Measles Remedies

Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014

Treatment of measles involves allowing the body to rest as well as boosting its support with natural remedies and supplements. Fluids, rest and avoiding activity are important considerations for treating measles. Additionally, natural supplements including vitamin C, turmeric and barley also aid the system in healing.

What are Measles?

A childhood infection, measles is a common condition that is typically prevented via vaccine. Common symptoms of measles include cough, runny nose, inflammation in the eyes, sore throat, fever, and a red skin rash. Measles can be fatal in small children.

Measles are especially contagious and are passed via a virus that thrives in the mucus membranes of the throat and nose. When an infected individual coughs or sneezes, infected water droplets enter the air. As another individual inhales or contacts this infection by touching a contaminated surface and touching his or her mouth or eyes, he or she will likely contract the condition.

Home Remedies for Measles

No treatment actually cures the vaccine; however, several home remedies can be applied to protect an infected individual and prevent further progression of the illness. Rest, plenty of fluids and avoiding contact with other individuals is crucial. Additionally, supplements including turmeric, barley and vitamin C support immune health and shorten recovery.


Turmeric is derived from the Curcuma longa plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Taken as a powder mixed with honey or milk, turmeric aids in recovery and supports the immune system.


A common cereal grain, barley is a good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, selenium, vitamin B1 and several other vitamins and minerals. As such, barley supports general health and can shorten recovery time by supplementing the diet. Barely water offers relief to a sore throat and cough while a bath in barely water may relieve the rash.

Vitamin C

Vitamin c is a potent antioxidant and has several other healing properties. Vitamin C eliminates toxins in the body and supports recovery. Additionally, vitamin C supports the growth and repair of the body and tissues.

The characteristic symptom of measles is a red, itchy rash. When caught early and treated effectively, the progression of measles can be prevented.

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Aspirin   0  0   

Posted by Tanya (Townsville, Queensland, Australia) on 06/14/2011

Hi EC and Ted,

Ted mentioned curing Measles in one day via Aspirin. My 2yr old has a rash and diarrhea (but is otherwise fine - eating, drinking, playing, no fever) and we visited the Dr today, who diagnosed possible Measles (albeit a minor case). He is not immunised. I was just wondering why the internet says quite strongly that Aspirin is dangerous for children under 12 and if I wanted to try the remedy for my 2 yr old, how much should I give him? Thank you kindly.

Replied by Nancy
Tacoma, Wa, Usa
I can't recall just why, but pediatricians always say "DON'T GIVE ASPIRIN TO KIDS!"
Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
It is called Reye's syndrome. Here is a snippet from the National Reye's Syndrome web site (

Reye's Syndrome, a deadly disease, strikes swiftly and can attack any child, teen, or adult without warning. All body organs are affected, with the liver and brain suffering most seriously. While the cause and cure remain unknown, research has established a link between Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin and other salicylate containing medications, over the counter products, and topical use products. In 1974, the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, a health advocacy organization, was incorporated as a 501(c)3 charity, whose mission is to eradicate the incidence of Reye's Syndrome.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
My mother always gave us crushed aspirin in honey when we were little and none of us ever got sick but usually got better. Maybe the problem lies in the fact that there is no PATENT on aspirin.

Reyes Syndrome has no known cure (surprise, surprise) so need more and more money to help "CURE" it. As we all know on this website, many diseases are easily cured but money talks.

I am just saying you need to be mindful of these so called syndromes that have no cure as long as they can get money from the public or the Governments.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
An interesting article of a study:

There is a lack of convincing evidence that aspirin causes Reye syndrome: it may be one of many possible factors but many cases currently reported are probably due to inborn errors of metabolism. It is unclear whether restricting aspirin use by children has a favourable risk/benefit ratio.

Replied by Johnus
@Debbie from Melbourne, Australia

What are you talking about, no patent on aspirin? What does that have to do with anything? And who is 'they'? What's wrong with getting money from the public or the governments? The more money they have, the more research they will be able to do in trying to better understand the syndrome . I.e.; to understand what triggers it, why some people recover more easily from it, etc..

And just to point out the fact that you are linking us to an article written and published by Aspirin™ stating how Aspirin™aren't the ones to blame...

If George Bush said there were no WMDs in Iraq and we should go to war, then we should believe him, right??

Replied by Andrea C
Wales Uk
Oh yes there was a 'patent ' on Children's aspirin when I was a child aged 3, 51 year's ago. It was called 'Junior aspirin' and they were orange flavored and tasted like 'Haliborange', which is a children's Vit C chewable tablet.

