About Me

Hi!
       Thank you for visiting my blog. I am Ramya Venkateshwaran (Rampriya). I live in a small village in Tamil Nadu, India. I am a house wife and I have lived in a village all my life, except for the time I spent in hostel.

All my life, I have seen my family members and neighbors use simple home remedies for all ailments (from sickness to skin care). I didn't give it much thought until I got sick with abscess. I kept going to one doctor after the another and swallowing huge amounts of medicines for almost two years. One day a neighbor in our village suggested turmeric. I was skeptical at first, but ever since I started using turmeric after my bath, I stopped getting abscess. It was such an eye opener for me. After that I became obsessed in getting to know all the remedies that are practiced in our village.

I have collected recipes from skin care to common ailments like cold, headache etc. These remedies have been used in our village for years. The ingredients are usually common kitchen ingredients but some recipes call for some herbs, which you can easily get, if you visit any village. Most of the recipes sound very simple, but they really work their magic. But please be patient when using home remedies, as it does not give instant results most of the time. One of our farm workers, who is very good with home remedies and identifying natural herbs summed it up beautifully about home remedies in Tamil - " Nallakum annal ver arukkum" meaning though it takes time, it will solve the root cause of the problem.

Each and every remedy has been tried by me before I record it in this blog. Though I have recorded all these remedies, the real credit goes to my elders who still keep up with the old traditions and my husband who encouraged me to start blogging. I also want to thank Nags of "Edible garden" blog for helping me with my blogging problems.

Both my parents and in laws are farmers and most of these herbs are found in our farm, but you can grow these herbs easily in small pots too. Once you get the hang of using home remedies in your day to day life, you will start enjoying it immensely. I think if we keep following our age old traditions, we will remain much more healthy. I will be very happy even if at least one person benefits out of this blog. 

Once I started collecting the remedies, I wanted to share it with everyone, so this blog was born. I am also very interested in making my own homemade cosmetics and beauty products. I have been making them for years now and you will find all the recipes of the products I have tried over the years in the blog. I really enjoy collecting all these recipes, photographing and writing for the blog. This blog also keeps me from missing my son, who is in a boarding school. I use a "Nikon D5100" digital camera to photograph the pictures.

This site is open to comments and your comments are very important to me, but I request you to be considerate when you leave your comments in this site. I think even one positive comment will keep me going. If you have any doubts regarding any of the remedies posted, I will be happy to answer it to the best of my knowledge. Since I want to reply to each comment personally, please bear with me if it takes sometime for me to reply..

You can also keep in touch with me through facebook , Google+, Twitter and pinterest.



              

    
                                                                                            

282 comments:

  1. lovely ramya ! i never expect this much in this blog :)

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  2. Hi rampriya,Very happy to see your blog.Many useful tips and beautiful photos.Today only mithuna informed me about this.

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  3. very useful blog ramya! beautiful pictures too. thanks for sharing with everyone.

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  4. Shankari Prasanna15 April 2013 at 03:29

    Hey Ram.......this is really superb and very useful blog........really i love it.....keep it up dear. Unnudaiya pudhiya alosanaigalai inidhe varaverkiren....Ennudaiya manamaarndha vazhthukkal

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  5. Hi rampriya the blog looks super knowledgeable ...... Thanks for a gud eye opener, with some hassle free techniques .... Keep going. All the very best form all of us CND/CM....

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  6. So nice ram to share this for benefit of others...will try :-)

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  7. Poornima Aithal24 June 2013 at 07:04

    Dear Rampriya,
    Amazing work. You truly follow the adage' health is in our hands'. Can you pls suggest remedies tO stop hair thinning and hair fall?

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  8. Hi poornima, Thanks a lot, encouraging words like this will keep me going.. I will try to post remedies, to stop hair thinning as soon as possible.

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  9. Hey Rampriya,

    Great blog and thank you for doing it very insightful and I am very much in favour of the natural way.

    Tom

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  10. Hi Ramya, Your blog is simply fascinating and useful for foodies like me. Great going . Keep it up.

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  11. Hello Ramya, just discovered your blog and I shall explore it more deeply all day. You have so much to offer. Thank you SaraKay

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  12. Very useful...thk u...

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  13. i am too ramya blogging from LemonKurry.haappy to know about u.am too from village only.nice to see ur remedies and diy recipes here.and am too ramya venkateswaran

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  14. Your blog is a treasure cove I was looking for. After the little one was born I have been more conscious in finding home remedies for common ailments. Thank you for sharing the tried and tested tips.

    And I have to try your avocado facial to get rid of the black heads ;)

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  15. Lovely tips& par excellence photographs ..truly ayurveda &nature has so much to offer us!!

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  16. Before becoming a certified health coach I have realized the importance of slowing down and look back the natural solutions which we left behind. Your blog is like some body helping me see my dreams coming true. Really Really Really a great thought in action. Keep up good work Ramya!

