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Mung

Botanical Name: Vigna radiata
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vigna
Species: V. radiata
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Fabales

Synonyms:
*Azukia radiata (L.) Ohwi
*Phaseolus abyssinicus Savi
*Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
*Phaseolus aureus Wall.
*Phaseolus aureus Zuccagni
*Phaseolus chanetii (H.Lev.) H.Lev.
*Phaseolus hirtus Retz.
*Phaseolus novo-guineense Baker f.
*Phaseolus radiatus L.
*Phaseolus setulosus Dalzell
*Phaseolus sublobatus Roxb.
*Phaseolus trinervius Wight & Arn.
*Pueraria chanetii H.Lev.
*Rudua aurea (Roxb.) F.Maek.
*Rudua aurea (Roxb.) Maekawa
*Vigna brachycarpa Kurz
*Vigna opistricha A.Rich.
*Vigna perrieriana R.Vig.
*Vigna sublobata (Roxb.) Babu & S.K.Sharma
*Vigna sublobata (Roxb.) Bairig. & al.

Common Names: Mung ,Mung bean, Moong bean, Green gram

Habitat : Mung is native to the Indian subcontinent, the mung bean is mainly cultivated today in India, China, and Southeast Asia. It is also cultivated in hot, dry regions in Southern Europe and the Southern United States. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.

Description:
Mung is an upright annual legume ranging in height from 15 cm to 1 m; average height of mature plant, 0.9 m. Branches freely, but not heavily foliaged. Leaves, stems and pods are slightly hairy. Junctions of branches and stems are stipuled. The first flowers appear seven to eight weeks after planting and the crop reaches maturity in 12 to 14 weeks. Pods borne at top of plant. Seeds, green and almost globular (Doherty, 1963a). Pods clothed in long, spreading, deciduous silky hairs.

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Mung bean or green gram has long been a food crop in Asia. It is less known as a useful green manure crop. Recently it has become of interest in Queensland as a fodder crop. In its short growing season, Vigna radiata will outyield cowpea and velvet bean of the same age, although maximum yields of the other two are greater. It is, therefore, a useful legume for early forage. It is adapted to a wide range of well drained soils, but is best on fertile sandy loams. On sandy soils of low fertility, 185 to 250 kg./ha molybdenized superphosphate will usually give adequate growth.

A good seed bed (as for maize or sorghum) should be prepared. The seed is broadcast or drilled in rows 16 to 35 cm apart, the usual seeding rate being 6 kg./ha drilled and up to 10 kg./ha broadcast. It can also be sod-seeded into existing pastures. Seed is preferably inoculated with the cowpea strain of Rhizobium before sowing. The first grazing can be given about six weeks after planting, before the flowers appear; two grazings are usually obtained. Green manure should be ploughed in when the plant is in full flower. Mung bean should be cut for hay as it begins to flower. The cut material should be conditioned to hasten drying. Doherty (1963a) obtained a yield of 1 872 kg./ha of green matter from mung bean sod-seeded into a Rhodes grass/green panic pasture at the rate of 11 kg./ha in 53-cm rows, fertilized with 264 kg./ha molybdenized superphosphate. Unfertilized pasture yielded only 623 kg./ha of green matter.

Edible Uses:
Mung beans are commonly used in various cuisines across Asia.

Whole beans and mung bean paste:
Whole cooked mung beans are generally prepared from dried beans by boiling until they are soft. Mung beans are light yellow in colour when their skins are removed. Mung bean paste can be made by dehulling, cooking, and pulverizing the beans to a dry paste.

