Candida/Vaginal Yeast Infections Natural Remedies

A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells, usually called Candida albicans, are growing in the vaginal area. When healthy, the vaginal bacteria keep the yeast in check. Candida in women is usually indicated by any kind of vaginal discharge, itching, burning, or possible dryness. There may be irritability, bloating, anxiety and nervousness.

The causes of Candida can be diet from dairy, coffee, alcohol, sodas and refined sugars. It may also be caused from hormonal imbalances, sometimes caused by chemical birth control.

Modern medicine treats Candida with other less harmful fungus medicines (one fungus treats another!!!). There is a little control, and only long-term treatments continue to help.

Natural solutions will help regulate the pH levels with the following treatments. Also get your hormones in balance, and regulate your diet, eliminating dairy, coffee, alcohol, sodas and refined sugars.

Short term control includes using 1,000 micrograms of Biotin (a B vitamin that controls sugar and carbohydrate metabolism) two to three times a day. Use this daily for at least 2 weeks. If this is not sufficient, add the trace mineral Molybdonem 150 micrograms twice a day.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Candida – Yeast

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb singles for hormonal balance:

Blessed Thistle – to help the liver balance hormones

Vitex – to balance estrogen and progesterone levels


Cell Salts to Help Candida – Yeast Infection

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – toxicity, yellow discharges
#10 Nat phos 6X – acidity, creamy discharges
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver support, yellow discharge


Candida – Yeast Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Homeopathic combination:

Natra Bio Candida Yeast formula: Baptisia, Bryonia, Echinacea Angustifolia, Eupatorium perf, Thuja, Viscum album, Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosus.

Homeopathic singles:

Argentum nit – Digestive disturbances and sugar cravings. Anxiety and nervous conditions.

Pulsatilla– Nervous crying women with creamy changing vaginal discharges. Changeable moods.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

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Dental Surgery Natural Remedies

Dental surgery complications include bleeding, infection, and inflammation. These complications are generally treated with antibiotics and pain killers that may have unwanted side effects. Make sure to use probiotics like Primadophalis Reuteri after antibiotics. The natural outlook is preventative in nature, but can be used at any time.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Healing from Dental Surgery

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herbs are directed toward healing tissue and keeping infection at bay by killing bacteria. Use each tincture, 40 drops in 8 ounces of water; gargle four times a day.

Calendula tincture – for healing tissue, use same as other tinctures.

Goldenseal tincture – immune stimulant, antibacterial.

Myrrh tincture – antiseptic, commonly used for problems in the mouth.

Plantain tincture – use same as others.


Cell Salts to Help Heal from Dental Surgery

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue health
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp shooting pains, connective tissue health
#12 Silicea 6X – prevention of infection


Dental Surgery Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Remedies for preparation, complications, and dental trauma:

Use these remedies several days before:

Arnica montana – the day before, take 30c. Helps the healing process, especially soft tissues. Reduces the likelihood of excessive bleeding and prevention of anti-biotic use.

Calendula – 30c for people that are slow healers.

Echinacea angustifolia – take 30c for a few days to stimulate the immune system.

Phosphorus – to prevent bleeding, and for those sensitive to anesthesia, use 200c the day before.

Veratrum album – pale cold sweating of the forehead; for circulatory collapse. Use 30c the day before.

Remedies to use in case of complications:

Apis mellifica – inflammation and swelling of the mucus membranes and area of the skin. The character of swelling ins allergic. Much worse from pressure, desires cold compresses.

Bryonia – inflammation with clear discharge. Better from pressure, rest, and lying on painful parts; worse from any movement. Room must be warm.

Echinacea angustifolia, Lachesis, Pyrogenium – the most important combination in first aid for beginning infective processes.

Hepar sulph – used to ripen abscesses. Sensitive to movement and cold temperatures. Boils that are beginning to reabsorb. Helps reduce severe inflammation.

Merc solubis – pain with severe inflammation, swelling, tendency to pus formation. Bad breath. Bad smelling sweat. Swelling of lymph glands.

Myristica – “homeopathic knife” – opens abscesses.

Silicea – chronic infections with pus and stinky secretions, and joint involvement.

Sulphur iodatum – following operations of inflammation chronically or lymphatic infections. Chronic infections that can be reabsorbed.

