85. Ear Infection
Fact: Scientifically known as Otitis media, an infection is the common cause of most earaches. Globally, 80% of kids are treated for at least one infection in the middle ear. In the United States, ear infections are one of the most common reasons for maximum pediatrician visits, accounting about 30 million trips to the hospital every year. Earaches can be very distressing and painful. They are often accompanied by fever and cold. They require immediate medical attention.
- Step 1: Take 1 tablespoon of pure sesame oil.
- Step 2: Slightly heat the oil with 1 garlic clove (peeled) with a few cumin seeds.
- Step 3: Filter the oil and allow it to cool down a bit. Use a dropper and pour a few drops into the ear.
- Step 1: Slightly heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a few fresh basil leaves (pinched).
- Step 2: Filter the oil and use a dropper to pour a few drops of it into the aching ear.
84. Eye Pain, Irritation, and Infection
Fact: Though there are many kinds of problems associated with eyes, the most common eye disease is pink eye or conjunctivitis. An estimated 27 million of the global population suffers from pink eye every year and happily, it is treatable. However, fungal eye problems can be serious but are very rare. The most frequent way for an individual to grow a fungal eye infection is an eye injury, which is often via a toxic plant thorn or a stick.
- Step 1: For eye pain, take some saffron strands and mix it with a few drops of milk.
- Step 2: Close your eyes and apply the mixture externally on the painful eye for relief.
- Step 1: For eye irritation and itching, mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of water.
- Step 2: Clean the eyes using this water.
Fact: The most common misconception about nosebleeds is that only kids are vulnerable to it. However, research has revealed that nosebleeds are prevalent in senior citizens as well, which are usually a sign of an underlying health condition. But this doesn’t mean kids experience them less. About 30% of the global children of the age 5 and below have had at least 2 – 3 episodes of spontaneous nosebleeds in a year. Recurring nosebleeds can be a serious issue; hence, they shouldn’t be left untreated.
- Step 1: Peel an onion and slice them in thick, big spheres.
- Step 2: Hold an onion slice under the nose instantly. Wait for 5 minutes. The bleeding will stop.
- Step 1: Mix 1 teaspoon of pure cayenne pepper powder with 1 cup of warm water.
- Step 2: Drink the mixture to stop the bleeding nose instantly.
Fact: Pneumonia is a severe respiratory infection, which affects the lungs and is characterized by painful breathing. It kills more than 1.8 million people every year, which outnumbers the deaths caused by malaria and AIDS combined.
- Step 1: Take ½ a liter of water and add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to it. Boil it for a while.
- Step 2: Strain the liquid and add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Drink 4 cups of this in a day.
- Step 1: Boil 1 tablespoon of organic sesame seeds in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes.
- Step 2: Once the seeds are soft, add 1 tablespoon of organic flax seeds and boil again.
- Step 3: Strain it. Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink every morning on an empty stomach.
81. Heat Stroke
Fact: Heat stroke is scientifically known as hyperthermia, a serious condition where the body temperature gets extremely high (above 104 degrees). It is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated, it turns malignant. In such cases, a hyperthermia patient will experience a sudden increase in heart rates, muscle breakdown, bodily changes, excess bleeding, and failure of various organs.
- Step 1: Take some fresh leaves of the plant Portulaca oleracea and grind them with water.
- Step 2: Filter the juice and take 1 teaspoon of it every morning to overcome hyperthermia.
- Step 1: Wash some fresh Centella asiatica leaves.
- Step 2: Chew the raw leaves every morning on an empty stomach for a few days.