Nose blockage with severe cold 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. Nose running Rub a nutmeg (jaiphal) on a smooth grinding stone along with some cow's milk. Apply this paste on forehead and nose. Obesity Mix lime juice with honey and water. Drink a glass of this every morning. Mix 3 teaspoon lime juice with ¼ teaspoon powdered black pepper (kali mirch) and 1 teaspoon honey along with 1 cup water and drink for 3 months. Take 1 teaspoon lime juice with 1 cup water in the morning. Eat 10 fresh, fully grown curry leaves (curry patta) every morning for 3 to 4 months. Eat a tomato before breakfast. Old age problems Boil 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak) in 1 cup water till reduced to ½ cup. Add to it ½ cup cow's milk, 2 pieces of cardamom (chhoti illaichi), 5 strands of saffron (kesar) and 1 teaspoon sugar. Drink every morning. Physical weakness Soak 2 or 3 dried figs (anjeer) overnight in 1 cup water. Eat them along with 1 tablespoon honey the next morning. Continue for a month. Fry in 1 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoon each wheat flour, almond paste and poppy seeds (khuskhus) paste. Eat this along with 1 cup boiled leaves of fenugreek (methi). Piles Mix 1 teaspoon fresh juice of mint (pudina) leaves with 1 teaspoon lemon juice & 1 tablespoon honey. Take 3 times a day. Boil a mashed ripe banana in 1 teacup milk & take 2-3 times a day. Mix juice of 15-20 tender curry leaves (kadi patta) with 1 teaspoon honey & drink. Take 1 tablespoon black cumin seeds (kala jeera) and roast them. Mix in another tablespoon of black cumin seeds (unroasted) and powder them finely. Take ½ teaspoon of this powder with a glass of water everyday. Wash 2-3 dried figs (anjeer) very well & soak in a glass of cold water overnight. Have it first thing in the morning. Similarly have figs in the evening that have been soaked in the morning. Have them for 2-3 weeks for good results. It is effective in ordinary as well as bleeding piles. 3 teaspoon of the juice of the leaves of bitter gourd (karela) mixed with a glassful of buttermilk taken every morning for a month is a good remedy for piles. The juice of radish (mooli) or consuming fresh radish is very effective. The juice should be given in doses of 60-90 ml morning & evening. Take ½ teaspoon each of powder of dried pomegranate flowers (anaar daana), poppy seeds (khuskhus) & dried neem leaves, twice a day with milk for bleeding piles. Consuming buttermilk after food is very beneficial in the treatment and eradication of piles. Mix ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) powder & rock salt (white) to your buttermilk. Precaution : Constipation should be avoided as it leads to an aggravation of piles. Pimples/acne/Blackheads Application of fresh mint (pudina) juice over face every night cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water (gulab jal). Apply on face and keep for ½ hour. 15-20 days of this application helps cure pimples and also removes blemishes & scars. Rub nutmeg (jaiphal) in unboiled milk to form a paste. Apply on the face & let it dry. Wash off with warm water. Do it 2-3 times a day. You will see the pimples disappearing in 3-4 days. A couple of garlic (lasan) cloves, crushed & rubbed on the face 1-2 times a day. This process is further helped by taking raw garlic regularly. Have 1-2 cloves in the morning. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning. Grind some neem leaves with water to a fine paste. Apply on infected area. w Grind equal quantity of nutmeg (jaiphal), black pepper (kali mirch) and sandalwood. Apply on affected area. Clean face with rose water (gulab jal) 2-3 times a day. The orange peel (santare ka chilka) is very valuable in the treatment of acme & pimples. Pound the peel with water on a piece of stone and apply in the affected area. When oranges are not in season, dry peel in shade. Powder the dried peels & store. Prickly heat Mix dry sandalwood powder with rose water (gulab jal) to make a paste. Apply on affected parts. When dry, wash it off. It prevents excessive sweating & heals inflamed skin. Reproductive weakness Boil 1 cup milk with ½ teaspoon pepper powder and 6 to 8 crushed almonds. Take at bedtime. Rheumatic pain Boil 3 tablespoon powdered nutmeg (jaiphal) in 1 cup sesame oil (til ka tel). Cool and apply on affected parts. 2 to 3 teaspoon pepper powder is fried in 2 teaspoon sesame oil (til ka tel) until charred. When it is warm, it is applied on the affected areas and massaged lightly. A 3-inch piece of dried ginger (sonth) is ground with a grape-sized piece of asafoetida (hing) in milk. The paste is applied on the affected area. The area is exposed to the sun for imparting warmth and heat. Scars removal from face Blanch & grind a few almonds to a fine paste with 2 tablespoon milk and one tablespoon each of orange & carrot juice. Apply well on face and neck. Leave for ½ hour, then wash off. Apply one tablespoon finely ground raw papaya on face and neck. Keep for 15-20 minutes and wash off. Wash face with coconut water (nariyal pani). Apply coconut water on face and leave for 15-20 minute before washing it off. Grind one teaspoon yellow mustard (peeli rai) to a paste with 1 tablespoon malai/cream & apply on face and neck. Leave for 15-20 minutes. This also removes itching as well as blemishes from the skin. Wash & grind a few fresh mint (pudina) leaves to a smooth paste. Apply & leave for ½ hour or apply every night before going to sleep. This helps in getting rid of pimples along with the blemishes.