Apply a teaspoon of olive oil mixed with ½ a teaspoon of lime juice. Leave it for 20-25 minute & then wash off. Take the pulp of a ripe tomato. Add a few drops of lemon juice & rub on the face and neck. Leave for 20-25 minute. Wash off. If your skin is dry, rub a stick of sandalwood in milk & if skin is oily rub it in rose water (gulab jal) and then apply on face. Leave for an hour and then wash with cold water. Very effective during summers. For a dry & blemished skin, mix a tablespoon gram flour (besan), add a pinch of turmeric (haldi), ¼ teaspoon orange peel (santare ka chilka) powder, a teaspoon curd (dahi) & a teaspoon milk. Apply on face & neck. When skin feels taunt, rub it off with finger tips or wash off with tap water. Scars due to burn Boil 1 cup neem bark in 4 cups water. Remove from fire and shake liquid. Apply the emerging froth on the affected area. Repeat several times and for several days. Sexual debility Fry equal quantities of carom (ajwain) seeds and kernel of tamarind seeds (imli ke beej) in ghee. Powder and store in a dry, cool place. Mix 1 teaspoon of this powder in a glass of milk along with 1 tablespoon honey. Drink daily at bedtime. Make paranthas of wheat flour by adding ½ cup fenugreek (methi) leaves, ½ teaspoon ground almonds, ½ teaspoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) and a little ghee. Eat every day for 40 days. Soak 8 to 10 almonds and 1 teaspoon rice overnight. Remove the outer skin. Grind into a fine paste. Mix in some milk and a pinch of turmeric (haldi) powder. Boil and drink along with sugar candy (mishri) or ordinary sugar to taste. Take 2 teaspoon of amla juice and mix it with two teaspoonfuls each honey and lime juice. Add 1 teacup water and drink on an empty stomach every morning. (Attention: The treatment should continue for at least 120 days to achieve expected results.) Boil 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in a cup of water and drink. ½ teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice mixed with honey and a semi-boiled egg, taken at night. Mix ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder in teaspoon honey and take with a half-boiled egg an hour before going to bed. Onion seeds (kalaunji) dried and powdered, 1 teaspoon eaten 3 times daily along with sugar or honey. Boil 1 teacup milk with ½ teaspoon black pepper (kali mirch) powder and 6 to 8 crushed almonds. Take at bedtime. Grind 2 or 3 teaspoon dried pomegranate seeds (anaar dana) and take once or twice along with milk. Mix ¼ teaspoon saffron (kesar) with milk. Take twice daily. Mix sesame seeds (til) with jaggery (gur) and eat. Sexual under-development in women 6 to 8 almonds, crushed and mixed in 1 cup milk along with 1 egg yolk, ½ teaspoon ground sesame seeds (til) and 1 teaspoon honey. Take once or twice a day. Sexual weakness Onion seeds (kalaunji) powdered, 1 teaspoon eaten 3 times daily along with sugar or honey. Skin allergies Grind 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khuskhus) with 1 teaspoon water. Add 1 teaspoon lime juice. Apply on the affected areas. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice with sandalwood paste and apply all over. Skin cracked For dry, cracked hands apply a mixture of grated potato soaked in olive oil. Leave this on for 10 minutes and then rinse off. Skin complexion Mix equal quantities of almond oil and honey and apply on the face. Sneezing w Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 cup water till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every morning and evening for a few days. Sprain Chop raw onions (pyaz) and put in a towel. Place this over the sprain to relieve pain and bring down the swelling. Alternatively, make a footbath of lavender oil and water and soak your ankle, but do not massage the area. Grind lime leaves into a fine paste. Mix it with an equal quantity of butter. Apply on the affected areas. Mix equal parts of almond oil & garlic oil and massage over the affected parts Stomach ache Swallow with warm water, 1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and pinch of salt. 1 teaspoon pure ghee mixed with a pinch of asafoetida (hing), swallow with warm water. Mix 1 teaspoon mint (pudina) juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, juice of ¼" piece ginger (adrak) and a pinch of black salt (kala namak) and drink it. Mix a little asafoetida (hing) with water to make a paste. Apply on and around the navel. Drink 1-2 teaspoon brandy with a little warm water. Gives immediate relief from gas. Mix carom seeds (ajwain) with lemon juice and dry in the sun. Bottle it and have a teaspoon whenever you feel that something is wrong with your stomach (very good for stomach - digestion, gas, indigestion etc.) And then there is the age old method of using a hot water bottle and lying down on your stomach to get relief. stomach pain around navel Grind 2 teaspoon each carom seeds (ajwain) and dried ginger (sonth) into a fine powder. Add a little black salt (kala namak). Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture with 1 teacup warm water frequently. Stomach, burn Take 1 teaspoon fenugreek seed (methi daana) powder along with milk or buttermilk (chhach) twice daily for a few days. Stomach upset (loose motions) For children : ripe & sweet apples crushed to a pulp (can be steamed) can be given as 1-4 tablespoon several times a day. Mashed ripe banana with a little salt, should be taken 2-3 time a day. A teaspoon of date (khajoor) paste mixed with a little honey, given three times a day is very effective for regulating the bowels 5-10 gms of amla seed powder mixed with buttermilk (chhach) should be taken for 1-2 days. Crush 8-10 curry leaves (curry patta). Mix with a cup of thin buttermilk (chhach) and have 2-3 times a day.