Ayurvedic Remedies for Klebsiella pneumoniae Infection

Abstract

Klebsiella Pneumonia is a pulmonary condition which is the result of klebsiella  pneumoniae infection. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacteria that is usually found in the gut of humans but if it travels to other organs of the body then produces severe infection and also symptoms associated with the particular system appears. In this article we will particularly discuss klebsiella pneumoniae, how it can cause pneumonia in humans, about the symptoms that will systematically appear and also regarding the management that can be done using various ayurvedic formulations.

Introduction

The bacteria usually lies in your intestine and does not cause any other infection but if it travels to any other part of the body then its treatment is quite tough because it is mostly more resistant to antibiotics than E. coli and hence is of more grave prognostic significance. Diabetes and others that have reduced defenses are particularly vulnerable. This bacteria is capable of penetrating the human gut wall and can travel to distinct organs and thus is responsible for causing infections.

As mentioned above, K. Pneumoniae is a well known cause for pneumonia and particularly causes lobar pneumonia. The disease tends to occur in fifth to seventh decades of life and is particularly apt to develop in debilitated individuals. Apparently the bacteria invades the lungs by aspiration of bacteria laden saliva. Klebsiella was named after the german microbiologist Edwin klebs.

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Klebsiella pneumoniae description

Among the various klebsiella bacilli, k.pneumoniae (Friedlander’s bacillus) is the most important pathogen for man, causing principally lobar pneumonia. It too is a gram negative coliform bacillus that is normal inhabitant of the mouth and gut. It just looks like Enterobacter aerogenes and has many stains. It is elaborated  as bacteria having a large polysaccharide mucoid capsule which often imparts a slimy character to the suppurative exudate it evokes. The heavy mucoid capsule is an effective defense against phagocytosis and contributes to the virulence of this organism. This organism is best known to cause respiratory pathology but can also cause urinary tract infections too. It is attributable to uncommonly, suppuration in the sinuses, middle ears, mastoids and meninges.

Modes of transmission ?

  1. In hospitals it can transfer from person to person.
  2. Unhygienic environment can also be the reason of its transmission.

This bacteria can not spread through air so it needs a mode of transmission. Mode of transmission may include transmission through blood, IV catheters or wounds. Also the patients that are having low immunity are more at risk of getting infected and thus developing pneumonia.

Histology in lobar pneumonia caused by K. pneumoniae

The lobar pneumonia is marked by acute inflammatory exudation in the lung that is responsible for extremely sudden onset of respiratory symptoms. Wide spread consolidation of the lung parenchyma ensures within the first few days, which may be limited to a portion of a lobe but more often affects the whole lobe or multiple lobes. The affected regions are solidly filled with exudate, and the lung has the solidified ‘plaster cast’ appearance similar to that seen in pneumococcal pneumonia. The pleural surfaces are consistently covered with fibrinosuppurative exudate. One of the key characteristic features of klebsiella pneumoniae is production of numerous small focal abscesses. .

Pneumonic consolidations are characterized by filling the alveoli with a mucoid suppurative exudate heavily laden with a large number of encapsulated bacilli.

Symptoms

Pulmonary conditions are having a tendency to begin with the onset of chills, fever, pleuritic pain, cough and the expectoration of a copious amount of at first sanguineous, then frankly sanguinopurulent, mucoid sputum. When the consolidation is widespread, shortness of breath, dyspnea and cyanosis may become evident within the first 48hours of disease.

  • Patients classically have difficulty raising the thick, tenacious sputum.
  • The patient might suffer from septicemia as well, which is evident by chills, fever, malaise and prostration.
  • Most of the time the condition is fatal.

Diagnosis

  • Sputum examination is loaded with encapsulated bacilli of the morphologic form.
  • Chest x-ray shows abscess which later on turn into scars. If a widespread appearance of exudate is present then it will definitely leave dense, fibrous pleural adhesions and permanently solidified parenchyma as sequelae.

Treatment

In modern times the generally prescribed medications are antibiotics and many research materials have shown phage therapies as its treatment.

Ayurvedic aspect

The first and the foremost cause for the development of this condition is dhatu kshaya that ultimately leads to the weakening of body defenses. So this condition can be understood as the dhatu kshaya janya agantuja jwar. Reason to compare it with so complexity is due to the involvement of klebsiella bacteria (agantuja factor) and klebsiella affecting the body due to low immunity (dhatu kshaya causing least vayadhi kshmatva). The symptoms particularly present in this condition are fever that too with chills, bodyache, uneasiness, distaste in mouth, anorexia and excessive thrust. The agantuja factor involved in this condition primarily affects lungs (the fufusa) and then onset of fever takes place.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Herbal Remedies

Klebsiella pneumoniae alternate treatment

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal firm that deals in the manufacturing and distribution of totally herbal products. These range of products are very much capable of managing many conditions. The products that can be used for the management of klebsiella pneumonia are

  1. Curcumin capsules
  2. Vasaka capsules
  3. Indian Echinacea
  4. Immune booster
  5. Praan Rakshak churna

1. Curcumin capsules

Curcumin capsules are manufactured using standardized extract of  haridra (Curcuma longa). This herb is very much potent in fighting infections and also increases the immunity of the body. It reduces symptoms like pain and shortness of breath by reducing the inflammation in the lung lobules. It also has antioxidant properties thus protects lungs from free radical damage.

Dose: Two capsules twice a day after meals.

2. Vasaka capsules

Adhatoda vasica (vasaka) behaves as antitussive in this case and works as an expectorant. This herb has excellent antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and thus works effectively in reducing inflammation. It also helps in protecting lung parenchyma and reduces damage caused by klebsiella

Dose: Two capsules twice a day after meals.

3. Indian Echinacea

This formulation is prepared using Indian echinacea is called as kalmegh in ayurveda. It is having impressive properties that are of great use in this condition. It helps in reducing pyrexia and inflammation such as in bacterial pneumonia. It tends to show excellent anti viral properties along with that it acts as an immunomodulator.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

4. Immune booster

This formulation is especially formulated to manage a healthy defense mechanism in the body so as to protect the various systems including respiratory system from harmful effects of klebsiella like bacterias. This formulation has Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), cow colostrum and grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) as its constituents.

Dose: One capsule twice a day after meals.

5. Praan Rakshak churna

Praan rakshak churna as the name suggests is formulated exclusively for the management of respiratory symptoms like expectoration, cough, breathlessness and many more. It also helps in healing the inflammation in the respiratory tract.

Dose: One tsp twice a day after meals.

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Conclusion

Klebsiella pneumonia is a fatal condition and must be diagnosed correctly when a patient represents with the symptoms. Delayed diagnosis can affect patients’ lungs really bad and the condition can become serious. The medications offered by planet ayurveda for the management of this condition are totally herbal and do not cause any side effects. These Medications are safe to be used for a long time and are effective in boosting your immunity as well.

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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.