How to Prevent and Treat Meningitis with Ayurveda!

Meningitis is an inflammatory condition of meninges. Meninges is a membrane which covers and protects your brain and spinal cord.

Causes of Meningitis

  • Bacteria (streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, etc) virus (Herpes or enteroviruses) and fungus are the causative organisms.
  • Weak immune power.
  • Incomplete vaccination.
  • Certain tumors, chemicals and medications.

Symptoms of Meningitis

  • High fever.
  • Severe and unusual headache.
  • Neck stiffness.
  • Loss of appetite and vomiting.
  • Sleepiness.
  • Convulsions.
  • Confusion.
  • Intolerance to light.
  • It may lead to complications like brain damage, deafness and death.

Management of Meningitis

  • Administration of antibiotics/ antiviral medicines. You may require diuretics and anticonvulsants.
  • You may require IV fluids and oxygenation.
  • If the temperature is too high, you can do cold compress.
  • Complete rest.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Meningitis

The following Ayurvedic medicines are supportive in the treatment of Meningitis:

You can take tulsi extract with honey twice a day.

Prevention of Meningitis

  • Lead a healthy lifestyle by eating fresh fruits, greens and vegetables to improve your immunity.
  • Avoid drinking unpasteurised milk.
  • Cook your vegetables and meat well.
  • Drink purified water.
  • Wash your hands well before eating.
  • Avoid sharing others’ spoon, utensils, toothbrush, etc.

Additional Reading

Meningitis – An Overview

Boost Your Immunity with Chyawanprash

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