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5 natural remedies to fight dengue

Keep dengue at bay by incorporating these natural remedies.

Written by Editorial Team | Updated : January 21, 2019 2:37 PM IST


Dengue also known as the breakbone fever, is a mosquito borne viral disease. It’s transmitted by the bite of a female Aedes mosquito. The symptoms surface only 3-14 days after the mosquito bite, such as sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue and exhaustion, nausea and vomiting, skin rash and low blood pressure. Dengue is a highly contagious disease and therefore needs to be attended to pronto. Here are some natural remedies that can be used against this mosquito borne condition.


Giloy: Make a healing herbal drink by boiling the stem of Giloy with some tulsi leaves with it. It will help to regulate your metabolic rate and improve your immunity, thereby safeguarding you against fatal infections.

Papaya Leaves

Papaya leaves: One of the good remedies to keep dengue at bay, papaya leaves help in increasing your platelets count and helps to bring down the symptoms of fever, body ache, chills, nausea and chills. To make use of the papaya leaves cut some partly dried leaves in small and boil them in 2 liters of water. Let it simmer. Once the water is reduced to half, strain the liquid and drink it. Another way is to crush some papaya leaves to extract the juice. Drink 2 tablespoons of this bitter juice twice daily.