Abstract

Strongyloides infection is an infection caused by intestinal worms. Intestinal worms are one of the main types of intestinal parasites. This is the most common problem which makes abdominal pain and anal discomfort. Mainly children suffer from this disease. These parasites affect the digestion and metabolism of the body. Most common intestinal worms are tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, strongyloides stercoralis, whipworms, pinworms, threadworms etc. These parasites reside in the intestines of the host. The infected organism is called a host and the infective agent is called a parasite. So in this article we will discuss strongyloides infections in detail and its ayurvedic perspective and treatment through herbs and herbal formulations.

Introduction

Strongyloides infection is a worm infection caused by a roundworm named strongyloides stercoralis. It is a parasitic roundworm which causes this disease. The patient often does not show any symptoms or asymptomatic. This infection is commonly found in hot and moist areas or areas associated with agricultural or improper hygiene activity. This condition is generally managed by maintaining proper hygiene. This infection spreads mainly by contaminated soil and water. Children are more prone to this disease because of a lack of knowledge about hygiene. It can affect our digestive system badly on prolonged infection periods and also leads to immunodeficiency.

Ayurvedic aspect on Strongyloides infection?

In Ayurveda, we can correlate this disease with Krimi roga. There are three types of Krimi roga i.e. Purishaj, Kaphaj and Raktaj. For this disease we correlate with Purishaj krimi roga, as it resides in the intestine.

Etiology/Causes

Most common cause of this disease is coming in contact with the contaminated soil. This is all because of poor hygiene. This is most common in the areas of hot climate. The risk factor for this disease includes

  • Living in tropical region
  • Low immunity
  • Poor hygiene

Nidana (Causes) of this purishaj krimi are

  • Excessive intake of acid and salty food items
  • Excessive intake of jaggery and other sweet products
  • Excessive intake of spinach
  • Diet rich in urad and pishtmya

Clinical features/Sign and symptoms

Patient who is suffering from this infection complaints of following symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Itching and burning sensation in anal region
  • Red hives near the anal region
  • Anemia

Lakshan (symptoms) of purishaja krimi

  • Ati Drava malpraviti (water stool)
  • Atisar (diarrhea)
  • Panduta (Anaemia)
  • Dourbalya (weakness)
  • Udar kathorta (abdominal heaviness)
  • Romharsh (horripilation)
  • Kandu (itching)
  • Gudmukham paritudant (worms passed out with stools)

Diagnosis

This disease is diagnosed by following tests

  • Thorough examination
  • CBC
  • Stool test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Blood antigen test
  • Duodenal aspiration

Treatment

There should be conservative management for this disease. There are some drugs which are good in the treatment of this disease such as Ivermectin, Albendazole, Thiabendazole etc. But these have their own side effects.

Ayurvedic treatment for purishaj krimi

The treatment protocol for krimi roga includes extraction, extinction of etiology and avoidance of etiological factors. Along with these procedures we can add herbal products for better results.

Herbal products for Strongyloides infection

Planet Ayurveda is a company which manufactures various herbal products and products are made using the extracts of potential herbs. It is a leading herbal manufacturing company which is internationally certified. This company’s products are free from chemicals and additives. The herbal products for this disease are

  1. Wormistop Capsules
  2. Mahashankh Vati
  3. Sanjivani vati
  4. Digesto Plan Syrup

Products Description

This is a poly herbal remedy. This is used in the treatment of Worm infestations as it includes herbs such as Palaash (Butea monosperma), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Vidang (Piper retrofractum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale). These herbs, especially Vidang and Palaash, are very effective in treating diseases caused by worms. They act as a good detoxifier and balance the all three dosha. It detoxifies all the infested worms inside the body.

 Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Mahashankh Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation used since centuries. It is prepared from herbs such as chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), danti (Baliospermum montanum) etc. These herbs are best for all stomach problems. This formulation helps in relieving the symptoms such as pain in abdomen, flatulence, indigestion, bloating, and heaviness after meal etc. This shows good results in this disease.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water

3. Sanjivani Vati

This is an Ayurvedic classical formulation which is made from herbs like giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Triphala, vidanga (Piper retrofractum), sonth (Zingiber officinale) etc. This formulation is used in balancing Pitta dosha mainly. It gives good results in strongyloides infection. This is the natural source of life and health. It is known as the best Aama (Endotoxins) digestive. It also strengthens the immune system.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Digesto Plan Syrup

This is a poly herbal formulation in syrup form. This is the right plan for food lovers. It is an Ayurvedic remedy to improve digestion naturally because it contains herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), sonth (Zingiber officinale), saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. It helps in gas, bloating, acidity, indigestion, anorexia, worm infestation etc. this syrup helps in stopping the fermentation process in intestines.

 Dosage: 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day after meals

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Conclusion

Thus coming to an end, I just want to say that these above mentioned herbal formulations are safe and very efficacious in treating the patients with strongyloides infection. So just try these herbal formulations without any fear because they are free from any kind of adverse effects on the body. For more queries you can reach us through herbalremedies123@yahoo.com. Thus all the above provided information in true and presented to you in an effective and innovative way. Stay safe and healthy!

References

  1. Sushrut uttartantra 54/17
  2. Charaka vimansthan 7/13
  3. Charaka vimansthan 7/14
Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com