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Effective Ayurveda home remedies for Sun Stroke

Every year, hundreds of people across the country are affected by sunstroke caused by abnormal rise in temperature. If you don’t take precaution in advance, it can be a serious threat to your life. Summers are just around the corner and, during this time, you’re at a higher risk of getting sunstroke. Soon enough we’re going to hear about people being affected by heat stroke. To keep ourselves protected, it is important to know what sunstroke is and what we can do to prevent it.

What is Sunstroke:

Exposure to direct sun can lead to heat exhaustion. This is a temporary and less serious condition. However, when the body’s temperature rises above 37 C and reaches 40 C, it can affect the functioning of many vital organs and cause the following

Symptoms:

  • Throbbing headache

  • Rapid breathing

  • Increased heart rate

  • Red or flushed skin

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dizziness and fainting

  • Deficiency of body fluids

Sun or heatstroke causes severe dehydration and, in such a condition, it is very important to maintain fluid levels in the body. If you’re required to stay in the sun for very long hours, be sure to drink plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration.

According to Ayurveda, sunstroke can be attributed to aggravation of pitta dosha. Many of the symptoms of sunstroke are similar to that which manifest when there is an imbalance of pitta in the body. In Ayurveda, there are a numbers of herbs that help balance heat or pitta related problems.

Here are a few tips that will help prevent sunstroke:

  • Wear full sleeves clothes to protect the body from direct sun exposure

  • Switch to loose-fitting dresses instead of tight ones, and especially wear cotton fabric

  • Carry an umbrella when going out

  • Have light meals before leaving home

  • Hydrate your body regularly

  • Drink naturally cooling substances like thandai, coconut water, fruit juices etc.

  • If possible, avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day

Home Remedies:

  • In case of dehydration, drink lots of water mixed with sugar and salt

  • Regular use of onion prevents sunstroke. If someone is suffering from heatstroke, applying onion juice on the entire body is recommended

  • Make a drink of fresh coriander and mint leaves mixed with mishri (rock sugar candy)

  • Another drink that’s great for summers is a preparation made from unripe mango pulp mixed with roasted cumin seeds, mint, fennel, black salt, sugar or jaggery

  • Drinking fresh butter milk is beneficial

  • Apply sandalwood paste to lower the effect of heat on the body

  • Have plenty of fruits and vegetables containing water, like cucumber, watermelon, muskmelon, lemon drink, and sugarcane juice So, beat the heat this summer with these tips and stay cool, happy, and healthy.

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