Alternative Treatments for Antibiotic Resistant Syphilis
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According to media reports, several sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including syphilis, gonorrhea, and congenital syphilis continued to increase even despite the COVID pandemic. While cases of gonorrhea increased by 10% in 2020 from the year prior, cases of syphilis increased by only 7% in 2020. But syphilis is a multistage disease that masquerades as other types of disease in some individuals. Indeed, syphilis has been referred to throughout history as The Great Imitator.
Because syphilis can imitate other diseases and because antibiotic resistance is becoming a major global problem, we felt like it was important to talk here about alternative treatments for antibiotic resistant syphilis. Though penicillin G is the front-line treatment that still works in most cases to treat syphilis, yaws, bejel, and pinta, Treponema pallidum has shown some clinically significant resistance toward azithromycin and other macrolide antibiotics. For individuals who are allergic to penicillin, antibiotic resistant syphilis that does not respond to macrolides like azithromycin (Zithromax), erythromycin, clarithromycin, and roxithromycin is a serious issue.
In this article we discuss Reactive Oxygen Species medicines that can be used as an at home treatment for syphilis, even antibiotic resistant syphilis. Additionally, we discuss herbal remedies for syphilis as well as the use of an FDA-approved medicine known as dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) that has the power to make antibiotics that are no longer working against antibiotic resistant bacteria able to work again. Though DMSO is an FDA-approved medication, many doctors don’t realize that it can be used in this way to improve the effectiveness of drugs like penicillin or azithromycin in successfully treating antibiotic resistant bacteria.
What is syphilis?
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably all too familiar with what syphilis is. But our goal here is to present alternative thinking in regard to this disease to help people find and use cures for syphilis successfully at home. Nonetheless, we’ll review some basic information about syphilis to establish some common ground with our readers. In the developed world, syphilis is mostly transmitted either through sexual contact or from a mother to her unborn child. In the undeveloped world, however, syphilis is often transmitted through casual, skin-to-skin touch. The other diseases that are caused by the Treponema bacteria are treated using some of the same treatments (such as penicillin G and azithromycin) as syphilis.
Though the diseases we list below are not transmitted sexually, the Treponema pallidum subspecies is indistinguishable from the bacterial subspecies that causes syphilis. In this article, we acknowledge that the topic of STDs is highly charged and that syphilis is a disease that is regularly and consistently misdiagnosed as another disease and that indeed, there are diseases that look exactly like syphilis under a microscope and that these other diseases like yaws, bejel, and pinta, are transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Scientists who study syphilis are well aware of the diagnostic difficulties that syphilis presents. The microorganism that causes syphilis can’t be cultured in a petri dish, which makes it unique, and a challenge to study in depth. Some scientists recognize that while venereal syphilis can be transmitted sexually, that syphilis sores can occur anywhere on the body. And it appears (according to research) that Treponema pallidum can penetrate intact mucous membranes because T. pallidum has hyaluronidase, a substance that increases its penetrating power through intact membranes. A small wound or open areas of the skin may also become areas of infection if someone comes into contact with a patient who has syphilis. Experiments in rabbits have revealed that just four to eight spirochetes of the T. pallidum bacteria can cause a syphilis infection. So if you were diagnosed with syphilis, but you don’t feel like you got this disease via sexual contact, you might be right. The Treponema pallidum spirochete bacteria is so small that special staining methods and dark-field microscopy must be used to see them.
In other words, a person who is diagnosed with syphilis may have caught a bacterial subspecies via casual skin-to-skin contact under certain conditions. And their doctor may misdiagnose syphilis (we’ll talk more about this later). Patients may experience humiliation at the doctor’s office and they may not be listened to in a productive way that leads to a cure for this disease and the symptoms that it causes. But patients can use Reactive Oxygen Species medicines, DMSO, and herbal remedies to treat syphilis at home. Patients who suspect they have syphilis can treat themselves using Reactive Oxygen Species medicine, DMSO, and herbal medicines to overcome the disease and patients who believe that they don’t have syphilis, but rather a different disease entirely can also use the super-broad-spectrum Reactive Oxygen Species medicines and DMSO to treat themselves at home even without a firm diagnosis.
