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Ayurvedic Herbalism Heals Amoebic Dysentery

What Is Amoebic Dysentery According To Ayurveda


Amoebic dysentery or pravahika is an infection caused by a micro organism. According to Ayurveda, this organism is only a secondary factor. Irregularity of diet, intake of heavy, indigestible food and emotional factors like worry, anxiety and anger are mainly responsible for the manifestation of this disease. In amoebic dysentery, frequent stools with mucus occur, invariably preceded by an gripping pain. There is loss of appetite and the patient feels excessively weak. In chronic cases, the liver is seriously affected and the patient loses a lot of weight.  Ayurvedic herbalism heals amoebic dysentery is only possible if one follow the instructions of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic herbalists and tackle this disease in a holistic way by taking care of our mind and body.



Ayurvedic Treatment Of Amoebic Dysentery


A decoction of the bark of kurchi or kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is used for treatment of dysentery. Constipation may also be present. The husk of flea seed or isahgol (Plantago major) should be taken at night with milk or butter-milk to counter this problem. In chronic dysentery, Rasaparpati, a preparation of mercury and sulphur, is popularly used.



Ayurvedic diets And Regimen To Heal Amoebic Dysentery


It is not only about taking which herbs to help heal ourselves.  The ancient great herbal traditions always emphasize on food therapy as well to balance the body and mind.  In this case of amoebic dysentery, Ayurveda herbalism may generally recommend (still need to understand the overall nature of the person's body) that the patient should avoid taking spices, chilies and fried food. Curd mixed with rice is beneficial, as also gruel. Vegetables and meat should be eaten as little as possible; if eaten at all, they should be in the form of soups. Sour and astringent tasting fruits like lemon, amalaki, pomegranate, banana (both ripe and green) are also useful. Complete bed rest is essential specially in the acute stage of the attack. Avoid bathing as far as possible.

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