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

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Practicing Dwijakrikasana for around 15 minutes a day, definitely helps a person to reduce weight. It also increases the digestive power of a person and helps in eliminating constipation. This asana should be performed under the supervision of an expert.

A weight loss hack?

Drinking warm water through the day for a month will definitely aid in losing weight.

  - as told by Baba Ramdevji in a satsang.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Kapalbathi for bedwetting problem in children

A child who practices kapalbaathi pranayam under the guidance of a guru can definitely get rid of the bed wetting problem.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A simple tip for black marks on the skin

Fresh aloe vera plant gel is applied on the affected area. The marks gradually disappear.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pears for constipation

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Eating pears on a regular basis reduces constipation problems.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Methi leaves for heel pain

Fenugreek leaves are steamed in a double boiler. The warm leaves are wrapped around the heels with a thin muslin cloth. This poultice can be left for half an hour. This relieves the heel pain considerably.

This poultice can also be used for reducing the pain and swelling caused by arthritis.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A bright complexion with methi leaves

image source : wiki. Image in the public domain. 

Fenugreek aka methi leaves are washed well and made into a paste. The complexion improves naturally when this paste is applied on the face for a while and washed off. This also gradually brightens the face.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Buttermilk for nose bleeding

butter milk . image released into the public domain

Drinking a glass of buttermilk in the morning on an empty stomach decreases the heat in the body and reduces nose bleeding. It can be done for a week.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A good tip for excess sweating problem

Shisham tree ( Dalbergia sissoo) aka Indian Rosewood tree is a fairly common tree in India. 5-7 leaves are cleaned well and pounded. Drinking the juice will reduce the sweating of the palms and soles and generally decreases the sweat problem.
 In case the sweat is foul smelling 5-7 bel leaves(aegle marmelos) also can be pounded along with the Sisham leaves and taken.
This can be done for 4-5 days.
Pregnant ladies must avoid this tip.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A good tip for sinus problems

Water is boiled well with a small bunch of Tulsi leaves and taken off from the heat. Doing a steam inhalation with this mixture helps in reducing the symptoms.

Monday, November 16, 2015

A simple tip to drive away mosquitoes naturally

Neem oil diya - image released into the public domain by author Madhavi.

Neem oil is available in many stores in India. Lighting a lamp with this oil will deter away mosquitoes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Benefits of wheat bran

Wheat bran aka chokar or bhusi of wheat is very high in fiber and is very beneficial for people having sugar problems,high B.P and constipation. It can be consumed in various forms and 20 gm per day for an adult seems to be a safe dosage. It can be powdered and added along with the regular wheat flour. This purifies the blood and makes a person more energetic and eliminates many problems in the body.

It is advisable to start using 5 gm a day and slowly increase the dosage.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A simple tip for pigmentation of the skin

Fresh aloe gel is mixed with crushed neem leaves. The mixture is applied on the affected area with dark pigmentation patches. It is left for a few hours and washed off. This will lighten the marks on the skin.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A good tip for allergies

3-4 pinches of turmeric powder is added toa cup of cow's milk. This milk is boiled over 3 times. It is cooled till lukewarm and filtered. Rock sugar is added to sweeten it.Drinking this milk twice a day for a week  will reduce dust allergy symptoms. It works well even for unknown allergies.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A simple tip for good complexion

Turmeric powder is mixed with a little butter and massaged gently on the face.It is washed off after 10 minutes. This makes the skin glow. The turmeric must be free from chemicals.

Monday, October 5, 2015

shashankasan for various ailments

Shashankasana is an extended form of vajrasana which is very beneficial in many ways. Practicing shashankasana reduces digestion problems and controls anger in a person.It also can control diabetes and blood pressure problems to a large extent.It can be done 3- 7 times a day.
You may refer to this video for a detailed explanation:


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A small green tip for better eyesight

Walking barefoot on green grass early in the morning improves eyesight. Seeing a lot of greenery has a calming effect on the mind and also improves the vision of a person.

Friday, August 28, 2015

A good tip for internal body heat

Drinking 20 ml of Neem leaf juice for a week reduces this problem. Mishri or rock candy sugar is added to the juice.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A two in one tip for the strengthening of heart and improving the overall health of children

Munakkas are large and brownish raisins which generally have seeds. They have many medicinal properties.
5-10 munakkas are washed well and are boiled along with 100 ml milk.The milk has to rise thrice for the desired effect.
The milk is cooled till it is lukewarm.The soft munakkas are spooned out of the milk . They are mashed and de-seeded.
Adding a little mishri powder to the milk is optional. The pulp is eaten and it is followed by drinking up the milk.

