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GONORRHEA


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BASIC INFORMATION


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DESCRIPTION

Gonorrhea (common non-medical names for gonorrhea are "clap", "drip", or GC) is an infectious bacterial infection of the reproductive organs that is sexually transmitted (venereal disease). Gonorrhea is caused by a microorganism called Neisseria gonorrhoeae, commonly referred to as gonococci. it is a Gram-negative bacterium. The term comes from Greek, gonórrhoia, literally "flow of seed"; in ancient times it was incorrectly believed that the pus discharge associated with the disease contained semen.

The first place this bacterium infects is usually the columnar epithelium of the urethra and endocervix. Non-genital sites in which it thrives are in the rectum, the oropharynx and the conjunctivae of the eyes. The vulva and vagina in women are usually spared because they are lined by stratified epithelial cells - in women the cervix is the usual first site of infection.

In females, it involves the urethra (tube from bladder to outside of the body) and the reproductive system; in males, it involves the urethra; and in both sexes the rectum, throat, joints and eyes (sometimes). It can affect all ages (even young children) who have sexual contact with infected persons. The peak incidence is between ages 20 and 30. Although readily treatable, this infection has reached epidemic levels in the USA. Incubation period is from 2 to 10 days.

Gonorrhea is the second most reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States being spread through sexual intercourse. It is reported annually in about 600,000-800,000 people. It is believed that another 1 million cases go unreported each year. Approximately 75 percent of all cases of gonorrhea reported by health professionals to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in people 15 to 30 years old. Teenage girls ages 15 to 19 and men ages 20 to 24 have the highest rates of infection.

Gonorrhea can be spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman may pass the infection to her newborn during delivery. Gonorrhea can be transmitted any time by an infected person, whether or not symptoms are present. An infected person is contagious until he or she has been treated. Gonorrhea among females can also be transmitted from one individual to another via contact to surfaces that may still be damp from prior contact.

SLANG TERMS FOR GONORRHEA

"The Clap": Gonorrhea is also commonly known by the slang term "the clap". One suggested etymology refers to a traditional treatment used to clear the blockage in the urethra from gonorrheal pus, where the penis would be "clapped" on both sides simultaneously. It could also refer to the painful sting in the male urethra, which feels like the sting of a clap (as in clapping hands) when infected with the disease. Yet another suggested source is from the old French word "clapier", meaning "brothel". Another suggested source for the term is from a notorious 18th century keeper of a brothel, Margaret Clap (better known as "Mother Clap"), though perhaps her name itself was derived from the slang term. The term "clap" may be derived from its diplococcoid microscopic morphology, which is suggestive of two cocci "clapping". This term has, in recent years, come to be used by extension to refer to any unspecified sexually transmitted disease.

"Dripping Dick": Used mainly because of the discharge coming from the urethral opening of the penis.

The term gonorrhea is built from the Greek prefix gono (seed) and suffix rrhea (to flow), and stems from the belief that the discharge contained semen.





CAUSES

Infection is caused from Gram-negative gonococcus bacteria (Neisseria gonorrheoeae) that grow well on delicate, moist tissue.

The bacteria are usually transmitted sexually, but some cases are of unknown origin. Sexual activity involving the vagina, anus/rectum or mouth (oral) may transmit infection to those areas if either partner is infected. A pregnant woman may pass the infection to her newborn during delivery.

A person infected with gonorrhea is always contagious until he or she has been treated.

Having a gonorrhea infection does not protect you from another infection in the future. A new exposure to gonorrhea will cause re-infection, even if you were previously treated and cured.





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FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

FEMALE SYMPTOMS

Females often have few or no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may be mild and are frequently ignored. Symptoms include:
  • Symptoms usually appear 7 to 21 days after sexual contact in women (incubation period varies from as little as 2 days to as long as 30 days). A small number of people may be asymptomatic for up to a year. Between 30-60 percent of women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic or have subclinical disease.


  • Cervicitis (infection of the cervix).


  • Swollen and painful glands at the opening of the vagina (Bartholin glands).


  • Frequent urge to urinate with painful burning sensation. Difficulty urinating. Gonorrhea infection is often mistaken for a bladder infection or vaginal infection. There may be urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) with little dysuria or pus. The combination of urethritis and cervicitis on examination strongly supports a gonorrhea diagnosis as both sites are infected in most gonorrhea patients.


  • Thick yellow, creamy, cloudy, pus-like or bloody abnormal discharge from the vagina. The cervix may appear anywhere from normal to the extreme of marked cervical inflammation (cervicitis) with pus.


  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods, excessive bleeding during the menses. Bleeding during sexual intercourse.


  • Acute inflammation and pain in the pelvic area (lower abdomen). Development of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which includes pelvic pain and cramping, bleeding between menstrual periods along with fever and/or vomiting.


  • Pain or tenderness with sexual intercourse (sometimes).


  • Irritation of the genitals (vulva) and rectal infection.


  • Throat infection.

MALE SYMPTOMS

Males usually have more pronounced symptoms and they may include:
  • Symptoms usually appear between two and 14 days after sexual contact in men, but sometimes it can take up to 30 days for symptoms to appear. It is not unusual for males to have asymptomatic gonorrhea.


  • Abnormal discharge from penis (clear or milky white at first, and then Yellow or greenish, creamy, and excessive, sometimes blood-tinged discharge of pus (called gleet) and mucus from the penis). Examination may show a reddened external urethral meatus.


  • Slow, difficult, and painful and frequent urination.


  • Infection may move into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis, causing testicular / scrotal pain, swelling and/or fever.

SYMPTOMS IN BOTH SEXES

Other Symptoms In Both Males & Females:
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) (rare).

  • Lower abdominal pain.

  • Rash, especially on palms.

  • Mild sore throat (sometimes).

  • Fever and general tiredness.

  • Nausea.

  • The throat, anus, and rectum are common areas of infection in both men and women.

RECTAL INFECTION

Rectal infection (gonococcal proctitis) may affect both men and women and is often asymptomatic. If symptoms develop they may include:
  • Constipation.

  • Creamy, pus-like discharge.

  • Rectal itching.

  • Painful bowel movement with blood in feces.

  • Rectal bleeding.

Rectal infection is transmitted by penetrative anal sex and is diagnosed on rectal swab. Protoscopy may show an inflamed mucous membrane with little mucus. It cannot be treated with penicillin because rectal commensal bacteria in the rectum produce ß-lactamase that protects the gonococcus from penicillin.

GONOCOCCAL PHARYNGITIS

Infections of the throat are usually asymptomatic, but in some cases may cause a sore throat. This condition is diagnosed by a throat culture, utilizing a cotton swab. Most cases of gonococcal pharyngitis are caused by oral sex with a partner infected with gonorrhea.

UNTREATED GONORRHEA INFECTIONS

If not treated. the infection can travel through the bloodstream and go into the bones, joints, tendons, brain, heart, and other tissues, causing a systemic illness called "Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI)" with:
  • Body aches and inflamed, painful joints and tendons, especially in the knees and hands. At this stage, the organism is difficult to detect, and the condition is often misdiagnosed as simple arthritis.


  • When joints become involved, gonococcal arthritis can develop. Gonococcal arthritis occurs after primary infection of the genitalia, anus, or throat. This occurs in about 1% of patients who are infected with gonorrhea and is more common in women than men. Typical symptoms include a 5-7 day history of fever, shaking, chills, multiple skin lesions, fleeting migratory polyarthralgias and tenosynovitis in fingers, wrists, toes or ankles. This should be evaluated promptly with a culture of the synovial fluid, blood, cervix, urethra, rectum, skin lesion fluid, or pharynx. The underlying gonorrhea should be treated; if this is done then usually a good prognosis will follow.

  • Infection of the blood (sepsis).

  • Infection of the inner lining of the heart and heart valves (endocarditis).


  • Skin lesions (occasionally), infection of the skin (cellulitis).


  • Meningitis (infection or inflammation of the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord).


  • In females the infection will usually spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID causes scarring of the fallopian tubes which leads to increased risks of causing an tubal (ectopic) pregnancy as a fertilized egg may not be able to pass through the narrowed, scarred fallopian tube. Ectopic pregnancies are serious conditions which are potentially life-threatening to the mother. Gonorrhea is the most common cause of female infertility and can cause infertility in up to 10 percent of infected women.


  • In women, untreated gonorrhea can result in cyst and abscess formation in one or more of the greater vestibular glands (bartholinitis), causing trouble walking, PID, and Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome.

  • In men, inflammation of the epididymus (epididymitis), prostate gland (prostatitis) and urethral structure (urethritis) can result from untreated gonorrhea. Sterility and urethral stricture may occur in males.

Often there are no symptoms at all in:
  • 10-15 percent of men.

  • 80 percent of women.

People with no symptoms are at risk of developing complications from gonorrhea and can unknowingly spread the infection. From the time of infection gonorrhea can be spread and will continue to be spread until properly treated. Past infection does not make a person immune to gonorrhea and previous infections with gonorrhea may allow complications to occur more rapidly and increase your risk of getting HIV.





RISK INCREASES WITH

The bacterium that causes gonorrhea can be passed through intercourse, anal sex, and cunnilingus (oral sex). The transmission is by contact of fluids from mucous membranes of infected people and it usually is through sexual activity. Most frequently, these bacteria infect the man's urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen through the penis, and the woman's cervix, the canal into the uterus. Multiple sexual partners, whether heterosexual or homosexual increases the risk of becoming infected with gonorrhea. Any person who is sexually active can be infected with Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is spread through sexual contact including:
  • Penis to vagina (infection rate for males 30-50%, females 60-90%).
  • Penis to mouth.
  • Penis to rectum.
  • Mouth to vagina.


  • Gonorrhea is common among younger people, ages 15 to 30 and in those starting sexual activity before the age of 18. Risk increases in having multiple partners, having high risk partner(s) (partner has multiple sex partners or gonorrhea-infected sex partners).


  • Having unprotected sexual contact (not using condoms). See STDs and Condom Use for more information.

  • Increases in gonorrhea have been found among men who have sex with men.


  • Gonorrhea occurs more frequently in urban areas than in rural areas.


  • Women are at higher risk of getting gonorrhea than men.


  • Prostitution. Brief sexual encounters with multiple (potentially infected) sexual partners with unknown sexual health history is a key factor and may be combined with poor hygiene, poor medical care and treatment and possible lack of symptoms and/or the misuse or non-use of condoms.


  • Childbirth. Gonorrhea can be passed from an infected mother to her child as the child passes through the birth canal during delivery causing eye infections.


  • Child sexual abuse. In children, gonorrhea infection due to sexual abuse is found in the genital tract, mouth, and rectum. Any child with gonorrhea infection should be evaluated by a health professional to determine the cause and to assess for possible sexual abuse.


  • An infected person can spread the infection to another area of their body by touching the infected area and transferring the excretions. Clothing or wash cloths of infected people can spread the infection.





  • PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • Avoid any sexual contact, especially with sexual partners whose health practices and status are uncertain.


  • Do not wait for symptoms to appear, particularly if you or your partner have other sexual contacts. Regular check-ups for STD's should be part of your regular medical examination. This is very important if you are sexually active. Visit a local sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic, hospital, health care provider.


  • Use a latex condom during sexual intercourse. Sexual relations should be handled responsibly by limiting the number of sexual partners and using condoms. See Male Condom and Female Condom for more information about condom usage.


  • Proper hand washing is essential as the bacteria can be transferred to the eyes.


  • This condition must be reported to the local health department to prevent its spread. It sometimes occurs simultaneously with syphilis and chlamydia. Your cooperation is important, and your confidentiality will be maintained. Gonorrhea is the most common reportable sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with an estimated 800,000 cases of Gonorrhea reported annually.




    EXPECTED OUTCOME

  • Usually curable in 1 to 2 weeks with treatment.





  • POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

  • Gonococcal eye infection (the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface). This may cause blindness in children. This is the reason why eye prophylaxis is given at the time of a newborn baby's birth.

