Friday, May 05, 2006

Desi Health Tips from Radio

On Mondays 12pm-2pm it is the Health Show on radio. I was listening to it while doing my work. There's some really useful alternative medicine and health advice shared by the presenter and by the listeners. I thought I would share some things which I learnt from last week's show.

Advice on Hair-loss (from caller-in):
Hair loss is a result of LOW BLOOD CIRCULATION on the head/ scalp area. If you have a good blood circulation in your head/ scalp area then you will less likely lose your hair. To increase blood circulation, a person should get a Kangha (wooden comb) and COMB OVER THE SCALP about 50 times.

Advice on Dandruff:
When having a shower/bath, get YOGHURT (if its not ਖੱਟਾ sour/acidic, then squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it) and use this to clean the scalp. (You can also use this to clean your body).

Also you buy NIZROLA hair shampoo from the chemist. It’s a pink colour about £6 or £7 to buy. Place a little in your head and wait for 2-4 minutes before washing your hair. Ensure that the shampoo doesn't go into the eyes. It’s guaranteed that after 1-2 weeks that the dandruff should go away.

Advice on Upset Stomach and Gas in Stomach after eating :
Get a little bit of JAWAIN ਜਵੈਣ ("Trachyspermum ammi" in English) and put it into an empty jar. Get some fresh LEMONS and squeeze out the juice and it into the jar with the Jawain. Once the Jawain absorbs all the juice, then put some BLACK SALT (kala namak) and shake it around.

Once the Jawain has ABSORBED all the lemon juice then you can eat it either after a meal with a glass of luke warm water, or you can crush it down (into a powder) and eat it in this way.

Advice on continuing upset stomach and gastric problem with stomach after trip to India:
Get HAJMOLA (from any Indian store) and take 2 tablets. Add a little JAWAIN and then crush/grind it. Once it’s a powder then you eat a teaspoon with luke warm water. If possible squeeze a little lemon in the mixture. Only take ONCE A DAY (as Jawain is garam for the body).

Advice on spots ("fainsee-aa" in Panjabi) on scalp or face:
Get HALF A LEMON and scrub the spot(s) with the lemon. (Those who dye their hair are more likely to getting spots on the scalp because hair dye contains Ammonia - so if you dye your hair then follows Guru Ji's advice and put their hair dye in the bin and let your hair and body grow and age in grace and dignity, plus it’s healthier for you!).

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਚੜ੍ਹ੍ਹਦੀ ਕਲਾ । ਤੇਰੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ ।
naanak naam chaRdee kalaa. tere bhaaNe sarbat da bhalaa.
O Nanak! With Naam comes Chardi Kala and with your blessings, Peace for Everyone.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for Desi Nuskas
I may add few of mine Nuskas in this post
1. Add Sauf in tea. It is good for upset stomach ( bette alternative than Juman).
2. Use lemon instead of salt for taste ( good for people with high BP).
3. Use lemon and Kali Mirch as dressing for Salad. Raddish, Cucumber, Zuccinni, Carrots, spinach,tomatoes, green apples, and berries.
4. Drink water and add some strawberries, blueberries,and any other kind of berries for taste. Helps you drink water and have your daily fruit.
5. Boil Neem leaves in water - good for dandruff, releiving inflammation, and itch. ( can you find Neem tree in North America and UK)

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Here's some advice from an old relative if you sneeze a lot:

Get some Baby oil or Vaseline and lubricate your inner-nostrils.

A told someone about this at Sixth Form because they were sneezing a lot. She tried using oil and it worked! She was happy because the sneezing was draining her.

TeraRoop11 said...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


Arshdeep said...

i got one :)
if sum1 punches u in the eye n u get a black eye
dab the swollen part with warm water mixed with a little bit of barcarbonate of soda
make sure it dnt get in ur eye tho

that works :)
i tried that one ;)

verinderpaljit singh bhuparaia said...


mera vaid gobind :)

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