What Causes Amoebiasis and How to Manage It Effectively!

Amoebiasis is an infection of your intestine caused due to protozoa, Entamoeba histolytica.

Causes of Amoebiasis

  • Consumption of contaminated food and water by stools.
  • It can spread from infected person to you due to lack of personal hygiene.
  • Weak immune power.

Symptoms of Amoebiasis

  • Loose stools associated with blood and mucus.
  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Fever.
  • Vomiting.
  • Flatulence.
  • Weakness.
  • Gurgling sounds in the abdomen.
  • In severe condition, it can spread to liver, lungs, etc causing abscess, ulcer/ perforation of intestine and peritonitis.

Management of Amoebiasis

  • Drink pomegranate juice and eat bael fruit pulp with honey.
  • Sometimes you may need to undergo drainage for the abscess.
  • Eat light and easily digestible food like gruel, soup, softly cooked rice, black tea and well churned, freshly prepared buttermilk with curry leaves.
  • Make sure to include cumin, turmeric, garlic and ginger in your cooking.
  • Ayurvedic medicines like kutaja, bilva, musta, usheera, guduchi, Kutajarishta, mustarista, dadimashtaka churna, grahanyataka vati are beneficial.
  • Boil few neem leaves, guava leaves, ginger powder drinking water. Take few sips every hour.
  • In liver abscess, Triphala, Arogyavardhini vati, Krimighna vati, Aragvadha are useful.

You may need hospitalisation if you have a severe infection for administration of antibiotics or IV fluids.

Prevention of Amoebiasis

  • Drink only boiled water or filtered water.
  • Wash the vegetables and fruits well before consuming.
  • Wash your hands well with soap/ sanitizer well after visiting rest room.
  • Avoid eating street foods.

Additional Reading:

How to Effectively Treat Stomach Flu the Ayurvedic Way

Is Diarrhoea Draining Your Energy? Control it Naturally

Amoebiasis – An Overview

All Natural Products For Better Digestion

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