Dengue Fever Symptoms, Diagnose and Treatment- Ayurvedic/Herbal Treatment of Dengue Fever Giloy Extract, Goat milk extract, papaya leaf extract, tulsi, neem, punarnava and wheatgrass

What is Dengue:

Dengue (pronounced as Dengee) fever is also known as “breakbone” fever is basically a mosquito-borne viral diseases occurring in tropical and subtropical area.  The studies show that 390 million dengue infections occur across the world each year. More than 70% of the disease burden is in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the incidence and severity of disease have increased rapidly in recent years. There have been drastic cases of outbreak of dengue disease in the last decade.  African and Eastern Mediterranean regions, South East Asia and Western Pacific have shown tremendous outbreaks of dengue fever. The reason of uncontrollable situation of Dengue fever outbreak are climatic conditions, urbanization, movement of people from one place to another and lack of knowledge about dengue symptoms and precautions due to lack of staff have all led to the global rise of dengue outbreak.

The major regions that have been affected by Dengue disease are:

  • Southeast Asia
  • The Indian subcontinent
  • Southern China
  • The Pacific Islands
  • The Caribbean region
  • Mexico
  • Africa
  • Central and South America Region

Causes of Dengue Fever:

The cause of Dengue fever is the dengue virus transmitted by the bite of a dengue virus infected Aedes mosquito. Often the mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. Dengue fever is not contagious; it means it can’t be spread directly from one person to another person.

Symptoms of Dengue Fever:

Dengue Fever Symptoms

The symptoms in dengue fever don’t shows up immediately. The symptoms associated with Dengue Fever usually shows after the four to six days after the infection and generally last ten to fifteen days. There are certain symptoms to watch carefully. The following are the dengue symptoms to look for:

Very high fever

Severe headaches

Pain behind the eyes

Severe joint and muscular pain


Vomiting & Nausea

Skin Rashes that appeared after two to five days after the onset of fever

Easy bruising, mild bleeding of nose and gums

Apparently the earlier symptoms are very similar to flu. The symptoms vary from person to person. The younger children and adults who never been affected by Dnegue will show milder symptoms rather than who are old and has been affected earlier. However, Dengue infection should not be taken lightly as serious problems can result into dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication  by high fever., damage and complications to lymph glands and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and the chances of failure or malfunctioning of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive internal bleeding, shock, and often result in death. This sort of situation is referred as dengue shock syndrome (DSS).

The studies revealed that those with poor immune systems as well as those with a subsequent dengue infection are to be at greater risk for developing dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Diagnosing Dengue Fever

Dengue infection can be diagnosed with a blood test to check for the dengue virus to it. If you develop fever after traveling to a tropical area it is better to visit the doctor and the proper diagnose can be done accordingly by noticing the symptoms that develop in dengue patient normally within a week.

Treatment for Dengue Fever

So far there is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. But there are certain ways one can treat the diseases and get control over it over a time period. The timely precautions can do wonders in controlling the dengue fever severity. As far as possible consult the doctor before taking any pain relief drugs etc. as it could trigger bleeding. It is advisable to take ample rest, drink lots of fluids, fresh juice and get the blood test done. Ayurvedic/herbal treatment of dengue is possible as there are many herbs that boosts immune system and helps in fighting the dengue infection in the body.

Preventing Dengue Fever

So far there is has been no proper vaccine to prevent dengue fever. The best way is to stay away from the mosquito affected areas and avoid traveling to tropical areas. The local bodies should  take timely initiative to control the growth of dengue virus by timely steps by keeping the city clean, gutters covered, spraying and fogging the streets to kill larvae. Such things will keep the mosquito population down and control the widespread of the disease.

Ayurvedic/herbal treatment of Dengue Fever

In dengue infection the person immunity and circulatory system is most affected. Indian Ayurveda has certain herbs that strengthens the immunity and gives the body vital nutrition that fight the dengue virus very effectively. The Tinospora cordifolia commonly known as giloy, Ocimum tenuiflorum known as holy basil or tulsi, Azadirachta indica the neem, Boerhavia diffusa commonly called as punarnava, papaya leaf extract, goat milk extract, wheat grass have potent qualities to treat Dengue fever, Swine Flu, Chikungunya, Malaria and Typhoid. The goat milk has shown great benefits in the treatment of dengue fever as it is rich in selenium that supports the immune system and boosts the WBCs and RBCs.

The person can take such herbal nutritional supplements to keep the immunity strong and to fight against seasonal outbreaks very efficiently and effectively without any side effects.

Information and statements provide are for general awareness purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of the physician. Astir Organic does not dispense, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Astir Organic are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service and procedure involved in diagnosis of the dengue infection.