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Cataract:

 

• Cataract is a condition in which the clarity of the natural lens reduces

• Lens of the eye becomes opaque

• This hampers the passage of light leading to drastic vision loss

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Blurred vision

• Inability to focus on objects

• Double vision

• Dark spots

• Vision is better in twilight

• Gradual loss of vision

• In later stages, objects are seen as mere blobs of light

• Greyish white discolouration of the pupil

• Glare in sunlight or while driving at night because of headlights

 

Causes:

 

• Ageing

• Exposure to excessive UV rays

• Smoking

• Diabetes

 

Natural home remedy using almonds, black pepper powder and honey:

 

1. Take 1 glass lukewarm water

2. Crush finely 7-8 almonds

3. Add them to the water

4. Add a pinch of black pepper powder

5. Add 1 tsp honey

6. Mix well

7. Drink once every day

 

Natural home remedy using spinach:

 

1. Spinach contains beta-carotene, which is very helpful for treating cataract

2. Chop and boil 500 g of spinach leaves in1 glass water for 10-15 min

3. Separate the spinach leaves

4. Crush the spinach finely to a paste

5. Press the paste on a sieve and extract juice

6. Drink this juice 3 times a day

7. Continue this for 1 month

 

Natural home remedy using aniseed powder, coriander powder and brown sugar: 

 

1. Take 2 tbsp aniseed powder

2. Add 2 tbsp coriander powder

3. Add 1 tbsp brown sugar

4. Mix well

5.            Have 2 times every morning and evening

6.             

Chafing:

 

• Chafing refers to the skin irritation which occurs as a result of friction experienced by the skin

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Chafing usually occurs around the:

   o Inner thighs

   o Armpits

   o Nipples

   o Groin area

• The skin becomes tender and sore

• If neglected, chafing leads to bruising and infection

 

Causes:

 

• Rubbing of body parts with each other

• Poorly fitted innerwear

• Usually athletes and obese people are prone to chafing

 

Natural home remedy using turmeric powder:

 

1. Take 3 tsp turmeric powder

2. Add 1 tsp water

3. Mix well to make paste

4. Apply paste on the affected area

5. Leave it for 30 min

6. Cover it with a cloth

7. Wash off with water

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves and lemon:

 

1. Crush a handful of margosa leaves

2. Squeeze ½ a lemon

3. Mix well to from a paste

4. Apply this paste on the affected area

 

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

 

1. De-thorn and remove the outer skin of a few aloe vera leaves

2. Extract aloe vera gel from inside

3. Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area

4. Wash it off with water after 30 min

5. Wipe the area dry

6. Do this twice every day

 

Tips:

 

• Do not wear ill fitting innerwear

• Keep the body lubricated by applying mustard oil on underarms and inner thighs

• Use baby powder on chafing prone areas

 

Chest Congestion:

 

• Chest congestion refers to a feeling of heaviness and pressure in chest

• It occurs when there is an obstruction to the flow of oxygen into the lungs

• If neglected, it may lead to pneumonia or asthma

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pressure in the chest

• Difficulty in breathing

 

Causes:

 

• Deposit of excess mucus and fluid in the lungs

• Common cold

• Respiratory infections

• Flu or viral infections

• Heart diseases

 

Natural home remedy using onion, lemon juice and honey:

 

1. Crush 1 onion to paste

2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract its juice

3. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice

4. Add 2 tbsp water

5. Add 2 tbsp honey

6. Mix well

7. Heat the mixture till it turns lukewarm

8. Have it thrice a day

 

Natural home remedy using milk, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and honey:

 

1. Take 1 glass hot milk

2. Add ½ tsp turmeric powder

3. Add a pinch of black pepper powder

4. Add 2 tsp honey

5. Mix well

6.            Drink it hot

7.             

Chicken Pox:

 

• Chicken pox is a viral infection

• The most prominent symptom is the appearance of red spots and  rashes on skin

• It is a highly contagious condition

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Rashes or tiny red spots on the skin

   o These appear mostly on the upper back or chest

   o As infection grows rashes spread to face and lower extremities

• Overtime,

   o Rashes get filled with fluid

   o Thick crust develops 

• As some of these rashes dry, new ones come up

• Itchy blisters

• Mild fever

• Headache

• Weakness

 

Causes:

 

• The condition may spread if one comes in contact with,

   o Cough or sneeze of an infected person

   o Fluid from the chickenpox blister

• Lack of vaccination for chickenpox

 

Natural home remedy using green peas:

 

1. Take 200 g green peas

2. Boil them in water

3. Drain the water

4. Crush the peas to make a paste

5. Apply this paste on the affected area

6. Leave it for 1 hr

 

Natural home remedies using baking soda:

 

1. Baking soda helps control the itching

2. Take 1 bowl of water

3. Add 3 tbsp baking soda

4. Mix well

5. Use a sponge to apply on the skin

6. Make sure that the soda dries on skin

 

Natural home remedies using carrots and coriander leaves:

 

1. Take 100 g chopped carrots

2. Add 60 g fresh coriander leaves

3. Add them in 500 ml water and boil till water reduces to half

4. Drink this soup once a day

5. Add salt and pepper for taste

 

Tips:

 

• Vaccinate your child for chicken pox

• Avoid itching or scratching the blisters as it can aggravate the condition. It can also leave permanent

  scars on the skin

 

Chilblains:

 

• Chilblains are painful, reddish swellings on the skin

• They occur due to exposure to excessive cold 

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• They usually occur on areas prone to becoming cold like:

   o Toes

   o Fingers

   o Nose

   o Ear lobes

• Sometimes it may affect:

   o Heels

   o Lower legs

   o Thighs

 

Causes:

 

• Blood vessels beneath the skin narrow when skin becomes cold

• Vessels expand when skin warms

• This leads to leakage from blood vessels causing chilblains

 

Natural home remedy using onion:

 

1. Take 1 bowl of crushed onion

2. Press it on a sieve and extract its juice

3. Apply juice on the affected area

 

Natural home remedy using potato and salt:

 

1. Take a potato slice

2. Sprinkle it with salt

3. Rub the salted side on the affected area

 

Natural home remedy using lemon:

 

1. Take juice of ½ lemon

2. Rub on affected toes and fingers

 

Tips:

 

• Massage your toes and fingers to improve blood circulation

• Wear warm clothes in cold weather

• Keep your head and ears warm

• Do not heat the skin immediately if you've been out in the cold


Cholera:

 

• Cholera is a viral infection

• If not treated, cholera can be life threatening condition

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Feeling thirsty and restless

• Increased body temperature

• Low blood pressure

• Diarrhoea

• Nausea

• Vomiting

 

Causes:

 

• Caused by food or water contaminated with vibrio cholera virus

 

Natural home remedy using cloves:

 

1. Take 15-20 cloves in a bowl of water

2. Boil the water till it reduces to half

3. Strain the water and allow it to cool

4. Sip the liquid at regular intervals

 

Natural home remedy using onion and black pepper corns:

 

1. Chop ½ onion

2. Add 7 black pepper corns

3. Crush this mixture to make paste

4. Consume this paste 3 times a day

5. Onions help reduce thirst and restlessness

 

Tips:

 

• Drink filtered or boiled water

• Store water and food in closed containers as it will prevent contamination by flies and other germs

• Wash hands before cooking or eating

 

Cirrhosis of Liver:

 

• Cirrhosis of the liver is when the blood flow to and from the liver gets obstructed

• This happens when healthy tissues are replaced with scar tissues

• As time progresses, the size of the liver reduces

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Indigestion

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Abdominal pain

• Loss of weight

• Foul breath

• Jaundiced skin

• Fever

• Thin, red spidery markings on face, neck and arms

• Abdominal bloating

 

Causes:

 

• Excessive alcohol consumption

• Poor nutrition

• Presence of toxins in the body

 

Natural home remedy using papaya seeds and lemon juice: 

 

1. Crush a handful of papaya seeds

2. Press them on a sieve and extract the juice

3. Take 1 tbsp of this juice

4. Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice

5. Mix well

6. Drink 2 times every day

 

Natural home remedy using yogurt and cumin powder:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of yogurt

2. Add 2 cups of water

3. Add 2 tsp of cumin seed powder

4. Add 1 tsp of salt

5. Blend them together to make buttermilk

6. Drink 2 times every day

 

Natural home remedy using lemon and salt:

 

1. Take 1 glass water

2. Squeeze half a lemon

3. Add 1 tsp of salt

4. Mix well

5. Drink 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using carrot and spinach juice:

 

1. Wash and chop a carrot

2. Wash and chop a few spinach leaves

3. Crush them to a fine paste

4. Press this paste on a strainer and remove the juice

5.            Drink this juice to get relief from this condition

6.             

Blemishes:

 

 • A blemish is a discoloured or a marked area on the skin

 

Causes:

 

• Marks may develop on skin due to skin conditions like boils, pimples or acne

• Other causes include,

   o Skin injuries

   o Age

   o Sun spots

   o Freckles

   o Moles

 

Natural home remedy using almonds and milk:

 

1. Soak 7-8 almonds in water for 12 hours

2. Peel and crush them

3. Add a little milk to make a paste

4. Apply on blemishes

5. Leave it overnight

6. Wash with cold water in the morning

7. Do this for at least 2 weeks

 

Natural home remedy using potato: 

 

1. Take a potato slice

2. Rub on the affected area for 10 min

3. Do this 2-3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using mint leaves:  

 

1. Crush some mint leaves into a fine paste

2. Apply this paste on the blemishes

3. Leave it for 20 min

4. Wash off with cold water

 

Cold Sores (Fever Blisters):

 

• Cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters

• They appear on:

   o Lips

   o Gums

   o Tongue

   o Throat

   o Chin

• Cold sores are also referred to as fever blisters

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Reddish gums

• Swollen gums

• Bleeding

• Difficulty in swallowing

 

Causes:

 

• Entry of the herpes simplex virus

• The immune system cannot eliminate the herpes virus and hence the condition can keep recurring

 

Natural home remedy using baking soda: 

 

1. Take some baking soda

2. Add water

3. Mix well to make a paste

4. Apply this paste on the infection

 

This will help dry up and heal the blisters.

 

Natural home remedy using black tea bags:

 

1. Take 1 cup of hot water

2. Put a black tea bag in it for 1-2 min

3. Allow the tea bag to cool

4. Place it on the sores for 5 min

5. Do this 3 times a day

 

The sores will crust and disappear naturally in 4-5 days.

