First Aid — Little Secrets in the Kitchen

We have all experienced some physical accidents in our kitchen, which need immediate assistance. Sometimes we have to suffer from them because we have very little self-rescue training ideas that can prevent injuries from worsening or help them heal faster. The following are some home remedy secrets I want to share with you.

Burns

For minor burns, I suggest applying a few drops of sesame oil to the affected area, sprinkling some salt on top of the oil.  Leave it on for a few minutes. If you still experience a burning sensation, re-apply oil and salt mixture to the burn. This mixture stops the burning pain and helps decrease swelling to prevent blistering from occurring. For large, severe burns go to the emergency room.

Food Poisoning

Some food poisoning symptoms include nausea and vomiting.  Mung Beans are very helpful in alleviating these symptoms. Cook 1 cup of mung beans in 6 cups of water for 30 minutes or grind 1/4 cup of mung beans and stir into 2-3 cups of distilled water then strain the tea and drink several times a day. If you have stomach pain or cramps, cook 10 slices of ginger root in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes then drink it all.

Common Cold

When you are exposed to a very cold environment or feel chills, to prevent from coming down with a cold, cook 5 slices of ginger and 2 whole, uncut stalks of green onions in 2 cups of water.  Cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Drink tea hot and if possible, take a nap afterwards.  Slight perspiration should be expected to disperse the cold.

Chronic Diarrhea for Children

Since adults bodies are much more complex than children, the following remedy is most effective for children. Simply stir fry 1 cup of dry, white rice in a skillet, stirring constantly until golden brown then add 6 cups of water and simmer for 30-40 minutes on low heat. Have children eat a small bowl of porridge daily for 2-3 days. For younger children, feed them the broth portion of this porridge only.

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