Typhoid fever or typhoid is a water and food borne disease that is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi or s. typhi. and salmonella paratyphi. It causes acute fever and dehydrates the body of a person. It spreads through a human carrier disinfecting the water and food. The bacteria gets deposited in the food and water, and multiplies to infect any other person. It primarily focuses on the small intestine of a person and causes fever that can grow to unmanageable levels and sometimes may also cause death of the patient. Mere contamination of the water supply can infect the food as well.
The bacteria grows from the small intestine and then flows to the blood stream as well, infecting the spleen, liver, the bone marrow, gall bladder and the lymphatic tissues of the bowels. Many a times typhoid remains undiagnosed at early stages until it spreads to other parts of the body. White blood cells are the carriers of bacteria invading the intestines which also reduces the resistance mechanism of the body.
Typhoid fever demands proper care and rest and maximum fluid intake to slowly recede. The prolonged high fever eliminates the minerals and water content from the body making the body of the patient really weak to sometimes even resist the antibacterials.
Here Are Some Of The Important Home Remedies For Typhoid Fever:-
Garlic is a natural antibiotic that kills the bacteria causing typhoid. It also heals the immune system and boosts your recovery to at least 3 times. It detoxifies your gut and helps in getting rid of all harmful elements from the body.
Even if you do not have typhoid,this remedy will enhance your immune system and provide strength and resistance to your body and eliminate toxins from it. Take a clove of garlic. If it is too large, then cut it into half. Swallow this clove of garlic using water and make sure this is the first thing you do every morning, empty stomach. Preferably use lukewarm water.
Another way to heal typhoid fever using garlic is to keep sucking a garlic clove for about 20-25 minutes like you suck a candy or lollipop. Sure you will smell a bit after this, but it will certainly recover you really fast as when you suck a garlic, it sucks in all bacteria from your mouth and acts as a disinfectant and antibacterial. Do not do this treatment empty stomach,eat at least a fruit before doing this.
Lemons are full of Vitamin C so they of course boost your immunity. Also the acidic properties of lemon takes away the heat from your body. It alkalizes your gut and is a natural disinfectant. You can also add lemon slices to the water you drink. Another effective way is to make a tea using honey , Basil leaves, lemon and ginger and drink it 2-3 times a day. This tea will also replenish the water lost in diarrhea and provide requisite minerals to your body. You can also add some black pepper and cloves to it for better results.
Lime Water And Orange Juice
Nothing replenishes your body better with lost nutrients, minerals and water content than lemons and oranges. They are high in content to boost your immunity, prevent dehydration and provide your weak and emaciated body with all the required minerals. Drink Lime water and orange juices 4-5 times a day. Excessive drinking causing more urination will soothe your body from excessive heat and the toxins too.
All sorts of raw fruits and vegetables rich in iron should be taken to strengthen your body. It mainly includes the green leafy vegetables, especially spinach , the dried fruits such as raisins and apricots, blanched beans, carrots, beetroots, fish, poultry, red meat and poultry. Make sure not to eat bland food with no added spices as spicy food will take up all the nutrients you provided your body, for its digestion and make you feel tiresome, thus barring your recovery process.
Coconut Water, Butter Milk And Fruit Juices
If you are bored of taking fruit juices and want some other yummy fluid intake, go for coconut water and butter milk. Coconut water is a natural energy drink rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fats, carbohydrates and electrolyte content. It boosts your metabolism and provides you energy. Drink as much coconut water as you can during typhoid. Add a mashed banana to your coconut water for tripling the results. It will also provide you with some solid intake when you get tired of drinking all the fluids.
Butter milk on the similar lines is another drink providing 40 kcal per 100 grams and also provides calcium and proteins. Adding pepper powder to butter milk will do a great deal. Also add in some coriander juice for added benefits. It will keep your body hydrated and cool. On the other hand, fruit juices are certainly important during typhoid for restoration of water and minerals in your body and keeping the heat and the body temperature low.
Soak some raisins in cool water for about 2 hours and then eat them daily. They work as a natural tonic for your body.
Basil Leaves And Black Pepper
Take 5 basil leaves and 8 grains of black pepper. Add about 8 shreds of saffron to it. Grind them together to make a thick paste. Take a tablespoon of this paste after every meal of the day by dissolving it in a glass of warm milk.
Oral Re-Hydration Solution(ORS)
Oral rehydration solution which is commonly known as ORS can be bought from the market or made at home. Take 3 spoons of powdered sugar and half a tea spoon of salt in a bowl and mix well. Add a spoonful of this mixture to a glass of water and drink regularly. It replenishes water and energy to the body and relieves the patient’s body from the discomfort.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has an effective cooling effect.When consumed regularly , it lowers the body temperature and replenishes the minerals lost due to diarrhea.
Cold compresses helps to cool down very high temperatures of the body. Take a towel or a wash cloth and soak it in cool water. Wring out the excess water and place the washcloth/towel on your forehead. Dip and place the cool, wet towel very frequently to provide a cooling effect to your body. You can also place this wet washcloth on other parts later like your feet,armpits,groin and your hands. Do not use ice-cold water as it will further worsen the condition.
Add carrots, bananas, gingers, pomegranate, oranges, honey, sweet lime, vegetable juices and garlic to your daily food diet during typhoid fever.