Learn The Ancient Ways To Cure Insomnia

There are various way to cure insomnia. 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

  1. Massaging foot sole with mustard oil before going to bed
  2. Poppy seeds dipped in water for an hour, grind to form a paste. Boil this paste with Milk and sugar. Drinking this daily.
  3. Regularly in the night eat Eating Mango and drinking Milk or drinking Mango milkshake.
  4. Regularly in the night eat raw Onion or roasted Onion
  5. Regularly in the night drink Nut meg powder mixed with water
  6. Consuming lot of Curd or eating Curd with Sugar or sweet Lassi induces sleep and cures Insomnia
  7. Drinking hot milk with a spoon of Ghee and sugar in the night helps to get sleep and cures Insomnia
  8. Drinking a glass of Carrot juice everyday helps to cure Insomnia.
  9. Drinking a spoon of lemon juice mixed with a spoon of Honey in the night induces sleep and cures Insomnia.
  10. Coriander (Dhania) leaves grinded with water and mixed with Sugar and eating this paste helps to get sleep and cures Insomnia.
  11. Aniseeds (Sauf) boiled in water for 10 minutes, add Milk and Sugar. Drinking this before going to bed helps to get rid of Insomnia problem.
  12. Cucumber (kheera) piece rubbed on the foot sole makes a cooling effect on the body and helps to get sleep curing Insomnia.
  13. Putting Castor oil (Erand) on the head or body massaged with Castor oil regularly helps in curing Insomnia.
  14. Sprouted horse gram (Kulthi) taken regularly helps to get sleep and cures Insomnia.Hop calms nerves, relieves tension, and helps in cases of insomnia cause by stress, headaches, indigestion. It does not affect the early waking hours of the morning.
  15. A few hours before bedtime take Kava kava. Reduces stress, tension, anxiety and relaxes muscles. It helps to fall asleep deeper and to rest more. It can be used as a sedative when taking a large dose, as effectively as, benzodiazepines but without the side effects.
  16. The most popular herb for insomnia is Valerian, It relaxes nerves and muscles, improves sleep quality and makes falling asleep easier. Great for insomnia cause by, mind activity, fear, fatigue, excitement. It’s as good as many barbiturates but has no side effects

Remedies for Common Cold With Simple Herbs

Fight Common Cold With Simple Herbs From Your Kitchen.

Learn the ancient ways to cure and prevent cold

There are various way to cure Cold. 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 unai 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.

These are the top 5 home remedies to cure the common cold:

  1. Drink ginger tea – It acts as a decongestant, helps stimulate slow digestion and improves the taste buds too.
  2. Lemon juice with water and honey. It soothes sore throat, boosts vitamin C intake and releases excess cough.
  3. Garlic contains antiseptic property, garlic in soups or supplements is the best remedy.
  4. Tulsi and long pepper in equal quantity, ground together and rolled into small pills, take 3-4 times daily. Tulsi has antiviral, antioxidant property. It is good immune-modulator. Long pepper relieves inflammation.
  5. 5 gm ginger juice mixed with one amla (Indian gooseberry) juice and one teaspoon honey  with a little water. It boosts body immunity and acts as a decongestant.
  6.  Take one tablespoon of grated fresh ginger, one teaspoonful of cinnamon powder and one teaspoonful of licorice powder. Add all these together to one litre water and boil on slow fire for ten minutes till about one fourth (250 ml.) of it is left. This drink can be taken three times in a day. Honey can added as a sweetener.
  7. If you are unable to sneeze or blow nose to open the blocked passage, then, here’s solution. A powder made of equal parts of cinnamon, black pepper, cardamoms and the seeds of Nigella sativa (krishna jeeraka)
  8. To stop a running nose, you can apply the paste made of nutmeg (jaiphal) and cow’s milk along with a little opium on the nose and forehead. to be taken as a snuff.
  9. Black pepper and long pepper, taken along with dried ginger, is supposed to help chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane, such as those lining the throat, sinuses, and lungs. During cold and flu, the body loses moisture, and mucous becomes thick and difficult to expel. Thick mucous provides a place for germs to multiply. Trikatu, the combination of the above three, can help by keeping the mucous in the lungs wet and fluid-like, and decreasing inflammation of the respiratory tract. You can take half a teaspoonful of Trikatu powder mixed with honey.
  10. Drink a glass of hot water mixed with the juice of two lemons and sugar to taste. Take the same at bedtime as it gives relief from nasal catarrh.
  11. Simple Ayurvedic remedies can play a very effective role as first aid for many common ailments, such as earache, backache and diarrhea. Try these simple treatments and stay healthy in a natural way.
    1. Vyoshadi Vatakam
    2. Agastya Rasayanam
    3. Mustarishtm + Amritarishtam
    4. Lakshmi Vilas Ras 1-1-1 after food
    5. Sudarasanavati
    6. Sitopaladi Choornam
    7. Fluvin
    8. Talisapatradi Choornam
  12. ½ tsp black pepper powder + ½ tsp dry ginger powder + 10 Tulasi leaves boil in 1 cup water make tea and take 2-3 times  a day
  13. ½ tsp turmeric in hot milk  2-3 times per day
  14. Boil 1 piece ginger in 1 cup water and drink
  15. Juice of Tulasi leaves – 1tsp + Ginger juice 1 tsp + Betel leaf juice 1 tsp with honey 4 times per day
  16. ½ tsp – Turmeric powder in milk – Mix nicely 15 times a day
  17. Common salt +2 black  pepper combine chew every four hours
  18. Yashtimadhu Kashyam +1 tsp honey
  19. 1 tsp tulasi juice +10 ml honey 3 times a day
  20. 1 tsp onion juice + 10 ml honey  3 times a day

