Category: आयुर्वेदिक चिकित्सा

Treatment of Cabbage Worm Through Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Cabbage is the most commonly used vegetable in both forms: raw and cooked. One must clean it thoroughly before cooking and be sure that it’s devoid of any larvae or eggs over it. Consuming raw cabbage could lead to consequences such as worm infestations. Let us understand the consequences of cabbage worm, the disease caused by it and the herbal treatment for the same.

INTRODUCTION

The infections caused due to Helminthes are still a common infirmity in the tropics, developing and underdeveloped countries. This condition is more prevalent in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is believed that up to 25% of people are affected.

Cysticercosis is considered a zoonotic disease that infects the animals and humans, which is transferred from the larval stage of Taenia solium (Tapeworm). The insect in cabbage is called tapeworm, also called as cabbage worm by farmers. Cabbage worm is the worm whose larvae fodder on cabbages. It is a parasitic infestation caused by the ingestion of Tapeworm eggs –Taenia solium. Human tapeworm infestation called as taeniasis, occurs after ingesting raw or undercooked food and Cysticercosis occurs after the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs.

WHAT IS CYSTICERCOSIS

Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic infestation caused due to the ingestion of the eggs of the tapeworm. The symptoms of this infestation are initiated by the development of characteristic cysts called cysticerci which most of the time affect the central nervous system (CNS), Neurocysticercosis, skeletal muscle, eyes, and skin. Many people with Cysticercosis never experience any symptoms at all, they stay asymptomatic.

Signs of Cysticercosis

CAUSES OF CYSTICERCOSIS

Cysticercosis is caused by dissipation in humans of the larval form of the tapeworm, and it then forms cysts in various organs. When the eggs of tapeworm are ingested by humans, the tapeworm eggs hatch and the embryos penetrate into the intestinal wall and reach the bloodstream. Then this will lead to the accumulation of these toxic substances and responsible for the formation of cysts in different body tissues and produces symptoms, which varies depending on the location where cysts are present and on the number of cysts.

SPREAD OF CYSTICERCOSIS

  • Human Cysticercosis, develops after humans ingest tapeworm eggs. The eggs mostly spread through food, water or surfaces contaminated with infected feces.
  • Many times, the eggs may spread from the hands of infected food handlers who do not wash or clean their hands.
  • It may even spread through fruits and vegetables which are fertilized/irrigated with water carrying infected human feces.
  • The source of oral-fecal transmission most often occurs from other infected individuals.

INCUBATION PERIOD

  • It is mostly about 6-8 weeks.
  • But some people infested with worm may remain asymptomatic.

IS IT CONTAGIOUS?

Cysticercosis is not contagious, but people who carry the intestinal tapeworm shed the tapeworm eggs in their feces, and if they practice poor hygiene, they can infect others or themselves if the eggs are ingested.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The symptoms depend upon the location of the cysticerci and the numbers of cysticerci. The majority of patients with Cysticercosis who come to doctors have central nervous system (CNS) involvement called Neurocysticercosis or NCC.

Symptoms of Neurocysticercosis Include the Following

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion and perplexity
  • Difficulty or issue with body balance
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Seizure s, often the presenting symptom and it occurs in about 70% of people with NCC.
  • The involvement of any other body tissues causes skeletal muscle swelling, subcutaneous cysts.
  • Vision changes from cysts infecting and then affecting the eyes.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood investigation
  • CT or MRI brain
  • Stool Examination

COMPLICATIONS OF CYSTICERCOSIS

  • Seizures due to the involvement of CNS.
  • Stroke due to the involvement of CNS and Circulatory system.
  • Vision changes if eyes are affected.
  • Cognitive problems.
  • If untreated for a long time it may lead to death.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CYSTICERCOSIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for the effective management of Cysticercosis. The medicines prepared are by use of the best quality herbs and in compliance with the very principles of Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda offers Herbal Medicines such as Brahmi Capsules, Kaishore Guggul, Gotu Kola Capsules, Krimi Kuthara Ras. These herbal remedies are safe to use and without any side effects.

