Counseling Sheet

Treatment Of Infection

Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.

Preventive Medicine

For very acute signs of inflammation, fever, etc., these two herbs are effective:

1. Echinacea - 2 capsules every 2 hours

2. Goldenseal - 2 capsules every 2 hours

Above dose should be continued for 24 hours, then switch to 4 times a day; the same amount each time.

Garlic may be helpful for infection.

1. Take 3 to 6 cloves three times a day, steamed lightly for 2 minutes.

2. Or, take Kyolic liquid garlic; it is stronger than whole garlic. Take 1 teaspoon liquid Kyolic 3 or 4 times a day.

Another natural antibiotic is extracted from grapefruit seeds and sold under the name of Nutribiotic. Take 8 drops in a glass of water 3 times a day, or 2 capsules 3 times a day.

Other measures to boost the immune system and general health will help:

  • Plenty of water - 8 or more glasses per day.
  • Avoid concentrated sweets. No sugar, honey (with few exceptions), sweet juices, dried fruit, candy, etc.
  • Strict vegetarian diet with whole foods. Whole grain bread and cereal preparations, vegetables (especially cruciferous like broccoli and cabbage), raw fruit, especially those high in vitamin C. During acute infection and/or fever, less food will probably be better.
  • Fresh air and sunshine on the skin can be helpful, if one keeps warm enough and avoids becoming sunburned.
  • Gentle exercise like walking is good once past the most acute phase.
  • Fever treatments in a hot tub may be needed for more severe infections. Obtain detailed instructions.

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