35 Indian Home Remedies
Here are 35 Indian Home Remedies for everything imaginable and have been used for hundreds of years, before the advent of modern medicine. This is good especially for minor aliments and aches and pains. Print it out and
keep it in a place where you can find it easily, when needed. This may avoid a trip to the doctors and/or make you feel healthy (and even look beautiful) in the process. Take Care!
1) Home Remedy for Asthma :
Take 1 tsp honey and ½ tsp cinnamon powder and mix them well before consuming.
For people who are in their early stages of asthma, a perfect home remedy
is to boil 8-10 cloves of garlic in ½ cup of milk and consume it during night time.
Take very hot water and add a tsp of honey in it. Consume it just âefore
sleeping and take small sips
2) Home Remedy for Body Odor :
Use antibacterial soap or deodorant soap while bathing.
To combat the unpleasant armpit odor apply cider vinegar. It serves as
the best body odor home remedy treatment.
In the bathing water, add a few cups of tomato juice and soak yourself in water for about 15 minutes.
3) Home Remedy for Backache :
Lime juice serves as an excellent home remedy for backache. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add
common salt in it. Drink it two times in a day. It will act as a great back pain reliever.
As a part of back pain home remedy treatment, raw potato in the form of
poultice is to be applied on the pain affected area.
Usually Vitamin C that is mainly found in citrus fruits is considered valuable for getting rid of backaches.
Consume about 2000 mg of this vitamin everyday.
Applying garlic oil on the back gives immense relief from back pain. Take about 10 small garlic pieces
and fry them in oil on a low flame. You can either use sesame oil, coconut oil or mustard oil. Fry till the
garlic cloves turn light brown. Let the oil prepared from garlic cool completely.
Thereafter apply it on the back and keep it for about three hours. In a couple of days, you’ll feel its
4)Home Remedy for Cough:
Grapes help a great deal in treating cold in a few days. Consume 1 cup
grape juice and also ádd 1-teaspoon honey to it.
Almonds are excellent for dry coughs. Soak about seven almonds in water and keep them overnight.
Next morning peel off the brown skin. Now grind them to form a powder and add twenty grams each of
butter and sugar and form a paste. Consume it twice a day, once in the morning and the second time in
5) Home Remedy for Common Cold:
Lemon can be used effectively to treat common cold, as it increases the body resistance. Take one glass
of warm water and pour some lime juice and a tsp of honey in it and consume it once or twice on a
Take 1 tbsp of Pepper powder and boil it in a cup of milk. Also add on a pinch of turmeric to it. Put some
sugar for taste. Drink it once in a day for about three days.
Take 3-4 tsp Onion juice and 3-4 tsp Honey and mix well before consuming.
6) Home Remedy for Common Fever:
The juice of grapefruit is valuable in all fevers. Helpful in quenching thirst, it also removes the burning
sensation produced by the fever. Half a glass of grapefruit juice should be taken with half a glass of
Another ideal food in all types of fever is orange. It provides energy, increases urinary output, and
promotes body resistance against infections. It is especially effective when the digestive power of the
body is seriously hampered.
7) Home Remedy for Defective Vision:
Consume foods rich in vitamin A (like raw spinach, turnip tops, milk cream, cheese, butter, tomatoes,
lettuce, carrots, cabbage, Soya beans, green peas, fresh milk), as vitamin A helps in improving eyesight.
8) Home Remedy for Diabetes:
Take 15 fresh mango leaves and boil them in 1 glass of water. Keep them
overnight. Filter and drink the next morning.
As a part of diabetes home remedy treatment, grapefruit is considered most
beneficial. Eat three grapefruits three times in a day.
Indian gooseberry, a rich source of vitamin C serves as the best home remedy for diabetes. Take 1 tbsp
of gooseberry juice and mix it with a cup of bitter gourd juice. Consume the mixture daily for about 2
9) Home Remedy for Dry Chapped Lips:
Drink plenty of water everyday.
Cut fine slices of cucumber and rub on lips.
Take a saline bath.
Apply neem leaves extract on your lips.
10) Home Remedy for Diarrhea:
Take a ripe banana and mash it properly. Add 1 tsp of tamarind pulp and a
pinch of salt to it. Consume this mixture two times in a day.
A simple effective home remedy for diarrhea is to drink a cup of strong tea or coffee.
A popular diarrhea home remedy treatment is to consume a paste made of 15-20 fresh curry leaves
mixed with 1 tsp honey.
Take a ripe banana, add 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder to it and eat it on a daily basis.
Take a tsp of date paste and mix with 1 tsp honey. This mixture is to be consumed 4-5 times a day.
11) Home Remedy for Ear Ache:
Boil 3-4 cloves of Garlic in some water. Mash them and add a pinch of salt. Wrap this poultice in a
flannel or woolen cloth and place on the aching ear.
Pour some garlic juice in the paining ear. Its antibiotic qualities help to relieve the pain.