Treatment of Cysticercosis With Ayurveda

Herbal Remedies for Cysticercosis

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Gotu Kola Capsules
  4. Krimi Kuthara Ras

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. BRAHMI CAPSULE

Planet Ayurveda offers Brahmi capsules to be used in the Treatment of Cysticercosis. It’s a purely herbal product containing Bacopa monnieri extract. It acts as the best nervine and generalized tonic. As the symptoms are related to CNS this will help in alleviating the condition. It nourishes the neurons which in turn helps in strengthening the nerve and its supply.

DOSAGE:  1 capsule twice daily, after meals.

2. KAISHORE GUGGUL

Kaishore Guggul is a natural blood cleanser and as the infestation gets into the blood it becomes necessary to detoxify and purify the blood. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps in restoring normal gastric functions that are disturbed after infestation.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

3. GOTU KOLA CAPSULE

Gotu Kola capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is an effective remedy to tackle the condition of Cysticercosis. It stimulates the nervous system to maintain the level of hormones and thus helping the patient to get relieved of symptoms. It helps in strengthening the nervous system thus helping the patient in Cysticercosis.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice a day, after meals.

4. KRIMI KUTHAR RAS

Krimi Kuthar Ras is an Ayurvedic formulation, best used in the Treatment of Worm Infestations. This medicine is a mixture of Ayurvedic herbs and minerals. This formulation restricts and also perish the flora of parasites.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets twice daily after meals

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How Can MVP With Atrial Fibrillation Be Treated With Ayurveda?

Introduction

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is a condition in which two flaps of mitral valve do not close smoothly or evenly, but instead there is bulge in left atrium. Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is also known as click murmur syndrome, Barlow’s syndrome or floppy valve syndrome. The mitral valve is located between left atrium and left ventricle and is composed of two flaps. In normal condition these two flaps are held tightly closed during left ventricular contraction (systole) by chordae tendinaeae (small tendons called cords that connect flaps to the muscles of heart ).

MVP with Atrial fibrillation

In the mitral valve prolapse, the flaps enlarge and stretch inward towards the left atrium. Sometimes snapping during systole may allow some backflow of blood into left atrium. The stretching and enlargement of left atrium of heart can leads to atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can increase your risk of heart strokes, heart failure and other heart related complications.

Causes and Symptoms

CAUSES

The exact cause of MVP is not known but heredity plays an important role. Primary and secondary mitral valve prolapsed are described below

  • Primary Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) It is characterized by thickening of one or both valve flaps. There is scarring of flap surface, thinning and lengthening of chordae tendinaeae, and fibrin deposits on flaps. The primary form of mitral valve prolapsed is seen in people with Marfan’s syndrome or other connective tissue disorders, but is most common in people with no heart disease.
  • Secondary Valve Prolapse This is not due to thickening of valve instead of that there are ischemic changes. In this prolapse there is ischemic damage ( caused by decreased blood flow due to coronary artery disease ) to the papillary muscles attached to the chordae tendinaeae or to the functional changes in the myocardium. It may results from damage of valvular structures during acute myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Atrial fibrillation is mainly caused by MVP. There are other causes too which can cause Atrial Fibrillation

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Heart Attack
  3. Coronary Heart Disease
  4. Viral Infections
  5. Previous Heart Surgery
  6. Excessive Intake of Stimulants Such As Alcohol, Caffeine
  7. Sleep Apnea

Causes According To Ayurveda

  1. Physical Exertion
  2. Drastic And Excessive Purgation
  3. Anxiety
  4. Fear
  5. Terror

Faulty Management Of Disorder

  1. Suppression of Ama and Vomiting
  2. Injury

Symptoms

MVP may remain asymptomatic in few people. Each individual may experience symptoms differently. Here are most common symptoms

1. Palpitations This is most common complaint among people with MVP (Mitral Valve Proplapse). These palpitations are usually associated with premature ventricular contractions (the ventricle beats faster than it should). Some patients may experience palpitations without dysrhythmias.