  • Blood poisoning (gonococcal septicemia).


  • Infectious arthritis in the joints.


  • Approximately 2 percent of persons with untreated gonorrhea may develop Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI). The symptoms include arthritis type pain, fever and skin lesions.


  • Endocarditis. An infection/inflammation of a heart valve.


  • Infection or inflammation of the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord (meningitis).


  • COMPLICATIONS IN WOMEN

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease. PID is an ascending infection that spreads from the vagina and cervix to the uterus and fallopian tubes, which can lead to sterility. The risk of infertility increases with each episode of PID.


  • Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes). The fertilized egg does not pass into the uterus if the tubes are partially scarred causing the embryo to implant in the fallopian tube. This can result in miscarriage and sometimes death of the mother if not caught early. This can be a life-threatening situation.


  • Perihepatitis. An infection/inflammation around the liver. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome occurs when pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation of the capsule covering the liver and the surrounding area. It causes pain and tenderness in the upper right abdomen over the liver. This syndrome develops when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity through the fallopian tubes and then follow the flow of peritoneal fluid to the right upper abdomen, where they infect the liver.


  • Infertility in women.


  • An abscess in or near the ovaries (tubo-ovarian abscess) in women from PID.


  • Chronic pelvic pain. This is pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis that has been present for at least 6 months. The pain may be intermittent, recurrent, or constant. The pain may fluctuate from mild to severe.


  • COMPLICATIONS IN PREGNANT WOMEN

    Problems related to untreated gonorrhea in pregnancy include:
    • The possibility of a miscarriage.
    • Preterm labor. The woman may be given drugs to prevent premature birth, which could require a stay in the hospital.
    • Premature rupture of the membranes (PROM).
    • Premature delivery. A premature infant has an increased risk of health problems.
    • Infection of the lining of the uterus (endometritis).


    If a woman has gonorrhea when she gives birth, her newborn can be infected. Women with untreated gonorrhea and infected newborns are more likely to develop long-term complications of gonorrhea.

    COMPLICATIONS IN NEWBORNS

    Newborns of women with untreated gonorrhea may have any of the following complications:
    • Pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Most newborns who have gonorrhea get conjunctivitis.
    • Build up of toxins in the blood or tissues (sepsis).
    • Inflammation of a joint (arthritis).
    • Scalp infections at the site of a fetal monitoring device.
    • Infection of the fluid and tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis).

    COMPLICATIONS IN MEN

    Men with untreated gonorrhea may develop:
    • An infection of the urethra (urethritis).
    • An inflammation and infection of the epididymis (epididymitis).
    • An inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis).
    • Infertility.

  • Sexual impotence in men, if untreated. This is usually the result of gonorrheal epididymitis (inflammation of the testicles) and result in sterility in the long term. Gonorrhea can also spread into other organs, cause skin problems, and swelling of the testicles and penis.




  • TREATMENT


    GENERAL MEASURES

    MEDICAL HISTORY

    Diagnosis of gonorrhea include a medical history and a physical examination. Your health care provider may ask you questions about how you may have been exposed to any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and how you found out you may have been exposed (such as your partner telling you). You will be asked about any symptoms you may have and what method of birth control you use and whether or not you use condoms to protect against STDs. You may be asked about your sexual behavior and whether you or your partner engage in high risk sexual behaviors and if you have been treated for an STD in the past and the treatment given.

    PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    For women, after your medical history is taken, the initial exam for gonorrhea will include a gynecological (pelvic) exam. See Pelvic Exam and Pelvic Pap Smear for more information.

    For men, a genital exam for urethritis and epididymitis will be done.

    DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

    Several gonorrhea tests can be used to detect infection. Many health care providers prefer to use more than one test to increase the chance of an accurate diagnosis. Except for the culture, which can take 3 days to obtain results, the tests give relatively quick test results.

    Diagnostic tests may include blood studies, laboratory culture and microscopic analysis of the discharge from the reproductive organs, rectum or throat. Many health care providers prefer to use more than one test to increase the chance of accurate diagnosis. There are three types of laboratory techniques used to diagnose gonorrhea.
    • Staining Biological Samples: This is called gram strain, which is usually more accurate for men then for women, as only 1 in 2 women with the infection have a positive stain. The test consists of placing a smear of the discharge from the penis or cervix on a slide that has a dye in it and when examined under a microscope shows the presence of gonorrhea. The health care provider can usually give you the test results during the consultation.

    • Detection of Bacterial Genes or Nucleic Acid (DNA) Test: Detection of bacterial genes or nucleic acid (DNA) test is carried out using urine or cervical swabs to detect the genes of the bacteria. This test is often more accurate than culturing the bacteria.

    • Cultures: The next test is a culture test, this one is usually used to tell if women have gonorrhea or not. It involves taking a sample of the discharge and placing it on a culture plate to incubate for two days, to allow the bacteria to multiply. Cervical samples are more accurate, to tell if the woman has gonorrhea or not. Cultures of cervical samples detect infection approximately 90 percent of the time. A culture can also be taken to detect gonorrhea in the throat. The culture test allows testing for drug-resistant bacteria.


    Other sexually transmitted diseases may be present with gonorrhea infection. Your health care provider may recommend testing for chlamydia (40% of people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia), syphilis, hepatitis B, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    In the United States, your health care provider must report that you have gonorrhea to the state health department so the department can inform your sex partner(s) that they also need treatment.

    Early Detection: If you engage in high-risk sexual behaviors, you may want to consider being tested for gonorrhea even though you don't have symptoms. Testing will allow gonorrhea to be quickly diagnosed and treated. This helps reduce the risk of transmitting gonorrhea and avoid complications of the infection.

    The CDC also recommends screening for pregnant women with high-risk sexual behaviors to prevent them from transmitting gonorrhea to their babies. All pregnant women should be screened during their first prenatal visit. If a pregnant woman is at high risk for gonorrhea, she may be tested again during the third trimester before delivery to prevent transmitting the infection to her newborn.

    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    Historically it has been suggested that mercury was used as a treatment for gonorrhea. Surgeons tools on board the recovered English warship 'The Mary Rose' included a syringe that, according to some, was used to inject the mercury via the meatus into any unfortunate crewman suffering from gonorrhea.

    The mainstay of treatment is the appropriate use of antibiotics. While penicillin was the most common antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea up until the 1970s, an increase in antibiotic resistance has led to a decline in its use. Recommendations for first choice treatment of gonorrhea must therefore depend on local information on resistance patterns and it is not possible to make treatment recommendations that are applicable to all parts of the world.

    The CDC released a report on Thursday, April 12, 2007 officially adding gonorrhea to a list of super bugs that are now resistant to common antibiotics

    Treatment is with antibiotic medication, such as penicillin or other antibiotics in pill form or by injection. However, the disease is becoming more and more resistant to many standard medications. Antibiotics that are currently used for non pregnant women and men are:
    • Cefixime, 400 mg orally.
    • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin), 125 to 250 mg by intramuscular injection.
    • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), 500 mg orally.
    • Ofloxacin (Floxin), 400 mg orally.
    • Levofloxacin (Levaquin), 250 mg orally.
    • Doxycycline (Doryx).
    • Azithromycin (Zithromax), 2 g orally.
    • Tetracycline.
    • Cefotaxime, 500 mg by intramuscular injection.
    • Cefpodoxime (Vantin), 400 mg orally.
    • Cefoxitin, 2 g by intramuscular injection, plus probenecid, 1 g orally.
    • Spectinomycin, 2 g by intramuscular injection.
    • Amoxycillin, 2 g, plus probenecid, 1 g orally.
    • Ampicillin, 2 to 3 g, plus probenecid, 1 g orally.

    These drugs are all given as a single dose.

    The level of tetracycline resistance in Neisseria gonorrheae is now so high as to make it completely ineffective in most parts of the world. The fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin) cannot be used in pregnancy. It is important to refer all sexual partners to be checked for gonorrhea to prevent spread of the disease and to prevent the patient from becoming re-infected with gonorrhea. Patients should also be offered screening for other sexually transmitted infections. In areas where co-infection with chlamydia is common, health care providers may prescribe a combination of antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone with doxycycline or azithromycin, to treat both diseases.

    Penicillin is ineffective at treating rectal gonorrhea: this is because other bacteria within the rectum produce Beta-lactamases that destroy penicillin. All current treatments are less effective at treating gonorrhea of the throat, so the patient must be rechecked by throat swab 72 hours or more after being given treatment, and then retreated if the throat swab is still positive.

    Although gonorrhea usually does not require follow-up (with the exception of rectal or pharyngeal disease), patients are usually advised to phone for results 5 to 7 days after diagnosis to confirm that the antibiotic they received was likely to be effective. Patients are advised to abstain from sex during this time.

    Drug resistant strains are known to exist.

    US recommendations: The US does not have a federal system of sexual health clinics, and the majority of infections are treated in family practices. A third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic such as ceftriaxone is recommended for use in most areas. Since some areas such as Hawaii and California have very high levels of resistance to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin) they are no longer used empirically to treat infections originating in these areas.

    UK recommendations: In the UK, the majority of patients with gonorrhea are treated in dedicated sexual health clinics. The current recommendation is for ceftriaxone or cefixime as first line therapy; no resistance to either drug has yet been reported in the UK. Levels of spectinomycin resistance in the UK are less than 1 percent, which would make it a good choice in theory, but intramuscular spectinomycin injection is very painful.

    Azithromycin (given as a single dose of 2 g) is recommended if there is concurrent infection with chlamydia. A single dose of oral ciprofloxacin, 500 mg, is effective if the organism is known to be sensitive, but fluoroquinolones were removed from the UK recommendations for empirical therapy in 2003 because of increasing resistance rates. In 2005, resistance rates for ciprofloxacin were 22% for the whole of the UK (42 percent for London, 10 percent for the rest of the UK).

    SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
    • Pregnant. Pregnant women may only take Ceftriaxone and possibly Spectinomycin.
    • Younger than 18 years of age. Ceftriaxone is recommended for babies.

    Gonorrhea and chlamydial infection, another common STD, often infect people at the same time. A combination of antibiotics is taken which will treat both diseases, such as:
    • Azithromycin.
    • Ceftriaxone.
    • Doxycycline.

    TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Follow up laboratory cultures will confirm cure.


  • Patients should be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases.


  • Use separate linens and disposable eating utensils during treatment.


  • Wash hands frequently especially after urination and bowel movements.


  • Don't touch eyes with hands.


  • Inform all sexual contacts so they can seek treatment.


  • Additional information available from:
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline (800) 227-8922.

    SURGERY

    If untreated, gonorrhea causes complications, such as an abscess. Surgery to drain or remove the abscess may be needed.





    MEDICATION

    Antibiotics to fight the infection will be prescribed (See treatment above for list of commonly used antibiotic medications). Antibiotic treatment, if taken exactly as directed, normally cures gonorrhea infections. If antibiotics are not taken properly, the infection will not be cured. Prompt antibiotic treatment also prevents the spread of the infection and decreases complications, such as PID.

    Antibiotic treatment, if taken exactly as directed, normally cures gonorrhea infections over 97 percent of the time. All sex partners within the last 60 days of people diagnosed with gonorrhea also need to be tested and treated to prevent reinfection.

    Having a gonorrhea infection does not protect you from another infection in the future. A new exposure to gonorrhea will cause reinfection, even if you were previously treated and cured. Symptoms that occur after treatment are usually caused by reinfection rather than treatment failure.

    Many people who have gonorrhea also have chlamydia, a similar sexually transmitted disease. When both infections are present, medication treatment includes antibiotics that are effective in treating both chlamydia and gonorrhea.

    Non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen or aspirin, may be suggested to reduce discomfort but not in place of antibiotics.

