Measles is a contagious disease of children that begins with a slight feverishness, cold in the head, running of the eyes, and dry cough. On the fourth day from the onset of the malady, a rash appears on the body. It is first noticed on the face and the neck. After five days of rash when the fever continues to haunt the patient, it starts peeling off.
Diarrhea sometimes appears but generally nine days after the onset of the disease, the patient is well, the temperature goes down to normal and the appearance of the body back to its original condition. Measles rarely strikes adults, but if it does, it leaves them prostrated for quite some time. It is more common in warm than in cold weather.
Below are the herbs that are found effective in the treatment of measles:
Cinnamon - It is used as a prophylactic agent, to control German measles. It is also beneficial in the treatment of several other ailments, including asthma, paralysis, uterus disorders and excessive menstruation. more...
Turmeric - It is a valuable herbal remedy for measles. Turmeric roots are dried in the sun and ground to a fine powder. This mixed with a few drops of honey and the juice of few bitter gourd leaves can be taken by those suffering from measles. more...
Below are the natural remedies that are found useful in the treatment of measles:
- Measles weakens the eye tissues and the child should be kept in an airy, semi-darkened room so that sunlight does not harm the eyes.
- The child may be given only orange juice and water to drink and no milk.
- When the fever is down and the temperature comes back to the normal, the child should be kept on an all-fruit diet for at least three days. Only when he has thrown off the effects of the malady and his tongue is clear, he may be permitted his normal diet.