Although whole mung beans are also occasionally used in Indian cuisine, beans without skins are more commonly used; but in Kerala, whole mung beans are commonly boiled to make a dry preparation often served with rice gruel (kanji). Dehulled mung beans can also be used in a similar fashion as whole beans for the purpose of making sweet soups. Mung beans in some regional cuisines of India are stripped of their outer coats to make mung dal. In Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, steamed whole beans are seasoned with spices and fresh grated coconut in a preparation called sundal. In south and north Indian states, mung beans are also eaten as pancakes. They are soaked in water for six to 12 hours (the higher the temperature, the lesser soaking time). Then they are ground into fine paste along with ginger and salt. Then pancakes are made on a very hot griddle. These are usually eaten for breakfast. This provides high quality protein that is rare in most Indian regional cuisines. Pongal or kichdi is another recipe that is made with rice and mung beans without skin. In Kerala, it is commonly used to make the parippu preparation in the Travancore region (unlike Cochin and Malabar, where toor dal, tuvara parippu, is used). It is also used, with coconut milk and jaggery, to make a type of payasam.

In Chinese cuisine, whole mung beans are used to make a Tong sui, or dessert, otherwise literally translated, “sugar water”, called ludou Tong sui, which is served either warm or chilled. In Indonesia, they are made into a popular dessert snack called es kacang hijau, which has the consistency of a porridge. The beans are cooked with sugar, coconut milk, and a little ginger.

In Hong Kong, dehulled mung beans and mung bean paste are made into ice cream or frozen ice pops. Mung bean paste is used as a common filling for Chinese mooncakes in East China and Taiwan. Also in China, the boiled and shelled beans are used as filling in glutinous rice dumplings eaten during the dragon boat festival. The beans may also be cooked until soft, blended into a liquid, sweetened, and served as a beverage, popular in many parts of China.

In the Philippines, ginisáng monggó (sautéed mung bean stew), also known as monggó guisado or balatong, is a savoury stew of whole mung beans with prawns or fish. It is traditionally served on Fridays of Lent, when the majority Roman Catholic Filipinos traditionally abstain from meat. Variants of ginisáng monggó may also be made with chicken or pork.

Mung bean paste is also a common filling of pastries known as hopia (or bakpia) popular in Indonesia, the Philippines and further afield in Guyana (where it is known as black eye cake) and originating from southern China.

Neutrients:
The seeds and sprouts of mung bean (Vigna radiata), a common food, contain abundant nutrients with biological activities. This review provides insight into the nutritional value of mung beans and its sprouts, discussing chemical constituents that have been isolated in the past few decades, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, organic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Moreover, we also summarize dynamic changes in metabolites during the sprouting process and related biological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, lipid metabolism accommodation, antihypertensive, and antitumor effects, etc., with the goal of providing scientific evidence for better application of this commonly used food as a medicine.

Known Hazards: They are one of many species recently moved from the genus Phaseolus to Vigna, and is still often seen incorrectly cited as Phaseolus aureus or Phaseolus radiatus.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mung_bean
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/GBASE/DATA/PF000088.HTM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24438453

Abelmoschus Moschatus (Hibiscus Abelmoschus)

Botanical Name : Abelmoschus Moschatus
Family Name : Malvaceae
Order: Malvales
Genus: Abelmoschus
Species: A. moschatus
Kingdom: Plantae
Part Used : Seeds, Seeds Oil

Common Name : Ambrette Seeds, Hibiscus Abelmoschus, Musk Mallow, Musk Okra, Ornamental Okra, Annual Hibiscus, Yorka Okra, Galu Gasturi, Bamia Moschata,Tropical jewel hibiscus,Rose mallow seeds,Musk seeds,Muskdana,
synonyms. : Hibiscus abelmoschus L.
Habitat : Native in india,Now cultivated in many places.  It grows  on the open places in Nepal at elevations of 600 – 1100 metres. Flat areas, valleys, stream sides and scrub slopes in western and southern China

Description:Abelmoschus Moschatus is an aromatic and medicinal plant. The seeds have a sweet, flowery, heavy fragrance similar to that of musk. Despite its tropical origin the plant is frost hardy.

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Abelmoschus Moschatus is a soft, herbaceous trailing plant to 2 metres in diameter with soft hairy stems. It has an underground tuber and dies back to this tuber in the dry season, emerging again with the first substantial rains of the wet season. It is a relative of the edible okra and tubers and foliage formed a source of food for aborigines.

