Grandma's Desi Nuskhe

This page is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, late Rattan Devi. She lived a ripe age of over 90 years and was a source of strength, bond and love to our entire clan. I have a lot of fond memories about her. I remember when I was a young kid, my grandmother had a quite a few traditional home remedies for various day to day problems.

The home remedies or Desi Nuskhes given in this page are either the ones that I remember from my childhood or are those that I and my wife have learnt over the years and used while bringing up our children.  We even use these home remedies now for our day to day needs.

If anyone who may have an Indian Home Remedy to share, please feel free to email to me for inclusion in this page.


After the meals, take one piece of Clove (Laung) and suck on it slowly.  This not only gives instantaneous relief but also helps in reducing the onslaught of diseases arising out of acidity.

Cloves have direct impact on our digestive process.  It helps in building appetite, removes phlegm and also increases the white blood cell count.

Another good remedy is the usage of Jaggery (Gudh) after the meals.  About 5 to 10 grams of a Jaggery piece taken after the meals helps in eliminating acidity, improves digestion and also helps in the expulsion of worms in small children.

Acne & Pimples

Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour.  Wash the face with fresh water.   About 15 days application should provide the cure.

Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

Precautions : Do not try to prick and peel the acne as this can leave permanent marks on the face.


For ordinary constipation, take 10/12 pieces of Raisin (Munnakka), wash and remove the seeds and then boil them with a glass of milk.  Once the milk is boiled, eat the raisins and drink the milk.  Next day you will find regulation of bowel movements.

In case of stubborn constipation, use the above remedy for 3/4 days.

Ear Ache and Infection

Take two bits of Garlic. Remove the skin. Put them in two spoons of Mustard Oil in a small pan and warm it up on low heat.   When the garlic starts turning black (burning) then turn off the heat. Sieve the contents.  When the oil becomes lukewarm, then using a cotton stub, put 2 to 4 drops in the aching ear.

This not only gives instant relief from the pain, it also helps in getting sound sleep.

Any worms in the ear get killed and expelled from the ear. This remedy is helpful in curing oozing ears.

High Blood Pressure

Mix juice of onion and pure honey in equal quantity. Taken two spoons of this mixture once a day is an effective remedy for high blood pressure.  Take for about a week. Upon noticing improvement, take for few more days as needed.

Onion juice reduces cholesterol and works as a tonic for nervous system. It cleans blood, helps digestive system, cures insomnia and regulates the heart action.

Honey soothes the nerves and is also helpful in lowering the high blood pressure.

Other helpful remedies for High Blood Pressure:

  • Keep clean potable water in a copper urn overnight. Drink a glass early morning.
  • Take four leaves of Basil and two leaves of Neem (Margosa) and grind them with four spoons of water. Take this ground mixture empty stomach with a glass of water.
  • Eat empty stomach one Papita (Papaya) everyday for one month.  Do not take anything after this for at least two hours.

Loose Teeth 

Take half a teaspoon of Mustard Oil and mix with table salt. Message teeth and gums inside out for about 10 minutes, twice a day. Not only this will ensure an excellent cleanliness of gums and teeth, but will also guarantee that the loose teeth will become strong. An excellent home remedy for smokers and people who intake beer and alcoholic drinks. (These people suffer from such problems more in comparison to others).

Low Blood Pressure

Take 10 pieces of Kishmish (Raisin) and leave them overnight in a cup of water.  After the raisin has been soaked for about 12 hours, take one piece at a time and chew it for at least 30 times before swallowing.  Do this everyday for a month.

About 5 pieces of almonds soaked overnight in water, may be grounded and taken with a glass of milk.

Another wonder remedy in low blood pressure is to totally stop talking.  Lie down on your left side and relax.  With sleep taking over, you will feel better.

Throat Irritation

Take a teaspoon of table salt and mix with a glass of hot water. Gargling 3/4 times a day is helpful in giving relief to throat irritation.

Take a glass of milk and boil it with a half teaspoon of Haldi (Turmeric powder).  Add a spoonful of sugar.  Taken before sleeping for 2/3 days is also a very helpful remedy.  This remedy is also very useful in cough, colds and flu.