Remedies for dental trauma:

Arnica montana – blunt trauma. General exhaustive feeling. Hematoma (blood clots), pain of trauma, sensitivity to movement. Better from cold applications.

Bellis perennis – pain from wound healing. Doesn’t like cold applications. Improvement from movement.

Calendula – severe wounds in teeth and jaw region. Torn tissues, poor healing tendency.

Hypericum – used for wounds without bruising. Generally for mechanical punctures or nerve injuries from dental instruments.

Ledum – for puncture wounds, also pains from injections.

Ruta graveolens – periosteum (bone covering) injuries.

Staphysagria – pain and paralysis from sharp (knife) or dental cuts.

Symphytum – bone injuries or teeth extraction. Severe pains, better from rest.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Ear Infection Natural Remedies

Pain in the ears may signal an inner ear infection. Found mostly in infants to children six years of age, ear infections can affect older children as well as adults. Prominent signs of ear infections include pain, crying, pulling at the ears, dizziness, and discharges when the eardrum bursts, loss of hearing, and sometimes glands under the jaw are painful and swollen.

Common causes of ear infections include allergic reactions to dairy or baked goods, feeding a child solid food before they are 12 months, reactions to mother’s milk from the food she has been eating, and allergens in the air or even second hand smoke. Look for blocked Eustachian tubes also.

Modern medicine usually treats ear infections with antibiotics; then the infection usually returns about every few weeks as the antibiotic only treated symptoms. If chronic, then tubes are put in the ears; sometimes this doesn’t work. Then there are the side effects and toxicity of the medications involved.

The natural perspective includes recognizing and earache before it gets going. An easy method is to press on the bone behind both ears firmly without causing pain, and moving down to press on the Eustachian tube to the bottom of the neck. If the child, or adult, winces or is in pain on either side, then it’s most likely an earache or infection. Bear in mind that this method will catch most earaches, but check with your doctor. I suspect that children with vaccinations have more earaches; many other natural health practitioners believe the same way.

I used the following methods for my children when they were young and found positive results within 24 to 48 hours; you can also do this while the person is on medication.

Nutritionally help the child: Breast feed babies to 12 months old and have a diet free of dairy, baker’s goods and simple sugars. Use lots of Vitamin C (1000 mg a day unless diarrhea). The following remedies can clear Eustachian tube blockages:

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Ear Infections

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Externally, despite medical objections, warm olive oil put into the ears can reduce pain. Garlic and mullein oil may also be effective.

Herbal extracts taken internally in mild teas or glycerin extracts, you can us a combination for best effects:

Echinacea – immune boosting effects to help the body to beat infections, colds and flu.

Oregon grape root – to support the liver and immune system.

Yarrow – to help the lymphatic system as well as the kidneys; also reduces fevers.

Ginger – to warm the digestion and increase circulation.


Cell Salts to Help with Ear Infecitions

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

This is also a great formula for fevers of all kinds.

#4 Ferrum phos 6X – to reduce inflammation and fever, at the onset
#5 Kali mur 6X – to break up mucus and reduce Eustachian tube blockages, fevers
#7 Kali sulph 6X – yellow discharges, high fever


Ear Infection Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconite – 9 pm to midnight; sudden violent onset; brought on by cold dry winds or going hot to cold; restlessness, fearfulness, sensitive to noises; thirsty; fever only to 103 degrees; symptoms worse warmth, better with coolness.

Belladonna – sudden onset; fever 105 degrees; no thirst; delirium, convulsions; extremities cold; migraine; dilated pupils; acuteness of senses – oversensitive; blood rushes to spot of inflammation, heat, redness, and throbbing; scarlet fever;.

Chamomilla – screaming, highly emotional, oversensitive to pain, drives you crazy; demanding, can’t be pleased; teething pains; colic; better from being held, worse at night.

Ferrum phos – slow onset, similar to belladonna; fever 100-103 degrees; first remedy to use at onset.

Hepar sulph – can’t stand you touching them; croup, feet uncovered starts coughing; sensitive to wind feels like wind is blowing on some part; hyper sensitive, may commit an act of violence; splinter pains in throat to ear; better damp weather, worse from single parts getting cold.

