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Preventing Monsoon Diseases

Monsoons are what everyone waits for, at the end of the summer season. The first few showers seem like a blessing in disguise as at this point. People have had enough of the scorching heat and debilitating humidity. Forget people, even animals seem to stare at the skies, waiting for the clouds to gather and pour torrents and gushes of water droplets from above. However, all things in the universe come with their advantages and disadvantages. The monsoon, along with the refreshing showers and cool climate, brings with it all sorts of diseases that spread pretty quickly because of all the moisture in the air.

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Ayurveda has treatment for monsoon diseases

First showers of monsoon are heartily welcomed by everyone after experiencing the scorching heat of summer. But monsoons reduce the immunity of our body and make us susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with this season. The diseases associated with monsoon are malaria, jaundice, gastro intestinal infections like typhoid and cholera. Apart from these, viral infections like cold and cough also make their presence felt.

Puddles of water formed due to rain become breeding grounds for mosquitoes which spread diseases like malaria and dengue fever. As a precautionary measure against mosquito bite borne diseases one can use mosquito net around the bed which is better choice to mosquito repellants like mats and coils. A mosquito repellant cream is the best choice when you are away from home. Fumigating the house with smoke of dried neem leaves in evenings for 1-2 minutes is an excellent ayurvedic method to keep mosquitoes away.

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Ayurveda is a science of life, which has always laid more stress on preventive rather than curative measures. People now have switched to Ayurvedic treatment for monsoon diseases. Pollution of drinking water during monsoon is very common. It is very necessary to drink clean and pure water when water borne monsoon diseases like diarrhea and gastro intestinal infections threaten us. Drinking boiled water at home is strongly recommended to tap water. Prefer mineral water of government certified companies when you are away from home.

Walking in dirty water during rainy season leads to numerous fungal infections which affect toes and nails. Always keep your feet dry and clean. Avoid walking in dirty water. Keep your shoes, socks and raincoats dry and clean. Drying clothes with fumes of loban and dry neem leaves is recommended in ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic treatment for monsoon diseases are easy and handy to do at home with absolutely no efforts, going to the doctor is no more a pain because of Ayurveda. An Ayurvedic treatment for monsoon diseases does not take many efforts because the ingredients required are easily available at everyone’s home
Ayurvedic treatment for Monsoon diseases

  • Apply castor oil or seasame oil for cracked feet and skin.
  • A freshly prepared paste of turmeric, neem and sesame seeds is recommended in ayurveda for fungal infection between toes.
  • Drink a glass of warm water mixed with a tea spoon of honey in empty stomach. This flushes out accumulated toxins.
  • Freshly prepared radish juice is the best remedy for cold.
  • A pinch each of long pepper powder and rock salt mixed in warm water reduces cough

Ayurvedic treatment for monsoon diseases are very easy and can help you stay fit this monsoon. Stay fit and healthy this monsoon and get treated with Ayurveda, no more spending money on expensive medicines, the above simple home remedies can help you fight monsoon diseases this season.

Fight water borne diseases this monsoon with Ayurveda

Monsoon is here and so are the water borne diseases! In order to prevent infectious water borne diseases, it is important to take necessary precautions. The quality of water should be improved at the source itself. In certain areas, the quality of water supply might be of question. In such cases, it is necessary to disinfect the water before use. Water borne diseases are nothing but illness that is caused due to drinking contaminated water; it is caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water.   The most common way by which the spreading of microorganisms takes place is through drinking contaminated water. However, apart from that, water borne diseases can be spread through other means such as via clothes, hands, foods, materials used for cooking, eating, and drinking. Pathological microorganisms can enter the body through an open wound, eyes, and nose as well. Contaminated water can cause many types of diarrheal diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery.

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Water Borne Disease Cholera:
Cholera is an infection of small intestine by strains of bacteria.

Causes of Cholera– Vibrio cholera, the bacterium that causes cholera, is usually found in food or water contaminated by feces from a person with the infection. Common sources include:

  • Contaminated water supplies.
  • Foods and drinks sold by street vendors
  • Vegetables grown with water containing human wastes
  • Raw or undercooked fish and seafood caught in waters polluted with sewage


Symptoms of Cholera

  • sudden onset of painless, profuse, watery diarrhea.
  • Nausea And Vomiting early in the illness
  • In severe untreated cases, death may occur within hours, but with simple reatment full recovery can be expected.

Water Borne Disease Typhoid:

Is a bacterial infection due to Salmonella Typhoid.

Causes of typhoidTyphoid are usually transmitted by water or food, in much the same way as cholera. People who are infected excrete live bacteria in their feces and urine. They are usually contagious for a few days before any symptoms develop, so they don’t know they need to take extra precautions. If they don’t wash their hands properly, the typhoid bacillus can be transferred to food or water and from there to another person. Also, it can be spread directly from person to person via contaminated fingers.

Symptoms of Typhoid

  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Stomach Pains
  • Sore Throat

Water Borne Disease Dysentery:

Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine causing diarrhea with blood.

Causes of Dysentery – Dysentery can have a number of causes. Bacterial infections are by far the most common causes of dysentery. These infections includeShigella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella species of bacteria. The frequency of each pathogen varies considerably in different regions of the world. For example, shigellosis is most common in Latin America whileCampylobacter is the dominant bacteria in Southeast Asia. Dysentery is rarely caused by chemical irritants or by intestinal worms.

Symptoms of dysentery

  • Sudden Onset Of High Fever And Chills
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Cramps And Bloating
  • Flatulence (Passing Gas)
  • Urgency To Pass Stool
  • Feeling Of Incomplete Emptying
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration

Water borne diseases are commonly resulted during bathing, washing, drinking or the consumption of food that is infected. Over a period of decades, the picture of water-related human health issues has become more and more comprehensive.  Some of the water borne disease is malaria, dengue, cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis, and scabies.  Water borne diseases are extremely harmful and lead to severe illness and may even be fatal. They lower the body’s resistance and intake of nourishment, resulting in further infections and diseases. Therefore, prevention of waterborne diseases is vital.

Waterborne diseases can cause a variety of symptoms. While diarrhea and vomiting are the most commonly reported symptoms of waterborne illness, other symptoms can include skin, ear, respiratory, or eye problems.

The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people live long, healthy and balanced lives without the need for prescription drugs, complicated surgeries or suffering through painful conditions.

Ayurveda is also capable of treating water borne diseases. Over a period of time, Ayurveda has succeeded in curing malaria and several other diseases. Guduchi and Akanadi are commonly used in Ayurveda as an antidote to malaria.  Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache in worst conditions can cause to coma and even death. Ayurvedic practice without this herb may not be possible. It is also an important ingredient of several other Ayurvedic medicines. Guduchi not only helps in curing malaria but is also beneficial for chronic fever, infections, low immunity, asthma and chronic fatigue etc.

During monsoon people also suffer from dengue which is considered to be a water borne disease. When a mosquito carrying dengue fever bites a healthy person the dengue fever viruses get transmitted to that person. Ayurvedic medicine used for treatment of dengue fever is tulsi (holy basil). Medicinal properties of tulsi are very useful in ayurvedic therapy. The leaves of tulsi are used to produce soothing effect on the nervous system. Tulsi leaves strengthen the stomach and induce copious perspiration.