Learn the ancient ways to cure Earache, Eye burn, Boils, Exhaustion (Heat), Gum Bleeding

There are various way to cure Earache, Eye burn, Boils, Exhaustion, Gum bleeding. At our whatsapp group, we have plenty of parents sharing their age old home remedies to each other. We have made an attempt to collect all those and share it for anyone. Apart from the information we share from our group, We have gone little deeper into ancient siddha, ayurveda and unani script and shared few remedies.

When you try these do share your feedback and or if you have any more tips so share it at comments

Effective Remedies for Earache

Garlic

  1. Take 2-3 cloves of garlic. Peel off the skin and cut them into small pieces. Add 100 ml. of sesame or mustard oil and boil on a slow fire for about five minutes. Strain and when it becomes cool, drop two drops in the aching ear.
  • Can be used two times a day.
  1.  Make a mixture of one teaspoonful of onion juice and half teaspoonful of honey. This mixture is also helpful in earache.
  • Two drops in each ear can be used two times a day.
Effective Remedies for Eye Burn

Pink Rose & Water Droplet

  1. Put 2-3 drops of pure rose water into the affected eye. It also helps in itchy eyes and reduces the redness in the eyes.
  • This can be used two or three times a day.
Effective Remedies for Boils

Onion

  1. Apply cooked onion as a poultice on the boil.
  2. A paste of ginger powder (one teaspoonful) and turmeric powder (one teaspoonful) is also good to apply on the boil. Either the boil will be suppressed or a head will appear so that the pus can be drained out easily.
Effective Remedies for Exhaustion (Heat)

Tender Coconut

  1. Drink one glass (250 ml.) of coconut water or grape juice.
  2. Take 3-4 pieces of dates and cook them with one glass of milk or water. Eat the dates and drink the milk or water. It is also good to blend them in a mixture before taking. This drink is very good and give instant energy.
Effective Remedies for Gum bleeding

winter remedy

  1. Squeeze the juice of half lemon into a cup of water and add one teaspoonful of honey. This drink should be taken every morning.
  2. Massaging the gums gently with coconut oil also helps.

Learn the ancient ways to Cure Flu

By Photograph: Frank C. Müller, Baden-Baden - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0
By Photograph: Frank C. Müller, Baden-Baden – Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0

are various way to cure Flu. At our whatsapp group, we have plenty of parents sharing their age old home remedies to each other. We have made an attempt to collect all those and share it for anyone. Apart from the information we share from our group, We have gone little deeper into ancient siddha, ayurveda and unani script and shared few remedies.

When you try these do share your feedback and or if you have any more tips so share it at comments.

  • 2 or 3 times a day, Drink a cup of warm water with few drops of honey or lemon. This soothes the symptoms and at the same time loosens the phlegm.
  • Once a day prepare a decoction by boiling a 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds in ½ of warm water. Continue boiling the seeds, till the water reduces to one third of its original quantity. Then, add a 1 tsp fresh ginger juice to this concoction, along with a few drops of honey, just to make it more palatable
  • Consume 3 to 4 tsp of the mix, that is  equal amounts of honey and onion juice daily till the flu lasts.
  • Mix a 1 tsp turmeric powder in a glass of warm nati milk. This helps strengthen the liver and alleviates the symptoms of flu. Daily 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Ginger tea has an excellent effect on the body and helps alleviate the symptoms of the flu. Use 2 to 3 pieces of ginger to prepare this tea.

Homemade Recipe For Lactating Mothers.

Learn the ancient technique to increase lactations from ingredients available in kitchen.

By AzoregOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0

On the occasion of breastfeeding week, I am happy to share an age old recipe taught by ancestors.

