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12 Amazing Home Remedies For Malaria Which Are Natural As Well As Effective

In today’s article, we are going to talk about the home remedies for malaria, which is one of the most common tropical diseases. Tropical countries are prone to excessive humidity and rainfall at this time of the year, which in turn breeds mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carry malaria in their blood when they bite an infected person, and when such a mosquito bites you, you develop malaria.

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Even though malaria is not fatal and it can happen to someone over and over again, it greatly weakens your immune system and makes your susceptible to other potentially life-threatening diseases. Malaria manifests itself in the form of a high fever, and is an immunity-based disease.

Along with fever, here are some of the other symptoms of malaria that you can look for, to be able to suspect an attack:

  • Fatigue
  • Body ache
  • High fever
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Convulsions
  • Labored breathing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Bloody stool
  • Sweating
  • Chills and shivering
  • Anemia

Even though it is highly unlikely that you might develop all of the above symptoms at once, if you start seeing 3-4 of these develop, then you should get a blood test to determine whether you have come down with malaria or not. The step immediately after is to consult with a physician, who will give you the adequate prescription drugs.

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Recovering from malaria can take some time, which is why you can check out the following home remedies for malaria, which can help you recover twice as fast. Here is all you need to know about helping along the treatment of malaria with natural ingredients.

Home Remedies To Treat Malaria And Its Symptoms

1. Drink water

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Water is an important component of the treatment process of diseases which are manifested in the form of a fever. Water helps flush out the fever and the toxins from your system, and at the same time, helps your body stay hydrated.

When you are suffering from malaria, the harmful microbes in your body tend to weaken your immune system and in order to fight them, your body loses water in the form of sweat and urine, which is why you need to constantly replenish it by increasing your water intake to 3-4 liters a day.

2. Grapefruit

The medical treatment for malaria is quinine. Did you know that you could find the properties which make quinine so effective against malaria, in several of the most common natural ingredients? One of those natural ingredients are grapefruits.

You can activate this quinine-like substance which is found in grapefruits, by boiling the fruit and then extracting the softened pulp from the inside, and drinking it as it is. Even if you consume raw grapefruit, you can reap its benefits, because it is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps build immunity.

3. Ginger

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An excellent natural remedy for malaria is ginger, which is a soothing and healing agent. Ginger is also well-known for its effective antibacterial properties. Therefore, when you consume ginger, a compound called gingerol gets introduced to your system which kills the bacteria and microbes in your blood stream more effectively.

Ginger tea is made easily by boiling a few pieces of crushed ginger in water and drinking it with honey. You can also add ginger to the food you are eating during your illness, to derive the good benefits from it.

4. Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds have amazing antibacterial and antibiotic properties, which is required when your body is fighting against bacteria. Fenugreek seeds also have harmless sedative properties, which allow the medicines and the home remedies to work on your body when you are sleeping, without you having to suffer through some of the painful symptoms of malaria.

Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight, and drink the water and you have taken the seeds out.

5. Tamarind


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Tamarind is a lesser known source of antibodies which can help you recover from your condition faster, along with helping the effect of the medicine take hold of your system.

Tamarind has healing properties, and certain compounds which it possesses are also able to relieve you of the various symptoms of malaria such as headaches, vomiting and still in your blood. You can make a decoction of tamarind by boiling it and removing the pulp. You can drink this pulp as it is, or mix it with a little water and drink this every day, till you get better.

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6. Holy basil

Holy basil is one of the most nutritious and beneficial herbs which you can use when you are down with malaria fever. It contains compounds called orientin and vicenin, along with several other oils, which together make holy basil a powerful antibacterial agent.

Create a decoction with holy basil and powdered black pepper and drink it every day, or even two times a day. You can also add sugar to this mixture.

7. Cinnamon

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When you are suffering from malaria, you might be prone to night sweat, convulsions, vomiting, body aches and cramps. Cinnamon has the ability to combat all of these allied symptoms which manifest during malaria, because it contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which helps combat these.

Add a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper powder and a tablespoon of honey to a glass of water and drink this three times a day to help your body recover from malaria faster.

8. Fever nut

Fever nut is a fruit which is found in the Indian subcontinent and in other parts of South East Asia. It is one of the most recommended natural remedies for malaria, and has been in use since before the medical treatment for malaria was discovered. It is one of the best natural ways to boost your immune system, which is drastically effected when you are afflicted with malaria.

Consume 6 grams of fever nut an hour before you can feel an attack coming on, and an hour after. This can help reduce the frequency and severity of attacks and also flush out the toxins from your body.

9. Lime


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Limes are a wonderful source of concentrated Vitamin C and some of the most potent antioxidants which is effective in removing the bacteria, virus and other impurities from your system. The properties of lime also helps build the immune system and recover lost blood cells, which makes it a great natural remedy for malaria.

You can squeeze limes into a glass of water and drink it with salt and sugar when you are suffering from malaria. If you have a foul taste in your mouth, which is common during fevers, you can suck on a lime, which can help on a deeper level as well.

10. A natural diet

Try to do away with processed and packaged food entirely when you are recovering from malaria. The best way to switch up your diet to reap maximum benefits for your body is by switching to a natural diet, which only has raw, or boiled or semi cooked food.

Including fruits, vegetables and enough amounts of fiber will provide your body with the strength and nutrition it needs to fight against malaria effectively. Even though you might not feel the effects of the diet change immediately, it is going to work wonders for your body when you are trying to recover faster.

11. Cold compress

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Malaria fever can be an overwhelming feeling, which is why you need to bring the temperature of your body down, and keep it under control.

 A cold compress is one of the simplest ways of achieving that, because it is non-intrusive and soothing. When your fever is under control, your body has time and energy to fight he harmful microbes in your body, instead of constantly trying to bring your body temperature back to normal, which sends your system into overdrive.

Simply keep a cold towel wrapped around your forehead, or use an actual compress when you break out in fever.

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12. Alum powder

Alum is another simple, yet effective home remedy you can check out when you are trying to cure malaria at home, and help the medicines take effect properly in your body. Alum has properties which fight the symptoms of malaria like nothing else and gives you immediate relief so that you can recover in peace.

The best way to consume alum is by drying it out, roasting it and then pulverizing it to form a powder. Take half a teaspoon of this powder four hours before you are expecting an attack, and afterwards, you should have half a teaspoon of this powder dissolved in water every two hours, to let your body assimilate the properties.

Medicine is going to help you recover from malaria, but it is always better when you known about the home remedies for malaria, which can help your treatment take effect with increase potency, and you can expect a full recovery in half the time!

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12 Natural Home Remedies For Malaria And Its Symptoms
Malaria is dangerously common and can become fatal if not treated carefully. Check out these all-natural and super effective home remedies for malaria, to combat the problem easily.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.