You may generally think that occasional abdominal cramps with some loose motion and gas as a sign of indigestion, but it can also be a more serious condition called amoebiasis (also known as amebiasis or enterobiasis). Untreated Amoebiasis can be dangerous as it damages intestines, liver and other internal organs.
Amoebiasis is an inflammation of the intestine caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite named Entamoeba Histolytica. It enters the body through ingestion of contaminated food or water, direct contact with fecal matter or during anal sex. So if your immune system is weak, then you visit a doctor for proper diagnosis.
In its early stages amoebiasis can be treated with home remedies and lifestyle changes. In common medical practice it is treated with antibiotics.
You should treat the condition early and prevent it to become life threatening. To get a right perspective you should be aware that in developing countries where sanitation is poor amoebiasis causes about hundred thousand deaths every year.
Table of Contents
- What is Amebiasis?
- Natural Remedies for Amoebiasis
- Other Tips and Precautions
Amoebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, or E. histolytica in the intestine.
Amoebiasis is rare in the united states. It occurs in the countries where sanitation system is underdeveloped. It particularly is condition of topical counties. Following are the main Symptoms. They may not appear in many cases.
- loose stool,
- abdominal cramping, and
- stomach pain.
At home it is more about understanding what factors worsen the condition and then correct them. If the infection is not too severe than these remedies should relieve you of amoebiasis, but otherwise also, when you are taking the conventional medicine these remedies will help you to recover fast.
Most of these food items not only stop your amoebiasis from worsening but also will help in curing it.
Garlic with its antifungal and antibiotic properties contain a compound called Allicin with healing properties. Garlic is also a powerhouse of healthy nutrients including vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and antioxidants.
You can much a clove of garlic but the best way to add garlic to your food. It not only adds rich flavor but also rid your intestines of bad bacteria. Eating raw garlic clove also helps you to improve your blood circulation and protects you from heart diseases.
The bael fruit has antimicrobial capabilities. The unripe bael fruit is more powerful than the ripe one. You can roast or boil the bael fruit for consumption. Remove the pulp after boiling or roasting and add honey to it for taste. You can eat one bael fruit in this way two times daily to get the best results.
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A, B complex, C and E. it is rich in minerals such as magnesium and potassium. It is fibrous too. Overall it is a very healthy fruit for colon health.
Papaya seeds especially are very powerful to combat amoebiasis. Papaya can be consumed in many different ways to get the best results on amoebiasis.
- Eat 200 gm of fresh papaya pulp daily
- Crush papaya seed to make a paste. Add double the quantity of papaya pulp to make a tasty juice.
Beetroot is rich in minerals( Magnesium, potassium, phosphorus,calcium and sodium), amino acids, vitamin A, B1,B2, B2, C and folic acid. All these are basic necessity to build healthy proteins in the body.
In addition beetroots contain antioxidants which protects body tissues and increase immunity. Overall beetroot is a powerhouse of nutrients. It flushes out all kinds of toxins from the digestive tract.
- Boil the beetroot and cut into slices to eat raw
- Add beetroot slices to salad
- Add shredded beetroot to food
- Drink beetroot juice
Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, polyphenols and tannins which protects body tissues. Amoebiasis generally affects the inner layer of intestine. Punicalagin, a phenolic compound in pomegranate will strengthen the tissues of intestine to fight with amoebiasis.
Vitamin C content of pomegranate helps to improve immunity. To get the best results consume pomegranate as under.
- Eat it fresh, Cut one pomegranate and remove the outer skin and eat the seed with the pulp.
- Make juice of one pomegranate daily and drink.
- You can also make smoothies of pomegranate. The combination of pomegranate and yogurt together are the best protection for your intestine.
Whether you use these remedies on stand alone basis or along with conventional medicine and antibiotics, it is important that you treat amoebiasis on priority and get yourself free of it as soon as possible to protect your health and general well being.
You are generally safe from amoebiasis living in the US but take the following precautions as your risk increases during
- traveling to tropical countries with underdeveloped sanitation.
- using the same toilets with immigrants of the countries lived in poor sanitation conditions.
- practicing gay sex
- living in jails with poor sanitation
- having low immunity
So if you get the amoebiasis symptoms then take above home remedies or visit a doctor if it doesn't improve with natural methods.