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Abdominal pain

  • Two teaspoons of lemon juice in 1/4 cup of warm water helps in relieving all kinds of abdominal pain. A pinch of salt can be mixed in this, and it can be taken thrice daily.
  • Take equal amounts of ginger powder, black pepper, roasted cumin seeds, dried mint leavescoriander, asafoetidagarlic and salt. Make a fine powder by grinding them together. Take half to one teaspoon of this powder with warm water two or three times a day (after meals).
  • One teaspoon of ginger juice and one teaspoon of castor oil, mixed in half cup warm water, can be taken twice daily.
  • If abdominal pain is associated with Diarrhoea then rub a little fresh ginger juice on stomach.
  • Mix half teaspoon ajwain (omum seeds) with one quarter teaspoon baking soda and chew this powder with warm water.
  • Mix equal amounts of roasted coriander, cumin and fennel seeds. Chew the mixture in half teaspoon dosage as and when required.
  • If abdominal pain is due to indigestion, take one quarter cup of fresh onion juice with half teaspoon honey and half teaspoon black pepper powder.
  • Take ginger tea twice or thrice daily.
  • Boil half teaspoon crushed or ground tej patta (bay leaves) in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes to make tea. Allow it to cool and add a pinch of cardamom and have it after every meal.


  • Take a clove after meals.
  • Take ten grams of jaggery after the meals in the form of small ball and allow it to dissolve in mouth slowly.
  • Take half teaspoon small harad and jaggery in equal proportions after meals followed by a glass of water.


  • Make a paste by following method and apply it on the affected areas:

o    Take powdered dried peels of orange and mix them with equal amounts of gram flour (besan) or double amount of powderedmultani mitti.

o    Soak this mixture in water for 15 minutes and make a thick paste, apply on acne.

o    Wash the paste off after 10 minutes by lukewarm water.

  • Apply paste of powdered dried peels of orange and rose water on every third and fourth day on the wet face instead of regular soaps.
  • Mix equal quantities of rose water and lemon juice and apply it on face. Wash it off after half an hour with fresh water.
  • Rub your face with lemon peel before taking bath and wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Grind nutmeg in raw milk up to the consistency of a paste and apply it on face. Allow it to dry then rub it off with hands. Wash face with lukewarm water. Do this twice daily.
  • Apply olive oil regularly on your face.
  • Apply neem bark paste on acne.
  • Fill a clear glass bottle with water, and cover it with blue cellophane paper. Put this bottle in sunlight for 2-3 hours. Drink this water (2-3 cups) daily.
  • Drink aloe vera juice half a cup twice daily.
  • Rub some melon on the skin at bedtime, and leave it on overnight.


  • If hay fever accompanies allergy attack then take pure honey.
  • Mix apple cider and honey in a glass of warm water to avert allergies.
  • Ginseng powder can be an effective remedy for allergies.
  • Use triphala powder (half to one teaspoon) daily at nights.
  • Use neem oil on the exposed areas of skin to reduce the effect of environmental allergens.

Altered taste

  • Put a clove in mouth and savour it.
  • Chew two black pepper corns.
  • Cut lemon into two pieces and add a pinch of black salt along with a pinch of finely powderedblack pepper. Heat it on low flames and take this twice daily.


  • Wash and Soak 10-12 munakkas (dried grapes) overnight. Take out the seeds and chew the munakkas.
  • Wash  25- 30 raisins and dip them in raw milk. Boil milk after one hour and chew  raisins and drink hot milk thereafter.
  • Take grape juice  half hour after meals.
  • Take spinach juice.
  • Add one teaspoon turmeric powder in a cup of plain yogurt. Take this twice daily on empty stomach (preferably in early morning and afternoon)
  • Store the drinking water in a copper vessel.


  • Apply some coconut oil on the scalp and soles of feet. You can do this every night before going to bed.
  • Apply a drop of sandalwood oil in area between your eye brows.
  • Drink herbal teas (either plain tulsi or any other combination like chamomile- tulsi rose tea).


