Home Remedies from south India: Headaches

This is a continuation of the series which started with Hair Care. The other posts covered Colds, Coughs and Foot problems. The information in this series is the knowledge of my grandmother, which I documented as part of a project on medicinal plants and home remedies.

  1. A paste is made with Neem seeds, Sukku (dry ginger) and applied on forehead and left to dry.
  2. Nallennai (Sesame oil/til oil) is applied on hair and skin before bath twice a week and Thenga Ennai (coconut oil) is applied everyday to the hair. Nallennai is a cooling agent when applied on skin or hair but is a heating agent (increases Ushnam) when consumed.
  3. Honey and lemon juice is mixed into a drink for sinus headaches


The pictures used in this series are inserted from other websites. I have used them only to illustrate the ingredients used in the remedies.

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