Having unprotected sex can not only lead to unplanned pregnancies, it can also lead to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis. Syphilis is a type of STD caused by bacterial infection called spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum. The signs and symptoms of this disease are numerous and in the past, it was very difficult to get a precise diagnosis. Syphilis has been dubbed as the “Great Imitator” as it was often confused with other diseases particularly in its tertiary stage. Medical science community recommends treatment of syphilis with antibiotics supplements including penicillin.
The symptoms of syphilis are chronic and recurring. Each occurrence progresses through three distinct stages. In the first stage, skin lesions occur within two to four weeks following infection. Usually, the lesion will initially present itself as a small reddish bump or ulcer that can eventually harden. Within two weeks of such an outbreak, the lymph nodes can become swollen, as well. In the second stage, the lesions may disappear, to be followed by a variety of health symptoms that can be mistaken for other diseases. For this reason, syphilis is often referred to as the “great imitator.” Symptoms during the second stage include headache, fever, and fatigue, as well as outbreaks of small reddish brown spots on the skin. Typically, these symptoms lessen within a few weeks, but can recur later on. The third stage of syphilis symptoms typically do not occur for many years after the initial infection. At this stage, the heart, blood vessels, and central nervous system can be affected, leading to severe physical and mental degeneration, followed by death.
Syphilis’ Natural Home Remedies
Although the medical community recommends taking drug supplements for treating syphilis, the alternative medicine community suggest natural cures for this chronic disease. A natural whole-foods diet rich in plant health foods and free of sugar, caffeine and alcohol is one of the natural remedies that can assist in the natural healing of syphilis. Nutritionists also recommend the following daily health nutritional supplements:
Most Important Health Nutritional Supplements
- a prodophilus formula health nutritional supplements restores friendly bacteria; important when taking antibiotics
- garlic health nutritional supplements stimulates the immune system and acts as a natural antibiotic
- free-form amino acid complex health nutritional supplements repairs tissue
- C health vitamins nutritional supplements(750 to 2500 mg 4 times daily) boosts immune function
- zinc health nutritional supplements (100 mg; do not exceed this amount) promotes healing; important for the health of the reproductive organs
Also Important Health Nutritional Supplements
- colloidal silver health nutritional supplements rapidly reduces inflammation and promotes healing of lesions
- kelp health nutritional supplements (1000 to 1500 mg) supplies balanced vitamins and minerals
- B complex health vitamins nutritional supplements (50 mg 3 times daily) are necessary in cellular enzyme system functions
- coenzyme health nutritional supplements (30 to 60 mg) is a potent free radical scavenger
- K health vitamins nutritional supplements (100 mcg) are necessary for blood clotting
Chinese medicine is also another form of alternative medicine with the likes of acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbal remedies. Acupuncture is a natural remedy that may be helpful in improving immune function and reducing stress, both of which can hasten the natural healing and prevent recurrences of syphilis. Acupressure is also a natural remedy that may be effective in enhancing the patient’s well-being and boosting the immune system, which can be effective in the natural treatment and prevention of STDs such as syphilis. Chinese herbs on the other hand can be quite helpful as a natural remedy in treating a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. Some of the herbal remedies recommended are: gokulakanta, Indian mallow, Indian pennywort and poppy seeds. Other natural remedies for the primary stage of syphilis that involve herbal remedies: Ten grams of Hirankhuri Booti grounded with water and five grains of Pepper, strained and taken for two to three weeks. Two other herbal remedies for syphilis: 10 grams of root yellow thistle grounded in water with five grains of pepper and taken for some weeks or 10 grams of Nigand Babri and five grains of Pepper steeped in water overnight and the supernatant wafer drunk in the morning. And a more effective herbal remedy is the calx of Blue Vitriol taken in one decigram doses twice daily with butter or cream.
Other natural remedies found useful for the natural treatment of syphilis are: abstinence from sexual intercourse and mud baths. But although alternative medicine suggest that these natural remedies are effective for the natural treatment of syphilis, it is still best to consult with the experts – medical and naturopathic doctors alike.
Recommended Supplements to Take
The following supplements are know to aid in the fight against Syphilis. Keep in mind that not every nutrient or supplement you swallow is absorbed by your body! Please read carefully the tab on the top of this page called HEALTH RESOURCES! It will explain to you why it is important to take the right supplements and nutrients. Our recommendations below we feel will give you the best possible nutrients and supplements on the market!
Essential Nutrients and Herbs to Take:
Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. In addition, read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.