This season – Fight and Prevent Dengue
During days of insect breeding, various insects borne illnesses expand unlimitedly. Dengue is one amongst them which is kind of flu affecting millions each year.
Dengue fever is carried and spread out only by female Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes. As mosquito draws human blood, it can come in call with infection. Human blood is rich in healthy proteins that are essential for Aedes mosquito egg production.
When virus goes into in the body, it begins to grow as well as get over the cells of the body. It encounters the white blood cells and lessens its power.
Favored house of mosquito breeding can be non-biodegradable thrown out items like plastic bags, toys as well as mugs and wood boxes etc and rainwater build-up places like residence roof, water tanks, pots, discarded hollow materials, water fountains to name a few.
So the first step to protecting yourself and others from Dengue is not to give the disease carrier a chance to thrive and breed by eradicating and checking sources where water can stagnate and keep your home and surroundings clean.
After one is infected by the virus, it takes up to a week for the appearance of the signs and symptoms.
The common symptoms of Dengue are that the temperature tends to go up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Blood cells like platelets and also white blood cells decrease. Fatigue, body pain, nausea, vomiting are its other common symptoms whereas restlessness, enhancement of liver, stomach pain, hemorrhaging from gum tissues, swelling as well as pain in muscles as well as joints and nose bleeding are the extreme ones.
Doctors can diagnose dengue with a blood test. There are no particular medicines or antibiotics to cure it. Doctors advise you to rest and drink plenty of fluids.
How to protect yourself and treat Dengue?
Although there is no such appropriate and specific treatment of dengue, Ayurveda promises relief from its serious symptoms. It focuses on maintaining body immune system restoration, control fever problem and also builds your disease fighting mechanism.
Herbal Remedies for prevention and treatment of Dengue
Guduchi (Giloy/ Tinospora cordifolia)
Guduchi is known as Amrita in Ayurveda, meaning divine nectar. This powerful herb is known for its immune enhancing properties and anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and antibacterial activities. This single herb is capable of protecting us from various diseases and infections.
How to take Guduchi?
Take 1 Teaspoon Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) powder empty stomach in the morning. You can also take it in capsule form (approx. 1000 mg), which is easily available in the market.
If somehow you get infected double the dose to twice daily – Morning and evening.
This plant contains high quantities of vitamins A and C, calcium as well as numerous enzymes. It possesses anti-cancer and antiviral properties. This helps in fighting dengue and improves the platelets and WBCs count. The complex mix of nutrients, as well as natural compounds in papayas, can trigger an increase in your platelet matter, the high degrees of vitamin C aid boost the immune system, as well as the antioxidants, help to lower oxidative stress as well as get rid of excess contaminants in the blood.
How to take Papaya leaves ?
Take 2 -3 young fresh leaves and put them in a mixer and add a little water. After blending strain the juice and take 2 tablespoons of juice, 3 -4 times a day.
Wheatgrass is very nutritious. It can be in form of juice or powder. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and contains 17amino acids, enzymes, and chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass as a result of its nutritional power is understood to boost platelets number, hemoglobin degree, total WBC as well as different WBC matter. So assists in a wonderful way to recuperate the problem of dengue fever.
How to take Wheatgrass?
Take I tablespoon of Wheatgrass powder or about 50 ml juice twice a day preferably after breakfast and lunch.
Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Holy Basil is also known as Tulsi. It is an adaptogen herb and possesses anti-microbial, antiviral and anti-cancer properties.
How to take Basil?
The best thing is to chew 4-5 basil leaves early in the morning- empty stomach. You can also take Tulsi tea 2-3 times a day or a Tulsi supplement approx 500 mg, twice a day.
Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)
Add ½ teaspoon of Turmeric in a glass of milk and boil it till it comes to half. Drink Golden milk twice a day after breakfast and Dinner. This is a very potent remedy to fight any kind of infection rather it this golden milk has the power to keeps all diseases at bay.
There are a variety of plants that act as natural mosquito repellents like feverfew, citronella, catnip, and lavender. Put them around your house to keep these intruders away and stay protected from Dengue and other Mosquito-borne diseases.