Dengue, the name sounds like a villain in an old Bond movie, doesn’t it? Well, if we take into account the number of lives this disease claims every year around the world, we can say with certainty that it is hundred times more dangerous than all the Bond Villains combined.
Caused by four closely related viruses (DENV 1-4), Dengue is a vector-borne disease that spreads by the bite of female Aedes mosquitoes. It is found in most of the tropical and subtropical regions of the Earth, and at present, it is an endemic in over 100 countries. In fact, 40% of the world’s population today lives under the threat of a dengue outbreak.
In its non-severe form, the illness manifests itself as as flu-like illness, with symptoms including high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, or rash. Severe dengue, including dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, is characterized by severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums, fatigue, restlessness, and blood in vomit, and may be fatal due to plasma leakage, fluid accumulation, respiratory distress, severe bleeding, or organ impairment.
Although the government of India runs a number of vector control programs at the recommendation of WHO, still every year in India Dengue claims thousands of lives. May be not enough steps are taken, may be the implementation lacks, but these factors (also known as the environmental and social components of health) are out of an individual’s control.
What falls under our purview are the personal factors of health. Inculcating healthier lifestyle habits, strengthening our immune system to give our body a fighting chance against the dengue virus are some of the things we can do.
How can we strengthen our immune system? The answer is simple. Along with the curse of these pathological viruses, nature has also given us a boon in the form of Tulsi, a natural herb whose oils work as an immunity booster in human beings.
Imbibed with all the natural benefits of Tulsi, comes our 100% ayurvedic Syrup, Jolly Tulsi 51 Drops. A natural immunity booster, it contains the concentrated liquid extracts of 5 types of Tulsi, which can really boost up your immune system, and make your body better equipped to fight the dengue virus.