Botanical Name : Lawsonia inermis Family: Lythraceae Genus: Lawsonia Species: L. inermis Kingdom: Plantae Order: Myrtales
Common Names: Hina, The henna tree, The mignonette tree, and The Egyptian privet
Vernacular Name: Sans: Madayantika; Hind: Mehendi; Eng : Henna
Habitat : Henna is native to northern Africa, southwestern Asia. It grows on the hot & semi-arid regions. Description:
Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, standing 1.8 to 7.6 m (5 ft 10 in to 24 ft 10 in) tall. It is glabrous and multi-branched, with spine-tipped branchlets. The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem and are glabrous, sub-sessile, elliptical, and lanceolate (long and wider in the middle; average dimensions are 1.5–5.0 cm x 0.5–2 cm or 0.6–2 in x 0.2–0.8 in), acuminate (tapering to a long point), and have depressed veins on the dorsal surface. Henna flowers have four sepals and a 2 mm (0.079 in) calyx tube, with 3 mm (0.12 in) spread lobes. Its petals are obvate, with white or red stamens found in pairs on the rim of the calyx tube. The ovary is four-celled, 5 mm (0.20 in) long, and erect. Henna fruits are small, brownish capsules, 4–8 mm (0.16–0.31 in) in diameter, with 32–49 seeds per fruit, and open irregularly into four splits.
Henna has been in use for centuries in various parts of world. Even as far back as 5000 years ago. Henna was used for coloring the hair and nails of Mummies. Henna was introduced in India during the 12th century by the Mughals. It was most popular among the Rajputs of Mewar. The ladies especially, applied henna on their hands and feet in artistic decorative patterns to beautify themselves. From years to come, it became a tradition to use henna on auspicious days and functions, particularly for weddings, the use of henna to adorn hands and feet became customary.It is a natural product, grown in form of a small plant, of size 3.5 ft to 5 ft. Henna leaves are green in color but its coloring effect is brownish reddish. Its leaves are small. Henna is well known for its natural values, coloring effect and sweet pleasant fragrance.Henna is found in very few countries in world, India is one of the largest producer of henna. Indian henna is of best quality in world.
Henna is the name given to the dried and powdered leaves of lawsonia inermis, a plant that grows in Egypt, India and parts of the Middle East. For thousands of years it has been used as a colorant to stain human hair, nails or skin a bright fire-engine red color. In literature, this orange-red color is often referred to as “henna red”. The ancients combined henna with other natural colorants like indigo, iron oxide or lead salts in order to produce brown and black colors. The Old Testament describes Solomon as using henna and indigo to stain his beard.
This herbal preparation is made with the choicest of herbs and Henna leaves. It can be used for hair conditioning as well as for dyeing, grey hair to natural brown. Its rare herbal ingredients add health to your hair, each time you apply it on your hair.
It can also be used for hand and feet decoration.
CULTIVATION: The henna plant is native to northern Africa, western and southern Asia, and northern Australasia, in semi-arid zones and tropical areas. It produces the most dye when grown in temperatures between 35 and 45 °C (95 and 113 °F). During the onset of precipitation intervals, the plant grows rapidly, putting out new shoots. Growth subsequently slows. The leaves gradually yellow and fall during prolonged dry or cool intervals. It does not thrive where minimum temperatures are below 11 °C (52 °F). Temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will kill the henna plant.
BENEFITS OF HENNA
Today people still use henna to color their hair. It is a natural coloring agent without the potential health hazards posed by the synthetic coal tar derivatives, many of which are potentially carcinogenic.
Furthermore, a henna treatment leaves the hair excellently conditioned, with added body and superb shine.
When using henna, the following procedure is used. The henna powder is first mixed with water to the consistency of a thick paste. This paste is then applied to the hair wherever coloration is desired. The longer this “henna pack” is left on the hair the more color is transferred. Heat can be used to further fasten the coloring. When the desired color is achieved, the henna paste is removed by washing and the process is complete.
Henna is one of the oldest cosmetics known, used as a dye to stain nails, hands, feet and hair. The art of staining patterns onto the skin is known as mehndi.
The dye is produced by mixing ground henna leaves with water, although tea leaves, indigo leaves, ground coffee beans or lemon juice are sometimes added to deepen the stain.
Among other compounds, the dying properties of henna have been attributed mainly to a compound called lawsone, which is found in the leaves (about 1% lawsone). Lawsone can bind to some proteins, such as keratin found in hair, which is why it is an effective dye for the body.
Other plants, such as indigo or the seed of the betel nut palm, may also be mixed with henna to change the shade of the dye. A combination of henna and indigo creates a black dye for hair.
Henna is also often used in cosmetic products as a hair conditioner and other preparations have included it for its reputed astringent, anti-dandruff and nail strengthening effects. Lawsone has also been used as a sunscreen.
Essential oil obtained from the flowers (mehndi oil) is used in Asian perfumery. In Pakistan, henna flowers are strewn upon oil seeds and are left in the sun for a few days, then old flowers are replaced by fresh, so the oil seeds eventually become permeated with the fragrance of henna flowers. This oil is used for grooming hair and is massaged onto the face and body as it is thought to improve the complexion and relieve aching muscles.
