The burden of dengue on our country is only increasing as well as malaria. The vector-borne diseases can turn fatal if steps are not taken to control its impact. Mosquitoes are the source of these diseases and therefore, the major and most basic prevention step towards malaria and dengue is to stay away from mosquitoes and keeping your environment clean, checking for stagnant water around.
According to WHO, "Vector-borne diseases account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. Dengue is now the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease, with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the past 50 years. Outbreaks of dengue fever have now been reported from all countries in WHO’s South-East Asia Region. "
However, since the best thing is to practice prevention is better than cure. Here Are A Few Home Remedies That Can Help Keep Vector-Borne Disease Like Dengue and Malaria At Bay:
Papaya leaf juice for Dengue: One of the best home remedies for dengue is drinking papaya leaf juice to increase platelet count. Rich in various antioxidants and enzymes that help increase the platelet count in the body, papaya juice can help improve platelet count.
Ginger: Rich in Gingerol, ginger can help improve your immunity and is also known to help your body recover from an infection sooner. The active ingredient in ginger, Gingerol is excessively rich in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and helps your body fight against various health issues.
Mosambi: Mosambi and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals that help your body heal sooner. Packed with vitamin C sweet lime is also easy to digest and helps build your immunity against diseases like malaria and dengue
Cinnamon: While cinnamon is one of the most powerful spices filled with healthy nutrients that can also help you lose weight, cinnamon is also rich in procyanidins, cinnamaldehyde, and catechins that helps to build immunity. Cinnamon is also highly anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. which helps the body fight against malaria.
Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds aka methi in Hindi have amazing medicinal properties that can help to build your immunity as well as help body fight various diseases.
While these are natural home remedies that can help prevent/ fight malaria and dengue, you must understand that these remedies do not replace any medicine or other kinds of medical treatment for these vector-borne diseases. You must always include something into your diet, especially when you are under medication for some disease.