Ayurvedic treatment for What is Kala Azar

What is Kala Azar

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What is Kala Azar Ayurvedic treatment


Kala azar is a condition also called as ‘Visceral leishmaniasis’ and is characterized by irregular bouts of fever, substantial weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver, and anemia (which may be serious).1

It is a vector borne disease caused by the Sand fly of genus Phlebotomus argentipes - the only known vectors of kala-azar in India.2

If the disease is not treated, the fatality rate in developing countries can be as high as 100% within 2 years1

Ayurveda does not mention the entity kala azar as such but it has described certain diseases which mimic the condition namely Visamajwara (Satatajwara) [Continues intermittent fever], Krimi (Raktaja) [Worms/parasites in blood] and Plihodara/Pliha roga (Spleen enlargement disorder). Raktaja Krimi [Worms/parasites in blood] is also responsible for the manifestation Raktaja vyadhi (Disease pertaining to blood tissues), out of which Pliha roga is one. Plihodara is a syndrome characterized by abnormally enlarged spleen (organ that produces blood cells), physical weakness, anorexia, indigestion, retention of stool and urine, thirst, body ache, lethargy, cough, mild fever, pain in abdomen, reddish or abnormal tinge or appearance of blue, green or yellow streaks on abdomen, and severe anemia.3

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