A Guide to the Treatment of Common Ailments
Home remedies are made at home & work out less expensive than other alternative forms of medicines. Generally, homemade
remedies are harmless when compared to other forms of modern medicines and rarely cause reactions or side effects. Since ages,
herbal remedies & home made medicines have been used by our ancestors to cure common ailments.
Some home remedies for acne cure
1.Orange peel pounded well with water. Applied to affected acne areas
2.Cucumber leaves or grated pieces. Apply to area for acne cure.
3.Rub the pimple( acne) with a fresh cut clove of garlic.
4.Drinking atleast 1 litre of water a day to impart a healthy glow to the skin
5.Clove based face mask or a paste of Fenugreek (Methi ) leaves applied overnight on acne and washed off next morning
HOME REMEDY FOR DANDRUFF
aloe vera dandruff cure - with aloe vera gel . About 10-15 minutes before you wash your hair, rub a lot of aloe vera
gel into your scalp. leave it on for 10 minutes, and shampoo your hair like you regulary do. if you do this everyday the dandruff
will stay away.
Using lime juice to wash hair.
Soak 2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning grind into a fine paste. Apply all over scalp and
leave for ½ an hour. Wash with mild shampoo.
Ingredients: Olive oil and almond oil
Instructions: Mix the olive oil with the almond oil. Leave it on about 5 min.s after it starts to burn. Rinse well to
Massage your hair with warm coconut oil and apply the juice of 2 lemons, steam your hair and leave the oil on for about
2 hours. Shampoo with a mild shampoo. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Boil a handful of neem leaves in 4 teacups of water. After cooling and filtering, use for rinsing hair.
natural cures for constipation, home remedy for constipation cure, treatment :
Bale fruit is the best laxative of all fruits. It cleans and tones up the intestines & gives constipation relief.
Constipation in toddlers, infants and older children may be relieved by giving bran cereal
Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to diet can give relief from constipation
Add more fruits to the diet prunes pears, grapes, Orange juice & Papaya.
Try One tablespoonful of corn syrup added to 8oz of water to cure constipation
Another natural remedy for constipation is to add a little extra sugar or some honey a glass of milk. Drink twice a day.
Alternative names for Abdomen Pain include Stomach pain; Pain in abdomen; Belly ache; Abdominal cramps; Acute abdomen
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel in the abdominal area (the area between your chest and groin), often referred to
as the stomach region or belly. Even when you feel pain there, however, Abdomen pain may originate from somewhere else --
like your chest, pelvic region (the area just below the abdomen that houses the reproductive organs), or a generalized infection
affecting many parts of your body (like the flu or strep throat).
For abdomen pain, always consult with your doctor first. Causes of pain of lower right abdomen are frequently appendicitis;
pain of upper abdomen may be caused by stomach or duodenum diseases; pain at the rim of lower abdomen and lower back may
be caused by kidney stones or ureter stones, pain of right rid may be caused by liver and gallbladder diseases; pain of left
rid may be caused by spleen disease; Cramp at the rim of lower abdomen and inguen of women are usually caused by pre-menstruation
symptoms. You doctor can diagnose & guide you best.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003120.htm A helpful resource having information on the causes of abdominal
pain, treatment & remedies for abdomen pain.
Homemade remedy : Colic Pain / Stomach Pain/ : Take a ½ gram of Asafetida (Hing Powder - Indian Spice) & mix it with
little water make a paste of it and fill up your Belly button (umbilicus), lie down for 15-30 minutes and you will release
some gas for few times, after that you will be fine.
ACIDITY HOME REMEDY
acidity relief home remedies :
Take one piece of Clove and suck on it slowly. This will give you relief from acidity and also help in reducing the onslaught
of diseases arising out of acidity.
Eat a cup of vanilla ice cream or drink a glass of cold milk to get heartburn and acidity relief within minutes
Heartburn relief home remedies
Almonds- can relieve hearburn. Eat several almonds when heartburn symptoms persist.
Lemons- can prevent hearburn. Cut a lemon into thin strips and dip in salt. Eat before meals to prevent heartburn.
Lemon rind can also be eaten to prevent heartburn.
TREATING INSECT BITES
The two greatest risks from most insect stings and bites are allergic reaction (which may occasionally be fatal) and infection
(more likely and less serious).
What to Do:
Bee, Wasp, Hornet, and Yellow Jacket Stings
* A bee will leave behind a stinger attached to a venom sac. Try to remove it as quickly as possible. One way is to
gently scrape it out with a blunt-edged object, such as a credit card or a dull knife.
* Wash the area carefully with soap and water. Do this two to three times a day until the skin is healed.
* Apply a cold pack, an ice pack wrapped in a cloth, or a cold, wet washcloth for a few minutes.
* Give acetaminophen for pain.
