Saturday, October 28, 2006

Coughing is perhaps the best exercise for the heart. It is a good immediate first aid for a heart attach. Coughing tends to exercise the heart muscles and keeps the blood flowing through the major arteries of the heart. Therefore, cough ten times minimum three times a day to keep your heart healthy.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Water is perhaps the most essential requirement for life. It has therefore many curitave properties. Water should always be taken at the body temperature. However, In case you are down with any viral infection, drinking hot water every hour will give fast relief. Try it out next time when you catch a flew or have a running noes.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

For quick relief from aches and pains Press the tips of your little fingers hard for 3 to 5 minutes. In case you are unable to press your own finger ask someone else to press your finger tip. This will give immediate relief but is not a cure. The cause of the ache or pain needs to be diagnosed by a doctor and treated.

In case you have high blood pressure, try massaging the inner side of your little finger outwards "From the base of the little finger towards the tip". Keep on massaging, the blood pressure will come down in about 10 minutes. This is not a cure but can be used till medical aid is made available. It may save your life.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Children often get minor burns while playing. To get quick relief from the pain, crush a potato and apply it on the burn and apply a loose bandage over the burn. Besides giving quick relief, it also prevents forming of painful blisters.

Old people and children and women often develop anemia. They become lethargic and are unable to concentrate. This condition can be easily rectified by soaking 10 -15 raisins in a tumbler of water over night and consuming the water and raisins first thing in the morning. It should be ensured that nothing else should be taken for 1 hr after eaten the raisins.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Talking of coughs. For cronic coughs, take s spoon full of honey with about 5 drops of honey. It will immediately soothen the throat and give relief from cronic coughs. Honey is also good for colds. A spoon full of honey mixed in hot milk taken before going to sleep will give relief fron cold and enable you to have a good nignts sleep. Honey in hot milk is useful in preventing cold durinh winter.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

You or any member of your family all of a sudden get a coughing fit at night and are unable to stop it. Cough mixtures have harmful substances like codine a derivative of opium that should not be taken. In any case they will give only a temporary relief. Try this to give you quick relief.
Cut a thin slice of ginger and apply some rock salt on it. Place the ginger slice in your mouth and slowly suck on it without chewing it. The cough will immediately stop ahd you will be able to get a good nights sleep.

Garlic has perhaps the maximim curitive properties. It is high in sulphur content and therefore has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. The best way to use garlic is to burn 2 to 3 cloves of garlic in 10ml of mustard oil. cool and shieve to remove the garlic cloves. Thisoil can now be used as follows:

  • Two drops of the oil put in the year will give relief from pain in the ear.
  • if applied in cuts or wounds will hasten healing.
  • massage strained muscles to get relief fron muscular pain.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Well friends we are back with more tips. It's well said that prevention is better than cure. Imagine the amount you can save on medical bills and loss of working hours only if you could prevent falling ill. The key to good health we all know is a balanced diet, plenty of exercises, fresh air and a tension free life style. Well said but difficult to follow. The biggest killer is STRESS. Stress is all around us, in our work place, at home, with children at school, everything you think of has an element of stress. Stress may be self created or forced on you by the environment in which you live. It is impossible and unpractical to totally rid yourself of stress. Therefore, we need to strengthen our body to be able to cope with stress without breaking down.
amla(Indian Goose Berry) morama is a excellent body conditioner. Besied protecting you against the ill effects of stress, it also protects you against minor ailments. This is how it is prepared at home.
Fresh amla 1Kg
Pure Honey(should not be heated and treated)* 2Kg
Grate the amla and discard the seed. Place the grated amla in a clean air tight glass jar. Pour the honey over the grated amla. It should be ensured that the grated amla is fully covered with honey. Tie a thin clith over the neck of the jar and place it in the sun for seven days. In sevendays the water content would have evaporated to a large extent. On the 8th day place the airtight lid and tighten it. You can start eating the preparation after another week. It should be ensured that the jar remains airtight or else the moraba will fermint and turn into wine (wine can be consumed without any ill effects after maturing).
How should it be eaten
1 tea spoon full of this preparation should be taken early in the morning over an empty stomach. Do not take any other drink or food for at least one Hour after consuming the moraba.
If taken before the onset of winter and continued throughout winter, it will protect you from cold and cough throughout winter.
* Normal honey available in the market is heated and treated. By heating honey it looses all its useful enzymes and is reduced to nothing but flavoured sugar. You can contact me in India for pure honey.

Hi everyone,

Have you realised that your kitchen is actually a chemist shop! Immediate relief from almost all common ailments is available in the kitchen. Try this for a sudden tooth ache that may suddenly erupt at night and you are unable to go to your dentist immediately.

Take a pinch of rock salt and mix it with two to three drops of mustard oil (in the absence of which any cooking oil will do). Massage the paining tooth with this for a minute or so. The tooth ache will subside and you will be able to sleep well. visit the dentist the next day.