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  17. ur blog is very nice and is really very helpful.............lovely pics

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  18. Great job! One of our friend suggested to try Kalonji oil - I found it very useful.
    Thought I will share it with you. Thanks

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  19. Hi, can you please tell the remedy to remove the hairs permanently from upper lips & chins my sister has this hair problem she is suffering very badly for this & even to tips to avid smell from under arms.

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  20. I will post remedies for it soon Ramya.......

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  21. Hi, I have heard they use turmeric either dry or fresh ( manjal) to rub the arms legs underarms etc, what is it good for? if we cannot get this can we use turmeric powder sold in groceries?

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  22. Hi,
    Turmeric paste is an antiseptic, it keeps the skin blemish free. But if you have dry skin try using it with yogurt, as turmeric paste alone can be quite drying on the skin, if used for a long time. You can use good quality turmeric powder too.

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  23. Hi Ramya,
    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful home remedies. I have been searching for such home treatments for a long time and your site is like a treasure box, all in one package. Kudus to your effort to share with everyone, keep up the great work and i am sure many are benefited.

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  24. Hello Ramya,

    This is just an amazing blog.I would always love to use natural home remedies.thanks a lot for this initiative and keep going.GOD Bless

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  25. Looking forward to learning so much from you. I am so glad I stumbled upon you on Facebook! Blessings!

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  26. Hi
    Can u please share some remedy for ear tinnitus and nasal allergy...

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  27. Hi, I will try my best to find and post them sooner for you.....

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  28. Hello, I am Radhika, also from Coimbatore. I was amazed that such a well written blog has come from a lady living in a village in Coimbatore. After looking at many blogs on natural remedies, i assumed that you were from some bucolic foreign country! your blog is very easy to read and the pictures are very nice. It will help in popularizing natural remedies. thank you for sharing!

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  29. Thanks a lot, for your kind, encouraging words, Radhika......

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  30. Hi Ramya,
    Really great website with such a wonderful simple home remedies.Thanks a lot:):)

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  31. Dear Ramya (that is my sister's name as well & we are from Coimbatore as well!), I stumbled upon your blog by accident, and what a fortunate accident it has been. Commendable effort in documenting herbal and natural cures and remedies. You have a follower in me :)

    Much love,
    Bhuvana

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  32. Dear Bhuvana,
    Thanks a lot for your kind words, means a lot to me......

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    1. Hello Ramya,

      I would like to know where to buy the natural camphor in Australia. I would like to buy it in the solid form as I would like to use it for the family. I would also love to know the best way to use for colds, flus and is it something to use as a preventative during the winter months.

      Kind Regards,

      Ann

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    2. Dear Ramya ,

      I most rarely leave comments on any blog but i was compelled to appreciate your effort. I have been regularly watching your videos on youtube and find them extremely good but most important thing is your attitude when you speak there. I deeply want to appreciate the humbleness with which you are doing all this. Keep up your effort and do really know that we all want to see more of these things from you.

      Thank you so much again :)

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    3. Dearest Shreya, Thanks a lot for your kind words, means a lot to me...

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  33. Hai. Ur blog is awesome.
    U also very beautiful lady.
    Village la irunthu vara real ana anubava maruthuvam unkalodathu.
    good job. keep it up.
    VALKHA VALAMUDAN RAMYA.
    -Bhuvaneswari,salem.

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  34. Hi Ramya,
    Thanks for such a lovely and useful blog....
    I saw it today only when i was searching for uses of ratanjyot .....
    My daughter is 20 month old and she has some insect bite mark on her legs....could you please suggest something for removing those marks...(right now i m using ratanjyot mixed in coconut oil)....also please suggest any mosquito/insect repellent home made oil which can be use to massage her......Thanks a lot.......Akanksha

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  35. Hi Akanksha,
    I am glad you like the blog. For insect bite marks, apply a paste of turmeric and neem paste regularly. As for mosquito repellent, I have a recipe for it in the blog, here is the link: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/12/home-made-mosquito-repellent-blend.html

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  36. The blog has been well written with some very nice pictures and I appreciate the efforts taken in preserving the age old practices which usually gets lost in the modern era.

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  37. Hi Rampriya, You have a wonderful blog with amazing pics. Great work.

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  38. Thanks for taking time out to write all these information. Very useful. Divya

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  39. Thank you for having such a wonderful blog! I find it very informative and insightful, and look forward to exploring it more. Please keep up the good work - you are helping more than you know.

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  40. My first visit to your useful blog. Great work madam.

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  41. Hi Ramya, you have a beautiful blog. I really agree with you, if we had continued with the local thing our forefathers used maybe we will be having less problems now. thanks for this blog.

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  42. I LOVE YOU RAMYA.. MUUUUUUUUUAAAACH, AM SO GLAD TO FIND YOUR BLOG....am a beauty obsessed girl my mom calls me mad when it comes to beauty ....i have tried a lot of remedies since years but none of them worked like magic for me not atleast one remedy am fed up....but still i didnt lose hope i kept on surfing for effective organic remedies and got u ;) am looking for an effective organic whitening cream for face ..is it possible to prepare the cream at home plz guide . I'll message you on facebook as i want to share some thing with you.

    regards Amy

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    1. Amy, Thanks a lot :) You can make good organic homemade creams at home, try the homemade almond night cream from the blog.....

