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

Monday, January 30, 2012

A simple help from Ayurveda for Malaria

Bitter gourd plant image source: biolib.cz, © Michael Kesl image in the public domain.

Momordica charantia or the Bitter gourd * plant leaves are very useful in alleviating the symptoms of Malaria.
3-4 leaves of the plant are washed - pounded with 3 peppercorns and given to the person suffering from fever and chills .The juice of the leaves is applied on the body.This will reduce the symptoms of the mosquito-borne Malaria and helps in healing the person faster.

* Bitter gourd - aka -  Karela in Hindi-Pavakkai in Tamil, Kakarakaya  in Telugu. .

The  link above gives another tip  which uses Bitter melon leaves.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guava leaves help for anal prolapse

Anal prolapse is the condition where a part of the rectum protrudes through the anus.There are various causes for this condition which has different  manifestations .
The prolapse which is caused  after dysentery can be managed by tying a poultice made from the paste of fresh leaves.
A decoction made from the bark of the tree can be used to wash the affected area for children.

However it is not recommended to try this at home and supervision of a Vaidya is necessary.
Previous posts have more medicinal properties of the Guava tree.

for image refer

Friday, January 20, 2012

To reduce Arthritis pain

4-5 tender leaves of the Guava tree * are taken and washed  and pounded well  to get a paste.This paste is applied on the area where the person is suffering from pain due to Arthritis.This poultice reduces the pain to a great extent.

* Jama in Telugu
Amrud in Hindi
Goyya in Tamil.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nose drops for Thyroid hormone disorders

The oil made from the fruits of the Neem tree is known to have many medicinal properties.
Using them as nose drops regulates the functioning of the Thyroid gland .
Dosage-1 drop in each nostril-preferably early in the morning on an empty stomach.

For another tip for Thyroid regulation refer :

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Benefits of Prayer wheels

My Prayer wheel from Nepal.
The prayer wheel is an upright cylindrical wheel which can be spun around on a spindle .
It encloses powerful mantras written on a paper or a film and the prayer drum is supposed to be rotated clockwise to generate positive vibrations.
When they are turned smoothly with a calm mind the power of the mantras have a healing effect on the person and the surroundings.
The teachings of  the venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche  emphasizes that  this Dharma wheel protects  us from all obstacles and the people around the Mani wheel are blessed.That home which houses this wheel will become similar to the Land of Potala.or the abode of Avalokiteshwara or the Compassion Buddha.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Banyan fruit powder as a cure for many diseases

Banyan fruits.Ficus bengalensis
English:Banyan tree
Telugu:Marri chettu
Tamil:Aala maram

This tree has many medicinal properties but this post is about the healing properties of the fruit.
This tip is told by Panditha Elchuri.
             A fruit is made as an offering to the Banyan tree and it is highly recommended that the person say thanks to the tree for the help-( It is always good etiquette  to say thanks -even to a tree I guess..)
The fruit is collected ,washed and cut into 4 parts and dried in the sun .It is made into a smooth powder.

1-This banyan fruit powder is mixed with
2 - an equal quantity of Mishri or rock candy sugar and
3 - half the amount of Jeera powder.(aka cumin).

This mixture is stored in a glass jar.
Some dry pieces of fruit may be stored in bulk which is useful to make a fresh batch of the given mixture.

The dosage per day  is- half a spoon for children and one spoon for adults with a glass of milk which can be sweetened with Mishri.

Benefits for children:

  • Children grow taller 
  • Weak children become stronger and their complexion improves.
  • The memory of children improves dramatically.
  • A better behavioral change is seen in extremely stubborn children.

Benefits for Men:

  • Men become stronger and get a lustre of youth.
  • It is very potent and improves men's health in general and reduces the early discharge problem in men.

Benefits for Ladies:

  • All kinds of gynec problems are solved if ladies  take this powder twice a day.

This includes - Excess discharge in periods,cysts in ovaries,white discharge problem,spotting between periods,repeated natural abortions,very light periods,some kinds of infertility and polyps.

  • It also tones up the body  and firming the flabby areas giving them a youthful appearance.

For old people:
It acts a rejuvenant for the old.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vinca rosea

Catharanthus roseus:image  in public domain from biolib.cz

Vinca rosea or Madagascar periwinkle is  an ornamental plant and is used in folklore medicine.
The other Indian names are

Vincristine and Vinblastine are the most important substances extracted from this plant which is used for treating some lymphomas and leukamia and some types of tumors and cancers .The yeild is extremely low ( 1 tonne of the leaves  giving less than 50 gm of the usable form of the medicine).
  It is used  mainly as a tranquilizer and for diabetes and a good herb to reduce high B.P in traditional medicine.But an expert guidance is required because using this plant as a medicine can have unpleasant side effects.

Monday, January 2, 2012

To lose weight faster...

Wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New year.

On the same note, here's a tip to lose weight naturally.
30 gm of  Triphala powder
10 gm of Sont powder(dried ginger powder-sonti,chukku)
10 gm of peppercorn powder --Kala mirch ,miriyalu, milagu.
10 gm of rock salt (kala namak-Saindhavalavanam)
10 gm of  long pepper powder-aka  Pippali , Pipallu .For the image see the link

The Sont and black peppercorns should be dry roasted before grinding them to a smooth powder.

Mix all the powders and store in a glass jar.
Half a spoon of this weight reducing churan is mixed with a little Sesame seed oil and taken twice a day.
Sesame seed oil is used in various other lehyams and available in all supermarkets-aka -nuvvula nooni in Telugu-til ka tel in Hindi and Nallenai in Tamil.

The dosage period is around six months and this will help a person in their weight reducing efforts and  to attain a slimmer figure.
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