Treatment of disease in a safe and natural way using ingredients provided by the earth has experienced a resurgence in popularity in the last few years. Although modern medicine has come a long way since the beginning, many of the treatments provided by doctors are either very expensive, or cause harsh side effects due to their over potency and disregard for the holistic health of the body.
Many people are turning to treatments trusted by traditional medicine for thousands of years. In the age of the sexual revolution, in which people are more free to express their sexuality and love, the prevalence of sexually transmitted disease has caused people to turn back to natural remedies to clear infections without spending hundreds of dollars and risking major side effects.
Chlamydia is one common sexually transmitted disease that can be treated using natural remedies. Below we have gathered 17 remedies that will effectively reduce the symptoms of Chlamydia and reduce or clear the infection.
Part One: Orally taken
1. Garlic - Panacea of Sickness Used by the Father of Modern Medicine
Garlic is a well-known antibacterial and antiviral substance. Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, used Garlic to treat a variety of diseases. Many cultures in the ancient world that did not have contact with each other had the same opinion of Garlic’s medicinal benefits.
Diallyl Sulfide, a compound found in Garlic, was 100 times more affective than a popular antibiotic at cleaning a certain kind of bacterial infection in a recent study. These natural chemicals in raw garlic will help clear the infection and reduce symptom discomfort.
The easiest way to get these benefits is to simply eat raw garlic cloves. Eating three to four cloves of raw garlic per day should help with symptoms, but be careful not to consume more than four cloves as this can cause nausea and diarrhea.
1. If you don’t want to consume raw garlic because of the taste or the smell, many health food stores sell garlic capsules that have no odor or taste but are just as effective. Follow the directions on the package to achieve the same results as raw garlic.
2. You can also gently wash the outer affected area with water that has been infused with raw garlic. Simply soak the garlic in a glass of water, and use the water on a soft washcloth. Cleanse the affected area once per day.
2. Sage - One of the Earliest Remedies for Chlamydia Symptoms
Sage is native to the Mediterranean and one of the oldest ways to treat chlamydia. It has been used to treat disease since ancient times. It is antibacterial and antiviral. Because of the high concentration of antioxidants present in this herb, it is believed to benefit the body in a variety of ways including helping with digestive disorders, boosting the strength of the immune system, and alleviating skin conditions. In fact, it has one of the highest concentrations of Vitamin K in the plant world.
An easy way to use sage is to make tea by steeping finely ground dried sage in boiling water. Allow the sage to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes and then drink two to three times a day. Improvements should be seen after a week or so of this treatment.
Another way to boost your intake of sage is to pair it with fish or poultry in your normal meals. Simply flavor your favorite dish with dried or fresh herb. You can also add it to salad dressings or smoothies.
3. Goldenseal - Boosts the Immune System
Goldenseal is a perennial herb used most famously by Native Americans to treat inflammatory internal conditions such as genital or urinary tract infections. It is full of vitamins such as E and B complex.
Goldenseal is used to treat fungal and bacterial infections in the body. It is a source of berberine, an enzyme that boosts your immune system by encouraging healthy white blood cell functions. Women often use goldenseal for vaginal pain and menstrual problems, and it has also been used for infections, itching, and rashes.
You will need
1 goldenseal powder capsule
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Some warm water
Dissolve both completely in the water and then allow the mixture to set for 5 minutes. Clean the area two to three times a day to eliminate the bacteria.
4. Cat’s Claw - A natural anti inflammatory
Cat’s Claw comes from South America and has been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine. It has become one of the best selling herbs in the United States. The main feature is oxindole alkaloids found in the bark and roots. These alkaloids are believed to stimulate the immune system and protect the body from free radicals.
Recent studies found that the herb is anti inflammatory, and has antioxidant properties that can support bone health, normal cell division, and the immune system.
Cat’s Claw works internally by strengthening and reinforcing your immune system. It is recommended to take 500 mg of cat’s claw capsules 3 times a day for a few weeks until symptoms subside. Be careful not to over ingest as this can cause negative side effects, and it should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.
