Malaria is responsible for death of almost 3 million people every year, mostly young children in Africa. This is a parasite infection, transmitted by infected females of Anopheles mosquitoes. Infected mosquitoes transmit a parasite known as Plasmodium, which develops further in the human liver, travels through the blood and affects red blood cells. Malaria is usually presented as high fever episodes, followed by excessive sweating. Headache, nausea, vomiting, anemia, and chills appear after the incubation period, which is 10 to 15 days after the bite.
Untreated, malaria may cause serious consequences. It affects the blood flow to important organs in the body and could cause death.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) parasites have become resilient to malaria medications in some parts of the world, but artemisinin therapy might still work somewhere. There are, however, many natural products that could be used to treat this illness.
Cure for Malaria
Juice or infusion of holy basil leaves are used as a malaria remedy. If you are making a juice, use 11g of the leaves, add 3g of grinded black pepper and take it in the cold, non-feverish stages of malaria. Holy basil is considered to be one of the most effective natural cures for malaria.
Grapefruit contains natural quinine and because of that substance it is proven quite useful in malaria treatment. This fruit could be used every single day and the most beneficial is the juice from the grapefruit pulp.
Tea made of cinnamon is also great herbal remedy for malaria. Make the tea adding one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon to a glass of boiled water. Grind pepper and honey are an excellent addition to this malaria medicine.
Lemon and lime could be used when the fever just start. Mix 3g of lime, juice from 1 lemon and add 60ml of water and use the fluid to treat malaria.
Alum should be roasted and grinded. It is recommended to use half of a teaspoon of grinded alum, 4 hours before and 3 hours after the start of the fever.
Datura leaves are used 2 hours before the fever starts. You could use them as they are, or bruise them and then administer them to the patient.
Grinded fever nut should be mixed with a glass of water and then given to the patient. Usually, this medication is used 2 hours before the rise of the temperature and one hour after the fever.
Fenugreek seeds are considered to be immune boosters, helping the body to deal with malaria. Soak them in the water during the night and use that liquid before breakfast.