* For pain and itching, give an over-the-counter oral antihistamine, if your child's doctor says it's OK; follow dosage
instructions for your child's age and weight. You could also apply a corticosteroid cream or calamine lotion to the sting
* A sting anywhere in the mouth warrants immediate medical attention. That's because stings in the mucous membranes
of the mouth can quickly cause severe swelling that may block airways. You should seek medical care if you note a large skin
rash, a large area of swelling around the sting site, or if swelling or pain persists for more than 72 hours. You should seek
immediate medical care if you notice any of the following signs, which may indicate a serious or even potentially life-threatening
o wheezing or difficulty breathing
o tightness in throat or chest
o swelling of the lips
o dizziness or fainting
o nausea or vomiting
Most spiders found in the United States are harmless, with the exception of the black widow and the brown recluse (or
violin) spider. Both of these are found in warm climates.
* Wash the area carefully with soap and water. Do this two to three times a day until skin is healed.
* Apply cool compresses.
* Give acetaminophen for pain.
* To protect against infection, apply an antibiotic ointment and keep the child's hands washed.
* If you have any reason to suspect your child has been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, apply ice
to the bite site and head for the emergency room. Symptoms include:
o a deep blue or purple area around the bite, surrounded by a whitish ring and a large outer red ring
o body rash
o muscle spasms, tightness, and stiffness
o abdominal pain
o headache or fever
o general feeling of sickness
o lack of appetite
o joint pain
o nausea or vomiting
In the southwest United States, an unidentified bite may be caused by a scorpion. Take your child to the emergency room
Check your children and pets for ticks carefully after you've been in or around a wooded area. Common types of ticks include
dog ticks and deer ticks (deer ticks may be carriers of Lyme disease).
If you find a tick on your child:
* Call your child's doctor. The doctor may want you to save the tick after removal (you can put it in a jar of alcohol
to kill it).
* Use tweezers to grasp the tick firmly at its head or mouth, next to your child's skin.
* Pull firmly and steadily on the tick until it lets go, then swab the bite site with alcohol.
* Don't use petroleum jelly or a lit match to kill and remove a tick.
Natural Home remedies for Baldness :
Try this cure for baldness : Boil 1 cup mustard oil with 4 tablespoon henna leaves. Filter and bottle. Massage on the
bald patches regularly.
Grind 1/2 lime seeds, and 1/2 black pepper, apply to bald patches regularly. Helpful home remedy to cure baldness
Scrub the bald area with onions till it becomes red. Follow up by applying honey over patch.
Rub on the scalp with 1 teaspoon oil in which raw mangoes have been preserved for over one year. Repeat treatment frequently.
Express the juice from garlic. Mix 10 – 15 drops in warm water and take internally for asthma relief.
Mix, onion juice ¼ cup, honey 1 tablespoon and black pepper 1/8 tablespoon.
Mix licorice and ginger together. Take ½ tablespoon in 1 cup of water for relief from asthma.
Drink a glass of 2/3 carrot juice, 1/3 spinach juice, 3 times a day .
Add 30-40 leaves of Basil in a liter of water, strain the leaves and drink the water throughout the day effective for
Toothache, toothache remedies, toothache relief:
A toothache is any pain or soreness within or around a tooth, indicating inflammation and possible infection. Generally
a toothache happens if tooth decay penetrated the pulp chamber or is very close to it, which contains the nerves and tiny
blood vessels. Ideally for a toothache is to undergo a dental treatment at once.
There are of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers to cure toothaches that you can choose from. Most common are Paracetamol,
Aspirin, and Acetaminophen.
If you feel that a small swelling has occured, you may take NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) for its inflammatory
action, like Ibuprofen and Mefenamic Acid. However, those with a history of of ulcers and those pregnant women needs a doctor's
reccomendation when taking NSAID and Aspirin.
Home remedy : Ice is excellent in numbing nerve endings. Try to compress the affected area with ice. But if it aggravates
the pain, discontinue it.
Toothache needs an emergency treatment. A sharp, throbbing pain is usually irreversible, and the above remedies only relieves
the pain, not cure it. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing toothaches. The best way to prevent tooth
decay is to brush at least twice a day, preferably after every meal and snack.
Indigestion cure :
what is indigestion ?
Too much stomach acid causes stomach pains, bloating, excess wind, belching, or heartburn. Indigestion is the general
term used to describe these symptoms.
Indigestion prevention tips
....eat lots of fruit
.....small meal portions
.....try a daily 30-minute walk
.....wear loose-fitting clothes!
home remedy for indigestion : Mix equal parts of baking soda and water in a glass. Drink as soon as you feel indigestion
Sinus headache relief:
home remedies for treatment of sinus headaches.
Dip a small towel in cold water, rinse, and apply to forehead. Once the towel gets warm, flip it to the other side, or
dip it into cold water again.
Lying down, in a dark room, maybe getting a 1/2 hour of sleep,will always make you feel better.
