Ayurvedic Remedies - Try them when in India !

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The ancient science of Ayurveda originated in India, and is very effective.

Here are some easily available kitchen products that can be used to cure simple disorders.

Fresh Ginger or Dry Ginger - Add it in your tea to get rid of cold and cough

Garlic - For gastric troubles. Pop a garlic ( 2 pieces ) every morning, it helps in fighting cholesterol and cures gastric troubles

Mint leaves - Gastric Trouble and indigestion

Tulsi leaves - eat them raw, to cure cold

Turmeric - It is a antiseptic. You can apply over pimples and boils, so that they can vanish quickly

Coconut oil - Apply to hair to get a lusture

Neem leaves / Bitter guard
- To get rid of insects / worms in stomach

Black Pepper powder and Turmeric in Hot milk - To get rid of throat infections and cold

There are many more like these, but, are not easily available.
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Go to a Himalaya Ayurvedic store as a teleportation exercise to cleanliness. It costs 10 times more abroad. The choices abound. They even have a viagra substitute. Let me know if it works..
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both times that i got sick in india i used ayurvedic remedies exclusively (ayurveda study is what first took me to india). they worked quickly and effectively, and best of all are safe and non-toxic. and ginger-lemon-honey tea while fasting from food is the first thing that i turn to when i start feeling off.

the doctor that i worked with said that there are more westerners than indians who practice ayurveda; indians have largely turned to western medicine, just as they are turning towards so many western things.
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Yes Lotus Blossom,

Indians will do one full circle.

More are more Indians are looking towards west for every thing. Once they experience it, i am sure they will understand the pros and cons of Western and Eastern philosophies, and will then make a transition towards Eastern lifestyle.
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More remedies

Clove Oil - Apply it on the tooth or gum, to reduce tooth ache. If you have a clove, keep it inbetween the teeth, where it hurts you.

Eucalyptus Oil
- Apply it on forehead / temples to reduce head ache

Castor Oil - It promotes hair growth. apply generously to enhance hair growth

Drum Stick - Cook it as a vegetable and make poriyal or sambar with it. It increases sexual desire.
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LonelyAztec; most of these herbs/spices (maybe you picked the ones easily available outside India?) are recognised also by Western herbal medicine.

Rembering from my days of practical interst in this subject I would recommend not to take Castor Oil, internally at all. Although an old-fashioned remedy for constipation it works by irritating the bowel and is not such a good idea.

Yep: I love the Himalaya range of stuff, always using their shampoos and conditioners. Yesterday there was a scene in my house just like a TV ad! Me to GF, "Why is your hair so soft today?"; "Because I've been using your Himalaya conditioner".
Perhaps when age has done just a bit more harm to my body I'll report on their 'Male Health' range . They also do stuff for women: menopause etc.

Here's a link to their website.
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Nick,

Castor Oil as a laxative, has gone off the list.
Thanks for the input. But, it is still used in India, in a lot of homes.
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Himalaya Products

I love these products. I stocked up big time on my way home, enough shampoo, spot cream (!), hand cream, moisturiser etc, i was quite lucky as they were doing lots of 2for1 offers when I was stocking up. Havent seen it over here (I am sure it is here somewhere though!) but would imagine it to be hugely expensive. Highly recommended.
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Indian Flower,

Himalaya cosmetics are produce by a company called Himalaya Pharmaceuticals. They also make very good products like Liver 52..

The rest of the cosmetics sold in India like Fair n Lovely, Ponds etc are all cosmetics from FMCG ( Fast moving consumer goods ) companies. Most of these products are not effective, as they give importance only to fragrance, feel, packaging etc....

But, are Himalaya is a pharma company, their products are well researched, and are effective.
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sounds great, i checked on their site, and couldnt find one in delhi, but one in Jaipur, so i will try the shampoo etc, and if sick, the other stuff!!
thanks
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FYI: you can usually get Himalaya products at any good 'Fancy Store' or chemists,
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ok! great thanks., will put it on our shopping list for the first few days in delhi.
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westerners are westerners



dear friends , i feel very sorry to see the postings which gloryfy the Himalaya pharma
achually they are just a substitute to any other cosmetic company if you speak about there cosmetic product range ,
ayurveda and cosmetic principles ar completly contradictory .
ayurveds never use any thing on the skin whic is not allowed internaly
and if some one is using ayurvedic erbal extracts as an ingradient for the shampoo ,then they are tottaly mis interpreting the science

first of all ayurvedic medicnes are combinations which is called Yogam
and they are an unique blend of proportions of medicnes whicch works together to nutralise each others contraindications .
please note if there is effect then there is side effect also .

i think garnier have a bettter standerd of preservatiives because of there international standerds .than himalaya.
a real ayurvedic preperation does not need any presrvatives the preperatiin it self is a preservative .
and regarding the practice of ayurveda
i have some other statics to say
in kerala there are 4000 Ayurvedic manufactures (small and big )
that meand 4 /village
and their simple survival shows that a large no of people use ayurveda .for there day to day problems .
and as an ayurvedic practitioner my aim is to reduce the cost of medicnes and increse the home remedies .so that peopel start protecting there enviornment with respect .

according to one indian story it is better to ask the permission of the herb and appologize before you enroot it from its life

and when they cut a tree they have to do the same and request the birds and other inhabits to shift there home

ayurveda is greate but himalaya is not a a matching sample for this greate science
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Kiranlal, Thank you for your interesting comments: even though this is a mass-produced range, I still like the products that I have tried like the shampoos and the muscle-pain cream.

However, I do think that that there is no substitute for consulting a practitioner. In this respect I think that the thread-title "...try them..." is a little misleading. Yes, we can just try out a shampoo or a pain cream, but anything more requires prescription by an expert.

Ayurvedic medicine is even more complex than western herbal medicine. I don't think people really apreciate this; a lot think that it is a quick massage in a posh hotel!
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i don't know if vicco ayurvedic toothpaste is genuinely ayurvedic, but it WORKS!
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