 

Tips:

 

• Rub ice on the infected area to slow down the growth of cold sores

• Include yogurt in the diet as it stimulates the immune system and prevents cold sores

 

Colitis:

 

• Colitis is the inflammation of the colon, which is a part of the digestive system

• The condition first attacks the lower part of the colon

• Sometimes, it causes ulcers on the colon walls

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Diarrhoea

• Pain in the abdomen

• Blood in stool

• Weakness

• Fever

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Loss of appetite

• Anaemia

 

Causes:

 

• Constipation

• Prolonged intake of antibiotics

• Food allergy

• Stress

• Side-effects of certain medicine

 

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

 

1. Peel off the outer skin of few aloe vera leaves

2. Remove aloe vera gel from inside

3. Add 3 tbsp gel to 1 glass lukewarm water

4. Mix well

5. Drink it once in the morning and once at night

 

Natural home remedy using drumsticks, coconut water and honey:

 

1. Boil 4-5 drumsticks in water

2. Peel off their skins

3. Crush them to paste

4. Press the paste on a sieve and extract the juice

5. Take 1 glass coconut water

6. Add to it the drumstick juice

7. Add 1 tsp honey

8. Mix well

9. Drink once a day

 

Tips:

 

• Eat 1-2 bananas a day. Bananas reduce the colon irritation

 

Common Cold:

 

• Common cold is a viral infection

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Constant sneezing

• Blocked or runny nose

• In severe cases:

   o Sore throat

   o Dry cough

   o Headache

   o Mild fever

 

Causes:

 

• Viral infection of the respiratory tract

• It can spread from an infected person to another through sneezing

• Allergic disorders

• Change in weather

 

Natural home remedy using milk, turmeric powder and black pepper powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of warm milk

2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder

3. Add 1 tsp of black pepper powder

4. Mix well

5. Drink 2 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using carom seeds: 

 

1. Crush 1 tbsp carom seeds

2. Put 1 tsp of this powder in a clean cloth

3. Tie the cloth in a bundle

4. Hold this bundle close to your nose and inhale

 

Natural home remedy using ladyfingers:

 

1.Take 100 gm ladyfingers or okra

2. Cut them into small pieces

3. Add them to ½ L hot water

4. Heat for 10-15 min

5. Inhale the steam coming from the mixture

 

• This gives relief from dry cough and throat irritation

 

Conjunctivitis:

 

• In conjunctivitis the white portion of the eye turns pink or reddish in colour

• It is also known as pink eye

• It is a highly contagious condition

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pinkish discolouration of the eye

• Pain in the affected eye

• Itching

• Watery eyes

 

Causes:

 

• Viral infection

• Reaction to an allergen

• Chemical exposure

• Excessive strain

 

Natural home remedy using honey:

 

1. Honey fights bacterial infection and soothes the eye.

2. Take 2 cups hot water

3. Add 3 tbsp honey

4. Mix well

5. Allow the mixture to cool

6. Wash your eyes with this mixture twice a day

 

Natural home remedy using coriander leaves:

 

1. Take a handful of coriander leaves

2. Add 250 ml water

3. Boil for 15-20 min

4. Cool and strain the liquid

5. Use this decoction as an eyewash

 

Natural home remedy using potato:

 

1. Slice a potato

2. Place the slice on the infected eye

3. This will reduce the pain

 

Tips:

 

• Wear dark glasses to prevent the infection from spreading

 

Constipation:

 

• Constipation refers to trouble with passing stools

• The condition occurs due to any disturbance in the digestive tract

• Due to constipation, faecal material gets accumulated in the body. The toxins can lead to:

   o Arthritis

   o Rheumatism

   o Cataract

   o High blood pressure

   o Appendicitis

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Abdominal cramps

• Excessive gas in stomach

• Bloated sensation

• Erratic bowel movements

• Feeling of coating on the tongue

• Bad taste in mouth

• Bad breath

 

Causes:

 

• Lack of fibre in diet

• Erratic meal timings

• Excessive consumption of meat, tea or coffee

• Inadequate water consumption

• Inadequate mastication

• Consuming alcohol

• Stress

• Anxiety

• Depression

 

Natural home remedy using lemon and salt:

 

1. Take 1 glass lukewarm water

2. Squeeze ½ lemon in it

3. Add 1 tsp salt

4. Mix well

5. Drink every morning on an empty stomach

 

Natural home remedy using isabgol:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm water

2. Add 1 tbsp isabgol, an ayurvedic herb

3. Mix well

4. Drink at bedtime

 

Natural home remedy using fennel seed powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm water

2. Add ½ tsp fennel seed powder

3. Mix well

4. Drink at bedtime

 

Tips:

 

• Take a walk after dinner. It aids in proper digestion of food

• Consume a couple of oranges before bedtime as it helps stimulate bowel movement

 

Corn:

 

• Corn is a raised bump or a rough patch on the skin

• The tiny toe is most susceptible to corn

• Corn may develop on other fingers as well

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Raised bump or a rough patch on the skin

 

Causes:

 

• Increased pressure and friction on the feet causes the skin around the affected area to harden up and for a

  corn. It could be due to:

   o Tight footwear

   o Hard shoe soles

   o High heels

   o Walking or standing for a long time

 

Natural home remedy using liquorice and mustard oil:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp liquorice powder

2. Add 2 tsp mustard oil

3. Mix well

4. Apply on corns before sleeping

5. Let it stay overnight

6. Apply this for a month

 

Natural home remedy using papaya:

 

1. Crush papaya to make paste

2. Apply this paste on the corn

3. Wrap it with a cloth

4. Leave it overnight

5. Do this for a month

 

Tips:

 

• Apply castor oil 3-4 times a day

• Wear comfortable footwear. It shouldn't be tight around toes or have a hard base

• Buy shoes with extra padding

 

Cracked Heel:

 

• Cracked heel is the result of neglect and lack of moisturizing of the heels

• The heels develop deep cuts which may become painful

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Red or flaky patches on the heels are the first signs

• Cracks on skin which may bleed

 

Causes:

 

• Feet expand sideways due to excessive pressure. Cracks may develop due to:

   o Dry skin

   o Zinc and omega-3 fatty acid deficiency

 

Natural home remedy using bananas:

 

1. Crush ripe bananas to make paste

2. Apply this paste on the cracks

3. Leave it for 10 min

4. Wash off with water

5. Do this every day

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves and turmeric powder:

 

1. Crush a handful of margosa leaves to make paste

2. Add 3 tsp turmeric powder

3. Mix well 

4. Apply the paste on cracks

5. Leave it for 30 min

6. Wash off with water

7. Dry with a soft cloth

8. Do this twice everyday

 

Natural home remedy using lemon:

 

1. Cut a lemon into half

2. Rub the lemon on your feet

3. Squeeze the lemon and apply the juice while rubbing

4. Continue rubbing for 5 min

5. Lightly scrub feet with a loofah or soft brush

6. Wash feet with water

7. Lemon juice is mildly acidic and helps remove dead skin cells.

 

Tips:

 

• Avoid wearing sandals with open backs as these facilitate sideways    

  expansion of feet causing cracks

• Do not stand barefoot in damp areas for long time as this can make the   skin dry

 

Dry Cracked Lips:

 

• Lips do not have the ability to produce natural oil

• Hence, they may crack, become dry or chap due to change in weather

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Bleeding and pain

• Lips become tender

• Skin peels easily

 

Causes:

 

• Dry and cold air during winters lead to cracked lips

• Licking lips constantly

• Allergic reactions

• Prolonged exposure to sun

 

Natural home remedy using rosewater and honey:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of rosewater

2. Add 1 tsp of honey

3. Mix well

4. Apply this mixture on the lips

 

Natural home remedy using cucumber:

 

1. Crush a peeled cucumber to make a paste

2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract juice

3. Apply this juice on the lips

4. Wash it off after 20 min

 

Tips:

 

• Apply clarified butter before bedtime

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day

• This will help flush toxins from the body

• It also keeps the skin hydrated


Dry Cracked Lips:

 

• Lips do not have the ability to produce natural oil

• Hence, they may crack, become dry or chap due to change in weather

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Bleeding and pain

• Lips become tender

• Skin peels easily

 

Causes:

 

• Dry and cold air during winters lead to cracked lips

• Licking lips constantly

• Allergic reactions

• Prolonged exposure to sun

 

Natural home remedy using rosewater and honey:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of rosewater

2. Add 1 tsp of honey

3. Mix well

4. Apply this mixture on the lips

 

Natural home remedy using cucumber:

 

1. Crush a peeled cucumber to make a paste

2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract juice

3. Apply this juice on the lips

4. Wash it off after 20 min

 

Tips:

 

• Apply clarified butter before bedtime

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day

• This will help flush toxins from the body

• It also keeps the skin hydrated


Cystitis:

 

• An inflammation of the bladder or the urinary tract can lead to cystitis

• The parts which may get affected include:

   o Bladder

   o Kidneys

   o Urethra

   o Vagina

   o Prostate gland

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Constant urge to urinate

• Burning sensation during urination

• Pain in lower abdomen and back

• Thick dark colour in urine

• Pungent smell in urine

• Blood in urine

 

Causes:

 

• Holding urine for long

• Severe constipation

• Infected kidney

• Kidney or bladder stones

• Enlarged prostate gland

 

Natural home remedy using drumsticks:

 

1. Boil 4-5 drumsticks in water for about 10 min

2. Separate the drumsticks and peel off their outer skin

3. Crush the drumsticks to make a paste

4. Press the paste on a sieve and extract juice

5. Drink this juice once every day 

 

Natural home remedy using cucumber, honey and lemon juice:

 

1. Peel and crush cucumber into paste

2. Press the paste on a sieve and extract juice

3. Add 1 tsp honey

4. Add 2 tsp lemon juice

5. Mix well

6. Drink 3 times every day

 

Dandruff:

 

 • Dandruff is a condition in which dead skin cells accumulate and fall off from the scalp

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• When you comb or scratch, shiny silver flakes fall from the scalp

• Itching which can lead to reddening of the scalp

 

Causes:

 

• Stress

• Extreme cold or hot weather

• Fatigue

• Incorrect diet

• Energy loss due to an illness or infection

• Artificial styling products

• Harsh shampoos

 

Natural home remedy using coconut oil and camphor:

 

1. Heat 4 tbsp of coconut oil

2. Add 1 piece of camphor while it's heating

3. Mix well 

4. Massage on scalp when lukewarm before bedtime

5. Leave it overnight

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds: 

 

1.Take 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds

2. Soak them in water overnight

3. Sieve the mixture

4. Collect the seeds

5. Crush seeds to a fine paste

6. Massage this paste on the scalp

7. Wash it off with soap-nut water

 

Natural home remedy using egg whites, lemon juice and margosa leaves:

 

1, Crush 2 egg whites

2. Mix 4 tbsp of lemon juice

3. Mix well

4. Apply on scalp

5. Leave it for ½ hour

6. Crush a handful of margosa leaves

7. Soak this paste in ½ L water

8. Mix well

9. Wash hair with this water followed by plain water

 

Dark Circles:

 

• Dark circles are very common amongst people

• They usually ruin a person's look

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye

 

Causes:

 

• Ageing results in dryness of skin which leads to dark circles

• Mental or physical stress

• Lack of sleep

• An unhealthy diet

 

Natural home remedy using cucumber and potato:

 

1. Peel and slice ½ cucumber

2. Peel and chop 1 potato 

3. Crush them together to make paste

4. Press this paste on a sieve 

5. Extract the juice 

6. Chill the juice

7. Dip cotton pads in the juice

8. Place them on your eyelids making sure they cover the entire dark spots

9. Leave for 15-20 min

10. Wash gently

 

Natural home remedy using tomato, lemon juice, turmeric powder and gram flour: 

 

1. Crush 1 tomato

2. Press it on a sieve to extract juice

3. Add ½ tsp of lemon juice

4. Add a pinch of turmeric powder

5. Add 2 tsp gram flour and mix well

6. Apply on dark circles

7. Wash it off after 15 min

 

Natural home remedy using mint leaves and lemon:

 

1. Crush a handful of fresh mint leaves to a paste

2. Squeeze ½ a lemon in it

3. Apply the mixture on the dark circles

4. Leave for 15 minutes

5. Wash it off with water and dry

 

Tips:

 

• Eat nutritious and wholesome meals

• Drink a lot of water and juices

• Avoid smoking and drinking

 

Dark Elbows:

 

• Dark elbows spoil the appearance of otherwise pretty arms

 

Causes:

 

• Neglecting skin care 

• Skin dryness

• Environmental pollution

 

Natural home remedy using lemons:

 

1. Cut a lemon in 2 halves

2. Run the lemon on each elbow for 5 min

3. Leave it for 3-4 hr

4. Scrub with a rough towel

5. Wash it off with lukewarm water

6. Do this 2-3 times a week

 

Natural home remedy using yogurt and vinegar: 

 

1. Take 2 tbsp yogurt

2. Add 2 tsp vinegar

3. Mix well 

4. Apply the mixture on the elbows

5. Leave it for 20-30 min

6. You may wrap a cloth on the elbow to hold the mixture

7. Wash it off with lukewarm water

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday

• Keeping the body hydrated will give you a soft and healthy skin

 

Dark Underarms:

 

• Dark underarms is an embarrassing condition which may affect one's self-esteem

• It's a cause of concern for many people

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Itching

• Excessive odour

 

Causes:

 

• Darkening of skin is due to accumulation of dead skin cells under the skin

• This happens due to:

   o Harsh deodorants

   o Anti perspirants

   o Shaving

   o Using cosmetic products on the underarms

   o Hair removal creams

 

Natural home remedy using cucumber, lemon juice and turmeric powder:

 

1. Take a half peeled cucumber

2. Crush it to a paste

3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract juice

4. Take 1 tsp of this juice

5. Add 1 tsp lemon juice

6. Add tsp turmeric powder

7. Mix well

8. Apply on the affected area

9. Wash off after 20 min

10. Do this 4 times a week

 

Natural home remedy using sandalwood powder and rosewater:

 

1. Take 2 tsp sandalwood powder

2. Add 2 tsp rosewater

3. Massage on the underarms for 5 min

4. Wash off after 30 min

 

Natural home remedy using chickpea flour, lemon and yogurt:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp chickpea flour

2. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice to it

3. Add 2 tbsp yogurt

4. Mix well

5. Apply and massage for 5 min

6. Wash off after 2 hr

7. Place a cloth on your underarms to avoid contact with clothes

 

Dehydration:

 

• 75% of the body's weight is made up of water

• This water is very essential for body's functioning

• Dehydration occurs when there is a reduction in the water level in the body

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dry mouth

• Dry eyes due to lack of tears

• Reduced sweating

• Muscle cramps

• Nausea and vomiting

• Palpitation

• Dizziness in severe cases

 

Causes:

 

• Dehydration occurs when the water consumed is not enough to replenish the water loss from the body. Loss

  of water occurs due to,

   o Sweating

   o Urination

   o Bouts of vomiting

   o Diarrhea

 

Natural home remedy using sugar and salt:

 

1. Take 1 L of water

2. Add 8 tsp of sugar

3. Add 1 tsp of salt

4. Mix well

5. Drink this at regular intervals during the day

 

Natural home remedy using buttermilk and dry ginger powder: 

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of curd

2. Add 1 glass of water

3. Add salt to taste

4. Mix well to make buttermilk

5. Add ½ tsp of dry ginger powder

6. Drink this 3-4 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Avoid tea and coffee. They contain caffeine which facilitates dehydration

• Eat water melon and cucumber as these fruits have high water content

• Drink apple or orange juice to alleviate dehydration

 

Depression:

 

• Depression is a common emotional disorder

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Overwhelming sadness

• Feeling of dejection

• Deep sense of loss

• Physical loss of energy

• Disinterest in everything

• Mental unrest

• Disturbed sleep

• Loss of appetite

•Health deteriorates leading to:

   o Giddiness

   o Irritability

   o Impotence or frigidity

   o Lack of concentration

 

Causes:

 

• Anxiety

• Tension

• Mental stress

• Drug addiction

• Deficiency of vitamin B complex

 

Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds:

 

1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder

2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder

3. Add to 1 glass of water

4. Mix well

5. Sieve the mixture

6. Drink 1 glass every day

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder:

 

1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste

2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice

3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice

4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder

5. Mix well

6. Drink 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using cashew nuts and milk:

 

1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder

2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder

3. Add 1 cup of warm milk

4. Mix well

5. Drink every day

 

Natural home remedy using brahmi/ashwagandha:

 

1. Brahmi and ashwagandha are commonly available ayurvedic herbs

2. Take 2 tbsp of brahmi or ashwagandha powder

3. Mix it in 1 glass of water

4. Drink 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Keep the patient active

• Give the patient simple tasks to do, so that he or she can experience a sense of achievement

• Sufficient rest and meditation will help rejuvenate the body


Diabetes:

 

• Sugar or glucose in our diet, provides energy to the body

• Diabetes occurs when the sugar concentration in the blood increases

 

Causes:

 

 Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It facilitates the movement of glucose from the blood to

 the liver, muscles and fat cells.

 

The causes for diabetes are:

 

• Type 1 Diabetes: Body is incapable of producing insulin

• Type 2 Diabetes: Body becomes resistant to insulin

• Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also result in temporary diabetes

 

Natural home remedy using bitter gourds:

 

1. Remove the skin and seeds of 4-5 bitter gourds

2. Crush them to a make a paste

3. Press this paste on a sieve an extract the juice

4. Drink this juice on an empty stomach every morning

 

Natural home remedy using cinnamon powder: 

 

1. Boil 1 L of water

2. Let it simmer for 20 min on low flame

3. While simmering, add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder

4. Strain the mixture

5. Drink entire amount of this water everyday

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds:

 

1. Take 4 tbsp of fenugreek seeds

2. Soak them in 250 ml water overnight

3. Crush them in the morning

4. Strain the mixture and collect the water

5. Drink it everyday for 2 months

 

Tips:

 

• Eat 8-10 black berries daily

• Lower the consumption of sugar in your diet. Avoid sugary foods like sweets and cakes


Diarrhoea:

 

• Diarrhoea is a condition in which the patient passes stool multiple times a day

• It is a common digestive problem

• It is usually referred to as loose motions

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Uncontrollable bowel movements

• Frequent passage of loose and watery stool

• Abdominal cramps

• Stomach pain

• Blood in stools which leads to reddish or black stools

 

If ignored, diarrhoea leads to

 

• Dehydration

• Thirst

• Dry mouth

 

Causes:

 

• Viral or bacterial infections

• It may be a result of intestinal disorders like, 

   o Celiac disease 

   o Inflammatory bowel disease

• Body's reaction to certain food items or medicines, especially antacids

• The body is unable to absorb water which comes as part of diet, leading to frequent excretions

 

Natural home remedy using lemon juice, ginger paste and black pepper:

 

1. Take 2 tsp of lemon juice

2. Add ½ tsp of ginger paste

3. Add a pinch of black pepper

4. Mix well

5. Consume 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and yogurt: 

 

1. Take 2 tsp of cumin seeds

2. Add 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds

3. Roast the mixture

4. Crush the mixture to make a powder

5. Take 4 tsp of this mixture

6. Add to a bowl of yoghurt

7. Mix well

8. Consume this 3 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• When travelling, drink only bottled mineral water

• Avoid eating

   o Outside food

   o Uncooked vegetables

   o Peeled and stored fruits

 

Digestive Disorders:

 

• The digestive system processes food and generates energy

• When food cannot be digested, it is sent out as waste matter through bowel movements

• Any problem affecting the gastrointestinal tract can lead to a digestive disorder

• Some of the common digestive disorders include:

   o Heartburn

   o Constipation

   o Diarrhoea

   o Gastritis

   o Piles

   o Irritable bowel syndrome

   o Gallstones

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Heavy or bloated stomach

• Flatulence

• Gas

• Vomiting

• Nausea

 

Natural home remedy using ginger, garlic, carom seeds and lemon:

 

1. Take 1 tsp ginger paste

2. Add 1 tsp garlic paste

3. Add 1 tsp carom seed paste

4. Add juice of ½ lemon

5. Mix well

6. Have 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using isabgol:

 

1. Take 1 tbsp isabgol, commonly available ayurvedic herb

2. Add to 1 glass warm water

3. Mix well

4. Have before going to bed

 

Natural home remedy using asafoetida powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass hot water

2. Add ½ tsp asafoetida powder

3. Have this 2 times a day

 

Dizziness:

 

• Brain processes information from our eyes, ears and nervous system

• This helps maintain our body's balance

• The processing of this information gets affected due to the lack of blood supply to the brain

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Fainting sensation

• Loss of vision

• Blind spots

• Headache

• Slow or irregular pulse

• Light headedness

• Pain in eye

• Ringing noise in the ears

• Weakness

 

Causes:

 

• Low blood pressure

• Vomiting

• Fever

• Diarrhoea

• Dehydration

• Low blood sugar

• New spectacles

• Rapid motion

• Injury

 

Natural home remedy using lemon and sugar:

 

In case one suffers from low blood sugar,

1. Take 1 glass water

2. Squeeze half a lemon

3. Add 2 tsp of sugar

4. Mix well

5. Drink this to stabilise the blood sugar

 

