Since his existence on this planet man had to depend on Nature for sustenance and survival. Instiructive urge, intuition and the accumulated knowledge had guided him to discover remedies for common ailments from natural sources even in the remote past The Indian system of medicine itself is of great antiquity and is believed to be one of the most ancient.

The traditional system of medicine in India presenting plant extractives in therapy dates back to the early age of Rig Veda (4500-1600 B.C.). There is ample proof of home application of various recipes of Indian herbs in curing many maladies

PILES
ACNE EYE DISORDERS SEXUAL DISORDERS
COMMON COLD FEVER SKIN DISORDERS
CONSTIPATION GYNEC DISORDERS SWELLINGS
COUGH HEAD ACHE
DANDRUFF HEART ULCERS
DIABETES INDIGESTION URINARY DISORDERS
DIARRHOEA AND DYSENTRY JOINT PAINS WOUNDS

ABDOMINAL PAIN

CHIRCHITA : The root of chitraka is cleaned and grind it into a fine paste and mix 1 tsp into a glass of lukewarm water and drink the liquid twice daily

VACHA : Burn a piece of the root of vacha till charred. Mix with a little castor (or coconut) oil and apply over the lower abdomen.

ALOE : Boil 1/2 cup sugar candy, 1/2 cup small onions (cut intO small pieces), 1/4 cup sliced pulp in 1/2cuP castor oil till the mixture achieves a jam-like consistency. Cool and bottle. Dose: 1 tsp twice a day.

GINGER : Extract 1 tsp juice of fresh ginger and mix it with 1/2 a teaspoonful of clarified butter. Consuming this juice helps relieve abdominal pain instantly.

AJOWAN : Boil about a teaspoonful of Ajowan seeds in 1 cup (about 125 ml) of water add a pinch of common salt. Taking this solution helps to get rid of the pain.

MINT : Take juice of fresh mint leaves and. Mix this juice in a cup of plain water and drink.

CORIANDER : A chutney made from dry coriander, green chillies, grated coconut, ginger and black grapes without seeds is a remedy for abdominal pain due to indigestion.

CASTOR : Pain in lower abdomen : Apply warm castor oil on the lower abdomen. Fry some bits of castor leaves in castor oil and apply when bearably hot.


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ACNE

BANYAN : Apply a finely ground paste of the young aerial roots. Repeat.

DARU HARIDRA : Mix1 tsp powdered daru haridra with butter and camphor and make a fine paste. Apply on the affected parts frequently

DRUM STICK : Express the juice from fresh leaves and apply on the affected areas frequently.

TULASI : Expel the leaf juice and apply on the affected areas.

ORANGE PEEL : The peel should be applied to the affected areas.

LEMON : Its juice should be applied regularly to obtain relief.

GARLIC : The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. The pods of raw garlic are to be taken once daily for a month to purify the blood stream, so as to secure a long-term clearance of the skin.

CORIANDER AND MINT JUICE : A teaspoon of coriander juke, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.

CUCUMBER : Grated cucumber can be applied over the face, eyes, and neck to prevent pimples and blackheads.


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COMMON COLD

CHIRCHITA : Make an infusion of 1 tbsp leaves/ flowers in 1 cup water and drink.

ALOE : Roast the leaf and extract the juice. Take 1/2 tsp in I cup warm water and drink.

PEPPER : Pepper seeds finely ground and mixed in a glass of warm water along with batasha-a variety of sugar candy, can be taken

In case of acute coryza or cold in the head, pepper powder boiled in milk with a pinch of turmeric powder can be used once daily .

Colds and Influenza
A mixture of Coarsely powder the cinnamon bark. And a pinch of black pepper powder boiled in water and a teaspoonful of honey. Strain the decoction and drink it when hot.

ZIZYPHUS : A teaspoon of the fresh juice of the fruit can be taken with a pinch of pepper once daily for preventing colds

GINGER : Boil small slices of freshly cut ginger in a glass of water . Add a teaspoonful of sugar. Drinking this 4-6 times a day

LEMON : Take some lemon juice, mix some warm water and honey and drink

GARLICS : In case of colds, ginger cut into small pieces is boiled in a cup of water. After straining, with half-ateaspoon of sugar, it should be taken hot. Ginger tea, prepared by adding a few pieces of ginger into boiled water before adding tea leaves, is another effective remedy for frequent colds and associated fevers.

