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    March 22, 2021 2 min read 2 Comments

    Ayurveda and Parasites.

    The Madhava Nidanam, one of the classical texts ? of Ayurveda, explains the causes, complications and symptoms of numerous diseases. Chapter 7 explains in detail about internal and external parasites. ‘Krimi’ is the Sanskrit word for parasite and the chapter is called ‘Krimi Nidanam’, Parasitic disease.

    What are the causes of parasites stated in the Madhava Nidanam? Indulging in raw foods, excess sweet and sour tastes, incompatatle foods, jaggery, avoiding physical exercise and day sleep ? are a few listed.

    Signs of parasites may include fever ? discoloration, pain or enlargement in the abdomen, disorders of the region of the heart ?giddiness, diarrhea.

    The chapter goes on to explain the types of parasites and their characteristics. Those residing in the stomach are resulting from imbalance Kapha resemble ‘thick leather tape’, others resembling an earthworm ? and others as sprouts of grains. Those raising from blood ? are found in the liver, spleen, arteries and blood. They are very small with no legs, copper colored and round and some invisible.

    How to treat parasites in Ayurveda? The treatment protocol is quite complex, with resetting the digestive fire ? and body purification as the main line of treatment. Dietary changes will include easy to digest foods supplemented with herbs to help kindle the agni (digestive fire). Clearing Ama (digestive toxins) from the body through Panchakarma treatment including virechana karma and enema basti will help to eliminate the parasites. Ayurvedic herbs such as kutki, bilva, neem, and even pumpkin seeds and papaya seeds and other basic items are advised based on the needs of the patient.

    If you are experiencing signs of parasites, it is important to speak to your Ayurvedic Practitioner prior to starting a cleanse or detox program. Consultations are available for booking via our website. The link to learn more is in our bio.

    Wishing you a great start to the weekend!

    2 Responses

    Beverly Parris
    Beverly Parris

    June 17, 2024

    I’m 65 years old, live in NYC and have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia over 20 years ago. For at least 10 years, I have experienced crawling sensations and painful lumps in my torso. These nodules move around and I cannot get any dr to take me seriously. I want a test to determine what parasites are affecting my body, brain and want to find a spa or in house program to get this cleaned out.

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    gralion torile

    November 14, 2023

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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