About Home Remedies & Home Herbal Garden

Home Remedy is promoted by Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), an organization that is committed to reviving the local health traditions.



What is this website all about?

      This website is designed to promote healthy living, the natural way through advice on safe health practices related to primary health care.

The information on this site is reliable because it is referenced from authentic medical texts and the living traditions of Ayurveda, Siddha, Gso-rig-pa, and Unani .

The ailments covered in this website are limited to minor problems, mild deviations from normal health and those that can be easily diagnosed and self-managed. References to complex and chorine ailments that do need professional medical advice have been deliberately avoided. The primary health care problems listed in the website have been categorized into the following major groups:

    1. Common Problems (acidity, burning feet, constipation, cough, cuts and wounds, diarrhoea, fever, headache, hoarse throat, indigestion, sore eyes, stomach ache, urinary problems, vomiting, worms, etc.)

    2. Women Health, Pregnancy and Gynaecological Problems (pregnancy care, breast milk purification and production, menstrual disorders).

    3. Health Promotion (general immunity, mental and liver tonics, hair care).

The plants/ plant material short-listed for this guide have been selected on the following criteria:

  • Confirmed clinical efficacy of the plant i.e. the recommended uses of the plants have been drawn from the practices actually prevalent and tested by authorities in the field. Even as these plants are also known to be used in many serious ailments, references to their use in this guide have been limited to PHC conditions only.
  • Confirmed identity of the plant i.e. plants having ambiguous identity in view of multiple names for one species and one name for many species have been avoided.
  • Safety factor i.e. only those plants have been included having no known toxic effects.
  • Ease of use of plants/ plant parts i.e. the recommended plants have simple methods of use.
  • Multiple uses i.e. the recommended plants can be used in more than one condition.
  • Ease of maintaining plants in home herbal garden i.e. recommended plants are easy to maintain and are amenable to harvest in a short period of time.
  • Aesthetic appeal i.e. the recommended species form excellent ornamental plants.
  • Easy availability of planting material i.e. the planting material is easily available across the country.

What is this website not about?

    The information on this site is not a substitute for a physician. If you are in doubt about the seriousness of your ailment you must consult a qualified physician.

Home Remedy is promoted by Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), an organization that is committed to reviving the local health traditions. Over the last 10 years, it has conducted extensive research into the theory, practice and scientific validation of different health traditions and has organized programs for conservation of resources and for transmission of the heritage. It has received prestigious international awards such as the 'Norman Borlaug Prize' and the United Nation's 'Equator Prize'. The Rosenthal Centre for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, in the Columbia University, New York, awarded FRLHT with its first award for "International Cultural Stewardship".

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