Other Diseases Caused by the Syphilis Bacteria Treponema
Syphilis is caused by the bacteria known as Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum and it is regarded as a sexually transmitted disease that develops in stages that evolve into different symptoms, but there are other diseases caused by different subspeices of Treponema pallidum that are not sexually transmitted. These diseases include the following:
Nonvenereal Endemic Syphilis Diseases
Nonvenereal Endemic Syphilis are diseases other than syphilis, the sexually transmitted disease, that is, which is caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies endemicum. As early as the 1990s, nonvenereal treponematoses diseases (syphilis diseases that are not sexually transmitted) like Yaws, Endemic Syphilis, and Pinta, were becoming more common in the developed world. All of these nonvenereal forms of syphilis are identical to sexually transmitted syphilis under the microscope. In other words, a lab technician who identifies the Treponema pallidum bacteria that causes syphilis won’t be able to tell the difference between this subspecies of the bacteria and the subspecies of bacteria that cause Yaws, Pinta, and Bejel.
The various other diseases that are caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria are transmitted primarily through casual (non-sexual) skin-to-skin contact. All of them follow the same chronic, relapsing course that involves skin problems and tumor-like growths. Scientists 30 years ago were concerned about the increasing worldwide travel that was bringing Treponema pallidum infections back to developed regions of the world such as Europe and the U.S. Today, patients need to know about and be able to identify syphilis infection in themselves and they need to be aware of the fact that they can catch versions of this disease through casual skin-to-skin contact.
Below we provide a short description of the other Treponema pallidum diseases that are transmitted casually through skin-to-skin contact so that patients can think critically about their own symptoms to determine whether or not their disease fits the symptom profile of a syphilis disease.
- Yaws is caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue.
- It is spread through direct, non-sexual contact with the fluid from a lesion of an infected person.
- Yaws is a tropical infection that affects the skin, bones, and joints.
- It is often transmitted from child-to-child.
- Symptoms of yaws include round, hard swellings on the skin between 2 and 5 cm in diameter.
- Inflammation on the skin may break open to form an ulcer that heals after 3-6 months.
- The second stage of infection begins weeks to years later when the bacteria spreads into the blood and lymph, the joints and bones may become involved in the disease. Patients may feel fatigue and new skin lesions may develop. Skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet may break open and bones may become misshapen.
- After a patient has the active form of the disease for 5 years or more, large areas of the skin may die.
- Treatment for yaws in conventional medicine settings involves the use of the antibiotic azithromycin (oral form) and benzathine penicillin (by injection).
- T. pallidum pertenue depends on high temperature and high humidity to survive, it is generally only found in South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.
- Bejel is caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies endemicum.
- Bejel also known as endemic syphilis is a non-venereal form of the disease.
- This disease occurs primarily in the Middle East and in the southern Sahara of western Africa.
- Bejel is transmitted through contact with lesions. It can be transmitted through kissing or the use of shared, contaminated eating utensils.
- It is often transmitted from child-to-child.
- Bejel begins as an eruption in the mouth and on the skin around the mouth. Lesions then may develop on the trunk, arms, and legs. The disease then becomes latent.
- In the later stages of the disease, soft, gummy ulcerations of the skin and bones may occur. Loss of skin pigmentation may occur. Ulcerations of the center of the face are common.
- Bejel treatment is typically penicillin G administered intramuscularly. Azithromycin and doxycycline are also administered orally in some cases to treat bejel.
Pinta (also known as azul, carate, empeines, lota, mal del pinto, and tina)
- Pinta is caused by Treponema carateum. Treponema carateum is a bacteria that is morphologically and serologically identical to the bacteria that causes syphilis.
- This is a human skin disease that is endemic to Central America, South America, and Mexico.
- Of the treponemal infections that we’ve listed in this article, Pinta is the least severe.
- Pinta is limited to the skin and is thought to be transmitted from person-to-person via skin contact (similar to yaws and bejel).
- Two to three weeks after exposure to Pinta, the patient develops a raise papule that enlarges to become scaly or flaky. These lesions usually occur on the arms or the legs.
- Lymph node enlargement is common.
- Three to nine months later, the patient may develop thick, flat lesions known as pintids that appear all over the entire body.
- Many people recover from Pinta, but some people go on to develop later stages of Pinta. Later stages may involve pigmentation changes to the skin (either hyperpigmentation or depigmentation) that can be disfiguring.
- Pinta treatment involves penicillin, tetracycline, azithromycin, or chloramphenicol.
What are the four stages of syphilis?
Syphilis tends to follow a predictable course that takes shape over the course of many years. Patients may believe that they’ve cured their disease when, in fact, they’ve entered into a period of latency.
The four stages of syphilis are:
People with early stage syphilis will have different symptoms than people with tertiary stage syphilis.