  • A warm bath of ginger and baking soda will help in pacify the anxiety.
  • Soak ten raw almonds overnight in water. Peel off their skins and grind them to a paste. Add this paste to a cup of warm milk. You can add some ginger, nutmeg and saffron to it.  Now, take this milk.
  • Add one teaspoon honey and a pinch of nutmeg powder in a cup of orange juice. Now, take this juice.
  • Raw carrot or lettuce juice are beneficial in anxiety.

Appetite loss

  • Peel ginger and grate it. Add lemon juice and salt in it. Take this half  an hour before meals.
  • Add half teaspoon of triphala powder in a cup of hot  water. Allow to cool to a reasonable temperature. Drink this water daily before retiring to bed.


  • Take regular showers and bath with apple cider.
  • Take ginger or rosemary tea.
  • Crush the properly washed and peeled ginger. Use this crushed ginger compresses on the affected area as it can help in relieving the symptoms.
  • Put some wintergreen plants in a bowl of boiling water. Cover head with towel and drape it over the bowl so that one can inhale the vapors.
  • Add olive oil (two tablespoon) to a cup of warm milk. Take this milk before bedtime.
  • Make a paste of red chilies (one teaspoon) and fresh ginger (one teaspoon). Mix this paste in half a cup of sesame oil and strain it. Gently rub this oil on the painful areas.
  • Body massage (and particularly the affected joints) with sesame or mustard oil helps to reducepain .Camphor, wintergreen and cinnamon oils can also be beneficial for external application.
  • Taking half a teaspoon of turmeric powder twice a day along with warm water helps in curing arthritis.
  • Bake one or two eggplants. Mash them, and fry this in about 2 tablespoons of castor oil.Spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic and salt can be added to it while frying. This recipe can be taken once daily for two to three months.
  • Put some ice in a plastic bag and seal it. Place this bag on and under each painful joint. Repeat it as and when required for 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Make fine powder of suhaaga ka phoola and mulethi (licorice) and sieve it through a muslin cloth. Mix equal quantities of both the powders. Take half  to one grams of this powder with warm water or honey twice or thrice daily.
  • For children above one year, use finely powdered five leaves of tulsi (holy basil) with honeytwice daily.
  • For children less than one year, give two drops of tulsi (holy basil) leaves juice (sieved through fine muslin cloth) with honey.
  • Pine oil, can be used in the bathing water or a vaporizer can reduce the attacks of asthma.
  • Steam inhalation of various essential oils like chamomile, eucalyptus or lavender can be used during an attack or just after the attack to ease panic.
  • Mix one teaspoon cinnamon and one fourth teaspoon trikatu (saunth, mirch and pippli powder) in a cup of boiling water. let it steep for 10 minutes. Add  one teaspoon honey in it and take this twice daily.
  • Drink mulethi (licorice) and/or ginger tea.
  • Add half teaspoon tej patta (bay leaf) and one fourth teaspoon pippli to one teaspoon honey. Take this twice or thrice daily.
  • Rub some brown mustard oil on chest.
  • Mix one teaspoon brown mustard oil and one teaspoon pure sugar. Take this twice or thrice daily on an empty stomach.
  • For chronic bronchial asthma– Insert about seven cloves into a peeled banana and keep it overnight. Next morning eat the banana with cloves. Do not take any other thing up to an hour after taking this. After an hour drink a cup of hot water with some honey.

Athlete’s Foot

  • Clean the affected area with tea tree oil on a cotton plug.
  • Then apply the paste of aloe vera (one teaspoon) gel and turmeric powder ( half teaspoon).
  • Use neem soap for washing your feet. Neem oil can be applied on the affected areas.
  • Crush a garlic clove and rub it on feet, especially between the toes. Apply twice daily.
  • Garlic or ginger are known to be good anti-fungal. Soak feet in a tub of warm water containing some crushed garlic cloves and a little alcohol for few minutes. Do it twice or thrice a day.