What is Venereal Diseases?
There has been an alarming increase in venereal or sexually transmitted diseases (V.D. or S.T.D.) due to promiscuity and free sex. These diseases are caused by bacteria and germs and can become very serious if not treated properly and early. The most common diseases in this category are syphilis and gonorrhea.
Syphilis is probably one of the oldest diseases of the human race. Sexual contact is the commonest way in which this diseases is spread through a community. But many of those who contract the disease are innocent. Little children are sometimes born with, this disease. It may also be transmitted from one person to another by kissing or handling infected clothing or other articles.
Venereal Diseases Symptoms and Causes
Syphilis usually begins as a small ulceraing type of lesion which may occur anywhere in the body, the most common sites being the penis, the vulva or in the vagina. Violent or rough sex behavior often results in abrasions and thus the virus comes in direct contact with the blood.
Gonorrhea is usually transmitted by sexual contact. An acute inflammation of the male urethra or the vagina of the female due to infection through pus by the gonorrhea germs is known as gonorrhea. A person having a high degree of toxemia and a low vitality may develop this condition with the slightest secretion. A clean blood stream and a high vitality on the other hand may protect one from this disease.
The wise plan, however, is to avoid all chances of infection. The common chance is the sexual act in which one of the partners has this disease. Sometimes it may be contracted through other sources or it may be hereditary.
Gonorrhea is a more difficult disease to identify than syphilis. About two thirds of women with this disease have no symptoms at all or at most very trivial ones which may be passed off as an apparently harmless vaginal discharge. The usual symptom in the male is a discharge from the tip of the penis.
If the disease is neglected or Improperly treated, it may spoil the entire blood stream which may produce gonorrheal rheumatism and cause affection of the eyes. Proper treatment is, therefore, highly important soon after the occurrence of the infection.
Treatment of Venereal Diseases
Syphilis and gonorrhea are quite amenable to successful treatment by proper dietary and other natural methods, leaving no ill effects to mar the future life and happiness of their victims. Suppressive drugs employed by the modern medical system in the treatment simply halts the active manifestations of the diseases in the victim’s system for the time being. The disease poisons and the metallic drugs used are still left in the patient’s system and these have a most destructive effect upon the tissues and structures of the body, especially upon the nervous tissues.
Home Remedies for Venereal Diseases
- Amaranth is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of gonorrhea. About 25 gm’s of the leaves of this vegetable should be given twice or thrice a day to the patient in Venereal Diseases.
- Vegetable juices are highly beneficial in the treatment of venereal diseases. Juices which are particularly helpful include those of carrot, cucumber, beet and spinach. The patient may make liberal use of carrot juice either in combination with spinach juice or cucumber and beet.
- Fresh juice of the flowers of the drumstick is very useful in the treatment of gonorrhea. For better results, this juice should be given twice daily with tender coconut water. It acts as a diuretic tonic medicine in Venereal diseases.
- A decoction of fresh lady’s fingers has also been found useful in treating gonorrhea. A cupful of mucilage of lady’s fingers is mixed with a ripe banana and a glassful of buttermilk. This mixture is a very effective remedy for gonorrhea. Four capsules of lady’s finger are cut into 2.5 cm. pieces and are boiled in quarter litre of water for about 15 minutes. After cooling the pieces are squeezed and the mucilage is extracted and strained through a muslin cloth.