Mercurius solubis – pattern of earaches and several antibiotics, recurring earaches; night aggravation; extreme restlessness; sweating, heat changing to chills and back; sensitive to temperature changes; bad breath; face pale; wets pillow with extra saliva; chronic sore throats.

Pulsatilla – adult women’s remedy; thirstless, paleness; aftermath of thick nasal discharges; person is soft, gentle, whiny, clingy; changes in symptoms and mood; better in open air and sitting up, worse in stuffy rooms, eating rich fatty foods, and at twilight.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Remedies for Fever in Adults

Fevers are the body’s response to accumulated toxins; they are a barometer as to what is going on inside our body. It is our vital force’s attempt to heal the body. One may experience heat or even chills. Generating the ability to kill bacteria and viruses to facilitate elimination through perspiration, a fever is considered 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, with some fluctuation. To do this, blood flow to the skin and the heart rate are increased to create better circulation, and then elimination is improved.

Disease organisms (viruses from flu or cold) are garbage men just trying to do their job. Help them by facilitating heat and sweating. Then they multiply the work force and the job is done quicker. Hydrotherapy, homeopathy, cell salts, and herbs can help this.

Prevention is always your best option.  Following healthy diet and lifestyle habits does that. A poor diet increases mucus production in the body. Mucus is produced in response to a toxin build – up in the body. Toxins are produced by poor digestion, but more importantly by mucus – producing foods such as dairy products, fast foods, processed foods, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and soda pop, to mention a few.

REMEMBER, WHEN IN DOUBT, SEE A DOCTOR!

Modern medicine uses medications to treat fever. These medications can adversely affect the liver while the cause still goes unattended. To reduce the fever artificially only causes toxicity to go deeper into the tissues. Antibiotics are a temporary fix that leaves the dead bacteria as a toxic refuse

Use Zinc (50 – 100mg a day) as a supplement to strengthen the immune system to remove toxins that may cause fevers.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Fever in Adults

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herbs are directed toward inducing perspiration. Diaphoretic herbs induce perspiration; they enter the circulation and throw off toxins by the sweat glands and stimulate the local nerve fibers to increase their action. They influence the peripheral sensory nerves, which relax and dilate the superficial capillaries and vessels, which aide increased blood flow. They stimulate the sweat glands indirectly by stimulating the cells in the central nervous system from which the sweat glands are influenced.

Hot water, alone, is a diaphoretic. Hot baths are diaphoretic. Diaphoresis is used for pneumonia, pleurisy, peritonitis, and inflammation of the stomach, spleen, bowels, kidneys, bladder, uterus, or brain.

Diaphoretics need to be taken as a hot tea, or capsules with hot water or they may only act as diuretics for the kidneys. Always use warm drinks, but not to the exhaustion of the body.

Choose 2 or 3 herbs taken together (1 teaspoon) of the dry combination; steep for 10 minutes in boiled water, drink while very warm.

Diaphoretic herbs include:

Yarrow – diaphoretic, liver, diuretic
Chamomile – diaphoretic, digestive, nerves
Pleurisy root – diaphoretic, lungs, nervine
Boneset – diaphoretic, nerves, fevers
Blessed Thistle – diaphoretic, hormones, liver
Thyme – diaphoretic, respiratory, nervine, infection
Hyssop – diaphoretic, respiratory, high blood pressure
Garden Sage – diaphoretic, perspiration, drying
Catnip – diaphoretic, nervine
Spearmint – diaphoretic, digestive, nervine


Cell Salts to Help with Fever in Adults

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – low fevers (102°F or lower)
#5 Kali mur 6X– medium fevers (102°F – 104°F)
#7 Kali sulph 6X – high fevers (103°F – 106°F)


Fever Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

These homeopathic remedies may be used for children or adults.

Aconitum – dry fevers; cause is dry cold weather or wind; fearful; inner heat-outer cold; face pale sitting, turning red lying down; thirst and restlessness.

Belladonna – sweating fever; high fever from infection; sudden onset; hot head with cold extremities; dilated pupils-sensitive to light and movement; no thirst with fever.

Bryonia – dry hard crampy irritating cough; worse least amount of motion, better by rest; chill with hot head and red face worse in warm room; pain with deep breathing; pleurisy, headache, weakness, profuse perspiration.