Ingredients

  1. Adi maduram ( licorice) 10 gms
  2. Ajwain 1 cup
  3. Chitirattai (lesser galangal / kulanjan / blue ginger) 15 gms
  4. Cloves 15 gms
  5. Dal chinni 15 gms
  6. Dry ginger 200 gms
  7. Elachi 15 gms
  8. Ghee 300 gms
  9. Hing 10 gms
  10. Honey 100 gms
  11. Javitri (mace) 10 gms
  12. Jaiphal 1 small piece
  13. Jeera 15 gms
  14. Khus khus 15 gms
  15. Mustard seeds 15 gms
  16. Palm jaggery – ¾ kg
  17. Pepper 15 gms
  18. Saboot dhaniya 25 gms
  19. Tippili (long pepper) 50 gms
  20. Turmeric 10  gms
  21. Val milage (cubeb / kabab chinni) 15 gms

Method

  1. Dry roast all the ingredients separately and allow it to cool
  2. Then grind it into a powder. I make in chakki
  3. Then seive it so that the powder is evenly mixed
  4. In a khadai add half liter of water and add the palm jaggery
  5. Boil it till the jaggery is fully melted
  6. Then strain it twice to take out the impurities
  7. Wash the khadai and put the strained jaggery syrup in it and allow it to boil for five minutes
  8. Add ghee and once the ghee starts melting, add the powder little by little and mix it, stirring continuously. Keep the flame low.
  9. Now mix it nicely till all the lumps is gone and cook for ten minutes
  10. Now add little ghee again if necessary.
  11. You can see one shine in the ready mixture.
  12. It should be in pouring consistency.
  13. Now add honey and mix well.
  14. Switch off the gas
  15. Transfer the ready mix in a steel container and allow it to cool down
  16. Once its cold it will becomes little thick

Lactating mothers should have twice a day along with hot milk.
It helps in increasing the milk supply and also helps in digestion.

Author: Lakshmi Bharadwaj

Lakshmi Bharadwaj, known as OJAS in whatsapp group, is a home-maker and mother of three lovely kids. She comes with a rich tradition that follows home-remedies, which makes her a passionate towards ancient knowledge in Ayurveda naturopathy and herbs. She is one of the sincere and senior member of swarnaprashana watsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. She is a small startup entrepreneur made it a step ahead in collaborating O&S HERBALS with BALAMRIT and MILKMASLA which stood to her expectations with her efforts. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.

War Against White Food

By Stefan KühnOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Thanks for amazing response about the reviving food we eat. Now, we are aware of the fact that, we just need 20% of food (including water) twice a day to stay healthy. Let us explore further…

Today, we are bombarded with plenty of artificial and chemically processed food. It is a great myth that, healthy food is not in market or expensive, such as organic or natural farming food. With this false assumption, people consume processed food or fall victim to marketing campaign. They hardly know a fact that, they are opening doors towards non-communicable disease such as, diabetes, heart attack, cancer and so on.

Now, Rather than getting to the various food that is good to eat, let us explore the food, that we should completely avoid. The reason is, it does not makes sense to eat the good food, and we also consume the food that is harming us. It is like taking pure milk and a drop of poison.

Many  parents in our whatsapp group constantly ask, what are the remedies to regain or live a healthy lifestyle. The answer is not found in those rare or expensive food, but rather avoiding certain food, does the magic. You will be surprised to see there are plenty of food options that is econimical and healthy.

To lead a holistic healthy lifestyle, we need to avoid 5 white food ingredients. They are: 

  1. Refined Sugar – Replace with Palm Jaggery, Brown Sugar
  2. Table Salt – Replace with Rock salt and Pink Salt
  3. Milk – Sukku Malli Water or coconut milk. 
  4. Polished Rice / – Unpolished, traditional Rice. Say no to hybrid rice.  
  5. Maida – There is no replacement for this, you can use Millets powder to some extent.

Just by switching these simple five elements, you will notice  tremendous health benefits in short time. It is very important, to adopt these lifestyle changes ASAP, to our children.  It is a big topic to discuss on each “White” items which I will blog later…

We got this wisdom from members in our group who has dedicated his life to revive ancient food of India. In case if you like to switch to a healthy lifestyle, do check here and encourage them.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

Velu Jayaprakash is a social entrepreneur, product manager, techy, photographer, meditator, father of an angel, ancient wisdom seeker and holistic adviser. You can reach him at velu.jayaprakash AT gmail DOT com

Celebrating Benefits Breastfeeding week, Aug, 1st – 7th.