    Certain strains of the gonorrhea bacteria have become resistant to some antibiotics, including penicillin, tetracycline, and sulfa drugs. In areas of Asia and the Pacific and in the western United States, the gonorrhea bacteria have also become resistant to quinolones (quinolone-resistant gonorrhea, QRNG). When bacteria become resistant to an antibiotic, they no longer can be killed by that particular medication. If gonorrhea is found to be resistant to an antibiotic, you may need to take another antibiotic to cure the infection. If you have been treated for gonorrhea and still have symptoms, you will need to be retested with a gonorrhea culture to determine whether there is bacterial resistance to the medication you were taking for the infection.

    Antibiotics Recommended For Infections of the Cervix, Urethra, & Rectum

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following medications for adults and children over 99 pounds (44.9 kg).


    Medication Dose

    Days of Treatment

    Ceftriaxone 125 mg IM

    Single dose

    Ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally

    Single dose

    Ofloxacin 400 mg orally

    Single dose

    Levofloxacin 250 mg orally

    Single dose



    Medication Dose (if chlamydia is also present)

    Days of Treatment

    Azithromycin 1 g orally

    Single dose

    Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day

    7 Days


    Spectinomycin 2 g in a single IM dose is an alternative medication given to people who cannot take the cephalosporin and quinolone medications recommended above.

    Antibiotics Recommended For Infection of the Throat (Pharynx)


    Medication Dose

    Days of Treatment

    Ceftriaxone 125 mg IM

    Single dose

    Ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally

    Single dose



    Medication Dose (if chlamydia is also present)

    Days of Treatment

    Azithromycin 1 g orally

    Single dose

    Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day

    7 Days


    ANTIBIOTICS RECOMMENDED FOR INFECTION OF THE CONJUNCTIVA OF THE EYE

    Ceftriaxone, 1 g IM is given in a single dose for infected eyes.

    ANTIBIOTICS RECOMMENDED IN PREGNANT WOMEN

    The CDC recommends ceftriaxone for pregnant women infected with gonorrhea.

    Doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin are not used to treat pregnant women.

    If chlamydia is also present: Erythromycin and amoxicillin are equally effective, though some pregnant women may have fewer side effects with amoxicillin. Azithromycin may also be used.

    People also infected with HIV are prescribed the same medication treatment presented in the tables.

    Newborns and infants are treated with ceftriaxone or cefotaxime intravenously (IV) or intra muscularly (IM).

    SIDE EFFECTS

    The most common side effects of medications used to treat gonorrhea are nausea and vomiting.

    Doxycycline causes less nausea and vomiting but may cause yeast infections in women. Doxycycline and ofloxin (or any "floxin") cannot be given to pregnant women or babies. Exposure to sunlight while taking doxycycline can cause a painful, severe sunburn or a rash reaction.

    If side effects occur and cannot be controlled, contact your health care provider. Other antibiotics may be prescribed that cause fewer side effects.

    See Physicians Desk Reference for a full list of side effects or consult with your health care provider or pharmacist. PDR Health: For Online Drug Information





    ACTIVITY

    No restrictions, except do not resume sexual activity until a follow-up culture shows the infection is cured. Abstaining from sexual contact while you are being treated for an STD is vital. People taking a single dose of medication should abstain from sexual contact for 7 days after treatment so the medication will be effective. Exposed sex partners need treatment whether they have symptoms or not. Treatment failures and resistance to antibiotics can occur.




    DIET

  • No diet restrictions. Eat a well balanced diet to maintain a healthy immune system. Reduce consumption of caffeine and alcohol during treatment. These irritate the urethra. See Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) for more information about nutrition and nutritional supplements.

    BENEFICIAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

    The following supplements are suggested for use in conjunction with antibiotic treatment.


    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Acidophilus
    As directed on label, 3 times daily. Take on an empty stomach. Acidophilus replenishes gastrointestinal flora, which is destroyed by the use of antibiotics.


    ACIDOPHILUS & BIFIDUS PRODUCTS

    Acidophilus is effective in maintaining "good" bacteria in the body during antibiotic use. If taking antibiotics, include unsweetened or naturally sweetened yogurt in diet. Antibiotics will kill all bacteria, good and bad in the digestive tract. The active culure yogurt and acidophilus-bifidus supplements help replace the good bacteria needed for proper digestion.

    Starwest Botanicals: Acidophilus, 5 Billion Per Gram, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Acidophilus & Bifidus, Lactose Free, Nature's Answer, 100 mg / 100 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Acidophilus, Milk-Free, Schiff, 1 Billion CFU, 100 Caplets
    Kalyx: Acidophilus, Milk-Free, Schiff, 1 Billion CFU, 250 Caplets
    Kalyx: Acidophilus Probiotic, Natrol, 100 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Acidophilus Probiotic, Natrol, 100 mg, 150 Caps
    Kalyx: Probiotic Acidophilus Liquid Culture, Strawberry, American Health, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Acidophilus Powder, Frontier Natural Bulk Herbs, 5 Billion CFU, 1/2 lb.
    Kalyx: Acidophilus With Bifidus, Banana, American Health, 100 Chewable Wafers
    Kalyx: Acidophilus With Bifidus, Blueberry, American Health, 100 Chewable Wafers
    Kalyx: Acidophilus With Bifidus, Strawberry, American Health, 100 Chewable Wafers
    Kalyx: Acidophilus With Bifidus, Assorted Fruit Flavors, American Health, 120 Chewable Wafers
    Kalyx: BioBeads Probiotic Acidophilus, Natrol, 30 Beads
    Kalyx: BioBeads Probiotic Acidophilus, Natrol, 90 Beads
    HerbsPro: Probiotic Acidophilus With Citrus Pectin, American Health, 4 Billion Organisms, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Probiotic Acidophilus With Bifidus, American Health, Chewable Banana (Also Assorted Fruit & Strawberry), 100 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Acidophilus Chewable, American Health, Blueberry, 100 Wafers
    HerbsPro: Probiotic Acidophilus Culture Liquid, American Health, Banana (Blueberry, Strawberry & Plain), 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Acidophilus with Pectin, Vegetarian, Country Life, 250 Caps
    HerbsPro: Lactobacillus Acidophilus Powder (or Caps), Freeze-Dried, 10 Billion CFU, Eclectic Institute, 60 Gram
    HerbsPro: Papaya Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Probiotics) Liquid, Dairy Free, 100% Natural Organic, Dynamic Health Labs, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Black Cherry Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Probiotics) Liquid, Dairy Free, Dynamic Health Labs, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Apple Strawberry Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Probiotics) Liquid, Dairy Free, Dynamic Health Labs, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Acidophilus Pearls, Enzymatic Therapy, Active Cultures, 90 Pearls
    HerbsPro: Longest Living Lactobacillus Acidophilus Plus Bifidus Blend, 1 Billion, Futurebiotics, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: BioBeads Probiotic Acidophilus Complex, Natrol, 90 Beads
    HerbsPro: PB 8 Pro-Biotic Acidophilus, Vegetarian, Nutrition Now, 14 Billion, 120 VCaps
    HerbsPro: The Ultimate Acidophilus, ODonnell Formulas, 350 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Acidophilus & Bifidus, Natural Factors, 10-Billion Double Strength, 180 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Acidophilus, Now Foods, 2 Billion, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Stable Acidophilus, 3 Billion, NOW Foods, 180 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Blueberry, American Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Strawberry, American Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Original Flavor, American Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Banana, American Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Apple Strawberry, Dynamic Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Acidophilus Culture Liquid, Black Cherry, Dynamic Health, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyo-Dophilus, One Per Day, Wakunaga, 30 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kyo-Dophilus Chewable, Wakunaga, 90 Tabs
    Zinc
    50-100 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Boosts immune function and healing.


    ZINC PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Zinc, TwinLab, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Zinc, TwinLab, 50 mg, 180 Caps
    Kalyx: Zinc & Echinacea, Quantum, 48 Cherry Flavored Lozenges
    HerbsPro: Zinc Orotate, NCI (Dr. Hans Nieper), 60 mg, 200 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Zinc High Potency, Thompson Nutritional Products, 50 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Zinc Plus, Olympian Labs, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Opti L-Zinc, Now Foods, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Zinc Lozenges, FoodScience of Vermont, 23 mg, 60 Lozenges
    HerbsPro: Ultimate Zinc - C, NOW Foods, 100 Lozenges
    HerbsPro: Zinc Gluconate, NOW Foods, 50 mg, 100 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Zinc Picolinate, NOW Foods, 50 mg, 120 Caps
    TakeHerb: Wellness Zinc Lozenges With Vitamin C (Zinc Ascorbate), Source Naturals, 23 mg / 30 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Wellness Zinc Throat Spray, Source Naturals, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Zinc Plus, Olympian Labs, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: OptiZinc, Zinc Monomethionine Complex, Source Naturals, 240 Tabs
    Vitamin C
    5,000-10,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Improves immune function.


    VITAMIN C & BIOFLAVONOID PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Powder, Pure, Nutricology, 1000 mg, 120 Grams
    Kalyx: Vitamin C, Pure, Nutricology, 1000 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: HerbaLozenges Orange C, Zand, 125 mg, 15 Per Bag
    Kalyx: Gummy Vitamin C Slices, Rainbow Light, 30 Single Serve Packets
    Kalyx: Fruit Snacks, 100% Vitamin C, Farley's & Sathers Candy Co., 5 lbs.
    Kalyx: Ester- C Powder With Citrus Bioflavonoids, American Health, 8 oz.
    Kalyx: Ester-C Liquid, American Health, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Ester-C Advanced Antioxidant Formula, American Health, 90 Vegetarian Tabs
    Kalyx: Ester-C Chewable Wafers, American Health, 250 mg, 125 Wafers
    HerbsPro: Maxi-C Complex Vitamin C, Country Life, 1000 mg, 180 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Ascorbic Acid Powder (Vitamin C), NOW Foods, 3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Ascorbate C Powder, TwinLab, 2000 mg, 8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Liquid C With Rose Hips, Good'n Natural, 300 mg, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Alive! Organic Vitamin C Powder, Made With Organic Fruit, Nature's Way, 120 grams
    TakeHerb: Vitamin C-500 Complex With Bioflavonoids, Acerola & RoseHips, NOW Foods, 100 Tabs
    Plus
    Bioflavonoids
    30-60 mg daily, in divided doses. Works with vitamin C.


    BIOFLAVONOID PRODUCTS

    Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet. The letter ''P'' represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they improve capillary strength and permeability. Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercitin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit. Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits and may be found in grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, limes and oranges. Other sources of bioflavonoids include apricots, nuts, peppers, buckwheat, blackberries, black currants cherries, grapes, plums, prunes and rose hips. In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorne Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse.

