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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The foremost aim of parting our knowledge by writing this article according to Hakeem Hashmi, the world renewed Unani physician is to reach simple Indian home remedies to the world's urban homes who are alienated from traditional practices where patients are often drugged and even over drugged for the most trivial of health problems. Partly due to the patient's impatience and partly due to the utter callousness of commercial medicine the present day man/woman is often over medicated than under medicated. As has been already we have mentioned in our many articles that all these remedies can be made at home with easy with spices vegetables, fruits and flowers found in one's own kitchen in the backyard or the garden. In this article Hakeem Hashmi elaborates the medicinal qualities of bitter gourd or hairy mordica or Karela.
Bitter gourd or Karela is seasonal vegetable and very bitter in taste it is a rich source of phosphorous. The needs of phosphorous in human body are fulfilled by regular use of bitter gourd is invigorating and keeps. Bitter gourd is a blood purifier, activates spleen and liver and is highly beneficial in diabetes. It is a purgative, appetizer, digestive, anti-inflammatory and has healing capacity.
Massage the affected portion with the juice of bitter gourd and also eat bitter gourd to cure joint pains.
- Take 5-10 GMS of bitter gourd juice with or without water 3 times a day for 2-3 months; it will eliminate sugar problem.
- Regular in take of bitter gourd along with your food helps to control diabetes effectively.
To cure leucorrhoea, take ½ tsp. of bitter gourd juice twice a day regularly for a month or two.
Fresh juice of bitter gourd 1-2 tsp. with water twice a day cures jaundice. In take of juice should be immediately stopped when the yellowish ness in eyes disappears.
For children of 3-8 yrs. Giving ½ tsp. of bitter gourd juice is a preventive against liver disorders. In enlarged liver 50 GM juice with water is advised.
Daily 1- tsp bitter gourd juice in take for sometime destroys stomach worms.
One-tsp. bitter gourd juice with sugar twice a day stops blood oozing from piles.
Half a tsp. of bitter gourd juice twice a day will cure constipation. Bitter gourd generates heat and is harmful if taken excessive quantity. Always take in small quantities for smaller periods .
Hakeem Hashmi's Karela capsules (bitter gourd capsules) are a very effective food supplement all healing virtues of Karela is effectively preserved in capsules regular in take of these capsules will infuse all the effectiveness Karela to the body system
Monday, November 30, 2009
Mango is considered the undisputed and uncrowned king of all fruits. Mango is found all over India and many regions of the world. Mango's taste is sweet and little sour and is very nourishing. Mango is mentioned in ancient scripts for its great nutritive value. Raw Mango is sour and stringent ripe Mango is extremely tasty & nutritive.
According to Hakeem Hashmi, reputed unani physician, a normal size Mango is more nourishing for the human body than butter or almonds. It strengthens & invigorates all the nerves tissues, muscles in the brain, heart & other parts of the body. It cleans the body of the filth within and is an ideal antidote for all toxic effects inside the body. Mango also provides sufficient resistance to fight any gems & afflictions. Every part of Mango- tree, root, stems, barks& the blossoms; raw & ripe Mango & seeds all have curative and medicinal properties.
CURATIVE PROPERTIES OF MANGO: -
Taking Mango pulp mixed in milk or drinking milk after eating Mango imparts energy, strength and vigour to the body.
Drinking Mango juice regularly in the evening eliminates physician weakness and improves nervous system.
MENTAL WEAKNESS: -
Taking ½ cup sweet Mango juice with 25 grams curd and 1- tsp. Ginger juice 2 or 3 times a day controls loose motions. Boil 20 grams powder of Mango bark in a litter of water and reduce it to 250 gram. Taking this decoction with 1 gram of black salt cures diarrhoea.
Taking half teaspoon of ground powder of Mango leaves dried in shade with water 2 or 3 times a day stops dysentery.
