Malaria is an infectious disease caused by plasmodium parasite, which spreads through a mosquito bite. In India, about 0.7-1.6 million malaria cases are confirmed and 400-1000 deaths annually due to malaria.

Transmission of Malaria

  • It can transmit from mother to unborn child.
  • During blood transfusion.
  • Sharing needles or using unsterilised needles.

Signs and Symptoms of Malaria

  • High fever with chills and sweating.
  • Nausea, vomiting and loose stools.
  • Anaemia.
  • Body pain and headache.
  • Enlargement of the spleen.
  • Complications like cerebral oedema, pulmonary oedema and coma.

Ayurvedic Management of Malaria

  • Guduchi, Saptaparna, Sudarshana churna, Amrutarista, Shadangadi churna, Tribhuvana keeri rasa are beneficial.
  • Eat light and easily digestible food like gruel, soups, softly cooked rice, khichdi, etc.
  • Drink lukewarm water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Avoid pickles, spicy food, alcohol, carbonated beverages, coffee and tea intake.

Prevention of Malaria

  • Grow tulsi plants in your home vicinity, which keeps mosquitoes away.
  • Spray insecticide in and around your home – it’s important to follow safety precautions.
  • Wear full sleeves and full-length dress.
  • Avoid moving out in dark.
  • Clear mosquito breeding places like stagnant water, garbage, etc.
  • Use a mosquito net while sleeping.
  • Drink fresh tulsi juice with honey or Tulsi green tea.
  • Fumigate your home with guggulu, turmeric root, and neem.