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by Dr Vaid Ji on Mar 15, 2024


Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the Vibrio cholera bacterium, leading to severe diarrhea and dehydration. It is often transmitted through contaminated water or food.

Causes of cholera-

  • Cholera is primarily caused by ingesting water or food contaminated with the Vibrio cholera bacterium.
  • Poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene practices contribute to its spread, especially in areas with limited access to clean water and proper sewage disposal.

Symptoms of cholera-

  • Cholera symptoms include
  • Profuse watery diarrhea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Dehydration
  • Other symptoms may include muscle cramps and rapid heart rate.
  • The severity can range from mild to severe, and in severe cases, it can be life-threatening without prompt treatment.

 Risk factors and complication of cholera

Risk factors for cholera include

  • Poor sanitation
  • Lack of access to clean water
  • Crowded living conditions.
  • Complications can arise from severe dehydration, such as electrolyte imbalances, kidney failure, and shock

Ayurvedic Treatment of cholera-

Ayurvedic treatment for cholera typically focuses on balancing the doshas and supporting the body's natural healing processes. Here's a general overview:


  • Use boiled and cooled water or herbal infusions for rehydration.
  • Drink fluids with electrolytes to counter dehydration.
Herbal Remedies:
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica): Known for its antimicrobial properties, neem may be used to support the immune system.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Has digestive and anti-inflammatory properties; may help alleviate nausea and support digestion.
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties; may aid in recover
Dietary Recommendations:
  • Easily digestible foods like rice gruel (kanji) and khichdi may be recommended.
  • Avoid heavy, difficult-to-digest foods during recovery.