Natural home remedy using nutmeg powder and cumin seeds:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of nutmeg powder

2. Add 1 tsp of cumin powder

3. Mix well

4. Have this 3 times a day

5. This is useful if you suffer from periodic bouts of dizziness

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and coriander seeds:

 

1. Consume vitamin A and C rich fruits like Indian gooseberry.

2. Cut 2 Indian gooseberries into small pieces

3. De-seed and crush them to a paste

4. Add 1 glass of water

5. Add 2 tsp of coriander seeds

6. Allow it to soak overnight

7. Strain and drink the water next morning

 

Dry Cough:

 

• Coughing is a natural body reflex 

• It keeps the lungs, throat and airway clear of foreign material

• But constant coughing is irritable and requires treatment

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Absence of phlegm

• Itchy and dry throat

• Exhaustion

• Irritability

• Fatigue

• Weak immune system 

 

Causes:

 

• Viral infection of the respiratory tract

• Sinus infections

• Pneumonia

• Allergy to smoke or dust

 

Natural home remedy using almonds, butter and sugar:

 

1. Soak 7 almonds in water overnight

2. Peel the skin in the morning

3. Crush them to make a paste

4. Add 2 tbsp of butter

5. Add 2 tbsp of sugar

6. Mix well

7. Eat this every morning and evening

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves, ginger and honey: 

 

1. Crush a handful of thoroughly washed basil leaves

2. Crush a small (1 inch) piece of ginger

3. Take 1 tsp of basil leaf paste

4. Mix it with 1 tsp of ginger paste

5. Place this mixture on a sieve

6. Extract juice by pressing this paste

7. Add 3 tsp of honey

8. Mix well

9. Have 1 tsp of this mixture 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using turmeric powder and carom powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of lukewarm water

2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder

3. Add 1 tsp of carom powder

4. Mix well

5. Drink 2 times everyday

 

Dry Hair:

 

• Lack of oil and moisture in hair leads to dry hair

• Such hair, loses its shine and texture

• If neglected, one can suffer hair loss which leads to development of bald patches

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Rough and thin hair

• Hair prone to tangles

• Split ends

• Hair fall

 

Causes:

 

• Exposing hair to sun for long

• Excessive use of hair dryers

• Staying in a dry air environment for long

• Nutritional deficiencies

 

Natural home remedy using eggs, lemon juice and olive oil/almond oil: 

 

1. Beat 2 eggs

2. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice

3. Add 2 tsp olive oil or almond oil

4. Mix well

5. Apply on hair and scalp

6. Gently massage the scalp

7. Leave it for 15 min

8. Wash hair with a mild shampoo

 

Natural home remedy using coconut oil and curry leaves:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp coconut oil

2. Add 5-6 curry leaves

3. Heat the mixture for 2-3 min

4. Allow the oil to cool

5. Apply on scalp and massage gently

6. Immerse a towel in warm water

7. Squeeze out the water

8. Wrap this towel around your hair for 15 min

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day

• Cover your hair when out in sun for long

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia):

 

• Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition in which the production of saliva in the mouth is obstructed

• Saliva helps:

   o The mouth to stay moist and clean

   o Digest food

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sticky and dry mouth

• Excessive thirst

• Sores in the mouth

• Problem in speaking, tasting and chewing

• Bad breath

 

Causes:

 

• Side-effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives

• Diabetes

• Hypertension

• Anaemia

• Arthritis

• Fever

• Excessive sweating

• Vomiting

• Diarrhoea

 

Natural home remedy using fennel seeds and aniseed:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of fennel seeds

2. Add 1 tsp of aniseed

3. Eat this mixture

4. It improves the flow of saliva and alleviates bad breath.

 

Natural home remedy using cardamom powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Add 1 tsp of cardamom powder

3. Mix well

4. Leave it for 15 min

5. Drink once every day

6. It moistens the mouth and cures bad breath

 

Tips:

 

• Reduce intake of fizzy drinks

• Consume fruits to keep the body hydrated

• Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco as it hampers the production of saliva


Dry Skin:

 

• Dry skin occurs due to loss of skin moisture 

• This usually occurs during cold weather

• For some, dry skin is a chronic problem 

• If ignored, fissures or deep cracks can develop on the skin which may cause bleeding

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dry flaking skin

• Lines and wrinkles on the skin

• Itchiness

• White lines on scratching

 

Causes:

 

• Bathing in hot water multiple times a day

• Swimming

• Overexposure to sunlight

• Psoriasis, a medical condition of the skin

• Sitting for long in artificially heated or cooled rooms where humidity levels   are low

 

Natural home remedy using bananas and honey:

 

1. Take 2 mashed bananas

2. Add 2 tbsp of honey

3. Mix well

4. Apply on dry skin

5. Leave it for 20 min

6. Wash off with warm water

 

Natural home remedy using barley flour, turmeric powder and mustard oil:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of barley flour

2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder

3. Add 2 tsp of mustard oil

4. Add water

5. Mix well to make a paste

6. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin

7. Leave it for 10 min

8. Scrub it off with your palms

9. Bathe with lukewarm water

   

This will make the skin soft, fair and silky

 

Natural home remedy using egg yolk:

 

1. Take 1 egg yolk

2. Beat it lightly 

3. Apply this on the dry skin

4. Leave it for 20 min before washing

 

Tips:

 

• Massage using olive oil or almond oil

• Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day as this flushes out the toxins

• Use a moisturiser regularly


Care for Dry Facial Skin (Face Masks for Cleansing and Fairness):

 

• A good skin is a symbol of good health

• Skin requires as much care as any other part of our body

• Use natural face masks to get glowing and healthy facial skin

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dry Skin, 

• Wrinkles easily

• Appears parched

• Ages rapidly

• Flakes often

 

Causes:

 

• Lack of oil and moisture in the skin

 

Natural face mask using wheat flour, turmeric powder and mustard oil: 

 

1. Take 4 tbsp of wheat flour

2. Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder

3. Add 1 tsp of mustard oil

4. Add water to make a paste

5. Apply the paste on the face taking care to avoid the eyes

6. Leave it to dry for 10 min 

7. Remove the dried mask by scrubbing it with your palms

8. After 30 min, wash off with lukewarm water

 

Natural face mask using honey and milk:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of honey

2. Add 2 tsp of milk

3. Mix well

4. Apply on the face and neck taking care to avoid the eyes

5. Leave it for 20 min

6. Wash off with lukewarm water

 

Dysentery:

 

• Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine

• The patient passes blood or mucus or both in the stool

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Blood or mucus in stool

• Constant urge to defecate

• Vomiting

• Fever

• Acute abdominal pain

• Weakness

• Restlessness

• Loss of appetite

 

Causes:

 

• Lack of hygiene and sanitation

• Entry of parasites through contaminated food and water

 

Natural home remedy using coriander leaves:

 

1. Take a handful of coriander leaves

2. Crush them to make a paste

3. Add 1 glass of water

4. Heat the mixture for 2-3 min

5. Strain the mixture

6. Drink when lukewarm

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds and curd: 

 

1. Crush 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds

2. Add them to 1 bowl of curd

3. Mix well

4. Eat 2-3 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using curry leaves and honey:

 

1. Take 8-10 curry leaves

2. Crush them to a paste

3. Press on a sieve and extract juice

4. Add 1 tsp of honey

5. Have this 2 times everyday

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday to prevent dehydration

• Carry clean and filtered water while travelling

• Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating

 

Dysentery:

 

• Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine

• The patient passes blood or mucus or both in the stool

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Blood or mucus in stool

• Constant urge to defecate

• Vomiting

• Fever

• Acute abdominal pain

• Weakness

• Restlessness

• Loss of appetite

 

Causes:

 

• Lack of hygiene and sanitation

• Entry of parasites through contaminated food and water

 

Natural home remedy using coriander leaves:

 

1. Take a handful of coriander leaves

2. Crush them to make a paste

3. Add 1 glass of water

4. Heat the mixture for 2-3 min

5. Strain the mixture

6. Drink when lukewarm

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds and curd: 

 

1. Crush 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds

2. Add them to 1 bowl of curd

3. Mix well

4. Eat 2-3 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using curry leaves and honey:

 

1. Take 8-10 curry leaves

2. Crush them to a paste

3. Press on a sieve and extract juice

4. Add 1 tsp of honey

5. Have this 2 times everyday

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday to prevent dehydration

• Carry clean and filtered water while travelling

• Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating

Ear Infection:

 

• One of the most common ear infection is the inflammation of the middle ear

• The middle ear portion is located just behind the ear drum

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Earache

• Swelling

• Loss of hearing

• Discharge from ear

• Vertigo

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Ringing sound in ear

 

Causes:

 

• Eustachian tube inside the ear drains out the body fluids that are produce in the middle ear. Any  

   blockage in this tube causes the fluids to collect,leading to an infection. 

  The blockage may occur due to:

   o Allergies

   o Cold

   o Sinus

   o Smoke

 

Natural home remedy using garlic and salt:

 

1. Add 4 garlic cloves in 1 glass water

2. Heat water for 10 min to soften the cloves

3. Crush the cloves to make 1 tsp garlic paste

4. Add a pinch of salt

5. Mix well

6. Wrap the paste in a thin piece of cloth 

7. Place the cloth on the infected ear

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves:

 

1. Crush a handful of basil leaves

2. Press them on a sieve and extract juice

3. Pour 2 drops of juice in the infected ear

4. Continue for a week

 

Tips:

 

• The Eustachian tube might get blocked during air travel or when one is at a high altitude. To unblock  

   the tube: 

   o Chew a gum

   o Yawn

• Get your ears regularly cleaned by a doctor

• Do not clean ears with any sharp objects

• Wear ear plugs while swimming

 

Earache:

 

• Earache arises due to any inflammation or swelling inside the ear

• It is a common condition amongst children

• In severe cases, earache can lead to hearing loss

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sharp or dull pain in ear

• Itching sensation

• Ringing or buzzing sound

• Hearing loss

• Swelling 

 

Causes:

 

• Injury to the ear canal

• Moisture inside the ear

• Blockage of the Eustachian tube due to:

   o Environmental smoke

   o Allergies

   o Infection

   o Deposition of wax

   o During a flight

   o Constant exposure to loud sounds

 

Natural home remedy using garlic and mustard oil:

 

1. Take 2 cloves of garlic

2. Add 2 tsp mustard oil

3. Mix and heat till garlic turns black

4. Allow the oil to cool

5. Put 2-3 drops of the oil inside the affected ear

 

• Garlic's analgesic properties help relieve the pain

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves:

 

