Understanding Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection a person might get from the bite of an infected tick. The bacteria causing Lyme disease is “Borrelia burgdorferi”. Bacteria spreads to humans through the infected tick bite. Specifically the tick that spreads infection is blacklegged ticks or deer ticks. When ticks bite the human the infection spread through bloodstream to various tissues in the body causing inflammation of various parts of the body. If Lyme disease is left untreated it turns into inflammatory condition that affects multiple systems of the body including skin, joints, nervous system and lastly spread to organs. Mostly in initial it gives flu like symptoms. Symptoms start from 3 to 30 days after the tick bite. But in some cases there is not any symptoms until month.
Signs and symptoms:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Unable to sleep
- Memory loss
- Inflammation of brain and spinal cord
- Irregular heart beat
- Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet
Keynote: Rashes in Lyme disease looks like a Bull’s eye circles around the middle. The rash slowly gets bigger over many days around 2 to 12 inches. It is warm to touch and show up in any part of the body.
Stages of Lyme disease:
- Early localized Stage: During this flu like symptoms appears such as fever with chills, swollen lymph nodes, headache, sore throat, rash like bull’s eye etc.
- Early disseminated Stage: Flu like symptoms along with joint and muscle pain, numbness, weakness, palpitations, chest pain, facial palsy.
- Late disseminated Stage: This stage occurs after weeks, months or year after a tick bites. This shows symptoms like arthritis, sleeping trouble, confusion etc
Ayurveda approach for Lyme Disease:
According to ayurveda there is vitiation of all three doshas (body element) that are vata, pitta and kapha giving rise to symptoms accordingly. Aggravation of vata gives fever, chills, pain, nervous system symptoms, aggravation of pitta give rise to rashes etc. These doshas inturn vitiates Rakta Dhatu (blood).
Ayurveda approach while managing the Lyme Disease aimed at balancing all three doshas, rakta sodhana (purification of blood), detoxification process to eliminates the doshas. It is managed through eliminating the symptoms, preventing the complications and boosting up the immunity.
Some herbs to manage Lyme disease:
- Triphala (amla, haritaki, bibhitaki)
- Giloy ghan
- Mahasudarshan ghan churna
Management of Lyme Disease with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:
1.Blood Purifier Syrup :
It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
2. Skin Care Plus tablet:
skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
3.Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:
Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is an ayurvedic preparation mainly used for skin diseases. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients such as Nimba(Azadirachta indica), Patola(Cucumis acutangulus), Guduchi(Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa(Adhatoda vasica), etc. This tablet promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu tablet is a natural source of anti – oxidant. It promotes engender vibrant and healthy skin.
Recommended Dosage–Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.
4.Detox Premium Powder:
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.
Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.
Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.
Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.
Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.
Tal Sindoor: It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.
Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.
5.Amrit tulsi ras:
This is Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) or tulsi is a powerful herb that has been used in Ayurveda and other traditional medical treatments in India for thousands of years. The small holy basil shrub with tiny flowers is considered a sacred plant in India. It was believed that the holy basil leaves had potent powers to flush out toxins from the body. People have tulsi water (water which has tulsi leaves soaked overnight) or chew on a tulsi leaf to improve overall health. Several health products are available with tulsi extracts to help treat cold, cough, and the flu.
Holy basil is incredibly beneficial for our health, primarily due to the unique composition, containing flavonoids etc. This rich blend of organic compounds delivers several health benefits.