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To remove bad breath chew Eliachi (green cardamom) / Saunf (aniseed)
       / Laung  (cloves).

Chewing a piece of Laung (clove) after a meal helps in reducing acidity.

Soak seven almonds in water overnight, remove the skin and boil it with a glass of milk and sugar and drink it. Repeat this for 20 - 25 days. It helps enhance memory.

One or two drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief works as a good inhaler if one has a running nose.

A few drops of eucalyptus oil, when added to hot water, provides relief during cold, when inhaled.

A mixture of ginger juice and honey (warm), if taken before going to bed brings great relief to severe cough.

A mixture of cardamom seeds, a pinch of black salt and a few drops of lemon, taken with luke warm water, provides relief during a stomach ache.

A flake of garlic, swallowed with water, on an empty stomach everyday in the morning can be helpful in providing relief during stomach and gastric problems.

Biting a clove provides relief in toothache.

To remove an ink-stain, apply toothpaste on both sides of the ink-stain. Wash after it dries.

For a candle to last longer, place it in a bowl of water.

A mixture of milk and spirit can be helpful in removing ball pen marks from foam leather.

When storing woollen clothes, place dried neem (margo) leaves in them to avoid worms and insects.

To get rid of dandruff, apply a mixture of lemon and coconut oil on your scalp. Let it stay for at least 2 hours (twice a week).

 Do not throw away orange peels. Dry and powder it. Add milk or rose water to make a fine paste. Apply on your face for fresh and glowing skin.

 Do not throw away an old tooth brush, as it can be used for cleaning jewellery, bottles and metals.

 Clean all your silverware with toothpaste. They will sparkle like they were bought yesterday.

To remove grease stains from clothes, sprinkle some talcum powder over the grease as soon as possible. Keep aside for a while and wash with soap and water as usual.

Used tea leaves are good manure for plants.

Oil stains may be removed by rubbing with a piece of lemon dipped in salt. Later wash off with soap.

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