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  43. A beautiful blog. Thank you so much for the post on how to make incense.
    From Linda in Australia x

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  44. A wonderful blog very useful. thank u so much .really appreciate ur effort in not letting our traditional remedies die out.your pictures r really good.

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  45. Great great website.. Dont know how i missed this for so long. Keep up the good work. Your blog is benefitting so many of us who want to follow traditional practices but have only limited knowledge. Thanks a lot Ramya

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  46. Thanks for your beautiful blog Ramya - natural remedies are the best, and your photos are stunning - you are helping many people around the world. Love from Australia.

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  47. Hello Ramya, You got a website there. Thnaks for all the posts. Could you please post some remedies for bad breath, inflammation, toxin removal for kids and in general kids health? Also one suggestion,can you post remedies using everyday ingerdients available in pantry. Coz lot of herbs you mentioned are not easily available outside India.
    Thanks

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    1. I am glad that you find the blog useful and thanks for your suggestion, I will try posting remedies using common kitchen ingredients and I will also try my best to post remedies on the issues that you mentioned.....

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  48. Do you have remedies for dark underarms? I have tried potatoe and baking soda. They seem to work when applied on daily basis. But if I don't do for one day also skin turns dark. Post some permanent solutions please

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    1. I will try my best to post remedies for dark underarms soon...

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  49. Hello, I am also from Coimbatore. Have been following your blog for some time. The write ups are very interesting. Love the pictures too. Have a small garden, plants in pots. Would like to grow more herbs (have a few). But unable to get them. Agriculture college sales department closes early and they are not open on Sundays. We have a wonderful source for plants, which working people are unable to make use of. Do you know any other place we can get herbs?

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  50. Hi Ranjini,
    Since I live in a farm, I get all the herbs from the farm itself. The nurseries in Coimbatore stock up very few herbs, if you want medicinal plants visit a near by village during a week end, I am sure you can collect all the medicinal herbs there....

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  51. ......Hi Ramya , do you have your blog in Tamil ? I want to pass your info to a Tamil friend .Thanks ...... ! ! . . .

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    1. Hi, I don't have a blog in Tamil but I will try enabling the translation for this blog in Tamil....

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  52. Wonderful Blog Ramya. Did a quick scan of all your face book posts and subscribed to news letter as well. Great collection and nice to see you are updating it regularly ...Hats off to you...

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  53. Do you know any alternative for root canal treatment and other dental related problems?
    Thanks

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    1. I am sorry, I don't know any alternatives for root canal treatment but you can find lot of remedies for treating and preventing other dental related problems in the blog like homemade tooth powder, neem mouth wash that prevents mouth odor, etc...

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    2. Perhaps try Raw, Organic Coconut Oil?
      I don't know about root canal but I had excruciating pain which did not improve after visiting a dentist.
      Now at the first sign of trouble, after oil pulling I first hold some xylitol (made from birch NOT corn) in my mouth (just where it hurts) and then Raw, Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and this seems to prevent it getting worse, and it goes away after a few days of repeating this treatment.
      I did this daily for months in the first instance. It reduced the pain and eventually after months of chewing only on the good side of my mouth it gradually got better. What a relief !
      http://www.wildturmeric.net/2014/03/homemade-virgin-coconut-oil.html
      http://www.xylitolshop.co.uk/about-us-1-w.asp

      Wonderful blog, Ramya. I look forward to reading more when I have time.
      Thank you!

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  54. Hi Rampriya. Thank you for this wonderful blog. I am battling a stubborn cold and will persevere in treating it with garlic, turmeric etc. I will try your mustard poultice as well. Best wishes.

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  55. Hi Ramya... Am frequent visitor of ur blog. Am also from village in Coimbatore near isha yoga. Happy to b a follower of yours. Please visit my cooking blog www.cookingcrest.blogspot.in
    I would like to sharemy tips of health remedies and please be in touch. Happy to know u☺ also am student of Ramakrishna college

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  56. Thanks Mrs. Ramya, i was astonished to see your hardwork behind this posting. I salute for your immense work.

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  57. My best wishes for your happy, healthy and wealthy life to serve the people through this blog.

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  58. Very useful blog

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  59. It's just amazing ramya..!!!!! Keep going..... 👍Really I felt very useful.... 😊

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  60. Many thanks Ramya for this treasure blog...great work...
    I saw ur blog yesterday while searching homemade bath scrub for my son.
    He is 17 months old .He his premature baby.His face is much fairer compare to his arms & legs (they are almost black)...cud u please suggests any remedy(oil n scrub) which can help him to have fair legs n arms or atleast unifom
    skin tone throughout...
    This comment will be incomplete without appreciating ur photography. Can't imagine ur blog without those beautiful pics...keep going ..wish u the best :)

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  61. I am very happy that you like the blog :) Try using homemade bath powder for him daily, it is very gentle on the skin and is perfect for babies (you can find the recipe in the blog). It will help even out the skin tone and massage his skin daily with fresh Aloe Vera gel. These two things are the best and safe skin treatments for babies. Hope this helps....

