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|Cholera is one of the most severe diseases of the intestines. It is a serious infection involving the lower part of the small
bowel. It is a water-borne disease and is common during the monsoon. The mortality rate for this disease has been quite high.
The first sign of cholera may be mild diarrhea. This is followed by sudden violent purging. The stools are loose, watery, and
greyish-brown in colour. Diarrhea is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The patient gets severe cramps in the
stomach, and feels very thirsty and restless. The temperature rises, but the skin is generally cold and clammy and the pulse is
weak. In the next stage, the body becomes colder; the skin dry, wrinkled, and purple; die voice weak and husky; and the
urine, scanty and dark. The blood pressure falls, the cramps are agonizing, and signs of collapse appear rapidly.
|Cholera is caused by a germ known as Vibrio cholerae. This germ produces a powerful poison or endotoxin. The disease is
spread by flies and water contaminated by the germs.
Cholera Remedies with Bitter Gourd
The fresh juice of bitter gourd is an effective medicine in the early stages of cholera. Two teaspoons of this juice, mixed with
an equal quantity of white onion juice and a teaspoon of lime juice, should be given twice daily in the treatment of this
Cholera Remedies with Clove
Cloves are useful in cholera. About four grams of this spice should be boiled in three litres of water until half of the water has
evaporated. The decoction thus prepared should be given to the patient several times during the day. This will reduce the
Cholera Remedies with Lemon
The foremost among the many home remedies for cholera is the use of lemon. The juice of this fruit can kill cholera bacilli
within a very short time. It is also a very effective and reliable preventive against cholera during an epidemic. It can be taken
in the form of a sweetened or salted beverage for this purpose. Taking of lemon with food as a daily routine can also prevent
Cholera Remedies with Onion
Onions are another valuable remedy for cholera. About thirty grams of this vegetable and seven black peppers should be
pounded finely in a pestle and given to the patient in two or three doses during the day. Onions allay thirst and restlessness
and the patient feels better.
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