1. Mix equal quantities of dried curry leaves (curry patta), lime peel (nimbu ka chilka), Shikakai, fenugreek seeds (methi daana) & green gram (moong saboot) and grind them finely. Store and use as a substitute for soap or shampoo. 2. Apply fenugreek (methi) seeds, ground with some water and the paste on the head. Allow to soak at least for 40 minutes before washing. Use every morning for a month. Hair Loss Apply a little almond oil (badam ka tel) on scalp frequently and massage. Hair Greying Wet a lemon half and rub lemon juice into the scalp well. Wash off after it turns dry. Grind 1 tablespoon each, pulp of amla and lime juice. Massage this into the hair before going to bed. Wash it next morning. Soak shredded ginger (adrak) in honey. Eat a spoonful every morning. Hair Thinning Bathe the hair in 1 cup coconut milk twice or thrice a week for a few months. Head heaviness Grind the fresh amla fruits into a fine paste and apply on affected parts. Grind 2 to 3 cloves (laung) into a fine paste along with ½ teaspoon dried ginger (sonth) and apply on nose, forehead, etc. Headache Roast some ajwain dry on a tawa. Tie it in a muslin bag and sniff frequently. Make a paste of 2-3 powdered cloves (laung) and salt. Apply this paste on the forehead. A paste made of dry ginger (sonth) with a little water or milk when applied to the forehead also gives relief. A ripe apple, after removing the upper rind and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on an empty stomach. Continue for a week. This yields good results even in case of chronic headaches. Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air. Crush an onion and apply the paste on the head. Grind 10-15 tulsi leaves with 4 cloves (laung) and 1 teaspoon dried ginger (sonth) into a paste and apply. Tulsi Tea: Mix 8-10 basil (tulsi) leaves, ½" piece ginger (adrak), 7 black pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) powdered coarsely with 1 large cup (200 ml) water. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and keep for 2-3 minutes. Strain, add boiled milk, sugar and drink warm. Lie down covering yourself with a sheet for 5-10 minutes. It is very helpful in headaches, cold, indigestion. Drink 2-3 times a day. (For children reduce quantity to half. ) Follow the simple Chinese accupressure technique and say goodbye to those nasty headaches. This can be done anywhere and at any time. Place your thumb on the web of skin between the thumb and index finger of your other palm and apply pressure for about two minutes. Repeat on the other hand. However, this Chinese accupressure massage is not recommended for pregnant women. Headache due to exposure to cold air 1. Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (dalchini) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the affected parts. Headache on one side w Powder equal quantities of liquorice (mulathi) and cumin (jeera). Take ¼ teaspoon every day along with 1 teaspoon honey for a month. Mix 1 teaspoon each of the following powders and store: camphor (kapoor), nutmeg (jaiphal), cardamom (chhoti illaichi) and cloves (laung). Take 2 pinches with warm water. Heart attack w Take ½ teaspoon garlic (lasan) powder every day. Heart burn Add 1 tablespoon mint (pudina) leaves to 1 cup water. Take twice or thrice a day. Heart pain Boil ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder in 1 cup water. Drink thrice daily. Heart palpitation Boil ¼ teaspoon powdered cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds in thin tea water and drink. Heart problem Eat ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing) along with one large raisin (kishmish) every day. Heart weakness w Regular intake of ripe bananas strengthens the heart. Heat exhaustion Apply some sandalwood oil on the forehead. Heat stroke Have the cooling drink 'panna'. To prepare this, cook unripe or green mangoes in hot ashes. Extract the pulp and mix with water and sugar. You may even pressure cook the mangoes if you cannot make provision for the ashes. Heels having pain Mix equal amounts by weight of carom seeds (ajwain), onion seeds (kalaunji) fenugreek seeds (methi daana) and saboot isabgol. Have 1 tablespoon every day first thing in the morning. If you like you can grind them slightly in the mixer - makes it more effective. This treatment takes a couple of months but is a sure shot remedy. Note : Saboot isabgol, tiny very light pinkish particles, will be available with your grocer or if you request him he will get it for you from the wholesale market. Do not use the husk which is generally used by people for constipation as that is less effective but not harmful. If saboot isabgol is not available husk can be used but if takes longer for the pain to go. Hepatitis 1 to 2 teaspoon fresh juice of coriander (dhania) leaves is mixed in 1 cup buttermilk and taken 2-3 times. Hiccups Drink ½ glass water, slowly. w Keep a teaspoon of sugar in your month and suck slowly.