Grandma's Home Remedies
Cold, Headache, Bodyache
Cumin Cure Paste
Seeragam (Jeera) Lehiyam
Powder Cumin (Jeera) finely. Make a fine powder. Take 200 gms of this
powder. Add one glass, about 250 gms, of Sugar cane juice. Add Ginger Juice. Along with the Sugar cane, ginger can also be kept and the juice can
be taken out together. Add the juice of 10 lemnons. Add the juice of 2 sweet lemons (naarangi, naarthampazam). Add about 100 gms of honey.
Mix all the juices, honey and powder. Leave it aside for one hour. Take about 750 gms of crystal sugar. Heat it with half a
glass of water. Let it boil for about 15 minutes. The crystal sugar will melt and become a sugar solution of a thin consistancy.
Add the juice and powder mix to the melted sugar crystal solution and stir. Heat it for about 15 minutes on slow heat. When it
is sort of a not too thick solution take it off the stove. The next day it will harden further. So it should NOT be heated till it is too
thick. Take it off the stove when it is like a thick soup.
Take a small pellet of this Cumin Cure (Seeragam or Jeera Lehiyam), about 15 gms, everyday for about one month.
This will cure vaata, pitta, kapha, the three ailments described in ayurveda. it will cure gastric problems, acidity,
vomitting sensations and flem in the chest.
At times due to indigestion the tongue loses the taste. When this Cumin Cure Paste (Jeera Lehyam) is taken, it will cure this
malady. It will set right the balance of the three elements in the body, vaata-pitta-kapha, and you will find relief from cold, headache and
This is also a preventive measure. By taking it regularly you can prevent the onslaught of these common ailments.