TO MAKE HAIR DARK BROWN Mix henna in enough boiling water to make a paste. Use an iron vessel to bring out the colour, keep mixture in vessel overnight. Use next morning.
Take a tablespoon of coffee and make a thick decocation.Mix decocation with henna powder; add water to make a paste. Apply after twenty minutes. FOR BURNISHED HIGHLIGHTS Take 2 teaspoon of tea and make a decoration. Add a teaspoon of Methi powder to the boiling tea decocation. Mix decocation with henna powder to make a paste. Allow to settle for thirty minutes to one hour. Just before using add juice to one lime of the paste.
FOR BURGUNDY COLOURING
Take the juice of two beatroots, henna powder, 6 to 8 hibiscus flowers and boil for twenty minutes. Allow it to stand for thirty minutes before use, Add a teaspoon of vinegar.
FOR CONDITIONING OF HAIR
Mix henna into a paste with a cup of curd and water. Add a teaspoon of methi powder and an egg or table spoon of proteinex powder. Mix well and apply on Hair for the thirty minutes.
As per Ayurveda:-
It is iaghu, ruksha, kashaya, tikta and sheetala; pacifies deranged kapha and pitta; beneficial in skin disease, fever, pruritus, burning sensation, haemorrhagic diseases, jaundice, blood dysentery, heart disease, dysuria, vertigo and ulcer.
Parts Used: Whole plant, seeds, flowers, leaves and bark.
Seeds’ efficacious in leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and vaginal discharges; infusion ( also flowers) used in bruises and to cure headache;flowers: refrigerant and soporific
: Leaves: given in leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and externally in headache; paste (with vinegar or lime juice) applied as poultice over the soles to relieve the troublesome burning sensation of the feet; (with water) in rheumatism;
Decoction is astringent and beneficial.in burns, bruises, inflammation and sprains; used as gargle in cases of ulcer in the mouth; juice mixed with milk prescribed in spermatorrhoea;
An ointment from the leaves useful as a cure of wounds and ulcers; root-bark: alterative, astringent and sedative; infusion given in calculous affections, enlargement of the liver and spleen, jaundice and skin diseases
The leaves are bitter, astringent, acrid, refrigerant vulnerary, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, constipating, depurative, liver tonic, haematinic, styptic, febrifuge and trichogenous.
They are useful in wounds, ulcers, strangury,cough, bronchitis, vitiated conditions of kapha and pitta, burning sensation, cephalalgia, hemi_rania, lumbago, rheumatalgia, inflammations, diarrhoea, dysentery, leprosy, leucoderma, scabies, boils, hepatopathy, splenopathy, anaemia, haemorrhages, haemoptysis, fever, ophthalmia, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, falling of hair, greyness of hair and jaundice.
The flowers are intellect promoting, cardiotonic, refrigerant, soporific, febrifuge and tonic. They are useful in cephalalgia, burning sensation, cardiopathy, amentia, insomnia, and fever.
The roots are bitter, refrigerant, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, ,abortifacient and trichogenous, and are useful in burning sensation, dipsia, leprosy, skin diseases, strangury, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, and premature greying of hair.
Used mainly within Ayurviedic and Unani medicine. The fruits have been thought to stimulate the menstrual function. In powdered form, the leaves have been utilized both internally and externally to treat various skin diseases, including leprosy, fungal infections, acne and boils. In Arabic medicine the powder was employed in the treatment of jaundice, though there it is unlikely the henna benefited the patient at all. In India the leaves were made into an astringent gargle. An infusion or decoction of the leaves is used for diarrhea and dysentery.
Extracts of henna leaves have been shown to act in a manner similar to ergot with respect to inducing uterine contractions. So it’s possible that extracts of the plant could induce menstruation and be effective emmanagogues. The topical application of two chemical components of this shrub, lawsone and dihydroxyacetone, has been reported ultraviolet light for people with chlorpromazine-induced light sensitivity. Experimentally, a water extract of the leaves inhibited gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Antitumor activity in experiments with mice tends to support folkloric uses of henna as an anticancer agent.
Home remedies sometimes give unexpected result to cure several ailments.I therefore,tried to gather information of some of them and noted down .It will be a great pleasure for me if any one of them comes useful to some one.
2 Gms. of Tender leaves of Babool
2 Cups of Water
Boil it so that water becomes one cup. Strain, add Misri to taste. Use this 2/3 days once a day to check abortion.
FOR Acidity and Indigestion :
Roast one teaspoon each of dry cumin seeds and caraway seeds of ajwain in a pan. Add one-cup water and boil till it is reduced to half its quantity. Strain and add sugar to taste. Drink one teaspoon for relief from acidity and indigestion. Arthritis/Gout: 1.Boil mustard oil (10ml) with one moderate pack of Garlic bulb, apply on the affected parts 3/4/ times a day.
2.Massage with camphor oil Â¾ times a day on the affected parts.
3.Apply warm mustard oil on the affected parts at the time of bed rest and cover them with Dhatura leaves overnight. Keep doing it for 15 days. Repeat again as per need.
4.Massage with Turpentine oil/Eucalyptus oil 3/4 times a day on the affected part. Cover that portion with a wet towel and gradually pour hot water (not very hot) from the kettle on it. You may experience great relief.
