Ayurvedic Treatment For Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI)


Southern tick associated rash illness is an emerging infection which is related to lyme disease. It occurs in the southeastern and central parts of the United states. This condition is also spread by ticks bite and according to a hypothesis the tick bite transfers bacteria Borrelia lonestari through the bite. But there is no evidence to declare that this condition is caused by the borrelia or there is no evidence that states that borrelia strain as a causative agent. In this article we will discuss mainly about the Southern tick associated rash illness and all the details associated with it.

Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness


During 1980’s, the physicians practicing in the southeastern United states described a new illness which is characterized by the presence of a rash which is typical of erythema migrans and a mild flu like symptoms that was temporally associated with the bite of a lone star tick.over the next 20 years, the illness was given variety of names which includes southern lyme disease and masters disease. But the most widely used name is, southern tick associated with rash illness. At present the disease is considered as the syndrome of unproven cause that is clinically diagnosed on the basis of its characteristic skin rash, mild clinical course and occurrence in the areas where lyme disease is uncommon or not present.

Causative Organisms

Southern tick associated rash illness was presumed to be transferred to humans by lone star tick. But available data do not support this but mentions borrelia lonestari as the causative agent.

Signs and Symptoms

The rash that is associated with Southern tick associated rash illness is circular or elliptical in nature. It is a red coloured rash that typically appears within 7 days of tick bite. In addition symptoms include the following:

  • Fever of high grade
  • Headache, which sometimes is present and sometime its absent
  • Stiffness in neck
  • Joint pain of mild variety
  • Muscle pain

The rash is generally like a bulls eye rash at the site of infection and is called erythema chronicum migrans. Thi si similar to the rash which is found in Lyme disease. Though its symptoms are mild and resemble influenza.

Diagnosis of Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness

For diagnosing this condition there is no serological test that exists. The reason is the unknown etiological agent. Therefore, the diagnosis is generally done on typical rash appearance. The southern tick associated with rash illness is smaller, less variable in shape and has more central clearing.

Treatment of Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness

Generally after the bite from a tick, an individual is kept under observation or is watched closely for at least 30 days. Rest is as following:

A single dose of antibiotic doxycycline is given to the person whose being bit. But the antibiotic dose depends on certain factors like:

  • Person should have the tick attached to his or her body who can spread lyme disease.
  • The tick should be attached to the individual for at least 36 hours.
  • The person should take antibiotics within 72 hours of tick removal.
  • The individual should be 8 years or more in age and should not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  •  In such cases a days to 4 week course of antibiotics is used to treat people who are being diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Common Choice of Antibiotics

Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Cefuroxime and Ceftriaxone. Some painkillers along with muscle relaxants for joint pain and stiffness are also being used.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Lyme disease

Lyme disease, if understood from an Ayurvedic point of view then lyme disease is caused by some angantuja karanas (bacterial factors) which are further responsible for dosha vitiation and this dosha vitiation is responsible for various symptoms that appear. Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia),  haridra (Curcuma longa), Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) and many others which can enhance the body’s immunity to fight bacterial manifestation as well as manage the symptoms very well.

Herbal Formulations by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs which are really effective in managing many conditions related to lower strength of the immune system and disturbances with its working due to bacterial manifestation. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent to manage various conditions arising due to infection causing agents especially conditions like lyme disease and are very fruitful hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Southern tick-associated rash illness are as follows:

  1. Curcumin Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Navkarshik Churna
  4. Dashmoola Capsules
  5. Kaishore Guggul
  6. Aller G Care


Product’s Description

1. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin longa (haridra) is having curcumin which is one of its most effective chemical constituents. Curcumin Capsules are manufactured using this chemical constituent. These capsules potent to prevent or subside any kind of infection. Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful in dealing with the inflammatory condition which are related to almost all the organs of the body. It also has a very good effect as an antioxidant and bears analgesic properties. Curcumin also acts as an immune system mediator and has very fantastic results in almost all the inflammatory conditions.

Dosage: One capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is filled with anti-inflammatory properties as it contains two very effective herbs which are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These both are really good as the best agents for reducing inflammatory conditions. Both of them are helpful in inflammation of the muscles, bones and tendons. They work by improving circulation and also contain analgesic properties that help in treating pain in the affected area.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Navkarshik Churna

The herbal formulation is prepared using triphala (amalaki (Emblica officinalis), vibhitaki, haritaki (Terminalia chebula) along with neem (Azadirachta indica), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and many other herbs. The navkarshik churna is very effective in skin infections or wound infections and also helps in subsiding the suppurative discharge from the infected area.

Dosage: One teaspoon of churna with lukewarm water twice a day after meals.

4. Dashmoola Capsules

Dashmoola capsules is filled with anti-inflammatory properties as it contains effective herbs like Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Arani), Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) etc.. These are really good as the best agents for reducing inflammatory conditions. They are helpful in inflammation of the muscles, bones and tendons. They work by improving circulation and also contain analgesic properties that help in treating pain in the affected area.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

5. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul has many ingredients like amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), black pepper (Piper nigrum) and many others. It is a classical preparation which is being used to remove toxins from the body and also supports healthy blood circulation. The formulation tends to show a rejuvenating effect on the body. This formulation is very popular for its fantastic effects. All over the formulation is very good for its anti-inflammatory properties and also gives very nice results in reducing suppurative inflammation.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

6. Aller G Care

Aller G care capsules are prepared using haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta Indica), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All of these herbs make it a very useful formulation to be used in the management of symptoms in this condition. The capsules are prepared from the standardised extract of these potent herbs and are really effective. 

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.


Southern tick-associated rash illness  is very common in central Texas across southern  states along the Atlantic coast and for treatment people seek help from Ayurveda. Ayurveda has many hidden secrets and is always open to the world for managing and treating various types of disorders. The herbal preparations which are being mentioned above are totally potent in managing conditions like these. As mentioned before these formulations are totally herbal and do not have any adulterants or preservatives. The formulation has really wonderful results and can be used in any age group even in lactating and pregnant women too. In case of any query kindly visit For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id

Ayurvedic Management of Lyme Disease ( infectious bacterial disease )


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.


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.

Lyme disease

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.


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.


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.


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

Lyme disease

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.

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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.