Local herbs have been effectively used in the treatment of malaria. There are series of preparation locally mixed together that are used in the treatment of malaria. Various reviews from people have signaled the effective use of the preparation in Nigeria. This article is making a shift into the use of lemongrass, pawpaw leaf, and lemon preparation for malaria treatment in Nigeria.
While conventional treatment remains the best form of treatment, due to the fact that one can be scanned, and get to know what exactly is the problem with the system, however, it is not everytime you visit the hospital that you are being tested to know that you have a certain ailments.
At times, drugs are being prescribed based on symptoms complained, and not based on testing out to identify the real problem. It is only when there is no changes that test are then carried out.
In line with that, local herbs have that approach too. It tends to understand the symptoms and thus prescriptions of herbs are then made. And many herbal practitioners often sound clear warning just as the approach in the hospitals that if there are no changes, a test must be carried out to identify the real problem.
Using Local Herbs for Treatment of Malaria
Although, Decades ago, local herbs for treatment of malaria in Nigeria are synonymous to the rural areas, most urban centers does not favour the use of local herbs, their best alternative is the seeking medical professional help at an exorbitant price. Although, we are not ridden off the seeking of medical help, yet advancement in the use of local herbs has given us reason to shift into its use.
The preparation of lemongrass, pawpaw leaf, and lemon preparation in Nigeria has long been around, its has been used, and has treated patience with malaria parasite successfully. A discuss on the use of lemongrass, pawpaw leaf and lemon is needed before we will show how these constituents are been prepared to treat malaria.
Lemongrass in itself is called a fever grass. No wonder many people in Nigeria prefer planting it in their garden to save them from buying them when there is a need for it; when people are faced with fever.
The mineral constituents present in the grass has made many people cut the leaf and boil it, and taking the drink on a daily basis. So the number one ingredients here mentioned here is highly great for use in the preparation for malaria in Nigeria.
Pawpaw is botanically known as carica papaya. In Nigeria, the fruit is called “ibepe” in yoruba, okwere in Igbo, and gwanda in Hausa. As expected, the leaf of the plant is highly medicinal.
The green leaf of pawpaw when boiled and mixed with other materials is effective in the treating of malaria. Although aside the malaria treatment that the leaf of pawpaw is useful for, it is also beneficial for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Lemon is a fruit that is also effective in the treating of malaria. This fruit has a rough texture, and in some case, when unripe it has sour taste. And also, it is found sweet.
This fruit is grown in the garden of most Nigerians. And for the treatment of malaria preparation as a local herb, it makes our list.
There are numerous benefits tied in with the use lemon fruits. It is used in treating constipation, indigestion, respiratory disorder, hypertension, internal bleeding and rheumatism. So even the raw intake of the juice is essential for ones well being.
How The preparations Are Made
The First Preparation Using unripe pawpaw, lemon orange, unripe pineapple fruit and lemon fruit
The mixture to be used here is an unripe pawpaw, lemon orange, unripe pineapple fruit and lemon fruit.
- All these mixtures are to be boiled together thoroughly in a clean water.
- It is to be boiled with fermented corn water.
- The boiling period should be for at leat 60 minutes.
- There after the constituents can then be allowed to cool off.
The mixture should be taken three times daily for 7 days. Apparently in a glass cup of water.
2nd Preparation Using: Lemongrass and Pineapple juice.
The lemongrass and the juice from the pineapple are to be boiled in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
The mixture should be allowed to cool off and eventually you will drink and must be done on a daily basis.
3rd Preparation using Lime and Lemon
- The lime must have about 4-5 drops in a cup.
- Then you can add the one lemon juice inside, allow to dissolve in a glass cup of water.
This preparation is meant to be taken before th onset of the malaria sickness. So it is a form of precautionary motive being taken.
4th preparation Using Lemongrass and other ingredients
- The first process is to collect lemongrass, leaves of brimstones tree, and the peels of riped sweet oranges.
- The next approach is to boil them together in a clean water for about 30-45 minutes.
- After the boiling is considered okay, you can allow it cool down and thereafter drink a glass cup of water.
It should be taken three times a day, and it will last for one week.
Malaria is deadly if immediate treatment is not applied. Therefore these local herbs preparation that have been mentioned would, and should help you in dealing with malaria parasite. There is no crime in taken this preparation when you at times feel that malaria is knocking; It help to quickly deal with the sickness and rid them off before they start damaging your body system.
Hence it is also important to note that when you see that there is no obvious change, pick up yourself and visit the nearest hospital. It might just be that you need to be tested.
All in all, recon with this herbs prepared, and enjoy a great health. Remember that most of these herbs are capable of dealing with typhoid and other sickness. Stick to the dosage recommended and do not take them in excess.