There has been an alarming increase in venereal or sexually transmitted diseases ( V.D. or
S.T.D.) due to promiscuity and free sex. These diseases are caused by bacteria and germs and
canbecome very serious if not treated properly and early. The most common disease in this
category are syphilis
Syphillis is probably one of the oldest disease of the human race. Sexual contact is the
commonest way in which this disease is spread through a community. But many of those who
contract the disease are innocent. Little children are sometimes born with this disease. It may
also be transmitted from one person to another by kissing or handling infected clothing or other
Symptoms and Causes
Syphillis usually begins as a small ulcerating type of lesion
which may occur anywhere in the
body, the most common sites being the penis and vulva or in the vagina. Violent or rough sex
behaviour often results in abrasions and thus the virus
comes in direct contact with the blood.
Gonorrhoea is usually transmitted by sexual contact. An acute inflammation of the male urethra
or the vagina of the female due to infection
through pus by the gonorrhoea germs is known as
gonorrhoea. A person having a high degree of toxaemia and a low vitality may develop this
condition with the slightest secretion. A clean blood stream and a high vitality on the other hand
may protect one from this disease.
The wise plan, however, is to avoid all chances of infection
. The common is the sexual act in
which one of the partners has this disease. Sometimes it may be contracted through other
sources or it may be hereditary.
Gonorrhoea is most difficult disease to identify than syphillis. About two-thirds of women with this
disease have no symptoms
at all or at most very trivial ones which may be passed off as an
apparently harmless vaginal discharge. The usual symptom in the male is a discharge from the
tip of the penis.
If the disease is neglected or improperly treated, it may spoil the entire blood stream which may
produce gonorrheal rheumatism
and cause affection of the eyes. Proper treatment is therfore,
highly important soon after the occurrence of the infection
Syphillis and gonorrhoea are quite amenable to successful treatment by proper dietary and other
natural methods, leaving no ill-effects to mar the future life and happiness of their victims.
Suppressive drugs employed by the modern medical system in the treatment simply halts the
active manifestations of the disease in the victim's system for the time being. The
disease-poisons and the metallic drugs are still left in the patient's system and these have a
most destructive effect upon the tissues and structures of the body, especially upon the nervous
The only safe way of treating venereal disease is fasting. All cases of syphilis
can be cured through the agency of the fast. This will not only prevent dreaded after- effects, but
will also greatly enhance the wholegeneral health level of the patient by a thorough cleansing of
his system. The juice of an orange, in a glass of warm water, may be taken during thisperiod. If
orange juice disagrees, vegetable juice may be taken. Each day while fasting, it should be
ensured that the bowels are cleansed of the poisonous matter thrown off by the self-cleansing
process now set up by the body. This can be achieved through a warm water enema. The fast
may be continued from seven to 14 days.
After the fast, the patient, may adopt an exclusive fruit diet for further five days. He should
thereafter gradually embark upon a balanced diet for three basic food groups as outlined in the
treatment for impotence (chapter 75), avoiding all the foods mentioned therein.
Major R. Austin, a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Great Britain in his book, ` Direct
Paths to Health' mentions a case of a syphilis
patient aged 27 years who was cured only by
dietetic treatment. Dr. Austin narrates the case as under :
"Mr. A. , aged twenty-seven, came to me suffering from tertiary syphilis
. The classic drugs has
been used, but it had not stopped the ravages of the disease. His face and body were covered
with rupial eruptions - ulcers covered with a scab-and the odour from his body was most
"I prescribed a fourteen-day fast with a saline purge daily, plenty of water and as much strained
orange juice diluted with water as he liked to drink during the day. At the end of fourteen days he
was allowed two meals a day, one of them consisting of nothing but purely cooked vegetables
and some butter, and the other of milk and fresh fruit.
"In six weeks from the date of commencing the treatment, all the eruptions had disappeared, as
well as the foul odour of the body, and he was feeling remarkably well and has remained so ever
Vegetable juices are highly beneficial in the treatment of venereal diseases
. Juices which are
particularly helpful include those of carrot, cucumber, beet and spinach. The patient may make
liberal use of carrot juice either in combination with spinach juice or cucumber or beet.
Amaranth (chaulai ka saag) is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of gonorrhoea. About
25 gms. of the leaves of this vegetable should be given twice or thrice a day to the patient in this
Fresh juice of the flowers of the drumstick is very useful in the treatment of gonorrhoea. For
better results, this juice should be given twice daily with tender coconut water. It acts as a
diuretic tonic medicine in this disease.
A decoction of fresh lady's fingers has also been found useful in treating gonorrhoea. A cupful of
mucilage of lady's finger is mixed with ripe banana and a glassful of buttermilk. The mixture is a
very effective remedy for gonorrhoea. Four capsules of lady's finger are cut into 2.5 c.m. pieces
and are boiled in quarter litre of water for about 15 minutes. After cooling the pieces are
squeezed andthe mucilage is extracted and strained through a muslin cloth.
In case of syphilis
, a `T' pack should be employed for an hour for the local treatment of the initial
sore and it should be repeated twice daily. All clothes, sheets and towels , used by the patient
should behandled carefully to avoid new sores and to prevent infection
to others. It is better to
boil all such articles. In case of eruptions on the different parts of the body, a wet sheet pack for
an hour is beneficial. It will help bring out all the poisonous substances of the skin by producing
more eruptions which will gradually dry up.
Application of pelvic packs occasionally for an hour is one of the most effective methods of
treatment in case of gonorrhoea. As irritation in the prostate gland and urethra is present in this
disease, a hot hip bath for eight minutes has a beneficial effect as it tends to relieve irritation.
An occasional steam bath for eight minutes is of outstanding value in both syphilis
gonorrhoea. It will help remove the poisonous substances from the body and enable the kidney
to perform its work effectively. An overall massage has also beneficial effects on the entire body.