Home Remedies For Measles

Home Remedies For Measles

Home Remedies For Measles


Measles is a highly contagious acute viral disease. This disease is marked by a characteristic rash, fever, sneezing, coughing, and lymph node tenderness. Spread primarily by airborne droplets that travel from the throat, mouth, or nose of an infected person, there are two types of measles, rubella, and rubeola. German (or three-day) measles is actually rubella. The second kind, rubeola, is sometimes called the seven-day measles. Most people have had the disease as children and have developed immunity or have been immunized against it.

Although measles is fairly well controlled in the United States because of vaccinations, it continues to be a major killer throughout the rest of the world, responsible for over one million deaths every year. Measles is an infection caused by the Rubeola virus that has been around for centuries. Before the development of the measles vaccine in 1963, measles epidemics occurred every few years, primarily affecting children, as it was so contagious. Measles is seen all over the world through the number of cases in the US has reduced dramatically after routine vaccination against the disease began in earnest.

There are two types of measles each caused by a different type of virus. The Rubeola virus causes what is generally referred to as plain ‘measles’ and is characterized by cough, cold, fever, and a skin rash all over the body. This is also known as hard measles and on rare occasions can lead to encephalitis or pneumonia that is life-threatening. In general, however, people recover from this strain of measles without any long-lasting health problems. German measles is caused by the Rubella virus and while this is a minor infection often lasting for only three days or so, it can cause serious birth defects if you catch this disease when you are pregnant.

Children with measles should be under the care of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Home Remedies For Measles

  1. Drink orange or lemon juice at regular intervals during the day. The citrus flavor of these fruits can offset the loss of appetite brought on by the infection. Lemon and orange juices also help reduce dehydration and boost immunity with their vitamin C content.
  2. Turmeric powder mixed with honey or milk can aid recovery from measles and boost immunity.
  • 1 teaspoon goldenseal root
  • 1 teaspoon marshmallow root
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Combine the above herbs in a nonmetallic container and cover with boiling water; steep for 30 minutes; cool and strain. Take up to one cup a day, a tablespoon or two at a time.
  • 2 teaspoons echinacea root
  • 3 teaspoons pau d’arco bark
  • 1 teaspoon mullein leave
  • 3 teaspoons yellow dock root
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Combine the above herbs in a container. Take one teaspoon of the mixture and cover it with the boiling water; steep for 20 minutes; strain. Take up to two cups a day, a tablespoon or two at a time.


Author: Dr Izharul Hasan



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