A decoction of half a teaspoon mustard seeds powder and three teaspoons water, if instilled in the nostrils, redresses
The juice of ripe grapes is an effective home remedy for a migraine.
For a sinus headache, eat a jalapeno pepper as soon as possible. Within minutes your sinuses will start to drain and the
sinus headache will subside.
A peppermint steam inhalation provides quick relief for sinus headaches. Peppermint acts as a decongestant, and the combination
of warm steam and the essential oil is doubly effective for opening up the sinuses.
Mix 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon (called dalchini in India) in 1 teaspoon water and apply on the forehead. It is
very effective in headache due to exposure to cold air.
Make a paste from dry ginger with a little water or milk, apply to the forehead for sinus relief.
Grind 10-15 Basil leaves with 4 cloves and 1 teaspoon dried ginger into a paste and apply to forehead for sinus cure.
For a painful sinus headache, try a hot footbath along with a cold compress on the forehead
Home made remedies for common cold :
For dry and stuffy nose, try normal saline or salt water nasal drops made by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about
4 ml lukewarm water. Make a fresh solution every few days keeping it in refrigerator. Use a clean dropper to instill 1 to
2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily for common cold .
Do not use medicated nasal drops without physician's consent as excessive use will cause chemical rhinitis with rebound
Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water
is helpful for common cold
Ginger tea or a teaspoonful of ginger juice taken with equal quantity of honey brings relief from common cold
Natural cure for insomnia:
Insomnia is a common feature and is prevalent in young and old alike. A decreased level of melatonin in the brain is one
reason why people are not able to sleep. Stress, depression or a deficiency in magnesium or iron could be other causes for
insomnia. Sometimes there is a hormonal imbalance or individuals suffer from RLS(restless leg syndrome) which prevents from
getting adequate sleep.
There are other reasons but what is more important is how to treat insomnia? The more natural the cure is for insomnia,
the better it is, for drugs can have many side effects.
What you eat or drink before retiring for the day may have an impact on your sleep pattern. So do ensure that you do not
overeat and also that you do not take any stimulating beverage like coffee. Stick to the good old glass of warm milk. It contains
Tryptophan, which gets converted into serotonin (the good feel chemical) and then to melatonin—the sleep-inducing
chemical. Avoid eating sweets and try to eat magnesium rich foods for dinner. Magnesium is a natural sleep-inducing element
and is found in legumes, dark leafy vegetables, almonds, and whole grains.
Honey is also said to promote sleep and is a good wholesome natural cure for insomnia. 2 teaspoons in a large cup of
water should do the trick. In fact a cup of Chamomile tea with honey is even better. Bedtime tea consisting of valerian root,
kava kava, chamomile and catnip in the right proportion is a very calming concoction. Another cure for insomnia, which is
supposed to work wonders, is to take a pinch of cinnamon, roast it until it turns black. Boil this in water (a glassful) and
take it just half an hour before you want to retire. It is professed to work.
The use of vitamins and minerals in our lives cannot be emphasized enough. Calcium, The B vitamins and Vitamin D contribute
in the regulating of the nervous system. So approximately 1000mg calcium, combined with about 400 units of vitamin D and B
complex should in the long run ensure that your insomnia is cured. In India, Ayurveda states that insomnia is because of a
“vata” imbalance. Massaging with oil on the extremities with either warm mustard or sesame oil is said
to cure insomnia. In many parts of India, we see this being done and very effectively too.
Aromatherapy is gaining ground as a natural remedy. Chamomile and lavender oils do promote sleep and also lengthen sleep
time, making individuals feel refreshed. A lavender sachet under your pillow, or 2 drops of lavender oil applied to the temples
is believed to induce sleep. The oil actually helps muscles to relax, and decreases the metabolic activity. Massaging the
neck and shoulders with a few drops of either chamomile, lavender, sandalwood or rose oil is very soothing and calms the nerves.
What massage actually does is to increase the levels of Tryptophan, which in turn increases the levels of serotonin and that
in turn causes melatonin to be produced. Not only does massage increase the circulation of blood, but also helps to push the
lymph fluids into the blood stream thus ensuring optimum utilization of body chemicals.
Acupressure and acupuncture may help to cure insomnia. Acupressure would involve applying pressure to the back of head
at the base of the skull while prolonged acupuncture (4-5 weeks) increases the amount of melatonin produced in the evening.
PMR or progressive muscle relaxation is a great natural remedy for insomnia. What is involved here is a constant tensing and
relaxing of muscle groups. This in turn relaxes the mind and the body and hastens sleep. Breathing exercises like pranayama
hasten sleep. Learning to breathe deeply and slowly so as to involve the diaphragm as you inhale and exhale and focusing
on your breathing encourages you to divert your mind from anything that is stressful. This should soothe and calm your nerves
lulling you to sleep. Some yoga postures that you can do lying down without any strain while listening to relaxing music de
stresses your body.