A glass of dilute limejuice prepared
in warm water with a teaspoonful of honey acts as an ideal remedy for cold and
For severe cold, running nose and sneezing, betel leaf juice with 1
teaspoonful of honey serves well if taken thrice a day.
Garlic soup and pepper
rasam decrease severity of cold.
For grown-ups suffering from cold and feverishness,
add six pepper seeds, finely powdered to a glass of warm water and 6 pieces of
batasha. Take this drink at night for a few days to see the effect.
infants have nose and eyes running, apply red tile paste over the child's forehead
Another common remedy for infants is to add ½ teaspoonful of
turmeric powder and a spoonful ajwain to a cup of boiling water. Put off the fire
and allow it to cool. Give an ounce of this decoction, sweetened with a little
honey thrice a day.
Cut ladies' finger into pieces, put it in a pint of water
and boil to get a decoction. Inhale its steam in order to get relieved from throat
irritation and dry cough.
For infants with a severe earache, peel
a couple of garlic cloves, put them in an iron ladle with a tablespoon of groundnut
oil and warm the oil over fire till the oil turns brown with charred garlic. Filter
and cool this oil and pour a few drops into the infant's ear.
Garlic and neem
oils are popular remedies for curing infection and inflammation of the ear.
there is nothing handy, collect a few drops of the baby's urine and instill a
drop or two in the baby's ear. Repeat after few hours.
For chronic discharging
ears, collect limejuice and filter it free of any particles. Then leave it in
a coloured bottle exposed to the sun for few days. Few drops instilled in the
ear twice or thrice a day for a few weeks will bring complete cure.
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