Amoebiasis is a parasitic disease caused by an amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica . This parasitic disease is rife with cosmopolitan choice and is endemic (throughout the year) in hot and humid. In other regions, it may be in the form of small outbreaks or isolated cases. Amoebiasis is one of the diseases known as the faeces.
Signs & Symptoms:
diarrhea with blood or mucus.
Amoebiasis occurs due to infection by the microorganism, entamoeba histolytica. This is a type of amoeba or single cell parasite which spreads through contaminated food and water. It occurs commonly in underdeveloped regions of the world where there is poor sanitation.
Amoebiasis, being a contagious condition, spreads when contaminated food and water is consumed. The organisms pass through the fecal matter of infected individuals. This fecal matter can then contaminate food and water and lead to further spread of the disease. Areas with poor sanitation of drinking water and regions where feces are used as fertilizer are most prone to the spread of amoebiasis.
Individuals with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of amoebiasis. Conditions such as cancer, malnutrition and old age can contribute to suppressed immunity. Individuals with AIDS and pregnant women may also be at risk for amoebiasis.
How To Cure:
The bark and roots of the kutja plant (called Kurchi) have been praised in Ayurveda for their action in dysentery and diarrhoea; this remedy also helps to reduce the bleeding associated with amoebiasis. Preparing the remedy at home can be quite cumbersome and it is best to take the kutja tablets that are commercially available.
Neem or margosa leaves have an antibiotic activity and this proves effective against the amoebiasis parasite. Make a powder out of dried neem leaves, add in an equal quantity of turmeric powder and make a paste with mustard oil. Apply this paste over the stomach region to help reduce the intestinal inflammation and painful cramps. Read more about the health benefits of neem
- Black tea
Drink a little black tea without sugar every day; this will help in clearing out the parasites from the intestine. It also helps to get rid of the toxic waste generated by the parasites within the intestine. (Read more about the health benefits of drinking tea)