Porphyria is a inherited or acquired syndrome which has either skin symptoms or liver, blood, nervous system and other systemic symptoms… but there are herbs and natural ways to help with porphyria. Heme a specific part of hemoglobin that is not produced when you have porphyria… alcohol, drugs, estrogen, infections, and other factors can start this process.
Licorice Root seems to have a powerful effect on helping those suffering from Porphyria… and licorice root is one of the best adaptogenic herbs around and will boost the immune system and help with stress, help with fatigue, skin problems, infections, arthritis, and depression. Plus it also helps as a good antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and helps to regulate hormones.
Acacia Seed and bark is another herb that will help with healing. It is great for the skin inflammation, rashes, and even treat infections of the digestive tract, urinary tract, lungs, and mouth.
Elephant Creeper is another herb from India that’s healing for the body and will works as a good anti-inflammatory agent for the heart, GI tract, throat, skin, urinary system and nervous system… plus it also increases circulation.
Indian Bay Leaf (not the cooking variety) may also help with inflammation, liver disease, splenic disease, GI tract healing, urinary disease, nausea, vomiting, plus it also lowers cholesterol.
Find a good Chinese Herbalist/Doctor in your area — they have many herbal formulas that can help with Porphyria, formulas that have used for over 3,000 years with great success. Plus acupuncture may be of help to get your vital energy working the way it should and thus kick start healing.
Also going to the Gerson Institute for 2 weeks of intense healing is highly recommended. They have a track record of healing many powerful disease processes that otherwise are not healed with modern medicine, it runs about $11,000 but walking out feeling great is priceless.
Also taking fish oils, coenzyme Q-10, beta carotene, alpha lipoic acid, l-carnitine, DHA and DMAE, turmeric, garlic, milk thistle, ginkgo biloba, are also recommended for those suffering from porphyria.
Allow the body to rebalance by eating only none GMO foods and organic foods, plus lots of green veggies, and green juices that will alkalize the body. Stay away from all chemicals such as food additives, colors, flavorings, and processed foods… also eliminating grains and dairy from your diet may be beneficial.
Also take up QiGong, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation will quiet the mind, plus center and balancing the body… and this works wonders for all disease, and it will help with stress which is very important!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com
Do you know of any cases of porphyria that were helped by the Gerson therapy? I’m a great believer in gerson because I have seen the results, but I would like to know if porphyria is helped also.
Hi-Dr. Orson – I would recommend you call the Gerson Institute at (619) 685-5353 they will have all the answers you seek.
Your Humble Servant – Dr. Haider – Master Herbalist