Prevent & Treat Malaria with These Home Remedies

The joy of monsoons brings a lot of dangerous elements along with it. It’s important for everyone to know about and be on the safer side before getting affected. One of them is Malaria. But what is Malaria?

  1. What is Malaria and how Malaria is transmitted?
  2. Signs and symptoms of Malaria
  3. Treatment of Malaria disease
  4. Home Remedies for Malaria
  5. How can Malaria be prevented?

What is Malaria and how is Malaria transmitted?

Once bitten by an infected mosquito, the person faces a treacherous life-threatening disease. Since 2010, cases of Malaria in India have been on the rise.

According to WHO Report (2017), India has the 4th highest rate of getting infected and deaths in the world due to Malaria.

The first question which pops in anybody’s mind is – Which mosquito causes Malaria and how is Malaria spread?

The mosquito carrying the disease is a Female Anopheles Mosquito- a Plasmodium Parasite,which transfers parasites from mosquito’s saliva inside the person’s blood. The parasites infused moves up to the liver and starts reproducing itself. There are various subspecies of Plasmodium, but only five of them are dangerous, namely, P. Falciparum, P. Vivax, P. Ovale, P. Malarie and P. Knowlesi. All of these are the main causes of Malaria.

Out of the five above, what causes malaria to the largest extent and how Malaria is caused due to them depends on how quickly they can replicate themselves inside the human body.

P. Falciparum – A major contributor of death since the symptoms are extremely severe.

P. Vivax – Causes relapses but is not very severe. It is the most common factor of malaria.

P. Ovale – Causes tertian malaria. It is a rare kind.

P. Malarie – Causes a chronic infection.

P. Knowlesi – Can shift from a slowly progressing to a complicated severe malaria infection.


Signs and Symptoms of Malaria

It is key to detect that a person is suffering through this life-threatening disease is very important to know how. Malaria symptoms and treatment is something everybody needs to be aware about, especially in the rainy season. The causes will be without any viral disease.

  • Mild Fever

    You may experience mild fever in the beginning and then the feeling of nausea accompaniedwith headache with chills.

  • Muscle Pain

    Continuous muscle pain which would result in tiredness and you won’t be able to cope with the daily routine.

In order to protect kids from the dangers of Malaria stick these mosquito repellent patches on their clothes or apply mosquito repellent roll on .

Mainly the symptoms of Malaria can be divided into 2 categories:

Uncomplicated Malaria and Severe Malaria

We’ll talk about the Uncomplicated Malaria first.

  • Mild Infection

    No severe infection or dysfunction of the vital organs are observed in the uncomplicated malaria.

  • Left Untreated

    If you do not have any immunity or it is close to none, or the disease is left untreated and not cured in time; it can turn into a case of severe Malaria.

  • Recurring Nature

    The causation of this malaria is for 6-10 hours and can then it will re-occur on the second day.

  • Mixed Symptoms

    The strains of the parasite may show mixed symptoms too and may be prolonged.

The areas of a location, where the malaria is not very common, it may remain undiagnosed or the doctor may not be able to diagnosis it properly and treat you for something else. This may usually happen as the symptoms of Malaria resembles that of a flu. So in order to safeguard your family use Odomos mosquito repellent gel.

The progression of symptoms in uncomplicated malaria are slow and needs to be observed carefully

  • Sweating

    The initial stage involves both cold and hot factors along with intense sweating. Excessive sweating with a normal body temperature is very common.

  • Sensation in Body

    A cold sensation in body accompanied by shivering is one of the main problem.

  • Fever and Nausea

    Constant fever with headache and vomiting is something one needs to be ready for.

  • Seizures

    Malaria when occurs in younger people causes seizures sometimes which is a very dangerous thing.

In some locations, Malaria is such a common thing that the ones effected are able to identify the symptoms as they know how Malaria is spread and are able to treat themselves.

Now we will discuss what Severe Malaria is

As the name suggests, the infection is severe than ever in this. There is a vital organ dysfunction (the most important organs of your body will start functioning in an unorderly manner).