1. Crush few basil leaves

2. Press them on a sieve and extract juice

3. Strain the juice using a fine strainer

4. Pour 2 drops of this juice in the infected ear

 

Tips:

 

• Chew gum or yawn to avoid earache on flights. This contracts the muscles and opens up the Eustachian tubes


Eczema (Dermatitis):

 

• Eczema is the inflammation of the skin

• It is common amongst children

• It is also known as dermatitis

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Severe itching

• Dryness

• Redness

• Skin flaking

• Small bumps on the forehead, neck and cheeks

 

Causes:

 

• Hereditary factors, specifically in families where there is a history of ailments like:

    o Asthma

    o Hay fever

• Irregular blood circulation in the legs

• Vitamin B6 deficiency

• This condition is aggravated by harsh chemicals like:

   o Detergents

   o Solvents

   o Smoke

   o Chemicals

• Other irritants

   o Changes in weather

   o Extreme stress

   o Heat

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves and turmeric powder:

 

1. Crush some margosa leaves

2. Take 1 tbsp of this pulp

3. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder

4. Mix well to make a paste

5. Apply on the affected areas

 

Natural home remedy using mustard oil and margosa leaves:

 

1. Take 200 g of mustard oil

2. Add 50 g of margosa leaves

3. Heat the mustard oil

4. Stop when the leaves turn black

5. Allow the oil to cool

6. Strain the oil and apply on the affected area 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

 

1. Remove the outer skin of aloe vera leaves

2. Extract gel from inside

3. Apply this gel on the affected skin

4. Leave it for 30 min

5. Do this 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Wash clothes thoroughly to remove any residual detergent or other solvents

 

Edema:

 

• Edema is a condition in which excess fluid gets trapped under the body tissue

• This condition usually affects the hands, ankles, legs and feet

• Edema is not a disease in itself but an indicator of an underlying health problem. 

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Swelling around the affected area

 

Causes:

 

• Pregnancy

• Hot weather

• Excessive intake of salt and coffee

 

Natural home remedy using coriander seeds:

 

1. Soak 3 tbsp of coriander seeds in 1 glass water

2. Boil till only half the water remains

3. Strain the mixture

4. Allow it to cool

5. Drink it 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using barley:

 

1. Soak 3 tbsp of barley in 1 glass of water

2. Leave it overnight

3. Strain the mixture

4. Drink 2 glasses every day till the condition is cured

 

Natural home remedy using parsley leaves:

 

1. Crush parsley leaves to make a paste

2. Apply the paste on the swelling

3. Leave it for 30 min

4. Wash off with water

5. Repeat 2 times a day

 

Endometriosis:

 

• Endometriosis is a common health disorder affecting women

• The condition can cause problems in conceiving 

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Painful periods

• Painful cramps during menstruation

• Pain in the lower abdomen

• Pain during sexual intercourse

• Painful bowel movement

 

Causes:

 

• Certain cells, which are supposed to grow in the womb lining, start to grow outside the uterus, leading  

   to this condition

 

Natural home remedy using milk and asparagus powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of warm milk

2. Add 2 tsp of Indian asparagus powder

3. Mix well

4. Drink 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using the Ashoka tree's bark:

 

1. Crush the bark of an Ashoka tree to powder, commonly available at ayurvedic stores

2. Take 2 tbsp of this powder

3. Mix it in 250 ml of water

4. Heat this water till only half the liquid remains

5. Strain the liquid

6. Drink 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using flax seeds:

 

1. Take 4 tbsp of flax seeds

2. Soak them in 1 cup of water overnight

3. Strain and drink this water the next morning

 

Tips:

 

• Drink pineapple juice to quicken the healing process

 

Enlarged Prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia):

 

• Enlarged prostate generally affects men over 45 years of age

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pain during urination

• Blood in urine

• Incontinence, which is the inability to control the flow of urine

 

Causes:

 

• Ageing

• Factors and conditions related to testicles

 

Natural home remedy using triphala powder: 

 

1. Take 1 tbsp of triphala powder, an ayurvedic herb

2. Add it to 250 ml of boiling water

3. Boil for 20 min

4. Strain the liquid

5. Drink when lukewarm

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries, turmeric powder and honey:

 

1. Cut, de-seed and crush 10-11 Indian gooseberries

2. Add a pinch of turmeric powder

3. Add 2 tsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Have 1 tbsp of this mixture early in the morning

 

Epilepsy:

 

• Epilepsy is a brain disorder

• It leads to repeated seizures and convulsions

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Stiffening of muscles

• Mild or vigorous shaking of arms and legs

• Patient appears to be staring in some direction

• Accidental urination

• Unconsciousness

• Patient may cry or make noise

• Vomiting

• Drooling

• Memory loss

 

Causes:

 

• The brain sends electrical impulses which control muscle movements

• In epilepsy, excessive electrical impulses are sent out by the brain

• This leads to stiffening of the muscles which causes jerking reactions

• The seizure stops when the brain stops sending these impulses

 

Natural home remedy using ash gourd and liquorice powder:

 

1. Ash gourd is considered as one of the best remedies for seizures

2. Take 1 bowl of crushed ash gourd

3. Press it on a sieve and extract its juice

4. Add 3 tsp liquorice powder

5. Mix well

6. Drink once a day

 

Natural home remedy using milk and garlic:

 

1. Take 100 ml milk

2. Add 100 ml water

3. Pour in a vessel

4. Allow the mixture to boil for 10-15 min

5. Crush 4-5 garlic cloves

6. Press on a sieve and extract garlic juice

7. Add it to the milk mixture

8. Mix well

9. Drink once a day

 

Tips:

 

• A common myth is that during a seizure one may swallow his tongue, 

   however this is not true

• Avoid putting anything in the mouth of the patient during a seizure attack

 

Erectile Dysfunction:

 

• Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence

• It's usually temporary and doesn't require medical intervention

• If the condition is permanent, it can affect a man's self esteem and sexual relationship

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Difficulty in maintaining an erection for satisfactory sexual activity

 

Causes:

 

• Old age

• Injury

• Stress

• Addiction to nicotine

• Consuming alcohol

• Drug abuse

• Can be a side effect of medical conditions like:

   o Diabetes

   o High cholesterol

   o Depression

   o Heart diseases

   o Other psychiatric diseases

 

Natural home remedy using carrots, egg and honey:

 

1. Take ½ a bowl of chopped carrots

2. Add 1 half boiled egg

3. Add 2 tbsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Have once everyday

6. Do this for 1 month

 

Natural home remedy using drumstick flowers: 

 

1. Boil a handful of drumstick flowers in 1 glass of milk

2. Drink it when lukewarm

3. Sip it every day for 1-2 months

 

This is a good tonic to overcome sexual debility

 

Natural home remedy using ginger and honey:

 

1. Crush ginger to a paste

2. Take 2 tsp of this ginger paste

3. Add 2 tsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Have this 3 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Erectile dysfunction should not be linked with:

   o Lack of sexual desire

   o Premature ejaculation

• Have realistic sexual expectations

• Communicate your needs with your partner

 

Excessive Thirst:

 

• Thirst is a natural phenomenon which is triggered due to:

   o Exercise

   o Hot weather

   o Loss of body fluids

   o Eating salty or oily food

• However, excessive thirst could be a troublesome condition

 

Causes:

 

• Fear

• Stress

• Anxiety

• Fever

• Malaria

• Excessive thirst could also be a symptom of:

   o Diabetes -- as it leads to excessive urination

   o Lack of insulin -- it leads to increased sugar levels which results in increased water absorption in the

      body

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and honey:

 

1. Take 3 tsp of Indian gooseberry powder

2. Add 2 tsp honey

3. Mix well

4. Have this mixture thrice a day

 

Natural home remedy using fennel seed powder:

 

1. Crush fennel seeds to get 5 tsp fennel seed powder

2. Add the powder to 250 ml of water

3. Allow it to soak for 1 hr

4. Strain the liquid

5. Drink small sips at a time

 

This remedy is highly effective for treating fever or malaria induced thirst

 

Natural home remedy using black pepper powder:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of black pepper powder

2. Add to 4 cups of boiling water

3. Mix well

4. Allow the mixture to cool

5. Take a few sips every time you feel thirsty

 

ome made Face Scrub:

 

• Skin exfoliation removes dead skin cells and improves the blood circulation 

• Exfoliating also:

   o Keeps the skin fresh

   o Prevents wrinkles

 

Natural home made face scrub using oatmeal, almonds, honey and milk:

 

1. Take ½ bowl of powdered oatmeal

2. Add 6-7 crushed almonds

3. Add 2 tbsp honey

4. Add some milk to make a paste

5. Mix well

6. Apply this on the face

7. Massage gently for 2 min

8. Wash off with warm water

 

Natural home made face scrub using sugar and olive oil:

 

• This is a highly effective body scrub.

 

1. Take 6 tbsp sugar

2. Add 5 tsp olive oil

3. Mix well to make a thick paste

4. Apply this on dry areas like elbows, knees and foot

5. Do this once a month

 

Tips:

 

• Clean the skin properly before exfoliating

• Remove contact lenses before applying the scrub

• Do not exfoliate excessively as it can lead to skin damage

• Exfoliate 1-2 times a week

 

Fatigue:

 

• Fatigue can be either physical or mental

• It is a condition typified by a constant tiredness or exhaustion

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Lack of energy

• Weakness

• Inability to focus on work

• Lack of motivation

 

Causes:

 

• Physical fatigue is caused due to:

• Excessive physical activity

• Lack of sleep

• Vitamin deficiencies

• Loss of body fluids through: 

   o Vomiting

   o Diarrhoea

   o Blood loss

• Mental fatigue is caused due to:

   o Depression

   o Boredom

   o Stress

 

Natural home remedy using milk, licorice and honey:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm milk

2. Add 1 tsp licorice powder

3. Add 2 tsp honey

4. Mix well

5. Drink 2 times a day

 

You may add ashwagandha powder, a common ayurvedic herb, instead of licorice

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries:

 

1. Take 4-5 Indian gooseberries

2. Remove their seeds and crush the gooseberries

3. Add the paste to 300 ml hot water

4. Boil the mixture for 20 min

5. Allow it to cool

6. Strain the liquid using a sieve 

7. Drink it 3 times a day

8. Add honey to improve the taste

 

Female Sterility (Infertility):

 

• Female sterility or infertility refers to a condition in which a woman is unable to conceive

• Ability to conceive reduces with age. Women find it difficult to get pregnant after 35 years of age

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Irregular menstrual cycle

 

Causes:

 

• Ageing

• Being overweight or underweight

• Excessive smoking

• Alcohol consumption

• Illicit drugs

• Endometriosis

• Any blockage in the fallopian tubes

 

Natural home remedy using banyan tree bark and milk:

 

1. Take a small piece of banyan tree bark, available in ayurvedic stores

2. Wash thoroughly 

3. Remove the outer-covering

4. Leave the bark in the sun for 1 hr

5. Crush it to a powder

6. Take 2 tbsp of this powder

7. Add to 1 glass of lukewarm milk

8. Mix well

9. Drink on an empty stomach

10. Do this for 6 months

 

Do not try this remedy during periods.

