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Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy With Herbs

May 17th, 2006

What do your Kidneys do?

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in your abdomen which form a part of the urinary tract. They are responsible for filtering waste products and useful chemicals from your blood and eliminating the waste products into the urine. Without the kidneys, waste products and toxins would soon build up in the blood to dangerous levels and damage your body.

Your kidneys regulate the body’s level of necessary substances like water, sodium and potassium. The correct balance of such substances is vital for your body to function healthily, but excess amounts can be harmful.

As well as removing wastes, the kidneys are also responsible for releasing vital hormones. Renin is a hormone important in regulating salt levels and blood pressure. Erythropoietin is vital in the process of red blood cell formation in the bone marrow.

The kidneys also produce the biologically active form of Vitamin D which is used for absorbing calcium and maintaining the health and strength of your bones.

What can go wrong with your Kidneys?

As with all organs of the body, the kidneys are subject to a range of disorders and diseases. Kidney Damage usually takes place gradually and without symptoms and it may only be after years of Kidney Disease that Kidney Functioning becomes noticeably decreased. Some people are born with only one kidney or donate one of their kidneys to a family member or friend. These people can live healthy and normal lives as long as their remaining kidney stays healthy. In Kidney Disease one can lose more than 75% of Kidney Functioning before the effects become obvious.

The two most common causes of Kidney Disease are Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. If you or your family has a history of these diseases, you may be at risk for kidney problems. Some kidney diseases are inherited, for example Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Infection, direct injury, poisons and drugs (Like prescription or over-the-counter painkillers) can also lead to serious Kidney Damage or dysfunction.

All of the above disorders and diseases can lead to decreased Kidney Function or kidney (renal) failure. This may happen suddenly (Acute Renal Failure) or, more commonly, gradually over years of disease (Chronic Renal Failure).

Kidney Stones are also a very common problem. These are formed by clumps of Crystals which can block the urinary system. Depending on the size of a Kidney Stone, it may be passed out in the urine unnoticed or cause severe pain- some may even require Surgery.

What are the symptoms of Kidney Disease?

In the early stages of Kidney Disease, many people experience no symptoms at all. As Kidney Functioning deteriorates one may develop the following problems:

How is Kidney Disease diagnosed?

Although there are a number of tests that may be done to establish Kidney Disease, the urine sample your doctor takes is a common way that kidney problems may be first identified. For example, blood, protein, or white blood cells in the urine may indicate injury, infection, or inflammation of the kidneys, and glucose in the urine may be an indication of Diabetes.

How is Kidney Disease usually treated?

The treatment of Kidney Disease will depend on the specific condition and may involve a number of prescription drugs including antibiotics and steroids. The control of blood pressure and Diabetes also plays a major role in preventing further damage to diseased kidneys. In the case of kidney failure, dialysis (filtering of the blood by an artificial kidney machine) is required. In severe and irreversible cases of kidney failure, kidney transplant may be necessary.

Can Natural Remedies help?

If left untreated, Kidney Disease can become irreversible and can be a significant threat to your health. People with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or a family history of Kidney Disease also need to actively prevent Kidney Disease and keep these organs in optimum condition.

Kidney problems respond well to complementary medicine and a holistic approach (including diet). These will improve Kidney Functioning and ultimately decrease the need for prescription drugs or Surgery.

What is Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. is a 100% Herbal Remedy containing Herbs known for their ability to improve the functioning of both healthy and diseased kidneys and act as a tonic for the entire urinary system.

Caution: Safety during Pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

Note: If you have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, keep it well controlled. Kidney Dr. may be combined with our Insulate Plus for Diabetes or our High-Rite and Aqua-Rite for High Blood Pressure.

Use Kidney Dr.:

What are the ingredients of Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. contains the following ingredients in our unique 100% herbal formula:

Agathosma betulina: - also called Buchu is a urinary antiseptic and possesses Diuretic properties. Buchu has been used by the natives of the Western Cape of Southern Africa for many centuries. Early Dutch settlers used buchu to make a brandy tincture and Boegoebrandewyn (buchu brandy) is still used today to treat many disorders.

