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Dysentery is a mucous inflammation that occurs mainly in the colon area, though it does occasionally affect other internal organs.

It caused by parasitical worms entering the system and settling in the affected organ.

These worms are brought to life by a build-up of acidity resulting from amongst other factors, poor diet, a bad combination of diet, consuming moldering foodstuff, tobacco smoking and disturbed sleeping patterns.

The cause for amebic dysentery is infection caused by Entamoeba histolytica and bacillary dysentery is caused by bacterial infection.

The Ayurvedic Remedy for Dysentery

Neem oil as an Ayurvedic remedy for Dysentery
To aid the alleviation of dysentery, in Ayurvedic the neem oil can be applied in two ways.

Firstly it can be turned into a paste and applied with a sufficiently damp cloth upon the affected area and massaged hard into the affected area.

Secondly, simply run a bath, whilst ensuring that the water is the right temperature being neither too hot nor too cold, pour in a generous amount of Neem oil, climb into the bath and luxuriate in the neems healing qualities.

  • Isabgol- Two teaspoonfuls of Isabgol husk mixed with butter-milk or milk at bedtime can also be taken for relief.
·         It is mandatory that the patient suffering from this condition takes gruel (kichdi) prepared with rice and moong dal.

·         Such persons should take rice mixed with curd.

·         The patient should regularly consume food items having an astringent and sour taste. Eg. Amalaki; both the green as well as the ripe varieties of banana; lemon and pomegranate;

·         The patient can have soup of meat and mixed vegetables;

·         Stay away from fried food items.

·         The patient should not have meat and raw vegetables;

·         Chillies and spices must never be taken by the patient;

·         The patient should not take bath if he/she is suffering from the acute condition of this disease. In the acute form of Amoebic Dysentery, the patient should have complete bed rest.

Kutaja is available in the powdery form across the Ayurvedic counters. The medication is prepared from the bark of the Kutaja plant.

The dose: The decoction is prepared by boiling 30 grams of the Kutaja powder along with two cups of water. It needs to be tendered to the patient twice daily.

The mixture is boiled till the decoction assumes half its quantity.

To shield the bitterness of the medication, the patient can mix honey with the decoction.

Yoga as an Ayurvedic cure for Dysentery
According to Ayurvedic yoga should be one of lifes’ essentials and should be practiced when and wherever possible.

According to Ayurvedic methodology the Vajrasana form of yoga is the best to practice to alleviate the symptoms of dysentery. This is because it helps to make the digestive system function properly again thus boosting rejuvenation of the affected organs.

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