To help fight malaria and alleviate the symptoms caused by this disease, you can use natural herbal teas such as rue, boldo, garlic and eucalyptus, for example.
Malaria is caused by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito, which causes symptoms such as headache, vomiting and high fever, and when not treated properly, can cause complications such as seizures and even death. See how this disease is transmitted.
See which medicinal herbs are most indicated and how to use them to treat each symptom below:
To strengthen the immune system
Garlic and angico peel teas can be used to strengthen the immune system and help fight the parasite that causes malaria.
Preparation, place 1 clove of garlic or 1 teaspoon of angico peel in 200 ml of boiling water, leave the mixture on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. It should be taken about 2 cups per day.
To protect the liver
The malaria parasite settles and reproduces in the liver, causing the death of the cells of this organ. To help the health of this organ, you can use the teas of rue, boldo, lemon grass, eucalyptus, orange peel or leaf or broom tea.
To prepare these teas, add 1 teaspoon of the leaves or peels of the plant in 200 ml of boiling water, turn off the heat immediately and let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups per day.
To lower fever
Drinking lemongrass tea, marcela tea or elderberry tea helps to lower fever because they are anti-inflammatory and promote perspiration, helping to naturally lower the temperature.
These teas are prepared by placing 1 teaspoon of the plant in a cup of boiled water, letting it steep for 10 minutes before straining and drinking. In addition, it is important to take them every 6 hours.
To relieve headache pain
Chamomile and boldo teas help relieve headache pain because they are anti-inflammatory and relaxing that improve circulation and decrease pressure in the head, reducing pain.
The infusion is prepared in the proportion of 1 tablespoon of the plant for each cup of boiling water. This should be taken at least 2 times per day.
To combat nausea and vomiting
Ginger acts by improving digestion and relaxing the intestinal tract, which reduces nausea and the desire to vomit. To prepare the tea, place 1 tablespoon of ginger scrape in 500 ml of water and boil for 8 to 10 minutes, drinking a small cup 30 minutes before a meal.
Despite the plants being natural remedies, it is important to remember that pregnant women and children should only use these remedies under medical guidance.
In addition to natural remedies, it is important to perform the treatment of malaria with medicines indicated by the doctor. See how it is done in more detail.