    Kalyx: Citrus Bioflavonoids Powder, Herbal Extracts Plus, 1 lb. Bottle
    Citrus Bioflavonoids Powder - Approximately 600 mg. each capsule. 1/2 teaspoon of powder is about equal to one capsule. Powder can be consumed by sprinkling it over your food or mixing it with a syrup such as maple or chocolate. You could also mix it with orange juice. The citric acid in the orange juice will help to mask any unpleasant powder tastes. Sources: Lemon (Citrus limon) and Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi).
    Kalyx: Citrus Bioflavonoids, Country Life, 1000 mg, 250 Tabs
    Provides a unique citrus bioflavonoid complex from lemons, oranges and grapefruits. Includes Rutin. Certified Vegan.
    HerbsPro: Citrus Bioflavonoids Fluid Complex, Organic With Rosehips, Natures Answer, 5000 mg / Teaspoon, 8 fl oz.
    HerbsPro: Bioflavonoids Complex, FoodScience of Vermont, 1000 mg, 60 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Bioflavonoids Complex, FoodScience of Vermont, 1000 mg, 60 Tabs
    A bioflavonoid complex supplement with Hesperidin, Rutin, and Bromelain. Bioflavonoids enhance the effectiveness of Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids support capillary strength and proper vascular function.
    House of Nutrition: Bioflavonoids Complex, Carlson Labs, 500 mg, 100 Tabs
    Each tablet contains 500 mg of Citrus Bioflavonoids Complelx providing not less than 250 mg of Bioflavonoids, in a base of Rose Hips.
    House of Nutrition: Quercetin Bioflavonoids, Allergy Research, 100 Caps
    Quercetin and other bioflavonoids extracted from lemon have made up the classical bioflavonoid nutritional supplements. By strengthening the outer cell membrane, these flavonoids may help stabilize cell surfaces. Contains 400 mg Lemon Bioflavonoids, 50 mg Quercetin, 50 mg Hesperidin, 50 mg Rutin, and 10 mg Ascorbyl Palmitate. Take 1 or 2 Caps 1 to 3 times daily with meals or as directed by healthcare provider.
    TakeHerb: Bioflavonoid Complex, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex, Now Foods, 700 mg, 100 Caps
    These Citrus Bioflavonoid Caps contain 40% total bioflavonoids. There are many varieties of bioflavonoids available and ours includes a number of flavonols, flavones, and flavanones including: Hesperidin, Eriocitrin, Naringen, Naringenin, and Quercitin. As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily, preferably with meals.
    TakeHerb: C-Plus Citrus Bioflavonoid With Rutin, TwinLab, 1000 mg / 650 mg / 50 mg, 100 Caps
    TwinLab offers the highest bioflavonoid content concentrated from fresh lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes and tangerines, along with the greatest number of individual bioflavonoids available from any manufacturer. Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex contains 50% total bioflavonoids consisting of flavanones [hesperidin, eriocitrin, naringen and naringenin], flavonols, flavones.
    TakeHerb: Citrus Bioflavonoid, TwinLab, 1400 mg, 100 Caps
    Contains the purest and highest potency source of citrus bioflavonoids available. Concentrated from fresh lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes and tangerines. Citrus Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) are found in whole portion of citrus fruits which may be helpful for bruising, varicose veins, spider veins, arthritis, hemorrhaging, phlebitis, cholesterol levels, herpes, cataracts, inflammation, bleeding gums, blood clots, scurvy, hemorrhoids, edema and hypertension.
    TakeHerb: Bioflavonoid Antioxidant Protection, Now Foods, 700 mg, 250 Caps





    GONORRHEA SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Supplements and products for gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease that is the result of a bacterial infection of the urethra in men or the urethra and/or cervix in women. These supplement should be used in addition to conventional medical treatment and should not replace conventional medical therapy.



    AHCC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is a rich source of polysaccharides such as beta glucan 1,3 and activated hemicellulose produced by enzymatic modification of organic medicinal mushrooms, including shiitake. AHCC is a proprietary extract produced from specially cultivated and hybridized mushrooms. AHCC is a rich source of polysaccharides such as beta glucan 1,3 and activated hemicellulose produced by enzymatic modification of organic medicinal mushrooms, including shiitake. According to extensive research in humans, as well as numerous non-clinical studies, AHCC supports immune system function through its effects on macrophages and NK (Natural Killer) Cells. NK cells and the intercellular mediators they produce are critical for the maintenance of healthy cell cycle function. AHCC has also been shown to possess antioxidant properties, and supports healthy liver function. As a dietary supplement, take 2 VCaps 2 times daily or take a 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) powder two times daily with water or juice, preferably on an empty stomach. This is a vegetarian-vegan product. 100% Pure. Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

    HerbsPro: AHCC POWDER, Now Foods, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Immpower (AHCC), Immune System Support, American Biosciences, 30 VCaps
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Now Foods, 500 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Now Foods, 750 mg, 60 VCaps
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Olympian Labs, 750 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: AHCC, Source Naturals, 750 mg, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: AHCC Powder, NOW Foods, 2 oz.
    House of Nutrition: AHCC, BlueBonnet, 500 mg, 30 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: AHCC, BlueBonnet, 500 mg, 60 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: AHCC, NOW Foods, 750 mg, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kinoko AHCC, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: AHCC, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 30 Caps
    TakeHerb: AHCC, Source Naturals, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: AHCC Kinoko Platinum, Quality of Life Labs, 750 mg, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: AHCC Powder, Planetary Herbals, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: ImmPower - Immune System Support, American BioSciences, 30 VCaps


    ANTIBIOTIC SUPPORT PRODUCTS

    Traditional and Historical Uses: abscesses, acne, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, bladder, abnormal cell tissue growth, bronchial (bronchitis), burns, abnormal cell growth, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, colitis, diphtheria, disinfectant, ear aches, infection, hearing, fever, glands - infection, hypoglycemia, impotence, infection, inflammation, kidneys, leukorrhea, lupus, lymphatics, meningitis (spinal meningitis) menstrual problems - profuse flow, mucus, mumps, nephritis, peritonitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate problems, pyorrhea, quinsy, scarlet fever, skin disorders, sore throat, spinal meningitis, stomach–abnormal cell growths, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, abnormal cell growths, and venereal disease. Has been used both internally and topically. Use 20–40 drops every half-hour for a full day if needed. With improvement, use maintenance dose of 6-12 drops, 3 times per day, in juice, water, tea, or under the tongue and discontinue after 7–10 days.

    TakeHerb: Antibiotic Extract-Tincture, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Antibiotic Extract-Tincture Without Goldenseal, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Antibiotic Extract-Tincture Without Poke Root, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.


    BLACK SEED WITH BITTER MELON PRODUCTS

    Black Seed Capsules with Bitter Melon is a high potency diabetic supplement. Natural diabetic support formula made with Black Seed and high potency GlyMoridica brand bittermelon. For centuries Black Seed (Black Cumin) has been used by millions of people around the world to promote health and general well-being. Also known as "the Blessed Seed," it has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver support, circulatory and immune system support, and to promote general health. Bitter Melon is known as Karela, Momordica Charantia, and Cerasee in various parts of the world. Promotes healthy blood sugar levels. Supports healthy pancreas. Use as part of a healthy diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

    TakeHerb: Black Seed With Bitter Melon, Theramune Nutritionals, 250 mg / 250 mg, 100 Caps


    CALENDULA PRODUCTS

    Calendula reduces vaginal discharge and inflammation when used as a tea or douche.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Calendula Flowers, Whole & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Calendula Flowers, Whole, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Calendula Flowers, Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Calendula Oil, Trinity, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Calendula Oil, Trinity, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Calendula (Marigold) Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Calendula Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Calendula Oil, Hylands Homeopathic, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Calendula Ointment, Hyland's Homeopathics, 3.5 oz. Jar
    Kalyx: Calendula Cream, Weleda, 1.6 oz.
    Kalyx: Wound Care Ointment With Calendula, Weleda, 0.88 oz.
    HerbsPro: Organic Calendula Flowers, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Calendula Skin Dressing, Turtle Island Herbs, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Calendula Baby Oil, Weleda, 6.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Calendula, Eclectic Institute, 250 mg, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Calendula, Eclectic Institute, 250 mg, 45 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Calendula Extract (Calendula officinalis), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Flowers Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Flowers Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Flowers, Whole, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Flowers Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Flowers Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Calendula Spray, Non Alcoholic, Minor Skin Irritation Relief, Hyland, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Oil Moisturizer, Hylands, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Ointment (Tube), Hylands, 1 oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Ointment (Jar), Hylands, 3.5 oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Baby Cream, Intensive Repair For Sensitive Skin, Weleda, 2.6 oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Cream, NatureWorks, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Calendula Marigold Ointment, Pronatural, 3.5 oz.
    TakeHerb: Califlora Calendula Gel, Boericke & Tafel, 1 oz.

    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Ointment Recipes - Calendula Ointment


    CAT'S CLAW PRODUCTS

    Cat's Claw Bark, Uncaria Tomentosa, was reputed to be a super drug in the Andean region of South America. It has a long history of indigenous use for arthritis and rheumatism as well as other types of inflammation associated with various stomach disorders and ulcers where it was clinically shown to be effective.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cat's Claw Bark & Powder, Wild Harvested Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Inner Bark Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Inner Bark Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Bark Herbal Capsules, 460 mg, 100 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Bark Herbal Capsules, 460 mg, 500 VCaps
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Bark Extract, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cat's Claw Bark Extract, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), Nature's Herbs, 1000 mg, 250 Caps
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa), Thompson Nutritional, 540 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Bark 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Inner Bark Extract (Uncaria tomentosa), Nature's Answer, Standardized, 250 mg, 60 VCaps
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Bark, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Inner Bark Powder, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Bark Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Bark Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Cat's Claw Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Cat's Claw Defense Complex, Source Naturals, 90 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Cat's Claw, NOW Foods, 400 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw 5000, NOW Foods, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw, Planetary Herbals, 750 mg, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw, Solgar, 1000 mg, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw Extract, Planetary Herbals, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw Extract, Planetary Herbals, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw Defense Complex, Source Naturals, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Cat's Claw Complete Complex, Planetary Herbals, 90 Tabs


    CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) PRODUCTS

    Through its antioxidant mechanisms, Curcumin supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Turmeric is the main anti-inflammatory herb of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda uses turmeric to treat diseases of the liver and to relieve inflammation. Laboratory tests have found that turmeric is antioxidant and antimutagenic, that is, it potentially helps prevent new cancers that are caused by chemotherapy or radiation used to treat existing cancers. Turmeric in the diet may help prevent the pain of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. A volatile oil in the spice is as effective in relieving pain, under laboratory conditions, as equal amounts of steroids. The antioxidants in turmeric fight atherosclerosis by deactivating platelet-activating factor (PAF). This protein seals leaks in blood vessels by stimulating the growth of a protein "net" on which a cholesterol plaque can form. Curcumin in turmeric helps prevent hardening of the arteries in people who have diabetes, and also helps stop the loss of protein through the kidneys. In the laboratory, the antioxidants in turmeric kill cultures of cancer cells from the skin, bloodstream, and ovaries. Curcumin may stop the action of a liver enzyme that activates environmental toxins into carcinogenic forms, and may be especially useful in deactivating the carcinogens in cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco. Turmeric in the diet increases the production of enzymes that digest fats and sugars, and stop cholesterol from forming gallstones. Turmeric prevents the release of histamine in the stomach, quelling nervous stomach and counteracting food allergies and it fights gum inflammation by halting the action of a gene that creates irritant chemicals. Without the irritation, bacteria cannot find a place to grow, and the absence of bacteria reduces both bad breath and gingivitis. Of course, if you use turmeric to prevent bad breath, you should not eat curries made with garlic.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Turmeric Root Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Turmeric Rhizome, Sliced, Organic, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Turmeric Root Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Turmeric Curcumin 95%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Turmeric Root Powder, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified (1-4% Curcumin), 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Curcumin-95, Turmeric 18:1 Concentrate Antioxidant Protection, Jarrow Formulas, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Curcumin Extract 95%, Now Foods, 700 mg, 120 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Best Curcumin C3 Complex with Bioperine, Doctors Best, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Curcumin BCM 95, Genceutic Naturals, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Best Curcumin C-3 Complex With Bioperine, Doctor's Best, 1000 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Turmeric Curcumin 95% Curcuminoids, Good'n Natural, Promotes Immune Health, 60 Caps


    HYDRANGEA PRODUCTS

    Hydrangea root has traditionally been used to strengthen the urinary tract and help regulate its function. Hydrangea is used in the treatment of kidney and bladder stones. It is thought both to encourage the expulsion of stones and to help dissolve those that remain.This plant contains alkaloids which help soothe the body, especially in the bladder and kidney areas. Hydrangea root also works like a natural inflammation reliever and cleanses the joint areas. The hydrangea has shown up in the fossil record as far back as 70 million years ago in North America, and in Asia as far back as 25 million years ago. This stately flower is native to the southeastern United States and northeastern Asia. It grows near water, hence its name. The name is derived from the Greek, meaning water vase. They were brought to England in the 1730's where the popularity as an ornamental grew quite rapidly. The grayish roots used in herbal medicine have little odor but a sweet and pungent taste. The Cherokee Indians were the first known to have observed the usefulness of the herb in treating kidney stones, as well as externally for wounds, burns and sore muscles. Traditional Chinese medicine use the whole plant as part of a cure for malaria. English folklore calls it an unlucky plant for young ladies looking for a husband. It has been said that people who allow the plant to grow near their house have cursed their daughters to the life of a spinster. A scientific study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry in 2003 noted that hydrangea root extracts have greater antioxidant power in liver tissue than milk thistle and turmeric combined. The findings of Japanese researchers amplify observations of nineteenth-century American physicians who used hydrangea primarily as a treatment for "kidney gravel," small stones in the kidneys that could be passed with a minimum of pain after treatment with the herb. Physicians of the time also used hydrangea as a treatment for chronic chest pain caused by bronchitis. Hydrangea root powder has a greater diuretic effect than other preparations of the herb , but it has less of an effect on pain. Overdosing can cause dizziness and headache. Not recommended for long term use, or if you have a history of Liver or Kidney problems.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Hydrangea Root & Powder, Wild Harvested Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Hydrangea Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Hydrangea Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Root, Natures Way, 830 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Extract, Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Root Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz.
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Extract, Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Hydrangea Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Hydrangea Extract (Hydrangea arborescens), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Hydrangea Root, Natures Way, 415 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Hydrangea Root Extract, Promotes Urinary Tract Health, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Hydrangea Root Extract, Dr. Christophers Original Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Hydrangea Root, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.


