Sarcoidosis Remedies

| Modified on Feb 16, 2024

Treatments for sarcoidosis range from fungal treatments to electric zapping therapy and others. The focus of each treatment, however, is to eliminate infection and reduce inflammation. These treatments function to treat the underlying cause as well as to prevent further spread of the condition.

What is Sarcoid?

A term used to describe the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in the body, sarcoid is typically found in the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin. The specific symptoms of the condition vary depending on the exact organs affected; however, several symptoms are fairly common. Fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes and weight loss are common generalized symptoms. Other symptoms include dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, rash, color change, blurred vision, eye pain and redness.

Natural Remedies for Sarcoidosis

The treatments for sarcoidosis vary but focus on treating the underlying cause and eliminating inflammation. Effective natural remedies include bloodroot, hydrogen peroxide, electric zapping and others. Other forms of fungal treatment are also effective.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot is a natural substance derived from the stem of the bloodroot plant. This compound is used in treating a variety of conditions including sarcoid. The root contains chemicals that fight bacteria and reduce inflammation.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a safe antibacterial agent comprised of oxygen and water. As such, hydrogen peroxide effectively kills the infection associated with sarcoidosis via oxidation, or a process much like burning. The product is an effective cleanser, which functions to eliminate infection and, in turn, reduce inflammation.

Electric Zapping

A somewhat unconventional treatment, electric zapping is another effective option. An electric zapper, invented by Hulda Clark, electrifies the blood and kills any parasites, bacteria or other infection-causing organism. As sarcoidosis is often caused by fungus, this treatment is typically effective for eliminating the condition.

Sarcoidosis can be defined as the growth of groups of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body. While the condition is not entirely understood at this point, many natural treatments have been identified as effective management options. The goal of treatment is to eliminate underlying infection and reduce inflammation, which can be successfully achieved using a variety of remedies.




Bloodroot and Sarcoid Tumor on Horse

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Posted by Kennethmark (California) on 09/25/2016

I have Sarcoidosis. I was taking Prednazone and then discovered another drug called Low Dose Naltrexone. Prednazone was so toxic, I was glad to find an innocuous drug that took care of my symptoms. But I was always on the look out for other stuff. Tried chinese herbs. Tried many herbal remedies including mullein, serrapeptase, etc. Then I accidentally found a natural herb mixture that is for enhancing deep sleep. One of the ingredients is poppy seed extract. Well the LDN helped your body create more endorphins which are opiates. I found the mixture worked well. So I attribute it to poppy seed extract which is also opiate. I just take a smidgen. Does the job just fine. Never tried Blood root, which I will try. The Hydrogen peroxide, I think I won't.

Replied by Rj
(Chicago)
10/01/2016

Have you tried Ayurveda therapies? Ayurveda, the sister medical science of yoga, offers many therapies to help alleviate Sarcoidosis.

beverly
(usa)
02/14/2024

Bloodroot and Sarcoid Tumor on Horse
Posted by Charity (Emmaus, Pennsylvania) on 09/10/2007
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My horse was diagnosed with a Sarcoid on his front right leg and I called the vet out. She immediately handed me a bottle of xxterra ( one of the basic ingredients is bloodroot ) and I began to apply it. Within 24 hrs the Sarcoid tumor on his leg was 1/4 the size and not ooooozy like it was... It has scabbed over and according to other who have used it the tumor falls off on its own! what an amazing product.


Electric Zapping

Posted by Sabby (London, England) on 12/06/2008

Hello there, I am ill with Sarcoidosis and i have been trying to understand what might be causing it.There is no cure for it. Ted says it is most likely a fungus mycoplasma and another doc says its bacteria, so I have now read about Electric Zappers, which Hulda Clark invented, they are supposed to electrify your blood and kill the nasties like parasites and bacteria etc. It has been hailed as a cure for ALL diseases... I would really like to know if anyone can genuinly testify to that claim! I am very very curious and would love to know if Ted agrees(i know he is busy) or if any other readers can tell us of their experiance. I Thank you.

Gods Blessings, Sabby

Replied by Jeanine
(Battle Creek, Michigan, Usa)
12/22/2011

I don't know anything about zapping, but if Sarcidosis is a fungal or bacterial infection, it would make sense that a food grade hydrogen peroxide protocol may help, as FGHP is both an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.

Replied by Gdishealer
(Vt)
04/22/2017

You mention not knowing the source of Sarcoidosis, do have any metal implants in your body?