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  62. I found your website while I was researching about the Soapnut for washing hair and as laundry soap. I quickly glance through your website and I really like your remedies. Thank you for sharing your experience and back home remedies. With all the commercial products(tons of chemicals) our health was effected very badly. That's why we are been seeing lot of deceases. I started getting into organic\natural products in our house. Slowly I do want to get into replace everything in my house. Thank you and keep up the good work. Now you are in my browser favorite.

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  63. Hi Ramya,
    You have a wonderful blog!!! I landed in your blog while researching about soapnut. Even I am fond off using natural products.Slowly I am making my family to adopt it.My Home remedies kept my toddler free from cold and cough for 1yr.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. I am also from Coimbatore.You stay in which place in Coimbatore?Would like to visit you in person.

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  64. Hi, I am very glad that you like the blog and I am very very happy that you are interested in home remedies too...

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  65. I live in a small village that is around 50 kms away from Coimbatore....

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  66. Hi Ramya, where can I get kaolin clay in Coimbatore please?

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    1. Hi Ranjini, Usually they are already premixed and sold as clay mask. You can try in Center point shop in Lakshmi complex, but I doubt whether you will get pure kaolin clay there. If you don't get it there try online in ebay.....

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  67. Can you plzzzz give me your mail ID?

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    1. Dear SV,
      I don't check the mail often as it is getting very difficult for me to answer every mail along with blog comments, face book messages and you tube comments everyday. If you want to write to me personally, you can contact me anytime through face book message. I hope you understand....

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    2. Ok. I can understand your situation.

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  68. Hi Ramya,

    You are doing a wonderful service to all by recollecting the natures gift to human being.
    I am 52 yrs and have some brown patches on my face. Is there any way to get rid of this permanently? Pls suggest some herbal remedy for this.

    NA

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    1. Thanks a lot, your kind words mean a lot to me..If you are using chemical dye regularly, it will increase the skin's sensitivity to sun in some people causing brown patches. The best thing is to try natural hair dyes and apply sunscreen regularly. To get rid of the existing brown patches, try applying either vitamin c serum from the blog or pure Aloe Vera gel on the patches regularly for a few weeks. You can also try apple cider vinegar, these three are the best in getting rid of brown patches...

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    2. Hi Ramya,

      Thank u for your prompt reply. I will try to follow your suggestions and will get back to you soon. Thanks once again. Keep yr service going.

      NA

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  69. Hi Ramya, I have been reading ur posts and it finds very interesting. I hereby request you to share ur address / contact details in order to contact u for certain clarifications as I am not accessed to computer very frequently pl email me the same at rajesh.gkr688@gmail.com

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  70. Hi Ramya akka,
    Iam Brindha from Coimbatore. Accidently i saw ur blog on one fine day from then I am a regular visitor of your blog. I have read all your posts I think, Its too interesting to read and visualization of the pictures are too good. I have 2 almond trees in my garden akka. Can u please say how to prepare homemade almond oil. Plz also suggest how to remove the almond shells its too difficult to remove it by hands akka. Awaiting for your reply

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    1. Hi Brindha, I am very glad that you like the blog :). Brindha please give me some time to experiment and post about homemade almond oil, I will do it as soon as possible. I have almond trees in our farm too, I prefer to crack them open using a small hammer. Also try a nut cracker, it is in my shopping list :)

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    2. yup akka... will try a nut cracker for sure. Do there is any automated machines/ shops which will remove the almond shells n cbe akka??

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    3. Brindha, I don't know any shop that removes the shells...

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    4. Ok akka...

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  71. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful home remedies. I have been searching for such home treatments for a long time and your site is like a treasure box, all in one package. your effort to share with everyone, keep up the great work and i am sure many are benefited.

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  72. Hi Ramya..
    I am following your blog for last few months and I want to tell you how much I appreciate your efforts and dedication in bringing the traditional wisdom for common good.First time I saw your blog, I was impressed by your well researched and meaningful articles. I often quote your example to my mother who is trying to figure out her life again after her three kids has grown up. Your passion is contagious as I have started replacing my daily use thing with traditional and homemade ones. Please keep up the good work.
    I also want to know about different types of clay pots and how to use them for preparing meals and their daily care.

    Kind regards
    Sonal

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    1. Dear Sonal, Your kind encouraging words made my day :) I will try to collect all the information about clay pots and post sooner...

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  73. Hi Ramya..thanks a lot for the blog which is very useful and getting back to our previous generation's precious medicines with no side effects. Am also from a village near madukkarai. I have a question to you, my husband's hair is completely white(28 yrs old). Can we cure it at this situation ? I saw some preventive measures of grey hair with curry leaves, but not sure if this will be helpful in my husband's case.

