The mere mention of malaria sends a chill down our spine, it just goes to prove the deadly nature of this widespread mosquito-borne disease. A small insect-like malaria can spread such a deadly disease and people all across the world try their hardest find various ways to combat this disease. There are several home remedies for malaria treatment that are potent enough to treat the disease.

How do you get infected with malaria? The answer to this question will be, via a mosquito bite in general and Anopheles mosquito’s saliva in particular.  The mosquito infects you with the disease after getting hit by a plethora of parasitic microorganisms such as Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. falciparum.

While the conventional treatment dictates you use anti-malarial drugs. But too much of these drugs can create drug-resistance, meaning your body won’t respond well to these drugs. So, the only safe and reliable option is using natural remedies for malaria treatment.


Natural Remedies for Malaria Treatment

The beauty of natural treatments is they come without the side-effects that are associated with conventional drugs. Take a look at some of the natural remedies that will provide a cure to this deadly disease.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is a great one for boosting immunity and thankfully, it is easily available in your kitchen. You can make a concoction out of ginger by boiling down a few pieces of ginger. It will boost your immune system and help you recover much faster.

Ginger has a powerful component known as gingerol and it has hydrocarbons with potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

  1. Cinnamon

The primary symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, fever, and sweating, that starts occurring a few weeks after you are bitten.

Cinnamon has powerful healing properties and it can bring under control some of the symptoms such as fever, headache, and also diarrhea. Cinnamon helps with not one but several remedies. The powerful organic component is known as cinnamaldehyde, boasting of anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly useful in treating some of the symptoms.

  1. Grapefruit

When it comes to natural treatments, grapefruit ranks pretty high. It is a potent force and has properties which are almost similar to quinine, which has the power to nullify the malaria-inducing parasites.

You can either add generous amounts of grapefruit to your diet or can have it in a concentrated dose. Grapefruit is abundantly grown in tropical areas and has immense health benefits.

  1. Citrus Fruits

Even when you are on conventional treatment and are on allopathic drugs, doctors usually recommend you to have a fair amount of citrus fruits. Limes and lemons are full of antioxidants and chock-a-block with vitamins, and minerals. Citrus fruits boost immunity and help normalize some of the symptoms such as fever and also stop the infection from spreading and accelerate the healing process. Adding citrus fruits to your daily life is fairly easy.

Add freshly squeezed lime into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning, or just bite into the juicy freshness of a citrusy fruit and you are good to go.

  1. Holy Basil

Eugenol is the active ingredient in holy basil that treats most of the symptoms of malaria and is a very popular therapeutic medicine in Ayurveda. It is particularly helpful in reducing the severity of malaria. It is a time-tested medicine that has been used in Ayurveda for years together with remarkable results.

  1. Fever Nut

Have you heard of the Fever nut? It is a popular herbal remedy native to India and some of the other neighboring countries. This nut has powerful active ingredients that can control the symptoms of fever and also boost the immune system. When you recover from fever, it is thought that you are gradually the recovery process. This medicine has been used for ages and is regarded as an effective natural remedy for malaria.

  1. Warm Water Enema

Malaria is said to affect bowels and you will notice that diarrhea is a common symptom of this disease. It is imperative that you clean your bowels with warm water enema which reduces the possibilities of creating a conducive environment for the parasites to proliferate. Not only does a warm water enema keep your bowels clean but drastically helps reduce inflammation and discomfort that a patient may suffer.

  1. Orange Juice

Vitamin C is said to be a potent immunity booster.  It is also used widely for the treatment of malaria. A water-based diet (that includes orange juice) can keep you hydrated and keeps at bay infections.  Rich in antioxidants, orange juice is great in helping you recover and heal.

The tropical world is said to be infested with mosquitoes so how can one keep diseases such as malaria at bay? Difficult question! However, like all diseases, for malaria too, prevention is better than cure. So, shield your living area with powerful bug sprays, especially when you are thinking of venturing out into the wilderness.

Don’t forget to use mosquito netting while you sleep. This is an old-fashioned but effective way of keeping the mosquitoes out. You can then relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep without having to worry about buzzing mosquitoes and an attack of malaria.  Ensure that there are no standing pools of water near your home. This becomes a conducive area for the mosquitoes to thrive.

While you have to start with a liquid diet that helps to get rid of the accumulated toxins. This helps rev up your immunity, then you can ease your way back to a more normal diet, make sure you keep yourself hydrated with more fruits and veggies containing water. Make sure you follow a wholesome balanced diet that will help you recover and also prevent the onset of other infection. Sleep right, rest a lot and soon you will be able to regain back your health.  

Keep a tab on the symptoms, if they progressively get worse, then it is imperative that you contact your doctor who will prescribe you the required medicines.

Published by Evie Mills