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Botulism Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Botulism Symptoms
Dry Mouth
Dry Skin
Weak Muscles
Drooping Eyelids
Troubled Breathing
Difficulty in Speaking
Blurred or Double Vision
Difficulty in Swallowing
Abdominal Pain and Swelling

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Botulism is a disease of the Whole Body.
An acute food poisoning caused by Botulism Toxin is Botulism.
Botulinum Toxin is produced by the Bacteria named Clostridium Botulinum. This micro organism may develop in canned and or low acid foods.
Botulinum Toxin blocks the motor nerve ability to release Neurotransmitters, that release nerve signals to the Muscles. Muscles controlling Airways and Breathing Fail.

The symptoms develop after three or four days of infection. Early signs in adult are Weakness, Dry Mouth, Vision Problems and Constipation. For these fatal changes, the toxin released by bacteria is responsible.

The bacteria is a type of anaerobic bacteria, which grows in absence of Oxygen. It may present in Soil, Contaminated foods and Honey. It is recommended not to give honey or processed foods that may contain honey to a baby before his first birthday. It is the most common cause for Infant Botulism, as the honey may contain the Bacteria.

Types of Botulism
Intestinal Botulism: It is caused by contaminated food or honey that contains the bacteria itself or its spores. Once the bacteria entered the body, it multiplies there and produces toxin in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Healthy people have ability to fight against infections. However, people with weak immunity or weak digestive system are not able to fight against infections.

Infant Botulism: If it occurs in Infants, it may pose a threat to life. In Infant Botulism, the Clostridium botulinum bacteria enters the infant's body and grows inside his Gastrointestinal tract. It produces a toxin inside the Gastrointestinal tract and give rise to a number of problems in a baby. The first sign may be Constipation, that is accompanied by Weak Muscles, Breathing, Sucking and Feeding problems.

Following are the Symptoms of Infant Botulism
Weak Cry
Weak Muscles
Saggy Eyelids
Loss of Appetite
Breathing Problems
Respiratory Failure
Loss of Head control
Difficulty in Swallowing
Poor Sucking and Feeding

Food Borne Botulism: The botulinum toxin is formed in acidic foods. The bacteria may be destroyed if you heat or boil the food. It may be present in the Following Foods.
Raw Fish
Corn Syrup
Smoked Fish
Canned Food
Improper cooked or Preserved food at low oxygen packaging

Wound Botulism: This is a rare condition. As the Name indicates, the bacteria enter through an open wound and able to produces low oxygen environment inside the body.

Causes of Botulism
Food Poisoning
Contaminated Food that contains Bacteria or Spores of Bacteria

If not treated properly, Botulism may cause
Respiratory Problems

Prevention: To prevent the infection, Eat a healthy diet and make your immune system strong.
Always eat well cocked food.
Keep the food at a proper temperature.
Avoid Eating Raw Food.

Caution: As it is written above, that avoid giving honey to a baby before his first birthday.

Common Names

Body Part(s)

Whole Body

Whole Body Diseases

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Materia Medica for Botulism

Single Herb

Garlic for Botulism

Chew 2 raw Garlic cloves daily.

Goldenseal for Botulism

Extract the juice of Goldenseal herb. Take 1 teaspoon of this juice twice daily.

Dandelion for Botulism

Extract the juice of Dandelion leaves and roots. Take 1 teaspoon of this juice twice daily.

Echinacea for Botulism

Put half teaspoon of Echinacea powdered roots in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink thrice daily.

Honey for Botulism

Consume 3 tablespoon of Honey once a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Botulism

Mix 2 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of hot water. Drink it sip by sip before lunch.

Ginger for Botulism

Consume a small piece of raw Ginger after lunch and dinner.
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Herbal Treatment For for Botulism

Take 1 tablespoon each of Yogurt and Fenugreek seeds. Mix them well. Swallow them.
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Venkanna babu ( INDIA )
20 Feb 2018
sagging eyelids ecpecting food poisoining and i will take unhygenic foods
12 Mar 2018
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Su Lin
28 Apr 2020
If someone accidentally ate tomatoes from a blistered can, what can he take immediately? How long does he have to eat the home natural treatment
Sumith ( Andhra Pradesh )
01 Dec 2020
Dry eyes (blepharospasm)
Eyes twitching
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