However some patients who suffer from skin conditions or patients who are  in a blood cleansing program may consume  2 drops a day under expert guidance. It is an abortifacient so pregnant ladies should avoid Neem oil altogether.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ayurveda help in treating Epilepsy- 4

Half a teaspoonful of Triphala churan is mixed with an equal quantity of Athimadhuram churnam  * and made into paste with enough honey.This Lehyam must be eaten after dinner to reduce all symptoms associated with Epilepsy.

* Refer

for more info.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ayurveda help in treating Epilepsy- 3

Boil a  teaspoonful of  Trifala powder  *  in  a  glass of water and filter and mix a spoon of jaggery powder and ginger juice.
This decoction must be taken  early in the mornings on an empty stomach.This will reduce the epilepsy symptoms.

  * Triphala powder or churan is available in all  Ayurveda stores.It is  the powder of  the 3 fruits of

Emblica officinalis
Terminalia bellirica
Terminalia chebula

( A mixture of Haritaki + Bibitaki + Amalaki  in Hindi
Karakkai + Tanikaya + Usurikaya in Telugu)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ayurveda help in treating Epilepsy-2

Powder black sesame seeds and mix an equal quantity of garlic juice .Roll them into small golis or balls which are double the size of green peas.Dry them well and store in a clean and dry glass jar.
1 tablet is taken in the morning and another in the evening.

This will reduce the symptoms of Epilepsy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ayurveda help in treating Epilepsy-1

Epilepsy is a very complex brain disorder where the patient suffers from repeated seizures or convulsions.

The causes are many and the symptoms vary from person to person.After a series of tests a proper treatment and care is recommended by the doctors.

Some simple home remedies work well for decreasing the symptoms and general lifestyle of the person.

Dry roast and powder equal quantity of
Jeera-cumin seeds
Dried ginger -sonti in Telugu-Chukku in Tamil and Malayalam-Sont in Hindi.

Store in a clean dry glass jar.
one small spoon of this powder is mixed with 5 spoons of lemon juice and taken early in the morning on an empty stomach.
This will definitely improve the person's overall health and decrease the symptoms.
This disease is known as Apasmaram in many languages in India.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A simple tip for increasing positive energy in the house

flowers on water for positive energy.

Fresh flowers floating on water  generate a lot of positive energy in the house.
Lilac and rose flowers are very suitable .The water should be changed often and wilting flowers must be removed.This will increase the peace and harmony of the house.

--As told by M..Shyamala rao
(Reiki Grandmaster

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bottle gourd cure for liver problems

50 gm of bottle gourd juice* aka Calabash  is mixed with 20 gm mishri and taken twice a day.This will generally improve the health of the liver and prevents and cures all kinds of liver problems.

* Anapakaya, Sorakaya ,Lauki ,Dhudhi , gia  in different Indian languages.
for image refer

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