 

Natural home remedy using shatavari powder and milk:

 

1. Take 1 tbsp of shatavari powder, an ayurvedic herb

2. Add to 1 glass of milk

3. Mix well

4. Drink every day at bedtime

 

Natural home remedy using ashwagandha powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of warm water

2. Add 1 tbsp of ashwagandha powder, an ayurvedic herb

3. Mix well

4. Drink 2 times a day

5. Add honey for taste

 

Tips:

 

• Consult your doctor before eating seafood. Fish contain mercury which can lead to birth defects

• Avoid consuming caffeine. It is present in tea and coffee

• Avoid consuming fast food, drinking alcohol and smoking


Fever:

 

• Normal body temperature is between 98.4F to 99.5F

• In fever, the body temperature increases over the normal range

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Slight shivering

• Headache

• Body ache

• Excessive thirst

• Exhaustion

• Reduced flow of urine

• Concentrated urine

• Increase in heart rate

• Rapid breathing

• Excessive sweating

 

Causes:

 

• Fever is the body's way of removing toxins

• Harmful matter collects in our system as a result of:

   o Incorrect eating habits

   o Unhygienic lifestyle

 

Natural home remedy using saffron:

 

1. Boil ½ a cup of water

2. While boiling, add ½ tsp of saffron

3. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 min

4. Transfer the liquid to a cup

5. Sip the mixture when hot

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves, ginger and honey: 

 

1. Crush a handful of basil leaves and a 1 inch piece of ginger

2. Place this paste on a sieve

3. Press the paste to extract juice

4. Take 1 tsp of this juice

5. Add 1 tsp of honey

6. Mix well

7. Drink this 4-5 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using raisins and lemon juice:

 

1. Soak 5 tbsp of raisins in ½ a cup water

2. Grind the mixture after 2 to 3 hr

3. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice

4. Mix well

5. Drink for quick relief


Fibroids:

 

• Fibroids is a condition which affects women

• Tumors develop within and outside the uterus

• The condition is usually detected only after the tumours have grown in size

• Tumors shrink after menopause, due to decline in the level of reproductive hormones

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Abdominal discomfort

• Backache

• Frequent urination

• Pain during:

   o Menstruation cycle

   o Bowel movements

   o Sexual intercourse

 

Causes:

 

• Obesity

• Alteration in genes

• Increase in level of hormones like estrogen and progesterone

 

Natural home remedy using milk, turmeric, coriander powder and triphala:

 

1. Turmeric soothes any inflammation while coriander purifies the blood. 

    Triphala, an ayurvedic herb, rejuvenates the body. 

2. Take 1 glass warm milk

3. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder

4. Add 1 tsp coriander powder

5. Add 1 tsp triphala powder

6. Mix well

7. Drink 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Include kidney beans and black-eyed beans in your daily diet as they help reduce the estrogen levels

• Fish like salmon and tuna have anti-inflammatory properties and help counter fibroids


Firm Breasts:

 

• Women tend to lose the firmness in their breasts as they age

• This generally occurs at a younger age for women who have large breasts

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sagging breasts

 

Causes:

 

• Ageing 

• Breastfeeding

• Loss of weight

 

Natural home remedy using egg and onion:

 

1. Take the white of an egg 

2. Beat it into a cream

3. Apply this cream on the bottom of your breasts

4. Leave it for 30 min

5. Chop and crush 1 onion

6. Press the crushed onion on a sieve to extract juice

7. Add the juice to 1 glass water

8. Wash off the cream with this water

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek powder:

 

1. Fenugreek has properties, which help the breast grow and be firm.

2. Take ¼ bowl of fenugreek powder

3. Add water

4. Mix well to make paste

5. Massage this paste on your breast

6. Leave it for 5 min

7. Wash off with water

 

Tips:

 

• Swimming is a great exercise to have firm breasts. It strengthens the pectoral muscles


Flatulence:

 

• Flatulence is better known as passing wind or passing gas

• Excessive gas in stomach and intestine is released in form of:

   o Flatulence

   o Burping

• It can become an embarrassing problem if one passes gas frequently

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Fullness in stomach

• Abdominal pain

• Belching

 

Causes:

 

• Rapid chewing or drinking leads to swallowing of excess air

• Carbonated drinks

• Lactase deficiency in the body

 

Natural home remedy using dry ginger, asafoetida and black salt:

 

1. Take 1 glass of warm water

2. Add a pinch of dry ginger powder

3. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder

4. Add a pinch of black salt

5. Mix well

6. Drink once a day to get relief

 

Natural home remedy using black pepper, dry ginger and green cardamoms:

 

1. Take 1 glass of warm water

2. Add 1 tsp of black pepper

3. Add 1 tsp of dry ginger powder

4. Crush 2 green cardamoms to powder

5. Add ½ tsp of this cardamom powder

6. Mix well

7. Drink 1 hr after every meal

 

Natural home remedy using ginger and lemon juice:

 

1. Cut fresh ginger into slices

2. Soak these slices in lemon juice for 1 hr

3. Chew a few slices after each meal

 

Tips:

 

• Chew peppermint after every meal

   o Menthol soothes the digestive muscles

   o It reduces flatulence, bloating and abdominal pain

• Avoid consuming:

   o Carbonated drinks

   o Broccoli

   o Cabbage

   o Beans 

   o Cauliflower

   o Bread and cheese

• Chew food slowly and steadily as this makes it easier to digest

 

Flu (Influenza):

 

• The influenza virus attacks the respiratory tract

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Severe weakness

• Body pain

• Fever

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Cough

• Running nose

• Watery eyes

• The body temperature touches 104°F

 

Causes:

 

• It is a highly contagious condition which can spread via:

   o Coughing or sneezing of the infected person

   o Sharing handkerchiefs or other common items with the patient 

 

Natural home remedy using honey and cinnamon powder:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of honey in a bowl

2. Place it in 1 bowl of hot water to make it warm

3. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder to the honey

4. Mix well

5. Have this 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using onion and honey:

 

1. Take 1 mashed onion

2. Press it on a sieve and extract the juice

3. Add 1 tbsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Drink 1 tsp 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using fenugreek powder, lemon juice, honey and ginger paste:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Add 4 tsp of fenugreek powder

3. Add 4 tsp of lemon juice

4. Add 1 tsp of honey

5. Add 1 tsp of ginger paste

6. Mix well

7. Boil for 15 min

 

• This remedy enhances sweating and reduces fever.

 

Tips:

 

• Inhaling steam cleans the respiratory tract

• Increase garlic intake as it restricts the growth of the influenza virus

 

Freckles:

 

• Freckles are dark spots on the skin

• They occur mostly on the face, around the nose

• Medically harmless, freckles are common amongst fair skinned people

 

Causes:

 

• Hereditary factors

• Constant exposure to sunlight

 

Natural home remedy using banana and mint leaves:

 

1. Mash 1 ripe banana

2. Add 2 tsp of crushed mint leaves

3. Apply this paste on the freckles

4. When pack begins to melt, wash it off

 

Natural home remedy using lemon juice, salt and honey:

 

1. Take 1 tbsp lemon juice

2. Add a pinch of salt

3. Add 1 tbsp honey

4. Apply the mixture on the freckles

5. Leave it for 10 min

6. Make sure that this doesn't enter the eyes

7. Wash off with normal water

 

Natural home remedy using potato and buttermilk:

 

1. Soak potato slices in buttermilk

2. Rub the slices on the freckles for 5 min

3. Repeat 3 times a week

 

Gallstones:

 

• Stones in the gallbladder are referred to as gallstones

• There are two types of gallstones:

   o Cholesterol stone

   o Pigment stone

• Cholesterol stones are more common

   o They can vary in size from a small grain to the size of a big golf ball

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pain in the upper abdomen

• Pain may be short lived or for may stay for longer

• Backache

• Pain between the shoulder blades

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Yellowing of skin and eyes

• Indigestion

 

Causes:

 

• Bile is a digestive fluid, which is stored in the gallbladder. Excess cholesterol in bile results in     

  formation  of stones. This may happen due to:

   o Consuming excessive junk food

   o Being overweight

   o Sudden loss of weight due to crash diet or starvation

 

Natural home remedy using apple juice and apple cider vinegar:

 

1. Take 1 glass of apple juice

2. Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

3. Mix well

4. Drink once everyday

 

Natural home remedy using pear juice and honey:

 

1. Take ½ glass of hot water

2. Add ½ glass of pear juice

3. Add 2 tbsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Drink 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using beetroot, cucumber and carrot:

 

1. Take raw beet juice

2. Add an equal amount of cucumber juice

3. Add an equal amount of carrot juice

4. Mix them all

5. Drink 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Consume citrus foods and apples liberally as these are rich in pectin,which is affective against gallstones

• Avoid refined food like:

   o White flour

   o Artificial sweeteners

   o Poultry products

   o Red meat

   o Ice cream

   o Eggs

• Include turmeric in the diet

• Reduce intake of carbohydrates

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day


Gastritis:

 

• The condition refers to the inflammation of the stomach lining

• It results in severe cramping in the stomach or the upper abdomen

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Loss of appetite

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Headache

• Dizziness

• Pain in upper-left region of the stomach

• Sensation of a coated tongue

• Foul breath

• Bad taste in mouth

• High saliva flow

• Scanty urination

• Uneasiness

• Mental depression

• Heartburn

• Bloated stomach

 

Causes:

 

• Habitual overeating

• Consuming uncooked food

• Excessive tea, coffee or alcohol intake

• Excessive use of condiments and sauces

• Stress

 

Natural home remedy using carom seeds and salt:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of carom seeds

2. Add 1 tsp of salt

3. Mix well

4. Eat it to get relief

 

Natural home remedy using licorice powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Add 1 tsp of licorice powder

3. Mix well

4. Leave it for 15 min

5. Strain the liquid

6. Drink 3 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 2 cups of coconut water every day

• Reduce consumption of:

   o Red meat

   o Red pepper

   o Sour food

   o Pickles

   o Tea and coffee

   o Sweets

   o Aerated drinks

• Have dinner at least 2 hr before bedtime

• Chew 1 tsp of fennel seeds after every meal

• Avoid drinking water along with meals as this dilutes the digestive juices and delays digestion

 

Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu):

 

• Gastroenteritis is also known as stomach flu

• The condition refers to the inflammation of the stomach or the intestine

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Abdominal cramps

• Severe stomach pain

• Diarrhoea

• Vomiting

• Fever

 

Causes:

 

• Ingestion of bacteria through:

   o Consumption of contaminated food

   o Contact with an infected person

   o Eating uncooked vegetables and fruits

 

Natural home remedy using carom seeds, garlic, ginger, lemon juice:

 

1. Take ½ tsp of carom seeds

2. Crush some garlic to paste

3. Crush some ginger to paste

4. Add ½ tsp of garlic paste to the seeds

5. Add ½ tsp of ginger paste

6. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice

7. Mix well

8. Eat 3 times a day

 

This releases toxins from the body and also strengthens digestion.

