Amidst an alarming increase of dengue patients across the country, it is important to strengthen your immunity while taking adequate precautions. Dengue, an infamous flu-like disease caused by the female mosquitoes of the 'Aedes aegypti' species affects millions every year.
Common symptoms of dengue include high fever, headache, muscle pain, pain behind the eyes, severe body ache, backache, rashes, and nausea. There is no specific treatment for dengue in Western medication. Doctors' main goal is to keep the body hydrated.
Ayurveda's prospective on dengue treatment
Ayurveda refers to Dengue as a type of 'Dandaka Jwara', a fever caused by imbalance of the Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas. In this fever, a person experiences severe pain in the bones and that is why it is called Dandaka Jwara or break bone fever.
During Dengue, the Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body get aggravated, due to the increased activity of the body’s defense mechanism to fight the infection. This also imbalances the Vata dosha.
In Ayurveda, the treatment aims to increase the immunity of the individual with Ayurvedic herbs that help maintain the body temperature and increase the platelet and white blood cell count.
Ayurvedic remedies for dengue treatment
Ayurveda offers effective home remedies to help control and treat the symptoms of dengue. Here are some of the remedies. Doing all of them together is not recommended, however, you may choose a couple of them that work for you!
1. Boost Immunity With Giloy
Giloy, a well-known immunity booster, helps in maintaining the metabolic rate, improving the immune system, and increasing the platelet count. A herbal drink can be made by boiling two small stems of Giloy plant in a glass of water until half a glass of water remains. Drink this Giloy infused water twice a day. Giloy helps in balancing the tridoshas.
2. Increase Platelet Count With Papaya Leaf
As the need of the hour is to increase the platelet count, Ayurveda strongly prescribes the papaya leaves juice for platelets. Papaya leaves juice also helps relieve tiredness, nausea, and stomach problems. You can prepare papaya leaf juice by crushing its leaves and extracting the juice. Drinking a small quantity of papaya leaf juice twice a day can offer great results.
3. Mulethi For Fever Control
Mulethi helps balance the aggravated doshas and reduce inflammation. So, drinking herbal tea made from mulethi helps in reducing fever, inflammation and improves immunity. You can also use mulethi with sunthi and drink it twice a day.
4. Antibacterial Neem For Dengue
Neem has been long revered for its medicinal and anti-bacterial properties and is recommended for the treatment of numerous ailments. Neem leaves in dengue increase the platelet count, remove the toxins from the body, and strengthen the immune system. You can prepare a herbal brew by steeping 3-4 neem leaves in a glass of water and drinking the brew throughout the day.
5. Orange Juice or Sweet lime Juice For Dengue Fever
Oranges and Sweet Lime are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which help in building immunity. Drinking orange or sweet lime juice is an elixir for a dengue patient. It helps keep the body hydrated, increases urination, thereby releasing toxins from the body. Vitamin C in oranges promotes antibodies that help fight Dengue fever.
6. I-Immune Capsules For Overall Health
Made from a unique blend of immunity-boosting wonder herbs like a combination of Triphala, Ashwagandha, Haldi, Trikatu, Guduchi Satva, Manjishtha, Papaya Leaves, Mulethi, & Wheat Grass, I-immune is an Ayurvedic immunity booster capsule that helps improve digestion, expedite recovery, help fight with dengue fever, builds strength and stamina, improve the platelets and the white blood cell count. It is the perfect herbal supplement to treat the symptoms of Dengue.
If you notice any symptoms of dengue, get tested immediately and consult a doctor. If tested positive for dengue, follow these Ayurvedic remedies to effectively treat your symptoms. We encourage you to reach out to Butterfly Ayurveda's panel of Ayurvedic doctors for consultation. Ayurvedic treatment helps improve the quality of life and eliminates the root cause of the health issue.