Malaria: a disease transmitted by female mosquitoes infected with a parasite (Plasmodium). Preventing malaria involves protecting yourself from mosquito bites and living in an environment that is not conducive to mosquito breeding. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children, pregnant women and travelers are more likely to contract malaria.
Malaria is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium transmitted to humans by mosquito bites Anopheles infected females, called ‘malaria vectors’. There are 5 types of parasite responsible for malaria in humans, of which the 2 species Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax are the most dangerous.
- Plasmodium falciparum is the most common malaria parasite on the African continent. It is responsible for most of the fatal cases around the world.
- P. vivax is the predominant parasite outside Africa.
There is a very well established treatment for malaria, as it affects many people in concentrated parts of the world, but theexcessive use of antimalarial drugs also became a drug resistance problem. It is for this reason and many more that those affected have identified and used various natural remedies for generations. .
Natural remedies identified as effective against malaria (Malaria)
Most home remedies and herbal treatments do not have the side effects of strong antimalarial drugs, which make them much more attractive. So let’s take a closer look at these natural malaria remedies that work..
Quassia leaves: A convincing solution to treat malaria naturally
Recent IRD ethnopharmacological studies have identified and tested 35 traditional remedies with antimalarial virtues commonly used by the Guyanese population. Some have been found to be surprisingly active like Quassia amara leaves used in infusion, this plant grows in Guyanese gardens and naturally around homes. The effective molecule against malaria responsible for the Quassia amara is the Simalikalactone D or Sk, his activity is as important as that of artemisinin (one of the most effective molecules marketed today to treat malaria). May be an answer for one of the diseases causing the most mortality in the world!
Quassia herbal tea against malaria
- Make a dose herbal tea 10 whole fresh leaves (20 g) in 1 liter of cold water and boiled for 10 minutes, drink 1 to 2 cups a day.
Another plant that would effectively fight malaria would be the annual Mugwort (Artemisia annua). It was used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat high fevers and malaria (malaria).
Mugwort tea (Artemisia annua) against malaria
- Make an herbal tea from 9 g of dried artemisia leaves and drink 1 liter of this potion for 10 to 15 days.
(After 7 days of treatment, the fever, tiredness, muscle pain and nausea should go away)
In scientific literature, three Chinese studies have confirmed 100% efficacy when powdered artemisia leaves are used and administered directly as a powder, or mixed with oil, or concentrated in alcohol. (Willcox, Merlin et al (2004) “ Artemisia annua as a Traditional Herbal Antimalarial ”in“ Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria ”, CRC Press Washington, pages 43-59.).
A plant to watch closely, is also theArgemone mexicana, recent studies highlight its real effectiveness against malaria at least identical to the usual and very expensive drugs, without remarkable side effects.
A classic way to delay drug resistance is to use an alternative where possible. According to some studies the antimalarial treatment Argemone mexicana en decoction (AM), a validated and self-prepared traditional medicine based on a plant widely available and safe through wide variations in doses.
In order to reflect the real situation of the management of malaria at home in an isolated village in Mali, 301 patients presumed to have uncomplicated malaria (median age of 5 years) were randomly assigned to receive AM or artesunate-amodiaquine therapy.[artémisinine (ACT)] in the first line.
Both treatments were well tolerated. For 28 days, second-line treatment was not necessary for 89% (95% CI: 84.1-93.2) of patients on MA treatment, compared with 95% (95% CI: 88.8 -98.3) under ACT. The deterioration of severe malaria was 1.9% in both groups in children aged
Anthroposophic medicine, now approved by the Malian government, could be tested as a first-line supplement to standard modern drugs in areas of high transmission, to reduce the pressure of drugs to develop resistance to ACTs, when taken. burden of malaria.
Due to the low rate of severe malaria and good tolerability, GA can also be used as first aid when access to other antimalarials is delayed.