 

Natural home remedy using asafoetida powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Add ½ tsp of asafoetida powder

3. Mix well

4. Drink 2 times a day 

 

Tips:

 

• Clean all vegetables thoroughly

• Cook in a hygienic environment

• Avoid raw or un-coked food

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday

• Avoid milk and milk based products as these contain bacteria which can further complicate the 

   condition

 

Genital Herpes:

 

• The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus

• The simplex virus weakens the immune system and makes one prone to other illnesses and infections

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Around the genital and the rectal area one can notice:

   o Small red bumps

   o Blisters

   o Itching and pain

   o Open sores

 

Causes:

 

• It's a highly contagious condition which can spread via:

   o Kissing

   o Sharing utensils

   o Sexual contact

 

Natural home remedy using tea bag:

 

1. Take a tea bag

2. Dip it in water

3. Place it on the affected area

4. Leave it for 10 min

5. Repeat 3-4 times a day

6. Tannic acid in tea provides relief from itching

 

Natural home remedy using baking soda:

 

1. Take a damp cotton ball

2. Dip it in baking soda

3. Apply on the infected area

4. Leave it on the sore

5. This dries out the infection and relieves itching

 

Natural home remedy using aloe vera:

 

1. Remove the thorns and outer covering of aloe vera leaves

2. Extract gel from inside

3. Apply on the infected area

4. Leave it for 30 min

5. Do this 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Avoid wearing tight clothes as they obstruct circulation of air in the groin area

• Wear cotton undergarments

• Avoid sexual activity when infected by the herpes simplex virus


Genital Warts:

 

• Warts are soft bumps which turn into hard growths

• The warts can obstruct the flow of urine

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Presence of warts

• Itching

• Blood in urine

 

Causes:

 

• It's caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV)

• Virus spreads through sexual intercourse

   o Friction during sex leads to tearing of skin 

   o This facilitates the transfer of the virus from the infected individual to   

      the partner

 

Natural home remedy using onions and salt:

 

1. Slice 2 onions

2. Sprinkle 1 tsp of salt

3. Leave it overnight

4. Mash the onions in the morning

5. Press on a sieve and extract the juice

6. Apply this juice on the warts

 

Natural home remedy using garlic:

 

1. Crush a few garlic coves to paste

2. Apply this paste on the warts

3. Cover this area with a bandage for 1 hr

4. Wash it off with water

 

Natural home remedy using potato:

 

1. Take a few potato slices

2. Rub on the affected area

3. Do this many times a day till 

4. Continue for 2 weeks

 

 

Gingivitis:

 

• Gingivitis is a condition which refers to the inflammation of the gums

• If neglected, it can lead to serious gum diseases

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Painful and bleeding gums

• Bad breath

• Discolouration of teeth

• Reddish and receding gums

 

Causes:

 

• Neglecting oral care

• The bacteria in the mouth react with the food particles to form plaque

• Plaque causes various gum diseases

• Illicit drugs

• Viral or fungal infections

• Hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy

• Poor nutrition

• Certain medication

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves:

 

1. Margosa leaves have antiseptic properties.

2. Crush some margosa leaves to make a paste

3. Massage the gums & teeth with this paste for 5 min every night

4. Leave for 15 min

5. Rinse mouth with water

 

Natural home remedy using cloves:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Crush 1 tsp of cloves to powder

3. Take 1 tsp of clove powder

4. Add this to 200 ml of water and boil this mixture for 15-20 min

5. Allow this mixture to cool till it becomes lukewarm

6. Strain the mixture

7. Gargle with it every night

 

Tips:

 

• Avoid excessive consumption of sugar products as it increases the risk of developing plaque

• Brush before sleeping every night

 

Goitre:

 

• Goitre in a condition in which there is an enlargement of the thyroid gland

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Painless swelling at the base of neck

• Excessive cough

• Difficulty in swallowing and breathing

• Pressing feeling inside the throat

• Hoarse voice

 

Causes:

 

• Iodine deficiency

• Inflammation of the thyroid gland

 

Natural home remedy using flaxseeds:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp crushed flaxseeds

2. Add little water 

3. Mix well and make paste

4. Apply this on the throat

5. Wash off after 20 min

6. Dry with a clean piece of cloth

 

Natural home remedy using sorrel leaves and olive oil:

 

1. Crush a handful of sorrel leaves

2. Add 2 tbsp olive oil

3. Mix well

4. Apply this paste on the swelling

5. Wash off after 15 min

 

Natural home remedy using dandelion leaves and clarified butter:

 

1. Take a handful of dandelion leaves

2. Crush them to make a paste

3. Add 2 tsp clarified butter and mix well

4. Heat the mixture till it turns lukewarm

5. Apply this paste on affected area

6. Leave it for 15 min

7. Do this for 2 weeks

 

Tips:

 

• Consume food rich in iodine like;

   o Pineapple

   o Carrot

   o Garlic

   o Onion

   o Oats

   o Whole rice

   o Lettuce

   o Tomatoes

   o Strawberry

   o Guava

   o Cucumber


Gout:

 

• Gout is a form of arthritis 

• It is also known as toe or feet disease

• The condition usually affects the toe, knee or wrist joints

• More than one joint can be affected at one time

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sudden bouts of unbearable pain

• Inflammation, tenderness in the joints

• Gout attacks usually occur at midnight or early in morning

• Affected joint becomes hot and swollen and is very sensitive to touch

• Pain and swelling generally goes away after 1-2 weeks

• The pain reoccurs after sometime in the same or some other joint

 

Causes:

 

• High level of uric acid in the body 

• Excessive alcohol intake

• Stress

• Lack of exercise

• Skipping meals

• Dehydration

• High aspirin intake

• Menopause

 

Natural home remedy using mustard oil and camphor:

 

1. Take 1 cup of mustard oil

2. Add 10 gm of camphor

3. Heat till camphor dissolves completely

4. Massage the affected area with lukewarm oil

 

Natural home remedy using apples:

 

1. Eat 1 apple after every meal

2. Apples have malic acid, which neutralises uric acid

 

Natural home remedy using lime:

 

1. Add the juice of half a lime to 1 glass of water

2. Drink 2 times a day

3. Citric acid in lime dissolves uric acid

 

Natural home remedy using ice:

 

1. Wrap ice cubes in cloth

2. Place on the affected area

3. This provides only temporary pain relief

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. It washes out the uric acid deposits

• Have 15-20 cherries every day

• Anti-oxidants in cherries help relieve inflammation

• It reduces the frequency of gout flare-ups

 

Hair Loss:

 

• One can suffer from hair loss at any age

• The condition generally results in a receding hair line

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Hair fall

• Development of bald patches

• Thinning of hair in women

 

Causes:

 

• Stress

• Weakness

• Anaemia

• Lack of proper nutrition

• Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency

• Unclean scalp, which blocks and weakens the hair pores

• Hereditary factors

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and lemon juice:

 

1. Cut and de-seed an Indian gooseberry

2. Crush the cut gooseberry to paste

3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract its juice

4. Add 3 tbsp lemon juice to this juice

5. Mix well

6. Apply this on the scalp

7. Leave it for 30 min

8. Wash off with normal water

 

Natural home remedy using curry leaves, lemon peel, soap nut, fenugreek seeds and green gram:

 

1. Take 15-20 curry leaves

2. Add 1 lemon peel

3. Add 3 tbsp soap nut powder

4. Add 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds

5. Add 2 tbsp green gram

6. Grind the mixture and store in a clean, glass bottle

7. Use this mixture as a shampoo

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves:

 

1. Boil handful of crushed margosa leaves in 4 cups of water

2. Cool and filter the liquid

3. Use this decoction to rinse your hair

 

Hangover:

 

• Hangover is usually experienced the morning after a night of heavy drinking

 

Causes:

 

• Hangover refers to the after effects of alcohol consumption

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Excessive urination, which leads to:

   o Dehydration

   o Headache

   o Dry mouth 

   o Lethargy

• Reduction in the essential body fluids affects the brain and sensory functions causing:

   o Lack of concentration

   o Short temper

   o Headache

   o Extreme sensitivity to light and sound

   o Depression and anxiety

• Alcohol irritates the stomach lining causing:

   o Nausea

   o Vomiting

   o Flatulence

   o Diarrhoea

 

Natural home remedy using coffee and lemon juice:

 

1. Take 1 cup black coffee

2. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice

3. Mix well

4. Drink for quick relief

 

Natural home remedy using bananas:

 

1. Consume 2 bananas

2. Soak the banana peels in water for 1 hr

3. Drink this water

 

Natural home remedy using ginger:

 

1. Chew ginger 2-3 times a day

2. This prevents nausea

 

Natural home remedy using apple:

 

1. Drink 3 glasses of water at bedtime

2. Drink 3 glasses of apple juice throughout the next day

 

Tips:

 

• Never consume alcohol on an empty stomach

• Do not drink alcohol too fast

• Alternate alcohol with a non-alcoholic drink like water

• Consume starchy foods will drinking, this will reduce the alcohol absorption

• Do not drink or eat anything sweet while drinking

• Drinking liquids like soup will strengthen the stomach for eating

 

Hay Fever:

 

• Hay fever is the allergy to dust, pollen or dander in air

• These allergens may enter one's body through ears, nose or mouth

 

Causes:

 

• The body incorrectly perceives these particles as a threat

• In response, it displays various adverse symptoms

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Cough

• Headache

• Itching of the:   

   o Nose

   o Mouth

   o Eyes

   o Throat

   o Ear

   o Skin

• Watery and red eyes

• Runny nose

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries and honey:

 

1. Crush 4 Indian gooseberries

2. Press it on a sieve

3. Extract the juice

4. Add 1 tsp honey

5. Mix well

6. Drink 2 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using grapefruit, lemon juice and honey:

 

1. Crush 2 peeled grapefruits to pulp

2. Press this pulp on a sieve

3. Extract juice

4. Add 2 tsp lemon juice to it

5. Add 4 tsp honey

6. Mix well

7. Drink 3 times everyday

 

Natural home remedy using chamomile leaves:

 

1. Boil some chamomile leaves in water

2. Cover the vessel for 5 min

3. Let the water simmer on a low flame

4. Remove the cover and inhale the fumes

5. Do this for 5-10 min

6. Do this once everyday

 

Head Lice:

 

• Lice are small insects which breed on the head of the affected person

• They draw blood from the scalp

 

Symptoms to look for: 

 

• Itching and irritation in the scalp due to presence of lice

 

Causes:

 

• Lice spreads from one infected person to another through:

   o Physical contact

   o Sharing combs, caps, pillows, etc.

