Chlamydia can of course be treated

Home remedies for chlamydia

An infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia for short) is a sexually transmitted disease. Both women and men can be affected. The infectious disease is often almost symptom-free, so that the infected person can act as an unconscious carrier. Symptoms include purulent discharge (see vaginal discharge), itching, and / or discomfort when urinating. In the worst case, especially if the disease leads to chronification, this can lead to infertility in women and in the man to fertility after years. Chlamydia infection is a disease that definitely a doctor's visit and requires antibiotic treatment. Any self-medication is to be avoided here. However, there are some home remedies that can accompany conventional medical therapy positively.

Enough fluid

Adequate hydration is very important. Especially when there are pathogens in the urinary tract, they have to be flushed out with sufficient fluid. Drinking still water alone helps. Frequent urination is the goal, even if it is associated with intermittent pain. Chlamydia often trigger a urethral infection, which, with bad luck, can develop into an extremely painful pelvic inflammation.

Helpful herbal teas

The flushing of the urinary system is supported by certain herbal teas, which have a special healing effect. Field horsetail has a very supportive effect on bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the body, it also drains and flushes our organism. Sage, which is an anti-inflammatory remedy for genital infections, is also recommended. Other helpful teas are nettle, goldenrod, and bearberry leaves. Echinacea as an extract or in capsule form can also help to get through the disease phase better through its immune system-modulating effect.

Nasturtiums

The nasturtium - nice to look at with a great healing effect - is mainly used for diseases that are associated with fungi or bacteria. The mustard oil glycosides it contains have an antibiotic effect. Fresh or dried leaves can be used for a tea that should steep for about seven to ten minutes.

horseradish

Unfortunately, these days horseradish is no longer given the attention it deserves. Fresh horseradish is very healthy, has a wide range of uses and used to be an important aid in many ailments. It is not only effective against viral infections, such as the flu, but is above all antibacterial. Two teaspoons of freshly grated horseradish daily, alternatively in a form already grated from the jar, stimulate the immune system and can also be used as a home remedy for chlamydia.

Colostrum for the intestines

The main part of the human immune system is in the gut. That is why this is where the basis for a healthy defense system lies. However, if antibiotics are taken, which is inevitable with chlamydia, they unfortunately eliminate many of the "good", physiological intestinal bacteria, which are important for a properly functioning immune system. Colostrum contains vitamins, amino acids, but above all immunoglobulins, which can fight the invading bacteria and thus ensure a balance in the intestine. Colostrum is commercially available in the form of capsules, chewable tablets and as a drink solution.

Oregano oil

Oregano not only helps our body to find a natural balance with unwanted fungi. It can also have a powerful effect against parasites and microbes. Warning: oregano oil can hinder the absorption of iron in the body and should therefore not be taken permanently in order to avoid iron deficiency. It is particularly recommended to take it in capsule form, as the oil can be irritating to the skin.

Healing earth

Healing earth can be used both externally and internally. Healing earth binds toxins and pathogens and can transport them out of the body in a very natural way. This simple home remedy is definitely worth a try to fight chlamydia. Especially when the intestines are a bit confused when taking the antibiotic and those affected are suffering from diarrhea.

Propolis

Propolis is the putty resin of bees. It is mostly produced by the bees from tree resins and saliva. They use this to build, isolate and disinfect their beehive as well as to ward off intruders. The bee colony protects itself against infections with the help of propolis. Propolis has a strong germ-inhibiting effect and is a very good home remedy, especially for combating bacteria. Propolis preparations are commercially available in the form of capsules, lozenges and drops. Here it is essential to pay attention to the quality and purity. Use small amounts as this natural antibiotic can cause allergic reactions.

cranberry

Cranberries have now become a commonly used remedy. They contain a lot of vitamin C and thus have a positive effect on the health of the urinary tract. Vitamin C has many roles in the body and is essential for a functioning immune system. In the case of a chlamydial infection, the urethra is often also affected, especially in men. The supply of the small berry as juice or in the form of capsules can help here.

Rockrose (Cystus incanus)

The rock rose is known to have an extremely positive effect on the immune system. It has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and is a great free radical scavenger. As a tea or in the form of lozenges, Cystus can support the treatment of chlamydia in addition to antibiotic therapy.

Sitz bath with chamomile brew

Choosing the right herbs and taking a hip bath with them can relieve symptoms and speed healing. The Sitz baths should not be used too often, preferably only two to three times a week. It is important to ensure that the kidneys are covered with warm water and that the bathroom is pleasantly air-conditioned. For the chamomile brew, a good handful of chamomile flowers and half a liter of boiling water are used to make a tea. This should sit for at least 15 minutes and then be added to the water after straining. To support the effect, two to three drops of tea tree oil can be added to the chamomile. The chamomile has an anti-inflammatory effect and the tea tree oil has an antiviral and antibacterial effect.

Sitz bath with yarrow herb

The yarrow is a well-known home remedy for menstrual cramps, mainly due to its antispasmodic and hemostatic properties. However, this herb has other healing properties as well. Yarrow herb has anti-inflammatory effects in the area of ​​the mucous membranes. So this remedy is also well suited for treating chlamydial infections. One liter of boiling water is poured over 100 grams of dried yarrow herb. The whole thing should then sit for about twenty minutes before it can be added to the bath water after straining.

Envelope with a warm salt layer

Diseases in the urogenital tract require warmth. A warm salt pad is an easy-to-use home remedy and a great source of heat that also has an anti-inflammatory effect. The pad is placed in the area of ​​the lower abdomen at least once a day for about twenty minutes. A ready-made linen bag filled with salt, which is available in health food stores, is warmed up in the microwave and is then immediately ready for use.

Healthy eating

A healthy diet should go without saying. However, particular attention must be paid to this in times of infection. Fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables and a portion of natural yoghurt with clockwise lactic acid are recommended every day. Meat and sausages are best consumed only a maximum of twice a week. Adequate hydration is essential.

News about chlamydia

Studies have shown that there is greater protection against chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases if the pubic hair remains on the body. Epidermal micro-injuries make it easier for pathogens to enter the body. Another problem for the patient is that chlamydial infections are often misdiagnosed. Especially in the case of a recurring or persistent urinary tract infection, a bacterial culture should also be created from the bacteria of the urine test in order to determine the exact cause. In addition, a swab should be taken from the urethra and vagina, as chlamydia often cannot be detected in urine culture. Talk to your doctor openly if you have had unprotected intercourse with a new partner.

General remarks at the end

Chlamydia infection is a condition that under no circumstances unauthorized should be treated. A urine test at the doctor's shows quickly whether this disease is present and whether an antibiotic is necessary. The partner must be included in the treatment, as otherwise there could be mutual re-infection. In the presence of a chlamydial infection, sufficient, but not excessive, hygiene should be observed. The abdomen and feet must always be kept warm. The home remedies mentioned are only suitable to support conventional medical treatment, but they cannot replace them under any circumstances. If a chlamydial infection is suspected, the family doctor or gynecologist / urologist should first be consulted in order to obtain a reliable diagnosis. (sw, dp)

Author and source information

This text complies with the requirements of specialist medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical professionals.

Susanne Waschke, Barbara Schindewolf-Lensch
  • Monika Mayer: Naturally healthy with healing earth, AT Verlag; Edition: 2 (February 1, 2008)
  • Information portal of the Federal Center for Health Education BZgA, BZgA
  • https://www.kraeuter-buch.de (accessed: August 15, 2019), Das Kräuterbuch

Important NOTE:
This article is for general guidance only and is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.