Weak Memory

Take seven almonds and immerse them in a glass of water in the evening.  Next morning, after removing the red skin, grind the almonds. Then mix the ground almonds with a glass of milk and boil.  When it has boiled, then mix a spoonful of Ghee and two spoonfuls of sugar.   When it is lukewarm, then drink it.  Do this for 15 to 40 days.  It helps in improving memory and also brings vitality to the body.

Important Note
This home remedy is extremely beneficial for students and those engaged in mental work. Take this empty stomach in the morning and do not eat anything for the next two hours.


Boil a cup full of water. After it becomes lukewarm then mix it with  lemon juice squeezed from a fresh half lemon and two spoons of pure honey. This should be taken every morning on empty stomach for about 2/3 months. This not only "melts" the body fat but also is a natural cure for many of the stomach ailments. Note : While this combination of lemon juice and honey mixed with lukewarm water is a sure remedy for reducing fat, only lemon juice actually increases fat.

Special for excessively fat people

Take only one sumptuous meal (lunch time only) a day. The meal should contain green vegetables. Do not drink water during or immediately after the lunch. Water should be taken after about one hour of the meal. Tea, Coffee and sweets should be avoided.

Some people like me cannot do without water after the meals. In this case it is suggested that only HOT water should be sipped. Sipping HOT water after meals reduces fat and is also helpful in cure of gas, constipation, worms, swelling of the intestines and  regulation of monthly periods of women.

By presenting this page, I am in no way suggesting that you should not visit your doctor or not take regular prescribed medication. The sole purpose of this page is to share the traditional home remedies or Desi Nuskhes. It is the total responsibility of the readers whether to read further or try these home remedies.


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Views: 4012      Comments: 69

Comment mere ghutno me aur pere me bahut dard hota kabhi peeth me bhi kirpa karke mujhe is ka ilaj bataie

sukhwinder kaur
11-Jan-2013 20:10 PM

Comment sir i have an problem in my sex life sir due to premature ejaculation kindly advice me what to do?

10-Jan-2013 11:07 AM

Comment Dear Sir, I have many problems ..please guide me through Desi nukhse
1. Pet Problem :-
(i). khana khane ke 15-45 minutes baad toilet jana padata h.
(ii). badboo dhar paad aate h or hichaki bahut aati h.
(iii) 1-3 km pedal chalne par toilet ka pressure ban jata h.

( b).weight Problem :-
meri age 22 yrs. or mera weight only 51 kg. mein apna weight badana chahta hoon.

2. Chest Problem:-
chest ke center mein bahut bar bahut jyada dard hota h.

3. Face Problem:-
mere face par pimple bahut ho jate h mein daba deta hoon to vo black colour ke marks ban jate h.

4. sex problem :-
mein raat ko bahut jaldi jhad jata hoon means sheegarpatan h..jisse meri married life nervous h.

please sir help me I hope...

08-Jan-2013 06:59 AM

Comment kindly tell me how to reduce/remove my blly and fat

Liaqat Ali Qadri
07-Jan-2013 16:07 PM

Comment I have vry smaller brown spots on my cheeks and nose plz tell me how i can remove it....

05-Jan-2013 06:44 AM

Comment Have low hissing sound in the ear which is high in morning,evening and at night.
Please help

02-Jan-2013 19:18 PM

Comment plz tell me the way to start menstruation ( period) as it is not going to my wife although she is not pregnant.

31-Dec-2012 03:41 AM

Comment pls suggest me the home remedy for early periods......let me know asap...please its very urgent

26-Dec-2012 10:08 AM

Comment I have period problem,,, my period is irregular ,,,, plz give me suggestion...

08-Dec-2012 03:25 AM

Comment I m 25 n hvng weight 65,,,i want to inc. My wt. Plz help me,,,

04-Dec-2012 11:30 AM

Comment aasalam aalekum. i have a problem in between of stomach and chest in center i always have the pain ,maybe it's alsar back of putto mein pain rehta hai so please give me some hakimi dawa ya koi nuska ya aurvedic mein koi dawa mujhe iske bare mein koi jankari dein meherbani ho gi aapke mera email id

mansoor ali
03-Dec-2012 13:28 PM

Comment Any very very effective Herbal medicine for enlarged prostate to shrink it in its normal size????????????????? Plz tell me by my mail id :----

28-Nov-2012 10:38 AM

Comment sir, i m 32 year age unmarried. I ve gas problem, kabaz n my belle is jst like matka. Plz tel me any remidy. Thanks alot.

