55. Clogged Ears
Fact: A clogged ear is one of the most common causes of loss of hearing. It happens when a person’s ear is generating more wax than required or the earwax is pushed towards the eardrums, which often leads to an earache, tinnitus, and feeling of ear fullness. There might also be itchiness and discharge from the ears. However, this doesn’t mean earwax is bad. Even though earwax is something that is under-appreciated, it protects the ears from debris, dust and other microorganisms that may infect or irritate.
- Step 1: Wash some fresh basil leaves and extract their juice.
- Step 2: Pour 2 drops of the juice in the affected ear.
- Step 1: Slightly warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 1 garlic piece.
- Step 2: Use a dropper to pour 2 to 4 drops of the oil into the infected ear. Make sure that the oil is not hot.
54. Skin Burns
Fact: Every year, about 265,000 people in the world die due to burns. The death rates due to burns in high-income countries have decreased over the years, but it primarily happens in the developing countries, mostly in small-scale industries and homes. About 11+ million people in the world are severely burnt in a year. However, they are completely preventable. Minor burns can be treated at home, but severe ones require immediate medical attention.
- Step 1: Peel and grate a fresh, raw potato.
- Step 2: Apply the juice and the grated potato on the burnt skin region.
- Step 1: Cut open a fresh Aloe Vera leaf.
- Step 2: Apply the fresh gel on the burnt region for relief.
53. Hair Fall or Hair Loss
Fact: An estimated 21 million women and 35 million men have the problem of hair loss. About 50 – 100 hair loss in a day is normal but if it exceeds, it is a concern. The problem of hair loss is often associated with stress, excessive work, an underlying disease, and surgeries.
- Step 1: Make a smooth paste of rose petals, neem leaves, and curry leaves.
- Step 2: Take henna powder (based on your hair length) and mix the paste with it.
- Step 3: Add some coconut oil and apply the paste thrice a week to get rid of hair fall.
- Step 1: Take a few tablespoons of fenugreek powder & abrus precatorius powder.
- Step 2: Mix them with pure coconut oil and leave it for a week. Filter it and apply on the hair regularly.
52. Sore Throat
Fact: 90 to 95% of the sore throats occur due to cold weathers and viral infections, but this often happens because we spend most of the time indoors or with people who are already ill. Smoking or even being in a foggy atmosphere may cause a sore throat or might make the existing soreness worse.
- Step 1: Take some fresh, immature jujube leaves. Wash them properly.
- Step 2: Boil the leaves with salt. Filter and gargle the mouth with it when it is slightly warm.
- Step 1: Take a few bay leaves and boil with water.
- Step 2: Filter it and use it as a mouthwash to get rid of sore throat.
51. Swollen Tonsils
Fact: About a generation back, the treatment for persistent sore throats, especially in children was to take away their tonsils & adenoids. However, the medical science has now advanced that the need for surgeries has diminished significantly. However, even these days, tonsillectomy is one of the common childhood surgeries, making it to 383,000 every year. It is common to get tonsillitis, but recurrent ones can be problematic. If left untreated, it can turn chronic and the person may suffer from constant bad breath, inflamed tonsils, sore throats, and tender lymph nodes.
- Step 1: Boil a few fresh peppermint leaves and a piece of ginger (chopped) in 2 cups of water.
- Step 2: Wait until the quantity reduces to 1 cup. Strain it and drink to soothe the inflamed tonsils.
- Step 1: Take a tablespoon of honey with 4 garlic cloves (finely crushed).
- Step 2: Add both the ingredients to a cup of hot water. Leave it until it warms.
- Step 3: Drink the solution 3 to 4 times a day for relief.