Home Remedies


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HEALTH SOLUTIONS WITH
VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND SPICES
HEALTH EDUCATION


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[1] COLDS:
Mix a gram of dalchini/cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf andblack pepper. This should be consumed twice a day. Reduce the intake as the cold disappears.Click here to join World Malayali Club
[2] GINGER FOR COLDS:

Ginger tea is very good to cure cold. Preparation of tea: cut ginger into small pieces and boil it with water, boil it a few times and then add sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it hot.
[3] DRY COUGHS:
Add a gram of Turmeric(Haldi) powder to a teaspoonful of
Honey for curing dry cough. Also chew a Cardamom for
a long time.
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[4] BLOCKED NOSE:

For blocked nose or to relieve congestion, take one tablespoon of crushed carom seeds(ajwain), tie it in a cloth and inhale it.
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[5] SORE THROAT:


Add a tea spoon of cumin seeds (jeera) and a few small pieces of dry ginger to a glass of boiling water. Simmer it for a few minutes, and then let it cool. Drink it twice daily. This will cure cold as well as sour throat.
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[6] AJWAIN/AJMO FOR ASTHMA:Click here to join World Malayali Club 
Boil Ajwain(Ajmo) in water and inhale the steam.


[7] CURE FOR BACKACHE:

Rub ginger paste on the backache to get relief.
[8] GARLIC FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
Have 1-2 pod Garlic(Lasan) first thing in the morning with water. 

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[9] HONEY AND GINGER FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:

Mix 1 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon of Ginger(Adrak) juice, 1 tablespoon of crushed cumin seeds(Jeera), and have it twice daily.

Click here to join World Malayali Club[10] MIGRAINE:

For the cure of migraine or acute cold in the head; boil a tablespoon of pepper powder, and a pinch of turmeric in a cup
of milk, and have it daily for a few couple of days. 

Click here to join World Malayali Club[11] BITTER GOURD(KARELA) FOR BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL:

A tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter Gourd(Karela) juice and taken daily for 2 months reduces blood sugar.

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[12] CURE FOR INJURIES – TURMERIC(HALDI):

For any cut or wound, apply turmeric powder to the injured portion to stop the bleeding. It also works as an antiseptic. You can tie a bandage after applying turmeric(haldi).
Click here to join World Malayali Club[13] CRAMPS:
You must do a self-massage using mustard oil every morning. Just take a little oil between your palms and rub it all over your body. Then take a shower. This is especially beneficial during winter. You could also mix a little mustard powder with water to make a paste and apply this on your palms and soles of your feet. 
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[14] HEADACHES:

If you have a regular migraine problem, include five almonds along with hot milk in your daily diet. You could also have a gram of black pepper along with honey or milk, twice or thrice a day. Make an almond paste by rubbing wet almonds against a stone. This can be applied to forehead.

Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and see its wonderful effects.

OR
when headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamon works best in curing headache. Make a paste of cinnamon by mixing in water and apply it all over your forehead 
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[15] TURMERIC FOR ARTHRITIS:

Turmeric can be used in treating arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory property. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day.
It is also used as a paste for local action.

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[16] GOOD FOR THE HEART:

Turmeric lower cholesterol and by preventing the formation of the internal blood clots improves circulation and prevents heart disease and stroke. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help preventall problems.. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.
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[17] GOOD FOR INDIGESTION: 

Turmeric can be used to relieve digestive problems like ulcers, dysentery. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.
[18] HONEY IS A GOOD CURE FOR ALL DISEASES:
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of Cinnamon powder and have it at night.

[19] HICCUPS:
Take a warm slice of lemon and sprinkle salt, sugar and black pepper on it. The lemon should be eaten until the hiccups stop.


[20] HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL:

In 1 glass of water, add 2 tablespoons of coriander (dhania) seeds and bring to a boil. Let the decoction cool for some time and then strain. Drink this mixture two times in a day.

OR
Sunflower seeds are extremely beneficial, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries.
[21] PILES:
Radish juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and then later in the night. Initially drink about ? cup of radish juice and then gradually increase it to ? cup.

OR
Soak 3-4 figs in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next day in the morning
[22] VOMITING:
Take 2 cardamoms(elaichi) and roast them on a dry pan(tavaa). Powder the cardamoms and thereafter add one teaspoon of honey in it. Consume it frequently. It serves as a fabulous home remedy for vomiting.

