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Syphilis

(See also Sexually Transmitted Diseases)


Contents:

Definition | Symptoms | Treatment | Nutrients
Herbs | Recommendations | Bibliography

Definition

Sexually transmitted diseases are those that are transmitted during sexual intercourse or other intimate contact with the sex organs.

Syphilis is an infectious venereal disease caused by a spirochete (Treponema pallidum) and usually is transmitted by sexual intercourse, or acquired congenitally. Syphilis, however, can be contracted through other physical contact such as kissing. If untreated, it can ultimately lead to the degeneration of bones, heart, nerve tissue, etc.
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Symptoms

In the first stage a sore or chancre appears, in the second stage a rash and patches of flaking tissue appear in the mouth, anus and/or genital area. If the disease progresses to the third stage, which is rare today, brain damage, hearing loss, heart disease, and/or blindness can occur.
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Treatment

See your doctor for treatment.
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Nutrients

Acidophilus, 3 capsules or 1 tbsp. liquid 3 times a day, is important when taking antibiotics.

Garlic capsules, 2 capsules 3 times daily, is a natural antibiotic and immune system stimulant. Should be accompanied by Doctor’s advice.

Vitamin C, 3,000 – 10,000 mg. daily (divide into 4 doses per day), helps immune function and is an antiviral agent.

Zinc, 100 mg. daily, helps healing and the immune function.

Kelp, 6 tablets per day, supplies balanced vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin B complex, 50 mg. daily, is necessary in all cellular enzyme system function.

Germanium, 100 mg daily, speeds healing and reduces pain or discomfort.

Multivitamin and mineral complex, as directed on the label, promotes immune function.

Vitamin K, 100 mcg. daily in tablet form, is necessary for blood clotting. Alfalfa is a good source.
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Herbs
  • Echinacea
  • Golden seal
  • Pau d’arco
  • Suma

Any of these may alleviate symptoms. Alternate teas and consume three cups daily or take in capsule or extract form.

  • Alder, smooth
  • Aloe
  • Ash, prickly, bark
  • Barberry
  • Bayberry
  • Bitterroot
  • Bittersweet
  • Bloodroot
  • Boneset
  • Bugleweed (for syphilitic sores)
  • Bull nettle root
  • Burdock seed
  • Calomelas
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Ceanothus
  • Clover, red
  • Couch grass
  • Dock, yellow
  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry
  • Elm, slippery
  • Eryngo
  • Eucalyptus
  • Flag, blue
  • Gentian
  • Golden alexanders
  • Golden corydalis
  • Gotu kola
  • Guiacum
  • Hibiscus flowers
  • Horsetail
  • Iron weed
  • Lambkill
  • Lobelia, great
  • Milkweed, swamp
  • Oregon grape, wild
  • Palmetto
  • Parilla, yellow (American sarsaparilla)
  • Parsley
  • Pine, white, bark
  • Pipsissewa
  • Plantain
  • Pleurisy root
  • Poke root
  • Poplar
  • Red root
  • Rock rose
  • Sanicle
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Spikenard
  • Stillingia
  • Sumach, leaves or berries
  • Thuja
  • Turkey corn
  • Twin leaf
  • Violet, blue
  • Walnut, black
  • Yellow dock
  • Yerba mansa

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Recommendations

This disease is highly contagious. The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that you protect yourself with condoms. Condoms should be used, but they are no guarantee of protection against venereal diseases! Check with your doctor! For early cases of syphilis, present for less than a year, one injection of penicillin is usually adequate for a complete cure; if the disease has been present for over one year, three or four weekly injections are usually adequate.
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Bibliography

Buy It! Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

Buy It! The Old Herb Doctor, by Joseph E. Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1984, sixth printing 1994.

Buy It! Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, Inc., Garden City Park, NY

Buy It! Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

Buy It! Indian Herbalogy of North America, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

Buy It! Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

Buy It! The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

Buy It! The Rodale Herb Book: How to Use, Grow, and Buy Nature’s Miracle Plants (An Organic gardening and farming book), edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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