Home Remedies

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For a cough:

  1. Drink turmeric milk at night. This will also soothe a sore throat. If you are lactose intolerant, you can also make this with soy milk.
  2. Grate a little ginger so that you have about a teaspoon of ginger juice. Mix it with a teaspoon of honey. Warm it just a little and drink it. It is very soothing.
  3. Warm 3/4 glass water and add 1 tsp salt. Mix well and gargle with it every night.
  4. Tulsi tea is very soothing and is a good preventive as well.

For a cold:

  1. Steam inhalation! Nothing works as well. Heat water in a pan, put it on a stable surface, cover your head with a blanket and inhale! If your throat is sore, inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose. You can also add a little bit of eucalyptus oil or Vicks Vaporub to the water.

For a mouth ulcer

  1. Mix one glass water with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Warm lightly – it should not be hot, just warm. Rinse your mouth with the solution, making sure to get it on the sore.

Upset Tummy

  1. Ginger. Candied ginger, or mixed with honey as above for a sore throat. It’s very good for you.
  2. Mint is very helpful for indigestion. Try Pudin Hara, or chew on some fresh mint, or buy some strong mints.
  3. For acidity, try some candied ginger, milk, or a little yogurt.

2 thoughts on “Home Remedies

  1. For a chronic stuffy nose and/or sinus problems:

    1. Nasal cavity rinsing with warm saline using a squeeze bottle (specially designed or recycled) or a “Neti Pot” which resembles a teapot with a long, long spout. Water enters one nostril, passes over the septum and out the other nostril.

    Mix 1/2 tsp. of non-iodized salt with 8 oz. of warm water. You can also add a pinch of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to act as a buffer.

    You bend over a sink to do this and breather through your mouth. It does not hurt or sting (using cold plain water will sting like crazy, though). You can “snort” the saline up into your sinuses and then spit it out as it goes down the back of your throat. You will definitely see the gunk come out.

    This technique is classic ‘old school’ Indian Ayurvedic yoga medicine and has been practiced for…ever. An EMT suggested this and I thought he was nuts. No, it really works! I do this when I get up and before I go to bed and my sinus problems have been cut nearly to zero.

    You don’t need to buy expensive “neti salt”, either. The salt simply needs to be pure: no iodine, and preferably with no ant-caking agents. I found a large canister of pure Kosher salt at the supermarket for a dollar.

    Something to think about: your nasal sinuses are tissues covered in cilia (hairs) that serve to filter and sweep out dust, pollen, etc. just like an air filter. Air filters need to be cleaned, right? Your sinuses are no different.

  2. hey i am balu,.
    if any body can blood pressure don’t eat tablet. only you take en gee(zinger) and crush extract and drink it it relief

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