TEETH PROBLEMS: -
Using the powder of dried Mango seeds as tooth paste, strengthens the gums and helps in curing dental problems foul smell pyorrhoea.
BEAUTY AIDS: -
Taking Mango regularly makes the complexion fair and skin soft and shining.
GALL & KIDNEY STONES: -
Taking 10 grams, finely ground powder of Mango leaves (dried in shade) with water (kept in a glass tumbler overnight) daily helps in breaking the stones & throwing them out.
Taking Mango juice & Jamun juice in equal proportion is good in controlling diabetes.
CHILDREN'S EATING SOIL: -
Feeding the powder of dried kernel of Mango seeds with fresh water cures the habit of eating soil in kids.
Paste of Mango roots applied on palms & soles cures fever.
FIRE BURNS: -
Burnt ashes of Mango leaves, applied on the burnt parts give quick relief.
DRY COUGH: -
Roast a ripe Mango on hot sand in a pan. Sucking the juice of this Mango eliminates all the bronchial congestion and gives relief in cough.
According to Hakeem Hashmi sucking the juice and not eating cut mangos is better for health and some note of caution about Mango eating.
Mango should not be taken empty stomach.
Too much eating of mangos lead to indigestion, constipation, gaseous, water blood impurities & eye troubles.
After eating mangoes, water should never be taken.
Hakeem Hashmi points out some antidote against over eating of mangoes.
- If available, eat few jambul fruits (Jamun) over it.
- Drink cumin seed water.
- Take little dry ginger powder with water.
- Roasted cumin powder with rock salt is also an effective antidote for mango over eating.
Apart from these curative properties, mango is relished in varieties of tasty, delicious culinary delicacies like salads, chutneys sauces ketchup's, pickles, cakes & syrups.
Lemon is nature's priceless gift to mankind. This yellow fruit not only cures and guards the health and also fights and destroys the germs and bacteria as a warrior. Lemon's countless benefits are mentioned in age-old epics, religious scripts and even modern science and medical journals and books.
Lemon is called in different names in different languages. In Hindi kanji nimbi, Sanskrit nimbus, Marati limbu, Gujrati limbu, Bengali kagdi lebu, Telugu nimma pandu, Tamil elumichchai, Malayalam chru narinkai, Persian limune thrush, English lemon, Latin citrus medica acida.
Lemon, this thin-skinned yellow fruit needs no introduction. Lemon is available everywhere in India in all seasons. In green or ripe, lemon remains always sour, but unlike other sour things, lemon never gives any bad effects on our health. In other fruits, the taste become sweet whiles it ripe. In this process, they produce some health affecting acids such as acetic acid, lactic acid, boric acid, exilic acid etc. The wonderful quality of lemon is to kill and destroy germs. This enables the lemon a sure cure of many many diseases. Lemon juice is taken along with liquid drinks or solid eatables. It is also applied externally over the body. Lemon forms a part (base) of many ayurvedic, unani medicines.
Lemon not only cures general diseases and health problems but also effective in specific major disease, like malaria, viral fever, scurvy, mental disorder and sexually transmitted diseases. Lemon mixture is mostly taken in empty stomach. To get more juice out of lemon, it should be slightly heated over fire. Lemon juice is sour in taste, quenches thirst, help in digestion, increase perspiration, cleans kidneys, acts as diuretic, cure disease of elementary canals, purifies blood, imparts strength to the heart and controls bile, cough and wind.
1. PAIN IN THE EAR: -
Take 200 ml of lemon juice and 50 ml of mustard oil heat it in a bowl up to that only the oil remains. Cool filter and store it in a bottle. With the help of a dropper, put 2-2 drops in the ear. By this ear pain, swelling inside, itching etc. will be cured.
2. GUMS DISORDERS: -
Mix the juice of a fresh ripe lemon with a glass of water. Rinse the mouth with this water every day and all the gums disorders like chillness, numbness will be cured.
