Dengue Fever: A Dreaded Tropical Disease That Can Get Fatal
‘Dengue Fever’ is a dread viral illness caused by the female Aedes mosquito (also known as yellow-fever mosquito) that thrives in tropical and sub-tropic climes. This Aedes mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus, in order to meet its protein requirement for laying eggs, injects the same into the human bloodstream through its saliva. The virus rapidly proliferates throughout the bloodstream targeting the WBCs resulting in the body developing a high fever (of upto 105°F) as a defence mechanism.
Toilet bowls, cisterns, open manholes, uncovered buckets, roadside open drains, gully traps, air-conditioning trays, disposed tyres, and roof tops etc happen to be the primary breeding grounds for these mosquitoes. Neglecting ‘dengue fever’ can lead to one developing hemorrhagic or shock form of the ailment that can be fatalistic in the long run. Although no effective medicinal treatment for dengue fever is known, there are several natural ways to treat dengue fever with respect to its prevention and cure.
Symptoms Generally Associated with Dengue Fever
Despite breakbone fever being fairly endemic, 80% of infected individuals recuperate eventually by taking recourse to dengue natural treatment. Only about 1% of affected persons develop severe symptoms including frequent regurgitations, acute diarrhoea, nausea, and abnormal fall in blood pressure that can be mortal. In the absence of any vaccination or treatment therapy, it is the natural remedies for dengue that have served as perfect panaceas for treatment of dandy fever.
Five Most Popular Natural Curatives for Dengue Fever
The Modest and Ubiquitous Papaya Leaf: Talking about natural dengue treatment nothing can beat papaya leaf in terms of effectiveness evidenced by its widespread use down the ages. The unassuming and ubiquitous papaya leaf has been undisputedly regarded as the perfect miracle for completely recuperating from dengue. How the papaya leaf works as a remedy remains unknown, it is alleged that the intricate blend of organic compounds and nutrients help augment the platelet count. Increased platelet count means WBCs (white blood cells)-regarded as the police force of the body-are better equipped to confront the dengue virus. Additionally, papaya leaf being rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants helps boosts the body’s immune system and assists in getting rid of toxins, thereby purifying the bloodstream. One needs to take spoonfuls of the leaf’s juice at least thrice a day for quick relief.
Another natural restorative that has been hailed for its efficacy in the treating dengue is fenugreek-an herbal plant that is native to Eastern Asia and Southern Europe. Leaves and seeds of this herbal plant have proven to be effectual in reducing fever, relieving pain and acting as a mild sedative or tranquiliser ultimately enabling patients to get more sleep. Fenugreek leaves that serve as a gentle anti-anxiety agent help infected individuals to benefit from longer resting periods resulting in revitalization of the immune system for confronting Dengue viruses.
Orange abounds in several vitamins, prominent among them being Vitamin C rendering it as an excellent natural medication for coping with symptoms of dengue. Antioxidants in the fruit help the body to relieve itself of free radicals thus lessening oxidative stress. The vitamins in orange coupled with the antioxidants promotes urination, boosts up antibodies’ production, speeds up toxin release, and stimulates collagen creation.
Each and every part of the neem tree has long served as an efficient cure-all for an extensive variety of diseases, including dengue fever. When one is severely afflicted with this virus, the white blood cell and platelet counts plummet hugely. Soaking neem leaves in water and thereafter sipping the brew can efficiently aid in counteracting the adverse effects of dengue.
Drinking tea made from barley grass perk up blood cells production leading to a considerable increase in the number of thrombocytes or blood platelets. To reap the full benefits of barley grass, it is suggested that a patient should consume it in raw form (after rinsing the same in filtered water).
The above antidotes or treatments are of course not an exhaustive list of natural ways of treating dengue. Patients suffering from dengue fever can also make good use of basil leaves, coconut water, coriander, black grape extract, yarrow, peppermint, elderflower, and bloodwort. Moreover, one is recommended to drink as much water as possible, abstain from smoking and alcohol as well as take prolonged periods of rests thus helping the immune system to recoup itself. To say the last but not the least, one is advised to consult a physician or GP at the earliest if symptoms of dengue persist even after availing of natural cures.