Herbal Remedies for Three ‘Collegiate’ STIs/STDs

An education isn’t the only thing many college students “get” at college. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20-25 percent of college students in the United States have either been infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or have transmitted an STI to their sex partner(s). Two out of three STIs are found in people under the age of 25, and there are about 9 million new cases each year.

Incidentally, an STI is an infection, but after it causes symptoms, it’s considered a sexually transmitted disease, or STD. Let’s look at the three most common STIs/STDs and ways to treat them using herbal medicines instead of, or in addition to, regular drugs.

Herbal Treatments for HPV
One in four college students is infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), making it the most common STI. HPV can cause cancer, but it is such a common infection that a healthy immune system has no problem countering it.

If you’re diagnosed with HPV, don’t panic, and do not agree to invasive tests such as a biopsy or any treatment directed at your cervix. Seventy percent of untreated women clear their HPV infection in the first year, 90 percent within two years.

The CDC does not recommend treatment for the male partners of infected women, as “there is no cure.” Eighty percent of men carry HPV in their urethra or on their scrotum.

For both genders, anti-viral herbs can help you drive HPV into remission. And it is important to do so, as HPV can cause cancer not only in the cervix, but also in the throat and in the anus, places that are often not tested for cancer until there are symptoms.

A dropperful of the tincture of Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort, St. Joan’s wort) taken 10 times a day for several weeks can eliminate HPV from all tissues. Caution: This herb increases the liver’s ability to clear drugs from the body, rendering them ineffective. Do not use if you have an organ transplant.

External genital warts, a common symptom of HPV, may be cleared up with the daily use of fresh celandine sap (Celadonium majus) externally, for two weeks. Tincture is not effective.

Herbal Treatments for Chlamydia
Chlamydia, the second most common STI on college campuses, is a serious bacterial infection that can cause permanent damage to your sexual organs, pelvic pain and infertility. The best treatment is a course of antibiotics.

However, a dropperful of the tincture of echinacea, pau d’arco, usnea, or yarrow, taken 3-6 times a day in addition to every single dose of those antibiotics, will improve your chances of getting rid of this deep infection completely, with no relapses, no scarring of your delicate sexual organs, and no impairment in fertility.

Herbal Remedies for Genital Herpes
One in five college students has genital herpes. It is an annoying viral infection that is resistant to drugs, but fortunately, not to herbs.

Ointments of lemon balm (Melissa off.) or hyssop (Hyssopus off.) can be used to counter active sores. Use of both the oil (externally) and the tincture (internally) of Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort, St. Joan’s wort) daily for a month or more can eliminate the virus from the nerves and skin. Make a brew of one ounce each burdock (Arctium lappa) and echinacea (Echinacea augustifolia) roots boiled for five minutes in a quart of water and then steeped for four hours, covered. Drinking this brew daily for three months can remove the herpes virus from the blood.

Black currants have been shown to prevent the herpes virus from attaching to cells. A polysaccharide in self heal (Prunella vulgaris) has been shown to target the herpes virus.

Glycyrrhizic acid from licorice hones in on the herpes virus and causes it to self-destruct.

To prevent outbreaks, try strengthening your immune system with astragalus tincture, nettle infusion, and dandelion wine. Food sources of lysine — halibut, chicken, and goats’ milk — are better than pills of L-lysine to relieve the pain and prevent recurrences of herpes.

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  1. says

    How very interesting to find natural remedies for diseases that we tend to feel so embarrassed about that doctors are not consulted when it is most needed. We need more of this kind of information in the mainstream media so that the ordinary person will know that safe and effective alternative treatments are available.

    It would be very helpful to give some indication of where the remedies mentioned in your article can be found and how it is made.

  2. shwanmartin says

    Excellent article.
    Human Papilloma Virus belongs to a group of viruses that affect the skin and mucous membranes of human beings. Most people who have HPV will not have any symptoms. However, certain types of HPV strands can cause genital warts in men and women, and other types can cause cancer.
    Folic acid, mixed carotenoids, Vitamin C, Selenium, curcumin, broccoli sprout extract, and an anti-viral herbal support formula with a Healthy lifestyle, right nutrition and regular sleep can help a person dealing with the disease.One should also increase vegetable and fruit intake with with quality green tea and minimize sugars, caffine and refined foods. Hyperisince Mysorense are known to boost immunity. Most plants of the Hypericum family have also been studied to have anti-viral effects.

  3. Ritu says

    Hi, I’m aHomeopathic health professional and now there are many advances in homeopathy that helps to boost up your immunity and prevents recurrence of HPV symptoms. Homeopathic remedies such as HP DSPL formula, Cellular oxygenator, Monolaurine, C145 warts formula give quick relief and prevent re occurrence.

  4. Loren says

    I recently had an experience with someone and was left sick for a few days after. Literally couldn’t move out of bed. Saw my physician and it showed it was herpes. Really upset me but the doctor told me it’s possible to treat it, not cure it under the right circumstances.

    He gave me a list of vitamins and foods to make part of my daily diet. Once I started looking into these vitamins and herbs that boost your immune system, I found this product called instant immunity. Along with my proper diet and daily intact of that instant immunity supplement, I’ve been ok and adjusting. For anyone that’s in the same predicament, I would recommend that course of action as it’s helped me get through this.

  5. val de venor says

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  8. miss alice says

    I am Miss Alice 24yrs old, my childhood herpes returned. It started with itchy chin, then on to other areas of the body it was buttocks, groin, etc. I tried everything and anything that i read about like creams, ointments, oils, homeopathic remedies. Though each provided some relief, I was still plagued by the virus. Then i saw testimony of how Dr. Henry cured herpes simplex virus and i contacted him to happened upon my cure. Despite the medical doctor says there is no cure, this herbalist proof that they are wrong. Dr. Henry a wonderful herbalist and he’s caring and empathetic, doing everything he can to help and work for you. You can write to him through his email dr.henryherpescure@gmail.com. This testimonial serves as an expression of my gratitude.