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9 Proven Home Remedies for Typhoid Fever

proven home remedies for typhoid fever
HWC Team
May13/ 2016


A bacterium named “Salmonella typhi” is responsible for causing typhoid fever; the bacterium usually starts depositing on the food or water and then by human carrier it starts spreading across. You can get infected by consuming food or water that contains this specific bacterium.

In case you are diagnosed of having typhoid fever, the body temperature will start to rise and there will be a significant loss in appetite, along with extreme fatigue and other symptoms like body pain, headaches and discomfort in abdomen and chest. Below are some of the effective and time honored home remedies that can be used to cure typhoid fever –

Cold Compress

This helps in bringing down the temperature of the body. When applying cold compress the key is to change the washcloth frequently. Also, remember to drain out the excess water while placing the washcloth on the forehead.

Plenty of Fluids

Typhoid causes diarrhea so to keep body hydrated plenty of oral fluid intakes is required. Boiled water, coconut water, freshly prepared fruit juices, soups are some of the examples. You can also make ORS at home and consume.

Apple Cider Vinegar

It has acidic properties that help to draw heat. Additionally it has minerals which are good for your body, since diarrhea will make you lose out minerals. Apple cider vinegar can be consumed with honey on empty stomach. Alternatively you can soak a washcloth in apple cider vinegar and place on forehead and stomach after draining out the excess from the washcloth.

Basil

This plant can be found very commonly. It has both the properties of antibiotic and antibacterial and thus it can help to get rid of the bacteria. It also boosts immune system. You can extract juice from basil leaves mix with pepper and eat it. Alternatively you can also boil basil leaves with ginger and drink the solution with honey.

Garlic

Like basil leaves garlic also helps is getting rid of the bacteria. Eating garlic gloves on empty stomach is helpful to cure typhoid.

Cloves

The essential oils in clove contain antibacterial agents and hence they help to fight off bacteria. Additionally cloves help to ease diarrhea and vomiting. You can consume clove by boiling them and drinking the solution once cooled and strained.

Bananas

They are high in potassium content and can treat diarrhea. Ripe bananas can be consumed 2 to 3 times a day. You can also mash bananas and mix with yoghurt and honey and consume at least 2 times every day.

Buttermilk

This helps in preventing dehydration. You can drink this daily till you recover completely.

Other Foods with High Nutrition Value

In typhoid you can have a lethargic feeling, so focus should be on in taking food that has high calorie count. Protein helps our body to recover so milk and eggs are best supplement of protein.

Apart from the above food you can consume plenty of vitamins. Refrain from eating sweets, raw vegetables and fruits. Avoid caffeine and aerated drinks completely. We hope with the help of these natural remedies you recover quickly.

HWC Team

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