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How to Make Your Own Simple ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) In Case of Dehydration

Updated on April 28, 2014

What is ORS and Can You Make it At Home?

ORS means oral rehydration solution. It is taken when your body is dehydrated due to vomiting or diarrhoea. ORS should be taken as often as possible when your body is dehyrdated. You can make your own ORS in the comfort of your own home. This is pretty simple and should be given as much as possible in case of dehydration. This page gives you all the information you need to prepare your very own ORS solution in a matter of minutes. Additionally, a set of links containing various useful Science experiments have been given at the bottom of the page. If you are interested you can always check these Science experiments -- they are not available anywhere else on the Web and they are all available for free!

How to Make ORS

 Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) can be prepared in a simple way in your own home. Here's how you can make it...

Things You Will Need to Prepare Your Own ORS Solution

 The following materials are needed in order to make your own ORS solution -

  • Salt (One Teaspoon)
  • Sugar (8 Teaspoons)
  • One litre of clean drinking or boiled water -- cooled (5 cupfuls). Each cup should be around 200 ml.

Instructions on How to Make Your Own ORS

 The following steps should be carried out while making your own ORS solution -

  1. Stir the ingredients mentioned till the sugar and salt dissolves completely.
  2. Store the solution in a clean dry place.

This solution should be given as much as possible and should be continued till the dehydration stops.

You Might Also Try These in Case of Dehydration -

  •  You can try giving the dehydrated person some rice water with salt and lemon juice.
  • You can also try giving 'dal' water (the water in much dal has been boiled) with salt and lemon juice.
  • Sugar and salt added to lemon juice.
  • Lassi (yogurt drink)
  • Green coconut water.

As you can see, lemon juice is quite effective when it comes to treating dehydration!


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      Kunnu Melkani 3 years ago


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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      This is a very useful and practical tips on ORS, Divacratus. Thanks for sharing.