We list some effective home remedies to tackle malaria fever and other symptoms.
Malaria is easy enough to distinguish because of the high fever and chills it causes. However, the initial malaria symptoms and treatment may be confused with those of influenza or even dengue. Some of the symptoms are common to all three, so the illness must be detected by way of a blood test and thorough investigation by your doctor.
Normally, malaria symptoms include high fever with chills, headache, pain while moving the eyes, nausea, inability to swallow, weakness, etc. The malaria reatment often includes taking a weeklong course of retroviral drugs, drinking plenty of fluids, resting in a quite place and eating light, home cooked food.
How to deal with malaria at home
However, there are simple ways of dealing with malaria at home. Consider the following home remedies:
1 Cinnamon powder in honey: Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties, while honey fortifies the system against infection. This is a potent combination of ingredients to fight malaria fever and associated aches and pains. Grind some cinnamon into fine powder and mix with a tablespoon of honey. Take this mixture thrice a day and follow up with a glass of warm water.
2 Turmeric tea. Rich in antibacterial properties, turmeric is a potent remedy for eliminating toxin build-up due to infection. It is good for use in both solid food and warm/hot beverages when you have malaria. Add fresh turmeric powder to your food, or add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of water. Bring the water to a boil, reducing to half its original volume. Drink the tea twice a day.
3 Lemon and pepper juice. Lemons are acidic in nature, which is useful for maintaining gut health and easing the digestive process. Plus, they are rich in Vitamin C which improves the body’s resistance to disease. Drink a glass of lemon juice infused with freshly ground pepper, twice a day. It will improve your appetite and reduce nausea.
4 Apple cider vinegar soak. Apple cider vinegar has many medicinal properties, but you can use it to bring down malaria fever quite easily. Soak a clean cloth in cool water infused with 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Now fold the cloth and place it on the forehead. Do this for at least one hour to reduce the fever.
5 Fenugreek water. Fenugreek boasts of many infection-fighting capabilities. Soak 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water, and leave overnight. Drink the water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to remove toxins from the body.
Meanwhile, use Mortein mosquito repellent spray in the house to eliminate the threat of mosquitoes that cause malaria, dengue and other illnesses. The spray can be used all over the house and is safe to use.