Melatonin

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Posted by Art (California ) on 04/25/2018 2218 posts
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Sarcoidosis is a very difficult disease because the cause is unknown and consequently there is very little in the way of traditional help for people living with this disease. Doctors generally prescribe systemic and or topical steroids for this disease to try and control runaway inflammation associated with the disease process. There are some researchers who theorize that there may be some type of pathogen involved and others who believe it to be an autoimmune issue, but no conclusive evidence to prove cause and effect, leaving the patient in a type of health limbo.

Sarcoidosis can go after many areas of the body including, but not limited to the skin, lungs, heart, eyes, brain and other organs. In this sense it has some similarities to Lupus. Obviously when sarcoidosis goes after the major organs, it can be life threatening and though steroids can be helpful, you can not take them indefinitely because steroids themselves can create new health issues which can also be serious, so some type of alternative would be very useful for people living with sarcoidosis. Studies into sarcoidosis are very limited as anyone who has researched this disease is acutely aware of!

On that note, the following abstract of a study suggests just such an alternative that may be useful for sarcoidosis based on the study results!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16879313

Although this is not a huge study it does shine some light into an area of current day medicine that is very poorly lit or understood and it offers hope for a disease that has been pretty much hopeless for patients.

Melatonin is a favorite supplement of mine and it has a very good safety profile, as it should, since it is naturally produced by the body and the body has multiple melatonin receptors suggesting the bodies potential to utilize melatonin effectively. Melatonin is also readily available at the effective dosage used in the study. Melatonin has many health benefits well beyond the scope of this study making it quite useful in the area of health improvement. Melatonin is relatively inexpensive.

One very good thing about this study is that, at the dosage used in the study, it should be practical for you to show this very brief abstract to your doctor to get your doctor's approval and supervision for its use. Given the increased mortality rate associated with this disease, this could be life saving information for some people living with sarcoidosis!

Art


Multiple Remedies

Posted by Silvanus (El Dorado Hills, CA) on 09/15/2014

A family member had Sarcoidosis in the lung and I helped him eliminate it using the following suggestions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information and opinions are not a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any of the following suggestions.

1. Consider Eliminating the following from your diet: All Sugars e.g., Honey, Fruit, Stevia, etc.), Wheat, Soy, Genetically Modified Foods (GMO's), Milk products, Red Meat, Pork, Shell Fish, bottom feeding fish e.g., catfish, etc., Potatoes, Pasta.

2. Consider avoiding the use of the following: Microwaves, Fluoride toothpaste, Non-Stick cookware, Aluminum foil, cans, etc. cloths made with manmade fibers (wear organic cotton, wool or silk clothing preferably Organic.

3. Consider Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water and no bottled water as it contains estrogen mimickers, etc. What's more most tap water contains chlorine, fluoride, etc. 4. Consider taking ‘OxyLift' from the following website: http://oxygenamerica.com

5. Consider mixing/drinking 4 drops of Organic Mediterranean Oregano Oil, 20-40 drops of Organic Olive Leaf extract and 20-40 drops of Milk Thistle extract with a small amount of reverse osmosis water first thing in the morning. 6. Take a high quality pro-biotic 10-15min after taking the above mixture in the morning with 16oz of water followed by 3-4 boiled eggs only eat the whites. For both lunch and dinner eat the following soup for one month straight: Large pot of reverse osmosis water, 24qty Organic crushed garlic cloves, 12qty Organic large carrots, 1Tbsp of iodized ‘Real Salt', 2Tbsp fresh Organic Thyme, 2 Tbsp fresh Organic Oregano, 2 Tbsp of Organic Basil, 1Tbsp Cayenne Pepper, 2 bunches of broccoli, 16oz of fresh Organic green beans, 4-6 Organic Chicken Breasts. Boil this for at least 60minutes.

God bless!


Poppy Seed Extract

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Posted by Kenneth Mark (Los Angeles) on 09/25/2016
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For Sarcoidosis, try poppy seed extract. It reduced the lung inflammation. Maybe it will work for heart also. I used to cough non stop. This did the trick and gave me my life back.

Replied by Robert
(Norfolk, Va)
07/29/2017

I am curious to find out, once your lung inflamation was reduced, did it give you back air and the ability to run?