Bad Breath:Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature’s own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your breath will remain fresh. Alternatively, you can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your breath.
Beautification of Lips:Massage your lips with coriander leaf juice for soft and rosy results.
Bleeding Gums:Take lemon juice in a glass of water daily for 3/4 days. Also gargle with salt.
Bruises:Slice a raw onion and place over the bruise. But do not apply this over grave injuries.
Cataract:1 Gram of Tobacco leaves
4 Grams of Arandi ka Tel
Mix this material to very fine paste and keep it in a small bottle. Apply it to eyes with the help of a needle daily.
Catarrh :To get releif from congestion, mix a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of warm water and sip frequently.
Chills:Instead of your regular hot tea or coffee, have a glass of hot water mixed with honey and lemon. Put a teaspoon of honey, lemon juice and a little grated ginger in a glass and add hot water stir & drink.
Cholera :Mix powdered red pepper with honey and prepare fine small pellets (equal to 1/2 pea size). Use 2 pellets when patient feels extreme weakness. It will bring dramatic relief in 2/3 days.
Cold :Drink plenty of lime juice everyday as the ascorbic acid (Vitamic C) content of lime helps heal wounds quickly, maintain your teeth, helps also hair, nails and complexion in good condition and guard against catching colds.
Constipation: 1.The best way to deal with constipation is to change food habits. Milk, boiled vegetables, fruits and their juices should be taken in large quantities together with foods containing a lot of roughage & fibrous matter.
2.10g of Senna leaves and 5g of Aniseed should be boiled in a cup of water with sugar, then strained and drunk before retiring for the night.
3.Half a litre of milk mixed with 50g of khand taken at night will give relief.
4.Another remedy is to eat 40g of Gulkand with milk everyday.
5.If these remedies fail to give relief, 6g of the Rind of Harr should be finely powdered and mixed with a little luke warm water and salt be taken.
6.Take bathu ka saag during the season for getting rid of obstinate constipation.
7.Simply eat a few liquorice sticks. One of its many properties is that it is a natural laxative.
8.If you have often constipation, eat more ladyfinger(OKRA) â€˜Sabjiâ€™(AS VEGETABLE).
Cough: 1. Dip pieces of one medium size onion in 10ml of pure honey, leave it overnight. Remove the pieces and take one spoon juice 3 times a day.
2. If youâ€™re suffering from a nagging cough or chest congestion, boil three cups water with two fresh betal leaves & four crushed peppercorns, till the water is reduced to half. Strain and drink it every morning and night with a teaspoon of honey added to it.
3.1 Gram of White pepper
250 Mgs. of Misri
Grind these items to a very fine powder. Now mix it with one tsp Malai and take it bit by bit rather lick it gradually.
4.First cut an onion or several flakes of garlic into thin slice. Cover the slices with honey and leaves for two to three hours. Drink a spoonful of the resulting juice throughout the day.
Cough, Nausea and Vomiting :Take half a cup of onion juice mixed with two teaspoons of honey for relief from cough, nausea & vomiting.
Cracked Skin:Apply a mixture of grated potato soaked in olive oil. Leave this for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
Dandruff :Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the henna mixture before applying it on your hair if you want, dark copper colour. This also helps to get rid of dandruff and leaves your hair shining.
FOR DIARRHEA: 1.When Diarrhea is a constant problem,eat Archway Coconut Macaroon Cookies
2.A strong cup of unsweetened black tea is effective in stopping diarrhoea
.3.Another quick remedy is to peel apple and shred it. Keep the shredded pieces in a plate for approx. 20 minutes until they turn brown in colour, and then eat them.
Diarrhoea/Indigestion/Gas:Saunf and Dhania is to be mixed in equal proportion, powdered and a small amount of Misri or Khand is added. 2 tsp is to be taken morning and evening. This will stop diarrhoea/indigestion/gas formation and is helpful to eyes.
In case of dog-bite, first apply mustard oil on that part and then pack it with red pepper powder. It will check disease from spreading even if the dog is rabid.
Dropsy/Liver Inflammation :Leaves of Kasondi (1g) and Kali mirch (7) is ground together in water and filtered. Filtrate is to be taken morning and evening for one week (each time 1g kasondi & 7 kali mirch).
Dysentery : A teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of lukewarm water will bring relief immediately.
Dysentery/Tenusmus/Diarrhoea : Grind whole plant of Duddhi in water. Strained water extract (half cup) if taken 2/3 times a day gives quick relief.
Grind a lemon (including the seeds and the rind) to a paste, with a little salt. It makes an effective cure for diarrhoes.
Hari Harr & choti Harr half roasted in over and powdered. This powder, mixed with a pinch of black salt, if taken three times (1/2 tsp) will bring prompt relief.
Ecyzema : Apply garlic juice & lemon juice to the affected place. It will clear fungus infection.
Eczema/fungus infection of nails, hand & feet will be cleared with the use of Mehndi (Use continuously for a week). Avoid excess indulgence in water.
Use of tulsi leaves and lemon juice to the infected part will also cure eczema.
