Malaria is a serious condition caused by parasites that are spread by mosquitos in tropical and subtropical climates. These parasites will affect the body by first being incubated in the liver for several days, and then entering and infecting the bloodstream.
Here, they will reproduce and multiply until they burst open and destroy the blood cell. This can cause a reduction in blood cells, while in the meantime, the production of toxic waste products will cause the body to respond by producing pro-inflammatory cytokines leading to an increase in body temperature (fever), muscle pain and spasm, weakness, and more.
The good news is that malaria can be treated if you visit a doctor. They will prescribe medication, which will help to kill the parasites so that your body can return to normal function. However, if you do not receive this medical attention, malaria can worsen and may become life-threatening. In the worst cases, malaria will go on to destroy the function of the organs, leading to a number of serious conditions and possibly death.
You cannot treat malaria from home and you should NOT attempt to. With that said, a number of home remedies can help to keep symptoms at bay, and to support the effect of the medication.
Garlic is a substance that is well known for being anti-bacterial. Garlic works so well in fact, that it has sometimes been referred to as a natural antibiotic – and has proven more effective than some prescribed medications under certain circumstances. Therefore, many people will use garlic to treat sore throats by chewing on it or to treat stomach infections.
Garlic serves a double purpose too, seeing as it can also be effective as an insect repellent, thereby helping you to avoid contracting malaria to begin with!
That said, garlic is also not infallible and in reality, won’t be effective at driving out malaria on its own. Add some to your diet while undergoing treatment though, and you will be able to enjoy a number of useful health benefits.