Friday, 2 August 2013

Heal Naturally: #Ayurvedic #HomeRemedies

Heal Naturally: #Ayurvedic #HomeRemedies

For Peaceful Sleep

 Follow some daily Rituals before going to bed. Take a relaxing Bath. Wear loose comfortable clothes. Have a glass of warm milk half hour before going to bed. A teaspoonful of honey can be added. Keep your sleeping area clean, clutter free and peaceful. Some aromatic candles can create a positive ambience. Have a fixed sleep-wake pattern for yourself and your family.

Massage ghee (clarified butter) or castor oil on the feet before going to bed daily for 5 to 10 minutes. This ritual is very helpful in insomnia.

For Acne

Face should be kept clean. Remove all makeup before you sleep.
Pimples should never be scratched or touched.
Always use clean towels as unhygienic towels can aggravate the problem.
Use fragrance free makeup.
Avoid all oily and junk foods. Eat healthy.
Acne is an indication that excretory systems are not functioning properly. Stimulate your system with a good detox plan.

Fresh juice of Tulsi/basil leaves can be applied externally. Regular application gives wonderful results.
 Mix a teaspoonful of coriander juice with turmeric powder. Apply before going to bed on a clean face.

For cholesterol

Turmeric and curry leaves may be added when preparing various dishes. They have cholesterol lowering properties.

An Ayurvedic mix for optimally balanced cholesterol levels

3 parts ground turmeric
6 parts ground cumin
6 parts ground coriander
6 parts ground fennel
2 parts ground fenugreek
1 part dried powdered ginger
1 part ground black pepper
Combine spices and store in a sealed container .A teaspoon of this mix when combined with vegetables or grains while cooking, will enhance flavor of food, and promotes better digestion.

An ayurvedic drink for optimally balanced cholesterol levels

Boil water with 2 tsp of coriander seeds. Strain and drink this twice daily. This helps to reduce cholesterol, flushes out toxins and improves digestion

For diarrhoea

Sip carrot juice in small amounts every half hour. It prevents vomiting, checks the growth of harmful bacteria and supplies water to combat dehydration.

Manage excessive thirst by having small quantities of fluids at small intervals. Few coriander seeds can be boiled in water and then strained. This water can be sipped slowly. Frequently drinking Pomegranate juice in small quantities also helps.

A decoction for stopping diarrhoea

Skin of fresh pomegranate 50 grams
 Water 800 ml
Soak the clean washed skin in the water for one hour. Then boil until one fourth of the original volume is left. Store this mixture in a clean container. Take 2-3 tablespoons several times in a day.

Ayurveda recommends that a person having loose stools should eat light food at frequent short intervals. This helps to restore proper functioning of the digestive system especially intestines. Easily digestible foods like boiled vegetables, boiled rice, yogurt, fruits like banana, apple, pomegranate etc. are recommended.  Avoid too much exertion and take proper rest for quick recovery.

For Overall wellbeing: Dincharya (Daily routine recommended by Ayurveda)
Mind what you eat
Exercise regularly
Maintain healthy weight
Take an oil massage, preferably before bath
Drink enough water
Be hygienic
Have regular sleep timings
A glass of warm milk before going to bed will help you to sleep peacefully.
Before going to bed, isolate your mind from all stressful and worrisome thoughts.

Home remedies are simple techniques that can be easily done at home in order to provide relief to various symptoms associated with the disease or problem. Most of the ingredients used are present at home and are used in our daily routine. Home remedies are very effective in providing symptomatic relief and can also prevent the further development of the disorder. They can also be supportive to the main treatment prescribed by the physician. However they are not a substitute to the prescribed treatment and thus its recommended that if the illness persists do consult a physician.

In comments below I would love to know some home remedies commonly used by you. I would also like to help if you need some advice related to Ayurveda.  Looking forward to hear from you.

© Dr.Moninder kaur 2013