OR
In the mixture of 1 teaspoon of mint juice and 1 teaspoon of lime juice, add 1 teaspoon of ginger juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink this mixture to prevent vomiting. 

OR
Lime juice is an effective remedy for vomiting. Take a glass of chilled lime juice and sip slowly. To prevent vomiting, drink ginger tea.

OR
In 1 glass water, add some honey and drink sip by sip. 

[23] WARTS:

Apply castor oil daily over the problematic area. Continue for several months.

OR
Apply milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs a number of times a day. Continue for two weeks.

OR
Rub cut raw potatoes on the affected area several times daily. Continue for at least two weeks. 

OR
Rub cut onions on the warts to stimulate the circulation of blood.
OR
Apply milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times a day.

OR
Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over the warts.

OR
Apply Papaya juice

OR
Apply Pineapple juice.

[24] URINARY TRACT INFECTIONAL:

Drink Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.
[25] SINUSITIS:
Mango serves as an effective home remedy for preventing the frequent attacks of sinus, as it is packed with loads of vitamin A.

OR
Another beneficial remedy consists of consuming pungent foods like onion and garlic, as a part of your daily meals.

OR
Fenugreek(Methi) leaves are considered valuable in curing sinusitis. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tsp of Fenugreek seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to perspire, dispel toxicity and reduce the fever period.

OR
Tie a teaspoon of black cumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.

[26] TONSILLITIS:

Take 1 fresh lemon and squeeze it in 1 glass of water (about 8 oz.). Add 4 teaspoonful of honey and fractional of teaspoon of salt in it. Drink it slowly sip by sip.

OR
Milk has proved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Drink it every night for about 3 days.
 


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Reincarnation – Proved scientifically


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Question: The reincarnation theory claims that we get our characteristics from our own past-lives karma, whereas genetics asserts that we inherit our characteristics from our parents, which is what we actually observe in the many physical resemblances among parents and offspring. Don’t these observations disprove the reincarnation theory?
Answer: No, they don’t. The reincarnation theory doesn’t claim to contradict or substitute genetics; it supplements genetics and explains many observations that genetics leaves unanswered.
Genetics holds that we inherit our characteristics from our parents. While the observation of parent-offspring physical resemblances may confirm genetics, many other observations question the completeness of genetic explanations. Here are a few of them:
  1. Why do children born in the same family have moral and mental characteristics that differ from each other and also from their parents and even grandparents? For example, why does a child turn out to be an introvert although all other family members are extroverts?
  2. Why do twins who are born and bred in similar conditions often have significantly dissimilar behavioural and personality traits? Their genetic inheritance is near-identical, yet their natures are sometimes widely different. For example, one twin becomes a starry-eyed artist who doesn’t care much for money, whereas the other twin becomes a shrewd businessperson who doesn’t care much for art. Why the difference?
  3. Why don’t the children of geniuses become geniuses themselves? Often musical maestros can’t make their children into outstanding musicians just by begetting them or even by extensively training them. Why?
  4. How do children of mediocre parents become geniuses? Many genius artists were born in families that had no above-average artistic talent for several precedinggenerations, yet they had an inborn talent. Where did their talent come from?
What explanation can genetics provide for the above observations – except for pushing them under the carpet by calling them “anomalies”? But the genetic carpet has too many concealed lumps to be overlooked; these observations demand an additional explanation. That additional explanation is provided by reincarnation.
The Bhagavad-gita (15.8) explains that the souls who transmigrate from one body to the next carry with them their conceptions of life, which can be correlated with the mental and moral characteristics. When children are born from parents, their physical bodies come from their parents and so they resemble their parents’ physically, whereas their mental and moral characteristics come from their own past lives and so these characteristics differ from their parents’. Applying the Gita understanding to geniuses, those souls who have in earlier lives cultivated the self-conceptions of being artists carry to their next bodies that conception along with its associated talents – and so appear precociously talented.
Thus, the reincarnation theory doesn’t contradict genetics, but supplements it by explaining much that genetics can’t explain.
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Stevia, the leafy green sweetener-


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Stevia, the leafy green sweetener

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The HinduSugar substitute: As its sweetness is not from carbohydrates, Stevia adds negligible calories to your diet. File Photo: M.A. Sriram

Powder of the dried Stevia leaf is 12 times sweeter than sugar, says Thilaka Baskaran
Fifteen years ago at a horticultural show in Chennai, I came across the Stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana bertoni) for the first time. The curator gave me a leaf to taste and I could hardly believe the intense sweetness of the little leaf. I bought a couple of inexpensive saplings of this plant and have been growing them ever since.

