Home Remedies

 Dry Cough
Add a gram of turmeric (haldi) powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough. Also chew a cardamom for a long time.
1. Drink two glasses of Gatorade to relieve headache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers.
2. Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and see its wonderful effects.
3. When headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamon works best in curing headache. Make a paste of cinnamon by mixing in water and apply it all over your forehead.
1. Boil a tablespoon of pepper powder, and a pinch of turmeric in a cup of milk, and have it daily for a few couple of days.
2. Include five almonds along with hot milk in your daily diet. You could also have a gram of black pepper along with honey or milk, twice or thrice a day. Make an almond paste by rubbing wet almonds against a stone.This can be applied to forehead.
Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
1. Mix a gram of dalchini/cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper. This should be consumed twice a day. Reduce the intake as the cold disappears.
2. Cut ginger into small pieces and boil it with water, boil it a few times and then add sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it hot.
Chew on a couple of Altoids peppermints. They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.
Take a table spoon of crushed carom seeds (ajwain) and tie it in a cloth and inhale it.
Aching muscles from a bout of the flu.. Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.
1. Add a tea spoon of cumin seeds (jeera) and a few small pieces of dry ginger to a glass of boiling water. Simmer it for a few minutes, and then let it cool. Drink it twice daily. This will cure cold as well as sore throat.
2. Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Boil ajwain in water and inhale the steam.
Do a self-massage using mustard oil every morning. Just take a little oil between your palms and rub it all over your body. Then take a shower. This is especially beneficial during winter. You could also mix a little mustard powder with water to make a paste and apply this on your palms and soles of your feet.
Dissolve two tablets of Alka-Seltzer in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never advertised for this use.
Soak your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Rub ginger paste on the backache to get relief.
To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
A tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice and taken daily for 2 months reduces blood sugar.
For any cut or wound, apply turmeric powder to the injured portion to stop the bleeding. It also works as an antiseptic. You can tie a bandage after applying haldi/turmeric.
Turmeric can be used in treating arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory property. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.
If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409 (a cleaning liquid). Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
1. Have 1-2 pod garlic (lasan) first thing in the morning with water.
2. Mix 1 table spoon and 1 table spoon ginger (adrak) juice, 1 table spoon of crushed cumin seeds (zeera), and have it twice daily.
Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Garlic is an excellent remedy for whooping cough. Syrup of garlic Should be given in doses of five drops to a teaspoonful two or three times a day in this condition. It should be given more often if the coughing spells are frequent and violent.
1. Honey remedy for skin blemishes… cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
2. Pimples disappear without scar when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day. Even very persistent form of acne, suffered by some adults, has also been healed with garlic. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots and pimple, and boils. The process is further helped by taking the garlic orally also, to purify the blood-steam so as to secure a long term clearance of the skin. A regular course of three garlic capsules per day should help to clear minor skin infections quickly.


1. Mango serves as an effective home remedy for preventing the frequent attacks of sinus, as it is packed with loads of vitamin A.
2. Another beneficial remedy consists of consuming pungent foods like onion and garlic, as a part of your daily meals.
3. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tsp of Fenugreek (methi) seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to perspire, dispel toxicity and reduce the fever period.
4. Tie a tsp of black cumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.
1. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it in a glass of water. Add 4 tsp of honey and ¼ tsp of salt in it. Drink it slowly sip by sip.
2. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Drink it every night
1. Take 2 cardamoms (elachi) and roast them on a dry pan (tava). Powder the cardamoms and thereafter add a tsp of honey in it. Consume it frequently. It serves as a fabulous home remedy for vomiting.
2. In the mixture of 1 tsp of mint juice and 1 tsp lime juice, add ? tsp of ginger juice and 1 tsp honey. Drink this mixture to prevent vomiting.
3. Take a glass of chilled lime juice and sip slowly.
4. Drink ginger tea.
5. In 1 glass water, add some honey and drink sip by sip.
Take a warm slice of lemon and sprinkle salt, sugar and black pepper on it. The lemon should be eaten until the hiccups stop.
1. In 1 glass of water, add 2 tbsps of coriander (dhania) seeds and bring to a boil. Let it cool for some time and then strain. Drink this mixture two times in a day.
2. Sunflower seeds are extremely beneficial, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries.
1. Radish (Mooli) juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and then later in the night. Initially drink about 2 cups of radish juice ; once in the morning and then later in the night.
2. Soak 3-4 figs (anjeer) in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next day in the morning.
1. Apply castor oil daily over the problematic area. Continue for several months.
2. Apply milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs (anjeer) a number of times a day. Continue for two weeks.
3. Rub cut raw potatoes on the affected area several times daily. Continue for at least two weeks.
4. Rub cut onions on the warts to stimulate the circulation of blood.
5. Apply milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times a day.
6. Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over the warts.
7. Apply papaya juice.
8. Apply pineapple juice.


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