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Home Remedies for ailments

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    FOR HEADACHE
    Make a paste with ginger powder and onion juice and rub it on your head.

    FOR ACIDITY


    • Shatavari powder
    • Jyeshti Mudh powder
    • Sugar lumps
    First thing in the morning, take 1 teaspoon of the above mixture with cold milk.

    Amla powder 1/2 teaspoon with water (full of calcium and Vitamin C)
    Methi dana 1/2 teaspoon with water.
    24 black current soaked in water
    4 Kukam soaked in water Make juice
    1 teaspoon mishri
    1 teaspoon amla powder
    6 teaspoon dhania powder
    1 teaspoon of mishri
    Take 1 teaspoon of the above mixture with a glass of water.

    FOR PITH
    2 teaspoons of GulKand mixed with cold water drink with empty stomach first thing in the morning.

    COUGH AND COLD
    Mix black pepper, honey, Ghee and mishri and Jayeshthi mudh powder and take 4 times a day.

    FOR LOW BLOOD PRESSURE
    Ginger powder, Jaggery and 1 teaspoon of ghee.
    Heat ghee and jaggery and when it melts put ginger powder and make small
    balls. When you perspire or feeling uneasy, put one ball in you mouth.

    GAS in STOMACH
    ajwain 1 teaspoon
    Hing a pinch Mix together
    Salt a pinch
    Have it with a glass of water.

    MIGRANE
    Take a piece of dry ginger (Saunth) Take a grinding stone and put 1 teaspoon of cold milk. Rub ginger piece with milk and put4 drops in your nose.

    BLEEDING
    any one who accidentally has a cut somewhere and the bleeding is not stopping, Immediately put Haldi powder on the wound. It will stop bleeding as Haldi acts as an antiseptic.

    BURNS
    Quickly put ice on the burnt area so that blisters are not formed. Aloevera leaves are very cool on burns.

    BURNING SENSATION IN YOUR EYES
    Cut a slice of cucumber and put one each on your eyes. It gives a very cooling effect

    CONSTIPATION
    Take 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder with a glass of water.
    Mix 1 tablespoon of honey in hot milk and drink before going to bed.
    Soak kishmish (raisins) in hot water for a few hours, chew them and drink water.
    This should be taken at bedtime.

    TOOTHACHE
    At times of sudden toothache, the filling comes out etc. and you are not able t go to the dentist immediately, in that case, take 1/4 panadol put it in the middle the tooth, this gives a quick relief to the tooth till you see the doctor.

    MIGRANE
    A pinch of hing dissolved in 1 teaspoon of water. Put 3 drops in your nose.

     
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    home made remedies for common cold & cough

    Home made remedies for common cold & cough

    For dry and stuffy nose, try normal saline or salt water nasal drops made by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 4 ml lukewarm water. Make a fresh solution every few days keeping it in refrigerator. Use a clean dropper to instill 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily for common cold .

    Do not use medicated nasal drops without physician's consent as excessive use will cause chemical rhinitis with rebound block

    Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water is helpful for common cold

    Ginger tea or a teaspoonful of ginger juice taken with equal quantity of honey brings relief from common cold

    Soak almonds overnight. Remove their skin. Make a paste of these almonds with little butter and sugar. Very useful for a dry cough.


    Hot tea with lemon and raspberry jam, drink as much as possible

    Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime for cough relief


    For Bodyache in cold
    Combine 3 tbs. lemon juice, 1 cup honey, and 1/4 cup warm water. Take 1-2 tbs. as needed
     
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    [size=+2]Simple Home Remedies [/size]

    1] Dandruff: Leaves of Neem applied in paste form to the scalp, and kept for half an hour. A lukewarm shower to follow, removes dandruff.

    2] Corns: The milky sap of the papaya tree/unripe fruit applied to corns or warts removes them.

    3] Indigestion : A mixture of Fried asafoetida , black salt, cardamom and ginger 30 mg per day in divided doses is very effective.

    4] Cough and hacking cough : equal parts of honey and juice of baked lemon or 10 -15 drops of betel leaf juice with honey three times a day.

    5] Headache : Headache not responding to simple pain killer drugs is really a headache. An Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy namely 'Shirodhara' is very useful in this case. It induces sleep and hence it is very useful for insomnia patients. It is useful in all types of nervous disorders, mental disturbances, Anxiety and Hypertension. The treatment includes pouring of fluids like decoctions, medicated oils milk, water etc. over head continuously for a specific period. This treatment is very useful and can be implemented very easily.

