Causes, Symptoms And Top 8 Best Natural Home Remedies To Treat Malaria
Malaria is extremely common and a serious disease that causes chills, shivering and high fever. You can get infected from a bite by a malaria parasite carrying mosquito. Malaria is most commonly found in Africa, Southern Asia, South America and Central America. The elderly, children and people with lower levels of immunity are a greater risk. Early diagnosis and anti-malarial medication will help in the effective treatment of malaria. Usually, the malaria is caused by a bite from a mosquito infected with parasites.
- Unhygienic surroundings or living conditions.
- Wrong food habits – Eating more of tinned and flesh foods.
- Consuming alcoholic beverages lowers body resistance making a person vulnerable to diseases like malaria.
- Anaemia, caused by destruction of red blood cells
- Merozoites being released into the bloodstream
- Chills in the body
- High fever and headache
- Blood in stools
- Excessive sweating
- Feeling of Nausea
Here are 8 Natural Remedies:
1) Basil leaves:
Juice of holy basil leaves bring down fever. Basil leaves contain two vital flavonoids named vicenin and orientin which protect damages to blood cells. In addition, holy basil leaves contains oils like cineol, estragole and linalool, which have vital anti bacterial properties. All these properties make it an effective home cure to alleviate symptoms of malaria.
2) Fever nut:
Fever nut seeds are very effective home cure for malaria. About six grams of the seeds can be taken with a glass of water two hours before the onset of fever, and another after one hour of attack.
Add ginger and raisins to one glass of water and boil this into a decoction and can be consumed ,after it cools down . Ginger root can be cut , a piece can be used with every 3 tablespoon of raisins.
There is a powerful substance found in grapefruit, similar to quinine, that has been directly linked to neutralizing those malaria-inducing parasites. You can extract this substance for a concentrated dose, or simply add some delicious grapefruit to your daily diet. Grapefruits are widely available in tropical areas, and can do wonders for promoting overall health and rapid recovery.
Chirayta, botanically known as Swertia andrographis paniculata is another herb that is known for its health benefits. It is quite effective in treating intermittent malarial fevers. You can prepare an infusion of this herb by steeping 15 grams of chirayta in 250 ml of hot water along with 2 cloves and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink 3 tablespoons of this mixture 4 to 5 times in a day. This will significantly lower the body temperature.
Datura leaves are very useful in the tertian malarial fever. About two and half new leaves of datura ,should be mixed with jaggery and taken as a pill two hours before the onset of fever.
Alum should be roasted over hot plate and powdered, half a teaspoon of the powder taken about four hours before the expected attack and half a teaspoon every two hours after it, for relief.
8) Herbal Tea:
A herbal tea boiled with tamarind helps in reducing the symptoms of malaria like fever and headache. Malaria patients can consume this tea regularly for relief.