Measles is a highly contagious disease and is very common during childhood. It appears in the form of an epidemic, particularly during the winters. Measles is caused by virus and is characterized by fever, cold, watering of the eyes and dry cough. After 5 days of onset of these symptoms rashes or small rounded spots with red skin make an appearance on the face and neck and gradually spread all over the body. Measles is a serious condition and can also result in pneumonia, delirium, bronchitis, ear abscess and inflammation of the brain.
Natural treatment for measles:
If you are looking to treat measles naturally you must aim at bringing down the body temperature and the elimination of toxins from the body.
Lukewarm water bath with extract of neem leaves added to it helps combat itching of the rashes. The patient must be made to rest in a well ventilated room with dim lighting as bright lights have a harmful effect on the eye tissues due to weakness.
Licorice: Powdered licorice mixed with honey is one of the best natural cures for soothing cough associated with measles. .
Juices: Orange is considered to be one of the best natural remedies
for treating this condition. Measles tends to hinder digestion and results in a condition known as toxemia marked by coated tongue and loss of appetite and thirst for water. Orange juice helps revive the taste buds of the patient, aids digestion and boosts appetite. It also supplies the much needed nutrients to the body. Lemon juice is also highly beneficial for treating measles. Take the juice of a lemon and add it to a glass of water. Drink this several times during the day to quench your thirst.
Herbal cures: Turmeric is a well known herb that is beneficial for treating a number of diseases, including measles. Dry raw turmeric roots in the sun and grind them to make a fine powder. Add a few drops of honey to it along with the juice of a handful of bitter gourd leaves and give to the patient once a day.
Sage is a popular herbal remedy that is widely recommended for combating measles and speeding up the process of recovery. Sage tea or infusion can be given to the patient in small and repetitive doses to treat measles.