Your Own Doctor
There various vegetables , fruits and nuts readily available in our kitchens and our local markets. But we often forget the medicinal value and no soon we have a ailment we run to the doctors for help. It is very important to consult a doctor and take the medication, but the herbal medicenes that are available readily at our kitchen could help us if the ailment is very nominal. For eg. if someone has a gastric problem, or an acidity problem , then there are so many condiments, and other herbal cures which are at our reach, but that goes unnoticed or being ignored. I give you a few remedies on very normal and common ailments from the vegetables, condiments, fruits etc available at home.
1. Amla (indian gooseberry) Genera-Phylanthus Speices-emblica
This berry is available in India from the month of November to February usually. But now that there is so much of research done in agricultural fields the fresh berries are available through out the year. This is the only berry/fruit which does not loose its property, even when its being dried, boiled, or stored in any forms. Usually people store it by way of drying. Few pickles are also being made which last for a year.
Sweet jams or breadspreads are also prepared for its high food value and medicinal value. It has a multiple taste when eaten fresh like its sour, sweetish and bitter too.
Amla is a best digestive tonic. Amla can be eater fresh, dry powder could also be consumed. If eaten regularly, can regulate and tone up the digestive system. Can cure acidity, can relieve gas problems.
Amla fresh or in dry powdered form could be eaten with turmeric powder (Curcuma long linn) at the ratio 2:1 with warm water for Diabetes mellitus.
Amla paste or paste of dried powder can be applied on the scalp of head for loss of hair, premature baldness, dandruff.
Amla paste added to any hair oil, which has to be boiled well and then strained,cooled and stored. This hair oil is a hair tonic. It imparts a lustrous glow to the hair.
The eye sight could also be maintained with consumption of Amla regurlarly.
Amla is called as king of ayurveda, that is king of herbal medicenes.
2. Turmeric (Haldi) Genera -Curcuma Species-longa
It belongs to the ginger family, and turmeric is obtained from the undergound rhizome/stem of curcuma plant. This rhizome is dried and powdered for various uses. India is the largest producer and china and indonesia also grow these plants. It is yellow in colour and is used in
foods, curries/sauces in india. It is also used for the colouration of
food and for a particular aroma. Even the leaves are being used to make few steamed foods/cuisines in coastal India. The flavour is bitter /pungent.
Turmeric helps in digestion, helps in gastric problems. It can be consumed with warm water if you have a gastric/gas problem
Turmeric powder with amla powder is a good medicene for diabetes mellites.
Turmeric powder has antiseptic value, so it can be used to heal a wound by simply applying a paste of turmeric powder.
Turmeric powder paste can be warmed and applied on swollen parts of the body especially if you have a sprain of leg/hands. It relieves the pain and also brings down the swelling
Turmeric powder along with milk and chickpea flour[Cicer arietinum) is a good face mask. If this paste is used as face mask for a month, u can find a change in complexion.
The paste of milk, turmeric and chickpea flour can be used as a body cleanser and a body cream too. Apply this paste to the skin , keep it for 30 minutes and wash with warm water.
Turmeric powder and milk creams can remove the scars on face, if applied regularly.
Turmeric and warm milk can be consumed to heal cough/bronchities or soar throats.
Regular use of turmeric powder in foods can prevent halitosis, pyorrhoea and dental decay.
The fissures/cracks on feet and toes could be heeled with the use of turmeric powder with castor oil [Ricinus communis)
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