USED TO TREAT DIABETES

A perennial shrub of the chrysanthemum family, Stevia grows wild in Paraguay and Brazil, where it is used to treat diabetes. It is said to stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin, though scientific studies are still sparse. Native Indians have been using it as a sweetener and as a medicinal herb for centuries.
The plant contains glycosides and stevioside in its leaves, which account for the incredible sweetness.
The powder of the dried Stevia leaf is 12 times sweeter than sugar and an extract is 300 times sweeter. Since this sweetness is not because of carbohydrates, it adds negligible calories to your diet.
The plant can be grown in most soil types but prefers well-drained, sandy loam with plenty of organic manure. A handful of bone meal would satisfy the nutrient requirements.
The seeds germinate poorly, so it is easier to buy a plant from the local nursery and multiply it later from tip cuttings. Space the plants on the ground 40 cm apart and 60 cm between rows. A pot of 30 cm diameter can take one plant.
Stevia has shallow feeder roots, so mound the soil around the base. Regular watering is important. High nitrogen fertilizer produces lush growth of leaves that are not very sweet, so an organic fertilizer low on nitrogen is better for side dressing.

PRUNE AND HARVEST

Harvest by pruning and plucking out the leaves. Pruning encourages side branching resulting in bushier plants.
The plant produces small white flowers. Nip the flower buds to encourage leaf growth.
When the plant gets straggly, cut it just 15 cm above ground level and let it to grow back. With care, the plant lasts for two to three years. The plants are not affected by common pests; perhaps their intense sweetness is a deterrent.
Stevia is grown commercially in many countries including India. Japan introduced stevia in its market in the 1970s, banning many artificial chemical sweeteners and is now its biggest consumer in the world.
Dried stevia leaf powder and extracts are good sugar substitutes in many recipes. They are heat stable and can be used for cooking and baking but do not caramelise as sugar does.
The green of the leaf powder may impart a slight colour depending upon the quantity used.

It is available in may stores / Chemists else Google and find which part
of your city it is sold.
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Your Kitchen is your Medicine chest- Home remedies


HEALTH SOLUTIONS WITH 
VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND SPICES 
HEALTH EDUCATION

DINESH VORA


 


[1] COLDS:

Mix a gram of dalchini/cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf andblack pepper. This should be consumed twice a day. Reduce the intake as the cold disappears.


[2] GINGER FOR COLDS:


Ginger tea is very good to cure cold. Preparation of tea: cut ginger into small pieces and boil it with water, boil it a few times and then add sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it hot.


[3] DRY COUGHS:

Add a gram of Turmeric(Haldi) powder to a teaspoonful of 
Honey for curing dry cough. Also chew a Cardamom for 
a long time.


[4] BLOCKED NOSE:

For blocked nose or to relieve congestion, take one tablespoon of crushed carom seeds(ajwain), tie it in a cloth and inhale it.


[5] SORE THROAT:


Add a tea spoon of cumin seeds (jeera) and a few small pieces of dry ginger to a glass of boiling water. Simmer it for a few minutes, and then let it cool. Drink it twice daily. This will cure cold as well as sour throat.


[6] AJWAIN/AJMO FOR ASTHMA:
 
Boil Ajwain(Ajmo) in water and inhale the steam.

[7] CURE FOR BACKACHE:

Rub ginger paste on the backache to get relief.


[8] GARLIC FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:

Have 1-2 pod Garlic(Lasan) first thing in the morning with water. 



[9] HONEY AND GINGER FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:

Mix 1 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon of Ginger(Adrak) juice, 1 tablespoon of crushed cumin seeds(Jeera), and have it twice daily.



[10] MIGRAINE:

For the cure of migraine or acute cold in the head; boil a tablespoon of pepper powder, and a pinch of turmeric in a cup
of milk, and have it daily for a few couple of days. 



[11] BITTER GOURD(KARELA) FOR BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL:

A tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter Gourd(Karela) juice and taken daily for 2 months reduces blood sugar.

[12] CURE FOR INJURIES – TURMERIC(HALDI):

For any cut or wound, apply turmeric powder to the injured portion to stop the bleeding. It also works as an antiseptic. You can tie a bandage after applying turmeric(haldi).


