Diseases

CRACKED HEELS

Problem is due to excess heat flowing down the body to the feet.

Remedies

INGREDIENTS :

Cumin Seeds : 50 gm (fry and make powder)
Coriander : 50 gm (fry and make powder)
Candy Sugar : 50 gm

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

Equally in powder form.

USAGE :

Take 1/2 spoon - 3 times a day along with water.
- Amla powder (usirikaya powder) mixed with candy sugar powder equally can also be taken thrice a day to reduce overheat.
- Apply Bitter gourd paste (Telugu: Kakarakaya) mixed with turmeric to the affected part.

OINTMENT :

Bees wax (yellow) : 100 gm
Saindhava lavanam : 100 gm (fine powder)
Guggulu : 100 gm (fine powder)
Multani mud : 100 gm (powder)
Jaggery : 100 gm (powder)
Ghee : 100 gm
Honey : 50 gm
Camphor : 5 gm

METHOD TO PREPARATION

Put bees wax in a vessel and heat on low flame by adding ghee little by little. Then remove from stove. Cool it and add rock salt, jaggery powder, gugglu, multani mud powder, honey. Mix all contents uniformly to paste. Store it and apply the ointment to the affected parts of heel. This ointment also works well for cracks in the thighs.