ONION : Three to four teaspoons of onion juice and honey, mixed in equal proportion can be taken daily in treatment of these conditions.


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CONSTIPATION

PEEPUL : Powder of a few peepul leaves along with 1 tsp aniseeds and a little jaggery and water and made into pills are to be taken with warm milk before going to bed every day.

ALOE : Take 2 tsp aloe oil (Recipe below) at bedtime.

TULASI : Crush 1/2 tsp seeds and take with a glass of warm water.

BHUMYA AMLAKI : Powder of a few bhumya amlaki leaves along with aniseeds and a little jaggery and water and made into pills are to be taken with warm milk before going to bed every day. Taking warm water frequently during the day-time will be of good to prevent constipation. Drinking water kept in a copper vessel overnight helps in regulating the bowel movement. Eat gulkand frequently. Eat 6 tsp gulkand with milk.


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COUGH

CHIRCHITA : Make an infusion of 1 tbsp leaves/ flowers in 1 cup water and drink. Mix 1 tsp root powder along with 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp honey. Take twice or thrice a day.

VACHA : Boil 1/4 tsp each of the powders of the roots of calamus and liquorice in 2 glasses of water. Cool and sip 4 tbsp two to three times a day. (Note: 1 tsp honey can be added.)

VASAKA : Cut 3 leaves and soak with one crushed cardamom in 3 cups water for 2 hours. Take 2 tbsp of this infusion three times a day. Smoke the dried leaves after rolling them up into a cigar.

The leaves of vasa boiled in water. Add 1 tsp honey. Drink 1/2 cup twice a day

Take small leaf-buds and chew together with a small piece of ginger

Soak a few leaves every day in a mud pot containing drinking water. Whenever thirsty, drink a glass of this water with a few drops of honey.

ALOE : Roast the leaf and extract the juice. Take 1/2 tsp in I cup warm water.

SHATAVARI : Grind 1 tbsp seeds into a fine powder. Add 4 tbsp honey. Take 1 tsp thrice in daily.

PALASHA : Add piece of bark to boiling water and drink frequently

DRUM STICK : Mix a pinch of slaked lime and 1/2 tsp honey in 1 tsp leaf juice. Apply externally on throat.

PEPPER : Three peppers sucked with a pinch of caraway seeds and a crystal of common salt provides relief

TURMERIC : A teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk twice or thrice daily is very effective

Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder, mixed in 30 ml of warm milk is very effective in these conditions

A teaspoon of turmeric powder and quarter teaspoon of ajwain are added to boiling water which is then cooled. About 30 ml of this decoction, sweetened with honey, may be taken thrice a day in treating such conditions.

GARLIC : Extracted juice of ginger with honey is taken three or four times a day in case of coughs

ONION : Three to four teaspoons of onion juice and honey, mixed in equal proportion can be taken daily in treatment of these conditions.


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DANDRUFF AND HAIR LOSS

VACHA : Mix 1 tsp powdered root in 2 tbsp cold coconut milk and make a paste. Apply on the affected parts and allow it to remain for 1/2 hour before rinsing it

HENNA : Boil 2 cups gingelly or coconut oil, add some of henna leaves and allow it to splutter till it becomes red, Remove the burnt leaves from the oil. Then allow the oil to cool and. Massage the head with this oil twice a day

ALOE : Aloe vera leaf juice mixed With gingelly oil can de applied on the head and massage for few minutes.

CARROT : Take a glassful of a mixture of carrot, alfalfa and lettuce juices.

CASTOR : Dandruff: Regular use of castor oil as hair-oil


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DIABETES

JAMUN : Powder the seeds and add 1 tsp honey and take every morning for 45 days

PEEPUL : Soak some crushed bark in a glass of water overnight. Filter. Drink the filtrate in the early morning for a few days.