5. Echinacea - An Ancient Antibiotic and Infection Fighter
Echinacea is an flowering herb, and people have used the roots, leaves and flowers for medicinal purposes. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, Echinacea was widely used to fight infections, anything from the common cold to urinary tract infections and syphilis.
One common use is to aid in low white blood cell count, boosting immune functions, another is to decrease inflammation. There is some laboratory research that echinacea can also help regulate the body’s immune system.
Most people take echinacea in the form of tablets or tea. Echinacea tea is often used in the short term to help acute infection symptoms. Whatever supplement you use, make sure to get it from a trusted source as there has been controversy recently over the use of contaminated or mislabeled echinacea.
If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, you should be careful about echinacea use.
6. Saw Palmetto - Supplement for Reproductive Health
Saw Palmetto is a classic treatment for reproductive health, and has been used in the past to treat urinary tract infections. It is anti-bacterial and can also be used to treat some sexually transmitted diseases. Scientists are unsure of exactly how it works, but the antibacterial properties combined with a mix of fatty acids and flavinols work to improve the immune system.
The plant is a long lived plant that is an important source of food for animals and humans living in its native area. The berries provide a high concentration of fatty acids and sterols that can reduce pain and discomfort associated with infections, especially those in the urinary tract, as well as generally boosting the effectiveness of the immune system.
This supplement comes in many forms including capsules, powders, and liquid tinctures, and whatever form you decide to take, the results will be the same. Saw Palmetto can also be consumed as a tea, but the fatty acids cannot be dissolved in water and their consumption is limited in this form.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid this remedy, as well as those on any form of blood thinners or prostate medications. Some side effects include dizziness and diarrhea.
7. Turmeric - A Natural Antibiotic, Anti Inflammatory, and Antioxidant
Although many people think cooking spice when they think of turmeric, it is actually a valuable anti inflammatory and anti bacterial substance. Originally called “Indian Saffron,” it is a natural antibiotic. Turmeric can boost the immune system and speed healing from within the body. It binds to free radicals and toxins easily and naturally.
Curcumin, the compound that gives Turmeric its trademark bright hue, is the cause of these anti inflammatory benefits. In several studies, this compound was shown to be comparable to other over the counter anti inflammatory drugs. A recent study showed that Curcumin compound was just as effective as ibuprofen at reducing pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
The best way to consume Turmeric is to make Turmeric milk. Simply add two teaspoons of the spice to a glass of warm milk. Stir until it is completely dissolved and drink once or twice daily. You can also add the powder to your daily foods, such as eggs, salad dressings and lentils.
8. Usnea - Antiseptic Treatment for Skin Irritations and Wounds
Usnea, also called “Old Man’s Beard,” has been used since ancient times as a topical solution to skin irritations and to treat wounds. It is antibacterial and antiseptic. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used to clear and remove toxicity.
Herbalists believe that Usnea is the best herbal answer to bacterial infections, and traditional medicine considers it the best choice when dealing with these types of infections. It also has antiviral properties. It rebalances bacteria and attacks infection in the mucus and soft tissue membranes without causing damage to the body’s own cells.
Although Usnea is considered a medicinal herb, it doesn't belong to the plant family. Usnea is actually a lichen, a combination of fungus and algae growing together. It hangs from tree limbs like moss and grows mostly in the Pacific Northwest United States. It contains a chemical called Usnic Acid that supports healthy microbial functions within the Urinary system.
It has been used since ancient times to treat vaginal infections caused by a variety of organisms. It was also used to treat wounds and fight localized infections.
The most common supplement form is an herbal tincture or extract. You can cleanse the affected area daily to see a reduction in symptoms. It can also be used as a douche by diluting the tincture in pure water. Use the douche once a day until symptoms subside.
9. Curd and Yogurt - Natural Antibiotic Foods that Support Immune Functions
Both curd and yogurt are antibiotic foods. Your body needs a good balance of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain optimal health, and to fight infections on a daily basis. These beneficial bacteria maintain overall gut health and improve immune system functioning.
Because of a fermentation process in which milk products produce lactic acid, changing the texture and make up of the milk, they contain live bacteria, probiotics, that help the gut flora flourish and that in turn supports the immune system and suppresses infection. It also adds calcium, vitamin B complex, and vitamin D which support not only bone health, but also the immune system functions.
