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Natural Home Remedies for Scurvy

Posted by Saloni Editorial on

Scurvy refers to an illness that causes due to the deficiency of vitamin C. According to experts, vitamin C is very essential for the synthesis of collagen in humans. Scurvy frequently presents itself firstly as indications of sickness and tiredness, followed by creation of acnes on the skin, squishy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Discomfort in legs
  • Tender skin
  • Softening, bleeding and swelling of gums

Causes:

  • Vitamin C deficiency

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and sugar:

  1. Indian gooseberry has high vitamin c content
  2. Take 1 glass lukewarm milk
  3. Add 1 tsp sugar
  4. Crush some dry Indian gooseberries
  5. Add 1 tsp of this powder to milk
  6. Mix well
  7. Drink this 3 times a day

Natural home remedy using honey and lemon juice:

  1. Take 1 glass water
  2. Add 1 tsp honey
  3. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice
  4. Mix well
  5. Drink 2 times a day

Tips:

  • Dried mango powder is a rich source of vitamin C
  • Eat fruits rich in vitamin C like:

   o Guava

   o Kiwi

   o Papaya

   o Orange

   o Strawberry

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