Herbal Remedies for Giardiasis

Abstract

Giardiasis also is known as Giardia intestinalis or Giardia lamblia is a parasite infection in the small intestine caused by Giardia duodenalis. Giardiasis is one of the most common parasitic infections of the gastrointestinal system. This infection can be present in two of the forms, an inactive form is known as a cyst and an active form called a trophozoite. Signs and symptoms are the results of trophozoite attaching to the small intestine lining through a sucker. Infection cannot be spread by this trophozoite as it cannot survive outside the body for a long time, however, the cyst can survive and spreads the infection to others. In this article, we will be learning about the Giardiasis, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal treatment.

Giardiasis

Introduction

Giardia infection or Giardiasis is a disease of intestines that is manifested by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloating, and nausea. Giardia intestinalis is the cause of the infection. This tiny parasite is found everywhere in the world which has the unhygienic conditions and unclean water to drink. Hence, the parasite enters the human body through water and contaminated food and spread infection. The infected person passes the cyst of the parasite in the feces which contaminates food or water or through direct fecal-oral route infects other persons coming in contact. Recreational sources of water like water parks and swimming pools are also a big source of spreading this infection through contaminated water

Signs and Symptoms:

Signs and symptoms start to develop in the person after 1-3 weeks of being infected. These complaints usually last from two to six weeks of time and some common one is:

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Floating greasy stools
  • Cramps in the stomach or abdomen
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of weight
  • Dehydration
  • Foul-smelling stools

Causes

Giardiasis is spread through the contaminated food and water and fecal-oral route through which parasite or cyst enters the body and causes infection. Cysts have hard coverings around them which allows them to live for a long period outside the body floating on water or lying on food. When you come in contact with this cyst or directly the parasite (less common) than infection occurs. You may come in contact through:

  • Close contact with the infected person.
  • Eating without washing hands after touching contaminated surfaces like washroom handles, toys, changing tables, etc.
  • Drinking untreated contaminated water like from a stream or lake or from unhygienic places
  • While swimming you might swallow the parasite present in contaminated water.
  • Eating raw contaminated food.
  • Visiting areas where the Giardiasis is comm

Diagnosis

Diagnosing Giardiasis is not difficult. It can be tested by giving your stool sample to the lab for checking the presence of a parasite or cyst of Giardiasis in it. For confirming do this for several consecutive days and after having treated also go for the test to confirm that the infection is gone.

Treatment

Some people infected with Giardiasis can be fine without any medications but it is always better to go for medical care in order to prevent any complication or reoccurrence of the condition. Generally, Metronidazole, tinidazole, and nitazoxanide are used to treat giardiasis infection.

Ayurveda can also help in managing this condition that too naturally and without causing any harm to the body. There are certain herbs in the nature that are full of anti-bacterial, anti parasitical, and antiviral properties. Using these herbs you can clear the infection and get back to your healthy life conveniently and naturally.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a promising name in the world of Ayurvedic or herbal pharmaceuticals that offers a wide range of amazing herbal formulations that possess numerous therapeutic properties and are prescribed to patients by MD Ayurveda doctors as per the disease condition. These herbal medicines and supplements are prepared from the best quality of herbs and are devoid of chemicals, fillers, dye, preservatives, and additives which make them more effective and safe for consumption, even in long term. For Giardiasis also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal formulations that helps in treating and managing the condition naturally.

1. Digestion Support

Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cyminum Cuminum), and Dhania (Coriander sativum) are used in the preparation of Digestion support capsules. Regular consumption of these capsules helps in improving digestion and relieves bloating, gas and flatulence.

Dosage : Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Vidangadi lauh

This is a classical Ayurvedic preparation which is used since ancient times to treat various worms infestations. Consumption of this herbo-mineral combination helps in detoxifying the body, eliminating the worm from the body, and maintaining healthy digestion. Vidangadi lauh is prepared from Shuddh parade (Purified mercury), Shudhh Gandhaka ( Purified sulphur), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Clove (Syzigium Aromaticum), Long pepper (Piper longum), Loha bhasma (Iron bhasma), etc.

Dosage : Take 1 tablet thrice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Krimi Mukti Capsule

As the name suggests these capsules help in the elimination of the worms from the body and prevent and treat the infections caused by it. Krimi Mukti capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of Afsanteen (Artemisia absinthium), Palaash (Butea frondosa), Harad (Terminalia chebula), Vidang (Embelia Ribes), and Haridra (Curcuma longa).

Dosage : Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Mahashankh vati

Bloating, gas, flatulence, indigestion, and upset stomach can be treated by very well by Mahashankh vati. These herbal tablets are used for a very long time to treat the issues related to indigestion and are prepared from several herbs like Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica), Saikharika (Achyranthes Aspera), Nimbu (Citrus lemon), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), etc.

Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.

Conclusion

Intestinal infections like Giardiasis can be very well treated and managed by the proper consumption of herbal medicines. These medicines not only treat the infection but also enhance the immunity of a person against certain microbes. Choosing nature above chemicals has always come out to be better in a long run.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.