    6] Tulsi Tea For Heart ailments: As 'Tulsi' (basil) has a positive effect over blood pressure and also a de-toxicant, its regular use prevents heart attacks. A tonic may be prepared by mixing 1 gm of dry 'Tulsi' leaves with a spoonful of butter and some candy sugar or honey. Take twice a day; first thing in the morning and before going to bed at night. The drinking of Tulsi-leaf tea keeps the blood pressure even, and drunk regularly, keeps one free from cough and colds and other ailments associated with 'Kapha' dosha in the body. This tea is an instant pick-me-up (energy drink) also.
     
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    common cold ???

    [font=Times New Roman, Times, serif]12 tips for fighting the common cold

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    2. Rest.
    3. Keep warm.
    4. Use a salt-water rinse or sea-salt bath daily (2 cups salt, one bath tub of hot water, or 1 cup salt in one big pail of water).
    5. Gargle with warm water and salt three times a day.
    6. Do a nasal flush three times a day (use a syringe without a needle).
    Mix two pinches of salt in one cup of warm water. With the syringe, flush your sinus cavities with the saline solution. It will clear your nose instantly.
    7. Take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, morning and evening (with meals).
    8. Stop smoking.
    9. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
    10. Maintain a positive attitude.
    11. Prepare an inhalation. Place three drops of eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water. Cover with a towel and inhale from towel opening.
    12. Avoid all dairy products.
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    Headache

    Headache


    • By inhaling green ginger juice and tulsi juice and by putting its drops in to the nostrils gives relief from headache.
    • Grind garlic buds and apply its paste below the ears to get relief from headache.
    • Soak grapes and coriander seeds in cold water and then drink the water to get relief from headache.
    • Mix asafetida in water and put its drops into the nostrils to get relief from headache.
    • Rub dry ginger in water and apply its extract on the forehead to get relief from headache.
    • Mix ghee in milk and drink it to get relief from headache.
    • By eating hot fresh ghee's jalebi before sun rises, give relief from headache.
    • If you suffer from headache then by rubbing pure ghee on the forehead relieves headache.
    • By eating equal quantities of amla powder, sugar and ghee gives relief from headache.
    • Boil a cup of water adding in it 1 tsp of turmeric. By drinking this water and by taking its steam gives relief from headache.
    • Rub dry ginger in milk and put its 3-4 drops into the nostrils gives relief from headache.
    • By drinking the mixture of 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp tulsi juice gives relief from headache.
    • If a head aches then grind tulsi leaves and incense stick and apply its paste on the forehead to get quick relief from headache.
    • Headache is relieved by drinking coconut water.
    • Headache is relieved by rubbing clove oil.
    • Grind clove and tobacco leaves and apply its paste on the on the forehead to get relief from migraine.
    • Immerse both the legs in a luke warm salty water to relieve headache within 15 minutes.
    • Rub pepper in pure ghee and put its extract into the nostrils to get relief from headache.
    • Keep a pinch of salt on a tongue, after 10 minutes drink a glass of cold water to get relief from all types of headache.
    • Head ache is relieved by applying clove oil.
     
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    Cataract

    Cataract

    Opaqueness of the Eye Lens

    Cataract is a common eye disease. A cataract refers to an area of the lens of a person's eye that has become whitish and opaque instead of remaining clear. The result is that the person cannot see clearly.

    The crystalline lens, through which light travels into the interior of the eye, is situated just behind the iris or colored portion of the eye. In cataract, this lens becomes opaque, hence, seriously hampering the entrance of light into the eye. Blindness ensues when no light rays can permeate the opacity of the lens.

    Causes and Symptoms

    The first sign of cataract is blurred vision. The patient finds it difficult to see things in focus. As the disease progresses, the patient may get double vision or spots, or both. At first, vision in twilight may be better than in full daylight since light is admitted round the more widely-dilated pupil in the dark. In the advanced stage, objects and persons may appear as mere blobs of light, and there is a grayish-white discoloration in the pupil.

    There are three factors which contribute to the loss of transparency of the lens. These are deterioration in the nutrition of the lens which diminishes the vitality and resistance of the delicate lens fibers, deposits of acids and salts between the lens fibers which have an irritating effect on the lens tissues and exert an increasing pressure on its delicate fibers, gradually destroying them and disintegration of lens fibers which cloud the entire lens in the absence of appropriate measures.

