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Leg Ulcers


About
Whenever your have an accumulation of decayed skin, open sores can develop. If your legs do not have good circulation, the skin tissue begins to break down. This can allow the development of sores.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • To relieve pain use DMSO (Dimethylsulfoxide) topically.
  • You should check your legs for ulcers and sores if you have circulatory problems or diabetes because ulcers are not painful.


Advice
  • Eating raw foods and steamed vegetables for a month may help promote healing.
  • Enhance circulation and the immune system by consuming garlic and onions. These are also a good source of germanium, which enhances the flow of oxygen to the tissues.
  • Fasting is recommended.
  • Get vitamin K from dark green leafy vegetables.
  • This disorder should be brought to the attention of a doctor. Further treatment, e.g. antibiotics, may be necessary.
  • To protect against infection, make sure the area is clean and free of germs.
  • Vitamin E placed directly on the wound and covered with a gauze bandage will promote faster healing.
  • Whenever taking antibiotics, it is important to obtain acidophilus either through supplements or through soured dairy products like yogurt.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances flow of oxygen to tissues.


Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Improves circulation to legs. Promotes use of oxygen.


Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances circulation. Promotes healing.


Grape seed
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Prevents free radical damage.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances circulation. Promotes healing. Controls infection.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes healing. Improves use of oxygen in the body. When using high doses, emulsion form is recommended.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes healing. Improves use of oxygen in the body. When using high doses, emulsion form is recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: Where better to obtain your vitamin K daily requirements than in alfalfa which can come in capsules or tablets. Red Clover will provide the same.

Comfrey Tea
Type: External
Purposes: You can treat the ulcers by mixing up a poultice of comfrey tea. Make sure your towel or cloth is clean; when you place the towel that has been treated with comfrey on the sore, you can benefit from soothing release of aching & inflamed leg muscles.
Cautions: Only use comfrey externally; not recommended for internal use.

Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: To make immune function stronger and more efficient and heal the leg ulcers, use Echinacea.

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Goldenseal acts as a natural antibiotic and can incite healing. Besides being in capsule or tablet form, goldenseal can also be used as a poultice. Utilize a small part of a sterile gauze, put a little goldenseal on it that is alcohol free extract and put it on the leg ulcer.
Cautions: Goldenseal's use should be limited to one week at a time. Limit your usage of goldenseal if you are pregnant. Check with your doctor prior to using if you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, glaucoma, or diabetes.