• People living in unclean and crowded places are more prone to lice

 

Natural home remedy using almonds and lemon juice:

 

1. Peel and crush 10 almonds

2. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice

3. Mix well to make paste

4. Apply this paste on the scalp

5. Leave it for 30 min

6. Wash off thoroughly with normal water

 

Natural home remedy using onions:

 

1. Crush 5-7 onions 

2. Press the paste on a sieve

3. Extract juice

4. Massage this juice on the scalp

5. Allow it to stay for 1 hr

6. Wash it off thoroughly with normal water

 

Tips:

 

• Continue the treatment you are following for at least a week for lasting   relief

• Wash clothing, linen and other shared objects thoroughly with detergents since there is a risk of

   infestation through transmission

 

Headache:

 

• Headache refers to any pain or discomfort in and around the head and neck

 

Causes:

• Chronic headache could be indicative of an underlying ailment

• The other causes of headache include:

   o Stress

   o Lack of sleep

   o Physical exhaustion

 

Natural home remedy using green tea and lemon:

 

1. Take 1 cup warm water

2. Add a green tea bag

3. Squeeze ½ a lemon

4. Mix well

5. Drink for instant relief

 

Natural home remedy using lemon rind:

 

1. Separate the rind (outer covering) of 2-3 lemons

2. Chop and crush the lemon rind to make a paste

3. Apply on the forehead for quick relief

 

Natural home remedy using cinnamon powder:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of cinnamon powder

2. Add water to make paste

3. Mix well

4. Apply on the temple and forehead for relief

 

Natural home remedy using watermelon and sugar:

 

1. Take 1 glass of watermelon juice

2. Mix 1 tsp sugar in it

3. This relieves headaches caused by heat

 

Tips:

 

• For chronic headaches:

• Drink water mixed with honey every morning

• Drink this on an empty stomach

 

Heat Stroke:

 

• A heat stroke may occur when a person stays under the sun for a long   time

• Usual body temperature is 98.6°F, in an heat stroke it rises to 104°F

• Children and outdoor labourers are the most susceptible to this condition

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Unconsciousness

• Dizziness

• Hallucination

• Skin becomes:

   o Hot

   o Dry

   o Flushed

 

Causes:

 

• Staying for long in high temperature and humid areas

• Excessive exercising

• Wearing excessive warm clothing

• Consumption of alcohol

• Malfunctioning of sweat glands

   o This reduces the body's ability to manage body temperature

 

Natural home remedy using mango, cumin seeds, salt, sugar and mint leaves:

 

1. Take 6 raw mangoes

2. Boil them in 1 L water for 15 min

3. Peel and de-seed them

3. Separate the mango pulp

4. Mix the pulp in 250 ml water

5. Add 1 tsp cumin seed powder

6. Add 1 tsp salt

7. Add 2 tbsp sugar

8. Add 2 tsp crushed mint leaves

8. Mix well

9. Store this in the refrigerator

10. Have this cold drink 2 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using milk, almonds and rose petals:

 

1. Take 1 glass cold milk

2. Crush 4-5 almonds 

3. Crush 5-7 dried rose petals

4. Add 2 tsp of crushed almonds to the milk

5. Add 2 tsp crushed rose petals

6. Mix well

7. Drink this when thirsty

 

Tips:

 

• Massage coconut oil on the scalp to normalise the body temperature

• Have buttermilk 3 times a day, to make buttermilk:

 

1. Mix 2 tbsp of curd in 1 glass of water

2. Add salt to taste

3. This will keep the body cool during summers

 

• Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water or low sugar sports drinks every day 

• Avoid coffee, tea and aerated drinks

• Consume fruits and vegetables with high water content like:

   o Lettuce

   o Watermelon

   o Broccoli

   o Apples

 

Hepatitis:

 

• Hepatitis is a condition caused by the swelling and inflammation of the liver

• Liver performs important metabolic functions like:

   o Production of bile and cholesterol

   o Storage of nutrients

   o Controlling the energy supply to the body

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Loss of appetite

• Heaviness on the right side of the abdomen

• Jaundice

• Tiredness

• Itching

• Pale and greyish stools

 

Causes:

 

• Intake of harmful chemicals

• Alcohol

• Drug abuse 

• Weak immune system

• Genetic condition

 

Natural home remedy using carom, cumin seeds and rock salt:

 

1. Roast 1 tsp of carom seeds

2. Roast 1 tsp of cumin seeds

3. Crush them to a powder and mix

4. Add a pinch of rock salt

5. Mix well

6. Eat twice a day

 

Natural home remedy using liquorice powder and honey:

 

1. Take 1 tbsp liquorice powder

2. Add 2 tbsp honey

3. Mix well

4. Eat every day

 

Tips:

 

• Garlic purifies blood by eliminating toxins from the body

• Chew 1-2 garlic cloves on an empty stomach

• Include garlic in your everyday meals

 

Hiccups:

 

• Most hiccups are not serious and do not need any medical attention

• But in some cases, they could be a symptom of threatening conditions like:

   o Pneumonia

   o High toxin levels in the body due to kidney failure

 

Causes:

 

• Consuming alcoholic or aerated beverages

• Eating spicy food

• Eating too fast

• Stress 

 

Natural home remedy using cardamom powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass boiling water

2. Add 1 tsp cardamom powder

3. Mix well

4. Allow the mixture to rest for 15 min

5. Strain the mixture

6. Drink the liquid when lukewarm

 

Natural home remedy using mustard seeds and clarified butter:

 

1. Take ½ tsp mustard seeds

2. Add ½ tsp clarified butter

3. Mix well

4. Swallow the mixture for quick relief

 

Natural home remedy using asafoetida powder and clarified powder:

 

1. Take 1 tsp asafoetida powder

2. Add 1 tsp clarified butter

3. Mix well

4. Swallow for quick relief

 

Natural home remedy using sugar:

 

1. Suck 1 tsp of sugar slowly

 

High Blood Pressure:

 

• The heart pumps blood through the arteries to various parts of the body

• A certain amount of pressure is required to maintain the blood flow

• When this pressure increases over the normal level, it is called high blood pressure

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Headache

• Dizziness

• Blurred vision

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Chest pain

• Shortness of breath

 

Causes:

 

• Obesity

• High salt intake

• Alcohol consumption

• Mental or physical stress

 

Natural home remedy using garlic:

 

1. Chew 2-3 raw garlic cloves everyday

2. Garlic slows down the pulse rate and smoothens the heart's rhythm

 

Natural home remedy using watermelon seeds and cuscus powder: 

 

1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds

2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder

3. Crush the mixture

4. Have this once in the morning and the evening

5. Consume for 3-4 weeks

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries:

 

1. Crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries

2. Place the paste on a sieve

3. Press the paste to extract the juice

4. Take 2 tsp of this juice

5. Add 1 tsp of honey

6. Mix well

7. Drink every morning

 

Tips:

 

• Consume flaxseeds everyday

• Do not delay treatment for blood pressure since it can lead to:

   o Heart attacks

   o Kidney failure

   o Strokes

   o Peripheral artery disease

 

Cholesterol Management: 

 

• 30% cholesterol in the body comes from diet

• Rest is produced by the liver

• High cholesterol leads to various heart ailments like heart attack

 

Causes:

 

• Overweight

• Consuming fat-rich food like:

   o Pastries and cakes 

   o Butter

   o Meat

   o Fish

   o Eggs

• Smoking

• Drinking

• Stress 

• Hereditary factors

 

Natural home remedy using coriander seeds:

 

1. Take 1 glass water

2. Add 2 tbsp of coriander seeds

3. Boil it for 15 min

4. Strain the mixture

5. Allow it to cool

6. Drink 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using watermelon seeds:

 

1. Dry some watermelon seeds in the sun

2. Roast and crush them into fine powder

3. Take 1 tsp watermelon seed powder

4. Add to 1 glass water

5. Mix well

6. Drink once a day

 

Natural home remedy using basil and margosa leaves:

 

1. Take 10-15 basil leaves

2. Take 10-15 margosa leaves

3. Mix them and crush to a paste

4. Add to 1 glass of water

5. Mix well

6. Drink on an empty stomach once everyday

 

This reduces the bad cholesterol in blood.

 

Tips:

 

• Cholesterol is of 2 types:

   o LDL -- bad cholesterol

   o HDL -- good cholesterol

• To regulate LDL levels:

   o Control diet

   o Drink 1 L of water every day

 

Hives:

 

• Hives is also known as urticaria

• It refers to development of rashes on the skin

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Skin rashes, which are raised in shape

• Itching

• Burning sensation

• Rashes keep changing location on skin. They disappear from one area and appear on the other part

   after a while

 

Causes:

 

• When the skin comes in contact with an allergen or irritant, the body releases chemical called histamine.

   The action of histamine on the blood vessels leads to reddish bumps

 

Natural home remedy using margosa leaves and giloy powder:

 

1. Crush 20-25 margosa leaves to make paste

2. Add this paste to about 300 ml of water

3. Add 1 tsp of giloy powder

4. Giloy powder is available at ayurvedic shops

5. Boil the water till its level reduces to half

6. Strain the liquid 

7. Cool till lukewarm

8. Drink 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using pomegranate and Indian gooseberry:

 

1. Take ½ glass pomegranate juice

2. Add ½ glass Indian gooseberry juice

3. Mix the juices together

4. Drink 2 times day

 

Natural home remedy using corn starch and baking soda:

 

1. Take ½ tub of warm water

2. Add ½ cup corn starch

3. Add ½ cup baking soda

4. Mix well

5. Soak a towel in this water

6. Wipe yourself with this soaked towel at least once everyday

7. This will stop the itching

 

Incontinence:

 

• Incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine

• It's a very embarrassing and troublesome condition

• In order to urinate, one needs to contract the muscles of the bladder

• In incontinence, the person is unable to control the bladder muscles and thus, the flow of urine

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Overall Incontinence: