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

Friday, March 30, 2012

The moonlight mystique

trees under moonlight -image in public domain.Source: publicdomainpictures.net

We are all  fascinated with the big bright silvery moon but some are a tad cautious of it.

Full moon days are supposed to heighten the activity of the mind and magnify the dormant feelings .The werewolf  kind of fiction is entirely based on the lunar cycle.It makes an interesting read but the effect of moonlight on humans and plants is still not clear.

Some farmers follow the ' planting by the moon ' technique -where they  plant  saplings    ( which produce above the ground  ) after a new moon-  or when the light is increasing or the waxing period.
Planting in the waning period or when the light is diminishing  is  supposedly good for root crops.

The full moon day and the new moon day are avoided for any farming activity.

This theory is based on the logic that the moon has its gravitational pull and the effect on the tides and the water table of the soil. So this makes it better if the mentioned plants are planted in that particular phase of the lunar cycle.
This theory is not supported by many scientists but the believers couldn't care less because  for them- their proof lies in their produce.
Many medicinal herbs are picked on the full moon day .It is recommended that way in Ayurveda.
Taking walks in the moonlight is said to balance Pitta doshas.
 Moonlight has a powerful cleansing effect on most crystals - I cleanse most of my healing crystals by exposing them them under a full moon on a Pournami night. So whatever the facts or myths are, I think our beautiful moon deserves a thumbs-up just for its visual appeal.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Carrot leaves help for Migraine

carrots with leaves-image in the public domain from wiki.

The leaves of carrot are washed well and patted dry.Smear a few drops of ghee on them and  heat  for a few seconds.The wilted leaves are crushed and the juice is used as nose drops.
2-3 drops in each nostril will make the person sneeze and the migraine pain eases away in minutes.

There are many posts in this blog to reduce the one sided migraine pain-Do click on the"Migraine" tag below this post.

Carrot -  Gaajar in Hindi

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Turmeric flower for whitish patches on the skin

Turmeric flower - image in the public domain.image source:  wiki.

White patches on the skin can turn into normal skin color by applying the crushed flower of the Turmeric plant on the affected area.
However white patches on the skin could indicate some serious underlying conditions like Leucoderma and Vitiligo.A doctor must be consulted if the symptoms persist.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carrots for the heart

The carrots are peeled and cut into very fine slices.The pieces are boiled in milk.Eating this mixture strengthens the heart.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A simple leaf juice for pimples

Indian broad beans

The Indian Broad bean plant is also known as
Sem in Hindi
avarakkai in Tamil
Chikkudu in Telugu
Sceintific name : Lablab purpureus

The juice of the leaves is massaged on marks and pimples for them to slowly fade away.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

To reduce the ill-effects of smoking

Drinking 20 gm of onion juice in the mornings on an empty stomach will definitely reduce the ill effects caused by smoking.

This is a link to control addiction.
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