- Primary stage syphilis
The primary stage usually involves just one chancre or multiple chancres. These chancres are firm, non-itchy, painless skin ulcerations that are between 1-2 centimeters in diameter.
- Secondary stage syphilis
This stage of syphilis is characterized by a diffuse rash that may include the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. Sores may appear in the mouth or in the vagina s well.
- Latent stage syphilis
Latent stage syphilis may last for months or years. During this stage, patients may experience very few symptoms or no symptoms at all.
- Tertiary stage syphilis
In tertiary stage syphilis, soft, non-cancerous growths called “gummas” may develop. The patient may also begin to experience neurological problems or cardiovascular issues.
The Politics and History of Syphilis
This article won’t delve deeply into the political history of syphilis and how this disease has been studied and propagated (in some cases) unethically by doctors through the ages, but we did want to mention some important syphilis-related political topics that readers may want to consider if they’re trying to better understand this disease.
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male / The Tuskegee Experiment / The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
This was a horrifically unethical study that was conducted by the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1932 and 1972. The Tuskegee Study observed a group of almost 400 African Americans with syphilis to see what happens when syphilis is left untreated. The men who participated in the study were not informed that they were going to be left untreated. In fact, they were promised free medical care for participation in the study. No one ever informed them of their syphilis diagnosis and these men were provided with disguised placebos and ineffective treatment methods. More than 100 of the men died as a direct result of the study and the remaining men suffered needlessly.
None of the men were treated with penicillin even though it became widely available in 1947. The study continued under the Public Health Service supervisors through 1972. The study was ended when a leak to the press resulted in the termination of the Tuskegee Study on November 16, 1972.
Syphilization at the London Lock Hospital / English Syphilization Experiments
Dr. James Lane and Dr. George Gascoyen administered a procedure known as “syphilization” or “syphilisation” to patients at the London Lock Hospital in 1867. This procedure involved patient inoculations with syphilis pathogens taken from other infected patients. Each patient receive 102-468 inoculations as part of an experiment to determine whether the patients would develop immunity against re-infection with the disease.
Syphilis and Optimum Temperature Range
Researchers have noted that the Treponema pallidum syphilis bacteria are thermophobic and that the bacteria prefer cool temperatures. They have little resistance to high temperatures and survive best at a temperature range between 30-37 degrees Celsius. The temperature preference of the syphilis bacteria has been used to explain why lesions tend to occur in the groin and arm pits and other areas of the body that tend to be kept at a higher temperature.
Yaws and the Treponema pallidum bacteria has been shown experimentally to be spread via flies, but patients may tend to develop lesions in the vagina, rectum or on the scrotum due to the additional heat in these areas of the body. This fact is not widely known though it was noted in a document that was sponsored by the WHO.
Syphilis as The Great Imitator of Other Diseases
Syphilis vs. Herpes
Syphilis and herpes may look similar which means that one can be misdiagnosed as the other.
Syphilis vs. Monkeypox
A number of patients who are being diagnosed with monkeypox may actually have syphilis or vice versa.
Gastritis and digestive involvement in a syphilis infection can be misdiagnosed as any of the following diseases:
- Crohn’s Disease,
- H. pylori Infection and/or stomach ulcers
- Gastric carcinoma / gastric cancer
- Clostridium difficile / C. difficile / also known as “C diff”
- Giardia lamblia
Several case studies have discovered the presence of Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers) with Treponema pallidum (the bacteria that causes syphilis). In one study, a 49-year old man with stomach pain was given an endoscopy. Microscopic examination of his gastric tissue biopsy showed an “overwhelming number of ´corkscrew-like´spirochetes”. These spirochete bacteria were identified as Treponema pallidum, or the bacteria that causes syphilis. Further study also showed the presence of Helicobacter pylori.
In a second case study, a 29-year old homosexual male presented at the doctor’s office with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and hearing problems. The man had lost 40 pounds due to watery diarrhea and aching gastric pain that would come and go, but that got worse when the man ate. Often, he would vomit within 10 minutes of eating. Doctors tested this man for Clostridium difficile, Giardia lamblia, Helicobacter pylori, Hepatitis C, and HIV, but all of these tests were negative. Then, at long last, the doctors finally tested him for Treponema pallidum, which was positive.
Patients with syphilitic gastritis, are misdiagnosed approximately 87% of the time, according to scientific literature. About 92% of patients who are infected with Treponema pallidum feel pain or fullness in their stomach. Their upper abdomen may be tender as well. About 35% of patients with syphilitic gastritis experience gastric bleeding, which resembles a bleeding stomach ulcer. Approximately 43% of patients may experience fibrotic narrowing inside the stomach and rigidity of the stomach wall. Irregular folds can develop inside the stomach, ulcers and erosions, and nodular mucosa is also common in individuals with a syphilis infection that has moved to the stomach.
