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  Adrak/sonth
  Ajvain
  Anar
  Amla
  Dalchini
  Dhania
  Elaichi
  Ghee
  Haldi
  Hing
  Jayphal
  Jeera
  Kalimirach
  Karela
  Lahsun
  Laung
 
  Methi
  Nariyal
  Neem
  Nimbu
  Pyaj
  Pippali
  Saunf
  Tulsi
Adrak/sonth    
(zingiber officinale Rose, Ardraka / sunthi)
Indigestion  
5gm. Crushed rhizome with salt or jiggery
   
twice daily before meal.
Ear pain  
2-4 drops of fresh warm juice to be instilled in
 
the ear (don’t  use when there is discharge).
Hoarseness of voice  
1-3 gm. powder of dry rhizome with honey in three divided doses.
Aches & pains  
10-20ml.decoction prepared from 2gm.of dry
   
rhizome twice a day.
Cold/cough  
2-5 gm. powder  of dry rhizome with jaggery
 
thrice a day in divided doses.10ml. decoction prepared from a piece of ginger every morning prevents recurrent attack of cold.
Headache  
Warm paste should be applied over forehead
 
upto 3-4 times a day.
Abdominal pain  
5ml.juice in a glass of butter milk with lemon
 
salt.
 
 
 
Ajvain    
(Trachyspremum ammi Spragne,Yavani)
Piles  
1 gm. Powder and 1gm.black-salt with butter-milk
   
twice daily.
Painful Menses  
1-2 gm. powder of seeds with warm milk thrice a day
 
for 2-3 days.
Urticaria  
1-2gm. Powder of seeds with water twice daily.
(skin allergy)  
Abdominal pain  
1gm.powder with luke warm water twice or thrice.
Flatulence (gas)  
2gm. Ajvain powder with equal quantity of Saunf
 
powder with warm water.
Sinusitis  
Warm paste should be applied over freehead & little
 
below the eyes in the morning.
Nasal block  
1-2gm powder should be put in steaming water &
 
vapour should be inhaled; 2-3 time a day.
Loss of appetite  
1gm. Powder with warm water ½ hour before meals.
   
 
 
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Anar    
(Punica granatum  Linn.,Dadima)
This is very nutritious fruit suitable for all & can be used in any disease condition.
     
Indigestion  
10ml. juice of fruit, 1gm. Blacksalt or fried jira
   
powder with honey or sugar to hold inside mouth for sometime before food.
Bleedingpiles  
10ml.juice of fruit with sugar twice a day.
 
or
 
10gm. Powder of dry fruit rind with equal quantity of sugar twice a day.
Diahhoria / Dysentery  
10ml.decoction of fruit skin thrice a day. Fruit may be eaten in plenty.
Bad breath  
Gargling with the warm decoction prepared from
   
fruit skin 3-4 time a day.
Acne  
Paste of seeds should be applied to affected part
 
twice daily.
   
 
 
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Amla    
(Emblica officinalis Gaertn.,Amalaki)
For general
health
 
Regular use of Amla provides nutrition and boosts good health.
Hyper Acidity / Peptic Ulcer / Constipation  
3-5gm.powered fruit rind twice a day with milk.
Or
10-20ml fruit juice twice a day.
 
Or
3-5gm. Powered fruit rind twice a day with milk (Even raw Amla can be eaten)
Stress  
External application of 25-50gm.of fruit rind ground
   
in butter milk on the forehead.
Diabetes  
10-20ml.fruit juice with 10-20ml. juice of fresh
 
rhizome of Haldi twice a day.
Greying of Hair / Hair fall / Dandruff  
Fruit rind soaked overnight in water for application on scalp two hours before bath.
 
Or
Paste prepared from fruit rind should be applied two hours before bath.1-2 fresh fruit eaten every morning  prevents hair fall & early graying.
Bleedinggums  
Fine powder should be gerthy massaged to gums
 
after brushing at lease twice a day.
   
 
 
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Dalchini    
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume, Tvak)
This commonly used spice is a good digestive & its pleasant flavor has soothing effect on mind.
     
