To get rid of running nose – for elders:
Checklists_bulletTake soup/dish of crab. You’ll get immediate relief.

For stomach upset/ constipation/gas in infants and toddlers:

Checklists_bulletBoil raisins, 3-4 garlic pieces,1 teaspoon omam, 1 beetel leaf.Smash and strain the water

Home remedy for dysentery:
Checklists_bulletSmash a well ripe Rasthali variety banana, add it to a cup of water. Drink this thrice a day to get relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bulletFry fenugreek (methi) seeds in ghee, add a pinch of salt , grind it and eat it to get relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bulletGrind curry leaves and cumin seeds to a paste, put it in mouth and drink water.

Checklists_bulletTake juice out of ginger and add to hot water. To this add castor oil and take this regularly for few days to get completer relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bulletTake juice out of a ripe lemon. To this add rock salt and sugar and drink it. Drinking a mixture like this which is sour, sweet and salty helps in giving good relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bulletThe best food to be taken during dysentery is cooked rice with little water retained in it. Add curds to this and eat to have a quick relief from dehydration.

Checklists_bulletTake tender curry leaves and make into a pulp, add honey to this and have a 1 tsp twice daily to get relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bullet1 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1 tsp honey gives good relief from dysentery.

Checklists_bulletChop onion into fine pieces, add curds to it and eat it for a quick relief from dysentery.

Patti vaidiyam for cold and cough:
Checklists_bulletinclude cabbage regularly in food to control cold and cough.

Checklists_bulletAdd pepper to guava to get relief from phlegm.

Checklists_bulletHaving cow’s milk with honey cures cold.

Checklists_bulletFresh cow’s milk with turmeric powder, drink early morning to get relief from dry cough.

Checklists_bulletFor children add tulsi leaves juice to mother’s milk for cold.

Checklists_bulletBurn onion directly in the flame and eat to remove cough and chest congestion.

Checklists_bulletBetel leaves juice with honey helps in getting relief from cough.

Checklists_bulletHaving a glass of milk with turmeric in the night gives relief from cold and cough.

Checklists_bulletKarpuravalli leaf is excellent in cures for coughs and cold. Boil 3-4 leaves in water and drink the water. Repeat this for 2 – 3 days to get a good relief from cold. You can also add these leaves to rasam and eat the leaves along with the rasam.

Checklists_bulletThoodhuvalai Keerai – very good to remove cough and cold, especially ‘nenju sali’.

Checklists_bulletA very good kashayam which you can make at home for cough & cold. Take equal amounts of pepper, jeera, dhaniya, omum (ajwain), kandathippili, sathakuppai, dry neem flowers, dry ginger.Fry each till golden & crush everything together.To 2 tsp powder add 2 cups of water & boil. Reduce to 1 cup, strain, add honey & drink. Drink twice a day to get good relief from cold and cough.

Checklists_bulletIn bulk the following powder can be made and stored in fridge. Chitharathai – 250 gms, Adhi madhuram – 250 gms, turmeric – 50 gms, omam – 25 gms. Crush it and keep it in hot sun for 2 hours. Grind it in mixie, sieve it and take out the powder. This powder can be added to hot water or to hot milk before going to bed.

Checklists_bulletTulasi leaves + karpooravalli leaves + Vethalai (bettlenut leaves ) + thooduvalai powder or leaves + whole black pepper + little jeera Grind it in mixie like a paste ( u will get it as coarse paste only ).

To avoid cold in kids:
Checklists_bulletHeat in low flame: 2 Karpooravalli leaves, 1 garlic piece, 1 pepper seed. Extract the juice of the leaves. It’ll hardly be a spoon. Give it to your child (from infant) at frequent intervals – say a week or 10 days. Your child will not catch cold. The karpooravalli plant will grow in a small pot itself without much maintenance. Just plant a stem from the plant in a pot and water it. You can keep this plant till the children develop good resistance to cold.

Throat hoarseness:
Checklists_bulletSoak 8 to 10 almonds overnight in 1 cup water. After discarding the outer skin, grind the kernels with 8 to 10 black pepper (saboot kali mirch) in 1 cup water. Sift it and drink once a day, after adding sugar candy (mishri) to taste.

Throat Pain:
Checklists_bulletCrush a few neem leaves with water. Remove pulp. Warm it up. Add a little honey and gargle.

Checklists_bulletMix 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1 tablespoon honey. Swallow tiny amounts slowly 2-3 times a day.

Checklists_bullet10 dried grapes, 5 valmilagu, 2 cardomom, boil in water and drink to get relief from throat pain.

Checklists_bulletFor throat irritation chew tulsi leaves.

Checklists_bulletChew mint leaves with ginger and drink hotwater to get relief from throat pain and irritation.

