Kitchen Remedies for Common Problems (Part 2)

In continuation for the Part-1 article, here are a few more herbs that are readily available in your kitchen that can be used as remedy for common problems.

5.  HINGU (Asafoetida) Ferula narthex (Umbelliferae)

  • Hingu in warm state is used to fill the Dental Caries
  • Vishama Jwara: Cathurdhaka Jwara is treated by snuffing Hingu mixed with old ghee.
  • Madatyaya: Hingu mixed with Sauvarchala Lavana and Maricha shall be given with Madya and Amlakanjika
  • Acts as Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Anticancer, Antidiabetic

6.  JATIPHALA (Nutmeg) Myristica fragrans

  • YavanaPidika– External application of Jatiphala, Chandana, Maricha.
  • Vipadika - JatiphalaKalka is applied topically.
  • Atisara: Jatiphala and Sunthi kalka is given orally
  • Visuchika: Cold infusion of Jatiphala shall be given orally.
  • Mild Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-diarrhoeal

7.  JIRAKA (Cumin seed) Cuminum cyminum (Umbelliferae)

  • Amlapitta: Ghee prepared with Jiraka and Dhanyaka.
  • Chardi : SouvarchalaLavana , Jiraka, Sarkara and Maricha are mixed with honey
  • Vishama Jwara: Jiraka powder should be given with Jaggery

8.  LAVANGA(Clove) Syzygium aromaticum (Myrtaceae)

  • Lavanga is pounded and applied with warm water in Pain conditions
  • Visuchika: Water boiled with clove is filtered and given
  • Trishna : Fresh juice of Lavanga may be useful
  • Anti-viral activity against herpes simplex
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Analgesic and Anaesthetic property
  • Antioxidant property of clove buds

9.  MARICHA (Black pepper) Piper nigrum (Piperaceae)

  • Kasa: Maricha with sugar candy, ghee, honey
  • Paama: Powder of Maricha with fresh cow ghee
  • Sthoulya: Ten grains of Maricha are kept in a betel leaf and consumed, followed by intake of cold water for 2 months
  • Grahani: Maricha churna with butter milk. Ashtanga Hridaya
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-bacterial and Anti-tumour
  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory and Anti-arthritic

Will give advantages of more such herbs in the next article. Stay Natural-Stay Healthy!