BANYAN : Soak 1 inch bark overnight in a glass of water and drink the infusion the next morning.

Boil 1 tbsp powdered bark in 2 cups water till the volume is reduced to 1/2 cup. Filter and drink. Soak I tbsp chips of the bark overnight in a glass of water. Drink the infusion the next morning.

BIMBI : Eat two fruits (raw) every day.

Take 1 tsp juice of the roots with 1 cup water.

CURRY LEAVES : Eating 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning is said to prevent diabetes due to heredity factors. It also cures diabetes due to obesity, as the leaves have weight reducing properties. As the weight drops, the diabetic patients stop passing sugar in urine.


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DIARRHOEA AND DYSENTRY

CHIRCHITA : Take the powdered leaves . Mix with 1 tsp honey. Take twice or thrice a day.

VACHA : Take 2-3 pinches of the root powder with honey every morning on an empty stomach.

VASAKA : some drops of the leaf juice administered once or twice a day

JAMUN : Grind the bark and extract juice. Add 1 tbsp goat's milk and stir well. Drink.

Extract 2 tsp juice from the tender leaves and buds. Add 1 tsp honey. Stir well and drink.

PEEPUL : Mix 1 tsp each nutmeg powder and bark powder in a glass of buttermilk and drink 2-3 times.

BANYAN : Soak the tender leaf-buds overnight in a glass of water. Drink the infusion the next morning.

Soak I tsp powder of dried leaf-buds in a glass of water overnight. Next morning, drink the infusion.

ALOE : Grind 1/10 tsp of pulp along withCumin seeds and sugar candy and eat.

ALOE : Take 1/2 tsp of the leaf-paste and mix into it 1 tsp each cumin powder and sugar candy. Take once or twice.

PALASHA : Take 1/4 tsp finely ground powder of the gum and 1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon with some warm water.

DRUM STICK : Extract 2 tbsp juice from the leaves and sip with 1 tsp honey.

BHUMYA AMLAKI : Boil 1 tbsp leaf-buds of keezhanelli along with 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds in 1 cup water. Filter and drink the decotion.

CORIANDER : Dry coriander treats diarrhoea and chronic dysentery, as well as being useful in acidity

CURRY LEAVES : Tender curry leaves are useful in diarrhoea, dysentery and piles. They should be taken, mixed with honey.

TULASI : The seeds of the plant are useful in diarrhoea, chronic dysentery

ROSE: Boil a handful of rose petals in a glass of water and take 2 or 3 times a day.


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EAR DISORDERS

CHIRCHITA : Burn the plant and mix 2 tsp of the ash along with 2 ,tsp gingelly oil and heat. Cool, strain, and use as ear drops

VACHA : Grind equal quantities of the roots of the drumstick tree, calamus and garlic and warm in some gingelly oil. When bearably warm, drench in cotton and use as ear drops.

PEEPUL : Boil some crushed bark pieces and mustard oil. Strain and use this ail as ear drops.

JASMINE : Grind the leaves into a very fine paste. To 1 cup of the paste, add 1 cup gingelly oil. Boil till reduced to half of the original volume. Store in a clean bottle, when cool. Instil 2 drops in- the ear.

DRUM STICK : Heat 1tsp gingelly oil .add tsp gum and allow to come to the boil and mix with the oil. Cool. When bearably hot, use as ear drops.

TULASI : Instill or 2 drops of the slightly warmed leaf juice in the ears.

Expel the juice from 2 tsp leaves and instil a few drops into the ears/nose.

GARLIC : In case of earache, a few drops of ginger juice gives relief.


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EYE DISORDERS

VASAKA : Fry some flowers in a little ghee. Allow to cool. Apply on closed eyes and wrap with a napkin. Allow it to remain 15 to 20 minutes.

ALOE : Eye irritation
Dissolve 1/ 2 tsp aloe and 1 tsp boric add in 1 cup water. Use the solution as an eyewash.

ALOE : Eye redness
Scoop oht the pulp and bandage over the eyelids before going to bed. Repeat for 3 days.

