First Aid Treatment of Heat Cramps  its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Cramps  They in occur when one replaces the fluid lost in sweat by drinking water without salt. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There are intermittent painful contractions of skeletal muscles in the body. They occur in those muscles that have been involved in strenuous activity, usually those of the legs. Body temperature is normal or low. The cramps last a few minutes and generally disappear spontaneously....

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Exhaustio its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Exhaustion It occurs in hot and humid environment after heavy and prolonged sweating either due to exposure to the sun or working in a close, hot atmosphere like factories, with failure to replace salt and water. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. Restlessness exhaustion is present. Faintness may be experienced. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting are present. Sometimes there are abdominal cramps, or cramps in the limbs. Temperature...

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First Aid Treatment of Heat Stroke its causes and diagnose-Effects of high temperature

Heat Stroke (sunstroke)  It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature by sweating as in the following conditions. It can prove to be dangerous. Very high environmental temperature. Prolonged confinement in hot atmosphere. Consumption of alcohol. Illness like malaria. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There are restlessness, headache, dizziness, and discomfort. The skin is hot, flushed, and dry. The pulse is bounding. The body...

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Effects of Temperature change and its factors

Effects of Temperature change and its factors The human body has some mechanisms that help it adapt to changes in the environmental temperature. However when the changes are extreme and last for long duration, the protective mechanisms may fail, and the person may suffer from illness. The following factors increase risk of adverse effects of extremes of temperature change on the human body. Infect and elderly people. People who are...

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Drying Herbs in a Microwave oven-Herbal Planting

Drying Herbs in a Microwave oven- Herbal Planting We sought the advice of an expert on microwave cookery who considers microwave drying a very efficient and quick method of drying herbs. It is advisable to first do a few trial runs, leaving the herbs that have been microwave dried for two or three weeks in airtight containers to establish that they have dried and not developed mould. For future reference,...

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Harvesting and drying herbs-Herbal Planting

Harvesting and drying herbs- Herbal Planting When drying herbs it is important that the watery element should evaporate, leaving behind the fragrant essential oils which contain many other components as well. The reason that dried herbs have a stronger taste than fresh herbs is because the oils are concentrated in the shrunken, demoisturised leaves. In cooking, If you are using dried herbs instead of fresh herbs, use only half the...

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Planting Herb in Containers-Herbal Planting

Planting Herb in Containers-Herbal Planting Many people living   in units have little or no garden in which to grow their favourite plants, much as they would like to. Herbs are easily grown in containers, provided they have plenty of sun and air, such as on a balcony or a window sill. Herbs should never be treated as indoor plants otherwise they will become disappointingly leggy and yellow, them die. There...

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Companion planting: Advantages and impact of companion planting

Companion planting: Advantages and impact of companion planting Plants and trees, whatever their size, are all individual, each one being a composition of  many complex parts, besides the roots, trunks, stems, leaves, flowers, bark or   fruit that are visible to the naked eye. Within the   make-up of the plant or tree are fine substances that are either alien to other plants, trees and countless insects, or they are sympathetic to...

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Bible Gardens- History of Herb Gardens

Bible Gardens- History of Herb Gardens We have always intended to create a “Bible garden”, especially after reading about one in an overseas magazine some time ago. Like a Shakespeare garden, the herbs, flowers and trees of a Bible garden need notices next to them with the appropriate quotations and the name of the herb clearly written on them. A garden such as this need not be large, although the...

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A Shakespeare Garden- History of Herb Gardens

A Shakespeare Garden- History of Herb Gardens Shakespeare had a countryman’s joy and delight in the herbs and flowers of hedgerows, meadows and gardens, with which he was so familiar during his rural upbringing. He loved them for the sake of their beauty, meaning and perfume, and wove many of them into his plays and sonnets. We made a Shakespeare garden some years ago and beside each herb and flower...

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Suggestions for Making an Herb Garden- History of Herbs Gardens

Suggestions for Making an Herb Garden- History of Herbs Gardens A simple, neat herb garden is one that is about four metres square, well- drained, and situated in a sunny position. The bed should be prepared by digging in plenty of leaf mould and mushroom or household compost. Add a small amount of coarse river sand if the soil is heavy. If on the other hand the soil is sandy,...

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Herb Gardens- History of Herb Gardens

Herb Gardens- History of Herbs Gardens When human beings lived a nomadic existence in an uncivilized state, it was necessary to collect wild plants, berries and roots for food. When they became ill, Instinct led them to the grasses and leaves that had curative properties, in the same way as animals do. When people began to stay in one place long enough to make dwelling, garden, however small, became an...

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