    As in the case of most diseases, poisons in the blood stream due to dietetic errors and a faulty style of living, are the real cause of cataract The toxic matter in the blood stream spreads throughout the body to find shelter in any available weak spot. It strikes the lens if it has become weak through strain, excessive use of the eyes, and local irritation. The condition becomes worse with the passage of time and then a cataract starts developing. Other causes of cataract are stress and strain excessive intake of alcoholic drinks, sugar, and salt; smoking; certain physical ailments such as gastro intestinal or gall-bladder disturbances; diabetes; vitamin deficiencies; fatty acid intolerance; ageing; radiation; side-effects of drugs that have been prescribed for other diseases.

    Remedies

    Carrot: The use of carrots is considered beneficial in the treatment of cataract. The patient should take plenty of raw carrots daily. As an alternative, he may drink two glasses of fresh carrot juice, one each in the morning and evening.

    Garlic: The use of garlic is another effective home remedy for cataract. Two or three cloves should be eaten raw daily. They should be chewed slowly. Garlic helps to clean the crystalline lens of the eye.

    Pumpkin: The flowers of pumpkin are valuable in cataract. The juice of these flowers should be extracted and applied externally on the eyelids twice daily. It will stop further clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye.

    Aniseed: Aniseed is considered a useful remedy for cataract an equal quantity of aniseed and coriander powder should be mixed with one teaspoon of brown sugar, and the mixture should be taken in doses of 12 gm in the morning and evening.

    Honey: The use of unprocessed pure honey is another effective remedy for cataract, A few drops of this honey should be put in the eyes. This is an ancient Egyptian remedy which has benefited many patients.

    Almonds: Almonds are valuable in cataract. Seven kernels should be ground finely with half a gram of pepper (kali mirch) in half a cup of water, and drunk after sweetening the mixture with a teaspoon o ' f sugar candy. It helps the eyes to regain their vigor.

    Nutrients: Certain nutrients have also been found useful in cataract. Experiments have shown that animals develop cataract if deprived of pantothenic acid and amino acids, and tryptophane and vitamin B. needed for tryptophane assimilation. The diet of the cataract patient should, therefore, be high in vitamins B<sub>2</sub> and B<sub>6</sub> as well as the entire B complex group, pantothenic acid, vitamins C, D, E and other nutrients.

    Dietary Considerations

    A thorough cleansing of the body is essential. To start with, it will be advisable to undertake a fast of orange juice and water for three days. After this initial fast, a diet of a very restricted nature should be followed for two weeks. Breakfast may consist of seasonal juicy fruits. Raw vegetable salads with olive oil and lemon juice dressing, and soaked raisins, figs, or dates should be taken during lunch. Evening meals should consist of steamed vegetables and a few nuts. Potatoes should be avoided. After two weeks of this diet, the cataract patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits The emphasis should be on fresh juicy fruits and raw vegetables.

    The juice fast followed by the restricted diet should be repeated at an interval of three months. The patient should avoid white bread, sugar, cream, refined cereals, rice, boiled potatoes, puddings and pies, strong tea or coffee, alcoholic beverages, condiments, pickles, and sauces

    Other Measures

    A warm-water enema should be given daily during the juice fast. An Epsom salts bath is beneficial and should be taken twice a week. The patient should remain in the bath from twenty-five to thirty-five minutes till he perspires freely. After the bath, he should cool off gradually. Eyes should be closed and bathed externally, at least, twice daily with hot water containing Epsom salts.

    Eye exercises aimed at relaxing and strengthening of the eyes are also valuable in cataract. The details about these exercises as well as the procedure for palming have been explained in the chapter on Conjunctivitis.

    Fresh air and gentle outdoor exercise, such as walking, are other essentials. Exposure to heat and bright light should be avoided.
     
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    Defective Vision

    Defective Vision

    Myopia, Hypermetropia



    Myopia or short-sightedness refers to the inability to see far off objects clearly. It is a widely prevalent condition.

    Causes and Symptoms

    Myopia begins with blurred vision, particularly with regard to far-off objects. The blackboard at school, the screen in a cinema hall, or the TV screen may look blurred and the eyes of the sufferer may start watering due to strain. There may be itching and heaviness in the eyes, and the patient may suffer from a mild headache.

    The three chief causes of myopia are mental strain, wrong food habits, and improper blood and nerve supply, Mental strain puts a corresponding physical strain on the eyes, and their Muscles and nerves. Other causes of this eye disorder are reading in dim light or in too glaring a light; reading in moving trains, buses or cars; watching too much television and films; and excessive reading.

