Is there any effective herbal treatment for toxoplasmosis?
Isn't that the disease they warn pregnant women about on boxes of cat litter? I clean the litter box and don't use a mask or gloves. I wash my hands thoroughly but I wonder about inhalation.
I am not well-versed in the herbal treatments for Toxo, but from my PubMed studies I know Green Tea Extract has a potent antimicrobial effect on Apicomplexans (Toxo, Babs, & Malaria). Bee Venom Therapy does too!
Yes, Toxo is a very serious infection for pregnant women! And, infection by inhalation is a real danger. Just the dust from dirty cat litter can cause infection! It usually causes stillbirths, but can also cause brain damage and physical deformities to the developing unborn child.
Cats are reservoirs for a couple life-threatening infections and that is why I do NOT and will NOT ever have a cat! Cats are well-known carriers of Bartonella and Toxoplasma. In fact, cats are the only living creature on earth that Toxo can sexually reproduce in, so if all cats were eliminated, Toxo would eventually die out.
I encourage everyone to listen to both those videos with Robert Sapolsky I posted links to above. Chronic degenerative illnesses and even mental illnesses are on the rise, and I feel chronic stealth infection is a key player in both.Funny you say cats are a vector for toxoplasma. We had cats growing up and they had fleas. I also got scratched by one cat as a kid. I feel that's likely where this all started for me.
Buhner mentioned something about
toxoplasma, he said Cryptolepus, Isatus, Skullcap and something called Torilis japonica are best for it. Maybe ill try to track that plant down.