Enuresis (Passing Urine at Night) : Chewing one teaspoon of black sesame seeds (til) before going to bed is a sure shot treatment for such problem.
Eye Sight : One small piece of haldi is kept in lemon and when it dries, haldi is taken out & put in second fresh lemon and when it dries it is further kept in third/fourth lemon. Now, Haldi is ground with one/two drops of water & applied on the eyes with the help of a needle for 7/10 days or as needed.
Eyebrow in Perfect Shape ; Put a little warm castor oil on scanty eyebrows. This will enhance their growth.
Face Cream: 1/2 Cup of Channa ka atta (besan)
1 Tsp of Haldi Powder
1/4 to 1/2 Cups of Mustard Oil
Mix all these materials to a semi-solid paste and apply it on your face. It will bring marvelous glow on your skin. It can be used on hands & legs also.
Fever : Mix equal number of leaves of Tulsi, Neem and Lemon grass plus 7-10 black pepper. Boil it like making tea. Strain the water and drink 3/4 times a day.
Fever/Headache/Bodyache/malaria : Take 5 Leaves of Ghiraita,5 Leaves of Neem leaves, 10 Leaves of Tulsi, 5 Leaves of Lemon Grass and 10-15 Leaves of Black pepper
Mix all, boil & strain, add sugar to taste. Take half cup 3 times a day click to learn more
Files : While going to toilet, put a medium piece of Alum (Fitkari) in water. Use this water after the toilet. Repeat till relief.
For all kinds of Fever : Gilo (Gurach)-one gram is powdered and dipped in water. Water is strained and divided in two doses. Mix each dose with a spoon of sugar and take morning and evening. Better if Ajwain (250mg.) is also added to Gilo.
For Angina and Ischaemic Heart Disease ; Puskarmula
Above plants are equally powdered and 10g powder is left overnight in a cup of water and taken in the morning.
For Body Resistance to Disease :
A mixture of Amla, Harr, Bahera and herb Giloya (1:1:1:1) if taken regularly makes the person immune to illness.
For Cold : 10 Leaves of Tulsi 2 Tsp of Honey
Make paste of leaves and mix with honey. Taken in the morning, it will keep out cold & cough away and will also help in bringing down blood pressure.
For General Debility : Sage is an excellent pick-me-up. Take 100g of fresh sage leaves and soak them in a bottle of white wine for two weeks. Add honey for sweetening and leave for an extra 24 hours. Use a muslin cloth for straining, making sure your press as you strain. Collect the solution in a bottle and drink a little before meals.
For Malaria : 10 Leaves of Tulsi
5 Leaves of Bhang
10-15 Leaves of Kali-mirch
Grind the above mixture to a paste and make pea size pellets. Dry it in shade. Take Two pellets three times a day.
For Nausea : Lime Water at the time of nausea will be helpful.
Soft kheera should be eaten gradually to get rid of obstinate nauseatic condition.
For Purifying Blood :
A Plant commonly called Mundi, its aqueous extract (one cup) daily purifies the blood.
For Vigour :
2 Tsp of Onion Juice
2 Tsp of Honey
1 Tsp of Adrak Juice
To be taken twice, morning and evening for ten or fifteen days.
For Vigour & Strength
2 Tsp of Onion Juice
2 Tsp of Honey
2 Tsp of Desi-ghee
Mix the above materials and warm it on stove, add Misri and take once in the morning for 15 days.
Gas/Giddiness : 1 Gram of Dhania Powder
250 Mgs. of Khand
Mix these two materials in the said ratio and keep it in a container, use two tsp after each meal with water.
Habitual Abortion : Grind fresh flowers of Anar (2g) to a fine paste. Add a little water and filter. Add sugar to taste in filtrate and use it morning and evening (taking 2g flower each time) for three days.
Haemoglobin : Prepare leafy vegetable â€˜Sabjiâ€™ in an iron â€˜Kadhaiâ€™. It will taste good. The â€˜Kadhaiâ€™ is a good source of iron which is required to increase haemoglobin in blood.
Hair loss : 1. Donâ€™t throw away lemon rinds, orange peels and pomegranate skin. Just dry them in the sun and grind to a fine powder. Mix this powder in coconut oil and apply to your hair to prevent hair loss and for glossy hair.
2. The Scottish dermatologists stated that “Cedarwood, lavender, thyme, and rosemary oils have hair growth-promoting properties. These oils have been anecdotally used to treat alopecia [baldness] for more than 100 years.Thyme vulgaris (2 drops, 88 mg), Lavandula angustifolia (3 drops, 108 mg), Rosmarinus officinalis (3 drops, 114 mg), and Cedrus atlantica (2 drops, 94 mg). These oils were mixed in a carrier oil, which was a combination of jojoba, 3 ml, and grape seed, 20 ml, oils … The oils were massaged into the scalp for a minimum of 2 minutes. A warm towel was then wrapped around the head to aid absorption of the oils. Patients were advised to use this technique every night.
Kidney Problem : Dry tulsi seeds and grind them with an equal quantity of sugar. One spoon of this powder, taken every morning, is good for the kidney.
Leprosy : 1 Gms. of Red Pepper (Powdered)
2.5 Gms. of Ghee
Mix and keep the above in a small container. Use it on the affected part 2/3 times a day. It will bring good results.
