Thank you for visiting my blog. I am Ramya Venkateshwaran. 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..