Plague by definition is considered a disease caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which has been with us for centuries and has a high fatality rate. In medieval Europe, it was known as the Black Death, which wiped out 60% of the population and left areas of the world blank of footprints.
Many people are under the impression that the Black Death (the Bubonic Plague) is a thing of the past. This isn't true. It still exists in certain parts of the world. Yersinia pestis is transmitted by fleas that, typically, feed on infected rodents. Symptoms appear within 2-6 days after the disease is contracted and effect humans in three different ways.
Bubonic (the most common form) ~ Infected lymph nodes (called buboes). A headache, enlarged lymph nodes, chills, fever, and weakness. Over 90% of all people survive as long as antibiotics are given promptly. Without proper treatment it can become the Black Death; the Septicemic form (see directly below).
Septicemic (the second most common and known as the Black Death) ~ And infection of the blood. Fever, chills, abdominal pain, weakness, shock and tissue bleeding (skin tissues appear black from the bleeding). 70-80% of all people survive with proper treatment.
Pneumonic (currently very rare) ~ Lung infection. All the typical signs of pneumonia, such as chills, fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, as well as coughing (sometimes coughing up blood), nausea/vomiting and diarrhea. This form leads to a quick death without rapid treatment.
So, how do you remedy plague? There are natural remedies, of course, but if you have the means of seeing a medical doctor that should be your first choice. Don't be stupid. Plague is nothing to experiment or toy with.
When it comes to plague a multi-treatment approach based on current symptoms, as well as using treatments to prevent other symptoms from occurring, should go into force. Remedying plagues is a time-sensitive issue. Meaning, the sooner you seek treatment the better chance of recovery.
There are certain herbs that are anti-viral and anti-bacterial, such as Oregano, which works as well, if not better, than penicillin. There are also some herbs that work better as essential oils that can help to kill off plague in some instances, but all herbs and oils must be organic and used in proper dosages so do your homework.
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Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
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Forgotten English Health Terms
Fish-Whole - as sound as a fish or healthy
Blind Cupid - the backside
Accoucheur - a male mid-wife
Kingsevil - a disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes
Valitudinary - subject to sickness; crazy
Chime-Child -a child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer
Periblepsis - a delirious stare of the eyes
Wormland - churchyard
Green-Sickness - a disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion
Tissek or Tissicky Cough - a tickling faint cough
Multiplying Medicine - an elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold
Peat-Reek-Whisky - highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires
Belly-Brussen - a distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach
Oint - to smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something)
Farbed-Up - confused
Nyctobasis - somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep
Roozles - wretchedness of mind and body
Coolth - coolness (opposite of warmth)
Pharmacopolist - an apothecary
Laver - to wash (before dinner)
Gothicism - to be rude or rudeness
Desuetude - lack of use
Splay the Bream - to cut up that fish
Doctor of Skill - a physician
Dendranthoplology - the theory that man sprang from trees
Fash - to care, to trouble one's self, anxiety
Satisfy Colon - to satisfy one's hunger
Neurasthenia - debility or impairment of the nerves
Trollibags - the intestines
Cothish - faint, sickly, ailing
Fogo - a disagreeable stink, stench, or smell
With Squirrel - pregnant
Pottinger - a cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland)
Pomster - a quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill
Bleflummery - vain imaginings
Venefice - a practice of poisoning
Weaponsalve - a salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it
Overset - to recover from mental shock
Fordolked - wounded
Wamblecropped - humiliated
Peffle - in a nervous state
Measondue - a hospital or poor house
Dead-Nip - a blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip
Sadly On - expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way
Whirligigs or Tallywags - testicles
Betwattled - to be surprised, confounded, out of one’s senses
Bone Box - the mouth
Dicked in the Nob - silly, crazed
Head Rails - teeth
Hickey - tipsy, hiccupping
Knowledge box - a term for the head
Sugar stick - the virile member
Pimpish - Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities)
Witchify - to bewitch
Naufrage - shipwreck
Artwork & Photography Credits
Side Bar: Pen & Ink, Old Door, and Star (iStock.com ~ All rights reserved.) with sepia overlays.