Showing posts with label Home Remedies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Remedies. Show all posts

November 29, 2018

HEALTH BENEFITS OF VINEGAR

Some uses of vinegar for curable purpose:


  • Vinegar being weak acid with strong healing powers,is regarded ideal for those with a delicate digestive tract. As a gentle cleansing stimulant,it is suitable for bowel and urinary infection,colitis,cystitis, stomach ulcers and acidity.
  • Taken with warm water in the morning, it helps to reduce weight, tones the system, rejuvenates most organs and make one feel energetic.
  • Mixed with salt it makes an excellent emetic for cleaning the body of poisonous substances.
  • In the past,vinegar was taken diluted with water as an antiseptic in typhus,dysentery and scarlet fever.
  • Hippocrates recommended vinegar for decongesting of the respiratory system and to treat cough, asthma and hay fever.
  • Rose petals soaked in vinegar are the Greek remedy for sunburn and heat rash.
  • Vinegar acts as astringent by checking bleeding and reducing swelling of wounds.Mixed with hot water it makes an excellent compress for swollen joints and if used with sage leaves is effective in easing sprains.
  • A teaspoonful of vinegar in a glass of water sipped frequently is a cooling remedy for fevers and as a gargle, it is good for sore throat, nasal congestion and laryngitis.
  • Its anti-fungal properties make it appropriate in treating ringworm, rash and athlete's foot.
  • There are some connoisseurs of apple cider vinegar who drink it daily, dilutes with water as skin cleanser and general tonic. Since it improves absorption of calcium,it is recommended for the strengthening of teeth and nails. It also cures problems like osteoporosis, arthritis and rheumatism.
  • With its important nutrients, cider vinegar has been used since ancient times in cosmetic preparations. It is said that the spirit of vinegar was one of the ingredients of the original cold cream which was made about the first century AD.
  • Being cooling and soothing, vinegar is suitable for skin and hair problems. After a shower, a final rinse with some vinegar in the water keeps skin smooth and clear, and hair healthy and sparkling. 
       So you will not have itchy scalp or irritable skin condition. Besides, this will         relax the body and relieves the stress.

Other Benefits:
  • To remove stains and slime deposits from aluminium vessels or burnt spots from an electric iron rub with a heated solution of vinegar and salt.
  • Crystal will glean if washed in one part of vinegar with three parts of water.
  • Vinegar is full of rich aroma and subtle undertones. Flavoured vinegar can be made by steeping ingredients like garlic,green chillies and mint in a bottle of natural vinegar for a fortnight.
  • Many love to drizzle it over kebabs, fish, chips, salads and cooked vegetables. Vinegar adds taste to any food.

November 28, 2018

ALFALFA

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We have to learn the value of alfalfa other than being a food for cattle. Alfalfa is a gold mine crop.

Its roots trail down below the surface from ten to fifty feet. These roots absorb organic minerals from the soil, bringing up rich vital minerals unattainable by other vegetables. The plant above the surface draws nitrogen from the air which concentrates in its juice containing protein. The ash of alfalfa contains all the essential minerals used in body development excepting fluorine and iodine.

Alfalfa contains practically all the vitamins, being rich in Vitamin A and fairly good in Vitamin D. Because of the abundance of Vitamin E in the green alfalfa is helpful in rejuvenation, for the heart and reproductive system. There is a percentage of chlorophyl in the colouring element of alfalfa. Because of cholorophyl,  Vitamin k,  and calcium contained in alfalfa, there is a slogan, "chew alfalfa and save the teeth".

It serves as a tonic because of high percentage of calcium,iron and phosphorus. Alfalfa stimulated the appetite,aids digestion and greatly improves the utilization of food because it has several enzymes which exercise a very soothing effect on the nervous system. In short, alfalfa helps to support the healthy and to fortify the sick as it is full of nutritive substances including salts,calcium,iron,potassium,sodium,magnesium,phosphate, sulphate and other nourishing ingredients which aid the human body, especially growing children.

It is stated to contain: Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, B8,K, PP. One of the richest chlorophyl foods we have is alfalfa.It builds up a resistance to infection that is almost phenomenal.

As the juice of the alfalfa is too strong and potent to be taken by itself it is best taken with carrot juice. It is very helpful in diseases of the arteries and in dysfunctions connected  with the heart.

To carrot and alfalfa juice, lettuce juice may be added to enrich the combination with elements particularly needed by the roots of the hair which help the growth to a great extent.

Alfalfa may be eaten fresh in combination salad or it may be chopped and cooked  with green vegetables. It should not be neglected in household food.

