Before going to the Grandma’s remedy-
I suggest that you use only Organic Ingredients.
Also keep in mind that every person’ s body is different. What works for one may not work for another.
1.Kasayam for Fever
Whole black pepper – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Holy basil leaves (tulsi)- 4-5
1.Unsweetened Black Tea for Diarrhea
Tea leaves – 1 tsp
Fresh Lemon juice to taste
3. Eat a bowl of ripe papaya or one ripe guava before meals.
6# THROAT INFECTION – SORE THROAT
7# MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
2. Soak few raisins in a cup of warm water for 1/2 an hour and drink that water and eat the raisins on an empty stomach.
8# COUGH, COLD, CHEST CONGESTION DUE TO PHLEGM
1. Turmeric Milk
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp (use only organic turmeric powder)
Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp
Honey -1 tsp or palm jaggery
9 # NASAL CONGESTION/BLOCKED NOSE
10 # GASTRIC PROBLEM
1. Chew 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds to get quick relief from bloating and gastric problem.
11 # MOUTH ULCERS
12 # FOR A GOOD SLEEP
1. Drink a glass of warm milk with a tsp of honey before going to bed.
13 # LOSS OF APPETITE
14 # MINOR BURNS
2. Applying coconut oil 3 or 4 times a day also helps.
3. Applying calamine lotion also gives relief.
15 # HEADACHE
1. Have a cup of hot herbal tea.
Having a cup of hot ginger tea (recipe above) helps in relieving headache.
2.Cinnamon (ceylon cinnamon) tea also helps in relieving headaches.
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Ceylon cinnamon stick – 2 or 3 inch piece
Ceylon Cinnamon Image source – here
3. Cinnamon Milk
Have a cup of hot milk mixed with 1/4 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon powder and a tsp of honey.
Headache due to cold
Headache due to heat/ going out in the sun
Headache due to eye strain
8. Splash cold water on your eyes. Close your eyes and relax for 10-15 minutes
16 # COUGH
3. Herbal tea soothes and helps treat chest congestion and cough.
4. Chew cumin seeds with a sugar candy (kalkandu).
17 # INSECT BITE AND STINGS (FIRST AID)
18 # SOOTHE FOOT PAIN
Soak feet in warm salted water for 10 minutes.
19 # BAD BREATH
Chew one clove after meals.
For home remedies/grandma’s remedies related to beauty like hair fall, dandruff, dry skin, body odour etc, refer my Health Beauty Tips
All Herbal teas using spices should be prepared on low or medium low heat to get maximum benefits.
Excellent work. Good information to everyone
Awesome mam .Wonderful compilation… Doing a great job.l.. Very useful tips with handy items… May God bless you..
Awesome..Grt work,keep up the good work padhu 🙂
Excellent and very useful compilation of home remedies. Keep up the good work
Excellent compilation of home remedies. Keep up the good work
Very useful and easy remedies…
Wonderful and useful tips .Bless you for all your good work,including the tasty recipes.
Loved your home remedies which are easy to prepare.
Excellent Padhu…Will keep this handy..Thank you so much
nice padhu ..aweosme tips
Very useful article padhu. ..hats off to your effort in compiling this…will bookmark for all my future references…keep up the great job..
Madam fennal seeds and perum seeragam and sombu is same right?
Yes, fennel, perum seeragam, sombu are all the same.
Great effort.. Thanks.. It could be useful if you post same kind of recipes for infants and kids..
Superb very useful tips,
Excellent padhu sankar. Send some home remedies for cholesterol & B.P
u r simply superb..
Awesome compilation! You are truly awesome 😉
Fennel is perumseerakam aka sombhu and cumin is seerakam.. isn't it?
I could see caraway is different from Fennel. You have mentioned caraway as perumserakam.
Thanks a lot for pointing out the mistake.The correct Tamil word for caraway seeds is "Shimai shombu" according to Spice Board India.
Reference – http://www.indianspices.com/html/s0625caraway.htm
Very useful .. thank u 🙂
Great effort.. Great collections…It reminds me of my Mum who used to make use of some of these tips… Thanks.
Excellent work mam
I ve hair fall issues…. after seeing ur home remedy tips i was about to open the beauty tips page …. bt ur Natural Beauty Tips page leaves a msg as Forbidden….is there any other way I can find it…. plz help me mam…. would b happy on seeing ur reply…
There was a problem. Now it works. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Glad you liked the grandma's remedies. Thank you
THQ mam:) i ve a doubt…. wat does COLD PRESS COCONUT OIL mean?…. wanna give this oil a try…. as the place i stay has hard water ,my hair sheds so badly…. waiting for ur reply mam…..
And mam i ve wheezing prob….. Ll this herbal oil induce it…. sorry for so many doubts…. THQ….
If you have wheezing, it is better to avoid it or consult your physician before doing anything. Cold press is in which the oil from the coconut meat is mechanically pressed at temperatures not exceeding 120 degrees F. Pure cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is not refined or processed.
Oh THQ mam:)
Useful information..thanks a lot
Very very useful dear..thanks a lot…
Please do also advice foods to be avoided during pregnency..
Very informative and helpful! Thank you.
Thanks a lot for the useful information..
Could you please tell me how do we call 'chitharathae' in English and Hindi.. Since I live in UAE, I couldn't query out in herbal stores without knowing it's English name/Hindi name..
I came to know from my mother that, for cough/cold it gives a complete relief if we boil an inch piece of chitharathae(called in Tamil) in a litre of water and drink that water in place of regular water…
This water can be consumed on a regular basis also..
Chitharathai(Tamil) is known as alpinia galangal/Lesser Galangal in English
Hi Padhu mam,
I keep following your blog and your recipes are too simple and healthy. Just came across this home remedies and liked them a lot. I will keep them in handy. I am looking for remedies related to irregular menstrual cycle. Can you please suggest any, if you know?
Jayasree Narayana Pillay
I am looking for remedies related to irregular menstrual cycle. Can you please suggest any, if you know?
Can you give me the legiyam recipe for new mothers
I live abroad am following all your recipes, ailments, herbal oil… everything is great and very beneficial…thanks ….pls give some tips for regular menstrual cycle…. really your work is awesome