Natural Home Remedies for Plague

The Plague is a bacterial infection (yersina pestis) found on animals and transmitted to humans by flea bites.

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The carriers may be rats, squirrels, rabbits, prairie dogs and chipmunks (for examples).  It is more likely to occur in areas of poor sanitation (thus where there are a lot of rodents). It can be transmitted from rodents to domestic pets and then passed to humans.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fever, chills, headache, fatigue and muscle aches. Depending on the location of the infection in your body, you might be weak, experience abdominal pain and vomiting, and some other really horrible conditions.

PREVALENCE

The Plague is rare in the U.S. and reported cases in a ten-year period have been between one and 17 per year. And yet, you will find home remedies for the plague online. From 2010 to 2015, there were 3248 cases reported worldwide, with 584 deaths.

ALLOPATHIC TREATMENT

Conventional medical treatment  is with antibiotics, oxygen, intravenous fluids, and respiratory support.  Treatment within the first 24 hours of first appearance of symptoms decreases risk of death.  If you are one of the several people a year in the US, (or one of more in the world) with the plague, you certainly will want to be under a doctor’s care! However, as always, you will want to do what you can at home to support your healing process.

SELF-TREATMENT

DIET

  • A healthy immune system is always the first line of defense against disease. To promote a healthy immune system, it is important to eat a balanced diet, with as much variety as you can manage, with lots of whole, fresh vegetables and fruits, quality protein and healthy sources of monounsaturated fat. The Zone Diet is a well-balanced nutrition plan.
  • A poor diet contributed to the huge numbers of deaths during the Black Death (1348-1771), which consisted mainly of grains and very few fresh, whole fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat small meals to avoid over-distension of the stomach.

FOODS TO PROMOTE HEALING

  • Garlic, raw, 3-4 times a day, and often in your cooked meals
  • Foods high in nutrient value
  • Bone Broth
  • Coconut water

FOODS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES TO AVOID

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Processed sugars
  • Grains/gluten
  • Acidic foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Fatty foods
  • Dairy

TEAS AND OTHER LIQUIDS

  • Turmeric tea (2-3 tsps of powder in water) twice a day. Alternatively, add powder to your tea.
  • Honey in warm water 2-3 times a day
  • Tea made with dried calendula flowers, 3 cups a day
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: a tablespoon or two in water with a little honey

HERBS AND SPICES

  • Angelica
  • Clary sage
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Juniper
  • Lemon
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Tea tree
  • Thyme

ESSENTIAL OILS, TOPICAL

  • Oregano oil –a few drops in a cup of water, heated, and then rub it into your skin (all over).
  • Add a few drops of oregano oil to your bath water.
  • Thieve’s oil; spray on chest and bottoms of feet.
  • Plague Defense

ESSENTIAL OILS-INTERNAL

  • Use oregano oil in your cooking (very small amounts for a limited time).

OTHER SUBSTANCES AND SUPPLEMENTS

HYDRATION

Water is essential and a main nutrient for the human body. Without it, you cannot survive for many days. Staying hydrated is fundamental for a healthy body, so how much is enough? There are so many differences in people (i.e., how much we sweat), as well as the diets we consume (a lot of water comes from healthy, whole foods), but a general rule is to consume enough water that your urine is clear, but not so much that you dilute your nutrients. If you are taking certain supplements that make your urine yellow, then you can start out with the formula of drinking ½ ounce to 1 ounce of water for each pound you weigh. If you weigh 130 pounds, drink 65 to 130 ounces of water a day. Definitely drink when you are thirsty.

EXERCISE

That exercise is beneficial is undisputed. If you are ill, you will want to take it easy, of course, but there is always something you can do to support your body. Do what you can do without making yourself feel worse. Be sensible.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Stay calm. Anxiety undermines health. Practice relaxation exercises, talk to a friend. Do what works for you to stay mellow.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

  • Practice meditation for a calm mind.
  • Homeopathy; there are numerous remedies for treating plague, depending on one’s particular symptoms.
  • Chinese Medicine

CAUTIONS

This is a serious infection; consult a physician. Without medical help, there is a high fatality rate.

PREVENTION

  • A healthy immune system
  • A wholesome diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Lavender plants in abundance on your property
  • Keep your environment free of rodents by cleaning up any food sources and possible nesting areas.
  • Keep pets free of fleas.
  • If you work with animals who might be infected, wear gloves.

 

 

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