Home Remedies for Malaria

Malaria is a very widespread disease which has spread its roots mainly in the tropical and the sub tropical regions of the world. Plasmodium, which is a tiny parasite, causes this disease to occur. It lives inside the body of female anopheles mosquito which acts as a carrier agent of the disease. When the female anopheles mosquito bites a person suffering from malaria, draws a small quantity of blood from that person’s body. After passing through several stages of development in mosquito’s body, it finds out its way through the salivary glands of the mosquito. After staying here for a couple of days, it finally grabs an opportunity to enter into the blood stream of another person and cause that person to fall prey to malaria.  Home remedies use simple ingredients available at home and are effective in treating malaria without costing much or causing side effects

 

Causes of Malaria 

 

1. Sedentary style of living

 

2. Faulty habits of eating

 

 

3. Collection of water near the house which stays there stagnant giving chances for malaria spreading mosquitoes to breed

 

4. Excess intake of tinned food products, flesh food, denatured food products etc

 

5. Intake of alcoholic beverages in excess which lowers the system vitality paving way for malaria parasites to attack

 

Symptoms of Malaria

 

1. High fever that may occur every day or on alternate days or even after a gap of three to four days

Sometimes chills may also accompany along with fever

 

2. Headaches

 

 

3. Trembling

 

4. Experience of pain in the limbs

 

5. Lowering of the temperature after some time along with plentiful sweating

 

Home Remedy for Malaria

 

1. Liquid diet should be given to the patients suffering from malaria. Boiled rice, cooked vegetables that are easily digestible can also be given.

 

2. Grapefruit is a very fruitful remedy in the treatment of malaria. A person suffering from malaria should daily eat grapefruit in order to get relief from it. This fruit contains a natural substance like quinine that helps to overcome the disease. If you do not want to eat the grapefruits directly you can opt for extracting this substance out of the grapefruit. This can be done by taking a quarter of grapefruit and bringing it to boil. After that extract the pulp by the straining the contents which should be consumed.

 

3. 2 or 3 teaspoonfuls of lemon juice mixed with half a cup of warm water should be taken in the early stages of malaria.

 

4. A few pieces of ginger should be boiled with a few raisins in water till it becomes half in quantity. 5. This helps in fast recovery from malaria.

 

6. The seeds of fever nut plant are also used to get relief from malaria. About six grams of the seeds are boiled in a cup of water. The decoction so obtained should be consumed around two hours before the onset of paroxysm of fever. The second dose of it should be given an hour after the fever. This remedy should be continued as long as fever remains.

 

7. For the treatment of tertian type of fever, leaves of datura are very useful. Take around 2 ½ of sprouted leaves of datura. Make pills out of it by rubbing it with jaggery. These pills should be consumed two hours prior the onset of the paroxysm of fever.

 

 

8. Basil leaves have properties to cure malaria as it has properties to kill the parasites and reduce the fever. Boil a handful of basil leaves in water with black pepper powder. The extract can be mixed with honey also as honey has medicinal properties. This is an effective home remedy for treating malaria.

 

9. Cinnamon is yet another beneficial remedy in the treatment of malaria. Take one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon. Boil it in a glassful of water. Add some honey and a pinch of pepper powder. This preparation should be taken regularly in order to cure malaria. The powder of clove is also added for better results.

 

10. It is better to use old rice instead of new rice in diet.

 

11. Foods rich in proteins are good for early recovery from malaria as they provide energy.

 

12. To prevent an attack of malaria wear long sleeved dresses covering the body especially in tropical areas.

 

13. Chocolates and soft drinks should be avoided.

 

14. Avoid nuts as they are difficult to digest and also avoid cold foods like watermelon and cucumber.



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