When a person is suffering from the Severe Malaria, he/she is bound to experience some symptoms which may not fade away easily.

  • Chills

    Fever and chills are the early symptoms of Malaria.

  • Impaired Consciousness

    Along with it, impaired consciousness is what one needs to be afraid of. It is a phenomenon where awareness of oneself and the surroundings become difficult to comprehend. All of this will come under Cerebral Malaria.

  • Kidney and Heart Failure

    There are also chances of kidney failure, collapsing of heart and low blood sugar (especially in the case of a pregnant woman).

  • Multiple Seizures

    The person will also suffer from a prone situation; a position where the individual lies face down flat on the surface, multiple seizures, heavy breathing and discomfort.

  • Breathing Problem

    Unable to breathe properly and lack of adequate oxygen intake is also observed.

  • Abnormal Bleeding

    Bleed in an abnormal way along with signs of Anaemia and clinical case of jaundice is also one of the symptoms found commonly while suffering from it.

If not treated timely or properly, it can be life-threatening. The risk of recovering will be almost none.


Treatment of Malaria Disease

Once the symptoms are crystal clear, it is essential to know how to treat Malaria.

Treatment’s main agenda is removal of the parasite from body of the infected person.

WHO recommends ACT, i.e., Artemisinin-based Combination Theory. Commonly known as sweet wormwood, Artemisinin reduces the number of parasites in the body in the first 3 days, and rest of them are removed with the help of partner drug which is injected.

But, this is the worst-case scenario. Most of the times, Malaria can be cured by the local primary care doctors. The medicines to be prescribed to the patient depends on the factors like species of the parasites present in the body, severity of symptoms and drug-resisting power of the body.

The most common medicines used by doctors are-

Chloroquine (Aralen)

Doxycycline (Adoxa, Atridox)

Quinine (Qualaquin)

Mefloquine (Lariam)

Atovaquone (Malarone)


Home Remedies for Malaria:

If a person is not into western medicine, a minor Malaria can be cured through home remedies which have proved to be effective for everything.

  1. Apple Vinegar
  2. Ginger Water
  3. Cinnamon and Honey Water
  4. Fresh Juice
  5. Herbal Tea and Milk

Some of them are as follow –

  1. Apple Vinegar–

    Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water, soaked in a towel and kept on calves for 10-12 minutes.

  2. Ginger Water–

    Boil ginger in water and drink 1-2 cups on a daily basis.

  3. Cinnamon and Honey Water–

    Boil cinnamon and pepper powder in water. Add honey to the strained water and drink it 1-2 times a day.

  4. Fresh Juice–

    Consume 2-3 glasses of orange juice, sweet lime juice or grapefruit juice on a daily basis.

  5. Herbal Tea and Milk–

    Have 2 cups of herbal tea or turmeric milk every day.


How can Malaria be prevented?

Those who still haven’t suffered from the disease always asks one question; how to prevent Malaria?

There are multiple ways in which an individual can secure himself in a rainy season from getting bitten by a Malaria insect.

Bed Nets – Cover the entire room with a net which is treated with insecticide.

Cover yourself up – In such seasons, it is advised to wear full clothes so that your body isn’t exposed to mosquitoes and you stay safe. Or else apply a thin layer of natural mosquito repellent cream .

Mosquito Repellent Spray – Sprays specially sold in the market to prevent from the mosquito bites is quiet a common option for people.

Mosquito Repellent Lotion– Lotion to be applied on the whole body is a very good way of preventing oneself from getting infected. This mosquito cream is very effective in taking care of people. This is a good mosquito repellent for babies and adults both.

Odomos is the brand which has been manufacturing the most efficient mosquito repellents like lotions and sprays for keeping those mosquitoes away and the best thing about it is that it comes in various formats like cream, lotion, spray, gel, wrist bands and roll-ons.

Learn more about different types of mosquitoes & list of monsoon diseases on Odomos Blog.

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