Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne disease that is transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
Despite huge progress, malaria claims 429,000 lives each year, with most of them children, and causes 212 million new cases globally. Thus, malaria remains one of the world’s most stubborn health challenges.
Although malaria is deadly, it is preventable and curable. Vector control is the main way to prevent and reduce malaria transmission. Two forms of vector control: insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying are effective in a wide range of circumstances.
Also, there are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever. These include:
Citrus fruits such as limes and lemons are recommended for treating malaria. The antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals in citrus fruits can help eliminate fever, prevent the rise of temperature and infection as well as speed up the healing process.
Grapefruit is a great herbal remedy for malaria due to the presence of a natural quinine-like substance that has been directly linked to neutralising those malaria-inducing parasites. Other fruits like oranges and apples are also helpful in treating malaria patients.
The active ingredient called eugenol found in holy basil is largely responsible for its therapeutic properties that can help eliminate bacterial infections. For many years, holy basil leaves are regarded as a great herbal remedy for various diseases, and malaria is one of them.
Loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain, ginger is a great natural home remedy and among healthiest spices on the planet. Ginger has been used for treating various illnesses, ranging from colds to lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cancer. Ginger is also found to be effective while curing the problem of malaria.
A comprehensive remedy, cinnamon contains a powerful organic component called cinnamaldehyde, which has anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to a reduction in malarial symptoms.
Today, the 25th of April, is World Malaria Day, an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is ‘End Malaria for Good’.