And many Mothers used to give them out like candy to their children!! ' And I used to climb on chairs and anything in reach to try to get them as being a child and they were tasty I thought that they WERE candy!! But my Mother never left anything like that or household cleaning stuff etc. where us kids could get hold of it.

Anyway 51 years ago 'Junior aspirin' was pulled off the shelves as it was found to cause liver disease and some illness never seen before but I can't remember what it was. It WAS 51 years ago you know :-D

Figs   0  0   

Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 11/09/2012

Old Arabian medicine doctors warn of giving measles patient honey.

They advised to give him daily 5-6 pieces of fig fresh or dry. They said that honey keeps the rash inside the body which dangers especially for the liver, but the fig helps to take it out side to the skin.

Lysine   0  0   

Posted by Sadie (Gwent) on 04/12/2013

Does anyone know the exact remedy from Ted using lysine to treat measles in toddlers, I need more specific details than his one post I located. Thank you.

Ted's Remedies   1  0   

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/17/2009 | 685 Posts

[YEA]  Measles cured with aspirin.

Aspirin has historically used as a cure for measles and other viral infections in Thailand for quite sometime, but it has never been in the mainstream spotlight. For example, I forgot about how I was cured of measles, way back in 1961, when I was only 3 years old, when my mother just mentioned in passing just today! LOL It was also a one day cure for measles. The cure was the aspirin, taken usually twice to three times a day. The aspirin used at the time, was a powdered form of aspirin, mixed with a tiny amount of caffeine to raise the body's defense or energy level. Of course I now know I can use drops of 0.1% methylene blue as a substitute for that, as caffeine is currently a controlled substance in Thailand, but a methylene blue is found in most aquarium shops. It should be noted that the one day cure for measles is really nothing new in Thailand. It just surprise the Western community, from the media blackout concerning the antiviral properties of the aspirin. For example in the late 1930s, my mother came from a large family. 16 children from 4 mothers all came down with the measles. The cure was rapid, the aspirin powdered (with the caffeine, brand name, Prasa Borat), which is now illegal from FDA ruling, was ALL CURED of measles within ONE DAY. The fever went completely away within one day. The only thing left over on the second day was the red rash. Which last for about 3 days. No need for vaccinations. As a result of an effective campaigns by the pharmaceuticals, rarely do people mentioned the antiviral properties of the aspirin. However, there is a movie, made in the U.S., which was Dustin Hoffman's movie Tootsie, which mentioned in passing that the cure for cold was the aspirin and vitamin C, which is synergistc.

The reason why I am telling about measles is one baby just had the measles just yesterday and since the parents don't believe in the aspirin, a lysine was used instead. The lysine 600 mg was grounded to powder and mixed in a 250 ounce milk baby bottle. Yes, it was mixed with milk, amazingly enough (usually they bind and prevent absorption). Today the child is cured no fever. Imagine, the child was having a fever for a week now and nothing worked to stopped it.

Now the child has a rash, which is expected to last 2-3 days, as dead viruses tend to surface from the measles and it's also fast reducing. Hence, if someone doesn't like aspirin, then there is always lysine as a remedy or a one day cure against the measles. Apparently the measles came from the vaccination, immediately after that.

It was a live viruses, in that vaccination. In any case I am more worried about mercury and other endotoxins, and in fact you really don't need vaccination since a lysine and measles can cure the measles in just one day.

It's interesting to note that Spanish flu was not prevalent in Thailand because aspirin use was mostly antiviral used locally here at the time. Of course in that period, about 30 or 40 milliion died throughout the world, I believe, unnecessary if that information was known to the general public. At least some readers from earthclinic will be spared of that problem with the lysine or aspirin remedy. However, the newer remedy, I am looking at which is mostly respiratory illness (rather than the fever itself), I am currently using humic acid and digestive enzyme.

Replied by Carpash
Brighton, England Uk
My 13 year old son has been suffering from measles. Gave him aspirin and have seen a remarkable improvement in past 12 hours even though he is on day 5 of the rash. Recommended it to a friend who has a 15 year old on day 2 of the rash. His rash has faded after 24 hours appetite returned and feels so much better. Can only so thank you had never heard of using it for measles and would advise anyone to give it a try.
Replied by Mama22
Southern Maryland
TED, I have chosen not to vaccinate my children, and am also trying to be proactive in the sense of knowing alternative cures for these diseases. Worried about giving a toddler aspirin... Would white willow bark work similarly? Do you know if this is safer? You mention lysine, also. I have L-lysine. Is this the same?


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