There is one difficulty in getting people to eat alfalfa as a portion of the daily diet,because of its green chlorphyl colour, its bitter taste and because it happens to be considered a food for livestock. Alfalfa can be had in tablet,powder and liquid form which may be taken without the slightest hesitation.

September 19, 2018

SKIN PROBLEMS OF BABIES

Diaper Rash may irritate babies, we should take care of it. 

Reddish patches of irritation between a baby's legs or buttocks may be caused by urine in his diapers or bedding. This is common when plastic diapers are used.

Remedies:

1. Bathe the child daily with lukewarm water and mild soap.

2. To prevent or cure the rash, the child should be kept naked, without diapers, and he should be taken out into the sun.

3. If diapers are used, change them often. After washing the diapers, rinse them in water with a little vinegar.

4. Use talcum powder only after the rash is gone.

5. Do not use plastic diapers.

September 11, 2018

BANYAN TREE

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The banyan tree is quite a common tree in our Country, providing much needed relief from hot sun.

Almost all parts of this tree is useful - stem bark, root bark, aerial roots, leaves, buds, sap (milky exudes), flowers and fruits are therapeutic.

MEDICINAL USES:

Bleeding piles: Take a few drops of sap with milk regularly.

Boils and abscess: Warm banyan leaves after coating them with til oil and make a hot poultice to promote suppuration and hasten breaking.

Burning Sensation in fevers: Decoction of hanging roots of banyan tree mixed with ghee alleviates burning sensation in fevers.

Corneal opacity: Finely powdered camphor mixed with latex of banyan is applied as collyrium (eye ointment).

Cracks in the heels: Fill the cracks with the milk of banyan tree.

Diabetics: Soak 2" of bark overnight in a glass of water. Next day morning squeeze the bark and drink the infusion. This is a proven remedy in most of the recent scientific studies.

Diarrhoea: Pound the hanging roots of banyan tree and take along with cow's buttermilk to check acute diarrhoea.

Conception promotion: Leaf bud of banyan tree helps conception. It should be collected in bright fortnight and pushya constellation and should be taken with water by women having menses.

Freckles: Apply the paste of tender leaves of banyan tree and coconut pulp. Similarly, leaf bud of banyan tree and masoor dal removes freckles and enhances the lustre of the face.

Hair problems: Make powder of equal quantities of the aerial roots of banyan tree and the lemon peel. Boil the powder in coconut oil and apply. In case of baldness, powder the aerial roots of banyan tree and lotus roots and use the same way.

Intrinsic haemorrhage: Tender leaves of doorva grass and banyan tree mixed with honey should be taken.

Joint pains: The milky juice obtained from banyan tree massage on the joins will relieve swelling and pain.





July 30, 2018

HEALTH BENEFITS AND IMPORTANCE OF TULASI


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Tulasi is the most sacred plant in India. Most of the Hindus grow tulasi plants at their homes  and do pooja daily to the plant. It had many healing and health properties.

It has the property of destroying bacteria and insects and even the air around it is purified. 

It has been scientifically proven that tulasi absorbs positive ions, energises negative ions, and liberates ozone from the atmosphere.

MEDICINAL USES:

FEVER: Take the decoction of the leaves boiled with cardamom. Mix decoction with milk, if you want. Tender leaves, boiled with tea, act as a preventive against monsoon maladies, especially,malaria.

STRESS: Chew ten to twelve leaves daily to prevent stress.

INSECT BITES: Take a teaspoonful juice of the leaves internally and apply the paste externally to the affected parts. Tulasi mitigates the effect of the poisons of snake or scorpion bites on the body, for which it is to be taken internally as well as applied externally.

HEADACHE: Pound the leaves to paste, mix with sandalwood paste and apply on the forehead. For severe migraine,inhale the essential oil of basil dropped in boiling water, or drink basil tea.

LABOUR PAINS: A decoction of tulasi, to which honey has been added, is given to reduce labour pains. It is also recommended after childbirth.

NAUSEA AND VOMITING: Tulasi juice helps combat vomiting.To combat a general feeling of nausea try simmering a pinch of freshly grated ginger with a few basil leaves in a mug of hot water for 10 minutes and drink it.

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS: Tulasi is heat generating in action and is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold. Drink the decoction, prepared with tulasi leaves, cloves, ginger and common salt in case of above disorders. Add one long pepper and two black peppers and few adulsa leaves and honey to this tea to get relief from cough.

