Home Remedies to Treat Dengue Fever

October 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda, Types of Fever

Treat Dengue Fever  Dengue (pronounced DENGEE) fever is also known as breakbone fever. Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito- borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. There are four distinct serotypes of dengue virus (DEN 1, DEN 2, DEN 3 and DEN 4). They typically bite during the early morning and in the evening but they may bite and thus spread infection at any time of day. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream.

Humans are the primary host of the virus. An infection can be acquired via a single bite. A female mosquito that takes a blood meal from a person infected with dengue fever, during the initial 2-10 day period becomes itself infected with the virus in the cells lining its gut. About 8-10 days later the virus spreads to other tissues including the mosquito’s salivary glands and is subsequently released into its saliva.


Symptoms usually begin 4-6 days after infection and last for up to 10 days. Signs and symptoms of dengue fever most commonly include:

  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Widespread rashes
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Home Remedies to treat Dengue Fever:

Remedies of Dengue FeverUsing natural remedy for health problem instead of drugs is the best thing to do.  Natural remedies are medicinal products where the active ingredient is of natural origin.

WATER: This may seem like common sense, but due to the excessive sweating, bodily exertion, and the internal toll that dengue fever takes on the body, extreme dehydration is common. Drink as much as water possible to keep the body hydrated. It will bring down the temperature and ease the symptoms of dengue fever like headache, muscle cramps etc. Water will also help to flush the body and eliminate excess toxins that can complicate the viral impact of the pathogen.

PAPAYA LEAVES: Papaya is widely known as being a natural cure for dengue fever.  Papaya helps in reducing the symptoms of fever like body ache, nausea and getting tired easily. The complex mix of nutrients and organic compounds in papaya can cause a rise in your platelet count, the high levels of vitamin C help stimulate the immune system and eliminate the toxins in the blood. Papaya leaves can be crushed and then strained with a cloth to drink the pure juice.

BARLEY GRASS: This natural ingredient has the ability to increase the blood platelet count of the body by stimulating the production of more blood cells. One can drink barley tea or eat barley grass for rapidly increasing the blood platelet count.

GOLDENSEAL: Goldenseal has the ability to clear up the symptoms of dengue fever very quickly and eliminate the virus from the body. Goldenseal is a herb whose dried root is used to make medicine. It has the ability to clear up the symptoms of dengue fever very quickly and eliminate the virus from the body. You can either use it by crushing, chewing or by juicing it. Goldenseal has a natural antiviral capacity which can essentially cure dengue fever in a few days.

TULSI LEAVES OR BLACK PEPPER: Tulsi leaves are another great option for dengue fever treatment. Consume a drink made by boiling tulsi leaves and adding about 2 grams of black pepper to it. Drinking boiled tulsi water can help prevent the outbreak of dengue. This drink helps in building your immunity and acts as an anti bacterial element.

NEEM LEAVES: Neem leaves are commonly used to cure a variety of ailments and dengue fever is one among them. Steeping neem leaves and then drink the subsequent brew has been shown to increase blood platelet count and white blood cell count, the dangerous side effects of the virus and also helps subside the fever. Properly brewed neem leaves can improve the immune system and return your strength much faster.

ORANGE JUICE: The rich mixture of antioxidants and vitamins found in orange juice make it ideal for treating the secondary symptoms of dengue fever and eliminating the virus. Orange juice helps to promote antibodies of the immune system, increase urination and release of toxins.

Dengue fever is flu like illness that affects infants, young children and adults. Most people recover within a week or so. But in some cases symptoms worsen and can become life threatening. As prevention protect yourself and make efforts to keep the mosquito population down.























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