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  74. Hi Chithra, Usually curry leaf hair oil is very effective only when the premature greying is in starting stages ( I have seen my neighbor reverse her premature greying using it) and I am afraid it won't help your husband much...

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  75. ok thanks. If you come to know, please write in this blog. It will be very helpful to most of us who are using artificial colors.

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  76. Hi Ramya, I appreciate your efforts and thank you very much for these.
    I generally use tablets for even a slightest issue. But after reading I feel there are better ways just by following simple things. I have started following certain suggessions of yours for gastric or sabja seeds for constipation, using amla juice etc.
    Can you please suggest if there are any home remedies for urin infection for women.
    Also is there a way to search your site for specific requirements.
    God bless you and hope you provide more and more of home remedy options.
    Thank you / Sree

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    1. Hi Sir,
      Thanks a lot for your blessings, it means a lot to me. Barley water works well for treating urine infection in women (recipe in the blog). There is a search box in the side bar, please use that to search for specific requirements...

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  77. Hi Ramya,
    One more questions.....is there any remedy for white patches on face and body (leucoderma).
    Please advise.
    Also any possibility I can get in touch with you over mail or phone to discuss more.
    Thanks, my mail ID is sreenivasan.1968@gmail.com

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  78. Sir, you can leave a private message in wildturmeric face book page, I will be checking them everyday. I am sorry, I don't know any effective home remedy for leucoderma...

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  79. Its a wonderful blog, Ramya.

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  80. Good job, great work, just love it, can you post on how to make bathing soap at home? Thanks

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  81. Hi Rampriya
    You have done a wonderful job. I am married and settled in Coimbatore for nearly 10 yrs now and was surprised to see many recipes which I have never heard off in Chennai plry the different dishes which people make here with Saami, Varahu, Cholam, etc etc. My husband is very fond of these native dishes and started trying my hands in those. And now that I have found your blog with other DIYs in Health & Beauty remedies, which I am basically interested, I am finding some time (since I m a officer goer and taking care of my 6 yr old daughter) to do at least few of them.
    Keep up your good work!! Will be refering to your blog often. Ranjini Manoharan

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  82. I keep putting it off because I am reluctant to use lye in the kitchen. But I will definitely try making soap sooner and post it in the blog...

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  83. My grandson aged two years is having constipation.He is in US.he is a poor eater also.What is a home remedy for this .
    Maya

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    1. Hi Maya mam, I am very sorry for the late reply. My son had constipation problem when he was a baby but once I started giving him whole grain foods daily, the problem solved on it's own. If he is taking packaged cereals or white bread try giving him whole foods like oatmeal or ragi porridge (It just takes a few minutes to prepare). I was giving my son ragi porridge along with jaggery and few drops of ghee everyday and this greatly solved the problem. Also try to give him raisins everyday, this will also greatly help...

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  84. Hi ramya,i love ur blog!ur love and enthusiasm abt ayurveda has convinced me to maybe try the arya vaidya sala in coimbatore,i hv been to the one in delhi,it was comfortable and clean,i want a change of scene so i hv settled on three options,coimbator e, ernakulam or chennai?which can u recommend btw the three?

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    1. I have only visited the arya vaidya sala in Coimbatore, try it, it is good...:)

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  85. Hi Ramya,

    I'm Sri, I live in the US. This is a good example of how the world is becoming small and truly global!

    I actually stumbled upon your website while searching for slaked lime properties but I'm so happy I found this site. This is a fantastic site and it's really good to know & use (at least for me) all the natural remedies (or wonders?) as much as possible. Thank you for being very generous in sharing all this knowledge. You are a very nice person and so does your family! God bless all!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, it really means a lot to me...

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  86. Hello Ramya,
    Stumbled across your fantastic blog while searching for curry leaf oil...it's a treasure trove indeed. I just skimmed through a few posts but have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time here :) Thanks so much for being so generous and sharing all of this valuable information.
    Best wishes,
    Preeti

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    1. I am very very glad that you find the blog useful Preeti..:)

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  87. Hi Ramya,
    This is a very good blog and the information are absolutely amazing. Please keep it going as it helps to preserve the indian natural medicines and its values.

    Thanks and kudos for your effort.
    Ram

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  88. Hi Ramya,

    Great Site. Very much appreciated. My son aged 9 years having skin disease and I would like to get more remedies from you. I have seen Guduchi leafs is very effective. Please can you give me more details.

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  89. Hi Ramya,
    I want to start business in India. would like to talk to you. my email is anamikarawat35@yahoo.com
    kindly reply to the email.i will give you my phone no.but i am not giving it now because others may be able to see it.I am from gujarat and am waiting for your email.Bye

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    1. I tried replying to you by mail 3 times but I am not able to as the mail keeps coming back with a "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently" message. You can contact me through facebook message personally: https://www.facebook.com/wildturmeric

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  90. Guduchi is very effective for skin diseases and is usually applied in the form of poultice. It accelerates wound healing and can be used for eczema, psoriasis, inflammations and lesions...

