Malaria is a disease of the blood caused by the Plasmodium parasite, transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. It is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, and remains one of the top child killers. The disease possesses, flu like symptoms, such as high fever and chills. Once these parasites are in the body, they travel to the liver and start reproducing, after few days they get mature and start destroying red blood cells in the body.
Medical science has discovered about 100 species of malaria parasites, plasmodium falciparum are the most deadly parasites mostly found in africa, it is not virus or bacterium. People with no malaria can get infected with malaria when they travel to countries with malaria. Blood transfusions can also cause malaria, although they are very rare. An affected pregnant woman can infect her unborn child with malaria.
Malaria is a fatal health disease, the number of people who have suffered due to malaria disease in 2015 were about 210 million. According to to WHO, 438000 people have died of malaria. It keeps children from going to school, families from investing in their future, and communities from prospering, taking a huge toll on lives, livelihoods and some countries progressing.
Symptoms Of Malaria
Malaria symptoms can appear within few weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Some types of malaria parasite stay in the body for up to a year. Malaria symptoms depends on the human’s general health
How To Treat Malaria Naturally
Treatment of malaria depends on the number of different factors that include disease severity, the particular species of Plasmodium infecting the patient and the potential for drug resistance of the various species and strains of Plasmodium. It takes about two weeks of treatment to cure malaria. Here are a list of few among the abundant Natural Remedies for Malaria that is readily available and easily made at home in Nigeria. These herbs are effective in prevention and treatment of infections & diseases. It should however be used wisely.
Pawpaw leaves: Wash the leaves properly with clean water, boil the leaves with water for at least 15 minutes, then drink from the concoction 100-200ml 3 times daily. You can also take bath with the concoction twice daily.
Bitter Leaf: Leaves should be properly washed with clean water, then squeeze out the juice of the leaves with palm wine. Filter to remove residue of leaves and drink 100-200 ml of filtrate 3 times daily.
Bitter leaf, Lemongrass, Moringa leaves, Mango leaves, Bitter kola powder, Guava leaves, Pawpaw leaves: All the leaves should be properly washed. Boil all components in water for at least 15 minutes. Then drink from concoction regularly.
This list is just few among the abundant Natural Remedies for Malaria that is readily available and easily made at home in Nigeria. Herbs are effective in prevention and treatment of infections & diseases. It should however be used wisely.