3. INDIGESTION: -
Mix a spoon of onion juice and lemon juice in a glass of water and drink everyday morning and evening. If there is vomiting add a spoon of sugar or little camphor and drink it. This will cure the indigestion due to appetite failure.
4. VOMITING SENSATION: -
Cut a ripe lemon into two pieces and take out the seeds. Fill the pieces with one pinch of each, powdered sugar, dry ginger, black pepper, black salt and heat it on a slow fire. Remove from fire when there is simmering on the lemon pieces. Cool and squeeze the lemon by mouth. There is a very good cure to stop vomiting and also removes vomiting sensation.
5. HICK UPS: -
Burn the skin of lemon and make some ash. Mix half a spoon of this ash with a little honey. Lick the mixture 1-1 hour regularly for some time and the eruption of hick ups will be completely stopped.
6. CHRONIC CONSTIPATION: -
In a glass of water, mix two spoons of lemon juice and two spoons of sugar. Take this mixture everyday while going to sleep. Every day twice morning and night, at proper time go to the toilet (try to pass the stool) this will completely cure the prolonged constipation.
7. SKIN DISEASES: -
Mix equals measure of mustard oil and lemon juice and massage lightly all over the body. Then take bath in warm water. Every day wear only the cloths washed in hot water with soap. This will cure the itching of the skin. If there is constipation then take the above mentioned lemon-sugar mixture every day.
8. FATNESS: -
Mix the juice of a ripe, fresh lemon and four spoons of honey in a glass of water. Drink this every morning in empty stomach. This will stop the increase of fatness. Regular intake of this mixture for 5-6 months will decrease fatness.
9. PYORRHOEA: -
Weakness and bleeding of the gums, bad smell from the mouth, weakness of teeth. All these are indications of pyoreahia. Mix half a spoon of lemon juice mustard oil and powdered salt each and keep this in the mouth for 15-20 minutes. And spit the saliva in slow intervals. After sometime spit every thing make a tooth powder by grinding some dry lemon skins. Clean the teeth with this powder and rinse the mouth. Use this everyday up to cure the disease. By this bad smell, gum bleeding, gum weakness, teeth weakness will be cured and the teeth will become strong.
10. UNDER GROWTH OF NAILS: -
Mix the juice of a lemon in a cup of warm water also keeps a cup of cold water. Dip the fingers and thumb in the warm lemon water for sometime. Take out the fingers and thumbs and do the same in the cold water and keep sometimes. Repeat this process everyday. This will enable the nails grow beautiful and attractive. Applying lemon juice on the nails regularly will also help to grow to nails.
11. HEADACHE: -
Crush the leaves of a lemon and smell it for some time everyday. Add some lemon juice in a cup of tea without milk and drink it everyday. This will cure frequent headache.
12. PILES: -
Every day before going to toilet drink a glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice. Mix half a spoon of lemon juice and half a spoon of glycerin. Wet a cotton pad with this mixture. While going to sleep press the wet cotton pad against the anal outlet, cover loin with cloth and remove in the morning. This is an effective cure for piles.
13. VOMITING IN CHILDREN: -
Mix 2-3drops of lemon juice in a spoon of water and feed it to the child. This will stop the vomiting in children.
14. STOMACHACHE: -
Mix one spoon of lemon juice, one spoon of ginger juice and two spoons of honey -drink this mixture. This will cure stomach pain.
15. BLEEDING OF NOSE: -
Dropping of 2-2 drops lemon juice in the nostrils to stop the nose bleeding.
16. HAIR LOSS: -
Hair loss occurs because of some virus. Rub freshly cut lemon pieces on the affected parts of the head, regularly for 2-3 months. In majority of cases, hair began to grow by this process.
17. COLD: -
Heat a lemon in fires cut into two pieces and removes the seeds. Drops some ginger juice on the pieces and squeeze in mouth while it is hot. With in two or three days cold will be cured. Repeat this regularly up to be relieved from cold related problems.
