Home Remedies For Chlamydia
Certain home remedies with antibacterial properties might be useful while dealing with the initial stages of the infection. If you doubt something is off, you can start with the below home remedies to get rid of chlamydia while you wait to consult your doctor.
Garlic contains active compounds such as allicin which is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Garlic when crushed or chopped and left for 10 minutes lets the enzymes form the antibacterial allicin. Garlic also has proven antifungal properties and has been shown to be effective against yeast infection that might be beneficial during antibiotic treatment for chlamydia as antibiotics increase the risk of yeast infections.
Echinacea is a flowering plant best known to be used as a natural remedy for snake bites, cold, cough, flu, pain, and intestinal upset. Echinacea has also been found to be effective against STDs, a natural cure for chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms. Echinacea extract has been shown to boost immunity and help fight certain bacterial and viral infections. While it might help you calm certain symptoms of chlamydia, it is best done in conjunction with antibiotics.
Goldenseal is a known natural antibiotic that is used as an immune system stimulant. Goldenseal is rich in a plant alkaloid called berberine, which is known for its antimicrobial properties against bacteria (including chlamydia) and viruses. Goldenseal pills or extracts can thus help relieve the symptoms of chlamydia.
Turmeric with its natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties has been shown to provide numerous health benefits. Curcumin, a plant chemical in turmeric, has many therapeutic properties (10). Studies have found that a topical ointment containing curcumin along with a few other plant compounds has inhibitory effects on chlamydia in lab tests. Hence, it can be used safely to relieve initial symptoms at home.
Your diet plays a vital role in building your immunity. A diet rich in probiotics, herbs, fruits, and vegetables helps build a strong immune system that keeps infections at bay. Also, what you eat before, after, and while taking antibiotics helps restore the healthy gut bacteria, and limit the side effects. Consuming probiotic-rich foods and drinks like kefir, kombucha, etc along with the other natural treatments for chlamydia would help relieve the symptoms faster.
While the natural ways to get rid of chlamydia might provide initial relief, you must get yourself checked by a doctor to avoid further complications. Antibiotics are usually the most effective line of treatment in curing chlamydia completely.