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7 Useful Home Remedies for Cholera

Cholera, one of the most infectious and often fatal bacterial disease found in small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe problems like vomiting and diarrhoea. Cholera epidemics claim many lives every year in underdeveloped and developing countries all over the world. It is an infection which is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae that mostly affects the small intestine in human body. This infection can spread from many things such as contaminated water, raw fruits and vegetables, grains, raw or inadequately cooked fish and seafood, and contaminated feces. The problem of cholera is very common among children under age 5, but it can also affect people of other ages.

Within a week or two weeks of ingesting the bacteria, symptoms will start showing that can go from mild to severe problems in our body. Watery diarrhoea is the one of the most common symptom of cholera, which can lead to dehydration that is loss of water and serious conditions if not treated timely. Other symptoms include stomach cramps, dry mouth, dry skin, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, exhaustion, weakness and restlessness in body. As cholera is highly contagious, you need to take precautions to stop the spread of the infection and get proper treatment before it turns out into a serious problem. Also, you can use several home remedies to help in the symptoms and promote quick recovery.

So, Here Are Top 7 Home Remedies Of Cholera:

1. Increase Fluid Intake:

The first step in cholera should be, that you should minimize dehydration by rehydrating your body [1]. Due to diarrhoea, there is a high chance of becoming dehydrated and this can be the reason to make your condition worst. So, drink lots of water to keep your body away from dehydration. But not only water, you need to drink water purified with iodine or chlorine. For safer side, boil your water before drinking it. You can also consume coconut water, buttermilk, herbal tea or orange juice throughout the day.

Increase Fluid Intake

2. Homemade ORS:

Restore lost fluids and salts through oral rehydration solution can help in reducing the intensity of symptoms and for quick recovery [2]. You can also make ORS at home by 2 easy steps. Mix half small spoon of salt with 6 small spoons of sugar in 1 litre or 3 cups of clean water and drink this as many times as possible until you recover completely at a regular interval.

Homemade ORS

3.  Probiotic Yogurt:

Probiotic yogurt is also considered as an effective thing in curing cholera [3]. Probiotic Yogurt has bacteria that are healthy and helps in digestion and help to fight the bacteria causing cholera. Probiotic yogurt is good for your immune system of body. Eat at least 2 to 3 cups of plain probiotic yogurt daily until you get relief from cholera. You can add some banana slices to it for added benefit if required.

Probiotic Yogurt

4. Ginger:

Ginger is a natural antibiotic which helps to fight infection causing bacteria and is helpful in cholera [4]. It can also help get rid of diarrhoea, stomach cramps, abdominal pain and other symptoms of cholera. To use it take a small piece of ginger and mix it with a small teaspoon of honey and eat this mixture to improve your digestive process. You can also go for a ginger tea.


5. Lemon:

Lemon is also helpful in helping cholera due to its antibacterial property due to citric acid [5]. It can help in destroying the harmful bacteria in the intestines that causes cholera. Use it by mixing the lemon juice in a glass of water and add a little honey with salt in the solution. Shake well and drink it at regular intervals until you recover completely.


6. Onion:

Onion is also very much effective in curing diseases like cholera [6]. Onion has antibacterial as well as antibiotic and antiseptic properties that helps in curing bacteria that develops cholera. And also helps in relieving symptoms like dry mouth, restlessness and also thirst. You can use it by preparing a paste with half onion and 8 or 9 black peppers. Divide this paste into 3 doses for a day, and have it 3 times daily for a week until recovery.


7.  Cloves:

Cloves are also helpful for for cholera as it helps in easing abdominal discomfort caused [7]. Also, the chemical compound called eugenol found in cloves helps destroy intestinal bacteria and parasites that can cause cholera or worsen diarrhoea. Use it by putting 12 to 18 clove buds in 6 to 7 cups of water. Boil the water until the quantity is reduced by half and then strain and allow the solution to cool and drink it at regular intervals until your condition improves.

I hope these remedies will help you.!