The rising mercury in summers can cause a heat stroke even for a healthy person. Actually, heat just sucks away all the water from your body, resulting in a lack of energy, which forces us to make feel weak and lethargic. Dehydration (When our body loses excessive water) is the first symptom, which can happen, which can turn into illness if prolonged.
Heat stroke, which is also known as sunstroke is very common during summers, It is very important to have knowledge about the signs of heat stroke and choose the correct natural way to treat this at home.
So let’s know about main causes of it: First of all, understand that our body is made of 75% of water and the water in our body is responsible for maintaining the correct temperature in summers. Whenever our body is full of excess heat, we sweat. by this, our body cools down or come to normal temperature. A heat stroke can happen due to two reasons mentioned below.
Over exertion in hot sun
Aged people or teenage can also suffer from heat stroke due to illness
Signs & Symptoms
High body temperature
Lack of sweat or sweating heavily
Nausea and vomiting
Fast breathing and high heart rate
Dizziness and weakness
Redness on face
Heat stroke usually starts after some of these warning signs. The person may experience:
Delusions and hallucinations
Abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
These signs or symptoms should not be ignored, it can lead to even coma. Once detected, immediately start treatment for heat stroke, before its too late.
Here are the best home remedies that you can use to treat heat stroke.
First of all place Onion juice and honey in a separate bowl. As one gets heat stroke, apply onion juice behind the ears, under the feet, and on your chest. Leave it on. Apply this once only.
After the heat stroke, symptoms are reduced or minimized, drink a tsp of onion juice mixed with a tsp of honey. Drink this twice a day for a few days.
Things you need: 2 tbsp of yogurt, a glass of water, salt as per taste and roasted cumin powder.
How to make: Blend the water and yogurt with salt, just whisk it for 3 to 4 times and sprinkle roasted cumin powder. Drink this chilled twice a day. This refreshing drink hydrates and cools down the body.
Things you need: 1 tsp of peppermint oil, 1/2 tsp of lavender oil and 2 tbsp of almond oil.
Mix both the essential oils with almond oil and gently massage on the back of the neck, on your soles, and inside your wrists. Apply this once only. Lavender oil is soothing and Peppermint oil helps to bring a cooling effect on the body, it also helps to lower the body temperature.
Extract coriander juice by blending the leaves with some water and add some sugar and mix well. Keep this mixture in a refrigerator to let it cool. Drink this after it gets cooled. Drink this juice (Glass) during the heat stroke. Coriander is cooling for the body. It removes the excess heat.
Cold Water Bath
Have a cold water bath for at least 15 minutes. The coolness of the water helps to lower down the entire body temperature, which has shot up due to heat stroke. This should be done only once before you take a person for medical.
Note: Do not use ice in water for bath, this can make the situation worse.
Things you need: A glass of water, some tamarind pieces and a 1 tbsp of honey.
How to take: Boil the tamarind (It cool down the body while supplying essential nutrients) and strain the liquid, add 1 tbsp of honey. Drink this once it gets cooled down. Use this once the heat stroke symptoms start.
Add 5 tbsp of sandalwood powder and mix with water. Make a thin paste of it. Apply this on the forehead and chest and let it dry. Let it be for some hours. Sandalwood paste is safe and can use this anytime.
Always cover your head with a scarf or an umbrella when outdoors.
Drink 3 to 4 liters of water, especially during the summer months. Carry a water bottle when going out.
Wear loose-fitting and absorbent clothes.
Opt for light-colored clothing during the hot summers.
Do not exert yourself when outside in the Sun.
Sleep 6-8 hours and eat a balanced diet.
How To Treat Heat Stroke Naturally At Home
It is very important to have knowledge about the signs of heat stroke and choose the correct natural way to treat this at home.