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handy home remedies

Discussion in 'Nature Cure' started by vidyasundar, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Sindhuja

    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    Vidya,
    Really very handy. Thanks!

    Sindhu
     
  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks Vidya, for the home remedies information.
    very useful!
    sriniketan
     
  3. Jaishree123

    Jaishree123 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Vidyasunder,

    Very nice thread
    especially the one for nappy rashes..I need it for my baby.
    i was looking for some home remedy for blackheads. I have lot of blackheads on my nose.
    pls suggest something for it.
    Any of u if u know some thing to get rid of these blackheads without going to the beauty parlour. pls suggest

    Thanks
    Jaishree
     
  4. asharao

    asharao Senior IL'ite

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    Hi! Vidya,

    Wonderful tips.i wish I know many of this earlier.Better late than never.Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

    Regards,

    Asha Rao;-)
     
  5. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    for the black heads

    take a tomato cut it into 2 halves start rubbing smoothly in circular motions clockwise and anticlockwise continue till both the halves are used up handle softly. dont you rub very hard as it shud go in 1day. do this b4 going 4 shower.

    grate a piece of potato. place a tissue/paper towel on ur face now spread the grated potato on the top tissue especially the affected areas. leave it for 20 mins or till it gets dried up. this after shower.


    u can do this daily potato if not daily atleast tomato daily. you could see the changes in 10 days.
     
  6. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    nappy rash

    • keep the skin as dry as possible by changing nappies as soon as they get wet or soiled
    • wash and rinse your baby with clean water( no soap or scented wipes) paying attention to all creases, wiping from front to back for girls.
    • pat dry with soft towel unless the area is sore, in which case use a hair dryer on a very gentle heat.
    • let baby go without a nappy for frequent periods each day. place him/her on several thickness of towel with a plastic sheet or changing mat underneath to soak up any urine.
    • try changing your brand of nappy for a more absorbent variety better cloth nappies which is softer on the skin than disposable ones.
    now how to get rid of rashes

    apply calendula (marigold0 cream to the area each time u change the nappy

    non scented men's shaving cream can be used like an ointment it soothes the diaper rash and takes the rashes away

    apply pure egg white on rashes and leave it to dry b4 giving baby bath

    hope u will find this useful
    regards
    vidyasundar
     
  7. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    Methi: abundant benefits & uses

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    USED in many forms such as fresh leaves, dried plants and seeds, methis is at the same time a vegetable, an aromatic spice and a medicine. Ayurvedic seers of olden days gave no reference of it in their work and it was only the treatises of later origin which mentioned methi’s curative and healing properties. Methi has been used both as food and medicine in almost all ancient civilisations.

    Called methika in Sanskrit, fenugreek in English and Trigonella foenum-graceum scientifically, methi is bitter in taste and light, unctuous and hot in effect. It aggravates pitta but pacifies vata and kapha. It is cultivated as a quick cash crop but its other variety grows wild in the plains of India. Leaves of methi contain various nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals while many alkaloids and oils have been separated from its seeds.

    Methi has very good medicinal properties. Its green leaves are mainly digestive, appetiser, anti-flatulent, mildly laxative and anti-inflammatory. Methi seeds are more hot in effect and are a hervine tonic. Methi is also considered to be very effective in post delivery cases as it promotes lactation and controls body-aches.

    Pandit Bhavprakash has written that methi relieves indigestion, colic and distention and also checks nausea and vomiting. The seeds are quite useful in treating a number of other disorders like arthritis, low backache, sciatica and muscular pain. Recent clinical trials confirming that methi seeds possess good anti-diabetic properties have inspired many pharmaceutical companies to come up with new herbo-mineral combinations which contain methi in suitable forms. Here are some common uses of methi:

    Digestive disorders: As a home remedy, methi seeds are useful in combating indigestion, flatulence and sluggishness of the liver. A simple decoction of the seeds helps alleviate colic problems due to the retention of gas.

    Sciatica and low backache: Seasoned ayurvedic physicians advise patients to use methi seeds in the Sciatica-Lumbago Syndrome and also in the early stage of rheumatoid arthritis. For this purpose, 1 gm of the powder of methi and sonth each is given with a little jaggery and warm water two or three times a day.

    Post-delivery cases: Take 250 gm of crushed methi seeds and fry these in ghee with one kilogram of wheat flour and then add the same amount of sugar to it. Two teaspoonfuls of this combination, if given daily with warm milk in post delivery cases, help in quick normalisation besides promoting sufficient lactation in nursing mothers.

    Diabetes: As an adjunct, one teaspoonful of powdered methi seeds can be taken daily by diabetics. The same amount of seeds can be soaked in a cup of water at night. This water should be taken in the morning. The regime also lowers the serum lipid level besides helping in weight reduction.

    In most of the Indian homes, methi seeds are an indispensable part of the spice-shelf whereas its green leaves are cooked and consumed as a vegetable. Since methi seeds are hot in effect, patients suffering from high blood pressure and haemorrhagic disorders are advised not to take it in high doses and for a long period.
     
  8. valarmathee

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    Hi Vidya,

    Excellent home remedies, Some of them I have used earlier and gave good results. Keep it up and we expecting more from you.:2thumbsup:

    With love
    Mathee
     
  9. GauriMore

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    Hi Vidhya ,
    Those are awesome tips..very very handy indeed ...thanks for posting..
     
  10. roopadadia

    roopadadia Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Vidya,

    Any home remedies for high BP & cholesterol.

    Roopa.
     

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