Whenever any one has a general ailment in India there are always some home remedies available. Generally these remedies have some roots in Ayurved. Grannies in India always have some "Nuskhe" ready for everyday problems. We still remember some that our Grand Ma used to help us. If you have some home remedies that you found helpful please share it with us. we would love to include them here so others can benefit from them.


Acidity After the meals, take one piece of Clove (Laung) and suck on it slowly. This gives instant relief and helps in reducing other problems arising out of acidity.
Weight loss Eat a tomato everyday before your breakfast for a couple of months. This really helps. Next drink a half glass of Nimbu pani (lemon juice in water) every morning before tea.
Tooth ache Bite a clove. Clove oil is an excellent remedy for toothaches.
Indigestion Drink 1 tsp. of mint juice mixed with an equal amount of honey and lemon juice.
Cough & Cold Dissolve a 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder in half a cup of hot sweetened milk and drink for relief.
Chest Congestion Boil tea leaves, mint & a bit of ginger. Mix with a dash of honey and drink it hot for relief.
Mouth Sores Sprinkle a mixture of powdered cardamom and rock sugar (misri) over the tongue.
Bee Bite Rub the area with a paste of soft mud and salt in order to avoid swelling.
Burns & scalds Place a crushed onion on the affected part & cover with a bandage.
Stains in teeth Add a drop of clove oil to the toothpaste before brushing your teeth OR Sprinkle a little table salt on your toothpaste before brushing your teeth .
Constipation Have an apple or guawa to cure constipation.
Nausea Keep a whole cardamom or clove in the mouth to subside the sensation of vomiting.
Acne & Pimples Do not try to prick and peel the acne as this can leave permanent marks on the face. Rub whole nutmeg with milk on a grinding stone and apply this paste. Leave until dry then wash.
Constipation Take 10/12 pieces of Raisin (Munnakka), wash and remove the seeds and then boil them with a glass of milk. Drink this milk and eat the raisins. Next day you will have a normal bowel movements.
Ear ache & infection Take two cloves of Garlic. Remove the skin. Put them in two spoons of Mustard Oil in a small pan and warm it up on low heat. When the garlic starts turning black (burning) then turn off the heat. Sieve the contents. When the oil becomes lukewarm, then using a cotton stub, put 2 to 4 drops in the aching ear.
Throat Irritation Take a teaspoon of table salt and mix with a cup of hot water. Gargling with this mix 3 - 4 times a day is helpful in giving relief to throat irritation.
Weak Memory Take few almonds and immerse them in a cup of water in the evening. Next morning, after removing the red skin, grind the almonds. Then mix the ground almonds with a glass of milk and boil. When it has boiled, then mix a spoonful of Ghee and one spoonfuls of sugar. When it is lukewarm, then drink it. Do this for 15 to 40 days. It helps in improving memory and also brings vitality to the body.
Cold Drink a glass of warm water with 2-3 drops of lime juice. Do not eat anything for at least half an hour before & after taking it.
Wounds Apply turmeric powder to the wound. It will stop the bleeding immediately and the wound will also heal faster.
Diarrhea Take a teaspoon of ginger juice mixed with pinch of a salt.
Insect bites and stings Wash the affected area with vinegar.
Cough Take a spoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal parts of honey two or three times a day.
Itchy throat Take honey. It will relieve the itchiness as it moisturizes the throat .

Be advised that these remedies do not replace Doctor's advice. We assume no responsibility of any harm happening due to the use of these remedies.