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A highly contagious disease, cholera is caused by bacterium Vibrio cholera that affects the absorption of water in the small intestine. When it is severe, it causes diarrhea within a few hours, which means loss of fluid in a short span of time. The loss of fluid would be through stools and violent vomiting. A water-borne disease, cholera can be prevented by taking caution over what a person eats and drinks.

Thirty grams of the guava root bark should be used in half a liter of water to make the decoction. The water should be boiled down to reduce it to one-third. This decoction can be taken twice daily.
  • Root bark of guava
  • Try to avoid even milk, as this may work as an irritant to intestines in some cases of cholera.
  • Eat only food that's been thoroughly cooked and is still hot, or fruits that you've peeled yourself.
  • Make sure all vegetables are cooked and avoid salads. Avoid foods and beverages from street vendors.
  • Avoid ice cubes in drinks, unless one is very sure that they were made out of pure water. Ice creams from doubtful sources are to be strictly avoided.
  • Certain vitamins or daily supplements can help prevent, or treat cholera. You need to make sure that you take the proper dosage to avoid deficiencies.
Other Remedies
  • Grind 2-4 neem leaves with 3-4 black peppercorns and give the patient this mixture in a cupful of water to sip slowly. Both these have anti-microbial properties.
  • Take a handful of celery leaves and grind them to a paste. Boil them in one-and-a half liters of water till only half remains. Give a spoonful of this cooled decoction every 15-20 minutes, till the patient's stool begins to thicken. Once that happens, stop this treatment. The natural restorative process would begin. However, continue to give oral re-hydration fluids.
  • Grind half a tablespoon of cloves. Boil it in two liters of water till it is reduced to a liter. Filter, cool and have this many times a day.
  • One-eighth of a teaspoon of nutmeg powder, infused in a glass of water should be cooled and mixed with same amount of coconut water. Half a cupful of this drink taken every half an hour, will reduce the severity of symptoms.
  • Tender coconut water is an ideal re hydrating and nourishing drink with a teaspoon of fresh drumstick-leaf juice and a spoonful of honey added to it.
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