Gently warm a betel leaf over a flame, coat it with castor oil on one side. Place it on the boil which has not yet come to a head and bandage lightly. Repeat this every few hours with a fresh leaf. This helps the boil to come to a head and rupture. Once that happens express the collected pus out by putting pressure from the periphery inwards and then apply a clean dressing. The leaf does not stick to the boil and is easy to remove.
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COMMON OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES DUE TO LEAD
Lassitude, insomnia, colic, anaemia, lead line, lead palsy with wrist drop, vomiting.
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□ HANDY HERBAL INGREDIENTS IN THE KITCHEN
• Ajwain, anise, hing, betelnut, black pepper, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, dill seeds, fenugreek, mustard, nutmeg, poppy.
• Alum, camphor, catechu, honey, isabgol, salt, turmeric, sandalwood, dried ginger, liquorice, tamarind, walnuts.
• Barley, rice, castor oil, mustard oil, linseed oil and til oil.
• Milk, buttermilk, yogurt.
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Pain And Discomfort During Menstruation
Herbal teas made of saunf (fennel), parsley, mint, and liquorice. These actually cause diuresis which gets rid of the water retention in the pelvic organs thus relieving the bloated feeling.
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