Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both women and men alike, although symptoms are more widespread in women. Trichomoniasis is the most common, treatable vaginal infection in women. Trichomoniasis is caused by a microorganism called Trichomonas vaginalis. Women can acquire Trichomoniasis from infected women or men, although men usually get it only from infected women. Aside from other conventional treatments such as pharmaceutical medications, this infection can easily be treated by natural herbs.
Consume garlic in capsule form. Garlic is a natural antibiotic which contains a potent compound called allicin. This compound naturally lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. It is also effective in treating infections like trichomoniasis. Take one 500 mg capsule every day. You can also add garlic to your diet for maximum benefit.
Take milk thistle capsules. Milk thistle includes a powerful phytochemical called silymarin which can aid your liver to eliminate toxins produced by the microorganisms responsible for causing trichomoniasis. The recommended dosage is three 400 capsules three times a day.
Take Echinacea herb in capsule form. Echinacea is a natural antibiotic which acts by destroying the cellular walls of microorganisms especially Trichomonas vaginalis. The recommended dosage to combat Trichomoniasis is one 200 mg capsule taken four times daily.
Drink Chinese gentian root (Long Dan Chao) tea. This root acts by destroying the microorganisms in the vagina while lessening pain and eliminating unpleasant vaginal discharge. Chinese gentian root tea is available at all Chinese pharmacies or Chinese supermarkets. Drink this tea three times daily for four days.
Eat foods high in vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens and helps your cervix make collagen, which is needed to hold your cervical cells close together, preventing parasitic and bacterial infections. Foods high in vitamin C include grapefruit and other citrus fruits, strawberries and broccoli. You can also take 150 mg of vitamin C capsules. Ascorbic acid is another term for vitamin C.
References and Resources"The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines," Matthew Wood, Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Sep 15, 1997
"The Complete Guide To Herbal Medicines," Juan R. Avila and Charles W. Fetrow, Publisher: Pocket Books, Aug 29, 2000