How to Prevent and Manage E.Coli Infections with Ayurveda!

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E.coli stands for Escherichia coli, a bacteria which lives in the intestine of human beings and animals. Some strains of E.coli causes various infections like stomach upset, urinary tract infection, etc.

Causes of E.coli

  • Consumption of contaminated food and water.
  • Eating uncooked or improperly cooked meat.
  • Drinking unpasteurised milk.
  • Not washing hands properly after using rest room.
  • Swimming in pools with contaminated water.
  • Infected pets can spread infection to you.
  • Decreased immune level will make your more susceptible.

 

Symptoms of E.coli

  • Indigestion.
  • Watery or bloody diarrhoea.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Delay in treatment may lead to kidney failure and death.

 

Management of E.coli

  • Include sufficient amount of fluids like gruel, soups, buttermilk and pomegranate juice.
  • Drink sufficient warm water or boiled and cooled water.
  • Boil Musta, jeera, Coriander seeds and shunti in water and keep on drinking few sips every hour to prevent dehydration and abdominal cramps ( Shunti should be avoided in bloody diarrhoea).
  • Eat soft, light and easily digestible foods.
  • Avoid milk and its products, alcohol and aerated beverages.
  • Take proper bed rest.
  • Avoid taking antibiotics and antidiarrhoeal medicines.

 

Ayurvedic Management of E.coli

The following ayurvedic medicines are beneficial:

Dadimashtaka churna.

Musta.

Bilwa.

Kutaja.

Dhanvantara vati can be taken to reduce abdominal cramps

 

Prevention of E.coli

  • Wash your hands well after using the rest room and after coming home from public places.
  • Avoid eating roadside food and drinks.
  • Cook your food properly.
  • Use pasteurised milk.
  • Drink filtered or boiled and cooled water.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables well.

 

Additional Reading:

E.Coli Poisoning 

E.coli Infection – An Overview

To get more information and to buy ayurvedic products for managing symptoms of E.coli infection, please click the links below:

Kutaja

Dhanvantara vati

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