“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet” it’s a very beautiful line which is applicable to almost all the animals which are domestic or can be kept at home. We all know that animals are adorable and they are born as who they are and we have to accept it. They live with greater peace than people do. Most of the animal lovers understand this thing but there is one more truth that diseases, bacterias and viruses do not spare animals also and these diseases, bacterias and viruses can spread from host animals to the humans too. This article is all about one such disease and its name is leptospirosis. The details of this condition along with symptoms, diagnosis and at last its Ayurvedic management is also mentioned.
Leptospirosis is a disease which is caused by the bacteria leptospira. Leptospira is a flexible, spiral shaped, gram negative spirochete with internal flagella. It enters the host’s body through mucous or through broken skin and thus results in bacteremia. Its spirochetes can affect multiple organs and the most common target is the central nervous system, kidneys and liver. The infective bacteria are then shed from kidneys in the form of urine and through the fecal matter or urine the infection can spread to humans as well.
Causes of Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis as mentioned before is a condition which has its impact on humans and animals both. But here in this article we will discuss the causes that cause this infection in humans. The causes are following:
Coming in contact with the urine of infected animals. The urine gets mixed with soil and water and this can survive in soil for months or much longer. Now, they get infected when they come in contact with such soil through skin cracks or through mucous membranes of eyes, mouth or nose.
Symptoms of Leptospirosis
Humans have following Symptoms of Leptospirosis:
- Headache which can be mild to severe
- Vomiting or sensation to vomit
- Skin rashes with fever
- Fever with chills
- Jaundice can also be there as a symptom
- Diarrhea of varying frequency
- Pain in muscles
Explaining Symptoms, it’s Important to Discuss two Phases of Leptospirosis.
This phase is less severe and has symptoms like vomiting, fever, chills and muscle aches.
This phase is severe and patients can have symptoms like liver failure, kidney failure, meningitis that is inflammation of layers of brain and spinal cord.
Diagnosis of Leptospirosis
When a patient visits the physician with a lot of complaints like mentioned above then there are many conditions that struck the mind. Actually leptospirosis is quite similar to many infectious and viral conditions like influenza, malaria, dengue and others. So it is really important to rule out the condition. Usually an antigen detection test is done with help of ELISA and this test has proven helpful in diagnosing the condition. Molecular tests are PCR, which is a polymerase chain reaction test for diagnosing this condition.
Treatment in Allopathy Medicine
The treatment of leptospirosis depends on the administration of antibiotics. Antibiotics can be given orally and through intravenous routes.
Herbal Formulations For Leptospirosis in Humans By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic company which deals with the manufacturing and preparation of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs and their extracts which are really effective in managing many conditions like leptospirosis. The formulations or products prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent in supporting the recovery of the body from this infection and hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of leptospirosis are as follows:
- Liver Detox
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Mahashankh Vati
- Mutrakrichantak Churna
- Yakrit plihantak Churna
1. Liver Detox Formula
Liver detox formula has herbs like Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Kasni (Cichorium intybus) and many others. The liver detox formula helps in clearing the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and also helps in enhancing the liver enzymes secretion. It also helps in balancing the pitta dosha thus leading to proper digestion and no accumulation of endotoxins. It is a very effective formulation which helps in treating various ailments. Liver detox formula has herbs like kalmegh that have liver protective effect too and also help in liver cell regeneration. In this condition liver detox works by protecting and detoxifying the liver.
Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) alone. Ashwagandha also helps in improving the body’s ability to maintain the physical effort of the body thus decreasing the weakness and muscle pain in this condition. The herb is very well used for managing fatigue, weakness in muscles, body pain and strengthens all over the body. These capsules help in building stamina, enhance your resistance to stress and promote general well-being. In leptospirosis it also acts for reducing the headache and is really helpful.
Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water
3. Mahashankh Vati
Mahashankh vati is the best classical formula which helps in the improvement of digestion and also effectively relieves symptoms like bloating and indigestion. This formulation is also mentioned in classics and contains pippali (piper longum), chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), danti (Baliospermum montanum) and many more. The formulation helps in naturally dealing with indigestion, loss of appetite, hyper acidity along with gas and other digestion related problems. In leptospirosis mahashankh vati helps relieve the sharp spasm which are common while passing stool or due to diarrhea. It also helps in protecting the gastrointestinal mucosa as well. The tablet is having an appetizing effect and digestive effect as well.
Dosage: One tablet twice daily 10 min before meals with lukewarm water.
4. Mutrakrichantak Churna
Mutrakrichantak churna is a classical herbal formulation that has ingredients like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and varuna (Crataeva nurvala). They help in reducing inflammation and prevent infections. The impact of leptospira on the functioning of kidneys is in a negative order and it hampers their functioning and filtration rate of fluids. But with these formulations the damage to kidneys can be prevented as well as reversed. The formulation is really good and gives very effective results especially when it comes to protection of kidney parenchyma.
Dosage: Half tsp twice after meals. Mix it in 100ml of water and boil it till it reduces to half. Filter the content and drink after cooling down a bit.
5. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
The ingredients of this formulations include Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Makoy (Solanum indicum) Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) Kaasni (Cichorium intybus) and Bhringraj (Eclipta alba). All over the formulation is exclusively given for maintaining and supporting liver health. This patient’s liver is at risk due to infection and digestion is also hampered so yakrit plihantak churna helps in both situations. It eliminates the toxins from the body and has a pitta balancing effect. The herbs in this formulation have their effect on kapha and vata dosha also.it also helps in detoxification of rakta or blood.
Dosage: Half tsp twice daily after meals with lukewarm water
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Leptospirosis is a condition which is very common in people who are spending the maximum of their time with animals. Animals are the main carrier of this bacterial agent and may not have any symptoms for a very long duration but still can spread it to humans. So taking care of all these things it is very important that whosoever are working with animals, or have pets at home take care of yourself as well as of your pets because we know you love them but still taking care of your health is also a priority. In case of any query kindly visit WWW.planetayurveda.com