2. Chest Pain This associated with MVP is different from chest pain associated with coronary artery disease and is a frequent complaint. Chest pain is not like angina pain but can be recurrent.

Other Symptoms

  1. Shortness of Breath
  2. Reduce Ability To Exercise
  3. Weakness
  4. Dizziness
  5. Fatigue

Sypmtoms According To Ayurveda Abnormal Complexion

Classical Reference Charak Chikitsa Sathan

(Ref. Charak Chikitsa Sathan)
  • Fever Due To Inflammatory Heart Disease
  • Fainting
  • Breathlessness
  • Anorexia
  • Thirst
  • Chest Pain
  • Giddiness

Complications

Following Complications May Occur In People

  1. Heart Strokes
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Heart Arrhythmias
  4. Hypertension

Diagnosis

People with Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) have no symptoms. Detection of click or murmur may be diagnosed during routine checkup. It can be detected by listening with a stethoscope, revealing a click or murmur. Basically murmur occurs due to leaking back of small amount of blood in left atrium. In addition to complete medical history and physical examinations, mitral valve prolapse can be diagnosed with following diagnostic criteria

  1. ECG (Electro Cardio Gram) A test that records electrical activity of heart , shows abnormal rhythms and can sometime detect heart muscle damage.
  2. ECHO (Echo Cardio Gram) A non invasive test that uses sound waves to evaluate heart’s chamber and valves. These echo sound waves create an image on the monitor as an ultrasound inducer is passed over heart. It is most important diagnostic test for MVP.
  3. CT scan (Computerized Tomography) In this method patient lies on a table inside a machine which contains x-ray tube which helps to obtain images of heart.
  4. Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) In this test magnetic field produces the images of heart structures.

In rare conditions where symptoms are more severe additional diagnostic procedure may be performed. They include

  1. Stress Test (also called treadmill test) a test is performed while a patient walks on treadmill that is monitored.
  2. Cardiac Catheterization In this test a contrast agent is inserted into an artery to locate any narrowing or other abnormalities of arteries.

Risk Factors

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) can occur at any age .But serious symptoms tend to occur more often in men older than 50. Mitral Valve Prolapse can run into families and may be linked to several other conditions such as

  1. Marfan Syndrome
  2. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  3. Ebstein’s Anomaly
  4. Muscular Dystrophy
  5. Grave’s Disease
  6. Scoliosis

Ayurveda Treatment of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

According to Ayurveda, heart takes higher position not only by its anatomical and physiological value but also by its mental and spiritual value. In Ayurveda heart is place of vyan vayu, avlam bak kapha and mana.The herbal products provided for the treatment of Abnormal Heart Rhythm are

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1. Total Heart Support

Total heart support helps in improving heart functioning. It is a cardiac tonic due to the presence of Shankhpushpi in it. It helps in relieving stress, blood pressure, anxiety and other heart ailments.

Dosage 2 capsules twice daily with plain water

2. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules is wonderful remedy for heart disease. It helps to treat blood pressure, high triglycerides and high cholesterol.

Dosage 2 capsules twice daily with plain water

3. Arjun Tea

Arjun tea helps in strengthening of heart muscles. By drinking arjuna tea one can get rid of angina and cardiomyopathy.

Dosage 2 cups twice daily

Prevention

There are many things which can you do to reduce your chances of getting heart disease.

  1. Stay at a healthy weight
  2. Eat A Healthy Diet Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains.
  3. Get Regular Exercise Exercise has many benefits including strengthening your heart and improving your blood circulation. It can also maintain weight and lowers level of cholesterol.
  4. Quit Smoking Cigarette smoking raises your blood pressure and put you at a high risk for heart attack and stroke.
  5. Limit Alcohol Drinking too much alcohol causes rise in blood pressure. It can also leads to extra calories which cause weight gain.
  6. Manage Stress Stress is linked to heart in many ways. It raises your blood pressure and can also cause heart attack.
  7. Diabetes Having diabetes doubles your risk of having heart disease. This is because over time high level of glucose leads to damage of blood vessels. So it is important to keep a check on your glucose level.