Q. How to use Argyreia speciosa for gonorrhea and syphilis?

Answered by Dr. Sheena Rony and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A


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Hello doctor,

I want information regarding Argyreia speciosa. I have heard that the plant has also been used to treat gonorrhea and syphilis. I am finding it hard to find traditional preparation techniques for treating these conditions. Kindly guide.

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Dr. Sheena Rony
Ayurveda Specialist


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Argyrea speciosa (vriddhadaru) it has been used traditionally for treating several diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis, diabetes, to improve fertility rate, etc. It is valuable parts leaves, root, and seeds. Leaves can be heated and directly applied over pustules for promoting healing, seeds Nina be powdered and given in the firm of cold infusion or devotions. 15 ml of decoction with 15 ml of water one hour before food twice daily is administered. Although for these conditions still more effective drugs are available like blood purifiers, those can be administered too.

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