We have all experienced the merciless rays of the sun, and even though it feels like more of an annoyance it can lead to a deadly heat stroke. Hot weather is very unforgiving and it overheats your body; which can cause negative effects to your health. Here are a few home remedies that can help cool you off!
Times of India reported the importance of dealing with a heat stroke by outlining a few home remedies that can work wonders. A heat stroke is a medical emergency and should not be taken lightly. Normal body temperature is 37-degree Celsius and if it goes above 40, the vital organs in your body suffer dire consequences, especially your brain. It can further get complicated because an increased amount of sweating can lead to severe dehydration as the body fluid decreases.
Most people don’t realize they are experiencing a heat stroke, so the people around them should know the symptoms in order to make sure they are taken to a hospital. Along with a lot of sweating, TOI reported, the symptoms of a heat stroke include dizziness, palpitations, severe headache, nausea and vomiting, confusion, seizures, rashes with red skin, cramps, muscle weakness and unconsciousness.
Here are 5 ways you can beat the heat:
1. Onion paste
The reason onions are a great remedy for a heat stroke is because it has amazing absorbing properties. Onion paste can be applied to the forehead, while onion juice can be put on the back of the ears and on the chest which helps in keeping the temperature of the body down. TOI reported that this remedy is quite effective and has also been recommended by Ayurveda.
Water is a no-brainer of course especially when it comes to dealing with high outside temperatures. Drinking a lot of water will supplement for the loss of fluid from the body due to excessive sweating. Being one of the best coolants out there, it keeps heat strokes and other heat-related illnesses at bay. Water is one of the best ways to prevent dehydration!
It is really rare that you find someone that does not like mangoes, so here’s a tasty remedy! Considered to be very effective for the prevention of a heat stroke, mango juice also called aam panna, can relieve symptoms. TOI reported this yummy recipe: after boiling raw mangoes in water with cumin powder, salt, sugar and mint leaves, add more water and blend it. If you’re a health buff, you can substitute jaggery in place of sugar!
Buttermilk, known as one of the best things to drink while enjoying lunch and dinner, it has natural supplements that aid in the controlling of body temperatures. It contains probiotics that ‘replenish your body temperatures with essential minerals, vitamins and other nutrients’ that’s lost when the body is sweating excessively.
5. Coconut water
The effects of coconut water are the same as that of buttermilk, and it helps to replenish the electrolytes that are lost while sweating. Drinking it twice or thrice a day will keep your body hydrated and cool while also improving skin quality.