Berberis vulgaris:-also called Barberry, has been used medicinally for thousands of years and has documented use in Ancient Egypt - where it was used by pharaohs to ward off the plague. Berberine alkaloids contained in Barberry have demonstrated antibacterial and infection-fighting properties, stimulating microphages (white blood cells) to fight off infection and improving Immune Functioning. Barberry is also used extensively for Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, gallbladder problems and enlarged spleen.

Polygonum multiflorum: also called He-shou-wu or Fo ti, is an important blood tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often prescribed for kidney and liver problems, to strengthen the blood, invigorate the liver and kidneys and revitalize the system. Studies also suggest that Fo ti has the ability to stimulate Immune Functioning, lower cholesterol and increase red blood cell formation.

Schizandra chinensis: also called Wu-wei-zi, is a well known adaptogen which benefits all body systems and overall systemic health and functioning. Wu-wei-zi has a wide variety of therapeutic benefits and is an excellent kidney tonic. Added benefits include increased energy, strengthened Immune Functioning and greater ability to cope with Stress. Trigonella foenum-graecum: - also called Fenugreek, has proven benefits for a wide variety of problems including Diabetes, High Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis. Traditional Chinese herbalists also prescribe Fenugreek for kidney problems.

(Kidney Dr. contains no animal products, gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has Kidney Dr. helped others?

“As I have been Diabetic for many years now, I became concerned about the health of my kidneys. I know that Diabetes can damage the kidneys and I have also always experienced Urinary Tract Infections, which I know can become very serious if they spread to the kidneys. On your consultant’s advice I have been using your UTI-Clear and Kidney Dr. remedies. No more UTI’s (which is great) and, even better, I know that my kidneys will serve me well for many years to come!” June, CA

“I started using your Kidney Dr. remedy when I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. As I am also Diabetic and my mother died from renal failure, I’m at high risk for Kidney Disease and was very keen to do anything I could to look after my kidneys. I have been using your Kidney Dr. for a few weeks now and I must say it is wonderful- I already feel healthier and imagine my surprise when my doctor told me my cholesterol levels were down. (Yes, I also have High Cholesterol!) Many thanks for a great product!” RM, UK

“Several months ago I donated one of my kidneys to my son. Although I would do it again in the blink of an eye, I felt pretty awful afterwards- apart from the pain of Surgery of course. I wanted to help my remaining kidney to start compensating as soon as possible as well as keep it in peak health. I came across your Kidney Dr. and ordered it immediately. I am so pleased I did because it has helped me tremendously. I feel as well as I did with both kidneys- better in fact.” Don, USA

How do I use Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. comes in convenient tincture form and is diluted in water or juice.

Dosage:

Adults: Dilute 15 drops in about 1/4 cup water or juice three times daily.

Children over 6: One drop per age year in 1/4 cup of water or juice three times daily.

Caution: Safety during Pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

How long till I see results?

With regular use, results should be noticed within 3 - 6 weeks, although some people may respond sooner.

How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of Kidney Dr. should last 3 - 4 weeks.

What else can help?

  1. Avoid a high protein intake in your diet.
  2. Drink at least 8 glasses of purified water daily.
  3. If you have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, keep it well controlled. Kidney Dr. may be combined with our Insulate Plus for Diabetes or our High-Rite and Aqua-Rite for High Blood Pressure.
  4. Quit Smoking. Our Crave-RX formula will help with this process!

Rosemary Tincture

May 16th, 2006

This tincture is good to take internally to prevent Colds or to fight infections.

Because of the antibiotic nature of this tincture, it is also good to use to clean cuts and scrapes. It removes bacteria and prevents infections.

