Avocado as an Anti- Dandruff medicine, Promotes Growth of Hair and Menstrual flow and more
The Avocado is not a very well- known plant. It grows as high as 15 metres in nature, but in cultivation it is kept under 10 metres. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries. The fruit is large and pear or oval shaped. It has a thick skin which is purple or green in colour. It has been introduced in India and is found growing in Bangalore, Pune, and a few other places.
* Treatment of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints.
* As an anti- dandruff medicine.
* Checks falling of hair and promotes growth of hair.
* Promotes flow of urine.
* For flatulence and griping pains of the stomach and bowels.
* Promotes menstrual flow.
* Check internal swellings, bronchitis, diarrhoea, kidney problems, and cough.
* Strengthens the gums.
* Soothes headaches and pain of the facial nerves and relieves toothaches.
HOW TO USE:
* In the case of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints, the oil obtained from the fruit is rubbed onto the painful parts. The same oil is also used as an anti- dandruff medicine, and in cases of falling hair. Rub the scalp with the oil to promote the growth of hair.
* An infusion of the fresh leaves is used to promote the flow of urine, expel gases, check flatulence, and pain from stomach and bowels, and strengthen the gums.
* Hot compresses of the decoction of the leaves soothes headaches and pain of facial nerves.
* The flowers of the plant promote menstrual flow when taken as a tea.
* The roasted and ground seed is used in diarrhoea and dysentery. The dose is two teaspoonfuls in a cup of lukewarm water. The same powder applied as a cataplasm helps to cure inflammations of the fingers or toes that is accompanied with the formation of pus. It can also be used in dental caries to relive pain. In decoction, it is also used in gargles for toothache.
The leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds.
Normal Dosage For:
Adults: 4 or 5 cups a day.
Aged 6 to 9 years: 2 cups a day
Aged 2 to 5 years: 1 cup a day
1 to 2 years: 1/2 cup a day
Below 1 year: 1/4 or less cup a day
A Useful Table for Quick Measurements:
1 tbsp = 5 grams (green herb)
1 dessertspoon = 2 grams (dry herb)
1 teaspoon = 25 drops
1 cup = 16 tbsp
1 litre = 7 or 8 cups