Can anyone suggest some home remedies for Chikungunya?
Hello, I am 29 years old. My roommate who is 28 years old is suffering from chikungunya. How can I help her? She is taking medicines for the same but we want to try some home remedies for a quick recovery. Can anyone suggest some home remedies for Chikungunya?
@keshav-kulkarni Hello, Chikungunya is a viral disease which is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes which are Aedes aegypti and Aedes Albopictus, commonly known as yellow fever mosquitoes. Chikungunya disease is hardly fatal. The symptoms of chikungunya are self-limiting and last for 2-3 days. The chikungunya virus remains in a human system for 5-7 days. During this period, mosquitoes feeding on an infected person can also become infected. Several symptoms of chikungunya are similar to dengue as a result of which it can be easily misdiagnosed in areas where both these diseases are common.
Here are some of the home remedies that can be used to cure chikungunya:
A highly effective home remedy to reduce the pain caused due to chikungunya virus. Turmeric contains curcumin that has high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agents which are helpful in easing the pain.
The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of ginger helps combat pain and provides relief to chikungunya patients.
- Coconut water:
Coconut water has a very positive effect on the liver and that’s where chikungunya virus often attacks after infecting the body. Coconut water helps in speedy recovery and reduces the chikungunya symptoms.
Basil helps reduce the body temperature. It contains anti-oxidants that boosts the immune system and helps in quick recovery. One can simply chew basil leaves once or twice a day or boil a few basil leaves in water and drink it.
- Sunflower seeds and Honey:
The mixture of powdered sunflower seeds and honey is a great mixture that helps in relieving joint pain. Sunflower seeds are full of Zinc and Vitamin E which are essential for the immune system. On the other side, honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.