Leucoderma or White Spot on Skin :
(if it is senseless, it could be leprosy then do not use this prescription)
Eat Bathu ka sag daily during the season in form of Roti or Dall-sag and use its juice over spots daily at least 2/3 times. Eat Anjir regularly for a month.
Liver Problem : To maintain your liver in a good condition, eat a refrigerated pineapple slice dipped in honey, twice a day.
Losing Hairs : A mixture of almond oil, olive oil and castor oil in equal proportions acts as an excellent hair tonic.
Lovely Eyes : Place cotton wool swabs dipped in cold milk on closed eyes to soothe the eyes and remove dark circles.
Triphalla (Amla+Harr+Bahera) soaked in water overnight then boiled & filtered. The filtrate to be applied to the eyes along with rose water.
Malaria:Eating a leaf or two of tulsi takes care of many disorders specifically works wonders during complex diseases like malaria.
Malnurtrition: Banana is a complete food. It has all the ingredients necessary for bodyâ€™s nutrition, growth & strength. So, it is specially recommended for children and old people. But it causes a little bit constipation so, it should be taken with black pepper & salt.
Medicinal Value of Basil Leaves : For immediate relief from toothache, take two basil leaves, a grin of salt and a pinch of pepper powder and press against the affected tooth.
Mix equal quantities of basil juice, honey, and caraway seed (Ajwain) juice and drink on an empty stomach if you are suffering from cough.
Nails :For glossy and strong nails, soak them in a mixture of lemon juice & glycerine.
Nausea : Powdered cinnamon and sliced ginger work by interrupting nausea signals sent from the stomach to the brain. If you are a herbal tea drinker, simply sprinkle powdered cinnamom on the tea and drink. You can also drink ginger-tea to check nausea.
Nausea & Stomach Ailments : Eat a slice of fresh ginger after each meal to protect yourself, from stomach ailments. For immediate relief from nausea, chew salted dry ginger sticks.
Nausea/Bile : Eat a slice of fresh ginger after each meal to protect yourself, from stomach ailments. For immediate relief from nausea, chew salted dry ginger sticks.
Nose Bleeds:Dip a cotton bud in rose water and dab it on to the inside of your nostrils to stop the bleeding.
Nosebleed : Stop nosebleeds by putting a few drops of pomegranate juice into your nostrils.
Preventing Insects in books: Place neem leaves in your books to prevent them from being attacked by insects.
Burn neem leaves in the courtyard or garden to keep mosquitoes away.
Skin Beautification :Banana is a natural skin whitener. Mash a ripe banana and apply it on the face and neck, and your tan colour will fade away.
Smelly Feet : Soak your feet in strong tea for 20 minutes every day until smell disappears. To prepare your footbath, brew two tea bags in 500 ml of water for 15 minutes and pour the tea into a basin containing two litres of cool water.
Sore Throat: 1. Drink tea with a pinch of pepper to get relief from bad throat.
2.Powder peppercorns and basil leaves and dry them in the shade. Use this powder to make black tea.
Spots: Herbs like tea tree oil and lavender oil, both antiseptics, can be applied neatly and quickly to pimples.
Sprain : Add a tsp of salt to two tsp turmeric powder and boil with a little water to obtain a thick paste. Apply while still hot over sprain.
Stomach Belches: Eat a small piece of jaggery after eating radish you can avoid unpleasant belches.
Stomach Upsets : 1. For quick relief from an upset stomach, chew a spoonful of â€˜ajwainâ€™ (fennel seeds) with little black salt.
2.5 Leaves of Tulsi
Few pieces of Adrak
10-15 pieces of Black Pepper
Boil these material. Strain and drink 2/3 times (half cup).
Tea : Tea is a wonderful drink. Brew your tea slowly, it takes three-four minutes for the anti-oxidants to make their way into the water. Anti-oxidants delay ageing.
Thirst : Eat a cardamom or two, especially during long journeys, to avoid feeling thirsty.
Tired Eyes :Lavender oil offers gentle relief for tired and strained eyes. Add a drop lavender oil to 500ml of water & shake the solution well. Dip two cotton wool pads in the liquid, squeeze out the excess water and place one pad over each eye (Donâ€™t use contact lenses at this time).
To Check Bleeding :Sprinkle powdered haldi and henna over the oozing blood. This will stop flow of blood immediately.
To Stop Oozing Blood : Sprinkle haldi powder, flowing of blood will be stopped.
Toothache : 1.Cloves are excellent painkillers. You can either chew one, or place it near the tooth. As the juices flow and mix with saliva, they numb the gum and alleviate pain.
2.Take one teaspoon ginger juice, a little edible camphor, a little honey and a pinch of salt. Heat the mixture for a second and apply it on the aching tooth. You will get immediate relief.
3.A paste made of finely ground leaves of Tulsi should be warmed a little and applied to the aching tooth.
Ginger ground into a paste with a pinch of salt also relieves toothache.
Applying clove oil is also effective.
Brush your teeth with dried, powdered leaves of Tulsi to strengthen gums and prevent pain & pyrrohoea.
Brush your teeth after each meal to keep away dental problems.
