Despite the fact that winter weather makes everyone anxious for the summer to arrive, it is important to remember the sun can cause some serious damage. Be prepared with natural remedies to treat heat stroke.
When it comes to warm summer days with hot temperature and sunshine, it pays to pay attention to how much sun you are getting. For those who are out in the sun for extended periods, there are signs of heat stroke that can help you catch it more quickly.
Watch For These Signs
When it comes to being in the sun for many hours, a lot of people get dehydrated and feel sick to their stomach. The following are signs you are suffering from heat stroke and some suggestions on how you can reverse the damages:
- Flushed skin or redness
- More than average sweating or dizziness
- A throbbing headache
- Higher heart rate than normal while resting
- Nausea or vomiting
- Increased breathing rate
Natural Remedies to Treat Heat Stroke
The first thing to remember when dealing with heat stroke is that it occurs as a result dehydration, of not having enough fluids in the body. If you do not drink enough water, then your body cannot properly handle the heat and deal with its effects. Therefore, the first step is to drink more water. Drinking caffeinated beverages like coffee or pop is not helpful because they have a negative impact on how your body handles the heat.
1. Tamarind Drink
One very hydrating and quenching herb drink you can make is tamarind drink. Tamarind is very rich in vitamins and minerals, and it can greatly help your electrolyte levels, which are most impacted by the heat. Boil tamarind in water, strain the tamarind from the tamarind water, add some raw honey to desired taste, and enjoy the delicious taste that is great for treating heat stroke.
2. Cucumber and Celery Juice
My favorite is of course, always juicing the most hydrating vegetables—cucumber and celery. This juice combo that is so hydrating and rich with the necessary electrolytes to stabilize the body from heat stroke.
Juice one big cucumber and 6 ribs of celery. Add ice if you wish, drink chilled and feel your body come back to life with the hydration!
3. Eat Raw Onions In Salads
Another option is the use of onion. Onion juice is most beneficial, and it can be helpful to treat heat stroke by applying the juice behind your ears or on your chest. However, if you can not handle onion juice, eating raw onions in salads can be helpful, and so can consuming roast onions with honey and cumin.
4. Cilantro & Mint Leaves Tea/Water
Plums crushed and mixed in water to drink, as well as buttermilk and coconut water, are all great alternatives to help the body fight the effects of heat stroke.
Likewise, mixing cilantro and mint leaves extract into water with a bit of raw honey is a helpful drink to bring down the higher temperatures due to heat stroke.
When it comes to heat stroke, it is important to remember that drinking enough water ahead of time can help your body deal with the effects of heat without having the symptoms of heat stroke.
However, there are many natural remedies to deal with heat stroke if you have not been able to avoid getting sick.