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What are different home remedies for treating Malaria?

What is Malaria?

• Malaria is caused when a female Anopheles mosquito bites a person.
• This mosquito carries malarial parasites.
• It gets inside the body of the person and multiplies and spread all over the body.
• This disease generally happens to those who stay in unhealthy surroundings.
• It easily affects those who have weaker immune system.
• High fever, chills, headache and shivering are the common symptoms of malaria.
• Fever refers to a condition of the body in which the temperature goes beyond the normal.
• It is characterized by disturbance in the normal functioning of the system.
• It is a common ailment which occurs both in children and adults.
• The average temperature of a healthy body ranges between 36.9 degree C and 37.5 degree C, or 98.4 Degree F and 99.5 Degree F but if it goes beyond this temperature, one is said to have fever.
• Marginal variations are liable.
• The variations depend on the intake of food, the amount of exercise, and the temperature surrounding the atmosphere.
• It is known that the lowest temperature of the body occurs between the hours of 1.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and the highest between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Home Remedies for Malaria

1. Malaria treatment using Holy Basil
• The leaves of holy basil are one of the most effective of home remedies in the treatment of Malaria.
• A decoction should be made from about twelve grams of these leaves, boiled in half a liter of water.
• It should be administered twice daily.
• Administer it with half a cup of milk, one teaspoon of sugar and a quarter teaspoon of powdered cardamom (cardamom).
• This will bring down the temperature.

2. Malaria treatment using Fenugreek
• A tea made from fenugreek seeds is used in reducing fevers.
• This tea should be taken twice daily.
• It is particularly valuable as a cleansing and soothing drink.
• Moist the fenugreek seeds with water which will become slightly mucilaginous and make tea made from them.
• This has the power to dissolve a sticky substance like mucus.

3. Malaria treatment using Saffron
• A tea made from saffron is another effective home remedy for fever.
• This tea is prepared by putting half a teaspoon of saffron in 30 ml of boiling water.
• The patient should be administered a teaspoon of this tea every hour until the temperature returns to normal.

4. Malaria treatment using Raisins
• The use of an extract from raisins is beneficial in the treatment of Malaria.
• This extract is prepared by soaking twenty-five raisins in half a cup of water and then crushing them in the same water.
• They are then strained and discard the skin.
• The raisin water thus prepared becomes a tonic.
• Half a teaspoon of lime juice is added to the extract to enhance its taste and usefulness.
• It will act as a medicine in fevers, and should be taken twice daily.

5. Malaria treatment using Saffron
• Another great home remedy for Malaria is saffron.
• Put this into tea and drink.
• Prepare the tea by putting half a tsp of saffron in 30 ml of boiling water.
• 1 tsp of this tea is to be taken by patient every hour.

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