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  91. Hi Ramya,

    Can you please suggest Ayurveda medicine for "cervical spondylitis"

    Thanks
    Ravi

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    1. Hi, All the remedies I know are only to treat the pain like cold compress, Epsom salt bath which you can find in the blog. Combining these remedies with yoga will give good relief...

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  92. Dear Ramya, love this blog exactly what many of us need at this age. Especially for a mom like me it gives a lot of comfort. I have a suggestion if you are open to it. I remember my patti making kashayam and Lehyam at home not only during sickness but generally as part of daily/monthly/seasonal rituals. It could be a weekly oil bath or specific lehyams to be given after attaining puberty delivery etc. Many of us don't know these things. My patti Leelavathy is no more but I am sure you will be able to help us with those. It might be as simple as an ennaikuliyal, but I don't know which days for boys, what ingredients to be used etc. This is just an example. I am sure many more are there which our older generation used to follow, which would help our future generation. Please consider sharing them too.

    Nandhini

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    1. Dear Nandhini, I am so very glad that you like the blog. Thanks a lot for your great suggestions, I will post about them in the blog sooner. I have already posted on oil bath, please check it out here: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/02/indian-head-massage.html

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  93. Dear Ramya

    thank you for this wonderful blog.

    this blog is full of informative. I am a mother for 1.5 months cute baby girl. Actually i was searching for bath powders for my baby and came across your blog and I am happy that i landed on the page exactly what i wanted.
    Can you please share your email id. My husband got dry skin on left hand little finger from almost 4 years and now it gradually spreaded on the whole little finger and also on the right leg ankle. I have photos of the same and would mail you them if you share your email id. so that you can suggest me a home remedy for skin dry and patchy.

    Doing a wonderful job ramya

    Best wishes and keep going

    Thank you
    Poorni.

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    1. Dear Poorni, I would suggest Aloe Vera oil from the blog for your husband, it is very very effective for skin diseases. The oil will stink but is very very effective, ask him to use it regularly. I will be very happy if you can send the pictures through my facebook message box: https://www.facebook.com/wildturmeric

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    2. hi I am ramkumar MP and love your blog. I am also an environmentalist and built a house which is 100 % eco-friendly at Sulurpet, AP. Zero waste concept. Did Energy, water , waste and thermal management. If interested can share. ramakumar_m@hotmail.com

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    3. Hi Sir, I will be very happy to share about your eco friendly house....

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  94. BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH TAMIL FOODS ?

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  95. இன்றுதான் தங்கள் வலைத்தளத்தை பார்த்தேன். பயனுள்ள தகவல்கள். மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி. தங்கள் பணி சிறக்கட்டும்.
    என் தந்தை, 86 வயதானவர். அவருக்கு சமீபத்தில், தொடர் காய்ச்சல் இருந்தது. ரத்தப் பரிசோதனையில், வெள்ளை அணுக்கள் குறைவாக இருப்பதாகவும், ‘டெங்கு’வாக இருக்கலாம் என்றும், மருத்துவர் கூறினார். ஆனால், இரு நாட்கள் நிலவேம்பு தொடர்ந்து கஷாயம் குடித்ததிலேயே காய்ச்சல் சரியாகி விட்டது. ஆரோக்கிய நிலைமைக்கும் வந்து விட்டார். நிலவேம்பு, ஒரு அற்புத மருந்து என்று அடித்துச் சொல்லிவிடலாம்.

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    1. Hi Sir, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with nilavembu and I more than agree that it is a wonder herb..

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  96. Hi
    I am a regular visitor of ur blog...it is indeed very informative....
    I have a black shadow on my skin. I have shown it to many dermatologist. They said its a scar...a mix of old pimple scar and tanning...but it won't go...I have tried many medical and home remedies. Nothing worked. Pls suggest something...

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    1. Hi, From your description I am not able to find out exactly what it is but I would suggest applying fresh Aloe Vera gel everyday on it. It heals the worst scars and helps tanned skin too. But it has to be to applied regularly at least for few weeks regularly to see results..

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  97. Hi Ramya,

    When i was searching about nilavembu i accidentally saw your blog.
    Feel very happy for you. your efforts are very informative.
    dont know whether you remember me.

    luv
    paru
    parvathavarthini

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    1. Dear parvathavarthini how are you? Of course I am remember you, I am so very glad !!! I tried spotting you through face book but I couldn't, can you please give me your face book ID? I would love to chat with you...

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  98. Hi Rampriya

    It is a great task you have started and continuing...... In this ultramodern super fast world , our present generation miss out many values and knowledge our past has painfully collected. I feel God is within you for doing such an priceless act of knowledge sharing. Your parents has inculcated good traits and habits in you. Each and every reader who might get info, benefits and relief, those punya goes to your soul. Keep doing...... the great work. Thanks from bottom of my heart

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind and encouraging words, means a lot to me...

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  99. Hi,

    I am a female of 29 yrs married no children. I have shifted to a in place which has very dry climatic conditions , my hair has oily scalp however from few i have been experiencing multiple splits ends. I have been regularly oily, conditioning but no results. I even tried even trimming hair but the splits ends come back.
    Kindly do let me know what be done best.

