For cough & cold

For cough & Cold

Take 5 or 6 cloves (laung,lavang) Dry roast it on Tawa on medium to high flame till it becomes grayish black. Keep them aside and grind it into a fine powder using mortar & pestle or with a belan (rolling pin)
Mix a pinch of powder in a teaspoon of honey and have in cough or cold.
Wrap around a warm stole or cloth lightly around your neck before going to bed for sleep.

Kitchen Spices Remedies

Lets see some Medicinal uses of the spices that are available in every kitchen .

1.  Asafoetida ( Hing ) – Hing helps in curing toothache and Indigestion.

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  • For Toothache apply half gram of Hing on the affected tooth to get relief in pain.
  • For Indigestion take small pinch of powdered hing with warm water .

2.  Cardamom ( Elaichi ) – Take 4-5 cardamom seeds powdered with warm water 3 times a day to get rid of Gas troubles.

3.  Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) –  It helps in curing common Cough and Cold problems, Mix it while preparing tea , you can additionally add jaggery (gur ), Cloves (laung ), Javitri , Holy Basil Leaves ( tulsi ) in tea for relief.

4.  Clove ( Laung ) – Best remedy for Toothache and Cough

  • For Toothache apply Clove oil on the affected tooth to get immediate relief in pain and also to eliminate germs.
  • For Cough add cloves to tea for relaxing sour throat and cough.

5.  Turmeric Powder ( Haldi ) –  Mix half teaspoon of pure turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk for speedy recovery in minor accidents, etc .

6.  Cumin Seeds ( Jeera ) – It is best for Loose motions and Acidity .

  • For Loose motions take powdered jeera with tea or water 3 times a day.
  • For Acidity Eat some roasted Jeera after meals .

7.  Garlic ( Lahsun ) – Garlic has some of the most amazing effects and cures for regular problems like its regular intake in food would help in relieving from pain in Menstrual cycles, it helps digestion, and it also keeps stress and tension at bay. It also controls high blood pressure .

8. Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) – It helps in keeping heart active and healthy also it helps in regulating digestion as well as eliminates bad breath. 


Healthful of Clove

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Medicinal uses of Clove .

1. Dental Care: The essential oil in cloves has been in therapeutic use in dentistry as a local-anesthetic and antiseptic as it provides relief from toothache by fighting gum infections. You can temporarily get relief from the pain by dabbing a little clove oil on a cotton ball and placing it on the sore tooth or on your gums.

2. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels: The essential oil also has been found to help prevent adult onset diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels.

3. Aids the Digestive Systems: Clove oil is used for its warming and stimulating effects to help relax and alleviate symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion and stomach aches.

4. Kills Intestinal Worms:  Cloves are used (for their natural anti-parasitic action) to remove intestinal worms.

5. Diffuses Feeling of Nausea and Morning Sickness: Cloves and clove oil when taken together can provide relief from Nausea, morning sickness, vomiting and diarrhea.

6. Relieves Upper Respiratory Infections: Ayurveda suggests drinking a lukewarm mixture made with ten drops of clove oil and honey that act as an expectorant making it easier to cough up phlegm to treat coughs, colds, sinusitis, flu and asthma.

7. Natural Pain Killers : Cloves are natural painkillers and their anti bacterial effect helps you get rid of that sore throat.

8. Impotency : Since ages, Clove has been considered in curing impotence, preventing premature ejaculation and relieving vaginal discharges. 

9. Stress Buster: A flavored tea of cloves with basil, mint, cardamom and honey in water helps soothe the senses and relieves stress and muscle spasms in the body. Clove essential oils’ fragrance eliminates exhaustion and fatigue related thoughts and insomnia.

10. Heals Acne and Warts: Clove oil’s strong antimicrobial properties help treat skin problems like acne and warts.

11. Prevents Bad Breath: Chewing Cloves  is considered a good practice after a meal to prevent bad breath.

Okra for Diabetes, Cough & Fever

Okra or Bhindi in hindi as we know is liked by almost everyone who love to have it as a spicy vegetable or just a side dish cooked and roasted in spices. Few people know that this green lady finger or okra has many medicinal uses shared below:

1. In some states of India the seeds of okra are dried and stored in powdered form, it is given to kids as they are rich in protein and good for health.ID-10063831

2. It is also known that okra can cure impotency , men are asked to chew raw okra for treating physical weakness .

3. The most simple and much practiced remedy of control diabetes is by cutting the heads of okra and dipping them into a glass of water, and keeping it overnight and to drink this solution in the morning on empty stomach controls diabetes. Throw the leftover okra .

4. For Jaundice, Fever , cold and cough , okra comes to rescue. Take 5 lady finger’s Cut them into two halves , lemon juice half tbsp,pomegranate leaves -5 grams, Bhuiamla leaves -5 grams . Dip all of them into 1 glass of water overnight. Then in the morning make a paste of all these ingredients and take 2 times daily continuously over the period of 7 days. It helps to control jaundice and cure several other diseases.