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51. Tired Eyes
1. Lavender oil offers gentle relief for tired and strained eyes. Add a drop of lavender oil to 500 ml (2 cups) of water and shake the solution well. Dip two cotton wool pads in the liquid, squeeze out the excess water and place one pad over each eye. If you wear contact lenses, they must be removed beforehand.
52. Eyesight Weakness
1. Mix seeds of cardamom (chhoti illaichi) along with 1 tablespoon honey. Eat every day.
2. Boil 2 tablespoon fenugreek (methi) leaves along with cup moong dal and 10 small onions and eat regularly.
3. Mix equal quantities of fenugreek seeds (methi dana) powder along with Shikakai powder for washing hair. Wash frequently.
53. Fainting
A hot poultice of carom seeds (ajwain) used as dry fomentation for hands and feet. Fatigue Take a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice in equal parts to dispel fatigue and general tiredness after a day's work
54. Feet Burning
Mash 1 ripe banana along with a little curd and water; take twice a day.
55. Feet Sole Having Cracks
1. Mix equal quantities of glycerin and lemon juice. Apply every night before going to bed. This mixture can be made and stored in a glass bottle.
2. Massage your feet with castor oil every night (in winters) for 2-3 minutes and then wear socks at night.
3. Grind equal amounts of neem leaves & turmeric (haldi). Apply on affected area.
4. Finely grind a handful of henna (mehendi) leaves. Add 2 tablespoon lemon juice and apply on the feet.
5. Mix the juice of bottle gourd (lauki) and sesame oil (til ka tel) in the ratio 4:1 and heat till all the moisture has evaporated. Bottle and use over cracked skin.
56. Feet Smelling
1. Soak feet in strong tea for 20 minutes every day until the smell disappears.
2. To prepare your footbath, brew two tea bags in 500 ml (2 cups) of water for 15 minutes and pour the tea into a basin containing two litres of cool water.
57. Foot Corns
1. Tie a fresh slice of lemon over the corn (painful area) and keep it all night.
2. Massage castor oil on the corns every morning and night before sleeping. Massage for 2-3 minutes so that the oil gets absorbed. In 3-4 weeks the corns will disappear.
3. Mash 1-2 cloves (laung) & garlic (lasan) and tie over the corns. Keep overnight.
58. Athlete s Foot
Keeping your feet clean and dry is enough to discourage the growth of this fungal infection. Remember, it is infectious and you must keep and wash your shoes, socks and towel separately. To soothe the broken areas of your feet, simply soak them for 10 minutes in a footbath of apple cider vinegar mixed with water.
59. Flatulence
Soak 3 tablespoon carom (ajwain) seeds in an adequate quantity of lime juice and dry in the shade. When fully dried, powder with a little black salt. Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture twice daily for a few days with a little warm water. (This treatment is more effective when fats and spices are
60. Fever
1. Extract 1 teaspoon each juice of tulsi leaves and bel flowers. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Take twice a day.
2. Tea made by boiling 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana), taken twice or thrice a day provides excellent remedy. (A little honey or lemon juice can be added to improve the flavour).
3. Grind a few roots of the mango tree into a fine paste and apply on the palm and soles of the patients.
4. The neem leaf decoction taken with pepper powder lowers temperature.
5. teaspoon ground pepper is mixed in warm water along with 1 teaspoon palm candy (sugar obtained from palm). This drink is taken at bedtime. w Fruit juice taken frequently.
6. Regular intake of a pinch of saffron (kesar).
7. Apply sandalwood paste on the forehead to bring the temperature down.
8. Boil 2 tablespoon fennel seeds (saunf) in 1 teacup water till it is reduced to half. Filter. Take 1 tablespoon every morning and evening for a few days. (This filtrate, when used to wash the eyes frequently, is reported to strengthen the eye muscles. It is a good cleansing lotion for inflamed eyes.)


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