Take Vitamin C to boost your immune system. It is a natural antibiotic and antihistamine that helps to
reduce inflammation and fever. Include zinc in your diet because it reduces ear infection. Certain foods,
more commonly dairy products like milk, butter, cheese etc tend to aggravate ear
infections, so it is better to avoid them during an ear infection.
12)Home Remedy for Genital Warts:
Extract juice from onion slices and add salt to it. Apply this juice on the wart-affected area and see the
Another great idea is to apply the milky juice of figs on the warts 2-3 times in a day, till the warts
Put few drops of apple cider vinegar on the warts using cotton ball. OR Consume foods rich in folic acid
and beta-carotene. Eat plenty of green leafy veggies.
13) Home Remedy for Gingivitis:
Take some clove oil and rub it on your gums. Or else, keep a clove in your mouth and chew slowly.
Brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains sage oil, peppermint oil etc.
In 1 glass of lukewarm water, add a pinch of salt and prepare a homemade saline solution. Using this
solution, gargle two times in a day. It will help a great deal in reducing the swelling in your mouth.
To heal the gum swelling, use an anti bacterial mouth wash.
Patients suffering from Gingivitis should consume foods containing low saturated fats.
14) Home Remedy for Hair Loss:
One of the best home remedies for treating hair loss is to massage your
scalp with fingers gently. It will also aid in increasing blood circulation and lend glow to your hair.
Amla oil serves as an excellent tonic for hair conditioning. Apply this oil on the scalp and see the
For nourishing your hair, apply coconut milk all over your scalp and massage it into the hair roots.
15) Home Remedy for Hangover:
Drink plenty of water before going to bed as well as when you wake up in the morning.
Eating some foodstuff while and after you are drinking will slow down the rate at which alcohol enters
the blood, thereby reducing the hangover. OR Consume vitamin C tablets, as they lead to the
breakdown of alcohol content in the body.
16) Home Remedy for Headache:
Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and see its wonderful effects.
When headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamon works best in curing headache. Make a paste of
cinnamon by mixing in water and apply it all over your forehead.
17) Home Remedy for Heartburn:
Ginger serves as an effective home remedy for heartburn. Grind fresh ginger and prepare ginger tea.
You can even add ginger to foods.
Increase your fiber intake, as it aids in the absorption of excess acid
and gas. It helps in flushing out the toxins from your body.
Drink plenty of water at least 8 glasses everyday.
Green tea is also effective in treating heartburn.
Prepare herbal tea containing equal small amounts of peppermint, chamomile, ginger, licorice root and
catnip. Preferably, it should be taken after dinner.
18) Home Remedy for Herpes:
Take a few ice cubes and rub them on the cold sore affected area for a few minutes.
Take a warm tea bag and apply it on the fever blisters for about half an hour.
Lemon balm extract is considered valuable in healing Herpes infection.
Consume foods rich in vitamins. Zinc and iron are also vital. Eat plenty of fruits and green veggies.
19) Home Remedy for High Blood Cholesterol:
In 1 glass of water, add 2 tbsps of coriander seeds and bring to a boil. Let the decoction cool for some
time and then strain. Drink this mixture two times in a day.
Sunflower seeds are extremely beneficial, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the
cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries. You just need to modify your cooking style a bit and
substitute sunflower seeds for solid fats such as butter and cream.
Incorporate loads of fiber in your meals, as fiber helps a great deal in
lowering the cholesterol pressure in blood.
20) Home Remedy for High Blood Pressure:
A real effective home remedy for high blood pressure is to take 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp ginger juice and 1 tsp
cumin powder and mix them well. Have this mixture at least two times in a day.
As a part of high bp home remedy treatment, it’s good to try out the idea of consuming coriander or
fenugreek leaves mixed in 1 cup of water.
Take about 25-30 curry leaves and make a juice, using 1-cup water. You can even add on limejuice to it
for making it tastier. Strain and drink it in the morning.
21) Home Remedy for Menopausal Disorder:
When a woman experiences menopause, she should take a daily supplement consisting of 500 mg
magnesium and 2 gm of calcium.
Carrot seeds are of great value in case of menopause. In 1 glass of cow’s milk, put a tsp of carrot seeds
and boil for about 10 minutes or so. Consume it everyday as a medicine.
Liquorices serves as an effective remedy for menopause, as it contains the natural female hormone,
estrogen. Thus, it helps in making up for the lost hormones.
22) Home Remedy for Obesity:
On an empty stomach in the morning, drink 1 glass of warm water mixed with
juice of half a lime and 1 tsp honey.
In 1 cup of water, add 3 tsp of limejuice, ½ tsp pepper powder and some honey. Drink this everyday for
about 3-4 months.
As a substitute of breakfast, consume 2 ripe tomatoes in the morning. This remedy will aid in reducing
your weight at a faster rate.
23) Home Remedy for Prostate Disorders:
Pumpkin seeds are extremely useful in treating prostate disorders. The seeds of pumpkin act as a rich
source of unsaturated fatty acids that are vital to the health of the prostate. Men suffering from
prostate trouble must take about 60-90 gm of pumpkin seeds daily. Pumpkin can be consumed
in the form of powder spread over the cooked food. You can also mix them with white flour for making
Zinc has been found beneficial in the treatment of prostate disorders. Take about 30 milligrams of this
Vitamin E is beneficial for prostate health. The patient should be given foods rich in vitamin E like
wholegrain products, green leafy vegetables, milk and sprouted seeds.