Avoid chewing tobacco, pan-masala and other similar items to avoid early decay.
Wash and dry neem leaves. Grind them to a fine powder. Sprinkle this powder over the toothpaste before brushing your teeth. You will never have complaints of tooth decay or any mouth diseases.
4.For instant relief from severe toothache, press a little turmeric powder into the tooth.
Toxicity :To check if mushrooms are poisonous, boil them in water along with a few garlic flakes. If water turns black they are poisonous.
Warts :Place some chopped onions in a dish, cover with salt and leave overnight. Twice a day apply resulting juice to the warts until they disappear.
FOR ARTHRITIS:1.A scientist noticed that when he got up out of his chair after watching a football game, his arthritis pain was greatly diminished.During the course of the game he had consumed a six-pack of diet soda containing aspartame. Putting two and two together, he thought this artificial sweetener might have contributed to his relief.
This research was published in the very respectable scientific journal, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
2.Empty a packet sundried raisins into a bowl and pour in just enough gin to cover the raisins. Allow the gin to evaporate (about one week) and then place the moist raisins in a jar with a lid .Eat nine raisins a day. They go well on cereal, and it will help to get rid of Arthritis.
3. Purchase Certo in the canning section of your local grocery. It is a thickening agent used to make jams and jellies. Certo contains pectin, a natural ingredient found in the cell walls of plants.
There are two recipes: Take 2 teaspoons of Certo in 3 ounces of grape juice three times a day. As the pain disappears, this can be reduced to 1 teaspoon in juice twice a day. 4. Take turmeric pills and arthritis pain will disappear.Turmeric powder can also be eaten along with morning cereal.
. FOR WARTS:1. Tape a small piece of banana skin (with the fleshy side towards the wart) over the wart at bedtime. Leave it on overnight. Some people report that warts given this treatment daily disappear within weeks.
2.Research on duct tape was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (Oct. 2002). Parents were told to cover the wart with a piece of duct tape for six days. If it fell off, they were to replace it.
At the end of the six days, they removed the tape, soaked the wart in warm water and then filed it down with an emery board. The duct tape was replaced the following day and the process was repeated for two months or until the wart disappeared.
In this study, 85 percent of the children treated with duct tape were cured. Most warts disappeared within the first month. In fact, the study found that duct tape worked better than freezing warts off.In this study, 85 percent of the children treated with duct tape were cured. Most warts disappeared within the first month. In fact, the study found that duct tape worked better than freezing warts off.
FOR CUTS:1.Sprinkle black paper dust on the cut .The bleeding stopped almost instantly, and the cut healed with barely a scar.
2. Leak the cut with your own tongue, put your own saliva on the cut let it dry,do this 3 or 4 times, your cut will be healed soon.
. FOR ASTHMA: During Asthma attack if you donot have inhaler in hand,or not available, drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee.It will give instant relief.Caffeine is very similar to a tried-and-true asthma medicine called theophylline.
FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS: Vaginal dryness is a common problem after menopause or certain cancer treatments. Finding an acceptable sexual lubricant can be a challenge.One
couple who used an old-fashioned moisturizing hand lotion called Corn Huskers for twenty-five years. They said it is slippery but not greasy and stays where you put it. Corn Huskers contains guar gum and algin as well as glycerin, an ingredient also found in personal lubricants such as Replens, Astroglide, Maxilube, or K-Y Jelly.
FOR FLATULENCE: A cup of fennel seed tea two or three times daily helps to get rid of flatulence. To make fennel seed tea, slightly crush a teaspoon of fennel seeds and pour boiling water over them.
One tablespoon of flaxseed powder in a glass of juice twice a day, together with two capsules of fennel seed two or three times a day will cure serious gas problem.
A very effective and refreshing indigestion remedy is parsley. Eat about 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley, or a few sprigs of fresh parsley and chase it down with a glass of water.
Some swear that eating a stick of celery at the first signs of indigestion works like a charm.
Some people claim that the quickest indigestion remedy is raw potato. When hit with indigestion, take a raw potato and eat a small piece about the size of your whole thumb. Chew it up real good and swallow it.
. FOR CONSTIPATION:1. Flaxseed is rich in soluble fiber. Some one has found a way to utilize this property to prevent constipation: Put three quarts of water on to boil, add two tablespoons of flax seed and simmer for fifteen minutes. Then cool it and strain it into containers. (It makes just over two quarts.) With two ounces in orange juice every morning, constipation will be over.
2. Drink every morning a teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey mixed in 8 ounces of warm water.This will act as a cure to your constipation. Try it and it will work.
3. 1 cup applesauce 1 cup coarse, unprocessed bran 3/4 cup prune juice
Mix all the ingredients together. They will turn into a pasty, stiff glop about the consistency of peanut butter. After mixing, it should be kept refrigerated. Take one or two tablespoons daily and wash it down with a full eight ounces of water.
FOR COLD:1.Grind about half an inch of fresh ginger root into a paste and place in a mug. Add boiling water and “steep” for several minutes. Strain the clear liquid into another mug, sweeten, and sip.Your symptoms start to subside within about twenty minutes. Drink this in the morning and evening, and your cold usually will get better by the second day.
