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Asthma Home Remedies

The first thing you need to do is to know various allergens that may trigger the symptoms, and try to
avoid them.

Take one teaspoon turmeric (haldi) powder two times a day along with warm water. This is an
effective home remedies for asthma.

Prepare a decoction by boiling equal quantities of ginger (adrak), holy basil (tulsi) and black
pepper (kali mirch). Take this mixed with half a teaspoon of honey.

Another useful home remedy for asthma is honey and ginger juice. Take one teaspoon of honey
along with few drops of fresh ginger (adrak) juice on an empty stomach in the morning.

Boil some carom seeds (ajwain) in water. Inhale the fumes produced by this hot solution. This helps
relieve chest congestion.

Carom seeds (ajwain) are also beneficial in reducing the excessive production of phlegm. Take
carom seeds in the form of powder twice daily, or prepare a decoction and take it warm. This remedy is
taken especially in bronchial asthma, when phlegm remains stuck in the bronchioles.

The smoke that is obtained by burning asafoetida (hing) can be inhaled to get relief from spasms of
bronchial asthma.

Boil two or three cloves of garlic (lahsun) to a glassful of milk for five minutes. Drink hot to get relief
from asthmatic symptoms.

Another simple home remedy for asthma is mint. It is well known for its property of decreasing
phlegm. Crush fresh mint leaves to extract its juice. Add equal amount of ginger(adrak) juice in mint juice.
Take 8-10 ml of this mixture two times a day, along with honey.

Holy basil (tulsi) is a valuable herb known for its anti-asthmatic properties. Crush few fresh leaves
of holy basil and extract the juice. Mix basil juice with few drops of ginger (adrak) juice and some honey.

Inji Kashayam
>> MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007

Inji kashayam, a medicinal drink made with fresh ginger,pepper,coriander seeds and jaggery.This is mother
in law's famous recipe to make us all feel better when we are down with cold,indigestion or even
nausea.Simple and easy to make and this is my entry for JFI-Ginger by Rosie.
Fresh ginger - 1 inch piece
Coriander seeds - 1tbsp

Whole Peppercorns - 1tbsp

Jaggery - 3tbsp(use it according to your taste)
Water - 2 cups
Crush ginger in a mortar.Add water in a sauce pan and heat it.While its heating add
ginger,coriander seeds, pepper and jaggery.Bring this to a boil and let it boil for about 5-6
minutes.Sieve it through a tea filter.Serve hot to feel better.

Sorasam: Ginger Dhania Juice

by KA MA LA on OCTOBER 9, 2009


Sorasam (well known in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu) is a juice prepared with
ginger, lemon, coriander (Dhania in Hindi) seeds and cumin seeds. This helps
digestion and is very effective during stomach upset, vomiting sensation, belching
and other digestive related problems. This is very useful at festive times like Diwali,
when we tend to eat more sweets prepared with ghee and deep fried items that are
likely to affect our digestion.
Coriander is very effective in treating pitham (bile). My mother used to give me
Sorasam regularly during my childhood once a month.
Serves: 8 to 10
Preparation time: 20 minutes other than soaking time.


Fresh lemon medium size 4 to 5 no (approximately gives cup juice)

Coriander seeds cup

Ginger 30 to 40 gms (adjust according to your tolerance of ginger)

Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon

Water 5 cups

Sugar or jaggery or honey 5 tea spoon (optional-adjust as per your taste)

Salt- pinch


Soak coriander seeds, cumin seeds in half cup of water for 30 minutes; peel
ginger and cut into pieces.

Grind in a blender coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger with water; filter it

and take out the juice; add again water in the residue, repeat this two or three
times and extract the juice.

Now add sugar/jaggery, lemon juice and mix. Sweet, sour and hot Sorasam is

ready now.


Very effective if taken 100 ml in empty stomach in the morning for three days.

To be taken as a medicine only and can be taken as a energy drink once in a


Kashayam or Herbal Juice for Common Cold

by KA MA LA on DECEMBER 25, 2009


Most of us suffer from Common Cold occasionally. This happens mostly during rainy
season/cold climate and sometimes after drinking chilled water/soft drinks or even
after eating ice cream. The symptoms of common cold are: continuous sneezing,
blocked nose (difficult to breathe) or runny nose, sore throat, cough and symptoms
like headache, feverishness, chilliness, body ache and not feeling well in general.
Here is a simple kashayam or herbal juice or folk cure, to overcome this common
cold (If you have severe cold, it is better to approach the nearest hospital for
treatment). As far as possible, we take home medicines for common ailments. These
are passed on, from generation to generation through our elders and followed. This
kashayam is prepared with common spices available at home and with some herbs
available in stores selling herbal medicines.
The herbs used are:

Athimadhuram (in Tamil) also known as Glycyrrhiza Glabra or as

Liquorice in English.
Chitharathai (in Tamil) also known as alpinia galangal or as thai ginger
or finger root.

Relevant English names of the herbs used are available in Wikipedia.


Black pepper 1 tea spoon

Cardamom 20 to 25 no

Coriander seeds 1 table spoon

Athimadhuram 3 small pieces (as seen in photo)

Chitharathai 2 small pieces (as seen in photo)

Sukku or dry ginger 3 small pieces (as seen in photo)

Break Athimadhuram, Chitharathai and Sukku into small pieces; dry roast all

the six items together just to make them warm when you touch (I did this in

microwave oven).
Grind it as powder and put it in a air tight container and keep.

Khashayam preparation:

for adults: put half tea spoon of this powder in one cup of water and

boil for 3 to 4 minutes; filter, add little sugar or honey and drink it warm twice
a day.

for children above five years: put half tea spoon of this powder in one
cup of milk and boil for 3 to 4 minutes; filter, add little sugar or honey and
drink it warm twice a day.


Athimadhuram is a root and when chewed tastes little sweet.

As and when required, buy these herbs fresh from the stores instead of storing
them at home for long time.
Do not prepare kashayam powder in large quantity. Better to prepare it on
need basis.

This post is part of the event Home Remedies (HR- Series 1)hosted by A2Z
Vegetarian Cuisine.

Name & Reason for which the remedy is prepared: Kashayam or Herbal Juice

to treat Common Cold.

Oral consumption or topical application: Oral consumption.
For whom Kids/Adults/ALL/Specific Gender: for adults and children above
five years.