Indigestion  
2 gm. powder of bark with water twice a day.
Loss of Appetite  
2 gm. powder of equal parts of Dalchini and Ajvain
 
for chewing in three divided doses before food.
Vomiting  
1-2 gm. powder with honey thrice a day in divided
   
doses.
Tension headache  
To be rubbed with water on a rough surface &
   
applied to fore head.
Mental tension  
The aroma has soothing action on mind. Crushed
 
pieces may be kept in hanky or near the pillow.
Dry cough  
Chewing controls the throat irritation and helps in
 
dry cough.
   
 
 
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Dhania    
(Coriandrum sativum Linn., Dhanyaka)
Cold/ Cough  
20 ml. decoction prepared from 5 gm. coarse powder

 

 
with sugar and turmeric powder thrice a day.Or use of dhania powder as herbal tea every morning prevents cold, cough & problems related to digestion.
Intestinal worms  
3-5 gm. powder with jaggery twice a day for 5 days.
Sun stroke / Dehydration  
20 ml. decoction prepared from coarse powder with sugar and a pinch of salt frequently.
Indigestion  
20 ml. decoction prepared from 5 gm. coarse powder
 
with a pinch of ginger powder thrice a day.
Fever  
20 ml. decoction from 5 gm. powder with sugar 3-4
 
times a day.
   
 
 
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Elaichi    
(Elettaria cardamomum Maton, Ela)
Hiccough  
1-2 fruits to be chewed frequently (not more than 4/
 
day).
Vomiting  
250-500 gm. powder of seeds fried in ghee thrice
 
daily with honey.
Bad breath  
1-2 seeds to be chewed frequently (not more than 4/
   
day).
Diarrhoea / Vomiting  
Ash of the Elaichi skin 2 gm. with a little honey 4-5 times a day.
Cold  
20 ml. decoction prepared from. 5 gm. Dhania, 1 gm
 
Methi seeds, little turmeric powder should be taken 2-3 times/ day.
Cough  
Little elaichi powder with a tea spoon full of honey 3-
 
4 times day. Even chewing elaichi (Not more than 3 per day) frequently is help full in dry as well as productive cough.
   
 
 
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Ghee    
(Clarified Butter)
Ghee is advocated as vehicle for number of medicines in Ayurvedic system. Judicious use of ghee is very good for physical as well as psychological health.
     
Ulcer / Wounds /  
Application over affected part frequently.
Burns  
Loss of Appetite  
With Hing and Jeera powder with food.
Memory  
Use of ghee everyday in children improves memory.
Constipation  
5 ml. ghee put in a cup of warm milk should be
 
taken with sugar at bed time.
   
 
 
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Haldi    
(Curcuma longa Linn., Haridra)
Diabetes  
10ml. fresh juice with 10ml. juice of Amla twice daily.
Acne  
Application of paste to the effected part twice a day.
 
Use of Haldi with water, milk or cream on face gives glow to the skin & removes unwanted hair if used regularly.
Cold  
2gm. powder with warm milk and sugar twice a
   
day.Decoction of 1gm. Haldi powder or use of Haldi in herbal tea prevents all allergic problems.
Wound / uncer / Skin disease  
To be washed with decoction of Haldi & paste of Haldi should be applied. Paste made by mixing with
 
Ghee/coconut oil should be applied over  affected part.
Skin allergy  
1-3gm. powder should be taken with jaggery  twice a
 
day.
   
 
 
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Hing    
(Ferula narthex Boiss., Hingu)
Use of hing in daily diet is good for digestion & disorders related to it. Best way is to fry hing in little ghee before use.
   
Abdominal Pain  
Stir and dissolve in water and apply on & around
   
umbilicus.
   
Specially in children or infants where there is abdominal distention this is very helpful.
 
1gm. Hing fried in ghee with butter milk twice a day.
Toothache  
Keep fried Hing in carious tooth.
Loss of appetite  
A pinch of hing fried in ghee & a piece of adrak
 
crushed should be taken with butter milk before food.
   
 
 
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Jayphal    
(Myristica Fragrans Houtt., Jatiphala)
Diarrhoea in children  
A pinch of powder or fruit rubbed on a clean surface with milk or water should be given 3-4 times a day.
Irritability  
If child is restless & irritable 1-2 pinch of powder
 
given with milk acts as mild sedative. This may be used 3-4 times a day.
Black pigmentation  
Black pigmentation over the face is common complaint in ladies especially around menopausal
   
age. Jayphal rubbed in milk and applied on such areas is helpful.
Abdominal pain  
If pain is due to diarrhea 2gm. powder with warm
 
water should be taken 4-5 time a day. It reduces the motility of intestine their by reducing pain.
   
