Ribs pain is a common health problem that may affect any age group of person. It is most common among children. Ribs are the long curved bones which form the rib cage in human body. Human body has 24 ribs (12 pairs). The ribs (pasli) provide protection for vital organs in the upper body, including the heart and lungs; they help to breathe. The ribs also help to protect major vessels in the upper body and give shape and support to the chest. They also protect other organs like- stomach, spleen and kidneys.
Ribs pain (pasliyon me dard) may be felt at or below the chest or above the naval point. This pain may be dull or sharp. It may occur due to injury like- pulled muscle or bruise or any other reason or due to affected lungs with severe cold or accumulated mucus (chest congestion). This problem is very common during winter. If you are feeling pain in your ribs when you sneeze, cough or breathe deeply, it may be due to chest congestion or excess formation of mucus. There are some natural remedies to cure this type of pain before seeking medical help but if the pain is due to injury or it becomes too much to bear, you go to your doctor for thorough checkup.
Natural Remedies to Cure Ribs Pain (Pasliyon me Dard):
1. Dry Ginger (Sonth) Kadha:
Ribs pain (pasliyon me dard) can be cured by using dry ginger decoction or kadha. If you have ribs pain, take 25 gm dry ginger (sonth) crush it and boil in two glass of water till it reduces to half. After sieving, divide the water into four doses and consume in a day. It is a good home remedy to get rid of ribs pain and has no side effect.
Or simply boil dry ginger powder (6 gm) and jaggery (6 gm) in a cup of water for few minutes like tea. Then sieve it and sip lukewarm.
2. Garlic (Lahsun) for Ribs Pain:
To cure ribs pain, take five garlic cloves and peel them. Deep fry these garlic cloves (Lahsun ki Kali) in pure ghee and eat with lunch and dinner and continue till it required. It is a simple and harmless natural remedy to remove ribs pain (pasliyon me dard) without medication.
3. Mustard oil Massage for Ribs Pain:
By applying mustard oil massage, ribs pain can be cured naturally. Boil some mustard oil (sarson ka tel) with crushed garlic cloves (lahsun ki kaliyan) thoroughly; let it to be cool. Now strain it into a jar and make massage of ribs with lukewarm oil. It is a simple but effective natural remedy to control rib pain .due to coughing without any side effect.
4. Mustard Seeds (Rai) for Ribs Pain:
By using mustard seeds (Rai or sarson), ribs pain can be controlled without medication. Grind some mustard (Rai) with water and apply this paste lukewarm on the ribs 4-5 times a day and wrap it with a thin cotton cloth; mustard paste will remove the ribs pain (pasliyon me dard) naturally without any side effect.
5. Fenugreek Seeds (Methi) for Ribs Pain:
By using fenugreek seeds (methi dana), ribs pin can be cured without pain killer. Roast 50 gm fenugreek seeds slightly on gas and crush it. Add 10 gm black salt (kala namak) and eat 2 tea spoon of this powder with water two times a day. This natural remedy is most effective to cure ribs pain (pasli ka dard); continue it for 15 days or till it cures completely.
6. Asafoetida (Heeng) & Egg yolk for Ribs Pain:
Asafoetida (heeng) can cure ribs pain (pasliyon me dard) by applying with egg yolk. Mix 1 gm asafoetida with one egg yolk (ande ki jardi) and apply on the ribs gently; it is a simple natural remedy that cures pain immediately without medication.
You can apply asafoetida locally on the ribs; make a paste of pure asafoetida with the help of warm water. Now apply this paste on the ribs locally and cover with clothes. Repeat it 3-4 times in a day, you will get relief from ribs pain definitely.
7. Milk with Turmeric (Haldi) for Ribs Pain:
Ribs pain (pasliyon ka dard) can be cured naturally with a glass of turmeric milk (haldiwala doodh). Boil a glass of milk with 3-4 cardamom (chhoti elaichi) and mix ¼ tea spoon of turmeric (haldi) powder in milk and drink it before going to sleep. This is a traditional pain relieving remedy which cures any type of pain without medication.
8. Carom Seeds (Ajwain) Fomentation:
If you want to treat ribs pain without medicines, take some carom (ajwain) seeds and tied them in a cotton cloth to make swag. Keep this swag on a pre- heated pan and give a fomentation (sake) on the ribs for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this 4-5 times a day, it removes inflammation and pain naturally.
Or boil some carom seeds (ajwain) in water to apply warm wet covering on the ribs to relieve pain. That means dip the dry cotton cloth or napkin in the preheated water with carom seeds (ajwain), wring out the cloth and cover the ribs or affected area with this wet cloth. Repeat this fomentation 4-5 times a day. This is a simple and effective natural remedy to cure ribs pain (pasli ka dard).