18. SPLIT AND DRY SKIN: -
Massage the body with sandal wood oils and takes some rest. Mix 2-3 lemon fruits juice in water. Rub this water all over the body and clean it. After a while take bath with clean water. This will cure dry and split skin. Lemon is easily available at all times, at all places & is with in the reach of poor & rich alike.
According to Hakeem Hashmi it is a gift of nature to mankind to keeping them healthy, smart and beautiful. Hakeem Hashmi the foremost unani physician and researcher have widely elaborated the many usefulness of lemon. Lemon has so many vital qualities, which not only protects but also increases the charm and health of human skin. People do not know much about lemon, so they do not use it as should be used. This fruit is a common one, cheap and with sour taste, so people do not give much attention to the usefulness of lemon. After reading this the readers will know the many usefulness of lemon. We hope and expect every one will begin to use lemon and enjoy the benefit of its many qualities.
Here Hakeem Hashmi gives three household tips to use lemon to make your skin glow in beauty.
FOR GLOWING SKIN: - (to increase the charm)
Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a bowl of curd and mix it well. Before bathing, apply this to hair roots, face, neck and hands. Leave it for 10-15 minutes to dry. Wash it before bathing. This can apply all over the body also. Do not apply soap while bathing. By this, hair will be thick, lengthy, black and soft. Face will be bright, beautiful and charming and the skin will glow, healthy and attractive.
FACE MASK: -
Mix lemon juice, rose water and glycerin each one spoon, mix well and apply this mixture on the face and leave it to dry. Wash it with warm water. By this, the colour of the face will glow, patches will disappear and brightness, beauty will increase.
FOR HANDS AND LEGS :-
Heat a little wax in a small bowl. When it melts mix a spoon of glycerin and the juice of the lemon. Apply this mixture to the hands and palms, legs and heels thoroughly. Leave it to dry. After a while wash it with warm water. If use this in winter then there will be no cracks on the heels and palms and will remain soft and attractive. While using this, wear socks while going out. In indoors use chappals or slippers, never be in barefoot, so as your feet will not be affected by dust and dirt.
During the first half of the 20th century modern medicine or allopathy has made a tremendous progress in curing and controlling many chronic and acute diseases all over the globe. Today some of those diseases namely malaria, plague and smallpox believed to have been eradicated is reemerging with increased intensity. At the same time certain new and more deadly diseases are emerging. Speedy economic growth and consequent Urbanisation are inflicting another set of stress environment & behavior related diseases. And even age-old ailments such as diabetes, infertility, impotency do not have complete cure from allopathy or modern medicine. Today modern medicine is in the cross road and unable to answer all these diverse range of human ailments while the human race is heading ahead in the new millennia with a rapidly changing socio economic system. At this juncture through out the world the humen are turning towards alternative system of medicine, particularly Unani medicine in search of answers to their sufferings.
According to Hakeem Hashmi, a prominent Unani physician and researcher that Unani stands apart from other alternative medical systems, because of its enlargement way approach and the well-developed treatment methods. Today the whole world recognizes Unani as even unique system of medicine. Even W.H.O has approved Unani as one of the integral part of health care system in their health programs & disease eradication. The Unani system of medicine owes as its name suggests its origin to Greece. It was the great Greek philosopher-physician Hippocrates (460-377 bc) who feed medicine from the realm of superstition and magic and gave the status of science the theoretical framework of Unani medicine is based on the teachings of Hippocrates after Hippocrates a number of other Greek scholars enriched the system considerably. Of them Galen (131 - 210 AD) stands out as the one who stabilized its foundation on which Arab physician like Rhazes (850-925AD) and Avicenna (980-1037AD) constructed an imposing edifice. Thus Unani traveled from Greece to Egypt, then to Spain from where it reached Baghdad. From Baghdad it came to Iran where it made tremendous progress and produced great physicians.