DARU HARIDRA : Apply rasaut externally over the eyelids
CARROT for Cataract

Take carrot and onion juice mixed with some yoghurt (1/3 cup each) with 1/4 tsp powdered pepper every morning

CARROT : For Glaucoma

Mix equal quantities of the juices of carrot and cynodon and drink once a day.

DRUM STICK : For Cataract preventing
Grind 100 corns each of drumstick seeds and black pepper into a very fine paste. Smear it on a brass plate and leave under the sun. When the plate is heated, there will be an oily exudate from the paste. Filter through a dean cloth and install a drop in the eyes.

BHUMYA AMLAKI : For Eyesight deficients
Boil 1 cup each of the juices of : keezhanelli and Ponnaanganni in 2 cups gingelly oil till all traces of moisture disappear. Cool and bottle.' Massage the head with this oil for 20 minutes and wash off every day. Continue for a month or two.

CURRY LEAVES : Eye Disorders
Fresh juice of curry leaves suffused in the eyes makes them look bright. It also prevents the early development of cataract

TULASI : Eye Disorders
Basil juice is an effective remedy for sore eyes and nightblindness, which is generally caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Two drops of black basil juice should be put into the eyes daily at bedtime

CASTOR : Pain burning sensation in eyes : Apply castor oil over the eyelashes before going to sleep


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FEVER

CHIRCHITA : Grind the fresh leaves into a fine paste. Take 1 tsp of the paste with 2 tsp powdered jaggery.

Make an infusion of 1 tbsp leaves/ flowers in 1 cup water and drink.

VACHA : Boil 1/4 tsp each of the powders of the roots of calamus and liquorice in 2 glasses of water. Cool and sip 4 tbsp two to three times a day. (Note: 1 tsp honey can be added.)

VASAKA : Cut 3 leaves and soak with one crushed cardamom in 3 cups water for 2 hours. Take 2 tbsp of this infusion three times a day

SATAVARI : Powder the dried roots and store. Take 1 tsp tWice a day with warm water.

SANDALWOOD : paste applied on the temple relieves headache and bing's down the temperature in fevers.


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GYNAECOLOGICAL DOEORDERS

BANYAN : In Leucorrhoea
Boil 1 tbsp each of the powdered bark from the fig tree and the banyan tree in 1 litre water till reduced to 1/2 lirre. Strain and when lukewarm, douche the vagina. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day

SATAVARI : In Leucorrhoea
Mix 1 tsp leaf juice in a glass of milk and drink.

CARROT : in Amenorrhoea
Boil 2 tsp seeds in a glass of water and strain. Add 1 tsp jaggery and drink every day for a week.

Drum stick : In Excessive menstruation
Fry 1 cup very tender fruits in 2 tbsp ghee and eat for a month.

PEEPUL : In menorrhagia,
Soak some crushed bark overnight in a mug of water and use it to douche the affect<:d areas frequently.

In Leucorrhoea
Dry a few peepul fruits in the shade and powder them. Take 1/2 to 1 tsp of this powder along with a glass of milk every night before going to bed for a few days.

BHUMYA AMLAKI :

In Amenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia. : Dry equal quantities of the root of keezhanelli, the bark of ashoka and anjir trees and powder. Dose: I/z tsp along with 1 cup hot water twice daily for 40 days

SAFFRON : The herb is useful in promoting and regulating menstrual periods. It soothes lumbar pains which accompany menstruation. Saffron is also beneficial in the treatment of other ailments concerning women such as leucorrhoea and hysteria. Pessaries of saffron are used in painful conditions of the uterus.

CORIANDER : Excessive Menstrual flow
Coriander seeds check excessive menstrual flow

GINGER : Menstrual Disorders
For menstrual disorders, a piece of fresh ginger is pounded and boiled in a cup of water for a few mirmtes. The infusion, sweetened with sugar, is taken thrice daily after meals for painful or irregular menstruation caused by exposure to cold winds or by cold bath


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HEAD ACHE

VACHA : Apply a paste of calamus root on the affected areas

JASMINE : Soak a handful of fresh jasmine flowers in a small cup of water for at least 1 hour; add 1/4 tsp salt into this water and stir well to dissolve. Install 2-3 drops in the nostrils twice or thrice daily, as needed.