 
 
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Jeera    
(Cuminum cyminum Linn., Jiraka)
Indigestion  
3-6 gm. powder of fried jeera and rock-salt with warm
 
thrice daily.
Diarrhoea / Dysentery  
1-2 gm. powder of fried jeera with 250 ml. butter milk four times daily.
Hyper-acidity  
5-10 gm. ghee boiled with Jeera should be taken
   
with rice during meals.

Skin disease

 
1-2 gm. powder of fried jeera  with milk twice daily.
Cold  
Warm decoction of 2 gm. jeera,5 gm.Dhania,1gm.
 
Haldi,1gm.Methi powder and little pepper should be taken with honey/sugar with lemon two three times.
Cough  
Either decoction as mentioned above or chewing
 
few grains frequently helps dry as well as productive cough.
   
 
 
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Kalimirach    
(Piper nigrum Linn., Maricha)
Cough  
1 gm. powder of seeds with ghee and honey twice
   
daily.
Skin diseases  
Little powder with coconut oil for local application.
Hoarseness of voice  
1-2 gm. powder of seed fried with ghee twice daily, to keep in mouth.
Hiccough  
1-2 gm. powder of seeds with sugar twice daily.
Indigestion  
A pinch of powder with a piece of crushed ginger &
 
rock salt should be taken before meal.
Loss of appetite  
A pinch of powder with 2 tea spoon full of lemon
 
juice with water ½ hour before food.
Bleeding gums /  
Pinch of powder mixed with honey
tartar / bad breath  
should be applied to gums after gargling with warm
 
salt water twice a day.
   
 
 
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Karela    
(Momordica charantia Linn., Karavellaka)
Indigestion  
5-10 ml. juice of fruit twice daily.
Diabetes  
1-3 gm. powder of seeds with water twice a day.
Loss of appetite  
5-10 ml. juice with butter milk 1-2 times.
Skin diseases  
5-10 ml. juice in every morning in empty stomach.
Intestinal worms  
10 ml. juice with jaggery in the morning for 3 days.
Acne  
5-10 ml. juice in empty stomach once a day.
   
 
 
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Lahsun    
(Allium sativum Linn., Rasona)
Ear pain  
2-4 drops of warm fresh juice for instillation in ear
   
twice a day (Don’t use  when there is discharge).
   
or
 
Little paste boiled in coconut paste boiled in coconut or mustard oil should be filled in ear 2-3 time a day.
Flatulence  
6 ml. juice with honey twice a day.
Cough / cold  
Crushed bulb boiled in water is to be taken with
   
sugar.
Joint pain  
5 gm. paste bulb with honey or with food twice a day.
 
Warm paste mixed in any oil should be applied over the joint.
   
 
 
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Laung    
(Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr.& Perry,Lavanga)
Cough  
To be chewed frequently or 1 gm. powder with honey
   
2-3 times in divided doses.
   
20 ml. warm decoction prepared by puting 1 gm. clove 3-4 times daily. It is use full both in dry and productive cough.
Cold / Hiccough  
1-2 gm. of powder with honey in three divided doses.
Indigestion  
1-2 gm. powder with warm water.
Tooth ache  
Crushed clove should be kept in carious tooth.
Bad breath  
Small piece should be chewed frequently.
Ear pain  
Warm coconut oil prepared by boiling the powder of
 
laung should be filled in ears twice daily.(Don’t use when there is discharge).
   
 
 
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Madhu    
(Honey)
It is commonly prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors as vehicle with medicine especially in respiratory disorders.
     
Obesity  
One teaspoon with glass of water in the morning.
Loss Appetite  
With a pinch of pepper powder three to four time a
 
day.
Cough  
With a pinch of powder of laung three to four times.
Wound / Ulcer /  
Honey and Ghee should be mixed and applied.
Burn  
Pyorrhoea / (Bleeding gums)  
Apply mixture of ginger, pepper, rock-salt, honey & ghee to the gum twice a day.
Face Pack  
Application of honey gives glow to the skin.
 
NOTE: Honey should not be boiled.
   
