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Harmless Home Remedies.

Discussion in 'Ask ChitVish' started by Chitvish, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello vidhukumar !

    Dear VK,
    Thanks for your mail. If the thippili you have is small stick like, 2-3" long, it is kanadanthippili.
    Indhuppu is
    Indhuppu -Saindhavam -Sodium Chloride
    This is from a site. The other names, I do not know the english equivalents. I think they may not be available outside India, in which case , do with available ingredients !
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    a fascinating thread

    Dear Mrs Chithra,

    I probably make the recipes/remedies in this thread the least, compared to your other recipes. This is mainly because I don't have the nattu marundu at hand. But I must say that this thread is the one that fascinates me most and if there are five new recipes, I check this thread first.

    I have a few requests, I will be grateful if you can,please, consider them at leisure:

    1) Can you give us a list of nattu marundhu that we must keep at home- something like a herbal first aid kit of raw stuff. Then we can get these and make your remedies as and when.

    2) Repeatedly I see ladies asking abt hairloss and premature greying.I also have this problemin abundance. Can you share some oils and podis for washing hair?

    3) Can you give us a home made recipe for snanapodi? It will be so nice to have a nice alternative to soap.

    I know that someof my requests are a bit far fetched. Just consider what is easy for your posting.

    Thanking you in advace
    Sincerely
    Vidya
     
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    Hello Vidya !

    Dear Vidya,
    I was also hesitating to start this thread because, leave alone the availability, I can't translate the names into Hindi or english !
    I have a snana podi which i shall post & a simple hair oil with curry leaves which is perhaps the only possible preparation for N R I s.
    I shall consider your other request as well. But I have to admit that I am not competent as much as you all think - I just know some basics !
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Payaru Kanji & Thogayal - Makes an excellant breakfast, as well !

    Boiled rice - 1 cup

    Whole moong - ½ cup

    Methi seeds - 2 tsp

    Garlic - 2 pieces ( optional)

    Coconut - 1 cup

    Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp

    Curry leaves - few

    Salt

    Soak rice & moong for I hour.

    Wash & mix methi seeds & garlic.

    Add 5-6 cups of water &pressurise for 15 mts.

    Add I cup of warm water to the coconut & extract milk.

    Cool the cooker, open the contents, add salt, coconut milk curry leaves.
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    Serve with this thogayal:

    Fried red chillies - 7,8

    Coconut - 1 cup

    Tamarind paste - 2 tsp

    Curry leaves - few

    Salt

    Grind together.
     
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    Dhaniya-Dry Ginger Coffee - the traditional stimulant !

    “Chukku kapi “ is always a favourite , particularly in winter & on rainy days.

    Milk is only optional – it is tasty without milk also, when taken hot.

    The best method to drink it is, using “ pananchakkarai “ or “karuppatti” ( black molasses)– ofcourse, if you cannot get either, use jaggery or sugar.

    They help digestion & are supposed to induce good sleep..

    Dhaniya coffee powder(1):

    Dhaniya - 100gms

    Dry Ginger – 50 gms

    Parangi pattai - 50 gms

    Kadukkai - 5

    Cardamom - 15

    Dry in sun & powder.

    Dhaniya Coffee powder(2):

    Dhaniya - 25 gms

    Sarasaparilla roots - 25 gms (nannari)

    Saunf - 15 gms

    Pepper - 5 gms

    Athimathuram - 10 gms

    Amukkirakkizangu - 25 gms

    Dry ginger - 10 gms

    Cardamom - 5 gms

    Cloves - 5 gms

    Dry all ingredients in sun & powder.

    Sieve in a big holed sieve, lightly roast to pink & grind in a mixi like rava.

    10gms powder - 1 cup

    chukku coffee

    Dhaniya - 5 parts

    Jeera - 3 parts

    Pepper - ½ part

    Dry ginger - 1 piece

    Dhaniya malt:

    Dhaniya - 250 gms

    Dry ginger - 50 gms

    Roast lightly & powder.

    For 2 cups water add 1 tbsp.

    Chukku Malli Coffee:

    Dhaniya - 2 cups

    Dry ginger - 6 big pieces

    Pepper - 1 tbsp

    Dry in sun & powder.

    For this specially, “karuppatti” ( black molasses) is better than “ pananchakkarai”.
     
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    Curry leaves Hair Oil - very simple to make at home !

    Wash well & grind fine, fresh curry leaves, as fine as possible with minimum water.( for those living in India, “ammi-grinding” is best). For 2 cups of coconut oil lemon size of paste is correct.

    Mix both in a kadai & put on fire. Heat on a low flame till the paste becomes like “ sand”. Let it stand for 24 hrs. Then strain the oil & use.

    !, 2 granules of edible camphor can be added to mask the prominent smell of coconut oil & curry leaves.

    Application of this oil is good for hair-growth as well as to prevernt premature hair-greying.
     
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    For cough & cold ( 2) - Yet another kashayam.

    Equal amounts of:

    Pepper

    Jeera

    Dhaniya

    Omum (ajwain)

    Kandathippili

    Sathakuppai

    Dry neem flowers

    Dry ginger

    Fry each till golden & crush everything together.

    To 2 tsp powder add 2 cups of water & boil.

    Reduce to 1 cup, strain, add honey & drink.

    Drink twice a day.
     
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    Dhaniya podi - does pep you up !

    Dhaniya - 1 cup

    Gram dhal - ½ cup

    Tur dhal - ½ cup

    Red chillies - 4

    Hing - 1 tsp

    Salt

    Tamarind - marble size (optional)

    Fry first 3 ingredients, each separately, on a dry kadai.

    Add ¼ tsp oil, fry red chillies & hing.

    Dry roast salt also.

    Tamarind can be made into small pieces & dried or the ball deepfried to make it crisp.

    Powder dhaniya, red chillies, salt & tamarind first

    Then add dhals & hing & powder.
    Some prefer not to add gram dhal.
     
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    For crack in the feet.

    Dry roast alum ( known as padikaram in tamil) in an iron kadai or ladle. It will roast like popcorn. Powder it, make a paste with olive oil or coconut oil. Apply it for a few days – it is very effective.
     
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    Periods - Safe ways to postpone & prepone.

    This is a common problem for all ladies when there is a religious function or a travel planned etc. The following will help – ofcourse you can’t say , they will work 100 %. It varies with individuals, but they are absolutely harmless. Atleast they will not tamper with the harmones !

    If you suddenly get at odd times:

    Buy sabja seeds ( used for falooda, also called tukmaria or falooda seeds). Soak 1 tsp in ¼ cup curds overnight. Swallow it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Bleeding will stop.

    To postpone:

    1 - Everyday in the morning take the above sabja seed – curd mixture, eat 2 bananas & drink a cup of water. You are not likely to get it the whole day !

    2 – On an empty stomach eat a handful of raw fried gram ( pottukadalai) & drink a cup of water. You can have coffee only after minimum one hour. You are not likely to get it the whole day.

    3- On an empty stomach - add lime juice to hot (not necessarily boiling) milk till it just cudles. Drink this.

    To prepone:

    1 – Eat seasame seeds+ jaggery ( 1 tbsp each) together.

    2 – Eat a tiny pea size camphor wrapped in one “ vethalai” – betel leaf.

    3 – On an empty stomach drink 1 tbsp of ginger juice mixed with 2-3 tbsp of jaggery.
     
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