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How to Treat Sunburn and Prickly Heat: The Natural Way!

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Sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun. Common symptoms in humans and other animals include red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, pain, general fatigue, and mild dizziness. An excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases.

Treat sunburn and prickly heat with these herbal medications:

Option 1:

What you need: Purslane (alusiman) leaves

How to prepare: Extract juice from the leaves.

How to use: Apply on the prickly heat after bathing.

Option 2:

What you need: Guava (bayabas) leaves

How to prepare: If there is infection, boil one (1) cup of chopped leaves in one (1) gallon of water. Add two (2) gallons of cold water.

How to use: Bathe with this decoction.

Important notes:


-Use only one plant medicine at a time.
-Follow instructions carefully, especially the measurements and the dosage.
-Individuals known to be allergic to some plants are not encouraged to use herbal medications.
-Results may vary per person.

References:
*en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunburn
*”Healing Wonders of Herbs” by Herminia de Guzman-Ladion

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