Prevention is definitely better than cure, here are ways to prevent it altogether:

  1. Cover the head and neck with clothes
  2. Gargle with hot saline water
  3. Take fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your immunity
  4. Keep yourself warm at all times
  5. Do not sleep during the day
  6. Do not sleep late
  7. Do not share towels and glasses
  8. Avoid deep fried and processed food
  9. If there is uncontrolled sneezing, excess thirst, foul smell in nose, insomnia, fever of 102 F or more, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Homemade Recipe For Lactating Mothers.

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

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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 Whatsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.

Remedies for Cough with simple herbs.

Learn the ancient ways to cure and prevent cough.

Root of Athimathuram, by KoS – Own work, Public Domain,

There are various way to cure Cough. 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 unai 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.

Continue reading “Remedies for Cough with simple herbs.”

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

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

5 Simple home remedies to arrest Vomiting

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By SriniG – Photograph taken by SriniG, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1026082

There are various way to arrest vomiting. 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 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 our comments.

Continue reading “5 Simple home remedies to arrest Vomiting”

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

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

Home Remedies To Cure Indigestion Problems

There are various way to cure Bronchitis. 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.

  1. Carom seeds (Ajwain) one tsp + Black salt taken with hot water
  2. Drinking salted Buttermilk everyday helps to reduce indigestion
  3. Eating a piece of Ginger after every meals helps to prevent indigestion problem
  4. Lemon juice with Black salt taken with Luck warm water also helps to cure indigestion problem
  5. Using Garlic or Asafoetida (Hing) meals also helps to to reduce indigestion
  6. Eating a Banana after every meals helps to overcome indigestion problem
  7. Eating White grapes regularly helps to overcome indigestion problem
  8. Eating papaya (papita) everyday also helps to improve digestion and prevents indigestion problems
  9. Eating Radish with Salt and Black pepper (kali mirch) along with meals also helps in curing indigestion problem.
  10. Equal quantities of Cinnamon (Dalchini), Dry Ginger ( Sonth), Cardamom (Elaichi) powdered, Eating a pinch of this powder helps in curing indigestion.
  11. Eating Orange with Black salt after meals helps to get relief from indigestion problem.
  12. When you are facing indigestion due to drinking plain milk, add a Long pepper (pipple) or Ginger piece (Adrak) or few Cumin seeds (Jeera) while boiling milk.er, sardamom,
  13. Drinking Mint (Pudina) juice with Honey every morning helps to overcome indigestion problem.
  14. Eating Drumstick (Muranka Bhaji) in any form helps to reduce indigestion problem.
  15. Drinking a spoon of Honey helps to reduce indigestion.
  16. Makoi leaves and fruits are very good for digestion. Eat them regularly to overcome indigestion problem.
  17. Brinjal (Baingan) especially long one is good for curing indigestion problem.
  18. Eating a Gooseberry (Amla) everyday helps to prevent indigestion problem.

