How to save from Sunstroke and Heatstroke: Unani Treatment

What is Sunstroke?

Sunstroke  causes due to imbalance in thermosetting of the body. The cooling mechanism of the body relies upon  water evaporation in the form of sweat.  The best effect of cooling can observed in dry air but in case of humid air, sweat hardly evaporates that leads to increase in  body temperature and the person may caught to the illness like Sunstroke and Heatstroke.

Causes of Sunstroke

  • Imbalance in thermosetting
  • Dehydration
  • Prolong exposure to Sun, in humid environment

Symptoms of Sunstroke and Heatstroke

  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • scarce sweating
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Muscles cramp and tone
  • Dry  and hot skin
  • Increase heartbeat
  • High fever
  • Excessive thrust
  • Restlessness

Unani medicine for sunstroke and heatstroke


  • Unripe Mango: 1 piece

Method of Preparation

Keep the Mango in hot ash. Peel the skin, and extract the juice. Add about 200 ml of water. Sugar and Ice may be taken as per desired.

In case of Sunstroke and Heatstroke, one glass of it can be take thrice/ fourth times a day.


  •  Pulp of Tamarind: 15 gm.
  • Alu Bukhara: 3 pieces

Method of Preparation

Soak in 200 ml of water  for one hour, squeeze, strain and cool with ice.


  •  Dried edible parts  of Bengal gram shrub

Method of Preparation

Grind it with 150 ml of water, strain and sweeten with sugar. It may be taken 3-4 times a day.

Sunstroke and heatstroke prevention tips

  1. Take sufficient quantity of water before going out in the Sun.
  2. Crush Onion and apply as a paste on the armpit and  or on the groin for prevention from sunstroke.
  3. Use Cap, Natural sun lotion to protect  yourself from the sun.
  4. In case of high fever, soak a piece of cloth in rose water and vinegar and apply frequently on the forehead.
  5. Putting ice bag or cube on the forehead is also one of the good remedy if the person suffering from excess fever.