    Remedies

    Vitamin A: The intake of vitamin A is of utmost importance for improving vision. The best sources of this vitamin are raw spinach, turnip tops, milk cream, cheese, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, soya beans, green peas, fresh milk, oranges, and dates. If taken as a supplement, 25,000 IU of vitamin A are recommended daily.

    Triphala: Triphala, the famous Ayurvedic preparation, is considered beneficial in the treatment of myopia. This preparation consists of three myrobalans, namely, embelica myrobalan (am1a), chebulic myrobalan (harad), and belleric myroblan (bahera). A decoction of this preparation should be made by mixing thirty grams of Triphala in half a litre of water and should be taken by mouth and also used for washing the eyes twice a day. This will bring good results if continued for some months.

    Liquorice: Another effective remedy for myopia is liquorice. Half a teaspoon of powder of the root, mixed with an equal quantity of honey and half the quantity of ghee, should be given twice daily with a cup of milk on an empty stomach for the treatment of this condition.

    Chicory: The herb chicory or endive is extremely valuable in defective vision due to myopia. It contains food elements which are constantly needed by the optic system. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin A which is very useful for the eyes. The addition of juices of carrot, celery, and parsley to chicory juice makes it a highly nourishing food for the optic nerve and the muscular system. It can bring amazing results in correcting eye defects. Half a litre to one litre of this combination, taken daily, has frequently corrected eye troubles in the course of a few months to the extent that normal vision was regained, making the wearing of spectacles unnecessary. The formula proportions considered useful in this combination are 200 ml of carrot juice, 150 ml of celery juice, 75 ml of endive juice and 75 ml of parsley juice to make half a litre of this combination.

    Dietary Considerations

    Natural, uncooked foods are the best diet for defective vision. These foods include fresh fruits such as oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, plums, cherries; green vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, spinach and turnip tops; root vegetables like potatoes, turnips, carrot, onions, and beetroots; nuts, dried fruits, and dairy products. Cereals are also necessary, but they should only be consumed sparingly. Genuine whole meal bread is the best and most suitable, jams, cakes, pastries, white sugar, white bread, confectionery, tea, coffee, meat, fish, and eggs play havoc with the digestion and the body and should therefore be avoided.

    Other Measures

    A person suffering from defective vision should adopt the various methods of relaxing and strengthening the eyes as outlined in the chapter on Conjunctivitis. Besides these methods, the following measures are also beneficial in the treatment of defective vision:

    Sun Gazing- The subject should sit on a bench, facing the rising sun with his eyes closed, and gently sway sideways several times for ten minutes. He should then open his eyes and blink about ten times at the sun and look at some greenery.

    Splashing. Plain cold water should be splashed several times over closed eyes. The closed lids should then be rubbed briskly for a minute with a clean towel. This cools the eyes and boosts blood supply.

    Swinging: The subject should stand with his feet twelve inches apart, hands held loosely at his sides, his whole body and mind relaxed. He should sway his body from side to side gently, slowly, and steadily, with the heels rising alternately but not the rest of the foot This movement may be likened to the slow moving of the pendulum of a clock. Swinging should be done in front of a window or a picture, so that the window or picture appears to be moving in the opposite direction of the swing. When facing one end of the window or object, the subject should blink once.
     
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    Backache

    Backache

    Spondylosis, Lumbago

    Backache is one of the most common ailments prevalent today. Sedentary living habits, hazardous work patterns and psychological conditions associated with emotional stress, which bring about spasm of the muscles, cause backaches. As the back bears the weight of the entire body, overweight persons feel the strain on the back when they have to carry an extra load.

    Causes and Symptoms

    In most cases of backache, the pain is usually felt either in the middle of the back or lower down. It may spread to both sides of the waist and the hips. In a condition of acute pain, the patient is unable to move and is bedridden.

    About ninety per cent of backache patients suffer from what is called cervical and lumbar spondylosis. It is a degenerative disorder in which the different vertebrae adhere to each other through bony unions. As a result of this, the spine loses its flexibility.

    The main causes of backache and spondylosis are muscular tension, straining of the joints, poor posture, and incorrect nutrition resulting from dietetic errors and lack of exercise. Acute or chronic illnesses like kidney or prostate problems, female disorders, influenza, and arthritis, may also lead to backache. Other causes include stress and strain resulting from sitting for a long time, improper lifting of weights, high heels, and emotional problems which may cause painful muscle cramping.