Unani medicine got enriched by imbibing what was best in the contemporary system of traditional medicine in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Persia, India, China & other Middle East & Far East countries. It also benefited from the native medical system or folk medicine in practice at the time in various parts of central & southern Asia. That is why this system is known as different part of the world with different named such as Greco-Arab medicine, ionion medicine, Arab medicine, Islamic medicine, traditional medicine, oriental medicine etc.
In India Unani system of medicine was introduced by the Arabs and soon it took form roots in the soil. When Mongols ravaged Persian & central Asian cities like Shiraz, Tabrez, and Geelan, scholars & physicians of Unani medicine fled to India. The Delhi sultans, the khiljis, the Tughlaqs and the Mughal emperors provided state patronage to the scholars and eve enrolled some as state employees and court physician. During 13th & 17th century Unani medicine had its hey-day in India. Among those who made valuable contribution to the system in the period were, to name only a few, Abu Baker Bin Ali, Usman Kashni, Sadruddin Damash Qui, Bahwa Bin Khwas Khan, Ali Geelani, Akbar Azazani and Mohd Hashim Alvi Khan.
Unani system is based on the Hippocratic theory that a perfect balance of "Arkhan" (elements), "Akhlat" (humor) and "Mijaz" (temperament) helps the body and mind healthy. Every individual has an inherent power of self-preservation called the 'Quwat-E-Modabira'. The theory pre-supposes the presence humors in human body-"Dum" (blood), "Bhalgam"(phlegm)"Safra" yellow pile and "Soada" (black pile). This system aims at restoring the equilibrium of various elements & faculties of the human body. It has laid down six essential prerequisites for the prevention of diseases places great emphasis on the maintenance of proper ecological balance on one hand and one keeping water, food and air free from pollution on the other. These essentials known as 'Asbab-E-Sita-Zarooriya are air, food & drinks, bodily movements & response, sleep & wakefulness, excretion and retention. Treatment in the Unani system of medicine is done mainly through diet control for simple diseases in the initial stages followed by the administration of single drug, failing which compound preparation may be administered. The various treatment such as "Ilajbit-tadbeer"(regimental therapy) "Ilajbit-Ghiza"(dietotherapy), "Ilajbit-dawa"(Pharmocotherapy) and "Jarahat" (surgery). In pharmoco therapy the physicians use naturally occurring drugs, mostly herbal. The advantage with naturally occurring drugs is that most of them do not have any side or negative effects.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Nowadays more and more people are curing their illness with the herbal treatments and natural preventatives that have been effectively used for thousands of years. Hakeem Hashmi, a well-respected unani physician while narrating the effective medicinal qualities of herbs and plants, specify garlic as the favourite root of unani medicine. Hakeem Hashmi pointed out that Hippocrates the father of unani medicine, used garlic in infectious diseases and particularly prescribed it for intestinal disorders. Even before, Khnoon Khoufouf, the builder of one of the oldest pyramids, (4500 B.C ) was among the first to recognise the values of garlic, for he ordered that all his workers should take garlic everyday to maintain their health and strength.
Even, garlic extracts and juices have been used successfully against cancer in booth animals and human studies. By quoting the PTI report, times of India 1987, Hakeem Hashmi pointed out that doctors in American research institute in Panama City had successfully carried out lab test in cancer by administering garlic. Garlic is known to the Chines as far back as 3000 B.C, and is believed to have originated in central Asia. It continues to be one of the staple spices of the Chinese and oriental cuisine till today. Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans also used garlic both as a staple food and medicine for ailments. Bow garlic is used in all parts of the world and is widely grown in the Mediterranean region, India, Philippines, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil and Mexico.
