World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 every year and the theme for 2019 is Zero Malaria Starts With Me. According to the World Malaria Report released by the World Health Organization, this deadly fever claimed more than 4 lakh lives in 2017-18.

Though common in many parts of India, it is one of the serious types of fever that is caused due to the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. The mosquito bite infects the body with parasites which flow into the blood stream, multiplying red blood cells, spreading infection and causing fever within 72 hours.

In the last one decade, the Indian government had put in major efforts in containing Malarial fevers and made a substantial progress in reducing the number of cases. 

The typical symptoms of malaria include high fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, chills, sweating, body ache, severe anemia. In severe cases, the fever can cause convulsions and can affect the functioning of liver, kidney, lungs and brain.

There are medications available for treating malaria and the fever would usually settle down in 5 days. However, the road to recovery is tough as malaria causes severe fatigue and lowers immunity. While doctors recommend health supplements to gain energy back, you can also find some easy remedies as recommended by Ayurveda for faster recovery.

World Malaria Day: Herbal Remedies To Recover From Fever

Herbal Remedies To Bring Temperature Down:

Lime and Lemon Juice:

Mix equal amounts of lime and lemon juice in 100 ml of water and keep sipping on it to build immunity and for fighting fever.

Swertia Chirata leaves are recommended both by Ayurveda and Homeopathy in treating Malarial fever. Boil Swertia Chirata leaves along with clove, cinnamon and cool down the concoction. Take 30 ml for every one hour to bring the temperature down.

A paste of holy basil and black pepper also helps in fighting the fever and provides energy.

World Malaria Day: Herbal Remedies for fever

While On Road To Recovery:


Giloy is a medicinal herb that improves your hemoglobin count after the fever. A powerhouse of antioxidants that can fight against free radicals, Giloy juice helps in restoring platelet count, improves immunity and helps body to recover faster.

Coriander Water:

Coriander leaves are packed with anti-inflammatory properties and help in reducing the body temperature from within. Boil a bunch of coriander leaves in 250 ml of water, strain the mixture. Keep drinking the water for hydration and to gain immunity back.


Also known as dry ginger, Sonth is packed with gingerol and hydrocarbons that are beneficial in fighing various infections. Add a pinch of sonth powder along with ghee to hot rice and eat it for instant energy.