Replied by Joellyn
(Atlanta, Ga)
05/05/2018

I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis about 5 years ago. At times it feels that I'm about to cough up a lung. So many times I am miserable. Poppy seed extract, where can I purchase it at and at what dosage should I take?

Replied by Intuitive Healing
(San Diego)
10/31/2020

Thanks, this is very interesting because I had a dream telling me to find 'Norwegian Poppy Sticks" for my lungs. I have not found this specifically although I did find that Poppy seeds have been used successfully for inflamation of lungs, etc. I am aiming to ask my relatives in Norway if they know of this. Although this is how I found out about Sarcoidosis, since my search somehow took me here and I had never heard of it before so I immediately sent this info to my primary care doc, since I am still in the process of being diagnosed.

beverly
(usa)
02/14/2024

Dr Trevor Marshall who has sarcoidosis is a biochemist and has developed a protocol for Sarcoid. My lung doctors just have prednisone and methotrexate in their bag of tricks. Both deadly but prednisone has kept me out of the grave for 35 years.......time to find something more gentle on this old body.

Replied by Art
(California)
02/14/2024
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Hi Beverly,

The multitude of healthful effects of melatonin may include being a useful treatment of sarcoidosis according to the following study :

" Melatonin is a safe and effective treatment for chronic pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis "

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16879313/

Here is a relevant study quote :

' Normalization of ACE, improvement of pulmonary parameters and resolution of skin involvement were found in the patients given melatonin. After 24 months of melatonin therapy, hylar adenopathy completely resolved in eight patients and parenchymal lesions were markedly improved in all patients; in the five patients with reduced diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, the values normalized after 6 months of therapy and remained stable until month 24. After 24 months, Ga(67) pulmonary and extra-pulmonary uptake was totally normalized in seven patients and, at month 12 months, ACE was normalized in six patients in which the values were high at the baseline. Skin lesions, present in three patients, completely disappeared at month 24 months. No side effects were experienced and no disease relapse was observed during melatonin treatment. Melatonin may be an effective and safe therapy for CS when other treatments fail or cause side effects. '

It is worth noting that these results were obtained at relatively low dosing of melatonin at 20 mg/day in the first year and 10 mg/day in the second year.

Art

Replied by beverly
(usa)
02/15/2024

thanks Art............I do take liquid melatonin and have for a long time.........maybe I need to look at my dosing. I just normally take a swig of it.

Bev

Art
(California)
02/15/2024
2218 posts

Hi Beverly,

You asked for something more gentle and I suspect melatonin may be a viable option, but I feel certain it will take everyday use at a higher dose.

Look at this February 2023 study that only used 3 mg of melatonin every night to improve sleep in people with sarcoidosis :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9990518/

Here is a relevant study quote :

' There was a significant change in the GSDS (P < 0.001), PSQI (P < 0.001), ESS (P = 0.002), and FAS (P < 0.001) scores, which were decreased, compared to those of the control group. After intervention¸ global physical health and global mental health raw scores were improved comparing to the control group (P = 0.006, P = 0.02, respectively). The 12-item Short Form Survey evaluation showed that there was a significant difference between the melatonin (3.38 ± 4.61) and control (0.55 ± 7.25) groups in PCS-12 score after three months of therapy (P = 0.02). '

This is a significant improvement, but both 10 mg/day and 20 mg/day did significantly more in the other study. For me, being a person who tolerates high dose melatonin well and takes 132 mg/day everyday, I certainly would have started a bit higher than 20 mg/day. In this next study using 50 mg melatonin per day in people with Parkinson's disease, that 50 mg of melatonin each day was able to return oxidative stress levels back to levels seen in healthy controls and improve mitochondrial function and efficiency in 3 months, which would both be useful for sarcoidosis.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2021/5577541/

Here is a relevant study quote :

' At baseline, plasma levels of lipoperoxides, nitric oxide metabolites, and carbonyl groups in proteins were significantly higher in PD patients than in the healthy control group (Figures 1(a)1(c), respectively). Conversely, the plasma activity of catalase was lower in the healthy control group than in PD patients (Figure 1(d)). These data suggest the existence of an active, persistent oxidative stress in PD. After three months of treatment with melatonin, the levels of lipoperoxides, nitric oxide metabolites, and carbonyl groups in proteins were lower than in the placebo group and were statistically similar to the levels of healthy controls. The activity of catalase was increased with the treatment with melatonin at levels similar to the control group. '

The four markers mentioned above are all indicators used to measure oxidative stress level and they were returned to healthy control levels which also means that elevated inflammation levels were decreased.

