Osteomyelitis is a common and very serious health condition whereby infection from somewhere else in the body, commonly the skin, travels through and infects the bone directly. It’s estimated that approximately 2.4 out of every 100, 000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year – and it’s vital that the condition is treated because the bone infection has the potential to be fatal.
The condition can be extremely painful, and it includes a range of different symptoms which includes pain in the bones, a fever lasting for days or weeks at a time (or comes and goes over a long period of time) and an increased frequency to develop fractures and breaks in the bone.
If you suspect that you might have osteomyelitis, you should see your doctor first, but there are many home treatments that can complement traditional medicine. Here are 8 herbs that may help when it comes to treating osteomyelitis.
1. Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is one of the most versatile herbs that we know of; it’s most commonly known as a herb that’s used for purifying the body – and particularly helping to heal the liver. In fact, it’s so good for restoring the liver that milk thistle supplements are often prescribed by medical professionals following liver surgery or illness affecting the liver as a complementary treatment.
But milk thistle isn’t only useful for restoring and helping the liver – it’s just as good for the general immune system, it’s excellent for combating the signs of an infection from the inside out and it can help your body to recover faster if you have been diagnosed with osteomyelitis.
It’s excellent for general bone health, and also for improving the immune system: If you can’t find the plant, it can be bought in supplement form over the counter – and is great to include in your daily routine anyway.