Zika Virus Herbal and Natural Remedies
Some of our Islanders who are affected by Zika Virus, popularly called Zik V, and ZIKV, are naturally treating themselves. People are resorting to all kinds of herbal and other natural remedies to heal themselves.
This is no joke, but these herbal and natural remedies are in fact working very effectively according to their testimonies.
Bizzy, also referred to as bissy and kola nut is the most used medicinal herb for this condition followed closely by the use garlic.
There are persons who will consistently used these medicinal herbs whether they are infected or not.
If this is highlighted in the media or other governmental means to warn the citizens, people will begin to use these herbs immediately as precautionary measures.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
Bizzy is especially helpful due to the fact it is effective in purifying the blood. It will cleanse the body of all toxin matters.
Garlic is a very strong antibiotic herb. It has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal activity which makes it the most suitable herb for Zika Virus infection.
Zika virus is a viral disease that is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
This is the same mosquito which is also responsible for the spreading of chikungunya and dengue viruses.
There is no medication nor vaccine to treat ZIKV, so many persons depend on natural remedies. As a matter of fact it is said that the natural and herbal remedies used for chikungunya virus
can be used for the Zika virus as well.
Concerning women who are pregnant, it can be a dangerous threat to the unborn child. That child can develop a birth defect, namely, microcephaly.
Microcephaly in a baby can result in a small abnormal head. The smallness is more noticeable at the top of the head due to an incomplete brain development.
Zika virus is also a dangerous threat to infants, elderly as well as individuals ailing with certain kinds of medical conditions.
The symptoms of Zika virus include joint pains, fever, pink eye or conjunctivitis, weakness, itchy rash on the skin, pain in the muscle as well as headache.
In regards to itchy rash on the skin, the natural remedy for that is making a paste with baking soda.
Use the baking soda paste to rub over affected areas and let it remain for sometime. It is very good to use when retiring at nights.
It is also good to include vitamin C in your remedy to boost the immune system. Also, consume lots of fluid and take as much rest as possible.
It is advisable not to take ibuprofen and aspirin painkillers. Also avoid drugs that are regarded as anti-inflammatory.
Please be reminded that there is no vaccine. So everyone should make all effort to prevent mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent and to take the necessary precaution to clean up surrounding areas.
This can prevent mosquito breeding sites which can drastically minimize the contraction of the Zika Virus.
A visit to your doctor along with Zika virus herbal and natural remedies can ease your pains.