Malaria is disease spread by the female mosquito, carried by the germ plasmodium. Whenever a mosquito bites the germs enter the skin and then the blood. The people infected with malaria have stages of chills and fever, sweating which recur periodically every 2 to 3 days. Malaria can also lead to jaundice and anemia. Malaria is a widespread disease and it is estimated that 8% of the world’s population is affected with malaria.
About Natural Remedies for Malaria
The essence of natural remedies is that they are prepared by solely using naturally available flora, which does not cause harm to the body. Natural remedies work along side the body’s natural rhythm and cure without disturbing the body’s balance. Natural remedies do not cause side effects and the accumulation of chemicals in the body.
Do’s and Don’ts in Malaria Home Remedies
- Precaution is better than cure, always use a mosquito net while sleeping.
- Use an anti-mosquito spray to destroy breeding of mosquitoes in the surrounding.
- Stay in well screened areas while outdoors in the evening.
- Do not allow water to accumulate in your surroundings.
- Wear full sleeved clothing when outdoors.
- Keep your surrounding area clean; do not allow garbage to pile up.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Increase intake of water, fruit juices.
- Oily, spicy food should be avoided.
- Red meats, chicken, fish should also be avoided.
- Adequate rest is necessary.
Home Remedies for Malaria
- To 10 gms of basil juice add 1gm of powdered pepper and take this mixture after every two hours for six days.
- Basil tea is also a good cure to reduce malarial fever.
- Grapefruit is a natural remedy for malaria. Boil quarter of the grapefruit in water, strain the pulp and drink the infusion.
- One teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, a pinch of pepper and honey boiled in a glass of water is a good remedy for malaria.
- Lemon juice is also beneficial in malaria; three tablespoon of lemon juice in half cup of water taken in the initial stages of fever is helpful to control malaria.
- Mix ten grams of garlic to one half cup of water and add three tablespoons of milk. Boil this mixture till the quantity reduces to half. Strain the infusion and take three tablespoons a day.
- Sandalwood paste rubbed on the temple reduces malarial fever.
- To a glass of water add few pieces of ginger and three tablespoons of raisins boil the mixture. Boil till water reduces to half, strain and consume.
- Boil orange peels in water for twenty minutes. Drink the decoction while it is hot.
- Fever in malaria can also be reduced by drinking one spoon of lemon juice mixed with one teaspoon of onion juice thrice a day.
- Herbal tea made using tamarind leaves also reduces effect of malaria.
- Alum is also beneficial during a malarial attack. Roast alum over a hot plate and powder it. Half a teaspoon before the shivering starts and half teaspoon after it.