[13] CRAMPS:

You must do a self-massage using mustard oil every morning. Just take a little oil between your palms and rub it all over your body. Then take a shower. This is especially beneficial during winter. You could also mix a little mustard powder with water to make a paste and apply this on your palms and soles of your feet. 


[14] HEADACHES:

If you have a regular migraine problem, include five almonds along with hot milk in your daily diet. You could also have a gram of black pepper along with honey or milk, twice or thrice a day. Make an almond paste by rubbing wet almonds against a stone. This can be applied to forehead.

Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and see its wonderful effects. 

OR 
when headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamon works best in curing headache. Make a paste of cinnamon by mixing in water and apply it all over your forehead 


[15] TURMERIC FOR ARTHRITIS:

Turmeric can be used in treating arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory property. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day.
It is also used as a paste for local action.

[16] GOOD FOR THE HEART:

Turmeric lower cholesterol and by preventing the formation of the internal blood clots improves circulation and prevents heart disease and stroke. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help preventall problems.. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.


[17] GOOD FOR INDIGESTION: 

Turmeric can be used to relieve digestive problems like ulcers, dysentery. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.

[18] HONEY IS A GOOD CURE FOR ALL DISEASES:

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of Cinnamon powder and have it at night.

[19] HICCUPS:

Take a warm slice of lemon and sprinkle salt, sugar and black pepper on it. The lemon should be eaten until the hiccups stop.

[20] HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL:

In 1 glass of water, add 2 tablespoons of coriander (dhania) seeds and bring to a boil. Let the decoction cool for some time and then strain. Drink this mixture two times in a day.

OR
Sunflower seeds are extremely beneficial, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries.

[21] PILES:

Radish juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and then later in the night. Initially drink about ? cup of radish juice and then gradually increase it to ? cup. 

OR
Soak 3-4 figs in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next day in the morning


[22] VOMITING:

Take 2 cardamoms(elaichi) and roast them on a dry pan(tavaa). Powder the cardamoms and thereafter add one teaspoon of honey in it. Consume it frequently. It serves as a fabulous home remedy for vomiting. 

OR 
In the mixture of 1 teaspoon of mint juice and 1 teaspoon of lime juice, add 1 teaspoon of ginger juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink this mixture to prevent vomiting. 

OR
Lime juice is an effective remedy for vomiting. Take a glass of chilled lime juice and sip slowly. To prevent vomiting, drink ginger tea. 

OR 
In 1 glass water, add some honey and drink sip by sip. 


[23] WARTS:

Apply castor oil daily over the problematic area. Continue for several months. 

OR 
Apply milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs a number of times a day. Continue for two weeks. 

OR 
Rub cut raw potatoes on the affected area several times daily. Continue for at least two weeks. 

OR
Rub cut onions on the warts to stimulate the circulation of blood. 
OR 
Apply milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times a day. 

OR 
Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over the warts. 

OR 
Apply Papaya juice 

OR 
Apply Pineapple juice.


[24] URINARY TRACT INFECTIONAL:

Drink Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.

[25] SINUSITIS:

Mango serves as an effective home remedy for preventing the frequent attacks of sinus, as it is packed with loads of vitamin A. 

OR 
Another beneficial remedy consists of consuming pungent foods like onion and garlic, as a part of your daily meals. 

OR 
Fenugreek(Methi) leaves are considered valuable in curing sinusitis. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tsp of Fenugreek seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to perspire, dispel toxicity and reduce the fever period. 

OR 
Tie a teaspoon of black cumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.


[26] TONSILLITIS:

Take 1 fresh lemon and squeeze it in 1 glass of water (about 8 oz.). Add 4 teaspoonful of honey and fractional of teaspoon of salt in it. Drink it slowly sip by sip. 

OR 
Milk has proved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Drink it every night for about 3 days.
 


Scientific Facts for Re incarnation


Question: The reincarnation theory claims that we get our characteristics from our own past-lives karma, whereas genetics asserts that we inherit our characteristics from our parents, which is what we actually observe in the many physical resemblances among parents and offspring. Don’t these observations disprove the reincarnation theory?

Answer: No, they don’t. The reincarnation theory doesn’t claim to contradict or substitute genetics; it supplements genetics and explains many observations that genetics leaves unanswered.

