Measles and Ayurveda – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 25, 2018
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Measles and Ayurveda

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

According to Ayurveda, measles is the result of vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. In Ayurveda, Measles is called as ‘Romantika’ which means the disease seen in pores of the skin. Measles is a very common disease especially seen in kids below the age of 10. Measles is an airborne disease and the symptoms generally appear 7-14 days after contact with the infected person.

Measles causes

Measles is a common problem in children. Measles virus is very contagious and it easily spreads from one person through respiration, coughs and sneezes of the infected person in the air, skin contact, or via touching objects having touched by the infected person. Improper eating habits, vitamin A deficiency and, weak immunity are some of the other common causes of Measles.

 

Measles Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Watery discharge from the nose
  • Fever.
  • Cold and cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Thirst
  • Headache
  • Irritation and redness in the eyes
  • Restlessness
  • Pinkish or red rashes on the body

Ayurvedic rules for measles

  • Keep yourself isolated from others to prevent the disease from spreading.
  • Vaccinate other children if any in the family.
  • Following a proper medication to reduce fever is mandatory.
  • Include Foods like parsley to make the healing process speed up. Parsley makes blisters and rashes disappear faster.
  • Follow a normal diet excluding foods which are spicy, oily, fatty and hard to digest, any constipation causing foods must be avoided.
  • Keep yourself warm by wearing warm clothes.
  • Give yourself a complete rest.
  • Eat light foods that are easily digestible like rice/barley seasoned with pepper.
  • Avoid dehydration by drinking a lot of fluids.
  • Include lots of fruits especially citrus fruits and fruits with water content in your diet.

Herbs for measles

  • Neem – Neem leaves are full of antiviral properties and they can prevent further infections and also reduce infections from spreading to other members of the house.
  • Mint – Mint can be made into a paste and applied directly to the measles rash.
  • Sandalwood – Sandalwood gives great relief when applied on itchy rashes and keeps the skin protected. It has antiviral properties which prevent further infections.
  • Ginger – Ginger has anti-inflammatory agents in it which helps reduce the onset of fevers.
  • Lemon – Lemon is a good source of vitamin C and helps in clearing the skin of rashes.
  • Indian Grass – Indian Grass has a cooling effect on skin and it can reduce fever due to measles.
  • Saffron – saffron has soothing properties when applied directly to the measles rashes.
  • Clove – clove oil is often used as painkiller if the measles rashes turn painful

Ayurvedic measles treatment

  • In all types of measles are treated in Ayurveda with emetic therapy as it is considered wholesome. This therapy involves treating with herbal decoctions and pastes.
  • Followed by emesis purgation therapy is given to the patient.
  • In some cases, fumigation therapy is also administered.
  • Intake of herbal juices is also prescribed for extreme conditions of measles

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In any means, we, AYUR CLINIC team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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