The following 2021 article highlights the role of oxidative stress in sarcoidosis :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8584035/

Here is a relevant review quote :

' In recent years, oxidative stress has been highlighted as an important factor in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis, involving several enzymes and molecules in the mechanism of the disease. This review presents current data on the role of oxidative stress in sarcoidosis and its interaction with inflammation, as well as the application of antioxidative therapy in the disease. '

Art


Reader Theories on What Causes Sarcoidosis

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Posted by Rhonda (Tallahassee, FL) on 12/12/2007
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The only 2 natural sarcoidosis cures I have heard:'One gentleman used Goji juice for 6 months (do not know the brand but he paid 40.00 for it). A study showed high doses of melatonin for unresponsive patients and it "cured" 2 persons. My personal observation: autoimmune-like minerals in the air is a major culprit I think behind sarcoidosis. These are airborne zinc, antimony, lead, and especially manganese. Especially manganese because a study showed this is what was found in high amounts in the granulomas of sarc lungs. Go to www.scorecard.org, enter your zip code and click on the link that will tell you what chemicals are in your city's air. If this is the case, you will fight an uphill battle trying to get rid of the sarc. Sometimes the cure is to stop ingesting the cause.

Replied by Audrey
(Sun Prairie, Wi)
12/27/2012

I too have sarcoidosis and would like to get in touch and discuss with other people who have it and what they do to help themselves. Please email me

Replied by Fran
(Rocky Face, Ga Usa)
04/03/2013

Urine Therapy. You probably lack vitamin d as well. Eat dried plums daily, but watch your sugar intake.

It is a parasite and like fungal changes rapidly. I have dealt with this for years but have found some interesting remedies to help us rid this solution

beverly
(usa)
02/14/2024

Be sure to research the vitamin D aspect..........some think vitamin d would be an issue...........has to do with calcium. Research Trevor Marshall's theories. Also the link below.

Calcium and Vitamin D - SarcoidosisUK

Replied by Anonymouscat
(Portland, Or)
04/11/2013

If it is fungus, then IV therapy... UVB IV followed by Hydrogen peroxide that is what my doctor is doing for me... If you're in Russia you're lucky -- go with LIR and hydrogen peroxide.

Replied by John
(Fort Pierce, Fl)
12/30/2016

I think inhaling food grade hydrogen peroxide will help, going to do that and apple cyder vingar. Try i,t I think it will work and it's good for so many other things any ways it definately wont hurt, it cures cancer.

Replied by beverly
(usa)
02/14/2024

Sarcoidosis has been associated with major chemical explosions for one thing............9/11 caused a lot of firemen and police to get it. The gentlemen heading up a conference in New Orleans years ago got it in a chemical plant explosion. I worked with acid...nitric...sulphuric....etc at TI...circuit board shop I got a healthy dose of fiber glass......... acetone...........trichlorethylene............ who knows. I am the only one in my family to have it.


Wormwood

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Posted by Fran (Usa) on 09/01/2015
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I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis years ago. It has been quite the battle.... I did try the zapper but didn't really see much difference. One of the best things I found was wormwood.

Replied by Kimberly
(Gulfport, Ms)
03/17/2018

Hi, my father has sacardosis and is always complaining of chest pains. Is this something that he will just have to deal with or is there something I can do for him. I got some great advice from all the responses!

Replied by Sara
(The Beach, Canada)
03/18/2018

My Father also has this and I made a spray that he uses twice a day morning and night. It is a spray bottle 100 ml half pure water and half witch hazel with 30 drops of Frankincense oil and 5 drops of thieves oil. My Father said he feels much better using this and his coughing has reduced as well.

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
03/18/2018
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https://www.earthclinic.com/mobile/ted/cures/looking-for-natural-cure-for-sarcoid.html

Hello Kimberly, I have posted link to what Ted had to say on sarcoidosis but when you understand it is an autoimmune type disease you realise you need to boost the immune system and clear out the toxins, fungus and heavy metals from the body. On top of dietary changes, and considering Ted's advice, I would make a balm to apply to the front and back of the chest area containing as the base unrefined coconut oil then add drops of oregano oil, lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus. Oregano oil is very potent and a concoction I made for my MIL's lung condition helped greatly, initially Drs told her she had lost half of one lung. Indeed she had required oxygen on the plane ride over and could not walk to the bathroom without stopping for breath. After a week of my treatment she was able to go shopping. I had used then olive oil as the base and had thickened with Shea butter, I have recommended coconut for you as it thickens like a balm making application easy you will likely need to put the bowl in warm water to mix. Adding some organic castor oil will help with penetration, I put a dash in my fresh leaf comfrey salve and that is what the family are using now for everything topical. Oh and for my MIL'S lungs I was also putting essential oils in the cold air vaporiser as she slept.

