typhoid

Treat Typhoid Naturally

Typhoid, or typhoid fever, is a bacterial infection most commonly seen in areas where food and water may not be as clean or well-prepared. If you are traveling to these regions it is important to follow common safety practices such as boiling your water and washing any fresh fruits and vegetables before eating them in order to avoid getting typhoid. It is also highly contagious and you can contract the disease by coming in contact with someone who has it already. Complications from the disease can be quite serious. If you suspect you may have typhoid seek medical attention immediately.

 

How do I know if I have typhoid?

There are three main stages to typhoid each with varying symptoms, and  a fourth recovery stage where stage one symptoms may reappear or disappear in phases.

Stage 1:

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Contispation
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Fever

Stage 2:

  • High Fever
  • Severe constipation
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Distention

Third Stage: 

  • Delirium
  • Severe exhaustion

 

How can I prevent typhoid?

  • Only drink clean water
  • Only eat foods that have been prepared properly
  • Wash any fruits and vegetables before you eat them
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Keep yourself clean

 

How can I treat typhoid?

Because typhoid can, in the later stages, lead to intestinal perforation and then bleeding, home treatment should only be done in conjunction with a doctor’s care.

  • Drink lots of fluids, broths, and juices to keep hydrated and avoid dehydration which can easily occur.
  • Make a drink of honey and water. Honey is a natural antibiotic and full of nutrients. Plus it helps soothe the digestive tract.
  • Make a home tablet of basil, saffron and black pepper corns ground into a paste with a little water. Take one twice a day to help combat the bacteria and boost the immune system.
  • Cloves helps to fight off the bacteria. Make clove tea every few days.
  • Avoid stimulants, alcohol, and spicy foods.
  • Stay away from whole foods; stick to things like rice gruel that are soft and easily digested.
  • Avoid milk and dairy products.
  • Drink coconut water. It’s full of nutrients and a great way to stay hydrated and healthy.
  • A mix of orange and lime juice helps to improve immunity and decrease diarrhea, vomiting and constipation.
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