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Breastfeeding is a divine mothering tool.It’s a natural facet of motherhood that ensures optimal nutrition to cocooning the newborn with emotional connectivity.

This can be achieved by providing proper information, guidance and support by families, health professionals, employers and the social community.

To bring this awareness to light, we are celebrating BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS WEEK from August 1- 7th through our whatsapp community and Facebook media. This is a call for expectant and new mothers and their families to join hands to receive and share as well their stories and experiences supporting each other. We will be also be joined by doctors and healers sharing their knowledge to support the cause.

What are you waiting for join here!

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

Velu Jayaprakash is a social entrepreneur, product manager, techy, photographer, meditator, father of an angel, ancient wisdom seeker and holistic adviser. You can reach him at velu.jayaprakash AT gmail DOT com

Ancient way to test the mother’s milk

By Ken Hammond ([1]) – USDA
It is amazing to see, how our ancestors were able to measure the quality of mothers milk with simple tools and balance their vata, pitta and kapha. In the olden days, the other would simple do the following test to product a healthy milk for their infants.

Few drops of milk is poured into a vessel containing water. Depending on the consistence of the milk, like the way it floats, settles, froths, striates and colours, the nature of the imbalance is understood.

Vata Dosha

The milk floats in water and froths. It may cause diarrhea.

Pitta Dosha

The Milk striates and displays yellow colour. It may cause neurological problems.

Kapha Dosha

The Milk feels heavy, slimy and settles at the bottom of the vessel. It may cause cough, respiratory problems, including indigestion and worms.

Balanced Dosha

Normally mixed well with water.

Therefore, it was well understood, the infants health is completely depends on the mothers feed. Hence mother have take proper balanced diet.

Useful Tips
  • Morning the mother can have a pinch of Pepper, long pepper and dried ginger (without skin) it is commonly called as Thrukadugu chroonam with little honey.
  • Evening the mother can have a pinch of Todikai, Amla and kadukkai, it is commonly known as Triphala.
  • If your shows a pitta or kapha doshas, then regular intake of 3 to 4 cups of pomegranate juice will help. people with Vata imbalance should avoid it.
  • Shatavari helps a lot to maintaining quality and quantity of milk.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

Velu Jayaprakash is a social entrepreneur, product manager, techy, photographer, meditator, father of an angel, ancient wisdom seeker and holistic adviser. You can reach him at velu.jayaprakash AT gmail DOT com

Simple and smart ways to spot adulterated food

Generations back, everyone had their own backyard and everything was home grown which used no chemicals or any adulteration items.But now, be it milk, paneer, tea or oil, nothing comes in its purest form. Until the time it reaches you, it is adulterated and it then becomes harmful.. Read on these simple tricks and stay away from adulterated food..

