Home Remedies: P – R

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Period problems

  • Drink carrot juice to avoid heavy periods.
  • Add cinnamon tincture to the herbal tea and take this tea to prevent heavy flow.
  • Lemon juice in warm water can be helpful in heavy bleeding.
  • Hot fennel tea can be used to induce periods.
  • Take peppermint tea.


  • Make ash of coconut fibers (present on the outer shell). Sieve this ash. Take 3 gm of this ash thrice with a cup of curd or buttermilk (they should not be sour). It is effective in both bleeding as well as dry piles. It is to be taken for just one day.
  • Soak two dried figs in water overnight. Take these figs on empty stomach. Do not take any thing before or after one hour of this medication.
  • Take thin buttermilk {by adding one fourth teaspoon ajwain (omum) seed powder and salt (sendha)} after lunch.
  • Add camphor in reasonably hot castor oil in 1:8 ratio. Apply this oil on the affected area after defecation twice daily.
  • In bleeding piles, include buttermilk and raw onions in your regular meals.
  • In bleeding piles, take ripe papaya (half kg) regularly after lunch.
  • Radish and radish leaves (in raw form) can be very helpful in this condition.


  • Take fresh tulsi (holy basil) leaves juice twice daily on an empty stomach. Start this from 15 ml quantity and gradually increase the amount.

Polydipsia (increased thirst)

  • Soak 25 gm of fennel seeds in a glass of water and drink this water after an hour.
  • Take fresh lime.
  • If it is associated with fever then keep mishri in mouth.
  • If it is associated with fever, then boil two cloves in a glass of water for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool down. Give 60 ml of this mixture thrice daily or as and when required.


  • Eat methi (fenugreek) and spinach saag daily.
  • Take two ripe bananas after lunch.
  • Take some grapes.

Premature ejaculation

  • Mix amla (indian gooseberry) powder and mishri in 1:2 ratio. Take 2 teaspoon of this mixture half an hour before retiring to bed.
  • Add 5-10 drops of mustard oil in 30 ml of sesame oil. Do a gentle massage of penis. You can use brahmi or ashwagandha ghee also for this purpose.
  • Soak 10 raw almonds overnight in water. In the morning peel off the skin, put the almonds in a blender, and add a cup of warm cow’s milk. Add a pinch of each gingercardamom, andsaffron. Drink this milk every morning.

Premature graying of hair

  • Take 1 teaspoon amla (indian gooseberry) powder with adequate amount of water before retiring to bed.
  • Make a paste of amla (indian gooseberry)  powder and apply it on scalp. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
  • Soak 25 gm of coarsely grinded dried amla (indian gooseberry) in a glass of water overnight. Mash and sieve it through muslin cloth. Rub it gently on the scalp and rinse hair after 10-20 minutes. Once in a week for dry hair and twice a week for oily hair.
  • Use amla oil for massage.

Prostate problems

  • Take cumin-coriander-fennel tea.
  • Massage the prostate area with sesame or castor oil.

Rashes and hives

  • Apply coconut water to the affected area.
  • Take some melon and rub the remaining rind.
  • Mix 2 parts of sandalwood powder and 1 part turmeric powder in goat’s milk. Apply this paste on the rashes.

Rectal Bleeding

  • After each bowel movement, wash the anal orifice with cool water.
  • Apply ghee or castor oil at the affected areas.
  • Drink a cup of cranberry or pomegranate juice twice daily.
  • Add one teaspoon plain ghee in a cup of warm milk and take this before retiring to bed.
  • Mix one teaspoon psyllium (isabgol) husk in a cup of warm water and take this at bedtime.

Rectal Itching

  • For yeast infections– Apply a little yogurt to the anal orifice and wash with water.
  • Hemorrhoids-Soak the affected area in warm water having baking soda (add about 1/3 cup of baking soda in a tub of water). Afterwards apply neem oil at the affected site.
  • For fungal infections-Mix the equal amounts of neem and tea tree oil, and apply this to the anal area.

Retention of urine

  • Grind 2 gm cumin seeds and mishri. Take this powder with cold water thrice daily.
  • If urine is not formed or inadequately formed due to any kidney disorders, take radish juice or it’s leaves juice (60 ml).
  • Take two towels or sponges, one dipped in hot water and another in cool water. Place these towels alternately (giving  one minute interval)  in the bladder area.