- by Arth - An Ayurvedic Health Center
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- Jun 30 2017
How to Prevent and Treat Bugbites and hangoverNaturally
I don’t like wearing bug repellent because of the feel and the smell, but in some places, it’s necessary. Dr. Prashanth recommends wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and socks and even covering everything but your face if the mosquitoes are really bad or if you have allergies. But another option is to put a simple massage oil, olive oil, or castor oil on your exposed areas. Drinking hot water with turmeric before going outside will also help. If you get bitten, drink that same hot mixture to alleviate the itching.
Hangovers get really bad once you get past your mid-twenties, as I was explaining to my youthful Leave UR Mark roommates last week, but they’re even more terrible when you’re traveling. No one wants to miss a day of exploring because they had too much fun the night before. If you know it’s going to be a crazy night, you can prepare your body by boiling four to eight pieces of ginger or 10 grams of ginger powder into 250 ML of water. If you have access to it, add 10 grams of jaggery as well. You could also try a ginger tea if you don’t have the raw materials.
This same concoction will help the morning after the party as well. Also beneficial will be slowly sipping a big mug of very, very, very hot green tea. After the tea, take a refreshing, long, hot water bath and drink a strong cup of coffee to get you back on your feet to continue on your adventure.
If you happen to ever be in Bangalore, India, please consider a consultation and treatments with my friends at Arth Ayurveda. Arth Ayurveda will also be expanding the practice into the states soon. Even if not in Bangalore, follow them on Facebook or Instagram for health tips and additional information.
This post was written in partnership with Leave UR Mark, a social enterprise in Bangalore, Goa, and Mumbai that connects travelers with local internships and volunteer opportunities in India. Opinions are always my own.
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