 
 
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Methi    
(Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn., Methika)
Diabetes  
2 gm. powder with milk twice daily.
Body ache  
2 gm. powder mixed with 2 gm. Jeera powder with
 
warm  milk and sugar twice daily.
Lactation  
5 gm. powder with milk and sugar in the morning.
(To increase mother’s milk)  

 

Dandruff  
Scalp should be massaged with paste mixed in
   
water ½ hour before bath.
   
Coconut oil boiled with methi powder  should be used regularly.
   
Use of methi past acts as a good hair conditioner.
 
 
 
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Nariyal    
(Cocos nucifera Linn., Narikela)
Hyper-acidity  
Tender coconut water twice daily.
Kidney stone  
Tender coconut water twice daily.
Wounds / Ulcer /  
Oil should be applied frequently.
Burn  
Dehydration  
Tender coconut water should be taken frequently.
Hair fall  
Coconut oil processed with methi powder and Amla,
 
powder; should be used regularly.
Sun stroke  
Tender coconut water should be taken frequently.
   
 
 
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Neem    
(Azadirachta indica A. juss. , Nimba)
Skin disease  
10 ml. juice of leaves with honey twice a day.
Wounds / Ulcer  
Warm application of paste prepared from leaves over
   
affected part.
Intestinal worms  
20 ml. decoction made from hand full of leaves
   
should be given in empty stomach for three days.
Loss of appetite  
20 ml. decoction made from hand full of leaves
   
should be given in empty stomach for  three days.
Dandruff / Ringworm  
Decoction made from hand full of leaves should be applied to scalp one hour before bath.
   
 
 
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Nimbu    
(citrus limon Linn., Nimbu)
Indigestion  
5-10 ml. juice with a pinch of salt and pepper before
 
food.
Dehydration / sun stroke  
One nimbu squeezed into a glass of water mixed with sugar and salt.
Bleeding gums  
The fruit skin should be crushed & rubbed gently
   
twice a day regularly to the gums.
Loss of appetite  
5 ml. juice with salt and a pinch of pepper before
   
meals.
Hair fall  
Coconut oil processed with the fruit skin dried &
 
powdered.
Vomiting  
5-10 ml. juice mixed with water, sugar and a pinch of
   
salt frequently in small quantities.
   
 
 
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Pyaj    
(Allium cepa Linn., Palandu)
White variety of onion is considered as best.
     
Sun stroke  
Use plenty of onion for prevention of sun stroke
Cold / cough  
In children the decoction made from a piece should
   
be given with jaggery thrice daily.
Dysentery  
White onion chopped & fried in ghee should be eaten
   
with rice.
   
   
 
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Pippali    
(Piper Longum Linn., Pippali)
Indigestion  
2 gm. powder with guda twice daily before meal.
Cold/Cough  
2 gm. powder with honey thrice a day in divided
   
doses.
   
10-20 ml. decoction with 2-3 gm powder of pippali , ginger, black pepper with sugar or honey 2-3 times a day.
Pyorrhoea  
Decoction of Pippali with honey & ghee to keep
   
inside mouth for some time in the morning and before bed time.
Diarrhoea  
Mix 2-3 gm. powder in 1litre butter milk and divide
   
equally into 4 parts. Take 1 part 6th hourly.
Cold with fever  
2 gm. powder with honey twice daily.
 
 
 
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Saunf    
(Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Shatapushpa)
Indigestion  
3-5 gm. powder with powder of fried jeera and rock-
   
salt with warm water thrice daily.
Diarrhoea /  
3-5 gm. powder with butter milk 3-4 times daily.
Dysentery    
Abdominal pain  
3-5 gm. powder with butter milk 3-4 times daily.
Bad breath  
Little quantity should be chewed after food.
Loss of appetite  
3-5 gm. powder of roasted saunf with buttermilk,
 
little pepper powder & salt twice daily.
   
 
 
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Tulsi    
(Ocimum sanctum, Tulasi)
Cough / Cold  
5-10 ml. juice twice or thrice a day with honey.
Fever  
30 ml. decoction from handful of leaves & 5 gm.
 
Dhania thrice a day.
Skin allergy  
5-10 ml. juice twice or thrice daily.
Indigestion / Loss  
5-10 ml. juice twice or thrice daily.
of appetite  
Greying of hair  
Coconut oil processed with Tulsi juice for regular
 
use.
Wound / Ulcer  
Juice mixed with honey & Haldi powder for
 
application
Ear pain  
2-3 luke warm drops 2 times daily (Don’t use when
 
there is discharge).
   
 
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