Approximately 83% of patients who are treated with penicillin G to resolve their stomach problems that are caused by the syphilis bacteria are able to get rid of their symptoms quickly. The other 17% of patients are recommended for surgery or because doctors believe the patients has lymphoma or another type of stomach cancer.
If you were among the 17% of patients who were unable to cure syphilis with antibiotics, consider talking with your doctor about the use of DMSO, or choose a Reactive Oxygen Species medicine and/or herbal treatment for syphilis as an alternative.
Neurosyphilis / Syphilitic Meningitis / Meningeal Syphilis
Neurosyphilis is also known as meningeal syphilis, meningeal neurosyphilis, or syphilitic aseptic meningitis. The symptoms of these diseases are caused by the syphilis bacteria when it infects the Central Nervous System. Inflammation of the meninges is a common feature of neurosyphilis which causes signs and symptoms of meningitis. As such, neurosyphilis can be misdiagnosed as another form of meningitis.
Symptoms of Meningitis Include:
- Stiff neck
- Sensitivity to light
- Mood changes
- Uncoordinated muscular movements
- Personality changes
- Cranial nerve palsies
- Seizures / convulsions
- Visual impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Hearing loss / deafness
- Bladder incontinence
- Below normal or total lack of normal reflexes (hyporeflexia)
- Lack of muscle tone
- Argyll Robertson pupil (pupils that are not reactive to light)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Charcot joint disease
Misdiagnoses of Neurosyphilis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Bipolar Disorder
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Stroke (primary)
- Bladder incontinence
- Hearing loss / deafness
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Charcot Joint Disease
NOTE: Meningitis is a medical emergency.
Syphilitic Meningitis occurs within 3-18 months after the patient is first infected with syphilis. The severity of the meningitis varies from individual to individual. Neurosyphilis generally occurs during the tertiary stage of the disease and can still be treated using Reactive Oxygen Species medicines, herbal therapy for syphilis, and other alternative treatments.
Cardiovascular Symptoms of Syphilis Infection
Patients who develop symptoms of meningitis and cardiovascular symptoms are said to have meningovascular syphilis. The symptoms of meningovascular syphilis occur during the second stage of the disease and can still be treated using Reactive Oxygen Species medicines and other alternative therapies.
Cardiovascular problems that can be caused by syphilis include:
- Aortic aneurysm
- Aortic valve insufficiency
- Acute myocardial infarction / Heart attack
- Coronary artery stenosis
- Coronary artery obstruction
- Heart Arrhythmia
One case study involved a woman who had a heart attack due to coronary artery stenosis that was caused by a syphilis infection. This woman didn’t receive antibiotics for her syphilis infection which caused the disease to progress to the second and third stage. When she received antibiotic treatment with penicillin G, her heart problems gradually cleared.
A second case study involving misdiagnosis of myocarditis involved a 68 year old man who was referred for a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion study. This man had already been diagnosed with HIV, borderline diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. He had been treated for syphilis in the past. The CMR study showed that his left ventricle was slightly dilated and he had an active, low-grade myocardial inflammation (myocarditis). He received the diagnosis of syphilitic myocarditis and received doxycycline by mouth at 200 mg daily for 1 month which resolved the problem.
How is syphilis spread?
Syphilis is said to spreads through direct contact with syphilis sores through intimate contact that happens during sexual behavior. And venereal syphilis can spread from a mother to her unborn infant. However, a variety of different diseases across the world are caused by the Treponema bacteria and these other diseases spread through casual skin contact with an infected person.
In 1957, the WHO reported that experiments showed that yaws could be transmitted by Hippelates flies. In this experiment, the flies fed first on infectious yaws lesions and then the flies infected rabbits with yaws. About 7 out of 68 rabbits were infected via the flies.
It is generally impossible for lab workers to tell the difference between venereal and non-venereal syphilis infections. Indeed, syphilis is hard to identify in terms of symptoms as well as in terms of laboratory efforts. The anti-Treponema antibody, for example, also stains the bacteria known as Helicobacter heilmanii.
The disease known as syphilis is caused by a bacteria known as Treponema pallidum, subspecies pallidum.
