There are many forms of life on our planet Earth. They are broadly divided into single cellular and multicellular organisms. For example, humans are multicellular organisms, whereas bacteria are unicellular organisms. There are thousands of bacteria present in our surroundings out of which some are friendly and some are not. There are a number of diseases which are caused by bacteria like cholera, tuberculosis, tetanus, anthrax etc. Today in this topic we will learn about a disease which is caused by a bacterial infection called Leptospirosis.
This is a disease which affects both humans and animals by the bacteria that belongs to the genus Leptospira. We will discuss the effects on humans only. Its prevalence is seen more in temperate and tropical climate regions. If not treated at time, then it might prove lethal as it could do damage to kidneys, liver, brain (Inflammation of the spinal cord and brain i.e meningitis).
Leptospirosis is spread from the infected animal to humans. This is done in the following ways:
- Urine of the infected animal with Leptospira
- This urine gets mixed in the different mediums like soil and water
- There it could survive for weeks or months (Infected animals could not show any symptoms for years)
- Then humans are infected when they come in contact with this through skin (when there is a cut or scratch), mucous membranes of eyes, mouth or nose.
Following are the symptoms of Leptospirosis:
- Pain in muscles
- Skin rashes
- Jaundice (Yellow pigmentation of skin and eyes)
There are two phases of Leptospirosis, in the first phase (less severe) the symptoms are vomiting, fever, chills and muscles. If the second phase occurs, it is more severe as it could lead to complaints like liver failure, kidney failure or meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord).
When presenting with the above mentioned complaints, it might be a possibility to get confused as the picture resembles many other infectious diseases like malaria, dengue, influenza etc. Therefore, it is very necessary to rule out the other conditions. Usually, an antigen detection test with the help of ELISA has been proved helpful to diagnose this condition. Molecular tests like PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test also diagnose Leptospirosis.
Treatment in allopathy
The treatment of Leptospirosis is totally dependent on the administration of the antibiotics.
Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a leading firm which prepares natural herbs using authentic ways and has great results in curing bacterial infections like Leptospirosis. All the herbs that are prepared here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colours, yeast, binders and fillers. They are 100 percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with years of experience. It has a worldwide range of distributors and has a great response from various countries when it comes to cure diseases that are considered incurable by allopathic doctors.
Products available at Planet Ayurveda for Leptospirosis
- Liver Detox Formula
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Mahashankh Vati
- Mutrakrichantak Churna
- Yakrit Plihantak Churna
1. Liver Detox Formula
This is a wonderful polyherbal ayurvedic remedy from Planet Ayurveda for the good management of the liver. It helps in detoxification of the body by removing the impurities which are accumulated due to prolonged usage of harmful drugs. To a damaged liver, this could be a blessing as this has the capacity to revive it. Ingredients of the Liver detox are Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Himsra (Capparis spinosa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and other herbs.
Dosage: One capsule twice daily with plain water.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
This formulation is known for its best anti-stress properties. It could be referred to as the best natural stress buster without any doubt. Therefore, it is widely used for the conditions which are associated with stress, anxiety, restlessness, lethargic feeling. It strengthens the muscular system and relaxes the mind. The movements of the nerve impulses are controlled by Vata dosha, thus Ashwagandha could be thought of as this pacifies the Vata dosha. Ashwagandha could be used as a nerve tonic. Ingredients of the Ashwagandha capsules are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and other herbs.
Dosage: One capsule twice daily with plain water.
3. Mahashankh Vati
Mahashankh vati of Planet Ayurveda is a gift for the patients who are struggling with their problem of acidity and indigestion for years. This beautiful polyherbal formulation helps to fight the problems like hyperacidity, loss of hunger, and abdominal pain which is due to poor eating habits. In duodenal ulcers this could be indicated because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Ingredients of the Mahashankh vati are Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Shankha bhasma (Calx of conch shell), Rock salt , black salt and other herbs.
Dosage: One tablet twice daily 10 minutes before the meals.
4. Mutrakrichantak Churna
This polyherbal formulation is a wonderful ayurvedic remedy for the complaints of the urinary tract like painful micturition, urinary tract infections. For the stones in the kidney which are ureteric type, this formulation is a blessing. Patients who are on regular dialysis could take help of this ayurvedic remedy to get rid of their kidney failure problem. Ingredients of the Mutrakrichantak churna are Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus) and other herbs.
Dosage: 1/2 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water.
5. YakritPlihantak Churna
For the patients who have liver affections this formulation could prove very helpful. It detoxifies the liver by flushing out the toxins from the body. It helps the liver to get rid of excess fat and promotes the regeneration of the damaged liver cells. For the individuals who have a history of alcohol and are now suffering from liver cirrhosis, this could be prescribed for good results. Ingredients of the Yakrit Plihantak Churna are Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) and other herbs.
Dosage: 1/2 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water, 45 minutes after meals.
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This could be concluded that the bacteria present in our surroundings since ages have both beneficial and harmful effects on the human race. This could be easily understood with the example of healthy bacteria that is residing in our gut and protecting the body by constituting more than 70 percent of the immune system. Whereas harmful bacteria like Vibrio Cholerae bacteria could cause cholera. But, in this battle of our immune system with harmful bacteria, help of Ayurvedic herbs could be taken. Ayurvedic herbs will not only fight the bacteria in the present but also will protect from the bacterial infection in future by strengthening our immune system.