Your condition likely started like something seeming like the flu, but when you went to the doctor you were diagnosed with a condition known as blastomycosis. If this is the case, don’t worry because your condition is treatable. It just takes finding the right natural cures like garlic, eucalyptus, and goldenseal in conjunction with other mainstream care options.
What Is Blastomycosis?
Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. You contract the disease by inhaling the spores of this fungus which are typically found in damp wood and soil.
The symptoms of the condition vary and range from pulmonary issues to skin, bone, and genital lesions. Some of the most common symptoms include hoarseness, a dry cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, and raised bumps or blisters.
Who Is at Risk for Fungal Infection?
The fungus seems largely localized to the Mississippi River Valley region, so those living in this area are at the most risk. Even in these areas, however, the fungus is rare.
Are There Any Effective Natural Remedies for Blastomycosis?
While you can use natural remedies to treat fungal infections, we suggest that you see a doctor prior to self-medicating. This practice offers you a better understanding of your condition as well as its severity. With any treatment plan, however, herbs like garlic, eucalyptus, and goldenseal, are appropriate supplements as they kill fungus and help support your immune system.
Raw garlic cloves are one of the best anti-fungal remedies we know. Garlic contains important compound called allicin that helps cleanse the blood, destroy a wide variety of molds, and supports better immune infection. You can choose to eat 1-2 raw garlic cloves or take a non-odorous capsule of garlic three times a day for the most effective treatment.
Eucalyptus is a strong antibacterial agent with additional antiseptic properties. This herb helps respiratory infection and also helps eliminate the fungus that causes the condition. When taking eucalyptus, be sure to take no more than 0.2 milliliters per day and take the dose dilute in warm water. You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a vaporizer to use as an inhalant to soothe your respiratory system.
Goldenseal is another effective anti-fungal herb; however, it should be taken in conjunction with other anti-fungal remedies to boost its healing properties. This herb also supports immune development. You can take goldenseal in the form of a capsule or tincture. Begin treating using 500 milligram capsules or 10 drops of extract three times a day.
While it can be difficult to find effective treatments for blastomycosis, these herbal remedies can help. Additionally, you should take immune supporting supplements like vitamin C for the best results. Continue reading below for more suggestions from our readers!
About the Author: Deirdre Layne
Founder and CEO of Earth Clinic, has an extensive background in health and healing. She created EarthClinic.com in 1999 as a way to teach people about natural remedies and alternative healing therapies. Since then, thousands of people around the world and their pets have been healed by the remedies found on Earth Clinic. Deirdre holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Philosophy and is the author of the book Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.