Apply the oil extracted from the flowers locally.

Grind a handful, of leaves with 1 tbsp lime juice and apply on the affected parts.
Apply the leaf-paste on the affected parts

HENNA : Soak a handful of flowers or 2 tbsp crushed seeds in 3 cups of water for a few hours and wash the face with the infusion frequently.

Grind together the leaves of henna, tamarind and dhatura Make a thin mixture with water, heat in a large potsherd and apply as a warm plaster along the length of the spine.

DRUMSTIC : Extract the juice from the leaves and mix with ground black pepper into a smooth paste. Apply on the forehead.

BHUMYA AMLAKI : Boil 1 tbsp of the juices of each of the following; leaves of keezhanelli, Indian acalypha, and Kurutaka in 3 tbsp gingelly oil till all traces of water are eliminated, store the powdery residue in a bottle and use as snuff

GARLIC : In headache, ginger ointment made by rubbing dry ginger with a little water on a grinding stone and applied to the forehead affords relief.

TULASI : Headaches
Basil makes a good medicine for headache. A decoction of the leaves can be given for this disorder. Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat, headache and for providing coolness in general.


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HEART DISORDERS

CARROT : Palpitation of the heart

Bury some carrots in hot ashes. When tender, slice and place in the open overnight in a ceramic dish to catch the dew. In the morning, sprinkle some sugar and rose water over them, and eat for a few days.

PEEPAL : The leaves of the peepal are used in the treatment of heart diseases. They are infused in water at night, distilled the next morning and then stored in white bottles. About 15 mg of infusion is administered thrice daily. it is highly effective in relieving palpitation of weak heart and cardiac weakness.

ROSE : Angina pectoris : Thoroughly mix 1 tsp rose oil with 4 tsp sweet almond oil. Rub on the chest, morning and evening.

Weak heart : To an infusion of 2 tsp flowers in 1 glass water, add 1 tsp honey and drink
Heart problems : Add 1 tsp honey to an infusion of dried rose petals and take every morning for a few days.

CORIANDER : High Cholesterol Levels
Regular drinking of coriander water helps lower blood cholesterol

GARLIC : High Blood Pressure
Garlic is one of the most effective remedies for lowering blood pressure. Pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasm of the small arteries. It also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm, besides relieving symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath and formation of gas within the digestive tract. The average dosage should be 2 to 3 capsules a day to reduce the blood pressure.

TULASI : Heart Disorders
Basil has a beneficial effect in cardiac disease and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol.

ONION : Heart Attack
onion has an effective preventive edible against heart-attack, due to the presence of its essential oil,. minerals and vitamins.to get rid of the disorders due to coronary disease or blood pressure, one should take 100 grams of onion per day. It assists the functioning of the heart by correcting thrombosis besides reducing blood cholesterol


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INDIGESTION

VACHA : Powder equal quantities of calamus root, pippali, black pepper, dried ginger, rind of chebulic myrobalan and rock-salt and store. Take 1/4 tsp of this mixture with 1 teacup warm water or 1 tsp honey.

SATAVARI : Clean and boil 1 tbsp root in a cup of milk. Strain and add a little honey to improve the taste. Drink

DRUM STICK : Extract 2 tbsp juice horn the flowers and mix with 1 cup buttermilk and drink.


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JOINT PAINS

VACHA : Apply a paste of calamus root on the affected areas
BANYAN.

Heat 3 tbsp gingelly oil. Add a paste made of 4 to 5 banyan leaves and 4 to 5 garlic pods. Remove from the fire when boiling and when lukewarm, add 1 tsp used kerosene and mix well. Apply this paste on the affected pans.

Coat the leaves with a little gingelly oil, warm them over a flame and apply on the affected parts.

HENNA : Apply the oil extracted from the seeds.

ALOE : Warm the pulp and apply on the affected areas.

