Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, rash, and fatigue. While there is no specific treatment for dengue fever, Ayurveda offers several home remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms and boost your immune system naturally. In this blog post, we will explore some of these remedies and how they can be beneficial during dengue fever.
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1. Tulsi (Holy Basil) Leaves:
Tulsi leaves are known for their medicinal properties and can be extremely beneficial in treating dengue fever. They help boost the immune system and reduce the severity of symptoms. You can consume a few Tulsi leaves daily or drink Tulsi tea to reap its benefits. Also, boiling Tulsi leaves in water and inhaling steam can help relieve congestion and respiratory symptoms associated with dengue fever.
2. Papaya Leaf Juice:
Papaya leaf juice is considered one of the most effective Ayurvedic remedies for dengue fever. It helps increase platelet count, which tends to drop during the infection. Take a few fresh papaya leaves, wash them thoroughly, and crush them to extract the juice. Consume one tablespoon of this juice every day to boost your platelet count naturally.
3. Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia):
Giloy is a well-known herb in Ayurveda that helps strengthen the immune system and fight off infections. It is often used to treat dengue fever due to its antipyretic and antiviral properties. You can consume Giloy juice or take Giloy capsules as per the recommended dosage to improve your body’s defence mechanisms against the dengue virus.
4. Coconut Water:
During dengue fever, it is crucial to stay hydrated to replenish the fluids lost due to high fever and sweating. Coconut water is an excellent natural hydrator and provides essential electrolytes that help maintain the body’s fluid balance. It also contains nutrients that boost the immune system and aid in the recovery process. Drink fresh coconut water daily to stay hydrated and promote healing.
5. Neem (Indian Lilac):
Neem leaves have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and immunomodulatory properties that can help in the management of dengue fever. Boil a handful of neem leaves in water, strain the mixture, and drink the neem-infused water to boost your immune system and fight off the dengue virus. You can also apply neem oil topically to relieve itching caused by the dengue rash.
6. Ginger and Honey:
Ginger and honey have been used for centuries in Ayurveda for their medicinal properties. Ginger helps reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve digestion, while honey has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties. Prepare a mixture of ginger juice and honey and consume it twice a day to alleviate the symptoms of dengue fever.
It is important to note that while these Ayurvedic home remedies can help manage symptoms and boost your immune system, they should not replace medical treatment.
In conclusion, Ayurveda offers several natural remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms of dengue fever and boost your immune system. Incorporating these remedies into your daily routine can help you recover faster and reduce the severity of the infection. However, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and guidance during dengue fever. Stay safe, stay healthy!
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Blog Author: Dr Shalaka Jadhav
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd