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6 Wonderful Ayurvedic Home Remedies

6 Wonderful Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Got a pain or problem? Donít dial the doctor just yet. Give these simple Ayurvedic remedies a chance to work their magic.

Aaah, My tooth Aches

Chew on a clove slowly, letting the juice penetrate the affected area.† Clove has been used since ancient times as a star treatment for dental problems. It contains a healing compound called eugenol that soothes inflamed nerves. But remember: your tooth is hurting because there is an infection somewhere. Clove will bring you relief from the pain, but do see a dentist soon.

Never Can Say Goodnight

Canít sleep? Youíre not alone. Thanks to the modern lifestyle, entire nations are groaning under a Sleep Debt that grows heavier by the night!

Try these two simple remedies:

  • Blend one cup of warm milk with four to five dates and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Sip at bedtime.Dates balance the nervous system, and milk contains a natural compound that promotes sleep.
  • Just before you get into bed, massage your palms and the soles of your feet with a good-quality warm oil, such as sesame oil. Relaxes the nerves and muscles† beautifully.

Ouch, Iím a Sitting Duck!

Piles can be a painful problem. And coupled with constipationÖthe ouch factor can get agonising.

  • Drink buttermilk spiked with freshly crushed black pepper and roasted and powdered cumin seeds.
  • Take two teaspoons of triphala churna or psyllium husk stirred in a glass of lukewarm water at bedtime, for easy bowel movement.

Uh, Uh, Iíve Got A Persistent Cough

Mix a little ginger juice with honey. Take this thrice a day for relief from cough. Ginger stimulates mucus to come out, and honey soothes the throat.

Canít Stand this Muscle Pain

Make a poultice of heated mustard oil and turmeric with a pinch of salt. Apply to the aching or injured area and leave on for about two hours. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Mustard oil, with its warming nature, improves circulation and is a natural anti-bacterial agent.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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9:47AM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

Great tips. Thank you!

10:57AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

6:30AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

Thank you!

7:42AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Great read!!

5:19PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

thanks

4:22AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

If you have digestive problems or piles powder drinks that contain spirulina and other "greens" and probiotics might help. Greens + helps me a lot.

9:19PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Awesome thanks!

5:25PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

great article.

2:29PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Love the ideas -- do you think the milk remedies would work with RICE milk or ALMOND milk.

9:17AM PST on Jan 31, 2012

This is awesome. But forget the butter milk unless your making butter milk biscuits. Will share the post with a few friends. Thank you so much.

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