 

Ancient Ways to Cleanse Colon Safely With Castor Oil

Learn the art of natural way to detox your stomach, bowel & colon to rejuvenate the digestive system.

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There is always a heated discussion among our parents at our whatsapp group on what best to eat, but seldom discuss about how to remove the waste that we eat and accumulate in our system. At our recent webinar, we discussed in great detail and we came up with this blog.

It is often an assumption that what we eat is absorbed by the body and the waste is disposed in the form of urine and stool. Ideally that works for a healthy body. But most of the undigested food, now known as toxins are always stored inside our digestive system.  Did you know that the path from mouth to the anus is approx. 33ft? Yes, it is a long journey indeed!

Then these toxins take a permanent position in our body, disturbing our physical health, but mental and spiritual health as well. More the toxins we accumulate, more the health problems we may have to face. Most of the health problems can be easily avoided by basic detoxing method followed by our ancestors. Our ancient texts have given a lot of ways to remove this toxins regularly. It is an important duty to clean bowel, often!

There is a song by Thirumoolar, that says, yearly at least twice we have to clean our stomach. Given that Thirumoolar advised this 1000+ years ago; today, with junk and processed food, almost all the Siddha doctors advises to clean the stomach at least once in  4 months.

There are plenty of ways to do this. Here is a simple ancient technique.

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Ingredients
  1. 3 to 4 Teaspoon of Castor Oil (15ml – 20ml)
  2. 3 Teaspoon of Ginger juice (without skin) (15ml)
  3. 3 Teaspoon of Honey (15ml)
  4. 50 ML of warm water
A day before

Take light food at the night.

On the day

Make sure, you do not have any outdoor-activities on this day, as you might have to visit rest room very frequently.

This process has to performed in an empty stomach and early morning would be the best time. Mix castor oil, ginger juice, honey and water as per the proportion mentioned above. Depending on your body type, in next few mins or an hour, you might have to visit the restroom more than 3 to 6 times. Make sure your diet is warm water only.

The right time to stop this process is, when you notice the urine quantity is more than the stool, and the stool is in the color of plain water. Your body will tell you to stop it, then you can either take, some buttermilk with rock salt or lime juice with salt. It would stop the loose motion.

It is necessary not to eat or drink anything except warm water.

Once you stop it, give some time to rest your body. At noon, have liquid diet, with rasam or kanji. Later at dinner, have semisolid food. Next day, you can follow normal diet.

The quantity of Castor oil, Ginger, honey and so on, might not work for all, all the time. You can increase /decrease as per your needs.

This simple process, will detox the body and prevent from non-communicable disease such as cancer and so on.

You can buy pure castor oil and various types of herbs honey from our community store – HLP Store.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

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

Learn The Ancient Ways To Cure Menstrual Cramps

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There are various way to cure Menstrual cramps. 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

  • 1 tsp aloe-vera gel + ½ gms black pepper powder. Take 2-3 times during the day or until the cramps disappear.

Herbal Pouch For Nutritious Hair

Hi Friends,

When I was sharing my Shikakai powder, many were asking some solution for hair-fall. So I thought I will share another grandmas home-made solution for hair-fall.  This is a pouch which consists of 8 major herbs required for a healthy hair growth. Our grandma insists us to use this as our daily combing oil. May be because of this we used to have healthy thick hair in our childhood. Time passed on and as I grew up, started using all cosmetics available in the markets which are easy to be applied and readily available. The results are:

  • Pre mature greying
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • Dull hair

I was also a person who was affected by all these problems. Use of chemicals  are not the only reason for these above mentioned issues, its because of our lifestyle, pollution and atmospheric changes too.

Just then my grandmas herbal oil struck in my mind which she used to make for us. I called her and asked for the recipe. Thank you Grandma! for sharing this recipe with me. Yes!!! it worked again. Wondering how come our ancestors found solutions for all problems with items which are connected to nature. Now I see a drastic reduction in my hair fall. Just thought that I would share it with a bigger community.

How this works

The below 8 natural and basic ingredients are added and slowly heated in the natural sun light, it provides the necessary nourishment needed for the hair.