Eupatorium – wiped out feeling, whole body painful; painful joints, neck; painful cough; cold damp weather brings it on; thirst then chill with aching of bones; influenza.

Ferrum Phos – at beginning of fever and inflammation; thirsty; face color pale changing to red.

Gelsemium – slow onset; chills up and down back; trembles-shakes; cold sweat; dizziness, dullness, sleepy; dull headache; slow pulse; apathetic; no thirst; influenza.

Pulsatilla – slow or quick onset; earaches with or without fever; thirstless in fever or heat; person is whiny and weepy, changeable moods; better in open air, worse in warm stuffy rooms; symptoms may be one-sided, one hand cold, one side cold, sweaty or numb.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Children’s Natural Fever Remedies

A rise in body temperature above 99° Fahrenheit constitutes a fever. Symptoms may include tiredness, weakness, heat of the forehead, and chills. Causes of fever include toxicity, or the flu or a cold, and may be commonly connected with ear infections. The thyroid, pituitary, and hypothalamus malfunction can also contribute to body temperature. The child’s diet may also be the cause of fever.

From the medical perspective, fever is an inappropriate response of the immune system and is treated with antibiotics, cold baths, and cold wet towels. While these may temporarily drop the temperature, they don’t solve the underlying problems. The most common medical solution is to administer Tylenol® which may damage the liver and cause overdosing in children due to the sweet flavorful taste.

From the natural perspective, fevers are the body’s response to accumulated toxins. They are a barometer as to what is going on inside our body. Disease organisms are garbage men just trying to do their job. Help them by facilitating the heat and sweating. Then they multiply the work force and the job is done quicker. Hydrotherapy, homeopathy, cell salts, and herbs can help this.

REMEMBER, WHEN IN DOUBT, SEE A DOCTOR!

In little children the fever can rise to 106° Fahrenheit without problems. For children with high fevers of 105°-106° use sponge baths to bring down fever a degree or two. The biggest challenge is to keep children hydrated. Children that will drink fluids are usually safe using natural methods. “Dry” fevers are dangerous as the child will not drink and this may necessitate going to the doctor.

Of course, fevers treated early are easier to manage. If you feel uncomfortable at any time or the fever is uncontrolled for more than 48 hours check with your doctor. The first thing is prevention by having a clean diet that is free of dairy, simple or refined sugars and fast foods.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Children’s Fevers

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Using herbs for sweating will help alleviate fever. The following herbs are diaphoretic (help you sweat). They should be served very warm or hot (best served as a tea or in hot lemonade to hide the taste of the herbs). Prepare by making a tea from the herbs or using herbs by dropper full (15 – 20 drops) in the hot lemonade. Wrap the child up warm and let sweat until the fever breaks.

Catnip – diaphoretic, nerves, improves digestion, also for colic and teething
Elder flowers – also reduces tension as well as fever.
Peppermint – use the herb not the oil, improves digestion.


Cell Salts to Help with Children’s Fevers

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferrum phos 6X – at first onset, low to medium fevers
#5 Kali mur 6X – to reduce mucus congestion (cause of fevers in colds)
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve weakness, stress, looks gray and pasty
#7 Kali sulph 6X – supports detoxification, sweating, acute yellowish coating on tongue


Children’s Fever Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconite – high fever after exposure to dry cold or cold winds, when perspiration has been checked by draughts, or from getting wet while heated; thirst; sudden onset. 101-103°

Arnica – fever after wounds or hard physical labor or excessive exercise; feverishness with bruised feeling; desire to lie down; restless; bed feels too hard, thirst while chills.

Belladonna – high fever with no thirst after having the hair cut, riding in a cold wind, going to dances, or other excitement; face bright red and hot; eyes bright and pupils dilated; restless; throbbing headache. 103-106°

Bryonia – fever in rheumatic or irritable individuals, after taking cold or getting heated in summer; profuse perspiration even from slow walking; headache as if the head would burst on stooping; feeling of dry, burning heat inside; desire to keep quiet, worse any movement.

Gelsemium – fevers with weakness and trembling; nervous children; thirstless; chilliness; bursting-pressure headaches, exhaustion after slight effort.

