6 Effective Home Remedies for Measles

You can try these home remedies to sooth your measles signs and symptoms.

Measles is an infectious disease, which is caused by paramyxo, a virus. This skin condition commonly occurs in children though can develop in adults. Vaccination is the common treatment of measles to develop immunity to this disease for life in a patient.

The signs of this disease occur within week or two after being caught by the virus infection.  The symptoms like round spots which may turn from pink to dark red over the time. They occur on the sides of the face and neck, and then spread to the other parts of the body. The other symptoms of measles are running nose, sore throat, continuous dry cough, redness and watering of the eyes, loss of appetite and vomiting in some cases. To minimize the symptoms and heal the pain, you can try these home remedies.

Neem Leaves

Neem leaves are high on the anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties, thereby useful in soothing itching due to the rashes.

All you need to grind fresh need leaves into a paste. Now apply this paste on the affected skin area. Let it dry naturally and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process once in a week.

Besides this method, you can wash your skin with the neem water, which can be prepared by soaking neem leaves in water for several hours.

Olive Leaf

Like Neem Leaves, olive leaf is an effective home remedy for measles. It is rich in antimicrobial and antiviral properties that remove the viruses being responsible for measles. Besides, being a natural antibiotic, it speeds up the healing process.

Take few olive leaves and prepare a thick paste, and apply it on the affected parts of your skin. Wait it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry naturally. Do this process once a day till measles completely disappeared from your skin.

Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd is as effective as olive leaf and neem leaf when it comes to treat measles’ signs. Thanks to their strong antioxidant properties that fight the various signs of measles. Besides, it is loaded with vitamin C, zinc, iron, potassium and dietary fiber, which are essential for immunity and for healing process.

Take juice from bitter gourd and mix one tbsp. with 1 tbsp. of honey and half tbsp. of turmeric powder. Use this process twice a day to get relief from measles.


Barley is loaded with vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants which are extremely helpful in treating measles. As an added bonus, barley is the rich zinc source that accelerates the healing process. Mix one cup of barley in 3 cups of water and boil it until the water is reduced to half. Let it cool down and then strain it. Add salt and sugar and consume it.

Licorice Root:

Licorice root is anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal in nature, thereby treating measles very effectively. Mix one half tbsp. of licorice powder with the half tbsp. of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. Consume this daily to heal the symptoms of measles and until you recover.


Turmeric is an effective home remedy for various skin conditions including measles. It is rich in antiseptic and antioxidant properties which reduce the signs of measles. Add one tbsp. of turmeric power and honey to a glass of lukewarm milk and take it daily for a month. You can also prepare a mixture of tamarind seeds and turmeric root mixture in equal amount. Take this mixture three times in day for 2 weeks.

Add ½ tbsp. each of turmeric and honey and bitter gourd juice. Take this mixture daily at least once a day for a month.


Besides taking these home remedies, you must follow these precautions for measles.

As it is the infectious diseases, you must be in isolation till your recovery.

Drink lots of warm water to flush out the toxins from your body.

Live in ventilated, and clean room.

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