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10 Effective Natural Remedies for Malaria

Natural Remedies for Malaria

According to research, there were 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 731,000 deaths worldwide as of 2016, making the disease one of the deadliest and most widespread globally. Spread from the saliva of an infected anopheles malaria mosquito, the most vulnerable malaria victims are primarily children, pregnant women and those who live or travel to tropical and subtropical regions.  

There are multiple antimalaria medications available. But the malaria parasite keeps being resistant to them, especially in excessively used regions. That’s why many natural remedies for malaria come in to help reduce the menace of the disease and without the usual side effects of powerful antimalarial drugs.  

Below are home remedies for malaria you should explore:

1.     Mosquito avoidance

First and foremost, no one would argue against the idea that the number one way to combat malaria is never to catch it in the first place. However, avoiding mosquitoes in tropical regions is certainly difficult. Well, use a powerful mosquito spray and a mosquito net. Besides, ensure that large pools of standing water are nowhere near your home since they host egg-laying mosquitoes.

2.      Grapefruit juices


Grapefruit is also packed with vitamin C. It has the properties to decrease the intensity and duration of the illness. The juice contains natural quinine and malaria-treating properties. However, medically, consuming grapefruit is prohibited for anyone taking an antimalaria drug containing quinidine.

·       Take homemade oranges or orange juices daily if you can, but those with zero added refined sugar because they weaken the immune system weak.

·       Boil the grapefruit, strain it and drink the juice.

3.     Ginger

Ginger is a popular and easy-to-access treatment for malaria. To prepare a potent concoction that can treat malaria effectively, boil the ginger in water and drink. It can boost your immune system to combat malaria. Ginger contains gingerol ( its most active ingredient) and hydrocarbons rich in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Ginger is one of the top home remedies, thanks to its effectiveness.

4.     Basil

Basil comes with antibacterial properties and eugenol, an active therapeutic component that can eliminate malaria infection. Basil is mostly from tropical countries and is highly used in ayurvedic medicines. 

5.     Sweet lime juice

Fresh lime juice is extracted from sweet lime and can be an effective natural remedy for malaria. The juice digests easily and also comes with Vitamin C.

6.     Apple cider vinegar

Dipping a cloth in a concoction of apple cider vinegar and water and placing it on your forehead for about ten minutes can treat malaria. Or, mix a spoonful of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink to stop nausea and vomiting. 

7.     Mustard oil

Food cooked in mustard oil can be helpful to malaria patients. Generally, such food is a great way to fight infections.

8.     Orange juice

Oranges are an amazing way to get Vitamin C. They help in boosting your immune system, hence strengthening it enough to effectively combat diseases and parasites like the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria

9.     Fever nut

Using fever nut is an ancient herbal remedy that has remained popular in India and its neighbours because of the powerful active ingredients of the seeds. The seeds can fight off fever and boost your immune system enough to combat malaria and have you recover quickly.

10.  Cinnamon

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They can  help improve symptoms of malaria such as headache, fever, and diarrhea. Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon, black pepper powder and a drop of honey and drink it once or twice daily.

Note that the above content including advice, offers you generic information. This implies that you need to consult a qualified doctor once you contract the malaria parasite. Browse through this blog for other relevant health posts

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