Home Remedies to Counter Cholera Virus

A highly contagious disease, cholera is caused by a bacterium called vibrio cholerae which affects the water absorption in the small intestine.

Symptoms:

Feeling thirsty and restless, an increased body temperature, low blood pressure and diarrhea followed by nausea and vomiting are symptoms of cholera.

Cholera is a viral infection caused due to consumption of contaminated food or water. It can be a life threatening condition.

Home Remedies:

  • The best way to deal with cholera at home is to have plenty of water, at least 8 glasses per day.
  • To one liter of boiling water, add 4 teaspoons of sugar and a pinch of salt. Take this at regular intervals.
  • Consume a glass of orange juice or lime juice on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Boil few basil leaves in a glass of water and strain the mixture. Have it once a day.
  • Add 10-15 cloves in hot water and boil till the level reduces to half. Strain the liquid and sip this at regular intervals.
  • Crush some onion pieces and 10-15 black pepper corns to make a fine paste. Have this three times a day. Onions help reduce thirst and restlessness making the patient feel better.
  • Have light diet. Include vegetable soup, black pepper and ginger in your diet.
  • Make sure the drinking water is boiled or filtered.
  • Store water and food in closed containers to avoid contamination by flies or other germs.
  • Wash your hands with soap before you start cooking.

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