What causes malaria and how can homeopathy help?

Posted by Pradeep Maurya on

    Malaria is an infectious disease caused by mosquitoes. If not treated properly, some people also experience a recurrence of the illness months later. However, the symptoms are usually milder the second time around.
    It’s a good thing that malaria can be combated with homeopathic medicines, enabling people to treat themselves gently.

    What causes Malaria?

    Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. The parasite spreads and infects humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. There are numerous types of this parasite but only five of them cause malaria in humans.
    They are:

    1. Plasmodium falciparum
    2. Plasmodium vivax
    3. Plasmodium ovale
    4. Plasmodium malariae
    5. Plasmodium knowlesi

    How is Malaria spread?

    The plasmodium parasite is spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. These mosquitoes are also known as “night-biting” mosquitoes because they usually bite between dusk and dawn.
    If a mosquito bites a malaria-infected person, then it can also become infected. Fortunately, malaria doesn’t spread directly from person to person.
    Once a person is bitten, the parasite enters the bloodstream and reaches the liver. The infection first develops in the liver before the parasite re-enters the bloodstream and invades the red blood cells.
    The parasites then proceeds to grow and multiply in the red blood cells. The infected blood cells burst at regular intervals, releasing more parasites into the blood. Infected blood cells usually burst every 48-72 hours. Every time they burst, the infected patient will have to suffer a bout of fever, chills and sweating.
    Malaria can also spread through blood transfusions and sharing needles, but it is rather rare.

    Symptoms of Malaria

    Symptoms of malaria can develop about 7-18 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito, depending on the specific parasite you’re infected with. However, sometimes, it may take up to a year for the symptoms to develop.
    The initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like and include:

    • a high temperature of 38 °C or above
    • feeling hot and shivery
    • headaches
    • vomiting
    • muscle pains
    • diarrhoea
    • generally feeling unwell

    However, these symptoms are often mild and can’t always be identified as malaria.
    With some types of malaria, the symptoms occur in cycles of 48-hours. Here’s what happens during these cycles:

    1. Feeling cold, shivering
    2. A high temperature, accompanied by severe sweating and fatigue.

    These symptoms usually last between 6 and 12 hours.
    The most deadly type of malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasite. Without immediate treatment, it could lead to you developing severe, life-threatening complications, such as breathing problems and organ failure.

    Homeopathic Medicines for Malaria

    There are many homeopathic remedies that help combat the symptoms of malaria. However, it depends on the type of malaria. We’ve mentioned some of the most common and effective homeopathic remedies for malaria.

    Arsenicum Album:

    Fever at regular intervals, extreme weakness, anxiety, restlessness, fear of death, burning pain, unquenchable thirst, etc are only some of the symptoms that are treated by this homeopathic remedy.

    Eupatorium Perfoliatum:

    Fever, severe fatigue, chills, unquenchable thirst, sweating, headache, etc are the symptoms that can be cured by using this homeopathic treatment.

    Chininum Sulphuricum:

    Fever at regular intervals, chills and shivering at noon, and other such malaria symptoms can be cured by Chininum Sulphuricum.

    Cinchona Offinalis:

    Chills, followed by fever and sweat, body sensitive to touch, flatulence, loose stool, etc all can be cured by this homeopathic medicine.


    China is one of the best homeopathic medicines for malaria If the person experiences high fever with chills, then China is extremely useful to combat the symptoms.

    Ague-Z: Best Homeopathic Medicine for Malaria

    Ague-Z Best Homeopathic Medicine for Malaria
    We have been manufacturing Ague-Z for a long time now. It has shown the desired results in thousands of malaria cases and it continues to be effective. Here is the list of all its composites:

    • Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy)
    • Carica papaya (Papaya)
    • Azadirachta indica (Neem)
    • Ocimum santum (Tulsi)
    • Eupatorium perfoliatum
    • Belladona
    • Gelsemium
    • Rhus Tox

    Ague-Z helps to relieve symptoms associated with various types of viral diseases, including malaria.

    Dosage for Ague-Z

    In acute conditions, the patient should take 2 ml every 30 minutes and as the condition improves, 2 ml every 2 hours. However, these are just the general instructions and it would be preferred to get the prescription by a registered homeopathic doctor rather than indulging in self-administration of the medicine.
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