Ayurvedic treatment for Filaria-Filariasis-Elephantiasis


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In Ayurveda, various types of treatments are described like daha karma (Cauterization- burning a part of a body or closing it off), paniya kshara (alkalization- balancing the body’s water), and lepam (ointment) of mustard seeds and mustard oil taken orally. Another unique treatment mentioned in surgical management is Siravedhana chikitsa (Venipuncture-therapeutic bloodletting).4, 5

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Fasting /cleansing (langhana) is recommended.
  • Light diet consisting of older jowar, wheat, horse gram, green gram, drum stick, bitter gourd, radish, garlic and older red rice is beneficial.
  • Milk and products, fish, jaggery, sweets and contaminated water must be avoided.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • It is noted that many of these bacterial infections may be prevented with good skin hygiene.1
  • Avoid excessive stress.
  • Elevate and exercise the swollen arm or leg to move the fluid and improve the lymph flow.

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