Cultivation:
Easily grown in a rich well-drained soil in a sunny position. Tolerates a pH in the range 6 to 7.8. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to about -5°c and can be grown outdoors in the milder areas of the country. The plant grows as a shrub in frost-free climates but is usually cut back to the ground in British winters. So long as these winters are not too cold, however, it can usually be grown as a herbaceous perennial with new shoots being produced freely from the root-stock. These flower in the summer. It is probably wise to apply a good mulch to the roots in the autumn. It is best to cut back the stems to about 15cm long in the spring even if they have not been killed back by the frost. This will ensure an abundance of new growth and plenty of flowers in the summer. The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses. There is at least one named form, selected for its ornamental value. ‘Mischief’ is somewhat smaller than the species, reaching a height of 50cm.

Propagation:
Seed – sow April in a greenhouse. The seed germinates best at a temperature around 24 – 24°c. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots of rich soil and plant them out after the last expected frosts. The seed can also be sown in situ in late April in areas with warm summers. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame.

Edible Uses:
Young leaves and shoots – cooked in soups. Used as a vegetable. The leaves are also used to clarify sugar. Unripe seedpods – cooked as a vegetable in much the same way as okra (A. esculentus). Seed – cooked. It is fried or roasted and has a flavour similar to sesame seeds. The seed is also used as a flavouring for liqueurs or to scent coffee. An essential oil is obtained from the plant and is used to flavour baked goods, ice cream, sweets and soft drinks. Root. No more details are given, though the root is likely to have a bland flavour and a fibrous texture.

Uses (General & Midicinal) : Ambrette seeds come from a tropical hibiscus. The seeds contain an oil with a fatty-musky, slightly ambery odour. Its most important odoriferous components are the macrocyclic musks 5(Z)-tetradecen-14-olide and 7(Z)-hexadecen-16-olide, also called ambrettolide . The oil was formerly highly appreciated in perfumery, but has now been largely replaced by synthetic musks. The seeds have a strong aroma of musk, and have been known as grani moschi. Relaxing and stimulating powers are attributed to them; and some cases, apparently authentic, have been recorded, in which they seemed to have a decided influence in casting out the poison of snakes. Possibly a further and more careful investigation of their properties, would show them to be an agreeable and useful article in cases where mild nervous prostration required a diffusible stimulant and relaxant. At present, they seem to be used for nothing beyond giving flavor to the coffee of the Arabs.Seeds are used as an inhalation in hoarseness and dryness of throat.Leaves and roots are used in gonorrhoea and venereal diseases.

Abelmoschus moschatus  seeds…..Internally as a digestive and breath-freshener .  Externally for cramps, poor circulation, and aching joints, and in aromatherapy for anxiety and depression (oil)

Musk mallow oil was once used as a substitute for animal musk; however this use is now mostly discontinued as it can cause photosensitivity.

Different parts of the plant have uses in traditional and complementary medicine, not all of which have been scientifically proven. It is used externally to relieve spasms of the digestive tract, cramp, poor circulation and aching joints. It is also considered an insecticide and an aphrodisiac.

In industry the root mucilage provides sizing for paper; tobacco is sometimes flavoured with the flowers.
An emulsion made from the seed is antispasmodic and is especially effective in the digestive system. The seeds are also chewed as a nervine, stomachic and to sweeten the breath. They are also said to be aphrodisiac. The seeds are valued medicinally for their diuretic, demulcent and stomachic properties. They are also said to be stimulant, antiseptic, cooling, tonic, carminative and aphrodisiac. A paste of the bark is applied to cuts, wounds and sprains. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It is also applied externally to treat cramp, poor circulation and aching joints.

Other Uses:
Essential; Fibre; Insecticide; Oil; Size.

An essential oil is obtained from the plant. It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute. However, it has been known to cause photosensitivity so this use has been largely discontinued. An oil obtained from the seed contains 18.9% linoleic acid. The oil is f high econmic value. Total yields of oil are not given. The seeds are used as an insecticide. Another report says that extracts of the fruits and upper parts of the plant show insecticidal activity. A fibre is obtained from the stem bark. It is used to make ropes. A mucilage obtained from the roots is used as a size for paper.