SKIN DISOREDERS: A mix of tulasi juice and lime helps control ringworm and other itching skin problems.

SORE THROAT: Gargle with the warm decoction, twice or thrice a day.

July 06, 2018

HEALTH TIP -3 (ITCHY BOILS)

Take a potato, peel and grind with lemon juice to make paste and apply it on itchy boils on the skin gives effective relief.

July 01, 2018

DATURA PLANT

                     Botanical name: Datura Stramonium
                     Indian name: Dhatura

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Datura is a bushy plant growing up to one meter in height. It has large egg-shaped leaves,very large white flowers and egg shaped fruits covered with prickles.

The dried leaves, top portion of the flower and seeds of the plant constitute the drug.

Datura is referred to in ancient Indian literature as Shivashekara because the flowers are believed to be associated with Lord Shiva. 

Hindu physicians regarded the drug as an intoxicant, with emetic, digestive and .healing powers.

Smoking of datura seeds as a treatment for asthma was known during the vedic period.

The leaves of the plant contain alkaloids.

Image result for datura plant Healing power and Curative properties:

The dried leaves and seeds of datura are used in the British and the United States Pharmacopoeia as antispasmodic under critical conditions of asthma and whooping cough.

Datura possesses properties analogous to those of belladonna. It counteracts spasmodic disorders and induces deep sleep.

Asthma: 

Datura is very useful in asthma, when the smoke from the burning leaves is inhaled. The leaves rolled into cigarettes can be smoked to relieve asthmatic attacks.

Malaria:

Datura fruit is a specific remedy for phlegmatic and bilious types of malarial fever. A desired quantity of the fruit should be placed in an earthen pot and covered with a plaster composed of cloth and clay.

It should be parched in 10 to 12 grams of cowdung cakes. When the fire gets extinguished and the pot is cold,  the burnt fruit should removed, powdered and kept safely in a phial for use in malarial fever.

Heart Disorders:

The herb is valuable remedy for heart disorders.  It relieves cardiac pains, distress, palpitation and aortic disorders.

Earache:

The leaves of the herb are useful in the treatment of earache. About 125 gms each of the juice of datura leaves and sesame oil should be boiled in a tin vessel on gentle fire. When half of the juice has evaporated, several leaves of gigantic swallow wort should be put in it after smearing them with oil .and sprinkling with powdered salt.

The leaves should be boiled till they began to char. This oil is then filtered through a coarse cloth and  preserved in a bottle.

A few drops of this oil in the ear cure earache and superlative conditions of the ear.

Impotency:

The seeds of 15 ripe fruits should be extracted and boiled in eight litres of cow milk on gentle fire. This milk should be made into curd in the usual way and churned the next morning to extract butter which is stored in a broad mouthed bottle.

This butter massaged every morning and evening on the penis and the spine will provide the desired effect. It is also used as an oral medicine. Four grains with betel leaf can be taken.

The use of this butter both externally and internally in this way will gradually promote health and vigour and restore  absolute fitness in the body.

Baldness:

A preparation made from datura seeds with other ingredients is useful in patchy baldness.

A paste made with datura seeds, liquorice, saffron and milk cream is heated in coconut oil thoroughly till the solid mass converts to a charred powder. 

The oil when applied on bald patches has the power to stimulate hair growth. As datura is poisonous, hands should be washed thoroughly after handling the oil. The mixture should not be used on the scalp of children.

Problem of Breast Milk Secretion:

The herb is highly beneficial in checking secretion of breast milk. Warmed leaves of the datura tied on the breasts will help dry the milk without any pain and difficulty. Just 2 or 3 applications will bring the desired results.

Precautions:

The usual dose of datura is about 2 decigrams. In large doses, it may lead to dilation of the pupils and dryness of the mouth and throat.

May 07, 2018

6 HEALTH TIPS FOR THE HEALTHY GROWTH OF CHILDREN

1. Let the child daily drink the carrot juice mixed with little honey.

2. If the child is a weakling since birth, daily give small quantity of diluted grape juice.

3. Let the child daily drink sherbath made out of the juice of Sitaphal, sugar and water. The child will be strong and healthy.

4. Let the child sip and eat 2 gms of vayuvilang mixed with a little honey once every day. The daily quantity of vayuvilang may be 2 gms in the first month and increased by 2 gms every succeeding month. The child will permanently maintain good health, and no other medicines are necessary.

5 You can make your child learn spellings by pasting them on a piece of paper on either the mirror or wall or the dressing table. There will be a positive improvement  in his vocabulary.

