Nagpur is hot and exhausting, so exhausting and hot that yesterday, after a busy week, I couldn’t keep my eyes open whilst eating lunch! What could be the solution to this possibly be? “You need onion juice in your ear”, my husband said. My mother-in-law agreed and the next thing I knew (and without protest, I was so tired), I was led on my side with cold onion juice being poured into my ear.
Having onion juice in my ear was an extremely strange and very smelly experience! I yelped when my mother-in-law poured the freshly made juice into my tiny ear, it’s not a sensation I am accustomed to. To my surprise (I was very skeptical about this remedy), once I tipped the now hot onion juice out of my ear, I felt cool and alert. Fancy that! It was also suggested that from now on I carry an onion around with me to avoid heat stroke. Another age old Indian home remedy discovered!
If you ever need an emergency onion for that casserole you are preparing, I’m your woman! If you ever smell onions and you cannot explain why, I may be nearby!
To avoid another case of heat exhaustion I will be drinking a lot more water, seems like I haven’t been drinking enough! Cold showers are also recommended but because it’s so hot in Nagpur, the water that comes out of the cold tap could scold you! Watering the plants in the afternoon can be dangerous. Needless to say, I am looking forward to monsoon!