    Thanks in Advance.

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    1. Deep hot oil hair treatment works best for preventing split ends. Warm any unrefined oil, apply half of it all over the scalp and hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Take a thick turkey towel, dip it in hot water squeeze well and then tie over the hair. Remove the towel once the towel losses it's heat, then apply the rest of the oil and then have hair wash and condition your hair. Continue doing this treatment regularly weekly twice......

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  100. I am so impressed with your work, your dedication and your beautiful attitude. I am now a big fan of your site.

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  101. Hi,

    I recently started getting abscess (recurrent abscess) and have got around 8-10. I took 3 courses of antibiotics but it seems to be recurring.

    Kindly do let me know if you can suggest a solution.

    Thanks,
    Jineshwari

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    1. I was suffering from abscess too, I got good relief after using turmeric. I would suggest you read this post: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/turmeric-and-boils_27.html

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  102. Thankyou for the wonderful blog Ramya. Can you suggest some remidies for cholesterol?

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    1. You can try herbal preparations like triphala, it greatly lowers cholesterol...

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  103. Am suffering from very bad underarms and sweating. I tried using alum as you suggested in one of the posts. It does work but if i don't rub alum for one day also sweating again comes. Is there any permanent solution?

    Thanks

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  104. Gr8 work Ramya. And v v useful. when people bring up health issues i have started asking them to check your blog :)

    Thank you & God Bless

    Vinaya

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    1. Dera Vinaya, Thanks a lot and I am very glad that you find the blog useful...

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  105. Hi Ramya,
    before 5 years I came in ahmedabad, that time my complexion is fair, hair black nice
    Ahmedabad's water quality is not good therfor now my complexion is very dark and my hair too much white, I started the hair oil( coconut oil, karry patta) in around october.I saw your face wash recipe but in ayurvedic medicine store( that person) don't know about avarampu and vetiver,I told him english and hindi name also but i didn't found
    please guide me how can i found my origanal fair complexion and black hair
    Thank you

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  106. Hi Ramya,
    first time I saw your blog this is amazing, please guide me what I do

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  107. ஏதோ புதையலைக் கண்டது போல் உள்ளது , உங்கள் blog
    ஐ படித்தத்லிருந்து. இனிமேல் பத்திரிக்கையில் வரும் குறிப்புகளை எல்லாம் டயரியில் எழுதி சேர்க்க வேண்டாம் . எந்தவித கேள்விக்கும் தெளிவான குறிப்பு உங்கள் blog -il உள்ளது . ஆச்சரிய்மாக இருக்கிறது . இதற்கான உழைப்பை நினைத்து என்றென்றும நலமோடு, வளமோடு, மகிழ்வாக வாழ வாழ்த்துக்கள்.
    - வருணி

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    1. Thanks a lot dear Varuni for your kind words and blessings...

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  108. Good job Ramya madam ,,,thank you soo much.. its really a big effort to bring all that knowledge from our ancestors to this generation.. or else it is gone forever...thanks to ur elders, thanks to ur husband who is supporting u,, keep it up :)

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  109. My dad got sore throat and he was saying that his mom used to do something with slaked lime and honey or jaggary but he forgot. Now I found the recipe for him in blog and he felt very happy. Thank you

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  110. hello mem pls help me for how to uses of punurava for kidney deisese








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    1. Punarnava can be taken in the form of fresh root decoction or root powder but I would kindly suggest consulting an ayurvedic physician who will guide you with the dosage precisely...

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  111. Truly inspiring Ramya.. How do I be in touch to clarify my doubts? I live abroad but will visit India during holidays and would like to make some from my moms place..
    Thanks
    Preethi

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    1. Hi Preethi, You can message me through privately wildturmeric face book page..:)

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  112. Hi Ramya,
    Do you have any simple homemade method to get rid of mosquito. I am living in Chennai. I am planning to grow pachalai/mint in a small pot and place it in few places inside the home. Yet to try it.

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    1. Try growing nochi plant in a small pot it is a very effective mosquito repellent...

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  113. Hi ramya
    Very lovely videos and write ups . Amazed by your work.. I belong to cbe. Willing to meet you sometime..
    Btw I have acne marks in which some are black. I am wondering how I will get rid of those. Please suggest me!
    Thanks
    Preethi

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    1. Hi Preethi, I would suggest using the turmeric and holy basil pack from the blog, it gives very good results...

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  114. Hi Ramya,
    Am interested in tooth care remedies .
    Esp cleaning sticks , where to procure , how to use?
    Am a dentist by profession.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

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    1. Hi Mam, I am so very sorry for the late reply. You can buy neem sticks and licorice sticks in country drug stores (naatu marunthu kadai in Tamil). You can find complete information regarding the usage here

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  115. Hi Ramya!!
    i want to know what are the natural products we can use for the hairfall and baldness.please provide suggestion

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    1. You can read about the list of herbs used for hair care:here

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  116. Hi Ramya,

    Today is my first visit to your blog. I have simply fallen in love with it. I have Bookmarked it and will spend the whole of my next weekend going through it. It's a pity I could find it so late.
    There are so many things common between you and me. I salute you and your husband and your parents, who provided for you such a good education and culture, in spite of being in a "village". I hope you touch lives of thousands of people.