Disclaimer:The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://www.motherherbs.com/abelmoschus-moschatus.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelmoschus_moschatus
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-herbs/abelmoschus-oschatus.html
http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/Podarki3/Abelmoschus_L1MKh.jpg

http://www.herbnet.com/Herb%20Uses_AB.htm

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Abelmoschus+moschatus

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Sesame seeds

 

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Botanical name: Sesamum Indicum, Sesamum Orientale.
Family: Pedaliaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Lamiales
Genus: Sesamum
Species: S. indicum

Other names: Benne, Bene, Oil Plant, Vangloe, Tilseed, Teel, Teel-seed, gingili.

Habitat : Sesamum Indicum is possibly native to Africa

Description:
Magnified image of white sesame seedsIt is an annual plant growing 50 to 100 cm (1.6 to 3.3 ft) tall, with opposite leaves 4 to 14 cm (1.6 to 5.5 in) long with an entire margin; they are broad lanceolate, to 5 cm (2 in) broad, at the base of the plant, narrowing to just 1 cm (0.4 in) broad on the flowering stem……..click  & see the pictures

The flowers are yellow, tubular, 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) long, with a four-lobed mouth. The flowers may vary in colour with some being white, blue or purple.

Sesame fruit is a capsule, normally pubescent, rectangular in section and typically grooved with a short triangular beak. The length of the fruit capsule varies from 2 to 8 cm, its width varies between 0.5 to 2 cm, and the number of loculi from 4 to 12. The fruit naturally splits opens (dehisces) to release the seeds by splitting along the septa from top to bottom or by means of two apical pores, depending on the varietal cultivar. The degree of dehiscence is of importance in breeding for mechanised harvesting as is the insertion height of the first capsule.

Sesame seeds are small. The size, form and colours vary with the thousands of varieties now known. Typically, the seeds are about 3 to 4 millimeters long by 2 millimeters wide and 1 millimeter thick. The seeds are ovate, slightly flattened and somewhat thinner at the eye of the seed (hilum) than at the opposite end. The weight of the seeds are between 20 and 40 milligrams. The seed coat (testa) may be smooth or ribbed. CLICK & SEE

Sesame seeds come in many colours depending on the cultivar harvested. The most traded variety of sesame is off-white coloured. Other common colours are buff, tan, gold, brown, reddish, gray and black.

Sesame seed is sometimes sold with its seed coat removed (decorticated). This is the variety often present on top of buns in developed economies

African slaves brought sesame seeds, which they called benné seeds, to America, where they became a popular ingredient in Southern dishes.

Sesame seeds can be sprinkled on breads or on main dishes and vegetables to add a mild nutty flavor.
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes. You can purchase it prepared in most markets, or make your own.

Sesame seed oil is still the main source of fat used in cooking in the Near and Far East.
.Sesame plant

Plants in the field

Sesame Seeds is neither a herb or a spice but one of the oldest annual plants grown for its seeds and oil. It is native to Africa and Asia but today is grown in China, India, Mexico and southwest United States as a commercial crop.

Sesame seeds come in a variety of colors depending on the plant variety, including shades of brown, red, black, yellow, and most commonly, a pale grayish ivory. The darker seeds are said to be more flavorful.

Cultivation:
Sesame is grown in many parts of the world on over 5 million acres (20,000 km²). The largest producer of the crop in 2007 was China, followed by India, Myanmar, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria. Seventy percent of the world’s sesame crop is grown in Asia, with Africa growing 26%.

Beginning in the 1950s, U.S. production of the crop has been largely centered in Texas, with acerage fluctuating between 10,000 to 20,000 acres (40 to 80 km²) in recent years. The country’s crop does not make up a significant global source; indeed imports have now outstripped domestic production

Aroma and Flavour: In spite of their high oil content, sesame seeds have little aroma, but when they are dry-fried their nutty aroma is very pronounced and their flavor heightened.

