5 Home Remedies for Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is also known as ‘breakbone fever’. It is a painful and could-be fatal vector-borne infection. Its progression can result in a severe debilitating flu-like illness, with hot and cold sweats. It affects millions of people each year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that about half of world’s population is now at risk of this illness.
You should immediately seek medical attention to ascertain that it is indeed dengue fever. Then you should follow your doctor’s advice. Untreated, dengue fever can kill.
Below are 5 natural remedies which you can use, too.
5 Natural Remedies you can use for dengue fever
There is, at present, no vaccine available for dengue fever. So if you or your family has dengue fever, you may be left wondering what to do.
There are several effective home remedies that can give a certain degree of relief from the symptoms of dengue fever. Below are 5 trusted natural remedies to control, or manage, this dreaded infection:
1. Papaya leaves
Papaya leaves are widely considered as a natural remedy for dengue fever. However, please bear in mind that this has not yet been clearly confirmed, although people have confirmed it worked for them.
The juice from the papaya leaf is extracted and ingested. This juice has a very bitter taste. However, it has been shown to effectively bring down the symptoms of dengue fever.
How? Papaya leaf juice can help increase the platelet count. It helps eliminate toxins from the body and then boost the immune system.
2. Curcumin from the Turmeric Root
Turmeric has been used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years as a spice. It has high regard too as a medicinal herb.
Research have suggested that curcumin, the main active constituent in turmeric, contains compounds with medicinal properties. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It is also a very strong antioxidant.
3. Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek leaves, also known as methi, are another natural remedy for dengue fever. It helps reduce the fever; it also acts as a sedative and eases pain, thus promoting more restful sleep for those struck by dengue fever.
4. Neem leaves
Neem leaves are highly regarded because of its medicinal values to the extent that they are used for treating a wide range of illnesses, including dengue fever.
Neem leaves have been shown to increase both low blood platelet and white blood cell platelet count – the two most dangerous side effects of the dengue virus.
Brew neem leaves and drink the resulting tea. This can help boost your immune system.
5. Basil leaves
A basil ~ or tulsi ~ tea is one of the best home remedies for dengue fever. Additionally, you can chew several basil leaves twice daily. This chewing can help boost your immune system.
Basil leaves also possess natural insecticidal properties. This will make you less attractive to mosquitoes and thus reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes and subsequently contracting dengue fever.
You must be aware that while the above 5 remedies can help you recover quickly from dengue fever, these tips are not an alternative to medical treatments. You must always seek medical help.