Genetics holds that we inherit our characteristics from our parents. While the observation of parent-offspring physical resemblances may confirm genetics, many other observations question the completeness of genetic explanations. Here are a few of them:

  1. Why do children born in the same family have moral and mental characteristics that differ from each other and also from their parents and even grandparents? For example, why does a child turn out to be an introvert although all other family members are extroverts?
  2. Why do twins who are born and bred in similar conditions often have significantly dissimilar behavioural and personality traits? Their genetic inheritance is near-identical, yet their natures are sometimes widely different. For example, one twin becomes a starry-eyed artist who doesn’t care much for money, whereas the other twin becomes a shrewd businessperson who doesn’t care much for art. Why the difference?
  3. Why don’t the children of geniuses become geniuses themselves? Often musical maestros can’t make their children into outstanding musicians just by begetting them or even by extensively training them. Why?
  4. How do children of mediocre parents become geniuses? Many genius artists were born in families that had no above-average artistic talent for several precedinggenerations, yet they had an inborn talent. Where did their talent come from?

What explanation can genetics provide for the above observations – except for pushing them under the carpet by calling them “anomalies”? But the genetic carpet has too many concealed lumps to be overlooked; these observations demand an additional explanation. That additional explanation is provided by reincarnation.

The Bhagavad-gita (15.8) explains that the souls who transmigrate from one body to the next carry with them their conceptions of life, which can be correlated with the mental and moral characteristics. When children are born from parents, their physical bodies come from their parents and so they resemble their parents’ physically, whereas their mental and moral characteristics come from their own past lives and so these characteristics differ from their parents’. Applying the Gita understanding to geniuses, those souls who have in earlier lives cultivated the self-conceptions of being artists carry to their next bodies that conception along with its associated talents – and so appear precociously talented.

Thus, the reincarnation theory doesn’t contradict genetics, but supplements it by explaining much that genetics can’t explain.

 

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Stevia, the leafy green sweetener


Stevia, the leafy green sweetener

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The HinduSugar substitute: As its sweetness is not from carbohydrates, Stevia adds negligible calories to your diet. File Photo: M.A. Sriram
Powder of the dried Stevia leaf is 12 times sweeter than sugar, says Thilaka Baskaran
Fifteen years ago at a horticultural show in Chennai, I came across the Stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana bertoni) for the first time. The curator gave me a leaf to taste and I could hardly believe the intense sweetness of the little leaf. I bought a couple of inexpensive saplings of this plant and have been growing them ever since.

USED TO TREAT DIABETES

A perennial shrub of the chrysanthemum family, Stevia grows wild in Paraguay and Brazil, where it is used to treat diabetes. It is said to stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin, though scientific studies are still sparse. Native Indians have been using it as a sweetener and as a medicinal herb for centuries.
The plant contains glycosides and stevioside in its leaves, which account for the incredible sweetness.
The powder of the dried Stevia leaf is 12 times sweeter than sugar and an extract is 300 times sweeter. Since this sweetness is not because of carbohydrates, it adds negligible calories to your diet.
The plant can be grown in most soil types but prefers well-drained, sandy loam with plenty of organic manure. A handful of bone meal would satisfy the nutrient requirements.
The seeds germinate poorly, so it is easier to buy a plant from the local nursery and multiply it later from tip cuttings. Space the plants on the ground 40 cm apart and 60 cm between rows. A pot of 30 cm diameter can take one plant.
Stevia has shallow feeder roots, so mound the soil around the base. Regular watering is important. High nitrogen fertilizer produces lush growth of leaves that are not very sweet, so an organic fertilizer low on nitrogen is better for side dressing.

PRUNE AND HARVEST

Harvest by pruning and plucking out the leaves. Pruning encourages side branching resulting in bushier plants.
The plant produces small white flowers. Nip the flower buds to encourage leaf growth.
When the plant gets straggly, cut it just 15 cm above ground level and let it to grow back. With care, the plant lasts for two to three years. The plants are not affected by common pests; perhaps their intense sweetness is a deterrent.
Stevia is grown commercially in many countries including India. Japan introduced stevia in its market in the 1970s, banning many artificial chemical sweeteners and is now its biggest consumer in the world.
Dried stevia leaf powder and extracts are good sugar substitutes in many recipes. They are heat stable and can be used for cooking and baking but do not caramelise as sugar does.
The green of the leaf powder may impart a slight colour depending upon the quantity used.
It is available in may stores / Chemists else Google and find which part
of your city it is sold.
Ravi