Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease that has plagued Nigerians since time immemorial.
Usually, when one gets infected, anti-malaria pills are prescribed or in more severe cases, patients are treated with an oil-based intramuscular injection.
While those methods have proven effective, there are also natural, tamer routes to wellness.
Here are five natural remedies to treat malaria.
Ginger’s active ingredient gingerol, and its unique hydrocarbons are known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities in the body, making it one of the most effective natural remedies.
There is a powerful substance found in grapefruit, similar to quinine, which has been directly linked to neutralising malaria-inducing parasites.
You can extract this substance for a concentrated dose or simply add some delicious grapefruit to your diet.
One of the best ways to get rid of malaria is to tackle its symptoms, namely fever, headache, and diarrhea.
Cinnamon has a powerful organic component, cinnamaldehyde, which has anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to a reduction in malaria’s violent and painful symptoms.
Eugenol is the active ingredient in holy basil and is largely responsible for its therapeutic properties, helping to eliminate bacterial infections.
Different parts of this plant are used for dozens of Ayurvedic remedies including malaria.
Vitamin C is known as an incredible immune system booster and this has certainly proven true in the treatment of malaria.
The antioxidant and immune-system boosting effects of vitamin C are often enough to kick-start the recovery process.