Some of the best Jyotish remedies are found in our kitchen! Isn't that interesting? So, which food brings us luck, fortune and a healthy and prosperous life? Which food item, we need to eat to strengthen or appease a particular planet in our vedic charts? Read on to know about your 'kismet ki thaali'...
Turmeric (Haldi): According to Sh. Pawan Sinha ji, Turmeric is one of the easiest and best remedies to cure the problems created by the planet Jupiter and also, to strengthen it. If this planet is bad in your chart, do "Haldi Chawal daan". If it is positive but weak, take a pinch of haldi and mix in a glass of milk and drink it daily. A pinch of this haldi is believed to strengthen Jupiter to a great extent. Yes, Jupiter, the planet of knowledge, wisdom, marriage, good family life, education, wealth and so on. Haldi is used in our country for more than 2600 years now, and is the world's first anti-septic and anti-bacterial agent.
Haldi Ubtan (Paste of turmeric, using haldi, milk, etc) is applied on a girl who's going to be married, to strengthen Jupiter. One should, apply haldi in day to day life also, on face to have a glow as well as to gain the benefits provided by Jupiter.
If Jupiter is bad in the chart, then marriage will not be very fruitful, you might also have dry skin and probably, decay of some organ of the body. In that case, also, do Haldi chawal daan and apply Haldi paste on skin. If you catch up with cold frequently, then in a glass of milk, mix 25 gm haldi and some mishri and drink it often. If Jupiter sits in 1st, 3rd, 7th or 11th house of the chart, hormonal problems can arise, for that, again, drink Milk mixed with a pinch of Haldi. If it is bad and powerful at the same time, Jaundice may occur. In that case, do Haldi daan and eat haldi mixed in milk as well.
Jalebi or Jalebhi (A Round Indian Sweet-dish in the shape of a coil):
Having one Jalebhi daily in the morning, is a very good astrological remedy to strengthen the planet Venus. Women, who're unable to conceive, this use of Jalebhi helps them to a great extent. Men, with some chemical imbalances, can also experiment with it. Eating Jalebhi also brings glow on the face. If you are diabetic, please consult your doctor before having it, or you may also eat a sugar-free Jalebi.
Makhana: Another way to strengthen Shukra or Venus is to eat Makhanas in any form. You will achieve bliss and be able to enjoy life better. You can eat Makhana kheer if you want. It will give you energy and confidence too.
Wheat: If you're suffering from problems related to the planet Surya or Sun, donate wheat, specially, if your Sun is in 2nd , 7th or 8th house. Do some jal pravaah of Gehu (wheat) on Sundays and donate some wheat to a needy or a place of worship. If you're suffering from acidity problems, and fill disturbed after having anything salty, then you must do these wheat upaayas. Do the following remedy also to get rid of the problem of acidity and weak sun:
Take about 5 glasses of water. Add in it, 250 gms wheat and 250 gms black gram (chana). Boil it till the water reduces to just 3 cups. Strain, and drink thrice a day, once a weak or more. Wheat provides magnesium and si very important for health.
Problems related to mercury or Budha can be removed by including aamla in your diet. If you're facing problems like, bad voice, bad speaking abilities, bad memory, problems in relationships with siblings and Bua (paternal aunt), or infection in eyes, then start eating one aamla daily. For students it is very important as well as for Blood pressure patients and people with weak bones. If you're suffering from constipation, drink aamla powder with a glass of milk or water at night before going to sleep.
If you're having any tantra effect at home, or you feel some bad negative energies in you house, then grow an aamla plant at home and take care of it well.
Rice: Rice is an important cereal to balance the planet- Moon. Give your mother some rice along with a piece of silver, your moon will be strengthened. Offering rice to Ishta Devta, is conisdered very auspicious. In rice water, mix some black pepper(kaali mirch) and rock salt (kala namak) and drink it. It will help reduce weight.
Note: To strengthen Saturn, (only, if it is good in your chart), eat Urad daal otherwise donate it on Saturdays. To strengthen Mars (only, if it is good for you), then eat Masoor Daal, otherwise, donate it on Tuesdays.
How to eat food properly?
Never drink water before 30 minutes of having food. Don't drink water while having food. Never drink water within 30 minutes after food. Don't talk while having food. Pray to God before and after the meals. Ideal way, is to eat facing East direction of you house. Eat like you're doing bhakti or saadhna. If Rahu is bad, on Thursdays, eat food in the kitchen.
Special Krishna Surya Saptakshari Mantra:
Om Khakholkaaya Swaaha.
Do it early morning, after having bath and doing Naadi Shodhan Kriya. In the morning, face the Sun God in the east, in the afternoon/evening, towards West, in the night towards, North. Do this mantra and attain peace, and happiness in all spheres of life. This mantra was given by Lord Shri Krishna.