Best to you.


Yerba Santa

Posted by Heatuponherbs (Maryland) on 08/09/2015

Hi,

My dad has sarcoidosis, a chronic, inflammatory disease/respiratory disorder, characterized by granulomas and scar tissue. The doctors say it is irreversible, but I believe that the cure may be out there in the form of an herb.

I've read that the Native Americans and Spaniards smoked Yerba Santa for respiratory conditions?because

"Toward this end it was also smoked in the belief that the smoke went exactly to the place it was needed---the lungs."

I believe it, but I've asked around and all herbalists tell me that someone with a respiratory condition should not be putting smoke in their lungs.

But I believe that the Indians knew something that we didn't.

There are statistics that people who smoke are less likely to get sarcoidosis, which to me could mean that , maybe something in the smoke (as well as the nutritive properties of the plant itself) kills or prevents the bacteria that (may) cause Sarcoidosis from prospering?

Does anyone have any insight into this or an opinion? I recognize that Yerba Santa can be made into a tea, but perhaps this makes it harder for the active healing ingredient to get to the lungs for healing.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
08/09/2015

Dear Heatuponherbs,

The question of smoking an herb for the potential healing properties is a fascinating one.

I remember being quite shocked at the idea when I first read of it in Philip Fritchey's book, Practical Herbalism. It is perhaps my favorite herb book. I have a lot of respect for this herbalist and have learned so much from his book.

Anyway, he does discuss smoking the herb mullein. "The leaves, dried and smoked, like tobacco, are often useful in asthma and laryngeal affections." Mullein is a wonderful herb for lung issues (and many others.) It is generally a very gentle herb, though I do have a child that is allergic to it. Of course, you are considering another herb. All of this is just to say that one reputable modern herbalist does consider smoking an herb to be a viable option. (I would use a high quality and organic herb for this purpose.)

In his dosage information for mullein, he lists "smoke inhalant (dried first year leaves)" and suggests hand rolling a cigarette, or smoking in an ordinary tobacco pipe. He cautions not to "over do" as any kind of smoke can irritate the lungs.

Would I use this method of delivering an herb? Maybe. I would probably want to exhaust other reasonable options first. And methods less common or understood I am more likely to try on myself than someone else. (In fact, if you decide to try this, you should try it yourself before having your father try it.)

I think it is quite reasonable of you to suspect that there is a way to help your father, though doctors say his condition is irreversible.

You might also want to look in to serrapeptase, which has a reputation of dissolving scar tissue.

Also, please look in to Bill Munroe's Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method on this site, for lung healing.

Please let us know what else you learn, and what you try. I hope you find a solution for your father! He is blessed to have you on his side.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Darrell
(Md)
08/09/2015

Dear Mama to Many,

Thank you for your reply and book recommendation. I will have to check it out. And you are right about me testing it out first. I had already planned to do that. I have a bit of asthma and I hope that maybe I will be able to see a difference in a reasonable amount of time.

My father has tried serrapeptase, but after months, we discontinued it because we did not see results. And then I found some internet stuff saying that serrapeptase never makes it to the lung, where it is needed, hence my interest in smoke.

I will also look into the hydrogen peroxide solution. It sounds very interesting.

Thanks again!

Replied by Timh
(Ky)
08/10/2015
2063 posts

H: A safer and proly more effective administration for the Mullein would be take oral and a liquid extract by nebulizer.

Other herbs to consider is Comfrey, Gotu Kola, Marshmallow, and Hawthorn. An herbal combination like Solorays "Lung Caps" would, in my opinion, be the most likely to improve lung function.

Nebulizing Colloidal Silver or H2O2 might be necessary in the case of infection, which is likely as Mycoplasma infection in the lungs seems to be a growing culprit for otherwise idiopathic lung disorders. Livestock are sometimes decimated by respiratory pneumonia caused by mycoplasma from contaminated water.



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