Ayurvedic Management of Lyme Disease ( infectious bacterial disease )

Abstract

Lyme disease is an infectious bacterial disease spread by ticks. The ticks live on animals such as deer, cows, horses, etc. The ticks are black legged and are small enough to be immediately pointed out by naked eye. The major symptoms of Lyme disease are rashes, fever, malaise, fatigue, joint pain, etc. Lyme disease can be resolved in a few weeks but care has to be taken even after that because it leaves behind the joint pain and bone weakness. This article features safe and natural herbal remedies that will help the disease resolve faster and the symptoms also improve, along with helping prevent joint inflammation.

Introduction

Lyme disease is named after the town Lyme in the United States. Lyme disease is the most common bacterial infection carried by ticks in the world. These ticks can be present anywhere on animals and also wander on trees and grass, especially where vegetation is even mildly dense. Lyme disease often confuses the natural immune and nervous mechanisms of the body; therefore, it requires to be taken more seriously than other bacterial infections. The ticks that carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease are too small to be noticed while they bite you. The tick remains attached for one to two days and it swells up during this time, so it should be removed as soon as possible so that you can prevent the spread of the bacteria into the bloodstream.

People with Lyme disease are usually given full courses of antibiotics, which can be oral as well as intravenous. But these bacteria that cause Lyme disease are quite stubborn and penetrate the dhatus i.e. deepest levels of tissues in the body. Antibiotics cannot reach these levels. There they alter their genetic composition and cause the immunity to further decrease, and disturb various parameters of the blood, such as:

  • Decreased leukocytes
  • Increased mean corpuscular volume
  • Increased fasting glucose
  • Increased LDL cholesterol

Along with the above, another problem with antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease is that it may leave the person with other new infectious microbes such as Bartonella, lungworms, molds, viruses, ehrlichia, babesia, mycoplasma and coxiella, etc.

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Symptoms also keep reappearing

  • Rash at the site of bite.
  • Irritation and redness.
  • The rash becomes bigger and harder.
  • The rash will have the diameter of around 10 inches.
  • More than one rash may be there.
  • Itching and pain.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Weakness and dizziness.
  • Fatigue and body ache.
  • Stiffness in the limbs.
  • Unable to move specific muscles of the face.
  • Pain in the eyes.
  • Feeling of warmth or heat flush in the face.
  • Fatigue gets severe.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Shakiness and tremor.
  • Toes become cold.

Causes

Various factors contribute to the development of any condition in an individual. In case of infectious vector borne diseases, being bitten by the vector causes illness. In order to get infected with Lyme disease it is required to be bitten by ticks that carry the infectious bacteria.

  • Being bitten by ticks that carry the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii or Borrelia mayonii.
  • Being close to such an animal that is carrying ticks as well as the Borrelia bacteria.

Risk factors

Some factors decide the severity and susceptibility of a condition affecting a particular individual. In case of Lyme disease, those factors are

  • Being close to deer, horses or cows: if you or your kids go horse riding or encounter and pat stray cows and goats, you might get those black legged ticks.
  • Walking barefoot in the grass: some infected ticks may have fallen in the grass where your children play.
  • Having pets at home and leaving them to wander here and there: if you leave your pets to go for a walk on their own, they might catch those ticks which carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Ticks should be removed from pets every day.

Diagnosis

The doctor shall first investigate the history of your activities in the past week, to know if you could have been bitten by the tick that carries Lyme disease. Antibody test that detects antibodies developed in response to the bacteria can be done. If antibodies are found then a confirmatory test is done. Usually antibiotic medication courses are given to people having Lyme disease.

Complications

If the infection takes long to resolve, and even after the infection has resolved, the following complications may arise and never get relieved, termed as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome

  • Chronic joint pains: the joints are badly affected with Lyme disease, just like in chikungunya.
  • Chronic fatigue: the person may be left with lifelong susceptibility to get fatigued sooner.
  • Arrhythmia: irregular heart beat may be observed (or not observed) even after relief from the actual ongoing infection.

Sometimes, the antibiotic used in a Lyme disease infection can further reduce your white blood cell count and also cause diarrhea. Other organisms may also develop in the body after the antibiotic course. Therefore, herbal management is recommended.

Herbal Remedies for Lyme disease by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda manufactures pure herbal formulations that are used as medications and tonics worldwide. These formulations are carefully sourced from authentic texts on Ayurveda written in ancient India thousands of years ago. The formulations are chemical free and additive free and thus safe for consumption by people of all ages and individual conditions. The products are suitable for people with all dietary preferences and restrictions since these are completely plant-based, halal and completely organic. A combination has been created by experts at Planet Ayurveda for ayurvedic management of Lyme disease infection.

Products List

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Neem Capsules
  3. Bone Support Capsules
  4. Joint Aid Plus
  5. Coral calcium Complex
  6. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Lyme disease

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Product Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

These tablets are made with purified Sulphur which aims at purifying the deepest levels of tissues in the body, thus preventing as well as eliminating the microbial growth in the blood which has been caused by the ticks.

Dosage: 2 tabs thrice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Neem Capsules

Made with the pure standardized extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) in the form of capsules, it is known widely for its beneficial properties on the whole body internally as well as externally. It is also an antimicrobial in nature.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Bone Support

This capsule is an excellent formulation of herbs and mineral compounds such as Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), and Shuddha Laksha (Laccifer lacca) which are all known for their beneficial effect in preventing the inflammation of joints as well as the blood and the lymph.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water meals.

4. Joint Aid Plus

This formulation contains herbs such as Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc. which are known for their healing effect on the skeletal joints especially during an ongoing immune response in the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

5. Coral Calcium Complex

It is an excellent formulation of herbs and minerals such as Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Mukta Pishti (Pearl calcium), Kamdudha Ras (an ayurvedic formulation) and other mineral Pishti (pastes). It is recommended in Lyme disease so that the inflammation and fatigue of the skeletal system can be prevented.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

6. Boswellia + Curcumin

These capsules contain Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (curcuma longa) which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. These capsules shall prevent the inflammation caused by bacterial invasion in the blood vessels supplying the vital organs.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604

Conclusion

The medications described here are natural and herbal, thus generally safe for everyone. However, pregnant women and people with multiple conditions should seek consultation and guidance from the experts before beginning any program or course of medications. Lyme disease will resolve faster and the symptoms would be less severe with this combination of herbal remedies. Usually fatigue, joint aches and malaise stay even after the infectious illnesses have resolved. This is why complete care should be taken to prevent inflammation of the bones and the joints and to purify the blood side by side in cases such as that of Lyme disease infection.

References

  1. https://www.gersonayurveda.com/giam-blog/2019/5/25/the-ayurvedic-approach-to-lyme-diseasepart-2-treatment-by-dr-scott-gerson

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

https://www.planetayurveda.com

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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