SATAVARI : Powder equal quantities of shatavari seeds, black cumin, fenugreek seeds and ajwain. Take 1 tsp every morning.

DRUMSTICK : Fry a handful of leaves in 2 tbsp hot castor oil. Tie up in a muslin cloth and fomem the area.

PEPPER : A tablespoon of pepper powder fried in sesame oil until it is charred can be applied beneficially as an analgesic liniment for mylagia and rheumatic pains

BANYAN : The latex of the banyan tree is commonly used locally for rheumatism, pain and lumbago.

TURMERIC : For treating sprains or the swellings caused by sprains, turmeric paste mixed with lime and salt can be applied with beneficial results.

GINGER : Aches and Pains
Ginger is an excellent pain killer. It can cure all types of pain when applied externally.

CASTOR : Cut the leaves into thin shreds. Fry, them in hot castor oil. Apply on swellingsthe affected parts when bearably hot.


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PILES

CHIRCHITA : In Bleeding piles :
Grind the leaves into a fine paste. Mix some gingelly oil into the paste. Apply on the affected areas twice a day for 7 days.

BANYAN : In Piles
A few drops of the sap of the tree to be taken in a glass of milk daily. Along with this treatment, add to the daily diet greens like fenugreek leaves, Black Nightshade (manathakkali) leaves

HENNA : In Haemorrhoids :
Grind 1 tsp cleaned henna leaves with . 1 cup water. Strain and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Drink 1/2 cup twice a day.

DARU HARIDRA : In Piles
Dilute rasaut in water (1 :30). Use the solution to wash the affected areas. Mix 1/8 tsp powdered rasaut in 1 tsp butter and take.

TULASI : In piles:
Crush 1/2 tsp seeds and take with a glass of warm water.

BANYAN : A few drops of the latex of the banyan tree mixed in milk and taken daily helps to cure bleeding piles Piles Fresh baked leaves are useful in piles. The leaves are baked by placing them over the covered mouth of a vessel with water boiling. The leaves are covered with another plate to prevent steam from escaping. -those baked leaves are pounded with some castor oil. This warm poultice can be applied over the piles. The process should be repeated twice daily for a week.

ONION : About 30 grams of onions should be finely ground on a slab with water and 60 Grams of sugar added to it. Taken twice daily this brings relief within a few days.


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SEXUAL DISORDERS

BANYAN : In Premature ejeculation:
Smear 4 to 5 drops of banyan latex on a piece of batasha (a sweetmeat available in all North Indian towns) and take before sunset.

Dry the tender leaf-shoots of the banyan tree in the shade and powder before mixing it with an equal quantity of jaggery. Dose: Take 1 tsp of this mixture every morning along with a glass of milk

BANYAN : In Sexual debility:
Fry a small piece of asafoetida in ghee. Mix 1/2 tsp milk of the banyan tree with it and take in the morning.

JASMINE : In Sexual debility
grind the leaves / flowers into fine paste and apply around genitals

SATAVARI : In Sexual debility
Mix 1 tbsp root juice with 1 tbsp white butter and 1 teacup milk. Boil welL Add a little sugar, honey and long pepper. Drink for a few days.

DRUMSTICK : In Sexual debility
fry tsp black pepper add 2 cups drumstick leaves and fry and taken with food

In Premature ejaculation : Pluck the tender fruits from the tree and cut them into very thin slices. Fry a cupful of these slices in 2 tbsp ghee. Eat with rice or chapattis daily for a few days continuously.

In Sexual debility
Boil 2 tbsp drumstick seeds in 1 cup milk and drink at bedtime every day for 40 days.

In Weak sperm
Boil a handful of drumstick flowers in 2 cups milk and drink at bedtime for a few days continuously.

In semen deficiency
Fry 1 cup leaves in 2 tbsp ghee and eat every day for few days.
Steam a handful each of the flowers of coconut, moringa and thudhuvalai in a pressure cooker. Take along with 2 tbsp each ghee and honey every day for a few days.


