We should all care about Dengue. Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito born viral disease today. Dengue is present in over 150 countries and estimated 390 million people are infected each year. And nearly half the world’s population is at risk. Symptoms of severe dengue can be extremely painful. head aches, joint pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding gums, heavy rashes. in severe dengue the platelets in blood reduces rapidly causing internal bleeding. Every 25 minutes on the planet, one life is lost due to Dengue. Dengue is spreading at alarming pace. Modern medicine has not yet come up with medicine for the cure of dengue. Yet hospital care for severe dengue costs more than the monthly income of the family.
There is no modern medicine for Dengue; but there are medicines in the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda. One need to make the medicine at home.
Medicinal materials / Medicinal Plants required:
1. Green Chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) – കിരിയാത്ത് | நிலவேம்பு | कालमेघ | ನೆಲಬೇವು
2. Deodar (Cedrus deodara) – ദേവതാരം | देवदार | | ದೇವಧಾರ
3. Coriander (Nyctanthes arbor) – കൊത്തമല്ലി | धनिया | கொத்தமல்லி | ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ
4. Dry Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – ചുക്ക് | सोंठ | சுக்கு | ಒಣಶುಂಠಿ
Take 15 gm of each medicinal material. Crush them nicely. Mix them in 12 glasses of water and boil on normal flame, till the liquid content reduces to 1.5 glasses. Once the liquid content reduces to 1.5 glasses, allow it to cool down, filter the liquid and consume the same in three parts on the same day.
Indian indigo (Indigofera tinctori – നീലമരി), Small prickly chaff-flower plant (Cyathula prostrata – ചെറുകടലാടി), Hill glory bower (Clerodendrum viscosum |ഒരുവേരന് | പെരിങ്ങലം) are very commonly available medicinal plants. Crushed leaves of these plants consumed in cow’s milk is very effective in viral fevers like Dengue and Chikungunya.
All the Medicinal materials are available in the Ayurveda raw material shops.
Consumption of the extract of the juice of tender leaves of Papaya (Carica papaya) plant mixed in cow’s milk is very effective in increasing the platelet count. Medicines are available in market in different brands (E.g. Caripill). There are many other home remedies for increasing the platelet count.
A homeopathy medicine “Aconitum Napellus” too is found very effective in Dengue.
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