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 2

  1. Tea: The chai you are drinking isn’t coming straight away from the Assam fields.
    Fake check: In order to check whether the chai powder is pure, put a teaspoon of it in cold water; if the cold water turns brown then your chai is adulterated!
  2. Frozen peas/green peas: We stock frozen peas in our refrigerators because they come in handy. However, some packets consist of a dye compound called ‘malachite green’, which can trigger stomach related ailments.
    Fake check: Take water in a kadhai and put some peas and stir. If the water turns green, then immediately discard the packet as they are unsafe to consume.
  3. Cinnamon sticks: You can find out if you have bought authentic cinnamon sticks.
    Fake check: Smash the sticks with your hands, if your hands get coloured then they are authenticate, if not then they aren’t.
  4. Turmeric root: Even if you’re crushing the turmeric roots and consuming it, the roots can be fake.
    Fake check: Take a turmeric root on paper and pour cold water over it. If the root leaves colour, it’s a polished one and is impure.
  5. Apples: A polished apple will not keep you away from the doctor, but will take you to one. Did you know that apples are polished with wax to give them a ‘fresh’ look?
    Fake check: To see if your apple isn’t wax covered, take a knife and slowly scrape the skin of your apple. If the knife extracts white, then that’s wax!
  6. Black Pepper: Even pepper can be adulterated with mineral oil!
    Fake check: An adulterated pepper would shine and emit kerosene smell.
  7. Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds (jeera) are very essential part of cooking as we use it in our tadka daily. They can be coloured with charcoal dust.
    Fake check: Crush the seeds in your palm, if your palm turns black then they contain charcoal.
  8. Milk: Our milkman not only fools by adding water to it. Milk can be adulterated with detergent and synthetic milk too.
    Fake check: Mix 10 ml of water and milk in the same proportion. If you notice foam or lather, then the milk contains detergent. To detect synthetic milk, boil the milk. If a yellowish lather forms, then the milk is synthetic milk.
  9. Coriander powder: There could be sawdust in your coriander powder.
    Fake check: Put some coriander powder in the water, the flakes of sawdust will float on water.
  10. Coconut oil: Coconut oil can be adulterated with other cheap oils.
    Fake check: Put the coconut oil bottle in refrigerator, the solidified layer is coconut oil, whereas the liquid oil is an adulterant.
  11. Honey: To find granules of sugar is not a foolproof way to check the purity of honey.
    Fake check: Take a cotton wick and dip it in honey. Then try to burn it. If the wick burns readily then the honey is pure, and if it crackles then it’s not.
  12. Paneer: That paneer in your paneer mutter is not really paneer. It’s starch. Paneer is one of the most adulterated items in our country.
    Fake check: Take water and put a cube of paneer and boil it. Once it cools down, put some drops of iodine solution on it. If the paneer turns blue, then the starch is present in it.
  13. Chilli powder: Did you know you could be eating brick instead of chilli powder? That’s because crushed red brick looks exactly like chilli powder and therefore it is put in your masala.
    Fake check: Put a teaspoon of chilli powder in a glass of water. If the solution emits colour then your chilli powder is adulterated.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Garbhini Paricharya – The Ancient Art Conceiving, Pregnancy and Post Delivery – 2 of 3

 

The journey of the man begins in the womb of the mother. The pregnancy is a life changing event for both the mother and child and it leaves a huge impact for rest of their lives. Garbini or pregnant lady is said to be carrying two lives in one body. As this tiny new human body starts growing inside the womb it depends entirely on the mother for its nourishment. Ayurveda says that the purusha or human body grow from the ahara rasa or the food. So the food and actions of the mother should be in such a way that it caters to the need of mothers well being  and the growth and development of the foetus.

Continue reading “Garbhini Paricharya – The Ancient Art Conceiving, Pregnancy and Post Delivery – 2 of 3”

Milk Masala Mix.

Let me start with “Mathru Devo Bhava”

“MOTHER” – Nothing can substitute a Mother’s love. A Mother’s love and hug can cure anything in this world. She is above all gods. Nature and Mother are no different.
Yes, let me share my experience, my friends, how my mother always gave a warm welcome to seasonal changes confronting the flu and infections and so on. The aromatic Indian spices as it is own place above heaven. I still remember those fog winters and cloudy rains in monsoons when my mom used to get me aromatic steamy cup of milk in the mornings! There is definitely a warm wrap in it.

Wondering what could be the treasure of her authentic flavor, I peeped into my mom’s kitchen. There she is with all her recipe pounded and boiled in milk. Now the mesmerizing magic is revealed.

Elaichi, Cinnamon, Black Pepper etc. are pounded well and boiled in rich creamy milk to bring out the flavor of all the spices. Later added Jaggerey or honey for its sweetness. Dry fruits like Badam, Cashew etc. can be added as a final touch for the nourishment. The main theme of this mix is to build up the immunity in a natural way to confront the natural seasonal changes which spreads lot of infections like cough, cold and virus etc. These spices mix can be added to beverages like Tea, Coffee etc.

