Wednesday, July 10, 2013



The home science experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised the home makers, in particular, and the residents, in general, to stay healthy during rainy season, and pay attention to the home management as well.

Referring to diet and health care, Dr Kiran Grover impressed upon the public to avoid roadside food and eat only homemade food. "Increase the intake of hot drinks like a cup of tea/milk, or a vegetable/dal soup to prevent any kind of infection. Use ginger, mints, tulsi, dal-chini, malathi, etc., as ingredient in tea and increase the consumption of bitter- gourd (karela), jamun, and bitter herbs like neem and turmeric (haldi) as these contain anti-oxidants and medicinal properties," she advised. Drink plenty of water as this will help to drain toxins from the body, she stressed.

About home cleaning, Dr Surinderjit Kaur said, "Put little camphor on kitchen shelves to drive away cockroaches, lizards and ants. Regularly pour liberal amount of hot water with kerosene oil down the sinks and drains to prevent breeding of cockroaches." Thoroughly clean the refrigeration at least once a fortnight with warm water and mitha soda, she suggested, while asking to lubricate door hinges to avoid rusting and squeaking noise." To prevent knives and other iron tools from rusting, rub these with coconut/mustard oil or glycerin once a fortnight, she added.

Giving tips for the care of clothes and accessories, Dr Harinder Saggu suggested, "To clean fungus spots of leather articles, rub candle over the stain and then rub it with a soft cloth. Rub the rusted zippers also with a piece of candle or a lead pencil; it will open at once." Shoes with plain, smooth and old soles should not be worn in order to avoid slippage on wet floors, she said. Protect the clothes from dampness during rains by keeping chalk pieces in corners and sides of cupboards, she emphasized.

Dr Sukhminder Kaur advised the parents that not to allow the children to play in stagnant water in pits as they may get several skin diseases. Make them wear full sleeves night suits in order to protect them from mosquitoes and other insect bites, she suggested. Put a bottle of boiled or filtered water in the bag of the child to prevent infection, she said.

News From:

No comments:

eXTReMe Tracker