Home remedies for common problems
must be digested and Vata should be balanced in the body.
should be improved and fasting for one day is beneficial for digesting Ama.
teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey mixed in a cup of warm
water are good for help in arthritis.
Dosage: To be taken twice a day.
one or two egg plants. Mash and fry in about 2 tablespoons of castor oil.
Spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic and salt can be added while
Dosage: Take once daily for two to three months as a part of your food.
a teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm water helps in this type of
Dosage: Taken twice a day
raw clove of garlic every day is very beneficial. This clove can be fried in
ghee (clarified butter) or castor oil.
Dosage: Once daily for two to three months.
(an Ayurveda herb) is very helpful in Amavata. If available, take 2 tablets
of purified Guggul twice a day after meals with warm water.
wintergreen and cinnamon oils are also beneficial fo
r external application.
of 1 teaspoon red chilies and fresh ginger mixed in half a cup of sesame oil
and strain. Gently rub this oil on the affected joints. ·
Cold and Cough
body should be kept warm - especially the feet, chest, throat and head.
Sweating is very helpful.
half a teaspoon of ginger juice with half a teaspoon of honey, three times a
day (morning, noon and night). In winter, warm the mixture by mixing a
teaspoon of warm water in it.
half a cup of warm water with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon
Dosage: Take several times a day.
cases of dry cough (especially during the night), peel a small piece of
fresh ginger. Sprinkle some salt on it and chew.
equal amounts of cardamom, ginger powder, black pepper and cinnamon (1
teaspoon each). Add sugar equal to the total amount of mixture and grind to
make a fine powder.
Dosage: Take half a teaspoon twice daily, with honey or warm water after
cases of sore throat, a clove or two cardamoms or a few raisins can be
chewed. Gargling with warm salty water two to three times a day is also
a glass of warm milk before going to bed helps in easy evacuation in the
morning. In case of severe constipation, mix two teaspoons of castor oil in
one liter of warm water and walk around for a few minutes immediately after
waking up early in the morning.
lemon juice mixed with warm water two to three times a day eases
or two teaspoons of aloe gel can be taken twice a day.
common Ayurvedic formulation for constipation is Triphala powder. It is a
powder made by grinding three kinds of herbs. A teaspoon of this powder
taken with warm water or milk at the time going to bed is beneficial.
boiled with coriander seeds should be given (after straining). Pomegranate
juice in small quantities can be also given frequently.
prepared from pomegranate skin is very useful in stopping diarrhea. To
prepare the decoction, take 50 grams of fresh pomegranate skin. Soak it in
800 ml. of water for one hour. Boil until a quarter of the volume remains
(200 ml). Store this mixture in a clean, dry bottle. A couple of tablespoons
can be taken several times a day. If there is blood in the stools, add half
a teaspoon of honey to the decoction.
and salt solution: Mix one teaspoon of natural sugar, half a teaspoon of
common salt or rock salt and half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in a cup
of water. Small doses of this mixture (around a quarter cup) can be given
whenever the patient wants to drink.
paste made of sesame seeds (1 teaspoon) and a few tablespoons of goats’
milk is also beneficial.
completely for one day is an efficient method to digest Ama.
fruits, fruit juices and boiled vegetables for one week is also a very
beneficial way of fasting.
juice mixed in warm water taken three times a day improves digestion.
a small piece of fresh ginger with salt, five to ten minutes before meals,
equal amounts of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing),
anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and common salt. Grind together
to make a fine powder. Dosage: Take about 1 teaspoon of this powder with
water, twice a day after meals.
buttermilk after a meal improves digestion. Roasted cumin seeds and a little
salt in the buttermilk enhance its effectiveness.
water gives immediate relief to symptoms like wind, distended stomach and
half a teaspoon of aniseed to improve digestion.
teaspoon of ginger juice mixed in a quarter cup of warm water can be taken
two or three times a day. A teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt can
also be added to make it more effective
dry ginger, clove, cinnamon and almond in equal quantities (around 1
teaspoon each) and grind together with a little water to make a paste. Apply
paste on the forehead. A paste made of sandalwood powder can also be applied
on the forehead.
a quarter teaspoon of clove powder in one teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply
mixture to the location of pain.
a few drops of ghee (clarified butter) on your palm. Mix 3 or 4 pieces of
saffron in it, and rub it for two minutes. The saffron does not dissolve in
the ghee, but its qualities are absorbed. Remove saffron and put two drops
of this ghee in each nostril. Follow procedure twice a day.
1 tablespoon of milk and half teaspoon of ginger powder and put one or two
drops in each nostril twice a day.
a wet cloth around the neck.
massage on the scalp also relieves tension and headache. Sesame oil, almond
oil, mustard oil or ghee (clarified butter) can be used for massage.
1 teaspoon of almond oil. When it cools down, put two drops in each nostril.
Weight Naturally: Remedies
the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods.
intake of too much salt as it may be a factor for increasing body weight.
products like cheese, butter etc. and non-vegetarian foods should be avoided
as they are rich in fat.
is very beneficial in losing weight. Chutney of green mint with some simple
spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea also helps.
like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and
can be used in a number of ways.
intake of carrot juice.
rice and potato, which contain a lot of carbohydrates. Among cereals wheat
like bitter gourd (Karela), and bitter variety of drumstick are useful in
is an excellent home remedy for obesity. It mobilizes the extra deposited
fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions.
One should start with small quantity of about 10 grams or a tablespoon,
taken with hot water early in the morning. A teaspoonful of fresh lemon
juice may also be added.
on honey and lime- juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity
without the loss of energy and appetite. For this, mix one teaspoon of fresh
honey with the juice of half a lime in a glass of lukewarm water.
Take several times a day at regular intervals.
or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates
into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.
- The gum of
Commiphora Mukul called 'guggulu' is the herb of choice for the obesity. If
available, take 2 tablets of purified Guggul twice a day after meals with warm
is an important part of any weight reduction plan. It helps to use up
calories stored in body as fat.
is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming
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