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Cure for Gangrene

Curative power of Chameli and Neem leaves when coupled with Ayurvedic medicated bandage, surgical procedures and modern antibiotics can cure Fournier's Gangrene, a festering bacterial infection which turns fatal in 40 per cent of cases.

india Updated: May 24, 2010 17:42 IST
Anuraag Singh

Curative power of Chameli and Neem leaves when coupled with Ayurvedic medicated bandage, surgical procedures and modern antibiotics can cure Fournier's Gangrene, a festering bacterial infection which turns fatal in 40 per cent of cases.

Department of Shalya Tantra at Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS-BHU has successfully used a mix of Ayurveda and Modern Medicine to cure 300-plus critical patients of Fourniers Gangrene, a bacterial infection of skin, which affects genitals and perineum (portion between scrotum and anus in men and vulva and anus in women).

The disease caused by anaerobic bacteria which survive without oxygen, if not managed properly can turn deadly within a few hours, causing death due to septicemia complications, including acute renal failure.

"Over 300 critical cases of Fournier's Gangrene have till date been cured cent per cent using a prudent combo of modern antibiotics and Ayurvedic herbs along with Ayurvedic Surgery," said Dr SJ Gupta, Assistant Professor at Department of Shalya Tantra, IMS-BHU.

Among those whose life has been saved through this medication include a youth whose wife abandoned him due to the festering wound which had put his life in danger.

"We begin with a week long coverage of modern antibiotics to the patient, followed by surgical debridement (removal) of the dead narcose tissue. It is then followed by application of gauge medicated with ashy remains (kshar) of Apamarg) for further chemically debriding any narcose tissue left even after surgical debridement," Gupta said.

The surgical and chemical cleaning of the dead tissue from the infectious wound paves the passage for application of decocted solution of Neem leaves to naturally clean the festering wound.

Once cleaned naturally, the infectious wound formulation prepared from Chameli leaves is administered either with Ghee or in oil form to naturally heal the wound totally.

"We've fully cured even the most critical cases of Fournier's Gangrene with this time tested formulae, even in cases where the deadly infection has spread to both legs and with assistance of reconstruction surgery not only managed to save the patient's life, but also render nearly scar-less wound area," Gupta said.

"We're now collating the detailed data about our success stories in 300-plus patients in nearly a decade and will publish it in future to hook to the world how a prudent cocktail of modern medicine and Ayurveda can fully cure the killer infectious wound rendered by Fournier's Gangrene, which results in mortality in 40 pc cases," Gupta said.

Gupta informed that experts at Department of Shalya Tantra (Ayurvedic Surgery) have successfully used Ayurvedic wound management practices to save cases of Diabetic Foot from amputation, with assistance of IMS-BHU's Endocrinologists, who help in controlling diabetes during the Ayurvedic management of the Diabetic Foot.