When the rains set in giving a break from the heat it feels beautiful, this change in season gives everyone a big relief. But changing season also calls for new adaptation.
Monsoon or rainy season particularly may bring many health problems for adults and for children. Monsoon is associated with humidity and lack of sun-rays which propel bacterial and viral growth and hence we find the highest incidences of viral fever, cold, flu and stomach related diseases in the wet season.
The surprising fact is that these health problems also have a tendency to reoccur. Here are some home remedies to treat them.
Irritable bowel syndrome – In this diseases the person need to go to the loo frequently. This is different from Diahorea in the sense that the person passes thick thin sticky paste like stool than loose motion. There are severe stomach cramps and the parson feel restless. In such cases take a semi -ripen bael ( stone apple or wood apple) and take out the pulp, boil it in a litre of water and let it cool. Drink this water though out the day. Follow this for 3 days for better result.
Diarrhea – it is a common health problem in rainy season. In Diahorea the person have looses motions and pain in the lower abdomen. Diahorea is self curing and it usually takes 3 10 days to recover. However since the body fluid is lost in Diahorea there are chances of dehydration and it can be fatal. In case of Diahorea following can be done –
- Take Soonth ( dry ginger powder), pepper, coriander seeds, Bari harhar and Ajwain (bishop’s weed or ajowan caraway) in equal quantity and grind them. Mix 1 tablespoon of this powder in purified water and give to patient 3-4 times a day.
- Take leaves of Aamla (gooseberry), mango and Jamun (Syzygium cumini) and extract their juice, mix it with goats milk and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Give it to the patient twice daily for 3 days.
- Jaundice – Jaundice happens due to increase of billirubin in blood than the normal level.. It is associated with loss of appetite, yellowish cornea ( eyes) and yellow colored urine. In jaundice there is constant need to give fluid to the patient. Drinking sugarcane juice and Matabi lemon juice is very good.
Indigestion – this happens when you cannot digest the food that you eat. Eating spicy and rich food is the main reason for indigestion.
- Take grounded turmeric, black pepper and rock salt in equal quantities and have a tablespoon of this mixture after eating your meal for 2 weeks.
Malaria – malaria is a viral fever and happens due to anopheles mosquito bite. It is associated with high fever followed by cold sensation.
- In malaria take tulsi leaves ( basil leaves) and add honey and black pepper in equal quantity and chew twice daily.
Skin disease – in rainy season due to humidity and germs in the rain water the probability of having skin rashes and infection also increases.
- To stop itching Mix aamlajuice and gandhak in glycerin and apply over the affected area.
- In case of prickly heat dust it with refined flour for instant relief.
Flu – flu and cough are the most common health problem during rainy season. Running nose, cough, headache, tiredness and pain body are all symptoms of flu. If flu is not treated on time then it can lead to asthma.
- Take a small cardamom, a piece of ginger, ½ teaspoon of camphor, 5 cloves and 6 bail leaves and fold all in a betal leave and have twice daily.
Eye flu – eye infections are also very common during rainy season. Eye flu is associated with redness in eyes ( corneas), secretion, not being able to face sharp light, swelling of eye lids and pain.
- Grind some bel leaves and keep it in a piece of cloth and tighten the ends to make potli. Keep it on eyes.
- Put a drop of rose water in eyes to get relief from burning sensation in eyes.