What is STD? STD simply means Sexually Transmitted Diseases. An infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites etc.
But it is equally important to note that sexually transmitted diseases can also be transmitted through various form of sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal and even oral).
STD is highly dangerous and disastrous if left untreated for a period of time.
Aside the doctors prescribed antibiotics, do you know that there are several other natural means and possible treatments for STDs?
However, it is highly advised to avoid being infected with STDs by using protection during sexual intercourse, it is also advised to avoid keeping multiple sex partners.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper came across this list of foods said to be helpful in fighting sexually transmitted diseases, the below is prepared by MODUPEOLUWA ADEKANYE
Below are some food that can help in fighting against STDs.
Honey is a natural product that has been widely used for its therapeutic effects. It has been reported to contain about 200 substances. Honey has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. It is particularly important for its complex antibacterial properties due to its high sugar concentration, hydrogen peroxide, low pH, methylglyoxal, and peptide bee defensin.
Microbial resistance to honey has never been reported, which makes it a timeless remedy for infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Honey has also been used in some gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, inflammatory and neoplastic states.
Ginger has exhibited the ability to inhibit growth and even kill oral pathogens. In one study that investigated the effects of ginger and antibiotics on the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and S. pyreus infections, ginger extract emerged as being potentially superior. Garlic is a natural, highly effective antibiotic for the treatment of various infections and its antibacterial properties are microbicidal. The extract of this plant eliminates vaginal yeast infections and reduces pain, such as some for the STDs.
Garlic has a number of proven health benefits and has been a popular home remedy for centuries. Because of its antibacterial properties, garlic is used as a common home remedy for bacterial infections that lead to STDs. This immune-boosting herb also has a chemical compound called allicin which inhibits growth and even kills germs. Also, Garlic does have proven antifungal properties and has been shown to fight the growth of yeast, which may make it beneficial during antibiotic treatment for chlamydia.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar may treat genital warts at home. It’s similar to prescription medications that use acidic ingredients to kill off the virus. You can soak a Q-tip, cotton ball, or gauze in apple cider vinegar and apply it to warts. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain low-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These are different from the high-risk strains that can lead to cervical dysplasia and cancer.
With its powerful medicinal properties, aloe vera is considered to be effective against the remaining wounds caused by syphilis or chlamydia. Regarding the usage of aloe vera, you put a layer of aloe vera on the affected area and wait until it gets dry before wearing the clothes. It is suggested to do this twice a day until the scab covers the injury.
No matter the home remedies, remember your doctor should always be the first person to speak to when you feel unwell.
The medical information provided in this article is provided as an information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.