26-Nov-2012 14:48 PM

Comment a lady aged 57 which is on dialysis thrice a week since 2010 due to uncontrollable diabetes (dependent on insulin now) with two times of heart attack, and hepatitis C, her hepatitis C is controlled because her SGPT is 23 but her kidney functions is as follows:
haemoglobin: 12.9
calcium: 8.47
urea: 121
SGPT: 23
albumin: 3.5
potassium: 5.12
glucose random: 183

symproms: urine out 5-10 ml daily
chronic contipation

kindly tell me if any home remedy for kidney support or wat ever u know tell me asap
nadeem husssain
patient brother
karachi, pakistan

nadeem Hussain
26-Nov-2012 11:55 AM

Comment what desi treatment of white hair on early age(35)

12-Nov-2012 04:52 AM

Comment Due to stroke my right hand is very weak,my wrist and fingers not working
please if someone know desi remedies, please contact me

31-Oct-2012 01:51 AM

Comment can we apply weak memory and acidity procedures both in the morning simultaneously as both have to be applied empty stomach in the morning..plz reply me as soon as possible.

20-Oct-2012 03:59 AM

Comment i have big stomach plz give some desi totka
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz hurry upppp

13-Oct-2012 02:19 AM

Comment can u plz tell cure for hyperpigmentation.....i have brown spots coming all over although i dnt have exposure to sun

30-Sep-2012 00:56 AM

Comment hi
i am suffring from acne can eating jaggery(gud) good for me, is it good for acne or i bad for acne ?

15-Sep-2012 06:13 AM

Comment I very much appreciate the home remedies.These are very easy to adopt,affordable by all and without any side effect.Normally we start such treatments but either are not regular,or do not heed to precautions or show casual attention which leads to unsatisfactory results and we say no use of it.Some time this kind of treatment is slow and takes a longer time. We should have faith and patience while adopting such kind of treatment Faith alone has a positive effect for curing a disease,I will be very happy if all these :Dadi ke Nuskhe: are compiled into a small booklet with a low price tag so that it can be purchased by poor who shirk going to a doctor for fear of high fee.Any way BEST OF LUCK to you and your patients.
Narinder Singh

narinder singh
15-Sep-2012 00:53 AM

Comment i have unwanted hair on my ear plz sir plz tell me some desi method to get rid of them permanently

09-Sep-2012 06:44 AM

Comment hi mere teeth me bhi bahot problem thi muje bahot dard ho raha tha par maine thanda pani muhh me bhar ke rakha jabtak gram na hojaye tabtak waise bar bar karti rahi to muje dard me bahot rahat mili

08-Sep-2012 07:19 AM

Comment Hi I am Hardeep I am 23 year old in a relationship I have period problem my period is irregular pls tell me wht can I do now thxxx

04-Sep-2012 04:00 AM

Comment Dear sir hope u will fine i am painet os stomotch since last 20 years i always feel pain in my belly.i dont take any spicey items never over eating so many doctors hakeems and homeopethics cheekd me but dont get the relife if u have some good nuskha pl hwlp me lot of prayers for u

mirza ikram baig
30-Aug-2012 04:51 AM

Comment how will be regular my period .i take medison two three time but medison dont work and we want prengancy again .can u tell me what can i do. we living in india.i hope u give me answer hurry.thank you

kumud tiwary
22-Aug-2012 13:44 PM

Comment Hi there do you know anything for lipomas

09-Aug-2012 10:13 AM

Comment Hello sir,
I am 20years old and is having pimples on my face. These pimples leave black spots. And i have a mark of chicken pox on forehead. I really wish to have a glowing face without any scar mark. Will u plz tel me any desi nushkha to remove/lighten d scar and pimple mark. I ll be greatfull to you.

06-Jul-2012 15:11 PM

Comment sir
mere teeth se blood nikalta hai mein 8 years se tablet le rhi hu isliye face me blackheads and dry face and hair white ho rhe hai and heel cracks ho gai hai so plz sir remidies

reetu brha
03-Jul-2012 23:09 PM

Comment plzz tel me a home remedy for sleeplessness and how to get early sleep???