    Aamir
    LOVE from SAUDI ARABIA

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  117. Hi Ramya

    Was searching for more info on nilavembu and happened to visit your blog. I'm wowed. So much info put so simply. Its so helpful that you include the Tamil name for the herb. I'm going to be a regular visitor. Keep it up dear. Reading your blogs also makes me proud of my heritage.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, means a lot to me..

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  118. My Friend is suffering from sever bad Breath...so pls suggest a remedy which will solve her problem permanently....

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  119. Hi Ramya
    Its really interesting to visit your blog specially on our age old tradition of home remedies for almost all ailments i would say....
    I was looking for Thuduvalai powder benefits and the qty which can be consumed in a day. Later i happened to visit ur blog... Really appreciate your efforts to start this blog which i consider very important in today's time....
    Best wishes...

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  120. Thank you for share all those recipes. You make a wonderful blog.

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  121. Ramya, appreciate the great efforts to keep the PAATI VAIDHYAM alive.

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  122. Thanks a lot for all of your kind words and I am so very glad that you find the blog useful...

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  123. Hi Ramya,
    I liked your blog ..its really good for natural remedies...i have a problem of PCOS, which i am unable to conceive. so pls tell me a home remedy for this.

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    1. Hi Priya, you can try uthamani for PCOS, you can read about it in the blog...

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  124. Hi Ramya,

    You are doing a great service to all by recording all natural remedies here. .
    In this age when we all are migrating to big cities, we are forgetting these simple and highly effective remedies. This is a very nice blog and wel worth the time spent. Please keep up the good work

    Thanks

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  125. Hi Ramya,

    Love your blog. It is a gold mine.
    I have bookmarked it. Always been interested in food and disease, and consider that eating the right food is medicine. Thank you for your effort in this, and I look forward to going through this website sloooowly and carefully. Am going to try the three herb tea for cough for my Amma.
    Will keep you posted.
    Bye and hugs,
    Mona

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  126. Thanks Ramya for posting the information in a very organised manner. I am sure with one small step that you have taken, it has helped thousands walk their lives in a better and fulfilling way!

    Not only have you taught us that home remedies are great, but, also, that with a little dedication and selfless service to mankind with whatever knowledge and skillsets one has, he or she can help make this world a better place to live in! Thanks once again to you as well as the internet for bringing it to different parts of the world! :)

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    1. Dearest Namita, Thnaks a lot for your very kind words, means a lot to me...

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  127. RAMYA MADAM,
    I AM VERY HAPPY AND BEING KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT TURMERIC AND YOUR BLOG INFORMATIONS. I HOPE THIS IS VERY USEFULL TO ALL HOUSEWIVES IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY TYPE OF DIFFERENCE IN LIFE. PTKARTHIKEYAN

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  128. Dear Rampriya,

    Got to know about your blog while i was searching for Jeera water, after reading your profile it looks very much similar to me. I now feel that i have landed on a right page, All your posts look great and very much useful, it keeps our age old traditions live and helps spreading against borders.
    Keep posting all new good things and help everyone.
    Let the almighty keep you and your family in good health and wish you all success in your andeavours.

    Vaazhga Valamudan

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  129. Hi akka.
    Your blog is awesome with simple and effective data. Continue the good work. Akka Plz say me how to grind unrefined sesame oil and also plz say where i can find marasekku to grind it in coimbatore.

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  130. Very informative page. Appreciate your efforts, a big Thank You :) Yes, it is true that nature has all the healing properties that we need to be healthy. I have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for few years. The drug prescribed to be does help but with side effects. I am venturing into natural cure now, i hope that will help me and cure me for once and all. (Modern Doctors informed me there is no cure for arthritis and i have to be on meds lifelong, i am 30 now, and not willing to count on modern drugs with side effects life long )

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  131. Dear Ramya, such an informative blog...I never knew that there are so many things around us which contains lots of medicinal values....appreciate your tremendous effort in collecting these information...Thanks for sharing them, Gokila.

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  132. Hello Ramya ..Kudos to your spirit ...you live in a village and sound like you have a standard of living better that people in urban area....

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  133. My friend have skin problem like a themal. Any home remedies recommended for that that?

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  134. Dear Ramya madam,
    Was just browsing to find out recipe for rose water . Found out ur blog and read most of ur blog . Awesome collection . U have done a wonderful job . I always prefer to do things at home . Happy to find whatever I wanted in ur blog . I have done a tooth powder at home too

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Thank you for taking your time to comment, it means a lot to me. Your comments and feedback's are my main motivation. Since I want to reply personally to each and every comment, it takes some time for me to reply. Please forgive me if I take some time to answer your questions - Ramya