6. For rickety children, give the juice of pomegranate.

March 13, 2018

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHICKEN POX

Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease, occurring usually in children. It usually affects children of three to four years of age. In most cases, the older the child, the more severe the attack.

Causes and symptoms:

Chicken pox usually begins with a low grade fever, a mild headache and a feeling of weakness. A rash appears on the skin on the first day of the disease. This is in the form of tiny red spots on the skin, mostly on the upper back or chest. In more severe cases, a rash may appear on the face and lower extremities. The papules turn into blisters and finally become pustules and form scabs, which fall off. They come in successive crops, so that whole some are dying, others are beginning to form. The skin clears after few days and the child feels well again. The duration of the disease ranges from ten to twenty one days but is usually between fourteen to seventeen days.

Chicken pox is caused by virus.The basic cause of the disease, as in most cases of childhood fevers, is however, persistent wrong feeding of children, which results in diminished defence mechanisms of the body.

Remedies:

1. Brown vinegar:

The use of brown vinegar is one of the most important among the several home remedies found beneficial in the treatment of chicken pox. 

Half a cup of this vinegar should be added to a bath of warm water. This will relive the irritation of the skin.


2. Oatmeal:

A bath of oatmeal is considered a natural remedy for relieving the itch due to chicken pox.  This bath is prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two litres of water for fifteen minutes. This mixture is then put into a cloth bag, preferably cotton, and a string is tied tightly around the top. This bag is allowed to float in tub of warm water, and swished around until the water becomes turbid.

Precaution should be taken that the bag is not torn.  The child with chicken pox can splash and play in the water, making sure that the water goes over all the scalds, while the pouch of oatmeal can remain in the tub.

3. Pea water:

Green pea water is another effective remedy for relieving irritation of the skin. The water in which fresh peas have been cooked can be used for this purpose.

4. Baking Soda:

Baking soda is a popular remedy to control the itching in chicken pox. Some baking soda should be put in a glass of water. The child should be sponged with this water, so that the soda dries in the skin. This will keep the child away fro scratching the eruption.

5. Vitamin E Oil:

The use of vitamin E oil is valuable in chicken pox. This oil should be rubbed rubbed on the skin. It will have a healing effect. The marks left by chicken pox will fade away by this application.

6. Honey:

The use of honey is an external application has also proved valuable in chicken pox. The skin should be smeared with honey. It will help in the healing of the disease within three days.

7. carrot and coriander:

A soup prepared from carrots and coriander has been found beneficial in the treatment of chicken pox. About 100 gms of carrots and 60 gms of fresh coriander should be cut into small pieces and boiled for a while. the residue should be discarded. This soup should be taken once a day.

8. Herbal tea:

A mild sedative herbal tea can also be prove beneficial in the treatment of chicken pox. This tea can be prepared from any of the herbs like chamomile, basil,marigold and lemon balm. A little cinnamon, honey and lemon may be added to this tea. I should be sipped slowly several times a day.

Dietary Considerations:

To begin with the patient should be put on a juice diet for a few days. He should be given plenty of raw fruit and vegetable juices. Lemon juice is considered to be especially beneficial.

As the condition improves, the patient can be placed on an all fruit diet for next few days. Therefore, he may be allowed to gradually adopt a well balanced diet, with emphasis on fresh fruits and raw vegetables.



February 23, 2018

HOME REMEDIES FOR WRINKLES

1. To remove wrinkles: To  a  tablespoonful of honey, add one fourth teaspoonful of carrot juice. Spread this over entire face and leaving it for 15 to 20 minutes. remove with cotton wool soaked with warm water to which a dash of baking soda has been added. This mixture will remove roughness and fine wrinkles from your face.

2. To prevent wrinkles, gently massage with glycerine and honey. Apply a small quantity on the face before retiring to bed; wash with soft water next morning.

3. Mash a ripe banana, mix with the juice of roses and apply over the face. Allow it to remain for an hour and then wash off with warm water. It will keep the skin soft and supple, prevent wrinkles and dryness as well as pimples. Keep it up regularly to get results.

4. To counteract wrinkles and excessive dryness, apply a cabbage pack. Take the juice of a few cabbage leaves, a small amount of yeast and one tablespoon of honey. Mix into a paste, apply, leave on for 20 minutes. Wash with luke warm water, splash with cold.

5. To lighten your facial skin, apply the white of an egg to your face and wash it away after 15 minutes.

6. A mixture of honey and a few drops of orange juice can work wonders for a mature skin, or for a skin which has been overdried by exposure to wind or sun. Mix the two well and spread it evenly over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water and a pad of cotton wool. This treatment can even delay the onset of wrinkles and lines.