26-Jun-2012 06:53 AM

Comment @RAJESH

Hi only thing I can think of is trapped gas my sister has it too but her pain is every other day we giver her 1tbsp honey and 1/2 tsp cinammon powder every morning or when she has pain in warm water give her this on the day of pain to see I it will help

or make a paste o hing powder and apple around belly button in clockwise motion this should help alot thanks if you try any of this pls let me know

20-Jun-2012 08:07 AM

Comment Dear Sir/Mam, I have 6 years old girl ,there is fluctuate of stomach pain before 3 years , but it is not happening continuous , it ma y stop & start any time .we went to doctor’s suggestion,but ,not satisfactory proced.Please reply me

19-Jun-2012 03:14 AM

Comment I am 60. My prostate is enlarged. Is there any very effective reliable herbal to reduce its size?

J. Singh
15-Jun-2012 08:29 AM

Comment mujhe NAJLA hai or wo peit me girta hai....dikkat hoti hai...homeopathic ilaaj b time pass karta hai....kya koi tarika hai...khatam karne ka....?

14-Jun-2012 06:50 AM

Comment @PRAGNA

for pain inflammation honey with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder is very effective add 1tbsp honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder in warm water and drink 3 times a day honey is an antiseptic so it will heal any infection this remedy is tried and tested any questions just ask

13-Jun-2012 06:03 AM

Comment I am 38 yrs old. I fell down from two steps of staircase but got injury on my left leg's foot. It is swelling and got 2-3 cut on upperside foot.There is not any crack in X-ray.Now I feel pain because of puss. suggest me to get of thispain.

12-Jun-2012 10:23 AM

Comment hi. who has ECZIMA there has a desi nuskha.cow ka pp jakham pe lagaye.....

22-May-2012 11:31 AM

Comment @NEETU

for you mums bone weakness every morning give her honey and cinnamon powder in warm water 1tsp honey and 1/2tsp cinnamon powder give her this everyday

And also give her kalonji seeds every morning

17-May-2012 13:50 PM

Comment @SARITA for really bad cough

Take one Bari ilaichi burn on fire and crush add almond and crush now take munakka and take out seeds and fill with almond and ilaichi mixture and on tava heat and eat every 4 hours any questions please ask

My email is

11-May-2012 10:37 AM

Comment @SARITA

HI your couch shouldn't harm the baby but why do you have a cough is it an infection coz you will need antibiotic when I was 4 weeks pregnant I had a really bad infection and I couldn't stop coughing it was really bad my ribs were inflamed because of coughing.... My mother in law gave me a remedy and in one day cough stopped

You need munakka and elaichi but I will confirm with my mother in law tomorrow and will post on here so wait for my reply


08-May-2012 18:59 PM

Comment i am pregent lady 6 month is started suffuring from heavy cough its harmful for my baby or not & tell me any desi dekshe.

sarita yadav
08-May-2012 07:37 AM

Comment Anyone need any tips and remedies I am happy to give tips

07-May-2012 21:09 PM

Comment @kanika

Mix honey oatmeal and scrub your face with that
Also apple honey on your skin and leave for 15 mi urea this should fix your pimples in - week if it helps please post here and let me know thanks Maria

06-May-2012 16:03 PM

Comment Hi jayesh pandit for eczema put honey on your skin this should soothe it hopefully cure it bacteria doesn't live on honey so it really good for skin conditions thanks

06-May-2012 15:51 PM

Comment hi,
i'm 28 yrs unmarried girl.
my periods are always irregular. days are always more.
please tell m home remedies, so that i can be a regular.

24-Apr-2012 05:51 AM

Comment Hi dear..

From past 6 months, all of a sudden I started putting up weight. I was 52kg & Now I am 60kg.. I wana loose my weight as soon as possible.. Even i can see blemshes & Pigmentation on my face.. My skin is getting dull day by day.. I am loosing my confidence.. Please help me

24-Mar-2012 05:36 AM

Comment I have problem of tartar & plaque on teeth. Please if you have home solution tell me

19-Mar-2012 04:05 AM

Comment hi,
i am kanika plz help me out in this matter
i have so much pimples n blackheads on my face.
i am really fed up...from yhese blackheads plz give me some remedies to me how to get rid of these blackheads..?????

kanika dhawan
11-Mar-2012 14:33 PM

Comment HI,
my mother age is 50 yrs. she have suffering lot of problem like bones weakness,
nerves weakness, she has a diabetes patient and take insulin daily,
i m very upset with her health. pls give some remedies to move and less her bones and nerves problem.

