Measles is a contagious diseases caused by paramyxo virus. It is more common in children than adults. The symptoms of measles are round spots turning from pink to dark red, running nose, sore throat, dry cough, watery eyes, and loss of appetite. These symptoms are occurred on the sides of face and neck, from where they spread to the rest parts.
Measles is treated with a vaccination to strengthen the immunity level of a patient. However, you can try various home remedies to get rid of it naturally.
Neem is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties. This is why it is beneficial for infectious disease like measles.
Just grind fresh leaves to make the paste. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin. Let it dry and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do the process once in a week.
Olive leaves are packed with antimicrobial and antiviral properties, making them an effective home remedy for measles. It not only kills the virus, but also speeds up the healing process.
Prepare a thick paste of olive leaves and apply it on the affected areas on the skin. Let it dry naturally and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel. Repeat the process once a day to see an improvement.
Like neem and olive leaves, bitter gourd is rich in antioxidant properties that are useful for measles. Moreover, it contains vitamin C, zinc, iron, potassium and dietary fiber, which aid immunity and for healing process.
Add one tbsp. each of honey and turmeric power to a glass of bitter gourd juice. Stir well and drink it. Take the juice daily to ease the symptoms of measles.
Barley is packed with vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants which help you overcome measles. And icing over the cake is that it has zinc that speeds up the healing.
Just add a cup of barley in 3 cups of water and boil it until the water is reduced to half. Allow it cool and then strain the water. You can add salt or sugar for a taste. Drink it daily.
Licorice root is known for its anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it efficient home remedy for measles. All you need to add half tbsp. each of licorice powder and honey to a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this solution daily to treat your symptoms of measles.
Turmeric is counted among one of the most efficient home remedies for infectious diseases. It has antiseptic and antioxidant properties which minimize 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. Alternatively, you can prepare a mixture of tamarind seeds and turmeric root mixture in equal amount. Take this mixture three times in day for 2 weeks.
Precautions You Must Follow:
Taking these home remedies is not enough to cure measles. Besides, make sure you are following these precautions:
- Avoid contacting others physically as you may pass on the infection to them.
- Drink 10-12 glass of water to remove the toxins from your body.
- Keep your living space clean and ventilated.