Dysentery is a painful intestinal infection caused by bacteria and parasites. This disease is more common in hot countries and in tropical climates. A single-celled microscopic parasite known as the Entamoeba histolytica causes amoebic dysentery. This parasite lives in the large intestine for long periods and often causes no symptoms.
Bacillary dysentery is caused by invasive bacteria which penetrate the lining of the intestine and cause swelling and severe diarrhea. Both infections are caused by ingesting feces that contain somebody’s excreted parasites through contaminated food and water.
The disease can also be spread by having sexual contact with the anus of an infected person or by oral contact with objects that were inserted in the infected anus. The main symptoms are acute diarrhea in which there is blood, pus and mucous, fever, chills, headaches, cramps and bloating and unbearable abdominal pain.
Various Home Remedies For Dysentery
Severe diarrhea can lead to dehydration if the amount of fluid lost in the stool is not replaced instantly. Churn some homemade curd till the butter separates from the whey. Skim the butter and use the remaining liquid for drinking. If the buttermilk is thick, then add some water to thin it.Drink one glass of buttermilk after every two hour interval. The live culture found in buttermilk will inundate the colon with healthy flora which will kill the parasites quickly.
When one is under the grip of dysentery, there is uncommon weakness and fatigue. The body is unable to digest almost nothing. In such an instance, coconut water is very helpful.It not only eradicates the infection but also replenishes the body’s reserve of energy and keeps one strong and healthy. Drink three or four glasses of coconut water everyday to prevent dehydration and weakness.
Bottle Gourd Juice
Bottle gourd juice is very good for the stomach and the entire digestive tract. It restores the body’s energy, removes fatigue and prevents dehydration. It also alleviates the inflammation and calms the inflamed lining of the colon.It uproots the parasite and the bacteria and expels them out of the system. Grate one bottle gourd and squeeze the mass to extract the juice. Drink one glass of this juice, twice daily.
Cumin seeds have invaluable healing and curative powers which are very beneficial in curing a wide range of diseases and ailments. Chew one teaspoon of cumin seeds, to stop the loose motions instantly. Chew the seeds slowly and masticate them well before swallowing.As soon as the seeds are ingested, they will stop the diarrhea and provide relief in the abdominal pain. To get rid of the infection completely, chew two teaspoons of cumin seeds, twice daily.
Mint is very cool and has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Grind a few fresh Mint leaves into a fine paste.Mix one teaspoon of Mint paste into a glass of buttermilk, add some kala namak and drink three to four glasses of it daily. Mint will cool the upset stomach, provide relief in the pain and will also get rid of the infection quickly.