    Remedies

    Garlic: The most important home remedy for backache is the use of garlic. Two or three cloves should be taken every morning to get results. An oil prepared from garlic and rubbed on the back will give great relief. This oil is prepared by frying ten cloves of garlic in 60 ml of oil in a frying pan. Any of the oils which are used as rubefacient, such as mustard oil, sesame oil, and coconut oil can be used according to one's choice. They should be fried on a slow fire till they are brown. After the oil has cooled, it should be applied vigorously on the back, and allowed to remain there for three hours. The patient may, thereafter, take a warm-water bath. This treatment should be continued for at least fifteen days.

    Lemon: Lemon is another useful remedy for backache. The juice of one lemon should be mixed with common salt and taken by the patient twice daily. It will give relief.

    Chebulic Myroblan: The use of Chebulic myroblan is beneficial in the treatment of backache. A small piece of this fruit should be eaten after meals, This will give quick relief.

    Vitamin C: Vitamin C has proved valuable in case of severe backaches. About 2,000 mg of this vitamin should be taken daily for treating this condition. Considerable improvement will be noticeable within two days.

    Potato: Raw Potato is an ancient home remedy for backache, characterized by incapacitating pain in the lumbar region, especially in the lower part of the back. Application of raw potato in the form of a poultice has been found very effective in this condition.

    Dietary Considerations

    The diet of those suffering from backache should consist of a salad of raw vegetables such as tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, radish, lettuce, and, at least, two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, spinach, and plenty of fruits, except bananas. The patient should have four meals daily. Fruit and milk are advised for breakfast, steamed vegetables and whole wheat chapatis for lunch-, fresh fruit or fruit juice in the evening; and a bowl of raw salad and sprouts during dinner.

    The patient should avoid fatty, spicy, and fried foods-, curd, sweetmeats and sugar; condiments; and tea and coffee. Foods that have been processed for preservation have few nutrients and should also be eliminated from the diet.

    Other Measures

    Smoking or taking tobacco in any from should be given up completely. Hot fomentation, alternate sponging, or application of heat to the back will also give immediate relief.

    Yogic asanas which are beneficial in the treatment of backache are bhujangasana, shalabhasana, halasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana.
     
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    Great great ginger

    Feed a cold.... ginger

    To use ginger to relieve cold symptoms or nausea, add 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced fresh ginger (peeled, if desired) in a large mug of boiling water and stir for several minutes. This herbal "tea" is also effective at alleviating some of those unwanted menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and headaches.

    Ginger on my mind

    In a study on depression, the smell of fresh ginger was considered by subjects to be so pleasant that they ranked it as one of the most calming fragrances among the choices tested. In one study of migraine sufferers, ginger was reviewed for its qualities as an analgesic when eaten, and as a provider of comfort via its aroma. In both aspects, ginger was able to provide at least some temporary relief from the debilitating headaches.

    Putting Ginger to Work

    Adding small amounts of ginger to your regular diet may also add big amounts of protection. Here are eight ways where a little bit of ginger can work its magic for you.

    * Stir a couple of teaspoons of grated fresh ginger into nut bread, muffin or banana bread batter.

    * Include a half teaspoonful of dried ginger in rice pudding or bread pudding recipes.

    * Heat a few pieces of candied ginger in a quarter-cup of maple syrup; pour over waffles or pancakes.

    * Toss a spoon of minced ginger in the steamer basket when preparing fresh vegetables.

    * Cook rice with minced fresh ginger and raisins for a piquantly healthy pulao.

    * Add finely chopped pieces of peeled ginger root to fruit pie fillings.

    * Grate some peeled fresh ginger over vanilla ice cream.

    * Simmer matchsticks of fresh ginger with fruit for a snazzy compote.

    An all-round good guy

    The concentrated antioxidants in ginger guard against cancer before it starts by halting cell damage caused by rogue oxygen molecules. Other powerful compounds in ginger show the ability to stop existing tumours from reproducing and even kill some pre- and early-stage cancer cells. Scientists have found other attributes to ginger, including evidence that ginger can:

    * Prevent blood clots from forming.

    * Reduce blood cholesterol.

    * Kill harmful micro organisms that contaminate food.

    * Protect against unwanted microbes that pass into the digestive system.

    * Soothe the symptoms associated with colds (and even be toxic to the types of viruses believed to cause the common cold).

    * Work topically as an antibacterial ointment, provide relief for arthritis pain and swelling and inhibit development of pre-cancerous skin growths.

    * Act as an effective anti-nausea remedy, especially for the nausea associated with motion sickness and pregnancy.
     

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