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SKIN DISORDERS

PEEPUL : Grind the bark into a fine powder and and bottle. Mix 1 tsp of this powder in a little coconut oil and apply on the affected are3.s.

BANYAN : Char the tender leaf-buds in hot ashes. The ashes of the buds so obtained are dissolved in gingelly oil for application on the affected areas.

Make a fine paste of the required amount of prop-roors in a little cow's urine and apply on the affected areas.

Boil 4 tbsp bark in 4 cups water till the volume is reduced to 1 cup. Add 1 . tsp honey and drink.

JASMINE : In psoriasis
Grind a handful of fresh flowers and apply the paste on the affected areas

Mix equal quantities of the powders of jasmine root and talamus. Squeeze some lime juice into the mixture and apply on the affected parts.

HENNA : In leprosy
Frequent local application of the oil expelled from the seeds.
Apply the crushed leaves on the soles of the feet and bandage.

HENNA : In Leprosy : Take equal quantities of the juices of the tender leaves and flowers. Boil this mixture of juices till the volume is reduced by half. Dose: 2 tsp thrice a day.

ALOE : In Boils and pimples :
Crush the leaves and apply the paste 10c3.lly for a few days.
Bandage the affected areas with the pulp.

BIMBI : In Psoriasis ,skin infections
Boil 1 cup leaves in 1 cup water till the volume is reduced by half. Drink.

In psoriasis:
Dry some leaves and grind them into a' fine powder. Store in a glass bottle in a cool place. Mix 1 tsp powder in hol water and drink thrice a day.

DRUM STICK : In Psoriasis wounds skin
Mix equal quantities of leaf juice and ginge!ly oil and boil thoroughly till the moisture has totally evaporated. Cool and bottle. Apply this oil on the affected parts.

PEEPUL : In Scabis skin diseases
Dry and grind the bark into a fine powder. Dust this bark on the affected areas. frequently.

BHUMYA AMLAKI : In Itch
Pluck a handful of .leaves and grind them with 1 tsp salt and apply on the affected areas.
Dry the leaves. Grind them into a fine powder; Use this powder as a soap substitute for washing and bathing.

TURMERIC : Turmeric is very effective in the treatment of skin diseases like ringworm and scabies. In such cases, the juice of raw turmeric is externally applied to the affected parts. Simultaneously, turmeric juice, mixed with honey, should be taken orally.

NEEM : Leprosy
The sap of the neem tree has been found effective in leprosy, when taken in daily doses of 60 grams.
The leaves, applied externally, are very useful in skin diseases. They are especially beneficial in the treatment of boils, chronic ulcers, eruptions of smallpox, syphilitic sores, glandular swellings and wounds. They can be used either as a poultice, decoction or liniment.


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SWELLINGS

VASAKA : Warm the leaves over a flame and apply on the .affected parts when bearably hot.

Boil the leaves thoroughly in water (I:8 ratio) till the water is reduced to I/S of the original volume. When bearably hot, soak a length of cloth in it and apply on the affected parts.

BANYAN : Apply the latex externally..

ALOE : Mix the pulp in water and boil Use as poultice.

Dissolve 1 tbsp extracted juice of aloe in 1/2 cup hot water and apply on the affected area.

DRUM STICK : Massage with the oil obtained from the seeds.

TAMARIND : Inflammation of joints
Crushed with water and made into a poultice, the leaves are applied on inflamed joints and ankles. It reduces swel1ing and pain.


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TOOTH ACHE

CHIRCHITA : In Toothache
Crush the end of a piece of fresh root and chew frequently

PEPPER : In Teeth Disorders
Pepper powder and common salt mixture is an excellent dentifrice. Its daily use prevents dental caries, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gu.ms, toothaches and cures the increased sensitiveness of the teeth.
A pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil can be put in the caries to alleviate toothache

BANYAN : In Teeth Disorders
Cleaning the teeth with the aerial roots of the banyan is beneficial in preventing teeth and gum disorders. As one chews the stick and brushes, the astringent secretion from the root-stick cleanses and strengthens the teeth and gums..