    MOMORDICA - BITTER MELON PRODUCTS

    It has been suggested that Bitter Melon, Momordica, has anti-tumor and antiviral actions. MAP 30 is a protein found in Bitter Melon that is believed to have multiple functions that could be beneficial in treating HIV infection. The seeds, leaves, and vines have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, but the fruit is what is primarily used today. In the Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen (1518-1593) he described bitter melon as being able to "expel evil heat, and relieve fatigue." It has also been used by many cultures as a male aphrodisiac, for infections, as a remedy for bad breath, boils, and lice. When added to a salve it may help reduce the itchy feeling associated with poison ivy. According to James Duke in his Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook, there have been several clinical trials that have shown that bitter melon extract and juice lowered blood sugar in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Bitter melon contains gurmarin, a polypeptide considered to be quite similar to bovine insulin, which has been shown in experimental studies to achieve positive sugar regulating effects. It ahs been used in India as a folk remedy for diabetes mellitus for many years. Because bitter melon may lower blood sugar, and insulin levels, it should NEVER be taken in conjuncture with any form of diabetes medication, and then only under the supervision of a qualified physician. Avoid bitter melon during pregnancy. The seeds contain vicine, and may trigger symptoms of favism. Bitter melon may cause heartburn, stomach pain, and diarrhea, and make ulcers worse.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Bitter Melon Fruit (Momordica Charantia), Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Bitter Melon Powder, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Momordica Extract (Momordica charantia); Bitter Melon Fruit, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Bitter Melon Fruit (Momordica charantia); 10:1, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Sugar Balance, Supports Normal Blood Sugar Levels, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon, Natures Herbs, Premium Quality, Standardized 2.5% Bitter Principles, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon, Charantea, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon, (Memordica charantia), Whole Fruit, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon Power, Natures Herbs, Standardized Extract, 150 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon (Memordica charantia), Whole Fruit, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps
    HerbsPro: Bitter Melon (Memordica charantia), Whole Fruit, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bitter Melon, Pacific BioLogic, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bitter Melon, Natures Herbs, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bitter Melon Power, Natures Herbs, 60 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bitter Melon Extract, Solaray, 500 mg, 30 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Bitter Melon Pure Extract, Himalaya Herbal, 250 mg, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: GlyMordica Bitter Melon, Diabetes Support, Theramune Nutritionals, 60 Caps
    TakeHerb: Karela (Momordica charantia), Bazaar of India, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Bitter Melon - Nature's Anti-Diabetic Book, By W.G. Goreja, Amazing Herbs, 51 Pages
    TakeHerb: Ampalaya Bitter Melon Tea, Maintain Blood Sugar Levels, Fullife Natural Options, 30 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Momordica Extract, Diabetes Support, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.


    MYRRH PRODUCTS

    Myrrh is an antiseptic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, expectorant and astringent. With its smoky, earthy scent, myrrh has a long history as a favorite among all cultures going back to its first discovery in the far reaches of time. A native to Ethiopia and Somalia, it has been used as long ago as 3000 BCE by the Egyptians in embalming, and as an incense burned during cremations and funerals to disguise any foul odors up through the 15th century. Myrrh is said to be one of the key ingredients in the mythical Egyptian perfume Kyphi. It has also been used to anoint kings, and scent fabrics for those traveling to holy places. Myrrh has had a great value throughout time; the Romans even valued it as much as gold, using it as security for monetary debts. Myrrh has been used traditionally for the treatment for spasms, infections, coughs, colds, failure of menstruation, and chronic fatigue. In Ayurvedic medicine, myrrh is a favorite addition to the rasayanas for rejuvenation and disease prevention, especially as a spring tonic. Despite its long history, the use of myrrh has declined over the past few hundred years. Today myrrh is used a topical antiseptic for cuts, scrapes, scratches, and abrasions, and as an addition or a main ingredient found in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and gargles to control infections of the gums, mouth and throat, pyorrhea, and halitosis. It is a cleansing agent which counters toxins in the body. In Chinese herbal medicine, it is included in formulas to treat uterine fibroids, although it is not used alone. The German E Commission's monograph states that it is good for the topical treatment of oral inflammations, and as an antiseptic. It is beneficial for Candida albicans (thrush) and for athlete's foot. Other uses include treatment for leg ulcers and other sores, a tonic and stimulant for bronchial and lung diseases and as a natural anesthetic. It is used to cleanse the stomach and colon, soothing stomach and intestinal inflammation and as an antiseptic poultice on boils, sores and other wounds. Myrrh is a cleansing and healing herb similar to Echinacea. It stimulates circulation and can be used externally for skin problems. Avoid use when you have "red" symptoms, for example, fever, blistering, hot flashes, or nervous tension. It use is not recommended while pregnant and it may cause nausea or vomiting in excess.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Essential Oil, 100% Pure, Organic Essential Oils
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Gum Resin & Powder, Wild Harvested Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Gum Extract, Wild Harvested Herbal Extracts
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Gum, Pea Sized Resin, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Gum Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Country Comfort, Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, 2 oz. Salve
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum, Natures Way, 550 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Myrrh Extract Liquid, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Gum Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Myrrh Gum, Solaray, 650 mg, 100 Caps
    House of Nutrition: Myrrh Extract (Commiphora abyssinica), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Myrrh, For Infections & Inflammations, Health Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Myrrh, Ground, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb..
    TakeHerb: Myrrh, Cut & Sifted, Frontier Herbs, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Myrrh Poultice, For Drawing Toxins or Infections From Wounds, Health Herbs, 2.5 oz.


    COLLOIDAL SILVER PRODUCTS

    Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic. Can be used internally and externally. Silver is a powerful, natural, prophylactic / antibiotic, used for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks lined their eating and drinking vessels with silver, as did many other cultures throughout the world. The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Colloidal Silver is the result of an electro-magnetic process that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of silver into a liquid, such as water. These microscopic particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one- celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate. Unlike with antibiotics, resistant strains have never been known to develop. In fact, antibiotics are only effective against perhaps a dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Because no known disease causing organism can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver, Colloidal Silver is effective against more than 650 different disease- causing pathogens. In addition it also has veterinary uses, such as for canine parvo virus. You will also find Colloidal Silver very handy in the garden and bathroom since it can be used against bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants and humans. Spray diluted Colloidal Silver on plant leaves, and add to soil water. Colloidal Silver gets quickly to the body cells. Keep a spray bottle of it in the bathroom for feet, hands and face. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Since Colloidal Silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after three weeks, a regular daily intake is recommended as a protection against dangerous pathogens. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of Colloidal Silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection and topically it will remove pain and speed healing. The lives of millions of people susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this powerful preventative health measure. Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin.

    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver Water, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver, Olympian Labs, Purified Silver & Purified Water, 50 mcg, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Ionic Colloidal Silver, Immune System Support, Peaceful Mountain, 6 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Silva Solution Pro-50 Super Strength Liquid Silver, Trimedica, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Silva Solution Potentized Liquid Silver, Trimedica, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver, Futurebiotics Advanced, Electroprocessed & Chemical Free, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver 100 Ionic Silver Complex, Invision International, 0.5 oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver 100 Dropper, Invision International, 100 PPM, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Silver, Amino Acid & Botanical Supply, 1100 PPM, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ultra Colloidal Silver Liquid, Source Naturals, 10 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, American Biotech Labs, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Wellness Colloidal Silver, Source Naturals, 30 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Colloidal Silver, Quantum Herbal, 15-20 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Colloidal Silver, A Natural Antibiotic, Health Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Ultra Colloidal Silver Salve, Topical Form, Source Naturals, 10 ppm, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Silva Solution Lozenge, Trimedica, 30 Lozenges
    TakeHerb: Colloidal Silver Soap, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz.


    COLLOIDAL SILVER & OXYGEN PRODUCTS

    Oxygen with Colloidal Silver in offers a detoxifying solution with the great tastes of Mountain Berries, Orange Pineapple or in Plain flavors. Get a blast of liquid oxygen safely and quickly into your bloodstream without the medicinal taste and aftereffects of conventional oxygen cylinders. Combined with the anti-bacterial qualities of colloidal silver, this delicious OxyLife product can provide you instant energy while destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi that you might have been exposed to. Perfect for working out, Oxygen with Colloidal Silver has also been known to help with chronic Candidiasis (yeast infections) and Fibromyalgia. Eliminate toxins in the body and recover up to fifty percent faster from injury, stress and strenuous exercise while keeping the body free of toxins, viruses and harmful bacteria. This revolutionary product from Oxylife can help you breathe better and ahve more energy while working out and going about your daily activities..

    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver With Aloe Vera, Anti-Microbial Immune Booster, Mountain Berry, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver, Anti-Microbial Immune System Booster, Plain Flavor, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver, Anti-Microbial Immune System Booster, Orange-Pineapple Flavor, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.


    COLLOIDAL SILVER - SILVER BIOTICS SUPPLEMENT

    Silver Biotics is a patented Silver Supplement offering immune system support and maintaining a strong immune system. Contains purified water and purified silver 10 ppm. A natural solution forSilver Biotics was tested by researchers and was found to kill every strain of bacteria that it was tested against and that these bacteria, many of which have become resistant to antibiotics, cause many human ailments.

    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, SilverBiotics / American Biotech Lab, 8 oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, SilverBiotics / American Biotech Lab, 16 oz.


    VITAMIN C & BIOFLAVONOID PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Powder, Pure, Nutricology, 1000 mg, 120 Grams
    Kalyx: Vitamin C, Pure, Nutricology, 1000 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: HerbaLozenges Orange C, Zand, 125 mg, 15 Per Bag
    Kalyx: Gummy Vitamin C Slices, Rainbow Light, 30 Single Serve Packets
    Kalyx: Fruit Snacks, 100% Vitamin C, Farley's & Sathers Candy Co., 5 lbs.
    Kalyx: Ester- C Powder With Citrus Bioflavonoids, American Health, 8 oz.
    Kalyx: Ester-C Liquid, American Health, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Ester-C Advanced Antioxidant Formula, American Health, 90 Vegetarian Tabs
    Kalyx: Ester-C Chewable Wafers, American Health, 250 mg, 125 Wafers
    HerbsPro: Maxi-C Complex Vitamin C, Country Life, 1000 mg, 180 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Ascorbic Acid Powder (Vitamin C), NOW Foods, 3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Ascorbate C Powder, TwinLab, 2000 mg, 8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Liquid C With Rose Hips, Good'n Natural, 300 mg, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Alive! Organic Vitamin C Powder, Made With Organic Fruit, Nature's Way, 120 grams
    TakeHerb: Vitamin C-500 Complex With Bioflavonoids, Acerola & RoseHips, NOW Foods, 100 Tabs





    HERBAL & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS

    HERBS

  • Andiroba & Copaiba Oil: Apply to irritated area as needed. Relieves vaginal and rectal inflammation.