2. A very good protection against Cold is to eat CHICKEN ADOBO, a Philippine chicken dish. Make it as follows:
6 pcs. Chicken 1 cup soy sauce 1 cup white vinegar 6″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced thin 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 or 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes.
3.Tamarind-pepper rasam is also considered an effective home remedyfor a cold in South India. Dilute 50 mg tamarind in 250 ml of water. Boil the diluted tamarind water for a few minutes with a teaspoon of hot ghee and half a teaspoon of black pepper powder. This steaming hot rasam has a flushing effect, and should be taken three times a day. As one takes it, the nose and eyes water and the nasal blockage is cleared.
FOR SEA SICKNESS OR BOAT SICKNESS: Sit keeping your spine straight,take a deep breath through nose,hold it for 2to3 seconds and release it very slowly through you mouth.Do this for 3 to 4 times and then drink a glass of worm water. Your sickness will be over within 5 minutes.
. FOR ITCHES: If you let the hot water tap run for a few minutes this should be about right. A few seconds’ exposure is all you need to produce several hours of relief from the itches. The water needs to be hot enough to be slightly uncomfortable but not so hot that it burns (120-130 degrees Fahrenheit).
FOR NOSEBLEEDS: Put cold keys down the back of your neck.. Within seconds the bleeding will stop. I donâ€™t know how this trick works, but I am sure it works.
FOR DANDRUFF:Apply listerine mixed with baby oil on your hair. Within 2 to 3 days you will get rid of dandruff.
FOR LICE: Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash contains essential oils including thymol, eucalyptol, menthol and methyl salicylate. It also has 26.9 percent alcohol, which may kill lice. An expert in lice treatment confided to us that alcohol does seem to be toxic to lice, so that may partially explain your success. Breathing in the mist may not be safe, so anyone who tries this technique should be extra cautious to protect a child’s face from the aerosol spray.
FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS:
Toenail fungus can be cured using a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and Listerine. Combine them in a quart jar with a screw-on lid and used a clean paintbrush to apply the liquid to the affected toes morning and nightThen put your socks on to keep it acting a while longer and protect the bed sheets at night. The fungus took about three months to clear up. It is slow growing, but is also slow to cure.
The herbal ingredients in Listerine may have anti-fungal properties, but home remedies rarely come with specific guidelines..
Many people have reported success soaking infected nails in one part vinegar to two parts water. Others got good results soaking their toes in Listerine. Such remedies wonâ€™t work for everyone and take several months to produce results.
FOR STINGS: 1.Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Meat tenderizer with 1 teaspoon of water to make a paste. Smearing this on a bee or wasp sting relieves the pain.
2. Cut an onion from the middle portion, hold it on the sting for about 20 minutes,it will take away the pain and stop swelling too.
FOR BACK PAIN:
This is one of the most relaxing back pain remedies because it actually affects the nervous system. Take 20 drops of tincture every 2 hours per day, or two 250 mg capsules four times per day.
Because cayenne pepper, or red pepper contains capsaicin, a very potent pain relieving chemical, it is one of the most effective back pain remedies. Mash up a red pepper and apply it directly on the painful area of your back.
You can also take the mashed up red pepper and add it to any common, all natural, skin or body lotion, until the mixture starts to turn dark pink, and apply that to the area where the back pain is located.
Peppermint Lavender Rosemary Oil
Mix 4 drops of peppermint oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil with 1/2 ounce of safflower oil. This is one of the most soothing back pain remedies. Warm up the mixture and use it as an oil-rub to massage the affected area.
All three major ingredients will relieve inflammation, prevent muscle spasms, and decrease back pain.
Fire And Ice
Ice helps reduce swelling and strain of the back muscles. Apply an ice pack to the affected area and massage the area for about 10 minutes, every 3 hours, for 2 to 3 days. This combination of ice and heat is another one of the more soothing back pain remedies.
After applying ice for about 3 days, switch to heat. Place a soft towel into a large bowl of mildly hot water.Wring it out and while laying on your stomach, apply the warm towel to the affected area where the back pain is located.
Put some plastic wrap over that, and then apply a heating pad, set to medium, over the plastic wrap. Now place something rather heavy on top of the heating pad, like a telephone book, to create a bit of pressure.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties make it one of the better back pain remedies. Take 400 mg of extract in capsule form 3 times per day.
. FOR ATHLETE’S FOOT: Let your dog lick the portion of your leg pains.You will get rid of pain soon.Dog saliva does have some antimicrobial properties. Dutch researchers have identified compounds in human saliva called histatins that have antifungal activity. Canine saliva may also have similar properties.But never try this remedy if the skin is broken, however, since dogs can carry bacteria in their mouths.
FOR CANKER SORE: Take a tablespoon of sauerkraut juice in your mouth and swish it around morning and night, then swallow it. Do this twice a day and the canker sores
should go away.
FOR LEG CRAMPS: Put a bar of soap under the bottom sheet near your legs. And get rid of leg cramp.
FOR HICK CUPS: Just put a spoon of sugar under your tongue and get rid of hick cups.
