Amoebiasis is a parasitic infection of the large intestine. It is a difficult infection to treat with allopathic drugs, and repeated courses of specific medication are needed. Amoebiasis can affect anyone, however, the disease mostly occurs in young to middle aged adults.
Causes and Symptoms of Amoebiasis
It is characterized by non-specific diarrhea with loose, semi-formed, foul-smelling stools, or dysentery with mucous, traces of blood, and small quantities of stools passed repeatedly. Often there is an ineffectual urge to defecate again and again, with very little stool actually being passed. There is much flatulence, with abdominal cramps. In severe cases, the liver and other organs may get affected, causing specific conditions related to the organ, e.g., hepatitis, cysts, abscess, etc.
How the Amoebiasis spread
Amoebiasis occurs when Entamoeba histolytica parasites are taken in by mouth and the most common way this happens is by person-to-person spread. Amoebiasis can also be spread by:
- Drinking contaminated water .
- Eating contaminated raw vegetables and fruit.
- Unprotected oral-anal sexual contact.
Home remedies for Amoebiasis
1. Bael and Mango Seeds
Remove the kernel from the dried seeds of the bael fruit, and also the mango seed kernel. Take equal quantities of these two kernels. A teaspoonful of each kernel should be ground together. One-fourth of the mixture should be taken with a cup of rice gruel once a day for 3-4 days.
2. Wood Apple (Bael Sharbat)
A once a week intake of ripe bael sharbat keeps the bowels in a healthy condition.
3. Wood Apple
Roast unripe bael fruit on an open fire and remove its pulp. This should be eaten with a little jaggery or sugar-a teaspoonful daily is especially beneficial for blood diarrhea with mucus .
4. Wood Apple Jam
Jam made with the semi-ripe or unripe bael fruit-a teaspoonful on an empty stomach every morning keeps the digestive system healthy.