GARLIC : It allays toothache when applied to the gum

TULASI : Teeth Disorders
The herb is useful in teeth disorders. Its leaves, dried in the sun and powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with musturd oil to make a paste and used as tooth paste. This is very good for maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in pyorrhoea and other teeth disorders


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ULCERS

HENNA : MOUTH ULCER
Boil 2 tbsp leaves in 1 teacup water. Cool. Gargle 3 to 4 times a day.

DARU HARIDRA : Ulcers
Wash the wounds frequently with a decoction of rasaut.

DARU HARIDRA : Mouth ulcer
Grind together equal quantities of the dried leaves of the following plants: Indian barberry, jasmine, liquorice and chebulic myrobalan. Sieve well to collect a very fine powder. Bottle and store. At the time of application add 1 tsp honey to 1 tsp mixture and make a smooth paste. Apply all over the interior of the mouth.

CARROT : Gum diseases, ; Chew the raw leaves 2 or 3 times a day gum inflammation, and wash the mouth out. mouth-ulcer

CORIANDER (Peptic ulcers):
Take some coriander leaves and extract juice from it ,take 1-2 tsp with water, add sugar for taste.


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URINARY DISORDERS

CHIRCHITA : Clean the root and grind it into a fine paste. Stir 1 tsp into a glass of lukewarm water. Allow it to infuse for 10 minutes and drink the dear liquid. Twice daily

JAMUN : In Burning urination, sensation
Eat 5 fruits every morning for a few days.
Eat 5 to 10 jamun fruits after breakfast every day.

HENNA : In Excessive urination:
Grind henna leaves into a very fine paste. Take 1 tsp with a cup of cow's milk for a few days.

VASAKA : In Blood in urine (haematuria)

Grind 1 tbsp leaves in some water and drink.

Boil leaf juice and honey (2:1 ratio) till the mixture acquires a paste-like consistency. Take 1/2 tsp thrice a day.

ALOE : In Blood in urine,burning sensation during urination

Swallow 1/10 tsp of washed pulp every morning for a week.

ALOE : In scanty urination, itch
Expel the juice and mix intO it some butter, powder of tail pepper and sugar candy. Eat it.

DARU HARIDRA : In Painful urination
Mix 1/2 tsp amla powder in 1 cup decoction of rasaut. Add 1 tsp honey and drink.

PALASHA : In Urine retention
Use butea leaves to foment the pubic region
Boil flowers in 1 litre water and drink frequently with little rock salt

DRUM STICK : In Urine retention
Mix i/2 cup leaf juice with 1/2 cup carrot juice and drink.

DRUMSTICK : In ,urine retention
Extract 2 tbsp juice horn the flowers and mix with 1 cup buttermilk and drink.

Drum stick : In Blood in urine
Grind together a handful of roots, bark and 1 tsp black peppercorns into a very fine paste and apply on the abdomen. (Note: External application only.)

BHUMYA AMLAKI : In Blood in urine , buning sensation in urine,
Grind 1 tbsp keezhanelli along with 2 tbsp durva grass into a very fine paste. Mix with 1 cup buttermilk and take every morning

SANDLALWOOD : In Genito- Urinary Disorders
sandalwood oil is used in treating, dysuria (painful and difficult urination) and cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). It is taken in doses of five drops in the beginning and gradually increased to 10 to 30 drops.

ONION : Urinary Disorders
For burning sensation while passing urine, 6 grams of onion should be boiled in 500 grams of water. When the water is reduced to half, it should be cooled, strained and given to the patient. This relieves the burning sensation.
Onion grated with water on a stone slab and mixed with 60 grams of sugar, is effective in treating retention of urine; it brings about free urination within a short time.


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WOUNDS

CHIRCHITA : Clean the wounds with the leaf juice. Then bandage with leaves.

VASAKA : Warm the leaves over a flame and apply on the .affected parts when bearably hot.

JASMINE : Apply leaf paste on the wounds

ALOE : Mix the pulp in water and boil Use as poultice.

Dissolve 1 tbsp extracted juice of aloe in 1/2 cup hot water and apply on the affected area.


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