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Malaria

Definition

An acute and sometimes chronic infectious disease due to the presence of protozoan parasites within red blood cells. These parasites are discharged through salivary ducts when the mosquito “bites” a person.
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Causes

The causative organism is transmitted through “bites” of infected female mosquitoes of the genus anopheles. Also may be transmitted by blood transfusion. Incubation period: average 12 days to 30 days.
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Symptoms

Various derangements of the digestive and nervous systems; characterized by periodicity, chills, fever, and sweats in the order mentioned, having pathological manifestations of progressive anemia, splenic enlargement, and deposition in various organs of a melanin, resulting from biological activity of the parasite.

Prevention can be directed by the doctor if you expect to be traveling to areas where malaria is endemic.
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Herbs
  • Agrimony
  • Ague weed
  • Allspice, Carolina
  • Balmony
  • Bay
  • Blessed thistle
  • Boneset
  • Centaury
  • Cinchona, bark
  • Cloves
  • Cohosh, black
  • Corn silk
  • Culver’s root
  • Elderberry
  • Elecampane
  • Eucalyptus
  • Flag, sweet
  • Fringe tree
  • Galangal
  • Ginger, wild
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Herb Robert
  • Hops
  • Indian hemp, black
  • Juniper berries
  • Licorice
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram, sweet
  • Quinine, wild
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Sorrel, wood
  • Sumach
  • Sundew
  • Sunflower
  • Vervain, European
  • Wormwood, annual (sweet Annie)
  • Yarrow
  • Yerba mansa

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Comments

Malaria (means bad air), was once thought to be contracted by breathing bad air, literally. Case in point, swampy areas with their swamp gases, open latrines, dump sites, were cited as having bad air and causing malaria. We’ve come a long way since then.
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Bibliography

Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

Buy It! The Nature Doctor: A Manual of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

Buy It! The Old Herb Doctor, by Joseph E. Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1984, sixth printing 1994.

Buy It! The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

Buy It! Indian Herbalogy of North America, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

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