If you or any near and dear person has ever suffered from dengue you probably know how bad it is. Dengue is one of the worst viral infections that affect millions of people each year. It is a very dangerous form of bacterial or viral infection, which needs immediate attention.
According to world health organization (W.H.O) dengue is caused by the bite of infected female Aedes mosquito. It can affect infants, children or adult alike.
Dengue is also known as ‘breakbone fever’ because it literally breaks down your bones. It requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If it is left untreated then it can prove fatal as it reduces the number of blood platelets resulting in Hemorrhagic fever which is a life-threatening condition. A normal human body has 150,000 to 450,000 blood platelets, but in dengue this number comes down to several thousands which makes it really a fatal disease.
Other complications related to dengue are:
- High fever
- Extremely high headache that is accompanied by vomiting.
- Bleeding from gums and nose
- Liver enlargement
- Failure of circulatory system
- Leakage of blood plasma
- Severe diarrhea
There are other complications related to dengue fever that varies from person to person. Some people even suffer from extremely low blood pressure or multiple organ failures which result in death. Don’t be scared and keep in mind it is not the end of the world there are some amazing home remedies that can provide relief to the patient. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Papaya leaf juice
The papaya leaves are the most widely known natural cure for dengue fever. It helps in providing relief from the symptoms like fever, headache, nausea and helps improve the platelets count. The high level of vitamin c in these leaves help stimulate the immune system of the patient. It even helps eliminate harmful toxins from your blood.
Take fresh papaya leaves slice or crush them. Mix them with 10 ml of water. Ground them for few hours. Then strain the water with the help of a cloth. Drink this juice 4 times a day.
This brilliant herb is the ultimate Ayurvedic remedy for all times. Everyone in my family swears by this. The stem of the giloy plant is packed with all the essential nutrients. It gives your body strength from inside to fight infection by building a better immune system. It has even proven to strengthen the body metabolism.
Boil few stems with water. Strain them and drink this water at least 2 times a day.
The fenugreek leaves are known to help reduce fever and pain in an individual. It helps act as a natural pain reliever which helps the patient to sleep better.
Soak the fenugreek leaves in water. Leave it overnight then strain it and drink the water.
You can even mix fenugreek seeds powder in water and drink it for desired results.
Many homeopathic physicians swear by this miracle root for clearing up dengue symptoms. Goldenseal helps ease the symptoms of dengue fever like pain, fever, headache, nausea, and diarrhea. It has antiviral properties that have proven to clear the virus of dengue within few days.
This is a dried root that can be crushed and soaked in water. The strained water can be consumed. You can even chew the root directly by keeping small piece between the teeth and slowly gulping the juice.
Turmeric is truly a God send to us. Everyone is aware of its anti-bacterial properties that help fight germs and infections. It makes the healing process faster.
It is practically easy to consume turmeric. You can mix a pinch of turmeric powder with lukewarm milk for best results. Drink this milk every day before sleeping.
- Basil leaves
Practically all of us have been hearing about the miraculous basil leaves or tulsi leaves. These are powerhouses for boosting the immune system of an individual. Chewing basil leaves in morning makes it a good deal.
You can either chew 4 to 5 basil leaves every morning or boil them along with your tea to get the best results.
- Neem leaves
From helping in skin infections to curing variety of other ailments Neem has never failed to prove its worth. It is a purely natural remedy though I agree to the fact that drinking this extremely sour drink will also require much encouragement. But imagine loads of benefits you gain as a result.
Besides improving the immune system it even helps to improve your red platelets as well as white platelets count, which is the most dangerous side effects of dengue.
Fresh neem leaves grounded in water for few hours. Strain the water and drink it 4 to 5 times a day.
Neem is the most effective home remedy you should continue drinking this for few days even if the symptoms subside.
- Orange juice
Orange is a good mixture of vitamins and antioxidants. It helps promote the immune system and stimulates cell repair due to vitamin c. it also helps release toxins out of the body which in turn heals the body.
Oranges can be consumed directly after peeling. Or the extracted juice can be consumed at least once a day to improve body stamina.
FINAL WORDS OF CAUTION:
It is true that the above-mentioned home remedies are easily available and can be used without any fear of side effects. But you cannot ignore the seriousness of dengue fever. There are many fatal cases of dengue fever every year.
Therefore it is important to seek medical attention from the initial stages of this disease. These home remedies compliment the medical treatment they cannot substitute it. Please do not rely on home remedies for the ultimate relief as that is not possible.
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