Throat Soreness:
Checklists_bulletApply liquorice (mulathi) paste like a paint around the throat for relief.

Checklists_bulletEat a plain betel with liquorice (mulathi) 2-3 times a day.

Checklists_bulletDrink tea boiled with ginger (adrak) and a few tulsi leaves 2-3 times a day.

Checklists_bulletGargle with warm salt water at least twice a day. However do not make gargling sounds as this may aggravate the soreness.

Checklists_bulletPound 2-3 cloves (laung), garlic (lasan) and add to a cupful of honey. Keep for 1-2 days. Have one teaspoon thrice a day.

Checklists_bulletDrink lots of water (10-12 glasses) a day since most throat problems are intensified by dehydration.

Checklists_bulletHave the mixture of half teaspoon honey and half teaspoon lemon juice every 1-2 hours.

Checklists_bulletAdd two tablespoon of fenugreek (methi) seeds to 6 cups of water. Heat on low flame/simmer for 15-20 minutes. Cool to bearable temperature. Strain and gargle 2-3 times a day with this.

Checklists_bulletHeat a cup of milk (warm). Add 1-2 pinch of turmeric powder (haldi) mix well and drink at might.

Mucus in cough:
Checklists_bulletPour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger (adrak) powder, clove (laung) powder and cinnamon (dalchini) powder. Filter. Sweeten with 1 teaspoon honey and drink.

Nasal congestion:
Checklists_bulletCrush a fistful of carom seeds (ajwain) and tie up in a cotton napkin and place it near the pillow.

Checklists_bulletPut 1 teaspoon cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds on burning coal and inhale the smoke.

Nose blockage due to cold and phlegm:
Checklists_bulletMake into a very fine powder equal quantities of the following: cardamom (chhoti illaichi) seeds, cinnamon (dalchini), black pepper (kali mirch) and cumin (jeera). Sniff this powder frequently to induce sneezing.

Checklists_bulletTo get relief from nose block due to cold, take omam in a small piece of cloth and breath it.

Checklists_bulletPutting 2 drops of coconut oil in the nose also gives relief from nose block due to cold.

Checklists_bulletGrated cucumber applied over the face, eyes and neck for fifteen minutes are very much beneficial for acne and blackheads.

Checklists_bulletTake a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste. This mixture acts as an excellent treatment of asthma.

Checklists_bulletif you don’t like this you can take a cup of hot coffee.

Checklists_bulletGarlic is the most important home remedy for backache. Oil prepared form garlic and rubbed on the back will give a good result in backache.

Checklists_bulletif you can you can hear the dusk of wheat in a kadai and put it in a cloth and ask somebody to give you ‘othadam’ by that. That is ask them to tie the cloth; keep it on the back where you have more pain in equal intervals. This will give you a good relief.

Checklists_bulletotherwise use a hot water bag and lay down on the bed and keep the bag on your back.

Checklists_bulletRub some ginger paste on the affected area and let it dry. Apply eucalyptus oil on the affected area. Take paste of 10 tulsi leaves with honey and then drink 1 glass of water.

Dark patches under eyes:
Checklists_bulletMake a paste from 2 sps of tomato juice, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, a sp of sandalwood powder and a 1/2 sp of turmeric powder. Apply on spots for 2 hrs. Drink tomato juice with a few mint leaves, little lemon juice and salt.

Checklists_bulletSuck a small piece of jaggery(gur) every hour till acidity subsides. Jaggery eliminates acidity, improves digestion and helps in expulsion of worms in small children.

Checklists_bulletPour 3-4sps of vinegar into the hair and massage into the scalp. Let to dry for 15-20 min. Wash out the hair. Repeat for few days until the dandruff disappears.

Common Cold:
Checklists_bulletMake a cup of tea using ginger, clove, bay leaves or guava leaves,black pepper, sweeten with honey or (pana kalkand) and have it 2-3 times a day, good relief.

Low Bp:
Checklists_bulletTake 5 pieces of almond soaked overnight, grind and take with a glass of milk.

Home remedy for wheezing problem for children:

Checklists_bulletA tsp of fresh ginger juice and honey, twice everyday is adviceable.

Checklists_bulletBoil a tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger and a pinch of nutmeg powder in a glass of water and drink it hot.

Checklists_bulletTake Steam inhalation with carom seeds daily twice.

Checklists_bulletA tsp of honey with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder in the morning can be taken.

Checklists_bulletCrushed garlic in milk is effective in initial stages.

Checklists_bulletTake Two or three cloves of Garlic and chew daily until symptoms are controlled. A small amount of garlic juice can also be added to vegetable juices.

Checklists_bulletLemon or lime is another valuable home remedy, a teaspoon of fresh juice of either of the two fruits should be taken several times a day before or between meals. This also controls wheezing problem.