  • Methi seeds – Treats Dandruff and acts as body coolant
  • Dried Amla – Improves the texture of the hair
  • Surul Pattai/Alkanet root – Naturally colours the hair
  • Dried Hibiscus flower – Gentle cleanser and prevents hair shedding
  • Mehandi cake – Prevents premature greying and conditions the hair
  • Dried Curry leaves – Repairs damaged roots n reduces hair fall
  • Rose petals – Tightens the scalp
  • Vettiver – Fragrant and coolant

How to prepare

Take a glass jar/bottle with lid and drop this herbal bag in 300 ml normal coconut oil. Pour  oil which the necessary to cover the bottom part of the pouch and place it under the sun for 4 to 5 days. The warmth and light from the sun will help to infuse the herbal properties into the oil. The oil will turn into light red colour. Now you can add the rest of the oil and use it. This oil mainly helps in  premature greying of hair and makes the hair denser and smoother. It reduces dandruff and hair-fall too. This herbal oil can be kept till 4 months.

Each pocket costs Rs.108. If anyone is interested you can place your order at [email protected] or call me at 7760292062/9884554149.

Note : If in case you want the entire process viz. soaking of herbal pouch in cold pressed coconut oil and exposing to sun to get the complete herbal oil, please let me know. This can be done on request basis to facilitate parents who are unable to do it. This is done with additional cost for the coconut oil.

We are part of HLP.World/Store, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Sri Nandhini Hari

I’m Sri Nandhini Hari, a B.Com & M.B.A finance post graduate and have worked in American Express Bank as an Asst. Manager and later with CTS as Financial Analyst. I have a passion towards our own tradition and culture and this has triggered me to share the natural and homemade products to a bigger community for the benefit of all.

Curry Leaf Oil – Hair Care

Dear Friends,

Healthy and strong hairs are the dream of many and let us take a step to achieve it.  With great pleasure introducing the home-made natural wonder “Curry Leaf Oil”.  As a rich source of natural antioxidants Curry leaf oil helps in contracting the muscles and tissues, thus strengthening the roots of the hair and preventing hair fall. The healthy nutrients in this oil promotes natural hair growth and effectively works on the real pigmentation of the individual’s physique and helps in bringing back the original colour of the hair.  This attribute of Curry leaf oil makes it a wonderful natural aid for premature greying of hair.

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Ayurveda calls this Curry leaf tree as Girinimba or Krishnanimba, named after Lord Krishna, the God of ultimate protection. Curry leaf oil has the power to pacify aggravated kapha and vata doshas and increase pitta dosha. With such well-built healing values, Ayurveda prescribes Curry leaf oil as an aid to assist every human being with healthy hair.

This ancient art of holistic healing has used Curry leaves and its essential oil in various Ayurvedic preparations for the treatment of diabetes, eye diseases, liver problems, diarrhea, high cholesterol, hair fall, gastrointestinal problems, skin pigmentation and oral disorders.  Curry leaf tree is an easy to cultivate herb and is indigenous to India and Sri Lanka, the countries of rich cultural heritage. Every part of this tree including its leaves, berries and flowers have enormous medicinal values and the best part is that it is easily affordable.

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Curry leaves boiled in coconut oil in a particular traditional way is a natural tonic for hair growth. This home-made herbal tonic is trusted to nourish hair follicles and restore its natural colour.  In our family we have been using this home-made curry leaf oil for generations. If you have premature greying in the family line start using the curry leaf oil for your kids at a younger age.  It takes 36 hours for curry leaf oil preparation and is a risky process if not handled properly.  Once receiving the order, time taken to deliver the freshly prepared oil will be 7 to 10 days.  Apply this hair oil on a daily basis or massage this oil one hour before a hair wash.  Do not mix this oil with any other oil, can be applied directly.

Each pocket is of 200ml, and it costs Rs.360. If anyone is interested you can place your order at [email protected] or call me at 97404 71261.

We are part of Hlp.world/store, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

About author

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Krithika is dedicated mother of two kids. Being a post graduate in Science, she comes with a wide range of abilities starting from HOD in Microbiology, worked as a Research Associate in Anna University, Assistant Manager HR, etc.

Author: Krithika Sudhakaran

Krithika is dedicated mother of two kids. Being a post graduate in Science, she comes with a wide range of abilities starting from HOD in Microbiology, worked as a Research Associate in Anna University, Assistant Manager HR, etc.