Traditional Folk Remedies from India go beyond Ayurveda, but for that traditional philosophy of medicine alone the country’s healing tradition should be revered. In villages across India, medicinal plants and many other natural ingredients are widely used to treat hundreds of ailments as they have been for centuries.
Indian healing tradition is very much concerned with holistic treatment. Health issues such as skin disorders, epilepsy, coughs, infertility, and colds have been treated with herbal remedies of course but also with holistic approaches such as yoga, meditation, and cleansing treatments meant to restore the body’s overall balance and ability to care for itself.
Ayurvedic Medicine: Ayurveda specifically is the richest healing science to develop in India and probably the world’s first medical system. While exceedingly complex, the principles of Ayurveda often focus on balance between the body’s components, removing blockages in the body as through induced sweating, detoxing the organs through cleansing techniques, and stimulating the body to heal itself through massage, yoga, meditation, and herbal treatments.
Below you will find a list of traditional remedies from India which have been submitted by our readers. We hope you will send us your own folk remedy recipes from India too!