Culinary Use: Sesame oil is used in margarines and as a cooking medium and a flavouring ingredient. The seeds are ground to an oily, beige-coloured paste known as tahini, which is used in hummus, a Middle Eastern dip. Sometimes the tahini is mixed with lemon juice and gralic and used as a dip with hot pitta bread as starter or picnic food.

The Chinese are fond of sesame; sesame oil is widely used in Chinese cooking as a flavouring. The seeds are also used, for example sesame prawn toasts are scattered with seeds before they are deep-fried. They are also sprinkled over Chinese toffee apples, pieces of apple fried in a light batter and coated in caramel. Both oil and seeds are sued in the cooking of other Far Eastern countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Gomasio is a Japanese specialty using sesame seeds: s mixture of the ground seeds and salt sued as a seasoning.

The seeds are popular scattered on bread, sweet and savoury biscuits, particularly in Greece and Turkey.

white sesame seeds

Medicinal and Other Use: Sesame is used in laxatives, as an emollient and in poultices. Sesame oil, also called gingelly oil, is highly stable and it does not become rancid quickly in hot humid conditions; it is used in lubricants, soap, cosmetics and ointments. The mixture or ‘cake’ that remains after the pressing of the oil is full of protein and eaten as a subsistence food.
Sesame is a member of the Pedaliaceae family. It is native to tropical Asian countries. The sesame plant can grow to a height of three feet and is an annual herb. It is an erect plant covered in fine hair and has a square stem. The leaves are flat, lanceolate in shape and grow in clusters of twos and threes. The flowers are pinkish purple in color or white and are bell shaped. Sesame is planted in the month of May and is harvested by fall or autumn. The name sesame is derived from Middle English sisame and from the Latin sesamum.

Interestingly, nutrients from one seed to another vary, but they all contain protein, oils (oleic acid, liuoleic acid, palmitoleic acid, araehidic acid and tetracosanoic acid) lecithin, minerals (Ca, P, K, Fe) saccharide, cellulose, VB2, VE, niacin, folic acid, sterol, sesamd, sesamin and cytochrome C. Unhulled seeds contain more calcium then hulled seeds.

Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man dating back to as early as 1600 BC. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame,” the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights, reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. The scientific name for sesame seeds is Sesamun indicum.

Copper Provides Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Magnesium Supports Vascular and Respiratory Health,

Calcium Helps Prevent Colon Cancer, Osteoporosis, Migraine and PMS, Zinc for Bone Health and Sesame Seeds’ Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol

Phytosterols are compounds found in plants that have a chemical structure very similar to cholesterol, and when present in the diet in sufficient amounts, are believed to reduce blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the immune response and decrease risk of certain cancers.
The oils extracted from pressed seeds are used as cooking oil, as a salad oil and in making margarine. The seeds are sprinkled on top of breads and other baked goods. Dried sesame powder is mixed with hot water and sugar to from a congee that is eaten as a dessert.Sesame oil is also used as a pharmaceutic solvent, and sesamolin is also used as a synergist for pyrethrum insecticides

Sesame is supposed to tonify kidney, liver and relax the bowel. It is used for the treatment of constipation due to hard stools, tinnitus, anaemia, clizziness and poor vision. Mix powdered toasted sesame seeds with ground tuckahoe. Stir one to two teaspoonful into warm water and take in the mornings.

Infuse the leaves in some hot boiling water and use this to gargle and treat inflamed membranes of the mouth. Use only after tea has cooled down.

In traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds have sweet and neutral properties, and are associated with the Kidney and Liver meridians. They function to tonify yin jing and blood, moisten the intestines, and help build the spirit, or shen.

Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy .

Sesame seeds produce an allergic reaction in a small percentage of the general population (5-13 per 100).

There have been erroneous claims that sesame seeds also contain THC which may be detectable on random screening. This error stems from a misunderstanding of the commercial drug Dronabinol, a synthetic form of THC. The normal delivery mechanism for synthetic Dronabinol is via infusion into sesame oil and encapsulation into soft gelatin capsules. As a result some people are under the mistaken assumption that sesame oil naturally contains THC. In fact, THC, CBD, CBN and the other cannibinoids are unique to the Cannabis genus.