9. Flax seeds (Alsi) to Cure Ribs Pain:
Flax seeds (alsi) poultice cures ribs pain (pasli ka dard) without medication. Grind some flax seeds with water to make poultice and apply this poultice lukewarm on the chest at night and wrap with a thin cotton cloth. It removes inflammation and controls rib pain naturally.
10. Wheat Flour Fomentation:
Make a thick chapatti of wheat (gehun) flour and bake it from one side only and remove from the pan. Apply hot mustard oil (sarson ka tel) in the unbaked or raw side and tie down on the ribs. It helps to remove pain within minutes.
11. Honey and Limestone (Choona) For Ribs Pain:
Honey (Shahad) and limestone (choona) are also effectively cure ribs pain. Make a paste of a pinch of limestone (choona) and 2-3 spoon of honey (shahad) and apply on the aching ribs; you will get relief within some time.
12. Camphor Oil (Kapoor ka Tel):
Whenever you have pain in your ribs due to accumulation of mucus (chest congestion), massage gently over chest and ribs with camphor oil (kapoor ka tel). You will get relief within few minutes. Camphor oil can be prepared at home or you can purchase it from market. For making camphor oil at home, put some cubes of camphor (kapoor) in coconut oil (nariyal ka tel) and keep it into a airtight jar. Within few hours, coconut oil will absorb the properties of camphor.
Camphor can also be used with turpentine oil to cure ribs pain. Mix some camphor in white turpentine oil and rub over the ribs within every 2-3 hours. Don’t forget to cover the ribs after applying oil.
13. Honey and Sindoor for Ribs:
To cure ribs pain naturally, apply sindoor (vermilion) and honey topically over ribs; it gives instant relief. For this remedy, you have to mix some sindoor in honey and paste it over a small cotton cloth. Then, fix this cloth over the aching ribs (pasliyan); now keep a cotton cloth on a pre heated pan and give a fomentation (sake) on the ribs for 5-10 minutes. You can purchase sindoor (powder) from grocery shop.
14. Carom Seeds Decoction (Ajwain Kadha):
If you have pain in your ribs due to the accumulation of mucus, boil 1 tbsp carom seeds (ajwain) in 200 ml of water till it remains 50 ml. Sieve it and consume 2 tbsp of warm decoction (kadha) before going to bed. With a regular use of 4-5 days, you will get relief completely. It helps to clear chest congestion naturally.
15. Tulsi (Basil Leaves) for Ribs Pain:
To cure ribs pain, prepare basil leaves decoction with ginger, black pepper and cloves. Take 4-5 basil leaves (tulsi), 2 cloves (laung), 2 black pepper (kali mirch), a small piece of ginger (adrak) and a pinch of rock salt (sendha namak). Crush all the ingredients and put into a glass of water. Boil this water till it remains half and ingest lukewarm after sieving. It is a good home remedy for ribs pain but don’t give it to children.
16. Turpentine Oil (Tarpeen ka Tel) to Cure Ribs Pain:
Mix some camphor (kapoor) cubes in turpentine oil (tarpeen ka tel) and rub gently on the aching ribs 4-5 times a day; it is a good home remedy for curing ribs pain.
17. Nutmeg (Jaiphal) for Ribs Pain:
Nutmeg or jaiphal is good to cure ribs pain; it can be given to small children also. Rub the nutmeg with water on hard surface and apply over the ribs. Repeat it 2-3 times a day. You can even ingest jaiphal (1/4th tsp) by rubbing on stone in similar way. Dosage will be half in case of small children.
18. Fomentation with Cumin Seeds Water:
To cure ribs pain, boil 2 spoons of cumin seeds (jeera) in a glass of water. Dip a cotton cloth in this preheated water and squeeze, then give fomentation (sake) by covering the ribs to relieve pain. Again dip the cloth and apply over the ribs. Repeat this fomentation 4-5 times a day.
19. Piper Longum (Pippali) for Ribs Pain:
Piper Longum or Long Pepper (pippali) is very good to cure ribs pain.
Piper Longum (Pippali) 5 gm
Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) 5 gm
Dry Ginger (Sonth) 5 gm
Clove (Laung) 5 gm
Grind all the ingredients to make fine powder and keep into a jar. Now ingest half tbsp of this powder with honey twice a day; it will help to clear chest congestion and give relief in ribs pain.
20. Raisins (Munakka) with Black Pepper:
To cure ribs pain due to chest congestion, ingest raisins and black pepper decoction (kadha). Boil a glass of water with 5 raisins and 5 black pepper till it remains half; sieve it and ingest lukewarm.
Above mentioned all the required ingredients of natural remedies like- dry ginger, mustard oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida, flax seeds, wheat flour etc. – are available in almost all grocery shops or super markets like big bazaar, reliance fresh, D-mart etc..
The above mentioned home remedies are quite safe and for information only; all the ingredients used are part of spices available in every kitchen. But if you are allergic to any spice, don’t use or if you have not got relief even after applying the home remedy, consult your doctor immediately.