Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Strange But True Health Tip


Break a High Fever With Your Armpits
Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body's core. It's uncomfortable, but it works fast. Then see a doctor.  (Copy paste from Yahoo article)






Reading the health tip above brings back memories when I was a kid.  Whenever anyone of us had a slightly high fever mum would immediately fill a bowl of water and filled it with 'daun sireh' (betel leaf) which was always available at hand because mum was a hardcore daun sireh eater.  She would crushed the daun sireh into pieces, add in a bit of 'cekur' (sand ginger) and limau purut (kaffir lime) the fruit and juice were added in too.
Daun Sireh




Cekur
In those days we live in a traditional malay house and near the kitchen area the planks have spacings in between...we would lie down on a mengkuang mat with our heads on a rolled-up towel just above 
the mat.  Mum would gently pour the water using a polished brownish 'tempurung kelapa' (coconut shell) with small holes all around it, this acts as a strainer I think..  And what a bliss feeling it was...I can still remember the cool water running down my head with mum's fingers gently massaging it and the aromatic smell of the daun sireh, cekur  and limau purut still lingers ....

Tempurung Kelapa

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Lyrics of Dean Martin's song ni tak relate langsung dengan cerita di atas tapi ada words Memories Are Made of This tu dah memadai dan suka akan rentaknya...

2 comments:

Teh Ani said...

Merasai jari jemari arwah mak yg dgn lembut mengusap dan membelai rambut dan terasa dingin air yg dicurah ke kepala kita yg hangat akibat demam tu masih segar dlm ingatan. Alfatihah kepada arwah Mak.

naniasda said...

Tht's the right description Teh.. tak akan lupa selamanya...

akhirnya..terlaksana jugak hajat Dinner @ Rebung!

Sudah beberapa kali rancang semasa ke KL hendak ke Restoran Rebung tak kira lah makan tengahari atau makan malam.  Tuan punya restoran pu...