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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) - Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment

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Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) is a parasite responsible for causing infection of the small intestine. It is one of the most common cause of parasitic gastrointestinal disease.

Giardia lamblia exists in two forms, an active form called a trophozoite and an inactive form is known as cyst. The active trophozoite gets attached to the lining of the small intestine and is responsible for causing signs and symptoms of giardiasis.

Giardiasis is not an infectious disease as the trophozoite cannot live outside the body therefore it cannot spread infection to others. On the other hand, the active cyst can exist for prolonged periods outside the body.

Cysts of Giardia are present in the faeces of an infected person. Thus, the infection is spread from one person to another by contamination.

When it is ingested by contaminated food or water, the acid present in stomach activates the cyst and the cyst develops into the disease causing trophozoite. It takes ingestion of only 10 cysts to cause an infection.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GIARDIASIS?

The most common symptoms of giardiasis include diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

Others symptoms of Giardiasis are:

  • Bloating
  • Malaise
  • Nausea followed by vomiting or without vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Malabsorption
  • Weight loss

The symptoms may begin for at least 7 days following infection but can occur as long as 3 or more weeks later.

In many patients who are not treated, infection may last for several months to years.

The symptoms may continue because of the condition referred to as post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GIARDIASIS?

The cause of the continuing symptoms is not clear but it may due to the bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.

According to Ayurveda, the cause of parasitic infections is the weak digestive fire (agni). Impaired digestion is the major factor for creating the favourable conditions for parasites entering and reproducing in the body. People having healthy Pitta dosha can burn up parasites before these parasites cause harm to them. Thus, balanced Pitta (digestive fire) is necessary to keep the infections at bay. Parasites mainly affects those people who have imbalanced Vata and Kapha doshas in the body.

Once a parasite takes up residence in the intestine, it leeches essential nutrients required by the body and creates such a condition that becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria, fungi and yeast.

TREATMENT

Modern medicine includes the prescription of antibiotics such as metronidazole, furazolidone, albendazole etc. These antibiotics have certain side effects such as nausea and metallic taste in the mouth.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda various herbal remedies which are safe, natural to use and are very effective. These remedies strengthen the digestive system and maintain the intestinal flora.

Herbal Remedies Include:

  1. Digestion Support
  2. Sanjeevani Vati
  3. Bael Churna
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Green Essentials

Herbal Remedies for Giardia lamblia

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1. Digestion Support

Digestion Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a 100% pure product taken from the best quality digestive herbs. These herbs have been used since centuries for their wonderful actions on the digestive system. These capsules are very effective for various kinds of gastrointestinal infections. These capsules work on the root cause of all digestive disorders.

Ingredients of Digestion Support Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Amla

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

2.

Haritaki

Terminalia chebula

100 mg

3.

Bahera

Terminalia bellerica

100 mg

4.

Sounf

Foeniculum vulgare

50 mg

5.

Dhania

Coriander sativum

50 mg

6.

Pippali

Piper longum

50 mg

7.

Jeerak

Cyminum cuminum

50 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Sanjeevani Vati

Ama or endotoxins is the root cause of any problem according to Ayurveda as it leads to the blockage of channels. Sanjeevani Vati is an ancient Ayurvedic formula to combat ama in the body. It also ignites the digestive fire and also helps in burning the accumulated metabolites.

Dose: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily.

3. Belgiri Churna

Belgiri Churna is prepared form Aegle marmelos. It is very effective in every kind of infection because of its anti-bacterial properties. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral characteristics as well. It helps the body to get rid of rotavirus, giardia and also prohibits the invasion of the bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract and in the gut.

Dose: 1-2 tablespoons twice daily.

4. Pitta Balance

Imbalance of Pitta Dosha in the body leads to various infections as well as gastrointestinal problems. Pitta Balance Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful combination of cooling compounds that restore the pitta balance quickly and are a rich source of calcium too.

Ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules are:

Sr. No.

English Name

Classical Ayurvedic Name

Quantity

1.

Coral Calcium

Praval Pishti

125 mg

2.

Agate Calcium

Akik Pishti

125 mg

3.

An ayurvedic calcium compound

Jahar Mohra Pishti

125 mg

4.

An ayurvedic Calcium Compound

Kamdudha Ras

125 mg

5.

Pearl Calcium

Mukta Pishti

50 mg

6.

Tinospora cordifolia stem extract

Giloy Satva

125 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

5. Green Essentials

Green Essentials herbal supplement of Planet Ayurveda contains many splendid natural herbs which are well known for their abundant health benefits. Herbal medicines like Green Essentials are mainly based on the plants. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants and are known to clear heavy metals.

Ingredients of Green Essentials are:

Sr. No.

Herb used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Grape seed

Vitis vinifera

100 mg

2.

Wheat grass

Triticulum aestivum

100 mg

3.

Spirulina

Spirulina platensis

100 mg

4.

Green Tea

Camellia sinesis

100 mg

5.

Amla

Emblica officinalis

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

DIET

  • In addition to these herbal remedies, avoid food products that create Ama or impurities in the body such as frozen foods, processed foods or leftover foods.
  • Include foods that are warm, little in quantity and easy to digest. These foods will help in cleansing the parasites.
  • Minimise the intake of sweets as bacteria and yeast flourish with sugary substances.
  • Include spices such as ginger, black pepper, pippali, asafoetida in the diet.
  • Ginger tea is very beneficial in eliminating the toxins and to strengthen the digestive fire.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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