People in India are incredibly self-reliant; for example, if you are bleeding, there is no need to see a doctor; simply apply mustard oil to your wound with a cotton ball, and believe me, it somehow works. If you're sick; there's no need to see a professional yet again, just take a syrup with cardamom, cloves, and a lengthy list of other ingredients. It's tried, tested and prescribed by the Indian grandmothers, and it has always worked miracles for me!
Also, there are a lot of belief systems, or what I call myths, here. It is considered unfortunate in this country if a black cat crosses the road in front of you. There will be a fight in the family if you use scissors without thinking. You can't even serve meals at the entrance of the room! Another well-known one is that if someone is leaving, you should not call them out from behind because it is considered unlucky.
(The superstition that black cats crossing the street in front of you can cause bad luck was imported from Japan but stayed in India and other part of the world)
Crocin and Dolo-650 are the top-selling medicines in India because they are said to be the cure for everything. Whether it be a fever, a stomach ache, a throat ache, or anything else, paracetamol is the answer, but if it is a little too serious, there is always P-250 and Disprin to depend on.
This can be considered as one of those never-ending debates, and we don't know, and may never know, if these are scientifically true. People who believe will believe, while those who do not believe will not.
Authored by- Darshika Jallan
Edited by- Sowmithaa Shri