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Desi Dawa -- Local Home Remedies
Here are 35 Indian Home Remedies for everything
imaginable and have been used for hundreds of years,
before the advent of modern medicine.
This is good especially for minor aliments and aches
and pains. Print it out and keep it in a place where you
can find it easily, when needed. This may avoid a trip to
the doctors and/or make you feel healthy (and even look
beautiful) in the process. Take Care!
1) Home Remedies for Asthma:
Take 1 tsp honey and 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder and mix them
well before consuming. For people who are in their early stages of
asthma, a perfect home remedy is to boil 8-10 cloves of garlic in 1/2
cup of milk and consume it during night time. Take very hot water
and add a tsp of honey in it. Consume it just before sleeping and take
2) Home Remedies for Body Odour:
Use antibacterial soap or deodorant soap while bathing. To
combat the unpleasant armpit odour apply cider vinegar. It serves as
the best body odour home remedy treatment. In the bathing water, add
a few cups of tomato juice and soak yourself in water for about 15
3) Home Remedies for Backache:
Lime juice serves as an excellent home remedy for backache.
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add common salt in it. Drink it two
times in a day. It will act as a great back pain reliever.
As a part of back pain home remedy treatment, raw potato in
the form of poultice is to be applied on the pain affected area.
Usually Vitamin C that is mainly found in citrus fruits is
considered valuable for getting rid of backaches. Consume
about 2000 mg of this vitamin everyday.
Applying garlic oil on the back gives immense relief from
back pain. Take about 10 small garlic pieces and fry them in oil on a
You can either use sesame oil, coconut oil or mustard oil.
Fry till the garlic cloves turn light brown. Let the oil prepared
from garlic cool completely.
Thereafter apply it on the back and keep it for about three hours. In
a couple of days, you'll feel its magical effects
4) Home Remedies for Cough:
Grapes help a great deal in treating cold in a few days.
Consume 1 cup grape juice and also add 1-teaspoon honey to it.
Almonds are excellent for dry coughs. Soak about seven
almonds in water and keep them overnight. Next morning peel off the
brown skin.Now grind them to form a powder and add twenty grams
each of butter and sugar and form a paste. Consume it twice a day ,
once in the morning and the second time in the evening.
5) Home Remedies for Common Cold:
Lemon can be used effectively to treat common cold, as it
increases the body resistance. Take one glass of warm water and pour
some lime juice and a tsp of honey in it and consume it once or twice
on a daily basis.
Take 1 tbsp of Pepper powder and boil it in a cup of milk.
Also add on a pinch of turmeric to it. Put some sugar for taste. Drink
it once in a day for about three days.
Take 3-4 tsp Onion juice and 3-4 tsp Honey and mix well
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
By: A Singaporean
When someone gets Diarrhoea, sometimes the solution is so easy, we wonder why anyone has to suffer.
Of all the ingredients here, the most potent is Rice, but not in the usual form we eat it in, and neither would rice porridge work too well.
The secret is in rice water.
This is already known in this region.. Ask your maids --
Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Filipina and they would know about it. My Malaysian relatives know about it.
My mother knew about it. When Dr Albert Winsemius came to Singapore for a farewell and thank you dinner in his honour, he brought along his wife Aly and his granddaughter, Jolijn. Both women came down with very bad gastroenteritis. They saw the doctor who gave them medication. It was slow to work.
Mother boiled some rice in lots of water and went to their hotel with two 1.5L bottles of rice water.
I cringed in shame at the offer of this folk remedy, which seemed so primitive to me. Never heard of this cure before.
To my surprise, it worked, and they were even able to go out for dinner the next day. Both were exclaiming how the rice water did the trick of making them well again. Well, lucky it worked, I thought to myself.
I was discussing this some years back with Kim Ng, the ex-matron of KK Hospital . She said, yes, that is what Professor Wong Hock Boon, the notable pediatrician teaches.
I was shocked and made some comment how could he?
It was common knowledge so what had he to do with it?
Many months later, I regretted laughing at it.
Dr Christina Shanta Emmanuel, who is the CEO of...uh, which group I have forgotten, either National Health Group, or Polyclinics, or whatever.. regarded me seriously when I brought up the topic like it was good fun. She said that Prof Wong Hock Boon had presented a paper on it at some conference after he had done clinical trials.
Then his results were published in the Lancet, the Medical Journal all doctors read. In fact, said Shanta, he was credited for saving the lives of 2 million African babies by this method.
I am impressed.
It is rice water and not rice, that does the trick. I have found it effective again and again.
THE EXACT RECIPE
You take a handful of rice and boil it in a large saucepan with lots of water. Like three or four large glasses..
Then you cool that and drink the water.. If you are in a hurry to relieve the ailing person, take the saucepan off the fire and dunk it in a frying pan or basin of cool water with ice cubes if necessary. This gives the patient a chance to drink the rice water sooner and cure himself or herself sooner.
When drinking the rice water, make sure there is lots of it.
You have to tell the patient that enough water must go in to line your guts from throat to other end, all 10 to 12 metres of it.
If you take rice, it stays in the stomach.
If you take broth, some of it may go into the small intestine. But if you take rice water, it will carry rice grains to every inch of your small and large intestine to the end where the problem is.
How does it work?
Even Prof Wong Hock Boon doesn't know.
Read the article by going to this site: