Leprosy or Hansen’s disease is a chronic disease that is named after the physician Gerhard Armaeur Hansen, and the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium Lepromatosis cause it.
These bacteria attack the bodily tissues in a person’s body, sometimes causing long-term damages of nerve, broken bone, decreased ability to touch, feel, pain or heat, deformities, numbness in hands, feet, etc., broken bones, damage to eyes, testes and skin, damage to the upper respiratory tract and so on.
Herbal Remedies for leprosy:
Hydrocotyle, also known as Gotu Kola is a small creeper that is widely used to promote longevity and combat skin diseases like leprosy and psoriasis. Today, this herb is used for curing wounds, inflammation and other skin diseases too.
This herb is also used for treating diseases like headaches, diuretic, fever, varicose veins, inflammation, rheumatism and wounds. One must take 3/4th handful of fresh pegagan. Then it should be cleaned and boiled until the water is reduced to 3/4th. Then the mixture is to be strained and drink 3/4th glass of the mixture thrice daily.
Rhizome has an antifungal property and is used as an antidote. The extract of the dried rhizome is given to the patient in epilepsy and leprosy either internally or externally, depending on how it is made. Rhizome has a bitter and hot taste and has a heady smell. The raw rhizome should be consumed to treat leprosy and venereal illness.
Psoralia or Babchi is a plant that comes from the b This herb is considered as the most effective herb in treating leprosy. The part of the plant that is used is the seed and the seed is made into powder that is used to treat leprosy internally. External application is also possible if the herb is converted into a paste and used as an ointment.
This oil is obtained from the seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii, a tree that is native in Burma. This tree bears fruits the size of an orange and has many irregular brown seeds that are rich in oil. This oil has a popular medicinal reputation and is used in the treating of leprosy by applying it externally as well as taking it internally.