09-Mar-2012 05:03 AM

Comment I am suffering from last 15 years of Eczema please give me solution

Jayesh pandit
05-Mar-2012 07:43 AM

Comment hi i m 21yrs(female) i have a bellyfat , periods missing ,bavasir,and dark hairs on my face plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sugessted me what i have to do with my home remedies every one comments me i m tied of all this plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me.

01-Mar-2012 08:46 AM

Comment Helo,m 24 years of age n m maried my prob is dat my perind is iregular n nw i have missed also i ve testd 4 pregnancy bt it is negative plz tel me home remedy 2 prevent it n my period starts.plz tel me soon.

29-Feb-2012 16:44 PM

Comment I am 34 year old I am working woman,it's big problem.I have very big stomach i can not wear dress i feel shame please give some easy remedies to me how to reduce stomach

22-Feb-2012 01:54 AM

Comment hello sir,
i m 21 years old. i m suffering from najla .please sir give simple and best suggestion .

manoj kumar
19-Feb-2012 21:34 PM

Comment Hi,
m a 19yrs old girl and i hav too many dark hairs on my face and thats why m feeling very very bad so plz plz plz suggest me any herbal or any desi treatment to remove hairs permanently plz help.....hope so u cn definately

19-Feb-2012 13:31 PM

Comment Hello sir,
i m 23 years old.I m suffring from grey hairs please tell me a sutable remedy.Which change my grey hair in black soon.

vinod kumar
09-Feb-2012 04:55 AM

Comment Easiest way to stop hiccups is to take a deep breath, while holding it drink a mouthful of water --- keep holding the breath as long as you can and then release. Start breathing normally after that.

Second way is to take 4 pieces of cardomoms and boil them with half a litre of water. Subsequently, once the water has cooled, drink that. It will help in eliminating hiccups.

Ofcourse, if it is a serious issue, consult the doctor.

04-Feb-2012 19:25 PM

Comment hai, i live in husband has a very critical problem of hoccups. one time it starts,two or three days doesn"t stop.we have do all the treatment, all remedies but all useless.please help us if you have any treatment any suggesion any remedy.We will be very thankfull to you.

Anuradha Sharma
04-Feb-2012 17:28 PM

Comment hi i have bavasir and constipation with lots of blood.and lots of can you please tell me what i do for this.

18-Dec-2011 20:37 PM

Comment hii, i m varsha. i am 18th yrs old.i have big stomach.pls help me to reduce fat..plsssssssss help me and tell me a simple and easy remedies..thanx

29-Oct-2011 10:28 AM

Comment I am patient of insomnia taking medicine since 1991.I am 55 year old man. Apart from that I do have nerves system as well as muscle weakness problems. Please help me. Take care. GOD bless you.

nadeem akhtar sheikh
16-Sep-2011 04:18 AM


05-Sep-2011 21:30 PM

Comment Hi,

Can you please tell how to overcome my daughter's continuous barky cough. Please let me know if there is any remedy that I can follow. She is 6 years old. Thank You

25-Aug-2011 01:36 AM

Comment i am suffering from Lipoma in whole body, please suggest me the best and fastest home remedies to remove this ugly Lipoma tumers from the body.
Please help me. My age is 27yrs (male).

rahul sharma
21-Aug-2011 17:33 PM

Comment i got marriage in january .i missd my will be regular my period .i take medison two three time but medison dont work and we want prengancy.can u tell me but can i do. we living in america.i hope u give me answer hurry.thank you

15-Aug-2011 17:26 PM

Comment Please tellme home remedies for early piles.

Krishna arora
21-Jul-2011 07:53 AM

Comment May be useful to try this when needed.

Suchita Bara
23-May-2011 21:57 PM

Comment Vasanthi:
First remedy is to shed shame and accept yourself the way you are. You have to dress for your own self and not for others. Second remedy is to do rigorous exercise and regulate your diet.

18-Jan-2011 17:32 PM

Comment i have very big stomach i cannot wear dress i feel shame please give some easy remedies to me how to reduce stomach

18-Jan-2011 16:07 PM