ROS Medicines as an Alternative Treatment for Drug Resistance Syphilis
Reactive Oxygen Species medicines like Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) / Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) provide an important alternative treatment option for those with drug resistant syphilis. CDS/MMS is one of the most convenient and widely used Reactive Oxygen Species medicines. Bacteria and viruses aren’t able to develop a resistance to CDS/MMS because of the way this medicine works to treat syphilis naturally through the release of reactive oxygen species. CDS/MMS releases the exact same type of reactive oxygen species that are released by white blood cells in response to infection.
Studies have shown that Treponema pallidum does not usually produce lesions in lung tissues and that it tends to prefer cells with lowered oxidation-reduction potentials. Reactive Oxygen Species medicines oxidized bacteria and other pathogens, essentially killing them by removing one or more of their electrons.
Treponema pallidum tends to prefer an anaerobic or low-oxygen environment as demonstrated by studies that showed that the presence of Vaccinia virus caused extremely large numbers of generalized syphilis lesions to form all over the body after inoculation with Treponema pallidum. Scientists believe that the Vaccinia virus may have provided an anaerobic condition necessary for Treponema pallidum to survive and to thrive.
Reactive Oxygen Species medicines are particularly effective against anaerobic pathogens and can be combined with DMSO to make them even more effective.
To learn more about CDS/MMS, download the Layperson’s Guide to Chlorine Dioxide and Miracle Mineral Solution.
Dimethylsulfoxide to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is an FDA-approved medicine that can be combined with other medicines like antibiotics to increase the strength and medical potency of these medications. DMSO is an FDA-approved medication so you can talk to your doctor about using DMSO to potentiate the effects of penicillin or azithromycin. When DMSO is combined with antibiotics to reverse drug resistance, the dosage may need to be lowered because the medicine will increase the strength of the medicine and it ability to seek out the syphilis bacteria.
DMSO can be combined with CDS/MMS to similarly potentiate this Reactive Oxygen Species medicine. To learn more about DMSO, download the Complementary Therapies That Can Be Used with Chlorine Dioxide book.
Using Heat to Treat Syphilis
One researchers noted that syphilis bacteria are thermophobic and that these spirochete bacteria prefer cool temperatures. They have little resistance to high temperatures and prefer a temperature range between 30-35 degrees Celsius. The temperature preference of the syphilis bacteria has been used to explain why lesions tend to occur in the groin and armpits and other areas of the body that tend to be kept at a higher temperature.
The influence of temperature on syphilis infection has been studied extensively as a factor that can directly influence the growth of Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that causes syphilis.
Hormone Levels and Syphilis
Reproductive hormone levels influence the progression of syphilis. Reproductive hormone levels can inhibit body’s ability to defend itself in terms of immunity against syphilis. Some of these immune system changes are specific. Some are non-specific.
Sex hormone levels and their effects on syphilis have been studied in experimental animals and the results of these experiments have shown that estrogens have an inhibiting action on syphilis symptoms. In contrast, androgens (testosterone, for example) have a tendency to enhance symptoms of syphilis. Studies in humans have tended to support the results of experimental tests on animals, but according to the WHO reports on these experiments, neither estrogen levels nor androgen levels tend to affect the general course of syphilis.
Of interest, however, is the fact that adrenocorticosteroid hormones can have a powerful effect on the evolution of syphilis. In other words, administration of cortisone and other related compounds can cause alterations in how syphilis progresses over time.
Rabbits who are given cortisone early in the development of syphilis, the syphilitic lesions tend to become globoid, pale, soft, and spongy. They don’t tend to turn into ulcers, but rather, they slowly increase in size. When cortisone is administered to rabbits with active early lesions or with lesions that are subsiding, the lesion changes toward into this soft, spongy type of lesion. If cortisone is administered, in contrast, when the healing stage is well-advanced, the progress in terms of healing is unaffected. With long-term administration of cortisone, some animals show regression and healing, while others get worse. Cortisone, it seems, suppresses antibody production against T. pallidum.
Penicillin can still be used to treat cortisone-treated and non-cortisone-treated animals with equal effectiveness.
Turpentine as a Cure for Syphilis
Dr. Jennifer Daniels is a turpentine advocate who explains that syphilis, lupus, and vaccines are related. She says that in the Tuskegee Experiment, scientists discovered that syphilis caused lupus symptoms and the Powers That Be then created the disease that we now know as “lupus”. She claims that lupus is syphilis, an interesting theory. Doctors often prescribe steroids / androgens for the treatment of lupus. She claims that the main way in which people are infected with syphilis is through vaccines. She says that the Treponema pallidum bacteria is a contaminant in the vaccines.
