Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: September 10, 2004

What herb would you suggest to treat gonorrhea?

Gonorrhoea is a venereal infection, with inflammation spreading to the internal organs. Because of the severity of health damage caused, and the ease of transmitting the disease to sexual partners, gonorrhoea must be treated by a medical doctor.

Thomas Bartram, in "Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine" (available at Richters), notes that on the South Sea Islands, kava kava was used in curing the disease, and that early Australian settlers used tea tree oil, internally in drop doses, and as a douche: 3-5 drops in half a pint of boiled milk, allowed to cool. He quotes an American doctor who has successfully used Echinacea, both internally and an injection.

Other remedies suggested by Bartram include Thuja occidentalis tincture, Sandalwood oil, hydrangea, black cohosh, Gelsemium sempervirens, cinnamon and goldenseal. For fever, he suggests abundant elderflower tea. For genital lesions, he suggests a lotion of tinctures of myrrh ((Commiphora molmol) and goldenseal in evening primrose oil. Bartram notes that alcohol and spicy foods worsen the irritation, and that violent exercise should be avoided.

If you plan to use herbal treatments along with treatment from your medical doctor, you should contact a natural practitioner with experience in treating sexually transmitted diseases.

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