What to do when malaria-causing mosquitoes trouble you?

Mosquitoes can suck the life out of you literally and you could land up with the infamous malaria! Is allopathic treatment the only remedy? Why not try a more natural and comfortable cure? But, how do you confirm the fact that you have contracted malaria?

The very fact that mosquitoes frequent your house should make you wary. Secondly, a mosquito bite that is bent upon causing you malaria will raise your body temperature and make you feel cold at the same time. Thirdly, symptoms like nausea, headache, body ache and even unconsciousness could occur if you are suffering from malaria. This could be followed by weakness.

The natural cure for malaria is most importantly plain and refreshing water. Water drunk in huge quantities helps a great deal. Also use a wet cloth to cover the entire body while having fever. Constant use reduces high temperature.
2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with water helps people battle with malaria well in the early stages.
Basil or tulsi leaves is one of the oldest treatments for malaria. The juice of 10-15 tulsi leaves mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of black pepper powder helps in combating malaria.
Grapefruit or chatukra eaten raw or even an extract from this fruit is a good nature cure for people suffering from malaria.
Alum is an Ayurvedic anti-malarial drug. Half a teaspoon of heated and powdered alum can be administered when the malarial fever rises.
Powdered cinnamon and cloves boiled in water till it comes to half can be taken after black pepper or honey is added to it. Take this 2-3 times a day.

Of course, as the recovery process begins you can take some curative measures like eating more of boiled rice, pulses and vegetables; avoiding oily and fatty food and not allowing water to stagnate anywhere near your house.