My theories regarding syphilis and lupus aren’t as well-developed as Dr. Jennifer Daniel’s theories, but when I’m in the middle of researching connections like these, I keep my mind open to the possibilities because sometimes, doing so helps me find the breadcrumb trail of scientific literature that connects the dots on a line of reasoning.
The WHO’s 1957 document talks about how there are three bacterial shapes: rods, spheres, and spirals. The spiral “spirochete” bacteria are less well-known and less studied that the other bacterial shapes. In the document, they note that there was a temptation among scientists at the time to view all spirochete bacteria as similar and related, but the WHO urged scientists to refrain from doing this. Dr. Daniels makes another connection in regard to bacteria with the same spiral shape when she talks about Lyme disease. She says that a group of 3 year olds in Lyme, CT developed arthritis symptoms that were attributed to a spirochete bacteria that they called “Lyme”. The 3 year olds were purportedly infected with this bacteria through vaccines.
Dr. Daniels then goes on to talk about the importance of clean air, good food, clean water, frequent bowel movements, and the use of medicinal turpentine to immobilize the bacteria and allow the immune system to heal.
If you are considering the use of medicinal turpentine oil to treat syphilis you should know that there’s a different type of turpentine known as paint thinner. Don’t use the turpentine paint thinner product medicinally. Also, don’t let the propaganda about medicinal turpentine oil scare you from using it. Big Pharma spends a lot of money making sure that people who think that medicinal turpentine oil might help them lose their courage when they read information about turpentine as a paint thinner. Seek out medicinal turpentine oil for the treatment of syphilis. Medicinal turpentine oil is made from the resin of the Pinus palustris or Pinus elliotii tree.
Medicinal Turpentine Oil has the following health benefits:
- Can be used to treat myiasis / maggot infection
- Natural treatment for multiple sclerosis
- Natural treatment for sexual dysfunction, especially sexual dysfunction that occurs with prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
Burdock Root is an important herb that’s used to “cleanse and purify the blood”. Average people today who aren’t familiar with herbal medicines to treat syphilis and other diseases might not see a lot of benefits in “cleaning or purifying the blood”. But as someone who’s worked with diseases like psoriasis, ulcers, eczema, and autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s disease, I can say that the cleansing and purifying properties of Burdock Root are extremely important. You see, disease like psoriasis that seem to be a skin problem are actually caused by the release of partially digested bacteria into the intestines. Partial digestion of bacteria leaves behind peptidoglycans that are extremely irritating to the intestines…so irritating in fact that they can cause leaky gut. And once the digestive system starts leaking these peptidoglycans into the blood supply, they often end up in the skin where they cause more irritation in the form of psoriatic plaques. Burdock Root may not be famous as an antibacterial herb, but it does have strong antiviral capabilities and the famed ability to get rid of peptidoglycans and other stuff that doesn’t belong in our blood or in the other tissues of the body.
Burdock Root has been used successfully as an herbal remedy to treat the following skin diseases:
- Tumors / Cancer
- Drug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / MRSA (Burdock Root is combined with high doses of vitamin C)
- Normalizes blood sugar levels in diabetic patients
- Treats edema / fluid retention / inflammation in the ankles, feet, face, or fingers
- High blood pressure
- Natural Measles treatment
- Cure for the common cold
- Soothes sore throat
- Relieves arthritis
- Detoxifies the Liver
- Treats Gout
A famous healer named Dr. Shook, stated that Burdock Root has no equals as an herbal remedy for syphilis and other skin diseases.
Sarsaparilla: Herbal Cure for Syphilis
Sarsaparilla is the name of an herb that belongs to the genus Smilax that grows in tropical rainforests. There are several important species of sarsaparilla that can be used as an herbal cure for syphilis including:
- Smilax officinalis
- Smilax febrifuge
- Smilax japicanga
- Smilax regelii
- Smilax glabra
- Smilax ornata
- Smilax aristolochiaefolia
Sarsaparilla has been used by indigenous people for hundred of years to treat a variety of health problems including:
- Leprosy / Hansen’s Disease
How Sarsaparilla Works as an Herbal Remedy for Syphilis
This herb works as a natural remedy for syphilis in part through its blood-purifying properties. It has been registered as an herbal treatment for syphilis by the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. This plant has anti-bacterial activity, but it also has the ability to kill other types of pathogens in the body. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat syphilis and Hansens’ disease.
Sarsaparilla has been used for hundreds of years to treat major diseases like syphilis and leprosy / Hansen’s Disease.
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