These days hear a lot about readily available milk mix in market that are adulterated which hardly gives nourishment and Ojas to the human body. Keeping in view of mal nutritional kids which results in many health ailments, I have always considered mixing of dry fruits and a blend of spice mix along with proteins like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Fox Nuts etc. in a daily dose of milk.

As today’s school kids rush to school at early hours with no time for Break Fast, This Milk mix would serve the purpose of filling the stomach with a good Nutritional diet.
This Milk mix is not only for immunity, it is helpful in menstrual cramps, Post Menstrual syndromes, Diahoerrea, Worms, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome along with Multi-Vitamin Deficiency, Insomnia, and Appetizers etc.

Ingredients for Milk Mix Includes Spices & Herbs

  • Cinnamon
  • Elaichi
  • Sont
  • Blackpepper
  • Vacha
  • Nutmug
  • Cloves
  • Mulethi
  • Ashwagandha
  • Lemongrass
  • Tulsi
  • Brahmi
  • Turmeric

All the above are mixed in a proportion as per the requirement.

For e.g.: To treat cough, we should include more quantity of certain spices. Similarly for treating Insomnia and stress some of the other spices are considered more in quantity.

Ingredients for Dry fruit Milk Mix

  • Desi Badam
  • Cashew Nut
    Dry Coconut
  • Dates
  • Pista
  • Walnut
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Fox Nut Seeds

All the above are mixed in a proportion as per the requirement catering to the need of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency. Seeds like Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower and Foxnut are rich in protein helping in building up muscles.

Winter knocking the doors already and this is the best time to start with these milk mixes to keep the body warm as well as nurturing.

One can also merge both dry fruits n spice mix for a unique taste. I am already sipping my steamy cup of milk sharing this recipe. Have you?

Usage:

  • If one is Lactose intolerant they can have this masala mix boiled in water adding honey.
  • Sprinkle on bowel of fruits along with nuts
  • It can be also dabbed on salads and sprouts
  • Dry fruit mix with proteins can be added to porridge to enhance the taste.
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  • It costs 250 gms 1200 including courier
  • It’s a strenuous process of pounding grinding and filtering . To make 250 gms 25 to 30 gms goes wasted . As per requirement herbs are added or removed …ex: if a person complaints of wheezing so n so herbs are added accordingly. The person who prepares this starts the whole process with utmost faith of passing on healing energy to the curer.
  • The purpose of Milk Masala is to show how siddhas lived immortal with high potential positive energy using few herbs spices available in nature. For them food itself is medicine

Is it it far more revitalizing nutritional than market available substantial ready-made milk supplement????  If not we who will bring back the lost healthy treasures of Siddhas?
Think !!! It can be you you or who all reading this article! !!!

At request of many parents, while I make for my children, I also make extra to share it the requested parents. Each pocket is of 250 gms, and it costs Rs.1470.

if you liked it do place the order to initiate change . If you liked it spread it to your contacts ..as doing good doesn’t cost ☺

Singing off
Lakshmi /Ojas

I’m glad to share this ancient hoion involves me-remedy that has been passed on to me by our forefathers. Do share your feedback after using this. If you need any assistance do feel free to reach me at Ojasmilkmix@gmail.com | +91 77740 34453.

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Author: Lakshmi Bharadwaj

Lakshmi Bharadwaj, known as OJAS in whatsapp group, is a home-maker and mother of three lovely kids. She comes with a rich tradition that follows home-remedies, which makes her a passionate towards ancient knowledge in Ayurveda naturopathy and herbs. She is one of the sincere and senior member of swarnaprashana watsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. She is a small startup entrepreneur made it a step ahead in collaborating O&S HERBALS with BALAMRIT and MILKMASLA which stood to her expectations with her efforts. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.