Monday, 6 July 2015

Avocado - the super medicinal plant


Avocado is a very known plant. It grows as high as 15 meters in nature, but in cultivation it is kept  under 10 meters. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries. The fruit is larger and pear or oval shaped. It has thick skin which is purple or green in color.


  • It promotes flow of urine
  • It checks falling of hair and promotes growth of hair.
  • It soothes headaches and pain of facial nerves and relieves toothaches.
  • It promotes menstrual flow. 
  • Treatment of painful inflamed joints and rheumatism.
  • It acts as an anti dandruff medicine. 
  • It works good in flatulence and gripping pains of the stomach and bowels. 
  • It also helps in internal swellings, bronchitis, diarrhea, kidney problems and Cough.

  • An infusion of fresh leaves is used to promote the flow of urine, expel gases, check Flatulence and pain from stomach and bowels and strengthen the gums.  In case of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints, the oil obtained from fruits is rubbed on the painful parts.
  • The same oil is also used as an anti dandruff medicine, and in case of falling hair. Rub the scalp with oil to promote growth of hair.
  • Hot compresses of decoction of the leaves soothes headaches and pain of facial nerves.
  • The Flower of plant helps to promote menstrual flow when taken as a tea.
  • The roasted and ground seeds are used in diarrhea and dysentery. The dose is two teaspoonful in a cup of lukewarm water.
  • The same powder can also be helpful in dental caries to relieve pain. In decoction, It is also used in gargles foe toothache.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Turmeric (curcuma longa) is extensively used as a spice, food Preservative and colouring material in India, China and South East Asia. It has been used in traditional medicines as a household remedy for various diseases, including biliary disorders, anorexia, cough, diabetic wounds, liver problems, rheumatism & sinusitis.

Curcumin ( diferuloylmethane), the main yellow bioactive component of turmeric has been shown  to have wide spectrum of  biological actions. These includes its anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, anticoagulant, antiprotozoal, anti venom, antiviral, antiulcer and hypotensive activities. Overall it is a good handy emergency medicine. Few of its magical properties are mentioned here.

  • Turmeric powder with lime or water on the affected parts eliminates swelling& pain in bruises.
  • Turmeric powder  along with hot milk intake is also beneficial for bones.
  • Turmeric powder when applied on wound or cut can stop bleeding immediately and also hasten its healing.
Mixture of turmeric powder and lime nullifies the toxic effect.

  • One teaspoon ground toasted turmeric powder with 2 spoon of honey 3-4 times a day relieves cough.
  • Chewing betal with little turmeric is also good remedy.
  • Applying paste of turmeric  rubbed on stone with water on the affected part is helpful in ringworm white spots.
  • Applying paste of turmeric and sesame oil on the body prevents skin eruptions.
  • Turmeric powder with one spoon of honey twice a day is helpful.
  • Intake of roasted turmeric with jiggery cures itching.
  • Taking turmeric powder and little salt with hot water or licking I teaspoon of turmeric with honey  gives relief in cough and eliminates congestion of  bronchi.
  • Taking turmeric boiled in milk and sweetened with jiggery is very useful in cold and asthma.
  • Sucking a piece of turmeric or keeping in mouth at night relieves chronic cold.
  • Inhaling smoke of burned turmeric acts as a expectorant. 
Gargling with one glass of water in which little turmeric powder is boiled, 
twice a day, cures it.
Taking paste of  ground or juice of raw turmeric and honey with goats milk twice a day cures all urinary problems.

Taking 1 teaspoon of turmeric with hot milk in latter part of 9th month of pregnancy helps in easy delivery.

Take turmeric powder with sugar twice a day.

  • Rinsing the mouth with mixture of turmeric, clove and 2 dried leaves of guava in 200ml of water is helpful. 
  • Applying & rubbing the teeth with paste of turmeric powder, salt and mustard oil strengthen the gums.
  • Massaging the aching teeth with roasted turmeric eliminates pain and swelling.
  • There is hardly any dish in which Indian don’t put a little bit of turmeric.
  • The Indian for many years knew its multiple benefits and uses ranging from medicine to food.
  • Curcumin, one of the active ingredients in turmeric, induces the flow of bile, which break down fats.
  • Curcumin in turmeric is an anti inflammatory agent that relieves the aches and pain associated with arthritis.
  • Turmeric is useful in case of cardio vascular conditions.
  • Turmeric’s volatile oil functions as an external antibiotics, preventing bacterial infection in wounds.
  • Organic Turmeric pastes and ointments can be made from it. Hence, it will prevent from wound infections.
  • Owing to its anti bacterial properties, organic turmeric can be taken on daily basis to boost body immunity to various allergic conditions.
So, be ready to benefit from Turmeric magic!!!!