  • ANDIROBA & COPAIBA OIL PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Andiroba Renewal Body Lotion, Alba Botanical, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Andiroba Exfoliating Body Wash, Alba Botanical, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Lush Moisturizing Facial Cream, Deeply Moisturizes All Skin Types, Alba Botanica, 1.5 oz.
    TakeHerb: Copaiba Scalp Treatment Conditioner, Alba Botanica, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Amazonian Copaiba, Florestas Organic Botanical, 8.45 oz.
    TakeHerb: Copaiba Oil Sustainable Harvest, Amazon Therapeutic Labs, 1 fl. oz.




  • Arjuna: Capsules - Take 500 mg every 8 hours. Contains luteolin, which kills gonorrhea and chlamydia bacteria.




  • ARJUNA PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Arjuna Bark Powder (Terminalia arjuna), 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    TakeHerb: Arjuna, Full Spectrum, Planetary Herbals, 550 mg, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Arjuna, Full Spectrum, Planetary Herbals, 550 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Arjuna Bark Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 pc.
    TakeHerb: Arjuna CardioComfort, Planetary Herbals, 60 Plus 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Arjuna Paradise Herbs, 250 mg, 60 VCaps.


  • Astragalus: Tincture - Use as directed on label. Helps to protect the immune system. and aids in healing.




  • ASTRAGALUS ROOT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Astragalus root is used to stimulate the immune system and astragalus root improves adrenal gland function and digestion. Astragalus root is considered to have a normalizing effect on the body's functions. Astragalus is an important herb in Chinese medicine and is commonly included in Chinese cuisine. Early Chinese writings refer to Astragalus as The Superior Tonic. Astragalus contains polysaccharides, flavonoid, saponins, choline, betaine, folic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and 14 minerals: selenium, zinc, iron, etc. As an adaptogen, it helps the body regain balance and is the most popular herb in Chinese medicine for its tonifying, diuretic, cardiotonic, vasodilating and other useful qualities, to help maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach and heart, to boost energy, defer aging, detoxify, etc., to bolster white blood cells growth, support the immune systems, and to promote the effect of other herbs, and help reduce side effect of chemotherapy and radiation.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Astragalus Root, Powder, & Slices, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Astragalus Extract (Astragalus membranaceus), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Astragalus Extract (Astragalus membranaceus), 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Astragalus Extract (Astragalus membranaceus), 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Astragalus Immunity Herb Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus), 420 mg, 100 VCaps
    Kalyx: Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus), 420 mg, 500 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Astragalus Immunity Tea, Health King, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Astragalus, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Astragalus (70 Percent Extract), Now Foods, 500 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract, Planetary Herbals, Immune Support, 500 mg, 120 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root Extract, Alcohol-Free, Gaia Herb, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root Extract, BlueBonnet, 400 mg, 120 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root, Nature's Way, 470 mg, 180 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract, Planetary Herbals, 500 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract Liquid, Planetary Herbals, 2 oz.


  • Barberry, Coptis, Goldenseal or Oregon Grape Root: Tincture - Take 15-30 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily. Contains berberine, which kills gonorrhea and chlamydia bacteria.


  • Do not use barberry, coptis, goldenseal or Oregon grape root if you are pregnant or have gallbladder disease. Do not take these herbs with supplemental vitamin B-6 or with protein supplements containing the amino acid histidine. Do not take goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. Use it only under a health care provider's supervision. Do not use goldenseal if you have cardiovascular disease or glaucoma.



    BARBERRY PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Barberries, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Barberry Bark & Powder, Wild Harvested Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Barberry, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Barberry Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Barberry Bark, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted Berberis vulgaris, 4 oz.


    COPTIS PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Coptis Teapills (Huang Lian Su Wan), Plum Flower Brand, 200 Pills
    Kalyx: Coptis Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz.


    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Barberry, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Barberry Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags


    OREGON GRAPE PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oregon Grape Root & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Starwest Botanicals: Oregon Grape Root, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oregon Grape Root Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oregon Grape Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 1 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oregon Grape Root Extract, Wildcrafted, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oregon Grape Root Extract, Herbs For Kids, Alcohol-Free, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oregon Grape Root Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oregon Grape Root Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Oregon Grape Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 oz.
    HerbsPro: Oregon Grape Extract, Tangerine, Alcohol Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.




  • Epimedium: Tablets or Extract - Take as directed on the label or by dispensing herbalist. Use after suspected exposure. Antibacterial. Stimulates urination to keep bacteria from attaching to lining of urethra.


  • Do not use epimedium if you have any kind of prostate disorder.



    HORNY GOAT WEED - EPIMEDIUM PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Epimedium Leaf & Powder, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Horny Goat Weed Herb (Epimedium grandiflorum), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Kalyx: Horny Goat Weed Herb (Epimedium grandiflorum), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    Kalyx: Horny Goat Weed Extract (Epimedium grandiflorum), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Horny Goat Weed Extract (Epimedium grandiflorum), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Horny Goat Weed Powder (Epimedium grandiflorum), Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Horny Goat Weed Tea, Triple Leaf Tea, 20 Bags
    TakeHerb: Horny Goat Weed, Organic Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.


  • Scutellaria (Skullcap): Capsules - Take 1,000-2,000 mg 3 times daily. May act against antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea and chlamydia. Do not use scutellaria if you have diarrhea.




  • SKULLCAP / SCULLCAP PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Skullcap, Certified Organic, 4 oz. to 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Skullcap Extract, Glycerite, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, Fresh Flowering Plant, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Skullcap Extract, Herb Pharm, Fresh Flowering Plant, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Skullcap Herb Extract (Sculltellaria lateriflora), 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Skullcap Root Powder (Sculltellaria lateriflora), 500 grams (1.17 lb.)
    HerbsPro: Skullcap Extract, Glycerite, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, Fresh Flowering Plant, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Skullcap Extract, Herb Pharm, Fresh Flowering Plant, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Scullcap (Skullcap) Herb, Organic, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Scullcap (Skullcap) Herb Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz.
    TakeHerb: Scullcap (Skullcap), Certified Organic, Bazaar of India, 100 VCaps


  • Echinacea, Pau d'arco and Red Clover aid in healing. Take in capsule, tincture or extract form or drink as tea. Take as directed on label.



    ECHINACEA PRODUCTS

    Echinacea is an antiseptic and antimicrobial with properties which helps increase antiviral activity by increasing production of interferon and increase the number of white blood cells available to destroy bacteria and slow the spread of infections.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.


    PAU D'ARCO PRODUCTS

    PAU D'ARCO is a natural antibiotic and potentiates immune function. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is good for destroying candida in the colon. American herbalists use this herb to enhance liver function and to help lessen the effects of AIDS, allergies, cardiovascular problems, inflammatory bowel syndrome, rheumatism, tumors, and ulcers. The key ingredient in Pau D'Arco is lapachol. In the 1970s, studies of lapachol showed promise in destroying cancer cells; however, its use produced severe side effects such as blood-clotting abnormalities, anemia, and nausea, so further studies were abandoned. While high doses are not recommended for treating cancer, moderate amounts have been found to be very useful as an immune booster while fighting cancer, HIV, AIDS, bronchitis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Pau D'Arco bark has also been used to treat fungal infections, yeast infections, smoker's cough, warts, and acne. The standard dosage for internal use is with products standardized to contain 2 to 7 percent lapachol, although an effective alternative is a product that contains 3 percent naphthoquinones. If using a tincture or liquid extract formulation as an external treatment, you may need to dilute it with a small amount of water or vegetable oil if skin becomes irritated. If skin irritation continues after dilution, discontinue use. If treating genital warts, dilution is necessary. If using as a tea, it is best to take with food to avoid stomach upset. If stomach upset continues, stop taking the herb altogether. This potent herb may pose health risks when taken internally for more than a week so it is suggested you use only for a week at a time.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Pau D'Arco, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco, Thompson Nutritional, 510 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark Extract 4:1, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark, Wildcrafted, Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark, Wildcrafted, Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Inner Bark Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Bark Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Pau D'Arco Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pau D' Arco Extract, Cherry Flavored Glycoside Compound, Alcohol-Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pau D' Arco Extract, Cherry Flavored Glycoside Compound, Alcohol-Free, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pau D'Arco Glycerite Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Pau D Arco Herbal Tea, Hobe Labs, 54 Bags
    HerbsPro: Pau D'Arco Brazilian Herbal Tea, Alta Health Products, 24 Bags
    HerbsPro: Pau D'Arco Loose Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 3.5 oz.
    HerbsPro: Pau D'Arco Tea, Wisdom Herbs, 20 Bags
    House of Nutrition: Pau D'Arco Extract (Tabebuia impetiginosa), Herb Pharm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Pau D'Arco Bark Extract, Gaia Herb, 4 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Pau D'Arco Tea, Ecological Formula, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Pau D'Arco, Nature's Way, 1010 mg (1.01 grams), 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Pau D'Arco, NOW Foods, 500 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Pau D'Arco Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 24 Bags
    TakeHerb: Pau D'Arco Herbal Tea, Wisdom Natural Brands, 25 Bags
    TakeHerb: Pau D'Arco Extract, NOW Foods, 2 fl. oz.


    RED CLOVER PRODUCTS

    There is no evidence that Red Clover can help those with cancer; however, its use as a cancer therapy in many parts of the world has prompted scientists to take a closer look at this herb. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. This herb works well in treating bronchitis, asthma, and spasmodic coughs. Red Clover is also used to treat acne, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, insect bites, stings, and other skin diseases. In a compress it works well in treating arthritis pains and gout. As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis. Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2-3 teaspoons of dried flowers. Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2-4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2-4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.



    DELICIOUS RED CLOVE TEA

    Ingredients:
    • Red Clover Blossoms
    • Lemon
    • Honey
    • Fresh mint leaves
    • -and/or-
    • Several dandelion leaves

    Instructions: Put the fresh or dried blossoms and leaves, with or without the mint and dandelion, into a 2-cup earthenware teapot. Fill teapot with boiling water, cover, and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes over very low heat. Strain into a hot cup, add a twist of lemon and sweeten with honey.


    Mountain Rose Herbs: Red Clover, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Red Clover Blossoms Whole, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb
    Kalyx: Red Clover Flowering Tops Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Red Clover Tops Extract, Nature's Answer, Standardized, 350 mg, 60 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover, NOW Foods, 425 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Blossom & Herb, Nature's Way, 430 mg, 100 Caps
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Extract, Low Alcohol, Nature's Answer, 2 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Red Clover Diaper Cream, Earth Friendly Baby, 1.5 oz.


    TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) FORMULAS

  • Dong Quai, Gentiana (Long Dan Cao), and Aloe Pill: A traditional Chinese herbal formula that treats gonorrhea and chlamydia with accompanying herpes infection. Do not use these herbs if you are trying to become pregnant.




  • DONG QUAI HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Advanced Formula Dong Quai, Chinese Herbs Direct, 100 Count
    Famous for an overall tonic for the reproductive system that assists the body in using and balancing hormones and has been used to relieve the discomforts of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), menorrhagia (abnormal menstruation), and may help in cases of fertility.

    GENTIANA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Gentiana (Long Dan Cao; Scabra Root) Herbal Powder, 500 Grams
    Chinese Gentian Root eliminates heat and damp from the Liver and Gallbladder channels. Sedates Liver Fire.

    ALOE VERA RESIN PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Aloe Vera Resin (Lu Hui) Whole Herb, 500 Grams
    Aloe Vera Leaf drains fire and reduces accumulation, kills parasites and strengthens digestion.


  • Eight-Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia (Rehmannia-Eight Combination): A traditional Chinese herbal formula that increases urination, effectively flushing bacteria out of the genitourinary tract before they can cause damage. Use after suspected exposure.




