The body needs to be hydrated to function properly and carry out the various metabolic activities effectively. Dehydration occurs when your body is unable to retain fluids and electrolytes. When there is a reduction in the water content of the body, the salt-sugar balance goes haywire, which affects the functioning of the body. There are many factors that cause dehydration. There may be several reasons for dehydration. And this can strike anybody of any age, gender and occupation. It is important to know about the home remedies for dehydration to get rid of the chronic and acute consequences effectively.
Chamomile is considered as a great re-hydrating agent, along with being an analgesic and de-stressing herb. It also comes as a de-caffeinated tea option that further helps you keep hydrated by replacing the fluids lost due to dehydration. Take about two to three dried chamomile flowers (or tea) in a cup of hot water and let it soak for 10 minutes before straining it. Have two to three cups of chamomile tea every day.
Asparagus helps the body to retain fluids, thereby preventing dehydration. It is super rich in fiber that stimulates absorption of water in the body. It also cools down your body temperature in this heat. You can use asparagus in various salads and vegetables or consume in the form of tea, supplements, etc.
One of the most sought after and recommended herbal remedy is willow bark. The inner bark of the willow tree is believed to have medicinal properties and is used to cure acute headaches caused by dehydration. It has cooling properties that help in keeping the body temperature low. It also helps reduce cramps in the stomach, pain and inflammation. You can consume it in the form of tincture, herbal tea or even supplements.
Licorice or mulethi is a favoured herb in Indian households and is used in several ways. It helps in cooling your body temperature and prevents heat stroke, dehydration and fatigue. It can be consumed in the form of a decoction, further keeping the body cool and hydrated. Mulethi water can be consumed by soaking the roots in water for some time before straining it.