Added/Modified on October 31, 2014
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease. It is an autoimmune disease and can cause inflammation throughout the body. Lungs, skin and lymph nodes are generally affected. An individual suffering from this disease may experience symptoms such as lack of energy, loss of weight, dry eyes, cough and so on.
Skin rashes and shortness of breath are other common symptoms. It is important to note that this disease can appear suddenly and disappear. However, the symptoms associated with this problem may appear gradually in some cases. The problem of sarcoidosis may be cured with the help of numerous natural remedies.
Turmeric is also referred to as “Curcuma Longa”. Turmeric can be consumed in different forms to cure the inflammation associated with the disease. An individual can take turmeric supplements after consulting his/her health consultant to obtain relief.
Chamomile contains various anti-inflammatory compounds such as alpha bisabolol and chamazulene. Fresh or dried flowers of this plant are generally used in the treatment of many health related issues including sarcoidosis and other types of inflammatory conditions.
Goldenseal can also be used as a natural remedy. The root of this plant is used for medicinal purposes. Intake of goldenseal can help in revitalizing and nourishing lymphatic fluid.
Further, it can help in removing the toxins from the blood. An individual is advised to obtain permission from his/her doctor before using this remedy. Pregnant women should not use goldenseal.
An individual can massage the affected area with warm oil to cure the pain. Use of essential oils such as pine and eucalyptus is important to obtain best results. Warm water can also be used to attain the desired results.
Fruits and Vegetables
An individual suffering from sarcoidosis should consume antioxidant food items such as blueberries, cherries, tomatoes and bell peppers. Intake of food items rich in magnesium but low in calcium such as barley, bran, corn, rye and oats can also help in dealing with the problem. It is important to avoid consumption of fried foods. Drinking plenty of water is also essential. An individual is required to consult a doctor before making any changes to his/her daily diet.
Cat’s claw extract can be taken 3 times on a daily basis to treat the inflammation. People suffering from the problem of leukemia should not use this natural remedy.
An individual can mix dried aloe vera powder in a cup of water or juice and consume this mixture to boost the immune system and deal with the symptoms associated with the disease.
St. John’s Wort
It has been established that melatonin is helpful in treating sarcoidosis. St. John’s wort stimulates natural production of melatonin in the body. Individuals taking anti-anxiety drugs are advised not to use this remedy.
Licorice can be used to treat the inflammation. It can also help in removing mucus from the lungs. An individual can consume licorice tablet or capsule to obtain effective results. Intake of licorice by pregnant and lactating women is not recommended.
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