· Menstruation, excessive bleeding Grind some bel leaves into a fine paste. Take 1 teaspoon with warm water and drink some cold water as well. Grind 10 fresh lead buds of figs (anjeer) and apply on the lower abdomen below the navel for a few hours. Repeat this frequently. Boil 1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) seeds in 2 cups water till it is reduced to 1 cup. Add sugar to taste and drink when lukewarm. Repeat twice or thrice a day. Menstruation, painful and irregular A piece of fresh ginger (adrak), ground and boiled in a cup of water. The infusion is taken thrice daily after meals along with sugar. Morning sickness Mix 1 teaspoon each fresh juice of mint (pudina) and lime along with 1 tablespoon honey. Take 3 times a day. Mix juice of 15-20 tender curry leaves (curry patta) with 2 teaspoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon sugar. Take in the morning. Mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder with 1 tablespoon freshly extracted amla juice. Take 3 times a day. ½ teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint (pudina) juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey, taken frequently Mosquito bite Apply lime juice diluted with water on body. Mouth infection Powder dried mint (pudina). Use as toothpowder. Mouth Inflammation Soak 1 tablespoon crushed liquorice (mulathi) root in 2 cups water for 2 to 3 hours and use it for gargling frequently. Mouth ulcers (chhale) Mix some coconut milk with honey and massage the gums 3 to 4 times a day. Gargle with (or apply) freshly extracted coconut milk from a ripe coconut frequently. Mix the pulp of a ripe bel fruit with jaggery (gur) and eat once a day. Mix 1 tea cup bel pulp with 1 teaspoon sugar and eat early morning on an empty stomach for 3 days. Coriander (dhania) decoction prepared by boiling 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (saboot dhania) in 1 cup water, gargled when lukewarm, frequently. Chew one or two tender leaves of fig (anjeer) and leaf buds frequently and wash the mouth with warm water. Soak 1 tablespoon crushed liquorice (mulathi) root in 2 cups water for 2 to 3 hours and use it for gargling frequently. Boil 2 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) leaves along with ½ cup green gram (moong dal) and 10 small onions. Eat regularly. Fenugreek seeds (methi dana), fried and powdered. This is added to drinking water. Drink 2-3 times daily for 2-3 days. An infusion of fenugreek (methi) leaves gargled 5-6 times daily for a couple of days. Mucus in cough Pour 1 cup boiling water over ½ teaspoon each of ginger (adrak) powder, clove (laung) powder and cinnamon (dalchini) powder. Filter. Sweeten with 1 teaspoon honey and drink. Muscular cramps Apply clove oil on the affected parts. Apply clove oil as poultice on the affected areas Muscular pain Warm the papaya leaf over the fire and apply on affected parts. Heat ginger (adrak) paste with turmeric (haldi) paste (1:1) and apply. Soak ½ teaspoon liquorice (mulathi) root powder in 1 cup water and leave overnight. Mix into the infusion 1 cup rice gruel (cooked broken rice) and take every morning. Nasal congestion Crush a fistful of carom seeds (ajwain) and tie up in a cotton napkin and place it near the pillow. Put 1 teaspoon cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds on burning coal and inhale the smoke. Nervousness Apply fresh lime juice on the head. Massage well before showering off. Steep 1 tablespoon mint (pudina) leaves in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Drink the infusion, do not boil. Nose bleeding Drop lemon juice in nostrils. Use juice of fresh coriander leaves (dhania) as nasal drops. Dip a cotton bud in rose water and dab it on to the inside of your nostrils to stop the bleeding. Nose bleeding due to body heat Lemon juice dropped into nostrils provides excellent relief. Juice of fresh coriander leaves (dhania) can be used as nasal drops. Nose blockage due to cold and phlegm Make into a very fine powder equal quantities of the following: cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds, cinnamon (dalchini), black pepper (kali mirch) and cumin (jeera). Sniff this powder frequently to induce sneezing.