Yogurt is known to treat yeast infections when applied directly to the affected area and may help with uncomfortable symptoms of chlamydia in women. There is evidence to suggest that it can also suppress infections in the digestive system.
It is best to eat yogurt or curd regularly with meals, but be careful not to eat on an empty stomach as this can negatively affect the digestive system.
10. Lemongrass - Maintains Digestive Health and Immune System Functions
Lemongrass has antibiotic, anti inflammatory and diuretic properties. As a natural diuretic, it cleanses the Urinary system, ridding it of unwanted bacteria and foreign bodies. It flushes out harmful toxins and maintains digestive health, indirectly supporting the body’s own immune system. It resolves any foul discharge caused by the Chlamydia bacteria.
There is also evidence that lemongrass compresses can aid in the healing of various skin infections, and many types of sores. Brazilian studies have also shown that Lemongrass is effective in fighting many types of bacterial infections, and may prove effective for fungal infections as well.
There is evidence to show that the antiseptic properties of lemongrass essential oil helps to heal dermatological infections by inhibiting the growth of pathogens. It is also a skin care supplement which strengthens skin tissues, though care should be taken to assess the skin’s reaction to the dose strength. Undiluted lemongrass oil is too strong to be applied directly and should be diluted.
Lemongrass can be consumed as a tea, or can be purchased as a supplement.
People with blood sugar issues should take care when adding lemongrass as a supplement because it may lower glucose levels.
11. Water - The World's Most Simple and Overlooked Treatment for Infection
The most simple treatment of all, plenty of water, is something that we should be doing on a regular basis anyway. Many people overlook this simple remedy in daily living, and few think of it when fighting infection.
The body is made up mostly of water, and when we get sufficient water it supports all our body’s systems, encourages efficient flushing of toxins, and maintains healthy kidney function. The kidneys are so important for overall health of the body that nature gave the body two just in case one was damaged. The kidneys are responsible for regulating toxins and supporting the overall health of all the major systems in the body. Without sufficient water, the body is unable to effectively fight infections.
It also helps to clean out the urinary system and encourage cells in that area to fight infection. It is crucial for the health of moist, soft tissues in the body. The best part of all is that water is free and readily available. If you want to further encourage the removal of toxins, put a quarter teaspoon of sea salt into a glass of water and consume that once a day.
Part Two: Externally Applied
12. Astragalus - An Adaptogen That Protects the Body from Disease
Astragalus has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It contains antioxidants and supports the immune system. It also has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It is sometimes used for wound care and for the care of skin infections and irritations. Current research suggests that astragalus can boost the immune system and fight infection.
As an adaptogen, it improves the body after periods of stress, and protects the body from disease. It boosts the immune system during times of sickness or stress, and may improve the body’s ability to fight infections before, during and after these times.
Astragalus is taken in a variety of forms including tinctures, capsules and tablets, and applied topically for the skin. While there is no known interference between Astragalus and other herbs, patients taking immunosuppressive drugs should exercise caution as the herb may reduce their effectiveness.
13. Neem - Immune Booster that Cares for Overall Health
Neem is an immune booster filled with antibacterial and anti fungal properties, and antioxidants. Use Neem to aid in reducing skin inflammation and irritation. Because of its healing properties for the internal and external body, Neem is considered a good general immune booster, and is a great way to care for your overall health.
You can bathe in Neem leaves or use the essential oil. You can also make a paste from leaves and apply to any outer skin irritations. Taken internally, it supports a healthy digestive tract which indirectly supports the immune system.
Neem is a common and fast growing tree, making this supplement easy to get and very cost effective. It should not be used by pregnant women as it can cause loss of pregnancy, or by people with an existing liver or kidney issue. Another side effect is that some people also experience fatigue as the supplement can have a slight sedative effect. People with kidney problems should also exercise caution.
14. Olive Tree Extract - Effective in Fighting Bacterial, Viral, and Protozoan Infections
Olive tree extract was used in Ancient Egypt for medicinal purposes and is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Recent research shows quite a few benefits for the body including boosting the immune system and the cardiovascular system.
