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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Home Remedies - Paati Vaithiyam - Natural home remedies

In our indian kitchen, we use lots of spices,herbs,fruits and vegetables in our daily cooking. These spices not only adds taste and flavor to our food. It also has lot of medical values. I have listed out some simple home remedies, that I learnt from my grandmother  and my father, wants to share with you.

The Remedies listed below are for informational purpose only. Always ensure to seek the advice of your physician or qualified health professionals before starting a process.


Common cold

           For common cold, drink kasayam twice a day.
Kasayam preparation

       Crush 1 Tsp of coriander seeds + 8 pepper corns + 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds + 1/8 tsp of turmeric + 1 inch chopped ginger  + 1 bay leaf, in mortar and pestle, and add it to 1/2 cup of water, and allow it to boil, till it shrinks to 1/8 cup.now kasayam is ready. Have it twice a day.

  • Take sukku(Dry Ginger) + Milagu (Pepper) + Thippili(long Pepper) in equal ratio, and ground it into a   powder, mix it with honey, then have it.Drink 1 glass of  hot water after having it. it was  also a  good relief for cold.

Dry cough
    For dry cough, to 1/4 cup of warm milk, add 1/8 tsp of turmeric, mix well and have it before sleep.This mixture is applicable for adults and children also.

  •  Eat 4 or 5 raw  pearl onions daily, along with food. It keeps away piles disease.
  •  Add more raddishes in your food.

     Fenugreek is rich in fiber content, which helps in treating diarrhea. Fistful of fenugreek seeds, taken with yogurt, gives faster relief.

Gas trouble
  •   Garlic has properties that simulate gastric system, and help relieve gas and bloating.Boil 10 gms of garlic in a 1/2 cup of milk, till soft, then mash well and drink it, for fast relief.

Minor Burns

  •   Run cool tap water over the burns for 10 - 12 minutes.
  •   If running water not available, immerse it in cold water for 10 - 12 minutes.


  •  To remove dandruff, soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight, next morning grind it into a fine paste and apply over a scalp. Leave it applied for 30 - 45 minutes, then wash with mild shampoo.
  • Apply little fresh lime juice for washing hair.It's citric acid helps you fight dandruff from the roots of the hair follicles.Lemon slices can also  be directly massaged on the scalp to remove dandruff.

  • Fruits and green leaves are highly recommended for controlling constipation. They contain dietary fiber that fights constipation.
  • Regular exercise is an effective home remedy for constipation.
  • Drink more water and maintain water level in a body.
  • Raisins are great for relieving constipation, soak some raisins in water overnight, and next day squeeze well, and have in empty stomach, which help to relieve constipation.

Tooth ache
  •  Grind salt and pepper in equal proportion and apply it over teeth,that  pains.This is a powerful mixture and it has a ability to relieve tooth ache very effectively.

Grind 2 cloves and apply it over tooth that pain,for faster relief.

Good digestion

  • Fennel seeds are highly beneficial in relieving digestive problems, such as indigestion, bloating,constipation.This herb simulates digestion and soothe the digestive track and prevent the formation of gas.Simply chew a tsp of fennel seeds, after a meal aids digestion and relieves stomach pain and bloating.
  •  Grind 1/2 inch of ginger+ 1 tsp of lemon juice+ 8 - 10 raisins with needed water, and drink it twice a day,for better digestion.

Cracked heel

  • Before going to bed,wash your feet well, pat it dry,apply vaseline or petroleum jelly.
  • Mix castor oil, with turmeric to make a paste and apply it over a cracked heel, before going to bed.

  •  Add 1/8 tsp of hing, in 1/4 cup of buttermilk, serves as a great natural home remedy for bloating and gas problems.
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    Bad breath
    •  Fennel acts as a natural antimicrobial and other properties, which helps to prevent bad breath.Just chew fennel seeds, after food. They are excellent mouth fresher. It increases salaiva production and help fight germs causing bad breath.

    To control Diabetes
    • Have bittergourd juice in your empty stomach regularly. It controls diabetes.  
    • Take 2- 3 gooseberries, discard their seeds,and grind it into a juice with needed water.Have it regularly on empty stomach.
    Throat pain

    • Prefer pepper rasam or kasayam.it helps to reduce throat pain.
    • Drink hot water regularly, it soothe the throat.


    • Ulcer can be treated,by intake of butter milk regularly.
    • Ash gourd juice is also a home remedy for ulcer. Cooling property of juice induces relief in acidity and ulcer.

    To reduce body heat
    •  Have tender coconut regularly, to get rid of body heat.
    • Soak poppy seeds in water overnight,then next day, grind it with little milk, to a fine paste, and have it in a empty stomach, to reduce body heat.
    • Weekly oil bath, reduces excess heat in body.

  •  Dry skin
    Coconut oil is a great skin softener for dry skin condition. Simply take some coconut oil and apply it over dry skin, to get moisturizing effect.  

    To boost immunity

  •     Garlic is one of the best immune boosting food.Regular consumption of garlic helps your body fight infection and inflammatory diseases like cold, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. It also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol level.To stay healthy, eat 1 or 2 garlic cloves daily.

  • Acidity

    • Butter milk, contains lactic acid that normalizes, acidity in stomach.
    • Drink a glass of ash gourd juice in empty stomach.
    • Avoid spicy deep fried and junk food.

    To  postpone periods naturally 

    Have handful of fried gram(dalia) and have it in empty stomach.Then have a glass of warm water, to postpone periods.

     To reduce stomach ache during periods

    Take 1 glass of water, in a vessel, when water starts boiling, add 1 tbsp of palm sugar(Pana vellam), when it dissolves, switch off the flame. add a drop of ghee to it. mix and drink when it is warm for good relief.









    easyfoodsmith said...

    Fabulous post!! Very handy indeed.

    Nava K said...

    Great tips. I know about some of them but others are certainly new and will keep them on mind.

    Unknown said...

    Helpful post dear!! Bookmarked it..

    tastentips said...

    Useful remedies.....great post.

    Shobha Kamath said...

    Very informative post.

    jeenaskitchenrecipes said...

    So helpful and useful post. Thanks for sharing.

    Unknown said...

    Really very helpful home remedies. ..Thanks a lot...

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    Unknown said...

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    For common colds and other ailments you would use things like chamomile, sweet basil, mellein, etc.

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