Swallow ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (sarson) mixed with ½ teaspoon pure ghee. Grind 4 cardamom (chhoti illaichi) well. Boil it in 2½ cups or ½ litre water. When about 1 cup water remains, remove from fire and sieve it through a muslin cloth. Let it cool. When warm, drink a glassful. Works like magic. Suck 2-3 small pieces of fresh ginger (adrak). This helps in hiccups which keep occurring again and again High Blood Pressure Restrict salt intake and drink plenty of fluids (at least 8-10 glasses of water daily) Drink curry leaves (curry patta) juice initially 3 times a day (1 glassful) for 1-2 months and then reduce to only once in the morning. Have it on empty stomach. For taking out juice: fill your mixy with washed curry leaves, add ½ - 3/4 glass water. Churn well and sieve. Add ½ - 1 lemon juice and drink fresh. Have single pod garlic (lasan), one pod first thing every morning or if this is not available, have 1-2 cloves of ordinary garlic (lasan). If you get discomfort with having garlic first thing in the morning, have 2 cloves twice a day - swallow with water any time or with meals. Mix 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon ginger (adrak) juice, 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) powder. Have twice a day. Go on an apple diet for a few days. It has a diuretic effect and thus brings down the B.P. Fruits such as mausami, orange, peaches (aaru), plum (aloo <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">bukhara</st1:City></st1lace>), watermelon (tarbooz) are also beneficial. Having rice, particularly brown rice as the main staple food is very beneficial. As rice has very low sodium content and low cholesterol, it is a perfect diet for those who have been advised to have low salt diets. Consumption of natural diuretics like coconut water, butter milk, coriander (dhania) juice (make from green coriander in the same way as curry leaves juice) is very beneficial. Last but not the least, rest, relaxation and good sleep are effective in keeping B.P. under control. Drink coriander (dhania) juice made from fresh dhania (same way as curry leaves juices) 3 times a day. If this is not effective, start having fenugreek (methi) juice instead (made from fresh methi) and if this is also not effective, move to curry leaves juice. Drink each juice for 10-12 days at least before you decide. If it is not working and then move to the next one. Hoarseness Take 1 teaspoon onion juice mixed with 1 teaspoon honey. Pour 1 glass boiling water on a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon (dalchini) and cardamom (chhoti illaichi). Filter and use as a gargle when warm. Boil 2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf) in barley water and take twice or thrice a day. Hoarse voice Mix seeds of cardamom (chhoti illaichi) along with 1 tablespoon honey. Eat every day. Indigestion Boil 5-6 sticks of powdered cinnamon (dalchini) in a glass of water. Add a pinch of pepper powder and little honey. A tablespoon of above concoction taken ½ hour after meals relieves indigestion and flatulence (gas). Mix ¼ teaspoon pepper powder, ¼ teaspoon of cumin (jeera) powder to a glass of buttermilk. Have this 1-2 times a day. A golden rule to avoid indigestion: get up from the dining table when you can still eat some more or are a little hungry. Chew food well. Add 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (adrak) to 1 cup water. Cover and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Stain and drink 1-2 times a day. Soak one teaspoon of celery seeds in a glass of buttermilk for 5-6 hours. Grind in the same buttermilk and drink it 1-2 times a day. Insect bites Drink 2 to 3 teaspoon coriander (dhania) leaf juice mixed in 1 cup water. Also apply sandalwood paste on the affected area. Take 1 teaspoon basil (tulsi) leaf juice and drink with water. Also apply externally. Insomnia (Sleeplessness) w Consume plenty of curd. Also massage head with curd before washing. Very helpful. Add 2 teaspoon of honey to a big cupful of water and have it before going to bed. Babies generally fall asleep after having honey. A cup of warm milk sweetened with honey should be taken before going to bed. Have it everyday. Juice of celery leaves (ajwain ka patta) with thick ribs & brittle stalks mixed with a tablespoon of honey when had at night before retiring helps to relax into a restful sleep. A teaspoon of fried powder of cumin seeds (jeera) mixed with the pulp of a ripe banana should be taken at night regularly. 2 teaspoon juice of fenugreek (methi) leaves along with 1 teaspoon honey may be taken daily. Soak 1 tablespoon leaves of fresh mint (pudina) in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Drink every night. (Do not boil.) Take seeds of watermelon and white poppy seeds (khuskhus) and grind them separately. Mix equal amounts by weight. Have 3/4 teaspoon once in the morning and once before sleeping. Take for 1-3 weeks as needed. Have raw onion with meals particularly with dinner. Intestinal worms Eat papayas frequently. Take 5-10 seeds of bitter gourd (karela) and crush them. Fry them in a little ghee. Take twice daily. Fenugreek seeds (methi dana), fried and powdered. Add to drinking water and drink 2-3 times daily for 2-3 days. Take 1 tablespoon juice extracted from bitter gourd (karela) leaves. Mix into a glassful of buttermilk and take every morning. Take 1 teaspoon raw turmeric (haldi) juice, mixed with a pinch of salt first thing in the morning. Steep some cloves (laung) in ½ cup water for 6 to 8 hours and use it for enema. Fry 1 teaspoon dried neem flowers in 1 teaspoon ghee and mix with 1 cup boiled rice and eat twice or thrice a day. Slice and dry the kernel of mango. Mix 1 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) and powder. Take 1 teaspoon in buttermilk. Irritability Mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal) powder with 1 tablespoon freshly extracted amla juice. Take 3 times a day Jaundice Mash a ripe banana along with 1 tablespoon honey and eat twice a day for a few days. Frequently intake lime juice. w Take ¼ teaspoon turmeric (haldi) along with a glass of hot water 2 or 3 times daily. ½ teaspoon ginger juice with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime and mint (pudina) juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey, taken frequently.