Monday, May 08, 2006

Ayurvedic Antibiotics Part 2

Here we will see some of the disease specific Ayurvedic recommendations -
Gold is considered as excellent antiseptic and has got 'Rasayana' properties also. Suvarna Bhasma (Gold Calx) is effectively used in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis.
'Mahasudarshan Choorna' has been found very effective in cases of Malaria and other P.U.O. cases without any unwanted side effects.
Panchvalkala choorna or paste has been proved very effective in surgical profilexis and it shows good antibacterial and wound healing properties.Triphala guggul is also seen to be effective in surgical prophylaxis.
'Sukshma Triphala' and 'Gandhak Rasayan' are the ayurvedic preparations routinely used by ayurvedic practitioners to treat wound infections and infected skin conditions.
'Kutaj' is a herb which has got excellent anti-amoebic properties and is very effective in treating amoebic dysentery and diarrhea cases.
Babool, Termeric Triphala are useful when its paste is applied over the infected gums and in cases of pyorrhea.
'Chandraprabha', ' Vangabhasma' are effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Thus ideas similar to today's Antibiotics do exist in Ayurveda. Further there is no fear of developing resistance against them after some time. This can be a ray of hope in today's ever-changing world of modern Antibiotics.

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