  • REHMANNIA-EIGHT COMBINATION PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Rehmannia Vitalizer, Planetary Herbals, 150 Tabs
    Planetary Herbals Rehmannia Vitalizer is based on the classic Chinese tonifier Rehmannia Eight (Ba Wei Di Huang Wan), one of the most strengthening tonics of Chinese herbalism. Traditionally it was used to build warmth and vitality. Take 2 tablets twice daily between meals. Proprietary Blend: Desert Broomrape Aerial Parts, Rehmannia Root, Psoralea Fruit, Tree Peony Root Bark, Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dong Quai Root, Poria Sclerotium, Schisandra Fruit, Asian Water Plantain Rhizome, Saw Palmetto Berry, Cassia Bark, Morinda Root Extract (10:1), Chinese Dodder Seed Extract (8:1), Asian Ginseng Root Extract (3:1), Epimedium Aerial Parts Extract (10% flavonoids as icariin), Asiatic Dogwood Fruit Extract (5:1) and Lycium Fruit Extract (4:1) - 1.5 g. Calcium - 50 mg. Sodium - 5 mg.


  • Peony and Licorice Decoction: A traditional Chinese herbal formula that treats gonorrhea and chlamydia complicated by cramping and abdominal pain or pain around the anus. Do not use Peony and Licorice Decoction if you have an estrogen-sensitive disease, such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or fibrocystic breasts.




  • PEONY & LICORICE FORMULA PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Peony & Licorice Teapills (Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan), Plum Flower Herbs, 200 Count
    Ingredients include paeonia lactiflora root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep, activated carbon, botanical wax, talcum. - Bai shao, Zhi gan cao. Softens the liver, nourishes the sinews, calms spasms. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as colds and flu, or during an acute infection.





    CHLAMYDIA SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information, supplements and products for Chlamydia, a bacterial infection of the urethra in men and the urethra, cervix and/or reproductive organs in women.



    ALIVE MULTIVITAMIN & MINERAL PRODUCTS

    No other supplement contains more life-giving nutrients than Nature's Way Alive Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. Alive Multi-Vitamin is better absorbed into your blood stream because its tablets and powder disintegrate up to 5 times faster than other leading brands and are easily absorbed.

    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, No Iron, Easily Absorbed, Natures Way, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, No Iron, Easily Absorbed, Natures Way, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, No Iron, Easily Absorbed, Natures Way, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, No Iron, Easily Absorbed, Natures Way, 180 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, No Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Alive MultiNutrient Supplement, With Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, With Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, With Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 90 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, With Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 180 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement, With Iron, Whole Food Energizer, Natures Way, 90 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Alive Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 10 Packets
    TakeHerb: Alive Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 1.3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 2.2 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Ultra Shake, Apple & Cinnamon, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 1.3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Ultra Shake, Apple & Cinnamon, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 2.2 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Rice Pea Protein Ultra Shake, Apple Cinnamon, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 1.3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Rice Pea Protein Ultra Shake, Apple Cinnamon, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 2.2 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Rice Pea Protein Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 1.3 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Rice Pea Protein Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 2.2 lbs.
    TakeHerb: Alive Rice Pea Protein Ultra Shake, Vanilla, Complete All Day Energy, Natures Way, 1 Box


    ASTRAGALUS ROOT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Astragalus root is used to stimulate the immune system and astragalus root improves adrenal gland function and digestion. Astragalus root is considered to have a normalizing effect on the body's functions. Astragalus is an important herb in Chinese medicine and is commonly included in Chinese cuisine. Early Chinese writings refer to Astragalus as The Superior Tonic. Astragalus contains polysaccharides, flavonoid, saponins, choline, betaine, folic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and 14 minerals: selenium, zinc, iron, etc. As an adaptogen, it helps the body regain balance and is the most popular herb in Chinese medicine for its tonifying, diuretic, cardiotonic, vasodilating and other useful qualities, to help maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach and heart, to boost energy, defer aging, detoxify, etc., to bolster white blood cells growth, support the immune systems, and to promote the effect of other herbs, and help reduce side effect of chemotherapy and radiation.

    HerbsPro: Astragalus Immunity Tea, Health King, 20 Bags
    HerbsPro: Astragalus, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Astragalus (70 Percent Extract), Now Foods, 500 mg, 90 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract, Planetary Herbals, Immune Support, 500 mg, 120 Tabs
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root Extract, Alcohol-Free, Gaia Herb, 4 oz.
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root Extract, BlueBonnet, 400 mg, 120 VCaps
    House of Nutrition: Astragalus Root, Nature's Way, 470 mg, 180 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract, Planetary Herbals, 500 mg, 120 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Full Spectrum Astragalus Extract Liquid, Planetary Herbals, 2 oz.


    COENZYME Q-10 (COQ10)

    CoEnzyme Q-10 Supports cellular energy production. CoQ10 is a necessary cofactor for normal heart function. Increases circulation and protects the heart. A powerful antioxidant and significant immune stimulant.

    Kalyx: Super CoQ10, TwinLab, 50 mg, 60 Caps
    Kalyx: CoEnzyme Q-10, Natrol, Time Release, 100 mg, 30 VCaps
    Kalyx: CoEnzyme Q-10, Natrol, 200 mg, 45 Softgels
    Kalyx: CoEnzyme Q-10, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Vegan, 25 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10 Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 30 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Source Naturals, 30 mg, 120 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10 Sublingual, Peppermint, Source Naturals, 60 mg, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Source Naturals, 75 mg, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 90 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Ultra Potency, Source Naturals, 125 mg, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: Coenzyme Q10, Source Naturals, 400 mg, 60 Softgels
    HerbsPro: CoQ10 Clinical Strength, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Softgels
    HerbsPro: CoQ10, 100% Natural, Healthy Origins, 200 mg, 150 Softgels
    HerbsPro: CoQ10, Now Foods, 100 mg, 150 Softgels
    HerbsPro: CoQ10 Chewmelt, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: CoQ10, Enzymatic Therapy, 60 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: CoQ10 Liquid, Dynamic Health Labs, 50 mg, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: CoQ10, Enzymatic Therapy, 50 mg, 120 Softgels
    HerbsPro: CoQ10, Enzymatic Therapy, 30 mg, 60 Softgels


    ECHINACEA PRODUCTS Three species of the Echinacea herb are useful in medicine: Echinacea augustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea pallida. Research has shown that Echinacea increases production of interferon in the body, which helps increase antiviral activity against influenza (flu) and herpes, an inflammation of the skin and mouth. It is antiseptic and antimicrobial, with properties that act to increase the number of white blood cells available to destroy bacteria and slow the spread of infection. This herb is thought to be an immune stimulant. Taking this herb at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can actually shorten the term of a cold or even abort it when caught early enough. Echinacea Root is also known as Purple Coneflower and considered very valuable by the North American Indians. Echinacea possesses confirmed anitbacterial and antiviral properties. It is profoundly supportive of the immune system, and Echinacea's therapeutic power amazed practitioners. Echinacea is effective both internally, against such as colds, flu and tonsilitis, and externally against many kinds of stubborn skin problems. The decoction can be used as a mouthwash for pyorrhoea and gingivitis, and as a douche for vaginal infections. Echinacea is the subject of much contemporary research. Its complex chemistry seems to support the immune system by activating white blood cells. Echinacea also increases the production of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections. Many double-blind studies have confirmed that echinacea is effective for treating colds and flu. Other modern clincial studies confirm that echinacea, taken both internally and used as a douche, is extremely effective against vaginal yeast infections. Echinacea is usually taken at the onset of a cold or flu and continued for 7 to 14 days. When using a powdered extract, take 300 mg 3 times a day. The standard dosage of an alcohol tincture (1:5) is 3 to 4 ml 3 times daily. For Echinacea juice, take 2 to 3 ml 3 times a day, and the whole root, 1 to 2 g, 3 times a day. Echinacea comes in many forms: Capsules, Tablets, Powder and Tincture, the best result is to follow the instructions on the package.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Echinacea, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Echinacea, Natrol, 410 mg, 90 Caps
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Angustifolia-Purpurea Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Echinacea Immune Support Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags
    Kalyx: Echinacea Plus Tea, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Purpurea, Alcohol Free, Glycerite With Vitamin C, Tangerine Flavor, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Echinacea Angustifolia, Alcohol Free, Glycerite, Eclectic Institute, 1 oz.


    GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Garlic when used orally in amounts commonly found in foods. Useful for fighting off colds, flu and other bacterial and viral infections. Use with midwife's supervision if therapeutic amounts. Eating two raw Garlic cloves a day are adequate for most purposes, but a standard dosage of Garlic is 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3% alliin. When Garlic is crushed or cut, allinase, an enzyme, is brought in contact with alliin, turning it into allicin, which then breaks down into several different compounds. When purchasing Garlic, look for a 4 to 5 mg of "allicin potential" for best results. Garlic suppositories can be used for treating yeast Infections. You can make the suppositories using a clove of peeled garlic. Wrap gauze around the Garlic and insert inside the vaginal cavity. Every three to five hours, replace with a fresh suppository, and repeat for three to five days until the infection is gone. Garlic capsules can be used instead of the suppositories to treat yeast infections as well.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Garlic Powder, Granules & Minced, Certified Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Garlic Juice Powder, 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 2 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Garlic Extract (Allium sativum), 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: GarliPure Formula, Natrol, Odor Controlled, 500 mg, 200 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odorless, Schiff, 100 Softgels
    Kalyx: Garlic, Odor Controlled, Nature's Herbs, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 100 VCaps
    Kalyx: Garlic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Garlic Time, Time Release Garlic, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Garlic, Super Odorless, Now Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
    HerbsPro: Garlic Gold Allicin, Olympian Labs, 600 mg / 7200 mcg, 60 Caplets
    HerbsPro: Pure Garlic Allicin, 5000 mg, 90 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Garlipure Maximum Allicin Garlic, Natrol, 600 mg, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Odor Controlled Garlic, NOW Foods, 2500 mg, 250 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlicin Cholesterol Control, Odor Free, Nature's Way, 600 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Tabs
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic Liquid Extract, Formula 100, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic, Formula 100, High Potency, Wakunaga, 600 mg, 200 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, Formula 100, Wakunaga, 100 VCaps
    TakeHerb: Kyolic One Per Day, Wakunaga, 60 Caplets.
    TakeHerb: Garlic Gold, Olympian Lab, 600 mg (7200 mcg Allicin), 250 Caplets
    TakeHerb: Quintessence Pure Garlic, Natrol, 1000 mg, 250 Caps
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, Cholesterol Level Support, Good'n Natural, 5000 mg, 100 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic, Odorless, NOW Foods, 2500 mg, 250 Softgels.
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, Good'n Natural, Cardiovascular Health, 1000 mg, 100 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic Oil, NOW Foods, 1500 mg 3X, 250 Softgels
    TakeHerb: Garlic Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Kyolic Liquid Aged Garlic Extract, Formula 100, Vegetarian, Wakunaga, 4 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Garlinase Fresh, Enzymatic Therapy, Garlic Supplement, 100 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Super Odorless Garlic, NOW Foods, 5000 mg, 180 Caps
    TakeHerb: Kwai Heart Fit Garlic Plus Vitamin A, C, & E, Kwai Garlic, 30 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Aged Garlic Extract With Lecithin, Formula 104, Wakunaga, 200 Caps


    GLAND FORMULA PRODUCTS

    This gland formula is used to aide in digestion, help to eliminate toxins and dissolve stones in the gall bladder. It helps to balance blood sugar levels, is used to regulate the lymphatic system, stimulates and strengthens the spleen and pancreas, stimulates the thyroid, balances the endocrine system, and helps to keep the heart in proper function. Use 1 teaspoon in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.

    TakeHerb: Gland Formula, Used To Aid Digestion, Health Herbs, 16 fl oz.
    TakeHerb: Gland Formula, Used To Aid Digestion, Health Herbs, 32 fl. oz.