Traditionally, garlic has been used in herbal medicine for asthma, deafness, leprosy, bronchial, congestion, hardening of arteries, fevers, worms and liver and gall bladder trouble. Garlic is useful in Leucoderma, leprosy, piles, worms, catarrhal disorders and cough. Garlic is good for the heart, a food for the hair, an appetite stimulant, a strength-giving tonic. Several ancient beliefs about the healing virtues of garlic have been confirmed by clinical experiments in recent times. These tests and experiments have in fact proven much greater power of garlic than known previously. Garlic unpleasant odour is due to its sulpher content. This mineral is contained to a greater degree in its volatile oil, which has remarkable medicinal virtues.
Juice of garlic has a most beneficial effect on the entire system the ethers in garlic juice are so potent and penetrating, that they help dissolve accumulation of mucus in the sinus cavities, bronchial tubes and the lunges. They help in the expulsion of poisons from body through pores of the skin.
Garlic juice taken with hot water twice a day
Three cloves of garlic boiled with milk taken every day at night
10 drops of garlic juice with 2 teaspoon of honey cures asthma. It can be administered at the time of attack also.
Chewing 4 or 5 cloves of garlic given at the time of heart attack prevents heart failure, till medical aid is procured.
Making the children wear a garland of garlic glove, helps in curing whooping cough
Regular in take of 3-5 gloves of garlic cures all kinds of cold & cough.
. Taking 6 drops of garlic juice with fresh water regularly reduces high blood pressure (hypertension).
Paste of garlic with onion applied on the chest as poultice cures bronchitis.
Pulmonary infection including T.B is controlled by garlic in take. Because its rich contends of sulphuric acid destroys T.B germs. Chewing 10 cloves of garlic in 250 gms milk and then having that milk helps in curing T .B.
25 gms ground garlic boiled in milk till it becomes thick to be taken when cooled in the morning for at least a month.
Eating 7 to 8 cloves of garlic with one teaspoon of fresh butter also helps in curing paralysis
The herbs are regarded as a rejuvenator. It has been found to help remove toxins, revitalise the blood, stimulate circulation and promote intestinal flora, or colony of bacteria that prevent infection by harmful bacteria. Garlic is used in many medicines that cures impotency night-discharge, arthritis, malaria, jaundice, gastric ulcer, Diarrhea, polio, diarrhea and baldness. Even the bites of venomous reptiles, dogs & other noxious strung, can be cured by applying the paste of garlic. Because it counter acts their poison garlic has a pronounced aphrodisiac effect. It is a tonic for the loss of sexual power from any cause. It also treats sexual debility and impotency caused by over indulgence in sex and nervous exhaustion from dissipating habit. It is said to be especially useful to old men with nervous tension and failing libido.
Garlic is the most widely used of the cultivated alluviums after onions. It is used both as a food and seasoning, in the preparations of soups, sauces and pickles. In Spain and Italy, and some parts of china and India it is used with almost every food. Garlic is such a herb, it's virtues are endless and it can not be captured only in a number of pages.
For the benefit of mankind, Hakeem Hashmi has prepared effective garlic capsules all the above virtues can be obtained in the form of small capsules. And regular intake according to the prescription, is an effective cure for many ailments.
(Helps clear arteries blood circulation and heal skin infections)
Garlic is a gastric, stimulant & help in digestion, acts as an anti flatulent, carminative and diaphoretic. It is stimulant of kidneys and skin and is diuretic in nature. It is a tonic, giving strength & vitality, an expectorant having a special effect on the bronchial and pulmonary secretions, beneficial for eyes & brain and helps in healing fractured bones and is a great antiseptic. It has "allicin" which has the property to destroy even those germs, which are not killed by penicillin. It is thus a very powerful germicidal. It rehabilitates sexual malfunctions. It improves functional activity of heavy smokers.
Just half a raw garlic clove a day can increase body activity in dissolving blood clots and help prevent heart attacks and strokes. A couple of raw garlic cloves daily can deep blood cholesterol down in heart patients.