The dosage for children above 3 years is 5 munakkas but adults can use up to 12.
It can be done for 20 days.
This strengthens the heart, relieves constipation, increases the strength of the liver and can also balance the cholesterol levels. It improves the overall health of sickly and thin children.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A good remedy for soma roga

Soma roga is a problem where there is an excess white discharge accompanied with weakness. The ladies suffering from this problem may also suffer from frequent urination and dryness of the mouth.
This remedy relieves most of the symptoms.
 Mash together :
50 gm of an overripe banana
1 small level teaspoon of amla powder or 5 ml of amla juice.
10 ml of honey and
a little rock candy sugar (mishri) powder.

Eating this mixture twice a day for a week will relieve the symptoms.

Pregnant women and people suffering from diarrhea may have to avoid this.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A tip for dry cough

A betel leaf is cleaned well and the main vein should be torn off.
3 pinches of ajwain ( carom seeds, thymol seeds, vaamu, oma ) is placed on the leaf and the leaf is rolled well.
Chewing on this roll ever so slowly and sucking on the juice will ease the dry cough. This is generally done before bedtime.

For more information on ajwain you may refer to this link : 

For the image of betel leaf :

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tips to reduce the internal heat in the body due to pitta dosha

  • Practicing Varun mudra helps in relieving the symptoms. 
  • Practicing chandrabedi Pranayam will help in reducing the heat in the body.
  • Drinking buttermilk mixed with a little lemon juice for 4-5 days also helps.
Drinking adequate water is very important.

For more info on varun mudra :


Thursday, July 23, 2015

A simple tip to remove burn marks on the skin

Java plum is a common tree found throughout India.

syzygium cumini .image source :wiki. image in the public domain.

For more information refer :

The leaves are dry roasted in a thick bottomed vessel till they get brittle. They are cooled and powdered. The powder is made into a thick paste by adding black sesame seed oil.The mixture is stored in a glass jar.
When this paste is applied on the affected area, the old burn marks slowly fade away. This cannot be used on fresh wounds.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Good tips for sound sleep

  • Soaking the feet in warm water for 10 minutes before going to sleep helps in increasing the quality of sleep.

  • Eating a few pieces of raw onion with food helps a person to sleep better.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A small tip for cough

Chewing on a small piece of fresh ginger reduces cough.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Simple tips with mint for the summers

* Massaging the forehead with mint leaves juice reduces headaches.

* Pudina juice (10 ml approx)  is mixed in a glass of cold water and rock candy sugar.Drinking this will be beneficial in summers.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A tip with mint leaves for scanty periods (amenorrhea)

Some ladies have a problem of less flow during their periods with painful cramps.This tip relieves the problem.
A few fresh leaves of pudina (5-10 gm) are washed and boiled well in water. Drinking this decoction will reduce the symptoms.

This decoction should be avoided by ladies with heavy periods.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A good tip for body pains

Massaging the body with castor oil an hour before the bath will reduce body pains.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A tip for increasing strength in children

3 spoons of carrot juice can be given to children 3 times a day .This makes them healthier and stronger.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A simple tip for constipation with almond oil

5 - 10 drops of almond oil is mixed in a glass of milk. Drinking this milk one hour before bedtime will improve the bowel movement.Constipation problem will reduce.
This can be done for 5 days.

(People with nut allergies, pregnant women and persons suffering from  low blood sugar may avoid this treatment).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Simple tips for heel pain

  • A medium sized brick is heated. 4-5 Calotropis*  leaves are stacked on the hot brick. Press the heel on the leaves for 3-4 minutes. The heel must feel warm.Throw away the leaves.This can be done 3 times a day for 5 days. The pain reduces remarkably.
* for image refer : 

(care must be taken while handling the hot brick)

  • Massaging the feet with lukewarm sesame seed oil will keep the foot supple and pain free.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A tip for excessive drowsiness

Eating a small piece of onion during dinner will reduce excessive sleep problem.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A tip for Leucoderma

The root of Clitoria ternatea * is washed well and dried.This piece should be rubbed on a rough surface with a few drops of water and the paste is collected. Applying this paste on the white patches will definitely reduce the problem.
This tip works well in early stages of leucoderma.

 * aka Sankpushpam, aparajitha, butterfly pea.

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