Sesame oil is used for massage and health treatments of the body in the ancient Indian ayurvedic system with the types of massage called abhyanga and shirodhara. Ayurveda views sesame oil as the most viscous of the plant oils and believes it may pacify the health problems associated with Vata aggravation.

Black sesame seeds are an extremely good source of calcium; studies have shown that one gram of seeds contains approximately 85 milligrams of calcium. Black sesame seeds also have high amounts of protein, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. In some patients, black sesame seeds are used to help patients recover from serious illnesses and fevers, treat constipation and promote regular bowel movements. Some practitioners recommend using black sesame seeds with polygonum to keep a person’s hair looking rich and dark.

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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.This is purely for educational purpose.
Resources:
http://www.hungrymonster.com/FoodFacts/Food_Facts.cfm?Phrase_vch=Herbs&fid=5905,
http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/herbcentral/blacksesameseeds.html and
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=84
http://www.hotel-club-thailand.com/thai-cooking/thai-spices.htm
http://www.lowfatlifestyle.com/flavoring/herbs_spices/sesame.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_seed

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Home Remedies

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.

FOR ABORTION:
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 ¾ 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.

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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.

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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) ‘Sabji’(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.

Muli as vegetable

Anar & Angur juice

Liv-52 Tablet, 2 tablet 3 times a day

Take rest.

2. If you’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.

Cuts/Wounds:Sprinkle powdered Mehndi or

Sprinkle powdered Haldi

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.

Dog-bite :
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
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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

Arjun

Kut

Prishnaparini

Guggulu

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 ‘Sabji’ in an iron ‘Kadhai’. It will taste good. The ‘Kadhai’ is a good source of iron which is required to increase haemoglobin in blood.

Hair loss : 1. Don’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.

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Healthy & Glowing Hair; Extract the juice of the aloe-vera plant and rub it into your scalp. This ensures the healthy growth of hair.

For glowing hair, grind a few whole green grams, lemon peels, a handful of curry leaves and a few “rithas” to a paste and apply to the hair before washing off.

Hiccups: Roast some peppercorns and breathe deeply. Your hiccups will stop at once.

High B.P.: 1.If your are suffering from high blood pressure, try this remedy. Boil two cups water with 10 to 15 basil leaves, a few peppercorns and a little sugar. Strain and drink it thrice a day.

High Blood Pressure :
5 Cloves of Garlic
5 Leaves of Tulsi
4 Tsp of Honey
Make a paste of above ingredients and eat once in the morning without taking anything.

Eat two bananas daily to balance excess sodium in the body. Banana contains enough potassium to cut ill effects of sodium (we use as common salt).

2. To control high blood pressure, mix equal quantities of onion juice and honey and take one teaspoon every day in the morning.

Hoarse Voice : Sprinkle common salt on the small pieces of adrak. Take the pieces gradually one by one.

Indigestion : Place a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger into a pan and add a cup of water. Cover and allow it to simmer for five minutes. Strain the contents & drink.

Insect Bite : To cure an insect bite apply any balm on it. It will relieve you of the itchy sensation.

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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 body’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.

Migrain:

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Motion Sickness :
Chewing a couple of cloves while traveling will relieve motion sickness.

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 ‘ajwain’ (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 (Don’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.

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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.

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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.

FOR INDIGESTION:

Parsley
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.

Celery
Some swear that eating a stick of celery at the first signs of indigestion works like a charm.

Potato
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.

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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.

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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 don’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 won’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:

Valerian

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.

Cayenne Pepper

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
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.

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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.

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 *Herbal medicine
*Old wives’ tale
*Traditional medicine
 *Tamagozake
 *Folk medicine
 *Bates method

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.

References:

http://www.peoplespharmacy.org/archives/home_remedies/index.asp and http://www.home-remedy.org.

http://www.hashmi.com/homere.html

http://www.abouthomeremedy.com/

http://www.astrogyan.com/natural_herbal_tips/indian_ayurvedic_natural_herbal_home_remedy.html

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