Ignatia – depression and prostration with fever; headache as if a nail in the side of the head; loss of appetite; yawning and sighing especially after grief, bad news, shame or mortification, and for children often having been scolded or punished.

Pulsatilla – changeable fevers; feverishness following an indiscretion of diet as in eating pastry, ice-cream, pork or sausage; worse in warm stuffy rooms; child is weep, whiny and clingy; chills without thirst.

Rhus Tox – fever after getting wet, straining a single muscle, keeping on wet clothes, going for a swim in too cold of water, or sleeping in a damp bed; restless, changing position constantly; stiff and sore.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Leg Ulcers Natural Remedies

Leg ulcers begin with small open areas of the skin, mostly of the lower third of the lower leg. If neglected it may grow to open sores which are round or irregular shaped. These leg ulcers may deepen and appear as a dirty green-gray mass or raised irregular inflamed borders.

With leg ulcers there can be severe pain that radiates to the whole leg. Legs can be swollen and have inflammation, fever, and bleeding. Complications of leg ulcers include infection, pus discharges, and blood clots (thrombosis).

Causes of leg ulcers include constitutional connective tissue weakness and nutritional deficiencies of the skin. Scratching can cause inflammation and eventually small wounds. Leg ulcers can be caused from stresses of pregnancy, standing on the feet from a job, lack of exercise, constipation, or deficient sanitary care.

Natural care of leg ulcers is prevention or early treatment to prevent complications using a combination of natural therapies over a long period of time. Eliminating causes of leg ulcers is an important part of therapy. It is important to have a doctor watch for blood clots, gangrene or other complications. Antibiotics may be prescribed for infections but it is hard to reverse this condition.

Diet – it is important to stop smoking, alcohol, coffee, black tea. Also look at medications as a causative factor – do your research and incite the help of your pharmacist and doctor.

Supplements to assist are Grape seed extract at 300 mg a day to improve tissue integrity; Coenzyme Q10 at 100 mg a day for circulation and heart protection.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Leg Ulcers

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or tincture for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Butcher’s broom – circulatory integrity and competence, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant.

Gingko biloba – oxygenation and circulation of veins and arteries, memory, concentration, hearing.

Hawthorn berries – vein and artery integrity, reduce stress, lowers blood pressure.

Yarrow – repair and maintain artery and vein integrity, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergy, antispasmodic, improves digestion. 

Herbal topical remedies for leg ulcers may be used along with all other therapies.

Calendula crème or gel – wound healer.

Honey kills bacteria and heals wounds.

Chamomile – make a flower pack from flowers ground up with hot water; put on wound and seal with plastic to remain overnight.

Flax seed – ground and mixed with hot water; put on wound and seal with plastic to remain overnight.


Cell Salts to Help with Leg Ulcers

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#10 Nat phos 6X – leg ulcers from acidity and digestive problems
#11 Nat sulph 6X – swelling with leg ulcers, removes excess fluid, supports liver health
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity, infection in wounds, person may be thin, cold or shy


Leg Ulcers Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Homeopathic remedies for leg with clear margins (clean edges):

Carbo veg – chronic leg ulcers from heart problems; exhausted people; legs and lips are bluish but have intense burning while legs are cold.

Kali bichromicum – for leg ulcers with yellow green pus; pain is better from heat; alcohol consumption may be a problem.

Nitricum acidum – pains are sticking like a splinter; leg ulcers bleed easily; worse cold, better from warmth; may have a prickly personality.

Homeopathic remedies for leg ulcers with irregular margins:

Arsenicum album – leg ulcer is burning but feels better from heat; ulcers discharges are streaked with blood; pain worse 10pm to 2am, worst at midnight; perfectionist personality.

Fluoricum acidum – leg ulcer edges are inflamed, hard, shining, but not painful; itching is word from heat; skin around ulcer is hard, dry and rough; may have financial issues.

Lachesis – around leg ulcer is sensitive to touch and may look purple; ulcer may bleed and smell bad; pain better from starting menses or from bleeding; jealousy; left-sided problems.

Mercurius solubis – superficial leg ulcer but large and infected; person sensitive to temperature changes with narrow comfort range.

Mezereum – area around leg ulcer has blisters with yellowish or brownish fluid and may produce yellow crusts; painful itching.

