When monsoon knocks at the door it brings much relief from the scorching heat, however, it also welcomes a multitude of problems with it. Viral fever, skin rashes, blocked nose, cough, dandruff begin to affect us. However, there is a lot you can do at home to mend these monsoon maladies. Read on to know more about the home remedies to fix some common health problems that occur during the rainy season:
1 . Common Cold
-Mix 1-2g of black pepper powder with honey and take the decoction thrice daily to manage common cold.
-Get some turmeric fried and have this with hot water or honey.
-Chew 2-3 cloves(laung) fried in ghee to relieve symptoms of a cold.
-Place some ajwain powder in a thin cloth and smell it frequently to get relief from cold. Also, drinking hot water after chewing ajwain reduces phlegm and cough.
2 . Sore Throat
-Boil some spinach leaves in water and gargle with hot spinach water. This is a good remedy for a sore throat.
-Gargle at least once each hour with 1tsp (5g) of salt dissolved in one glass of warm water.You can also gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. This will be effective for you.
-You can also gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. This will be effective for you.
3 . Eye Allergies
-Dip a cotton cloth in the ice cold water and apply it around the eyes for a few minutes to get relief from red eyes.
-Place sliced cucumber on your eyes, leave it for around 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off your eyes to resolve eye redness, irritation, and inflammation.
4 . Rashes and Other Skin Problems
-Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and coconut oil to get rid of rashes and pimples.
-Apply aloe vera gel as it is beneficial curing agent for skin diseases caused by rain.
-Mix watermelon with milk powder and apply it on the skin during monsoon to cool the skin and stay away from rashes.
Also Read: Aloe Vera Benefits
5 . Itchy Scalp
-Rub sour curd with salt into the hair and wash after 15-20 minutes. This will help to soothe your scalp and also get rid of dandruff.
-Make a paste of poppy (khuskhus) seeds with milk; apply it to the hair root, wash off with water after half an hour. Mild shampoo may be used thereafter. Do this twice a week to get rid of dandruff.
6 .Blocked Sinuses
-Have ginger tea 2-3 times a day. Ginger helps to block the production of substances that cause bronchial congestion and stuffiness and it contains compounds called gingerols, which are natural cough suppressants.
-Soak your feet in a mustard footbath. Add 1 tablespoon of mustard powder per litre of hot water in a large bowl. The mustard draws blood to your feet, which helps to relieve congestion.