Ayurvedic First Aid from Simple Ingredients in Your Kitchen

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Learning first aid is a very important life skill, because you never know when you might need it. But what if you could pick supplements for first aid from your kitchen cabinet? Won’t that be really neat?

Highlight

  • There are many herbs and spices in our kitchen that have medicinal properties.
  • You can use them in times of emergency to administer first aid.
  • For burns, apply aloe vera with a pinch of haldi.
  • A paste of honey and turmeric, when applied to cuts, help heal the wound fast.
  • If you’ve got a headache, apply paste of dried ginger to the forehead

All of us have a first aid box at our home. It is equipped with all sorts of antiseptic creams, antacids, pain-killing drugs, etc. But what if you could pick supplements from your kitchen cabinet?

Here are simple Ayurvedic remedies that can be extremely effective as first aid for many common ailments. Take a look:

Burns

Immediately after running the affected area through cold water, apply a paste of fresh aloe vera gel with a pinch of turmeric powder. Once the initial sting subsides apply a little ghee or coconut oil with rose and sandalwood to enhance the cooling effect.

Cuts and External Bleeding

Apply a paste of honey and turmeric. Both of these are antiseptic and will help the wound heal really fast. Also, drinking a cup of warm milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of saffron (kesar) mixed into it will help to heal and relieve the pain.

Headaches

It is often a sign of dehydration, so increase your water intake. For a temporal headache, apply a paste of dry ginger to the forehead and lie down for about 8-10 minutes, remove the paste and take some rest.

Diarrhoea

Take powdered mango seed (aamchur) with honey twice a day. Drink a mix of dry ginger, nutmeg (jaiphal) rock salt and jaggery (gur). It’s very effective in cases of loose motions caused by indigestion.

Boils

Make a paste of ginger (1 tsp) and turmeric (1 tsp) and apply it on the boils. This will help suppress the boils without leaving any mark.

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