Syphilis

Syphilis is a serious, sexually transmitted, contagious disease with a slow development. It may be acquired or inherited. Syphilis bears striking similarity with the disease called FIRANGROG described by ancient sage Acharya Bhavaprakash in his Ayurvedic compendium.

Bhavaprakash has classified FIRANGROG into bahya (exterior), abhyantar (interior) and bahyabhyantar (two folded) stages and has described similar symptoms and complications as mentions above. He states that all three doshas are vitiated in this disease but kapha may dominate the clinical picture and is responsible for the chronic course of the disease. He further adds that depending upon the seriousness, all seven dhatus (tissues) may get intoxicated in this disease leading to serious complications.

Symptoms:
  • Syphilis develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage. But the stages may overlap, and symptoms dont always occur in the same order. Yet sometimes syphilis have common symptom -

  • Malaise

  • Chilliness

    • Body ache
    • Enlargement of lymph nodes
    • Anaemia
    • Enlarged tonsils
    • Sore throat
    • Headache

Causes:

According to modern science The cause of syphilis is a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. The most common route of transmission is through contact with an infected persons sore during sexual activity. The bacteria enter your body through minor cuts or abrasions in your skin or mucous membranes. Syphilis is contagious during its primary and secondary stages, and sometimes in the early latent period.

Less commonly, syphilis may spread through direct unprotected close contact with an active lesion (such as during kissing) or through an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth (congenital syphilis).

Syphilis cant be spread by using the same toilet, bathtub, clothing or eating utensils, or from doorknobs, swimming pools or hot tubs.

Diet & Lifestyle:

Maintaining sexual discipline, faithfulness in sexual relationships and avoiding extra-marital contacts are the sole ways to prevent syphilis.

Home Remedy:
  • Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk or water two to three times a day. It is an excellent treatment to increase the body’s immunity.

Note: Medicine should be taken according to vaidya/docter


Treatment with Remedies