Secale – destructive varicose leg ulcers and bad smelling discharges; may progress to gangrene; poor circulation from smoking; cold hands and feet; severe cramping.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

UTI, Urinary Tract Infections Natural Remedies

A UTI, Urinary Tract Infection, is an inflammation of the kidneys, bladder, or the urethra. Symptoms of UTI include pain, burning or urge to urinate. Causes of UTI may include sensitivity to soaps, poor sanitary conditions, or especially in urinary tract infection in women, from a short urethra.

Most urinary tract infections treatments are with antibiotics, which kill both the bad and the good bacteria, which is needed for a healthy environment. If you have chronic urinary tract infections, see a urologist to be sure there is not a serious problems or even a deformity.

From the natural perspective, UTI, urinary tract infections may be a result of lack of antioxidants, poor diet, and sanitation issues. Chronic urinary tract infections may be a sign of childhood abuse, especially if antibiotics don’t work, or there are no laboratory signs of infection in the urinary tract.

What you can do naturally: Treatment of symptoms of UTI, Urinary Tract Infections can include taking D-Mannose which may help avoid bacteria sticking to the walls of the mucus membranes. Cranberry extracts can also be effective. Remember to avoid tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soda pop.

If you are having constant problems, see also Internal Cystitis.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Urinary Tract Infection

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Horsetail (Shave grass) – diuretic and healthy for the urinary tract.

Nettle – anti-inflammatory herb, full of minerals, drying effect.

Uva ursi – for treatment of symptoms of UTI. Use only for a few days.


Cell Salts to Help Urinary Tract Infections

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr Phos 6X – inflammation
#5 Kali Mur 6X – mucus and inflammation
#8 Mag Phos 6X – spasms, muscles
#10 Nat Phos 6X – over acidity


Urinary Tract Infection Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Berberis – radiating urinary tract infection pain from kidney to the bladder or from kidney to ureter, liver, stomach, spleen, arresting breathing. Pain in thighs and loins on urinating. Urine with red sediment. Urethra burns when not urinating. Bubbling urinary tract infection pain in region of kidneys. Pain from kidney stones. Worse from motion, standing. Mentally and physically tired, not inclined to do anything. Apathetic; indifferent.

Cantharis – constant urge to urinate. Acute cystitis, nephritis. Intolerable tenesmus (spasmodic contraction), cutting before, during and after urine. Urine burning, scalding with cutting urinary tract infection pain. Urine may be bloody or jelly-like. Better warm applications, rest; worse urinating and after. Anxious restlessness, ending in rage; constantly attempts to do something but accomplishes nothing.

Equisetum – urinary tract infection pain in kidneys, bladder and urinary passages; constant desire to urinate; passes large quantities of clear, light-colored urine; urine can be cloudy. Pain severe at close of urination. Burning, cutting pain in urethra, pricking. Rising at night to urinate. Bedwetting in children. Better continued motion, afternoon, from lying down; worse movement, touch, pressure or contact. Very irritable and easily fatigued.

Medorrhinum – painful tenesmus (spasmodic contraction) when urinating. Ammonia-urine, scalding; urine flows very slowly. Bedwetting. Better damp weather, bending back or stretching, fresh air, rubbing; worse sunrise to sunset, heat 3 am to 4 am. Everything seems unreal, time passes to slow; hurried, anxious, wild feeling.

Sarsaparilla – tenesmus (spasmodic contraction) of bladder. Urinary tract infection pain from right kidney downward. Severe pain at conclusion of urination. Can pass urine only when standing; urine dribbles while sitting. Urine bloody, pussy. Kidney colic and painful urination in infants; child screams before and while passing urine. Better warmth, standing, uncovering neck and chest; worse sitting, cold, wet, dampness.

Staphysagria – chronic urinary tract infection where antibiotics don’t help, or there is no medical reason for infection. For those with a history of sexual abuse, or get painful urinary tract infections after intercourse.

Thuja – cutting squeezing in bladder and urethra; bladder feels paralyzed, must wait for urination. Desire sudden and urgent, but cannot be controlled. Urethra infection swollen inflamed. Fight causes of UTI, Better warm, motion, crossing legs, pressure; worse cold dampness, during menses, urinating. Introverted; fixed ideas; hurried with ill humor, talks hastily.

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