Turmeric has the benefit of herbal medicine as dengue fever. This medicinal plant is known to be rich in health benefits. Besides beneficial for cooking materials, turmeric is also known to be useful in the world of medicine.
Natural ingredients containing curcumin such as turmeric and java ginger have long been used as traditional medicine. But not many people know, the active part is also useful to overcome dengue fever in severe cases. Curcumin has an anti-inflammatory effect that can inhibit the infection and activity of the Dengue virus serotype (DENV). All serotypes of this virus can cause disease spectrum, ranging from asymptomatic, dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). The severe hemorrhagic condition is sometimes painful to be saved. But curcumin can be a mediator to inhibit inflammation, thus decreasing bleeding. However, research on turmeric for dengue fever is not much. So a more in-depth study is needed about the benefits of curcumin for DENV infection.
Turmeric is useful for treating dengue fever caused by the nutrients contained. In the turmeric rhizome carried some essential vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, B12 and E. All of these vitamins can improve metabolism in the body and speed up the process of health recovery of patients with dengue fever.
Extracts from turmeric rhizome have several essential compounds such as essential oils consisting of turmerone, zingiberene, and curcuminoids. These compounds offer good pharmacological effects for the body, such as antimicrobials, antioxidants, and antivirals. Antioxidant serves to boost the body’s immunity against disease caused by bacteria, viruses and other parasites. Antivirus can kill germs that infiltrate the body; this would be good news for patients with dengue fever because the dengue virus causes the disease through Aedes aegypti mosquito bites. The benefits of other turmeric extracts can repair the damage of cells in the liver due to the activity of mRNA enzymes produced by the dengue virus.
How to make a dengue fever medicine from turmeric rhizome
Here is one recipe for dengue herb medicine by using turmeric rhizome and adding other herbal ingredients. The use of these components simultaneously will further strengthen the benefits of herbal remedies to cope with dengue fever.
Prepare 2 papaya leaves, 4 small pieces of turmeric rhizome, 3 pieces of Curcuma aeruginosa, stone breaker, 1 cup of water that has been cooked first, and salt to taste. Wash all ingredients then puree. Add water and salt. Squeeze the concoction that has been smoothed with a clean cloth. Drinking the juice every 4 hours until recovered.