HASHMI GARLIC CAPSULE with no added oil & odour free are the first of their kind to be made from whole, fresh garlic, according to strict unani tests with the help of modern scientific tools
The strong odour attached to garlic prevents many people from using it regularly or in sufficient quantities. As a part of normal daily diet "HASHMI'S GARLIC CAPSULES" an benefit you by giving you all the goodness of the garlic without its characteristic odour, thus helping you to maintain a naturally healthy life style. Most recently researchers in oxford and the USA published theories of all the good data on garlic found that garlic supplements have an important part to play in the treatment of high cholesterol. Experts say that in its dried state, garlic reaches in the small intestine where the active principle is released and absorbed.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Guava is one of the famous and well-known fruit grown all over India and many parts of the world. Guava tree bears fruits twice in a year, in summer and winter, but the fruit in winter is considered, superior in quality and taste. The pulp of guava is very useful for human system. Guava is digestive, carminative, gives vigor & strength to heart, lungs and the whole body. It is an effective aphrodis, improves blood circulation, heals and dries wound and is an antiseptic. Hakeem Hashmi, a prominent unani physician & researcher advises a guava a day for good digestion and regular bowel action. Hakeem Hashmi usually say, " guava is hundred times more advantageous than apples. Take it straight with its skin on; chew thoroughly without spitting out the seeds for maximum benefit digestion will become so strong that you can digest pebble. Guava is a very nutritious fruit, when eaten with seeds it gives roughage to the diet helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. The fruit improves overall resistance.
CURATIVE PROPERTIES OF GUAVA: -
AS A GENERAL TONIC: -
1. Eating 200gms ripe guava with black salt, black peeper powder and little lemon juice twice a day regularly gives strength & vigor to mind & body.
2. Taking guava & banana with honey in breakfast eliminates the look of lanky body by making it grow strong & sturdy.
DIGESTIVE & STOMACH PROBLEMS: -
1. Taking pulps of roast guava (without seed) with orange juice two or three times a day cures indigestion.
2. Taking guava with rock salt after meals eliminated gas and increase appetite.
3. Consuming the ground paste of guava's fresh leaves with water cures stomachache.
1. Eating guava in breakfast or before meals activates digestion and cures constipation.
2. Eating guava & papaya with little black pepper powder, rock salt & lemon juice sprinkled on it, after meals activates normal movement of bowels.
LOOSE MOTIONS & DIARRHOEA: -
1. Taking boiled water of guava leaves, two to three times a day controls loose motions.
2. The bark of root of guava dried and roasted slightly and powdered. A pinch of this powder taken in buttermilk checks diarrhoea, an especially useful remedy in infants & children.
Eating 250 gms of ripe guava regularly in the afternoon for about a month purifies blood, cleans the stomach and intestines and thus cures itching due to bowels movements, pustules etc.
Applying paste of guava leaves on wounds helps in curing them.
RINARY DISORDERS: -
Decoction of 10 gms leaves of Guava & 50 gms leaves of grapes (boil it in 600 ml water till it become half), before sleep eliminated, and cures all urinary disorders.
Munching fresh Guava leaves or gargling with guava leaf water (in which guava leaves are boiled) eliminates swelling of gums and cures toothache.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: -
Consuming the oozed out water of the salad of guavas with little rock salt, black pepper powder, lemon juice on it twice or thrice a week controls high blood pressure. It is interesting to note, while the fruit is a laxative and digestive, the leaves and root bark check diarrhoea and bind the stomach.
OTHER USES: -
A part from the curative properties, its wood is very hard and used for making "Harmonium" etc. on which carving can also be done. The bark and dry leaves are used for making printing colours and dyes for cloths. Rich in calories guava has many qualities of apple and thus is called the " poor man's apple".
A word of caution
Hakeem Hashmi suggestted, that guava should not be taken empty stomach because it gives rise to phlegm in the body. Water should not be taken after eating guava for it may lead to cholera.
(Hakeem Hashmi's focus on fruits)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Through out the world at this juncture, men / women are turning towards alternative systems of medicine, particularly "Unani medicine" in search of answers to their sufferings.