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Herbs for Mycoplasma Infection

written by: Finn Orfano • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 2/11/2010

There are several herbs for mycoplasma infection treatment. Learn what herbs are useful for treatment and how they contribute to healing an mycoplasma infection.

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    Mycoplasma infections usually appear in the respiratory tract and feel somewhat like a common cold. You may have symptoms such as a sore throat, stuffy nose, or fever. However, with a cold these symptoms would clear in a few days. With a mycoplasma infection, your symptoms will worsen and can lead to walking pneumonia and children can develop ear infections.

    You can get a mycoplasma infection through nasal or respiratory secretions. That is why when coughing or sneezing it is important that or mouth and noses are covered. A non-infected person can easily catch a mycoplasma infection by inhalation of the droplets that contain the mycoplasma infection.

    Using herbs for mycoplasma infection is an easy way to help cure the sickness. Several herbs can be used to treat Mycoplasma infections such as reishi, olive oil extract and garlic.

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    Reishi

    Reishi is a non-toxic herbal mushroom that can be taken every day without producing side effects. It is one of the many herbs for mycoplasma infection treatment, and if taken on a regular basis, reishi can restore the body back to its natural state. The effects of a mycoplasma infection will diminish and reishi will enable organs to function normally again. Mycoplasma weakens the immune system and this causes the feeling of getting a cold. Reishi will boost the body's immune system, as well as regulate and fine-tune the immune system.

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    Olive Leaf Extract

    Olive leaf extract has natural antibiotic and antiviral properties. It has been used clinically for over a year now and has proven to have therapeutic action against many common and chronic conditions. Olive leaf extract can kill viruses by interfering with certain amino acid production processes. It has the ability to penetrate infected host cells and irreversibly inhibit viral replication. Olive leaf extract is also an immune system builder by directly stimulating phagocyte production, also known as phagocytosis. It contains properties to which microorganisms cannot develop a resistance.

    Although olive leaf extract has great benefits for the immune system, negative side effects may develop. These side effects include diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, muscle and joint pain. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking olive leaf extract or cut back until the body eliminates the waste.

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    Garlic

    Garlic is rich in antioxidants and helps destroy free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as a number of conditions, illnesses, and infections. Garlic strengthens the immune system and helps the body to fight diseases and illnesses. In addition, the antioxidants in garlic neutralize free radicals and can help reduce and prevent damage they cause over time. Although garlic is considered to have low toxicity, it can cause a few side effects. Upset stomach, bloating, bad breath and body odor are a few of the side effects a person can develop while taking the herb garlic.

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    References

    Herb Med: Electronic Herbal Database - www.herbmed.org/index.asp

    Go Symmetry: Mycoplasma Information and Treatment - www.go-symmetry.com/health/bakup/mycoplasma.htm

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