Infomation about Malaria


What Is Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening blood disease, which people can get when bitten by the Anopheles female mosquito.  When the parasites are transmitted from the mosquito to the human, parasites mature in the person's liver before contaminating and killing red blood cells, which eventually burst.  Malaria is usually found in tropical or subtropical climates, where lots of parasites can live.  Malaria can be treated, but some countries lack the facilities to do so.   

Signs Of Malaria

Symptoms of Malaria typically reveal themselves 10 days to 1 month after being infected with the parasites.  Depending on the parasite, symptoms may take longer to develop.  Certain parasites stay dormant in the body before causing any damage. Malaria symptoms include:

  • High Fever
  • Headaches
  • Intense Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Pain
  • Bloody Stools
  • Anemia
  • Shaking Chills
What Causes Malaria

There are more than 100 malarial parasites, the most deadly of which is the Plasmodium virus.  Unfortunately, this is also a common virus that the Anopheles female mosquito can infect you with.  This is the only mosquito that can cause Malaria.  A person gets infected when bitten by this mosquito, which must be infected with the Malaria virus.  The parasites then enter the bloodstream and go to the liver, where they mature and multiply before entering red blood cells.  An infected mother can also pass the parasite to her baby during childbirth. 

  • Getting Bit by an infected Anopheles female mosquito
  • Childbirth
  • Organ Transplant
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Sharing Needles or Syringes

Dherbs Approach...adjusting your diet is always key!

Natural Remedies
  • One of the best things you can do is eliminate processed foods, junk foods, and meat.  Start drinking freshly squeezed orange juice and lots of water every day.  It's important to stay hydrated.  Consume raw fruits and vegetables to nourish your infected cells 10 days after you have been infected, but do so in moderation.  You can also add almond milk to fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies.  Raw fruits and vegetables help fight off infections, and if you are consuming sugars or processed foods, which viruses thrive on, you can do more damage and worsen the condition. 
  • Use ice packs to help lower your body temperature because Malaria often induces fevers.  If your temperature is high, leave the ice pack on your forehead for 1 hour.  Then remove the ice pack and place it back on in another 2 hours.  Alternatively, you can apply hot water bottles to the bottoms of your feet or the sides of your body if you are experiencing chills. 
  • Chinese herbalists have been using sweet wormwood or Artemisia Annua to help treat Malaria for years.  In the 1960s, this remedy was found to have anti-malarial properties.  Steep the herb in cold water and consume the water directly after steeping for best results. 
  • Cinnamon can be a valuable remedy for helping to soothe Malaria symptoms.  Boil 8oz of water with 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, a few dashes of cayenne pepper, and a little raw, organic honey and consume this mixture every day. 
  • Lemon and lime play a crucial role in helping to reduce the quartan type of fever, which is caused by Malaria. Take the juice of 1 lemon, about 5 drops of lime juice, and add it to an 8oz. glass of distilled water.  Consume this mixture before the onset of a fever. 
  • Grapefruits have been known as one of the most effective remedies for helping to treat Malaria.  The grapefruit contains a natural quinine-like substance that can be obtained by boiling a quarter of its flesh and straining the pulp.  This should be taken every day to help treat malarial symptoms. 
  • Fenugreek is a great natural remedy that boosts the immune system.  People with Malaria often times feel weak and experience fevers.  Fenugreek helps to treat symptoms of Malaria by fighting parasites and giving the immune system a helping hand.  A Malaria patient should introduce more fenugreek seeds into his/her diet to help treat the disease. 
Things you should eat
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Holy Basil
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange Juice
  • Fever Nut
  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Ginger
  • Datura
  • Fresh Coconut Water
  • Alum
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