Month: May 2018

 

8 Simple Effective home remedies for Malaria

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Malaria kills children every year in Africa and is responsible for a lot of miscarriages and death of pregnant women. Children under 5 are particularly susceptible to infection, illness and death; more than two thirds (70%) of all malaria deaths occur in this age group. Malaria remains a major killer of children under five years old, taking the life of a child every two minutes.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable

Despite all measures taken to overcome this disease, it has proven to be an uphill task. Coupled with the fact that Resistance to anti-malarial medicines is a recurring problem.

The good news is that researchers have discovered herbal remedies that can clear malaria parasites in the blood within 3 days.

These remedies have different combinations of herbs.

Home made Malaria remedies

Remedy 1

A combination of

  1. Mango(mango),
  2. Pawpaw,
  3. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  4. Guava
  5. Sweet basil,
  6. Lemon grass,
  7. Neem,
  8. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds,
  9. Nauclea latifolia (African peaach tree) egbesi in Yoruba, uburu inu or mbitinu in Igbo,and
  10. Morinda lucida commonly called Brimstone tree. It is oruwo or erewo in Yoruba, eze-ogwu or njisi inIgbomarga in Hausa.

Produces 100 per cent elimination of malaria parasites, even drug-resistant strains, in humans. Take a glass of the extract three times a day.

Remedy 2

Hot infusion from the boiled

  1. Green leaves of pawpaw,
  2. Leaves of neem tree,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Guava,
  5. stem bark of Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);

Taken as one wine glass full three times daily provided effective treatment for drug-resistant malaria.

Remedy 3

This is a combination of

  1. Neem tree (Azadirachta indica),
  2. Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);
  3. Tropical almond (Terminalia catappa);
  4. Pawpaw (Pawpaw);
  5. Akuamma plant (Picralima nitida);
  6. Pentaclethra macrophylla (African oil bean tree);
  7. Phyllanthus niruri (stonebreaker);
  8. Euphorbia hirta (asthma herb and eczema drug);
  9. Newbouldia laevis (Chieftaincy leaf).

Remedy 4

Also, a herbal preparation made predominantly with

  1. Garlic,
  2. Ginger,
  3. Onions,
  4. Scent leaf,
  5. Lemon grass,
  6. Unripe pawpaw,
  7. Lime/lemon,
  8. African pepper (Uda in Igbo),
  9. Clove,
  10. Gongronema latifolium (Utazi in Ibo, arokeke in Yoruba)
  11. West African Black pepper (Uziza in Igbo)

has been effectively used to stop malaria and typhoid.

Remedy 5

  1. Morinda lucida, It should consist half of the whole concoction.
  2. Nauclea latifolia,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Male Pawpaw leaves,
  5. Moringa oleifera leaves because of it is high nutritional content and immune boosting properties,
  6. Mangifera indica, leaves and bark (Mango), which boosts red blood cells,
  7. Garcinia kola, (bitter cola) and
  8. Psidium guajava (guava) in equal quantity

Is effective in the treatment of malaria.

Remedy 6

In mild malaria, leaves of

  1. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) and
  2. Occimum gratissimum (sweet basil/nchuanwu in Ibo, effirin in Yoruba)

taken in a handful were macerated in 350ml of water, and the liquid strained ready to use. A glass (200ml) of the stained liquid was taken twice daily for two to three days.

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Remedy 7

  1. Leaves of Citrus sinensis (sweet orange),
  2. Mango,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  5. Guava,
  6. Sweet basil,
  7. Lemon grass,
  8. Neem and
  9. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds.

The leaves of guava (P. guajava), paw-paw (C. papaya) lemon grass (C. citratus), neem (A. indica) were all washed thoroughly and boiled together without cutting them into tiny pieces, until there was a colour change. The liquid (decoction) was strained into bottles ready for use.

A full glass (200ml) of the decoction was taken three times daily for three days.

When the malaria fever appeared severe, with the patient very weak, the roots of A. barteria and M. lucida were boiled together with the above concoction (to increase the patient’s blood level –according to the herbalist).

The dosage remained the same.

In cases of very high fever, dried fallen leaves of paw-paw (C. papaya) were put incold water, and the patient asked to take a cold bath with the water. This is in addition to the oral therapy.

Remedy 8

  1. Guava,
  2. Neem,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Mango,
  5. Tilia europoea (Common lime),
  6. Cashew
  7. Lemon grass

are very effective in the treatment of chloroquine resistant malaria.

Reference

Muanya, C. (2018 ) ‘Local herbal cures for malaria validated’, The Guardian , Nigeria, 26 April

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Table salt – When It does more harm than good!!!

Table salt is a must in the food if we want people to eat whatever we cook. But we need to take a second look at the relationship between it and hypertension.

Table salt and Hypertension

Is Dietary Salt Associated With High Blood Pressure?

Studies have shown that high salt intake is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure and the efficacy of reducing salt intake in lowering blood pressure is well established.

How Does Salt Increase Blood Pressure?

Salt attracts water into the blood vessels thereby increasing the volume of blood in the body. This causes the heart to work harder to be able to pump more blood through the blood vessels.

What Are The Consequences Of High Salt Diet?

High salt intake is harmful to the body because
1. It causes the heart to increase in size.
2. It causes the blood vessels to thicken and become stiff.
3. It increases the severity of heart failure.
4. It increases the tendency of the platelets in the blood to stick together.
5. Accelerates the rate of kidney failure.
6. The arteries become narrow and thicken.
Increases the chances of stroke.

How Much Of Salt Should I Take?

The American Heart association recommends limiting daily sodium intake to not more than 1500mg. (A teaspoonful of salt has about 2400mg of sodium)

How Can I Reduce My Salt Intake?

1. Limit the amount of salt you consume.

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