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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Treatment Of Bartonellosis In Ayurveda

Here in this article we will be learning about one of the very common infection Bartonellosis and its herbal treatment. It also involves all the thing you want to know about it like signs and symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis and treatment.


Bartonella is the genus of bacteria that causes group of infections called Bartonellosis. This gram-negative bacteria consist of around fifteen to twenty species that causes Bartonellosis in humans. This bacteria can be transmitted to human beings through various infected carriers like lice, fleas, sandflies, and animal bites or scatches. The group of diseases that are caused by Bartonella bacteria are trench fever, Scratch disease, and Carrion’s disease. Many times this Bartonellosis is self limiting and go away on its own. Usually healthy looking individual when goes for checkups, tests positive for the Bartonella bacteria. The symptoms are either mild or absent.



Anyone can be infected with Bartonella bacteria but there are some conditions which make one person to be more prone to develop it and that too very severe. Some of these conditions are:

  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Having other immunocompromised condition
  • History of organ transplant
  • Having cancer


Signs and symptoms of this disease may vary as per the type of infection one person is affected with. Usually the signs and symptoms are mild and self limiting but when they are severe and full flashed, it is a matter of concern and can be fatal. So accordingly the symptoms are given below.

Cat Scratch Disease

  • After several days first sign is appearance of macule on the site of infection which soon converts into papule in around three to ten days after exposure.
  • Then this papule turn into vesicle which is filled with fluid which may go away after crust formation leaving a scare behind.
  • In around three weeks of time there can be seen swelling of lymph nodes in under arms, neck, or groin.
  • Pain and aches all over the body
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chill
  • Pain in back and abdomen
  • Soreness of throat
  • Weight loss

Carrion’s Disease

  • Fever
  • Skin eruptions
  • High fever
  • Severe pain in muscles
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Seizures
  • Angina
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Disturbed liver and digestive functions

Trench Fever

  • Sudden symptoms are developed in this case in around 4-5 days
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in legs and back
  • Skin rashes
  • Enlarged liver and spleen


Invasion of the specific strain of Bartonella bacteria in the red blood cells and endothelial cells causes the initiation of the infection. These organism proliferates here and division occurs.


Diagnosis cannot be singly made based on the clinical presentation as they can be non specific and are not confirmatory. Diagnosis can be confirmed by the laboratory tests. There are certain imunoflourescent tests for IgG and IgM antibodies.


Treatment is required in the cases where the host is weak and immune compromised and symptoms are overwhelming, otherwise the disease can be self limiting in many cases. However for the clinically active cases, in modern medicine system certain antibiotics are prescribed. While the many strains of Bartonella have shown resistance to these antibiotics which make the treatment difficult. Also the prolonged use of the antibiotics can create many other problems in the body system. Hence, people are opting for the alternative system of medicine and Ayurveda is one of them. Ayurveda is the the science of life in which disease is considered to be due to imbalance of any of the three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the body. In this system whole of the treatment is based on the natural source like herbs or therapies that not only heal the body internally but do not cause any harm to the body even if taken for long term.


Planet Ayurveda is a herbal brand that offers best quality herbal products and medicines for the treatment of the various diseases. Products from Planet Ayurveda is used by numerous patients worldwide. All the medicines and other products manufactured here are from pure, finest and best quality herbs and procedure is based on the guidelines given in authentic literature of the Ayurveda. All the products are manufactured under the strict guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Bartonellosis also Planet Ayurveda offers BTS Care Pack that helps to manage the symptoms and treat the disease in completely natural way and the treatment is gentle, permanent and natural.

BTS Care Pack

Herbal Remedies for Bartonellosis

1. Curcumin Capsules

These single herb capsules are prepared from standardized extract of active compound of turmeric, i.e. Curcumin. It is very well known to possess numerous medicinal properties like antibacterial, antifungal, immunity enhancer, anti inflammatory etc. All these properties make it any amazing formula to treat Bartonellosis.

Dosage- Take 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Giloy Capsules

Standardized extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy) is used to prepare these amazing herbal capsules. These capsules possess many therapeutic properties like anti inflammatory, immunomodulating, anti bacterial etc. Hence help to treat the infection effectively.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Kaishore Guggul

These polyherbal tablets are prepared from the various medicinal herbs like Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, Guggul, Giloy, Shunthi etc. It possess marked blood purifying properties that help in clearing the various toxins and infectious agents from the blood treating and preventing infections. Kaishore guggul tablets also have anti inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Manjishtha Capsules

These herbal capsules are prepared from Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) which effectively treats all the skin ailments like rashes, eruptions, itching, swelling etc. owing to the anti inflammatory and blood purifying properties present in it.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Navkarshik Churna

It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which has been used since ages to treat any ailment in which there is accumulation of by products, toxin substances or infections in the blood. It consist of various herbs like Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Vacha, Neem, Manjishtha, Katuki etc.

Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Brahmi Capsules

These herbal capsules are preapared from Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) which helps to treat ailments related to brain. Hence here it can help in Bartonellosis by treating and managing encephalopathies.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.


Bartonellosis is a blood infection caused by Bartonella bacteria that can be treated successfully with the help of herbal medicines in natural and gentle way without posing any other risk. Herbal medicines are the choice of treatment for natural way to get rid of the infection.

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