Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Home Remedy for Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a kind of parasitical disease is prevalent among tropical and subtropical areas.

This thread-like, parasitic filarial worms Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi that cause lymphatic filariasis, they live almost only in humans. These worms stays in the lymphatic system, the network of nodes and vessels that maintain the delicate fluid balance between the tissues and blood and are an essential component for the body’s immune defence system. Filarial Worms live for 4-6 years, producing millions of immature minute larvae that circulate in the blood.

A primary cause of this increase is the rapid and unplanned growth of cities, which creates numerous breeding sites for the mosquitoes that transmit the disease.

Causes of Elephantiasis

This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes that feed on blood of infected person, the filarial larva develop inside the mosquito, migrates to the mosquitoes’ biting mouth ready to enter the skin following the mosquito bite to complete their life cycle.

Once transmitted, in due time it causes enlargement of the entire leg or arm, the genitals, vulva and breasts.

Symptoms of Elephantiasis

The development of this disease in humans is still something of a question to modern science, since the infection can be acquired in early childhood. Though the infection is generally acquired early in childhood, the disease may take years to manifest itself.

The worst symptoms of this chronic disease usually appear in adults, and in men more often than in women. In especially hydrosol and elephantiasis of the penis and scrotum.

And in both slowing and, even more remarkably, reversing much of the overt damage that has occurred already.

In endemic areas, chronic and acute manifestations of filariasis tend to develop more often and sooner in refugees or newcomers than in local populations continually exposed to infection. Lymphoedema may develop within six months and elephantiasis as quickly as a year after arrival.

Until very recently, diagnosing lymphatic filariasis had been extremely difficult, since parasites had to be detected microscopically in the blood, and in most parts of the world, the parasites have a “nocturnal periodicity” that restricts their appearance in the blood to only the hours around midnight. The new development of a very sensitive, very specific simple “card test” to detect circulating parasite antigens without the need for laboratory facilities and using only finger-prick blood droplets taken anytime of the day has completely transformed the approach to diagnosis. With this and other new diagnostic tools, it will now be possible both to improve our understanding of where the infection actually occurs and to monitor more easily the effectiveness of treatment and control program.

Treatment of Elephantiasis

Primary goal of treating the affected person is to eliminate microfilariae from the blood of infected individuals so that transmission of the infection by the mosquito can be halted

Treating the individual. Both albendazole and DEC have been shown to be effective in killing the adult-stage filarial parasites.

Black walnut oil:

One or two drops are sufficient enough in a glass of water, drink two times a day.


Use more cloves with every meal. Adding some to foods will help kill the eggs from parasites in the intestinal tract. Cloves added to coffee or an herbal tea adds better taste.

Apple cider:

Mix one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soymilk:
Good remedy for almost all type of worm eradication.

Prevention for Elephantiasis

Keep your environment clean.

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