Supplementing with Olive Leaf extract has also been shown to be effective in fighting bacterial and viral infections, as well as those caused by protozoans. People who are particularly susceptible to these conditions benefit from this supplement.
This extract comes in many forms, powder, leaf or a salve, but the results of using it are the same. It helps to boost your immune system and is antibacterial. Using it will decrease the presence of chlamydia bacteria in your system and reduce symptoms.
The active ingredient, Oleuropein, directly affects bacteria, viruses and protozoa by inhibiting their growth. It is especially effective when used as a cream or paste and applied topically to the affected areas. Current safety studies show no adverse effects from its use.
15. Tea Tree Oil - A Natural Antiseptic for Skin Infections
Tea Tree oil is derived from the leaves of the Tea Tree and is a topical solution for many types of skin irritations, including acne, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. It is also used as a topical antiseptic for many types of infections, especially those common in tropical areas.
In fact, for topical skin infections and irritations, there is little better than applying Tea Tree oil. It is antimicrobial and a cicatrisant, helping skin heal with minimal scar tissue. It also helps to rupture the protective cysts of certain viruses, making it antiviral as well.
The oil works by killing fungus, bacteria and by reducing allergic reactions of the skin. To use simply dilute the oil into a little pure water and apply to a clean cotton ball. Gently clean the affected area twice per day. The oil can be diluted in less water as skin reactions are noticed, and provided there is no irritation, and should be done for at least 10 days to see reduction in symptoms.
Tea Tree oil should only be applied topically. Although there is some evidence to suggest that internal applications made from the essential oil and a dilution of water are safe, it is difficult to know what concentrations would be safe for internal use and it is best to avoid consumption.
16. Aloe - Heals the Skin Inside and Out
Aloe is often used to treat infections and inflammations as it is both anti inflammatory and anti fungal. It will relieve the painful burning and itching of Chlamydia.
Although the majority of people use aloe as a topical remedy, research is uncovering what ancient people already knew, that the consumption of aloe has deeper healing properties. Aloe is full of vitamins, especially Vitamins B complex, C and E, all of which supports the immune system. Aloe has polysaccharide compounds that actually irritate the immune system in a good way, giving it a boost and helping it to fight any existing infections.
Aloe vera juice is packed with important vitamins, including B complex and E, and contains high concentrations of folic acid which supports the body’s immune system. It’s also rich in other antioxidants which support cell detoxification and healing.
To use aloe, you can gently apply gel from the plant itself or from an already processed source, provided there are no other additives and fillers, directly to the affected area to relieve symptoms and sooth irritated skin. You can also take aloe internally by soaking the gel directly from the plant in water, or blending into a smoothie. Just remove the outer skin carefully and scrape out the gel from the middle.
17. Oregano Oil - Tissue Healing and Protection Against Toxins
Oil of Oregano is antimicrobial, anti bacterial and anti fungal. Recent studies have shown that it may even be effective in treating MRSA, a highly serious infection.
Oil of Oregano is frequently used for Urinary Tract disorders. It can be applied to the skin on the affected area and also taken by mouth to eliminate bacteria and fungus. The oil has also been shown to be helpful in supporting digestive functions by increasing the flow of bile, which indirectly supports immune functions.
The main healing ingredient in oregano is Thymol, a chemical with antiseptic properties. It helps reinforce your immune system and shields against toxins present in the body. It is believed to aid in preventing tissue damage as well, and to encourage healing of damaged tissues.
A common way to treat infection using oregano oil is to dilute the oil with water or coconut oil and place a few drops underneath your tongue. This helps to kill parasites and infections present in the body. You can also put the diluted oil directly on the affected area to treat fungal infections, and to encourage healing.
You can also increase your consumption of the herb by adding it to your every day foods, such as eggs, dry rubs for meat, and salad dressings.
Sensible and safe treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is so important in this modern age. Although it is necessary to visit a health professional when dealing with disease, there are trusted, holistic ways to aid the body in fighting infection.
Each of these treatments has low instances of side effects and can be used effectively to relieve symptoms and treat infection of Chlamydia. They address both the causes and the discomforts of the disease. They are also highly cost effective and easy to find.
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