FOR SWEATY PLUMS & SOLES :Boil five tea bags in a quart of water for five minutes. When the solution cools, soak your hands or feet for twenty to thirty minutes nightly.
FOR UNDER ARM ORDER: Wash under arms with vinegar mixed in water,and you will be oder free all day.Diluted vinegar should be applied only to unbroken skin (not after shaving), or it will sting. If it causes any rash or other reaction, it should be discontinued immediately.
FOR BODY ODOR:1. One of the best body odor remedies is arnica because it actually kills the odor producing bacteria. Apply arnica cream instead of a commercial deodorant. This can be found in most health food stores.
2. Eat 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley with each meal. As an alternative to the fresh stuff, take one 500 mg capsule each day.
FOR FUNGUS: Toenail fungus can be unsightly. Try soaking the infected nails for at least fifteen to thirty minutes daily. The recipe: one part vinegar to two parts warm water. Allow six weeks to see a cure.
ACNE, BLACKHEADS, AND PIMPLES:
Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and rose water, apply to face with a cotton ball, and allow to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. 15-20 days of this application helps cure pimples and also helps to remove blemishes and scars.
Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.
For acne that hasn’t seemed to respond to anything, steep 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves in 1 cup boiling water for 10-20 minutes, cool, and apply to affected area with a cotton ball.
A few more Home Remedies are written below: 1.FOR CLEAR AND GLOWING SKIN: –
Powder, equal portions of green gram and Bengal gram with a fist full of fenugreek seeds and preserve. When needed,ix the required quantity of this powder mixture in plain water and apply all over the body before bathing. Take bath without applying any soap. This is a special skin cleaning powder. Regular uses of this mixture not only clean the body but also make it glow.
It is ideal to massage the skin, especially face with curd, as it tones up dry and oily skin
Mixture of curd and Bengal gram paste with a little turmeric is very effective facemask.
Cut a ripe lemon fruit into two. Gently massage the face with one half. Squeeze the other half in a glass of water and drink it with a pinch of rock salt. Continue this for seven to eight weeks. This will remarkably improve the appearance of the skin by removing greasiness and lighting the colours.
2. FOR FAIR COMPLEXION: –
Those who are really concerned about skin colour consume a tablespoonful of honey in lemon juice daily. This improves complexion, because honey is rich in B complex factors. Eat lot of carrots, lime, cucumber, onion, fenugreek and coconut possibly fresh. Also if possible take an amla a day. Vitamin ‘C’ rich gooseberry (amla) lightens skin colour. Drink liberal amount of water, juice and like fluids. These will improve the complexion to a great extend.
3.FOR PIMPLES: –
Applying basil juice mixed with lemon juice in equal portion on the pimples, cures them effectively
Remove the outer layer of juicy onion. Soak it in salt solution for a couple of hours. After removing the onion from the salt solution, slice it or grate it, apply the onion juice gently on the face also apply rub the sliced onion the on septic spots. This is an effective cure & preventive for the frequent, septic pimples.
4.FOR LICE INFESTATION: –
Lice in children affect their growth. And using pesticide or chemical oriented medicines to remove lices is very harmful. Here is an easy effective home remedy. Put a pinch of camphor in coconut oil and use it as hair oil. Apply paste of fenugreek seeds as a medicine once in a week and wash the child’s hair with very dilute camphor water the lices will just vanish away.
This tow or three times in fifteen days. This will help to get rid of Lice. 5. FOR DANDRUFF: –
Human hairy problems should be handled delicately whether it is hair falling or dandruff or lice. Synthetic based modern shampoos do no good but lot of harm. Here are some very beneficial home remedies for the hair problems.
Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in water, over night. Ground the seeds Into a fine paste. Apply this paste all over the head and leave it for half an hour. Wash the hair With soap nut Powder.
Regular use of lemon juice for the last rinse of hair while bathing prevents Dandruff
Twice the week, washing the hair with green gram powder mixed with curd Is also very useful in getting rid of dandruff. 6. FOR BALDNESS: –
There is some simple, harmless, home treatment for the sudden, patchy loss of hair. These home treatments are effective in stimulating reappearance of hair in the bald patches.
*Lemon seeds and black pepper seeds are ground to get a fine paste in plain water or ginger juice. This fine paste is applied on the patches twice a day for a few weeks. With a mild, irritant action, this remedy increases blood circulation and stimulates hair growth.
*Small piece of liquorice (mulathi) ground in milk with a pinch of saffron, as a paste and applied all over the bald patches at bed time for a few weeks, stimulates hair growth.
7.FOR INSECT BITE OR STING: –
*For scorpion sting, applying juice of mango leaf on the spot and given the leaf decoction to consume is a very effective and easy cure.
*Tulsi or holy basil leaves juice given orally and applied on the spot of sting an effective curative for any sting or bite.
* For wasp sting or some insect bite, rubbing lemon piece or onion slices with force is useful in decreasing the effect of poison.
* If there is swelling on the spot of any bite or sting, applying dry ginger paste with curd (little warm) is very effective to subsides the swelling quickly.
*Rubbing fenugreek powder over the area of the stings or bite also removes the harmful effects of the poison.
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.
http://www.peoplespharmacy.org/archives/home_remedies/index.asp and http://www.home-remedy.org.