7. For wrinkles take the white of the egg (do not beat it). Dip cotton in it and spread it over the skin, smoothing it down across your wrinkles specially near the eyes and on the neck. Leave it for an hour. Do not talk or smile while the pack is on. Then dampen cotton wool in ice cold water and with this remove the egg white from the face.

February 21, 2018

HOME REMEDIES FOR INSANITY, IMPROVING MEMORY POWER

  1. People with unsound mind or lunacy will be benefited if they eat Pomecitron fruit in moderate quantities.
  2. People having unsound mind will be benefited if they daily eat small quantities of tulasi leaves.
  3. Eating of guava fruits is good for people of unsound mind.
  4. Eating a mixture of the juice extracted out of the leaves of 'Brahmi' and 'Amrithaballi' is very beneficial to people suffering from madness.
  5. A pinch of cinnamon powder mixed with a little honey and taken every is good for curing nervous tension, brain fag and poor memory.
  6. Memory power can be improved if you make a habit of daily drinking 2 tumblefuls of water before going to bed.
  7. If you repeatedly eat the chutney out of Brahmi plant it will greatly help to improve your intellect and power of memory. But eating of gherkins regularly has quite the opposite effect.
  8. People having strenuous brain work should constantly eat raw seeds of pumpkin.
  9. Panic: Whenever you have an attack of panic due to physical or emotional stress or fear, just take your mind off the fear. An easy way to distract yourself is to count backwards or forwards by 3s or 7s upto 100 or 150.

February 07, 2018

DEHYDRATION

Most children who die from diarrhea because they do not have enough water left in their bodies. This lack water is called dehydration.

Dehydration results when the body loses more liquid than it taken it. This can happen with severe diarrhea, especially when there is vomiting as well. It can also happen in very serious illness, when a person is too sick to take much food or liquid.

People of any age can become dehydrated, but dehydration develops more quickly and most dangerous in small children.

A baby needs water to drink, especially in hot weather. Often a mother does not give water to her baby till he is six months old. A baby cannot tell his mother he is thirsty, but needs water several times a day. The mother should take water from a clean source and keep it in a covered pot. If possible, she should boil the water for her baby. Especially when the baby has diarrhoea or vomiting, he loses a lot of water from his body. He needs extra water many times a day.

It is important that everyone - especially mothers - know the signs of dehydration and how to prevent and treat it.

Signs of Dehydration:


  • little or no urine; the urine is dark yellow.
  • sudden weight loss if previous weight is known.
  • dry mouth.
  • sunken, tearless eyes.
  • sagging in of the 'soft spot' in infants.
  • Loss of elasticity or stretchiness of the skin
Very severe dehydration may cause rapid, weak pulse fast, deep breathing, fever or fits.

Prevention and treatment of dehydration:

  • A dehydrated person should drink large amounts of liquids: water, tea, soup, etc. But do not wait for dehydration to begin.
  • Dehydration can usually be prevented if a person with diarrhea, with or without vomiting, is given plenty of liquids or Rehydration Drink from the very first. This is especially important for small children with watery stools.
  • Especially useful in the prevention and treatment of dehydration is the following Rehydration drink:
In one litre of boiled water put 2 level tablespoons of sugar or honey and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp baking soda. If you do not have soda, use another 1/4 tsp salt.

If available, add half a cup of orange juice or a little lemon juice to the drink.

A mother can also make the Rehydration drink like this:
She can take a 4 finger scoop of sugar or jaggery and a 3 finger pinch of salt and add it to one liter of boiled and cooled water.

Give the dehydrated person sips of this drink every 5 minutes, day and night, until he begins to urinate normally. A large person needs 3 or more liters a day. A small child needs at least one liter a day.

Keep giving Rehydration drink often in small sips, even if the person is vomiting. If the dehydrated person cannot drink enough to correct the dehydration or if he vomits all he drinks, visit a doctor who can give liquid through the veins (intravenous solution).

Note: When possible, make Re hydration drink using bee's honey or jaggery rather than sugar. Honey consists partly of a simple sugar (glucose) that the body can use more easily. Even better than honey is glucose powder. Making Rehydration drink with glucose or honey is especially important if the child is very malnourished or has severe diarrhea. In some ares you can get small packages of a Rehydrated Mix containing glucose together with the right combination of different salts.

(Source: Where There is No Doctor by "David Werner")
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