When one thinks of traditional home remedies one gets a cosy feeling associated with wise grandmothers and simple, natural ingredients. Members of the older generation in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">India</st1lace></st1:country-region> relied heavily on Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. 1. Fresh ghee applied regularly to eyelids with a clean fingertip is excellent for eyesight. 2. When ghee is over one-year-old, it is best used externally, such as in massage. 3. Persons anxious to lose weight can eat rice boiled without salt, sugar or spices. In cases of chronic dysentery or tuberculosis, rice cooked with dal in the form of khichdi is beneficial. 4. For those with anemia or general weakness, dates with milk and cream at breakfast are very helpful. 5. For those who feel they are losing stamina, date milk is a tonic. 6. Stammering will be cured and pronunciation will improve if a piece of bayleaf is kept under the tongue. 7. To cure pain of the gums and teeth, boil seeds of 1 black cardamom pod in 1 cup of water until the water is reduced to ¼ cup. Use the mixture as a gargle. 8. A drink made with black cumin seeds, honey and water cures swelling in the uterus. 9. A paste of fenugreek, chickpea flour, mustard oil and turmeric when applied to the normal skin, makes the skin smooth and shiny. 10. If a small clove is swallowed as medicine regularly, early in the morning, it gives vitality and virility and rejuvenates the intestines.