The root of the puhul creeper with that of the komadu (which is also of the puhul family) made into a paste by rubbing them on a stone can be applied on carbuncles. For severe burns a drink of puhul juice mixed with kitul jaggery is the first thing to be given to the patient. Puhul is also applied on the burnt area of the skin. The five parts of the lime tree, the leaf, bark, root, flower and the fruit ground to a fine paste with lime juice is applied on the burnt surface of the skin.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
At certain times of the year especially in the colder climates we experience cracked lips and sometimes sore-mouths. A good remedy for this is Katurumurunga leaves cooked in gingelly oil. In Sanskrit this leaf is called AGASTI after the great sage and master of medicine. It's also called VERNI meaning enemy of sores. It is very effective for sores and ulcers when used as plaster. Oil made with these leaves brings relief to those suffering from catarrh.