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Home Remedies

Courtesy: Dept. of Indian System of Medicine & Homeopath, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Cough and Cold

(Irritation in the chest & throat, headache etc.)

1-2 gm powder of equal parts of black pepper (kali mirch) long pepper (pippali) and dry ginger (sonth) with honey, 2-3 times a day.


Paste of one segment of bulb of garlic (lasuna), boiled in water with 5-10 gm sugar, twice a day


1-2 gm powder of fried turmeric (haldi) with honey, thrice a day.


(White, yellow or green coloured frothy vomiting, drowsiness etc.).

Powder of fried seeds of 1-2 cardamom (ilaichi) with honey, thrice a day.


Lemon (nimbu) juice 5-10 ml. mixed with water and a pinch of salt, 2-3 times a day.


3 ml. lime juice mixed with sugar at one hour intervals.

Abdominal Pain

(pain around naval)

Powder of ajowa fruits (ajwain), 1 gm with lukewarm water, 2-3 times, at one hour intervals.


Paste of pinch of asafoetida (heeng) with lukewarm water to be applied on and around naval area.


(frequent watery stool)

Take pulp of bael (wood apple), 2-3 gm twice daily.


5-10 gm. powder/paste of rind of pomegranate (dadim) twice a day with honey.


Powder of nutmeg (jaiphal), 125 mg - 250 mg with lukewarm water, 2-3 times a day.


Paste of Chebulic myrobalan (harad) with black salt, thrice daily.


Isabgol husk 3-5 gm., with milk at bed time.


Raisin (munakka) and Chebulic myrobalan, 2 gm. each, with milk at bedtime.


(Dry frequent cough, pain in chest, headache, hoarseness of voice etc.)

2-3 cloves (laung) fried in clarified butter (ghee) and chewed.


1/2 gm powder of Long Pepper (pippali) mixed with rock salt twice daily, with hot water.


Powder of equal parts of long pepper (pippali) and dry ginger (sonth) 5 gm with honey, twice daily.


5 gm. powder of equal parts of black pepper (kali mirch) dry ginger (sonth) and sugar mixed with butter/ghee, twice daily.


Cotton soaked in clove (laung) oil, be placed near painful teeth.


Put black pepper/clove/ajowa fruits (ajwain) in mouth.


Instil warm juice of ginger (adrak) 2-4 drops in the ear, twice a day.


Instil warm juice of radish (mooli) 2-4 drops, twice a day.

Instil 2-4 drops of warm juice of garlic (lasuna) in the ear, twice a day.

Common Colds with Fever

(low temperature, feeling of warmth, pain in body and loss of perspiration)

Decoction of 2-3 gm powder of ginger (adrak), black pepper (kali mirch), long pepper (pippali), liquorice (mulethi) in equal quantity and 7 leaves of tulsi (Indian basil) 2-3 times a day.


Decoction of 30 gm coriander fruits (dhania) in 100 ml. of water and sugar, once a day in the morning.


1 gm powder of long pepper (pippali) with 5-10 gm. of honey, three times a day.


Boil 5 gm of dried ginger, in 1 litre of water, to be taken 2-3 times a day.


2 gm powder of dried ginger, mix with 3 gm jaggery, twice a day.


A pinch of asafoetida (heeng) in 1 table spoon of warm water, 2-3 times a day.


3 gm ajowa fruits (ajwain), 1 gm. of salt, with warm water, two times a day.

Low backache/Joint Pain (pain in joints and waist region)

Boil 5 gm dry ginger (sonth) in 50 ml of water and reduce to 20 ml. Mix with 5-10 ml of castor (arand) oil, thrice daily.


10-20 ml of castor (arand) oil with warm water/milk at bed time.


Fried fenugreek (methi) seeds (1 tablespoon) with milk, twice daily.

Weights and Measures

5 gm. = Teaspoon full (TSF)

5 ml. = Teaspoon full (TSF)

125 ml. = 1/2 Glass of water

Decoction: It is a process in which the ingredients are boiled in 4 times of water and reduced to 1/4, the same is taken like tea.