In 200 ml spinach juice, add 300 ml of carrot juice. You can even have carrot juice separately. Vegetable
juices are excellent in curing prostate disorders.
24) Home Remedy for Ringworm:
Take a raw fresh papaya and cut out slices. Rub the slice on the ringworm patch. It serves as an
excellent home remedy for ringworms.
Take a few mustard seeds and powder them. Thereafter, make a paste using water.. Apply the paste on
the ringworm-affected area and see its wonderful effects.
25) Home Remedy for Sexual Impotence:
Garlic is considered valuable in treating the problem of sexual impotence. It acts like a tonic for loss of
sexual power Chew 2-3 cloves of raw garlic daily.
Another aphrodisiac food next to garlic is onion. It aids in strengthening the reproductory organs. Prefer
going in for white onions.
Carrots have proved beneficial in creating the desire for sex. Take about 150 gm of finely chopped
carrots and eat them with a half boiled egg, dipped in 1 tbsp of honey. Consume it once a day for about
a month or two.
26) Home Remedy for Sinusitis:
Mango serves as an effective home remedy for preventing the frequent attacks of sinus, as it is packed
with loads of vitamin A.
Another beneficial remedy consists of consuming pungent foods like onion and garlic, as a part of your
Fenugreek leaves are considered valuable in curing sinusitis. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tsp of Fenugreek
seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to perspire, dispel toxicity and reduce the fever period.
Tie a tsp of black cumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.
27) Home Remedy for Sore Throat:
Take 1-2 cloves of garlic and 2-3 cloves and make a paste. Mix with 1 cup of honey. Drink 1 tsp about 3
times in a day.
In 1 cup of warm milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder. Drink the milk before going to bed.
Take 1 whole onion and boil it with some water. Thereafter, mash it and add some butter, salt and
pepper to it. Now eat this mixture.
28) Home Remedy for Stomach Ache:
Drink plenty of water, as it helps in ensuring smooth bowel movements. OR
Drink lemon tea with some honey added in it for taste. It will keep away stomach ache.
Mix 1 tsp each of mint juice and lime juice. Add some ginger juice and
black salt in it. Drink this mixture.
29) Home Remedy for Tonsillitis:
Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it in a glass of water. Add 4 tsp of honey and ¼ tsp of common salt in it.
Drink it slowly sip by sip.
Milk has proved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add a pinch of turmeric
powder and pepper powder. Drink it every night for about 3 days.
30) Home Remedy for Toothache:
Dip 1 clove of garlic in rock salt and place it on the affected tooth. OR Keep a piece of raw onion inside
the mouth on the affected tooth.
Clove serves as an excellent home remedy for toothache. Keep a clove in your mouth and suck it. You
can even apply clove oil on the affected tooth.
Lime is considered valuable in maintaining the health of teeth.
Consume the juice of wheat grass, as it acts as a fabulous mouthwash in case of tooth decay.
31) Home Remedy for Wrinkles:
Application of leftover egg whites at the bottom of the shell to the problematic area serves as an
effective home remedy for wrinkles.
For the sagging skin under the eyes or on the throat, apply some odorless castor oil.
Take some coconut oil and massage on the wrinkled skin.
Eat 1 tsp of shredded ginger along with a few drops of honey every morning. OR Rub the core of a
pineapple all over your face for sometime and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
32) Home Remedy for Urinary Tract Infection:
In 8 oz of water, put ½ tsp of baking soda and drink it.
Drink plenty of water, as it aids in flushing out the waste products from the body.
Drink Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.
33) Home Remedy for Warts:
Apply Castor oil daily over the problematic area. Continue for several months.
Apply milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs a number of times a day. Continue for two weeks.
Rub cut raw potatoes on the affected area several times daily. Continue for at least two weeks.
Rub cut onions on the warts to stimulate the circulation of blood. OR
Apply powder of herb Indian squill daily over the warts.
Apply milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times a day.
Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over the warts. OR
Apply Papaya juice
Apply Pineapple juice.
34) Home Remedy for Vomiting:
Take 2 cardamoms and roast them on a dry pan (tava). Powder the cardamoms and thereafter add a tsp
of honey in it. Consume it frequently. It serves as a fabulous home remedy for vomiting.
In the mixture of 1 tsp of mint juice and 1 tsp lime juice, add ½ tsp of ginger juice and 1 tsp honey. Drink
this mixture to prevent vomiting. OR Lime juice is an effective remedy for vomiting. Take a glass of
chilled lime juice and sip slowly. To prevent vomiting, drink ginger tea.
In 1 glass water, add some honey and drink sip by sip.
35) Home Remedy for Piles.
Radish juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and then later in the night. Initially drink about ¼ cup of radish juice and then gradually increase it to ½ cup.
Soak 3-4 figs in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next day in the morning.