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Malaria Treatment At Home Using Natural Ingredients

Medically reviewed by Regina Victoria Boyles, MD · Pediatrics

Written by Hello Bacsi · Updated Mar 25, 2023

Malaria Treatment At Home Using Natural Ingredients

Malaria is one of the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria morbidity and mortality is very high. In addition to conventional medical methods, people with malaria will also get better quickly if combined with home remedies for malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children, pregnant women, and tourists are vulnerable to malaria. Below is a list of effective, natural types of malaria treatment for your children. 

Ways to support malaria treatment at home

Treatment of malaria at home does not completely cure a patient, but it will partially complement medical treatment in malaria treatment.


Cinnamon is a wonderful medicinal herb. They contain a lot of cinnamaldehyde, procyanidins, and catechins that have very good anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Therefore, cinnamon is one of the best candidates to help treat the symptoms of malaria.

Mix cinnamon powder with warm water and use it 1-2 times a day. If you find it difficult to drink, you can add a little honey to enhance the taste.


Turmeric is a “super” spice with amazing antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Turmeric helps to remove the toxins accumulated in the body due to plasmodium infection. It also helps to kill the malaria parasite. Malaria patients should drink 1 glass of turmeric milk every night to achieve the best effect

Orange juice

When infected with malaria, you should drink orange juice between meals. Vitamin C in orange juice helps strengthen immunity and reduce fever. For people with malaria, it is best to use 2-3 glasses of fresh orange juice a day.


Ginger helps strengthen the immune system and speed up the recovery process from an infection. Gingerol is an active ingredient in ginger that contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making ginger one of the most effective natural treatments for a wide range of ailments, including malaria.

You take a small minced ginger root mixed with 1-2 cups of water, boil to cool and filter to drink water every day. You can add honey to make it easier to drink.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is very effective in reducing fever, but few people know it. You will need:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 glasses of water Soft towel or cloth bag

Dilute apple cider vinegar with water, put it in a cloth bag or soft towel, and place it on your forehead to reduce body temperature.


Grapefruit contains a substance called quinine, which helps to kill parasites and strengthen the immune system. In grapefruit, there are many types of fiber, vitamins A, C, and a number of carbohydrates. Patients can use grapefruit juice directly or boil it, then filter the water.


Fresh lemon is very beneficial for malaria treatment such as supporting the healing process, preventing the infection from spreading, and reducing nausea. Not to mention, it also provides vitamin C to help restore the patient’s health quickly.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice with water and drink twice a day. However, it should be noted that you should only drink little or no sugar.


Strawberries contain antioxidants and various enzymes, which help repel parasites without affecting the patient’s health. Nutrition in strawberries also helps patients regain energy and recover quickly.

Patients should try to add strawberries to their daily meals such as making juice, eating directly, and processing into salads or cakes. The recommended amount for everyone is about 8 strawberries per day.

Warm water

Drinking warm water is a simple measure, but you should not take it lightly. Warm water helps malaria patients feel better, regulates bowel movements, and reduces inflammation. Malaria patients should drink 6-8 glasses of warm water a day to speed up the body’s recovery process.

Conventional medical treatment

Malaria is treated with antiparasitic drugs. Which medicine to use and how long it takes will depend on:

What kind of malaria parasite does the patient carry?

  • Severity of symptoms
  • Pregnant women or not?

Common malaria medications include:

  • Artemisinin was first used in the treatment of malaria.
  • Chloroquine is the drug of choice for parasitic infections. But in many parts of the world, the parasite that causes malaria has become resistant to chloroquine. Therefore, medication is no longer an effective first-line treatment, but is used for prevention or prophylaxis.
  • Combination of atovaquone and proguanil – used for prevention and treatment
  • Combine quinine sulfate with doxycycline. Note that quinine is no longer used as first-line treatment anymore. 
  • Primaquine phosphate, which is also used against relapse.

Ways to prevent malaria

  • Vaccination
  • See your doctor as soon as you suspect you have symptoms of malaria
  • Take anti-malarial drugs before traveling to dangerous areas
  • Prevent mosquito bites by not letting stagnant water around the house
  • Apply mosquito repellent cream
  • Use mosquito nets when sleeping 

Learn more about Infectious Diseases in Children here


Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Medically reviewed by

Regina Victoria Boyles, MD


Written by Hello Bacsi · Updated Mar 25, 2023

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