Gangrene is the death and subsequent decay of body tissues caused by many number of things including infection, thrombosis and lack of blood flow. It is most commonly the result of critically insufficient blood supply sometimes caused by an injury and subsequent contamination of the wound by bacteria. A person is at risk for developing gangrene, if he has diabetes, atherosclerosis -- either related to diabetes or hyperlipidemia (elevated blood lipids), thrombosis -- a clot in a blood vessel, also related to atherosclerosis, and extreme cold injury (frostbite). The most common contributing factor in developing of gangrene, accounting for 95% of all cases of gangrenous damage, are degenerative changes associated with advanced athersclerosis. The second contributing factor in developing gangrene, and at the same time one of the underlying causes of atherosclerosis, are the degenerative changes associated with type-2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus). Eazy-Heal is useful in moist form of gangrene occuring in persons with diabetes mellitus, often following a minor injury.
- Each 500 mg. capsule contains:
- Peppermint Oil (Pepermint Tel) 1 ml.
- Acacia arabica (Kikar Gond) 1 mg.
- Sandal Wood Oil (Sandal Tel) 2.5 ml.
- Potassium Carbonate (Jawakhar) 3 mg.
- Pinus longifolia (Behroza) 4 mg.
- Veteria indica (Raal Safed) 10 mg.
- Elettaria cardamomum (Choti Elaichi) 20 mg.
- Alumen (Phitkari) 20 mg.
- Cuminum cyminum (Jeera) 20 mg.
- Piper cubeba (Kababchini) 53 mg.
- Bambusa arundinacea (Bansalochan) 165.5 mg.
- Red Ochre (Geru Lal) 200 mg.
1 capsule two times a day.
In order to prevent gangrene from setting in and reduce the risk of infection, patients with diabetes (or advanced atherosclerosis) are being told to take 'special care' of their feet and hands, especially nails. They are advised to wash their feet daily with lukewarm (not hot!) water, treat promptly ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses, wear proper-fitting and large enough shoes (with cushoned soles and uppers), preferaby made of canvas or leather, avoid going barefoot outdoors, avoid crossing legs when sitting (as it reduces blood circulation in the legs and feet). These are trivial problems in people with a healthy circulation, but for those with impaired blood flow to the lower limbs, they can become major problems that threaten the loss of a foot.