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

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apples for weight loss, anemia , fevers and de-addiction

red apples on tree image source: public-domain-image.com

Apples are rich in iron and so apple juice intake is beneficial for people suffering from anemia.

Eating an apple a day helps people who are on a diet to reduce weight.

Eating apples also reduces the craving for alcohol.Though it is not a full fledged cure for alcohol addiction  it definitely helps a determined few who want to kick the habit. *

Apple leaves (4-5) are boiled  in water and this decoction helps in reducing fevers.   (Somehow this tip is not so simple as apple trees are not too common in the areas I live - For me the apple tree is  a vision and it always gladdens my heart to see this big tree with green foliage laden with red delicious fruit )

for more info about apples see previous posts.

* for another  simple tip for deaddiction u may refer :

Monday, September 26, 2011

Apples for a stronger heart and hysteria.

Eating one apple a day will strengthen the heart and discourages the increase in cholesterol levels.It also helps in anxiety disorders.
When apple juice is taken along with 1 gm of Brahmi powder it reduces the symptoms of hysteria.

For more info and image of of  Brahmi




Sunday, September 25, 2011

An apple a day....for migraines

Eating an Apple on an empty stomach in the morning relieves one of migraine pain.
This must be done for a few mornings.

This one sided headache can  upset a persons normal life but the few tips given below work really well:




Clicking on the  'migraine ' tag will give more tips.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banana and ghee mix for prolonged bleeding in women

Some ladies suffer from extended menstrual cycles.This tip is recommended by Elchuri is extremely simple .
An overripe banana (small size) is mixed with a small spoon of ghee and mashed.This is eaten thrice a day.This will definitely help and normalize the cycle.

 P.S : This kind of a gynec problem can be associated with various medical ailments like infections, PCOD' s thyroid disorders,hormonal imbalances, Endometriosis , fibroids , cysts , polyps and many other reasons.A complete evaluation would be necessary if the problem persists.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Khus khus (poppy seeds ) for good sleep

For image refer:


2 spoons of Kas kas or (Gasagasalu in Telugu)  is made into a small bundle with a clean cloth and a thread is tied to prevent the seeds from leaking out.When this potli is kept near the pillow the person is able to sleep better.

The link for a similar nasal inhaler to prevent cough and colds:


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The allelopathy of Lantana and its use as a biopesticide

Lantana-image in the public domain from wiki.
Lantana is a genus  with around 150 species of plants.Their flowers are attractive enough for bees but cattle  generally stay clear from these shrubs because it is a poisonous plant.

It is also a famous weed and a nuisance because of its invasive nature.This plant has a negative allelopathy towards many other plants which are likely to grow around it.

Allelopathy is the term given to a phenomenon where an organism influences the growth and survival of other organisms.Allelopathy can either  be positive or negative depending on whether it blocks the growth or is beneficial for the target organisms.
Lantana can be used as a bio-insecticide with good results .Organic pesticides can be much cheaper and with little side effects.The extracts of Lantana camara is said to have insect repelling properties on Aphids, on Corn Weevils and Rice weevils and even on the infamous mosquito -  the Aedes  .

Weevil -image in public domain 

an Aphids infested plant-image in the public domain

Monday, September 12, 2011

Guava leaves help for stomach ulcers

Wash 2 leaves of the Guava tree and boil them well in water.
Filter -cool it till lukewarm. Mishri / sugar may be added .
Drinking this tea will reduce the symptoms of ulcers .This counteracts the accumulation of' ama'  in the body.
for more info on ama click on the link below:

The burning sensation in the stomach is reduced.

One must avoid eating spicy food and meat during recovery . Skipping of meals also is not recommended.
This must be done for a month.
for more info. on guava leaves refer to  the previous post.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Guava leaves cure for Diabetes

This tip was recommended by Panditha Elchuri for high blood sugar levels.

  • Choose a bright healthy Guava leaf.
  • Wash it well
  • Pat dry
  • Soak it overnight in a glass of clean drinkable water
  • a copper glass is preferable
  • Close it with a loose lid
  • The person suffering from high blood sugar levels must drink this water early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • The water is taken very slowly without gulping
  • The person should avoid eating or drinking anything for an hour.
  • This should be done for a month for good results.

Doing this regularly for 1 month will definitely decrease high sugar levels.

For image and more info refer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Image of Butea monosperma - Palash tree

Flame of the forest-Dhak tree-image released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi.

This is a picture of a young tree.The tree can grow up to 20 ft in height.
 Do click on the image for a higher resolution .
Each leaf comes with 3 leaflets .The flowers are beautiful and bloom in clusters and are shaded orange-red.The flowers have 5 petals and 2 of them are smaller and curved giving it a beak like appearance so it is also called  the ' Parrot tree' .

Palash tree in Hindi

Moduga-Palasa in Telugu
Palas / Palasa  in many other Indian Languages.

The links given below have more pictures and medicinal properties:




Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tulsi tea for fevers and breathing problems

Tulsi   aka Ocimum sanctum -  Picture released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi.

10 mg of  Tulasi leaves powder ( or fresh leaves) is boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and a piece of ginger and 2 small elaichis  (Cardamom).
Sugar /Mishri /milk may be added.
This tea may be taken twice a day . It reduces fevers,cough and colds,increases hunger and the digestion power .This is especially  beneficial for children  during winters and rainy season when such problems are common.

* Tulasi churna is available in all ayurvedic pharmacies.
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