    GOLDENSEAL PRODUCTS

    Goldenseal root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It is very much in demand worldwide. Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have led researchers to study goldenseal root as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics. Goldenseal also appears to promote healthy glandular function, and may have a tonic and detoxifying effect on the entire system. Goldenseal boosts the immune system, helps with colds, flu, infection, inflammation, heals mucus membranes, helps digestion problems. Topically it has been used for skin and eye infections (such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis), as a mouthwash for soothing canker sores, and as a tea for diarrhea, upper respiratory and vaginal infections. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, it is useful for cleaning wounds, reducing hemorrhoids, and alleviate skin infections (including ringworm and athlete's foot). The two primary alkaloids in goldenseal are hydrastine and berberine, along with smaller amounts of canadine. They have demonstrated antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, including Chlamydia species, E. coli, Salmonella typhi, Candida albicans and Entamoeba histolytica. Suggested Usage: Take 1/4 teaspoon or less, in water or juice, 2 times per day. Maximum Usage: 5 consecutive days. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. WARNING: Not for long-term use. Do not take while pregnant because berberine can stimulate contractions. Goldenseal may raise blood pressure and may not be suitable for people with high blood pressure (may use Myrrh as a substitute). It should not be used for extended periods of time by those with heart conditions.

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal, Organic Bulk Herbs
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Leaf Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root 5%, Herbal Extracts Plus, 600 mg, 90 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Nature's Answer, 550 mg, 50 VCaps
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Alcohol Free, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Nature's Answer, 1 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz..
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Fresh Extract, Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1/4 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Powder, Certified Organic, Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb.
    Kalyx: Goldenseal Root, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals,, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Goldenseal Herb Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Tea Bags


    SILVER BIOTICS SUPPLEMENT

    Silver Biotics is a patented Silver Supplement offering immune system support and maintaining a strong immune system. Contains purified water and purified silver 10 ppm. A natural solution forSilver Biotics was tested by researchers and was found to kill every strain of bacteria that it was tested against and that these bacteria, many of which have become resistant to antibiotics, cause many human ailments.

    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, SilverBiotics / American Biotech Lab, 8 oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, SilverBiotics / American Biotech Lab, 16 oz.

    COLLOIDAL SILVER PRODUCTS

    Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic. Can be used internally and externally. Silver is a powerful, natural, prophylactic / antibiotic, used for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks lined their eating and drinking vessels with silver, as did many other cultures throughout the world. The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Colloidal Silver is the result of an electro-magnetic process that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of silver into a liquid, such as water. These microscopic particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one- celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate. Unlike with antibiotics, resistant strains have never been known to develop. In fact, antibiotics are only effective against perhaps a dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Because no known disease causing organism can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver, Colloidal Silver is effective against more than 650 different disease- causing pathogens. In addition it also has veterinary uses, such as for canine parvo virus. You will also find Colloidal Silver very handy in the garden and bathroom since it can be used against bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants and humans. Spray diluted Colloidal Silver on plant leaves, and add to soil water. Colloidal Silver gets quickly to the body cells. Keep a spray bottle of it in the bathroom for feet, hands and face. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Since Colloidal Silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after three weeks, a regular daily intake is recommended as a protection against dangerous pathogens. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of Colloidal Silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection and topically it will remove pain and speed healing. The lives of millions of people susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this powerful preventative health measure. Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin.

    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver Water, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver, Olympian Labs, Purified Silver & Purified Water, 50 mcg, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Ionic Colloidal Silver, Immune System Support, Peaceful Mountain, 6 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Silva Solution Pro-50 Super Strength Liquid Silver, Trimedica, 8 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Silva Solution Potentized Liquid Silver, Trimedica, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Colloidal Silver, Futurebiotics Advanced, Electroprocessed & Chemical Free, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver 100 Ionic Silver Complex, Invision International, 0.5 oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver 100 Dropper, Invision International, 100 PPM, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Silver, Amino Acid & Botanical Supply, 1100 PPM, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Ultra Colloidal Silver Liquid, Source Naturals, 10 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Silver Biotics, Ultimate Immune System Support, American Biotech Labs, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Wellness Colloidal Silver, Source Naturals, 30 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    House of Nutrition: Colloidal Silver, Quantum Herbal, 15-20 ppm, 8 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Colloidal Silver, A Natural Antibiotic, Health Herbs, 16 fl. oz.
    TakeHerb: Ultra Colloidal Silver Salve, Topical Form, Source Naturals, 10 ppm, 2 oz.
    TakeHerb: Silva Solution Lozenge, Trimedica, 30 Lozenges
    TakeHerb: Colloidal Silver Soap, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz.


    COLLOIDAL SILVER & OXYGEN PRODUCTS

    Oxygen with Colloidal Silver in offers a detoxifying solution with the great tastes of Mountain Berries, Orange Pineapple or in Plain flavors. Get a blast of liquid oxygen safely and quickly into your bloodstream without the medicinal taste and aftereffects of conventional oxygen cylinders. Combined with the anti-bacterial qualities of colloidal silver, this delicious OxyLife product can provide you instant energy while destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi that you might have been exposed to. Perfect for working out, Oxygen with Colloidal Silver has also been known to help with chronic Candidiasis (yeast infections) and Fibromyalgia. Eliminate toxins in the body and recover up to fifty percent faster from injury, stress and strenuous exercise while keeping the body free of toxins, viruses and harmful bacteria. This revolutionary product from Oxylife can help you breathe better and ahve more energy while working out and going about your daily activities..

    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver With Aloe Vera, Anti-Microbial Immune Booster, Mountain Berry, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver, Anti-Microbial Immune System Booster, Plain Flavor, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.
    Kalyx: Oxygen & Colloidal Silver, Anti-Microbial Immune System Booster, Orange-Pineapple Flavor, Oxylife Products, 16 fl. oz.


    VITAMIN B-COMPLEX PRODUCTS

    B Vitamins are precursors of coenzymes involved in the conversion of cellular energy, manufacture of hormones and proteins, and repair and maintenance of nerve structures.

    Kalyx: Super Vitamin B-Complex With B-12, Schiff, 120 Caps
    Kalyx: Vitamin B-Complex, Schiff, 50 mg, 100 Tabs
    Kalyx: Vitamin B-Complex, Schiff, From Whole Rice, 50 mg, 100 Softgels
    Kalyx: B-Complex Gummy Vitamins, Be Calm Strawberry For Adults, Nutrition Now, 70 Gummy Chewables
    Kalyx: Complete B-Complex, Rainbow Light, 180 Tabs
    Kalyx: Stress B-Complex, TwinLab, 100 Caps
    Kalyx: Vitamin B-100 Complex, Thompson, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Liquid B-Complex With Vitamin B-12, NOW Foods, 8 oz.
    HerbsPro: Platinum Vitamin-B Complex, Nature's Answer, 16 oz.
    HerbsPro: Liquid Yeast B Complex, TwinLab, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Coenzymate B Complex, Sublingual Orange, Source Naturals, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Coenzymate B Complex, Sublingual Peppermint, Source Naturals, 120 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Stress B-Complex, TwinLab, 250 Caps
    HerbsPro: Super B Complex, Herbal Liquid, TwinLab, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Super B Complex, Regular Liquid Formula, 8 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: B Complex Liquid, World Organics, 16 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Maxi B-50 Complex, Maxi-Health Research, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: Coenzymate B Complex, Sublingual Orange, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    TakeHerb: Liquid B Complex, B Vitamins With Energy Herbs, Tropical Oasis, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Super B-Complex Regular Liquid, TwinLab, 8 oz.
    TakeHerb: Liquid Yeast B-Complex, TwinLab, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Ultra B Liquid, World Organics, In Raisin Juice, 16 oz.
    TakeHerb: Liquid B-Complex, With Vitamin C, Strawberry Flavor, Lifetime, 16 oz.


    VITAMIN C & BIOFLAVONOID PRODUCTS

    Vitamin C is a powerful free radical scavenger. Essential for formation of collagen, which holds the tissues together. Needed for tissue repair and strong capillary walls. Works with immune system to fight infections. A deficiency can contribute to bleeding gums, brusing, bone malformations and low resistance to colds and flus.

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    Vitamin D helps the body to regulate the transport of calcium from the digestive system through the bloodstream to bone. It also assists in the retention of calcium and phosphorus and is necessary for a healthy immune system. Most women in the northern regions are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is naturally made by sunlight interacting with the skin. If you need to avoid sunlight, you will need to consider a vitamin D supplement to be added to your diet.

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    NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF...

    Gonorrhea causes no long-term problems if treated early in the course of the infection before any complications develop. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to many complications.

    Call your health care provider immediately for medical evaluation if you have the following symptoms.

    In Women:
    • Sudden, severe pain in the lower abdomen.
    • Lower abdominal pain with vaginal bleeding or discharge and a fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher.
    • Urinary burning, frequent urination, or inability to urinate and a fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher.
    • New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may produce side effects.

    In Men:
    • Discharge from the penis and a fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher.
    • Urinary burning, frequent urination, or inability to urinate and a fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher.
    • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the scrotum and a fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher.
    • New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may produce side effects.

    Call your health care provider to determine when an evaluation is needed if you have the following symptoms.

    In women:
    • Vaginal discharge that has become yellowish, thicker, or bad-smelling.
    • Bleeding between periods that occurs more than once when periods are usually regular.
    • Pain during sexual intercourse.
    • Bleeding after sexual intercourse or douching.
    • Sores, bumps, rashes, blisters, or warts on or around the genital or anal area.
    • Burning, pain, or itching with urination or frequent urination lasting longer than 24 hours.
    • Pelvic or lower abdominal pain occurs without a known cause, such as diarrhea or menstrual cramps.
    • Pink eye (conjunctivitis).
    • Suspected exposure to a sexually transmitted disease.

    In men
    • Sores, bumps, rashes, blisters, or warts on or around the genital or anal areas.
    • Burning, pain, or itching with urination or frequent urination lasting longer than 24 hours.
    • Suspected exposure to a sexually transmitted disease.
    • Abnormal discharge from the penis.
    • Pink eye (conjunctivitis).

    Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your health care provider observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate for a gonorrhea infection. Gonorrhea causes no long-term problems if treated early in the course of the infection before any complications develop, but untreated gonorrhea can lead to many complications. Avoid sexual contact until you have been examined by your health professional to prevent transmitting an infection.

    If you know you have been exposed to gonorrhea, both you and your sex partner(s) need to be treated. You need to be treated even if you don't have symptoms. You should notify all sex partners with whom you have had sex within 60 days of noticing symptoms or receiving a diagnosis of an infection.

    If you are unable or uncomfortable contacting your sex partners, health departments and sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics can help with this process. Low-cost diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea is usually available at local health departments and family planning clinics, such as Planned Parenthood. If you are unable or uncomfortable contacting your sex partners, health departments and sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics can help with this process. Some people are not comfortable seeing their usual health professional for sexually transmitted diseases. Most counties have confidential clinics for diagnosing and treating gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION:

    Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
    130 West 42nd Street
    Suite 350
    New York, NY 10036-7802
    Phone: (212) 819-9770
    Fax: (212) 819-9776
    E-mail: siecus@siecus.org
    Web Address: http://www.siecus.org

    SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information; promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, including sexually transmitted diseases; and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    810 Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 1-800-669-0156
    Phone: (212) 541-7800
    Fax: (212) 245-1845
    Web Address: http://www.plannedparenthood.org

    This organization provides comprehensive reproductive health care and consumer information about family planning, sexual health, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    STD National Hotline
    Phone: 1-800-227-8922

    The hot line is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern standard time. It provides education, research, and public policy on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including minor and major STD infections. Referrals, information on prevention, and free pamphlets are available.





    HELPFUL RELATED LINKS

    Gonorrhea Information & Pictures.
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    Portable Guide: Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Child Sexual Abuse
    IPT Journal: Medical Examination for Sexual Abuse - Have We Been Misled?
    IPT Journal: Medical Findings & Child Sexual Abuse
    CDC: Neisseria Microbiology
    CDC: Identification of Neisseria and related species
    BaceriaMuseum.org: Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Gonorrhea.net
    eMedicine: Pediatrics, Child Sexual Abuse
    Manual For BioSafety in Laboratories
    Stability & Viability of N.gonorrhoeae in various solutions and buffers
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