Though there are medical remedies for malaria which are good, there are also home remedies that facilitate healing. Some of these home remedies are mentioned below:
Malaria is a disease condition resulting from the bite of an infected anopheles mosquito which has the plasmodium parasite. The plasmodium parasite is what causes malaria and it is transferred into the bloodstream of humans through the bite of the anopheles mosquito.
When these parasites get into the body, they make their way to the liver and grow there. Afterwards, the parasites move into the bloodstream and affect the red blood cells and then symptoms follow after some days.
Symptoms of Malaria
Some of the symptoms of malaria are
- loss of appetite
- pain in the muscles.
The period it takes from the time of infection with malaria to the manifestation of its symptoms is known as the incubation period. The incubation period for malaria depends on the type of plasmodium parasite. There are five types that cause malaria in humans but the commonest in Africa is Plasmodium falciparum.
Let’s follow below as we find out the incubation period for the types of malaria parasites.
Plasmodium falciparum – 9 to 14 days.
Plasmodium vivax – 12 to 18 days.
Plasmodium ovale – 12 to 18 days.
Plasmodium malariae – 18 to 40 days.
Plasmodium knowlensi – 9 to 12 days.
List of Home Remedies for Malaria
- Citrus Fruits: These fruits contain vitamin C which help reduce fever and helps healing to take place. You can get vitamin C from lemon, lime, orange and watermelon. Vitamin C also improves immunity.
- Ginger: Ginger is a good remedy for many ailments. In this case, you can drink ginger that is blended or crushed and added to warm water. This can help reduce nausea.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is effective against fever, diarrhea and headache experienced in malaria.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: A spoonful of apple cider vinegar added to a glass of water will help reduce nausea and vomiting. You can also add some apple cider vinegar to water and soak a small cloth into it and apply to your forehead. It can help to curb fever.
- Water and soups: Drinks lots of water and soup to help replace lost fluids and maintain hydration, since anemia comes with malaria.
- Turmeric: This spice helps to remove toxins that may be in the body as a result of the malaria infection. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that aid in easing muscle pains.