Add 4 ounces of Rosemary needles to 1 pint of vodka and allow to sit for 2 weeks.

Strain and use a half a dropperful every 2 hours for a couple of days. Then cut back to 2 times daily for about 2 weeks to treat infections and Colds.

The Garlic Recipe

May 15th, 2006

This recipe, if taken 2 times per day, it will eventually kill all parasites in the body. It will kill bacteria and Viruses too. It makes one feel very good, and clear minded.

You juice approximately 2 fresh Garlic Cloves with a vegetable, like Carrot, cucumber, or tomato.

If you don’t have a juicer, you can grate the Garlic very small with a metal grater, then add yogurt and oat flakes to help hide the burning sensation.

Try 2 Garlic Cloves to one cup of vegetable juice. It depends on your weight and size as to how much “heat” you can take from the juiced Garlic. Some Garlic Cloves are small so use more. You want your nose to run and your head and chest to feel very warm!!!! This “hot” effect is very important. 2 times per day.

You will have severe diarrhea one time within 24 hours. Be near a toilet. You can start on the weekend for this reason. You will see worms (maybe you’ll see flukes too) come out of you after a day on this Recipe. Not all will die at once. They can take a long time to kill.

If you are ill with a Flu virus, take the Recipe every hour if you want to so you feel better. Then go back to 2 times per day. Afternoon and before bedtime are good times. You can take it to work with you.

You will smell like fresh Garlic for a little while, but then it goes away. Eat a mint. I would not want the odor to stop anyone. The benefits of the Garlic in this 2x a day high dose are amazing.

The Garlic Recipe is inexpensive and easy. Garlic tablets or capsules won’t have the same effect.

Dealing With Nicotine Cravings

May 14th, 2006

Use Triple Complex NicoTonic regularly to:

  • Ensure systemic balance of biochemic tissue salts in the body;
  • Optimize health at the cellular level;
  • Quickly relieve the ’short fuse’ syndrome associated with nicotine and drug withdrawal;
  • Relax and reduce Restlessness and Irritability;
  • Optimize the effects of RX-Hale Tablets and Crave-RX Drops in the fight against nicotine and other addictions.

What are tissue salts?

Tissue Salts, also called cell salts or biochemic salts, are composed of minerals which occur naturally in our bodies and all Organic matter on earth, such as plants, rocks and soil.

Dr Scheussler, a prominent 19th Century German doctor, conducted research which demonstrated that, when reduced to ashes, each human cell contains 12 minerals or biochemic tissue salts and that these minerals should be present in all living cells in perfect balance to ensure good health.

Imbalance, or a deficiency of any of the tissue salts, causes disease and the body begins to develop symptoms associated with the tissue salts that are lacking.

Restoring the correct balance of tissue salts in the body will therefore remove the symptoms and restore health and Vitality.

This system of medicine is called Biochemistry and is still practiced today by homeopaths and naturopaths all over the world.

Are tissue salts supplements or medicine?

A little of both in a way! Tissue salts can be described as ‘Nutroceuticals’ - nutritional substances which are used to maintain optimal health and functioning and also to restore balance and relieve symptoms of disease.

Tissue Salts can therefore be taken regularly to prevent illness and improve functioning (just like Vitamins), but can also be used to treat symptoms when this is necessary (as one would do with medicines).

The only difference is that they are taken more frequently to treat symptoms and less frequently as a preventative and a health aid.

As an example, certain tissue salts can be taken three times a day to promote digestive health. However, if symptoms like Indigestion, gas, Nausea or Bloating occur, the frequency can be increased too.

If tissue salts are also nutritional, can I get them from a healthy diet?

Yes, in theory you can - and that is how it is supposed to be! Since the 12 different tissue salts are present in all Organic matter, our bodies obtain tissue salts from the food that we eat and the water that we drink.

A healthy diet should be able to provide all the tissue salts that our bodies need. Unfortunately, due to modern farming methods, the food that is available to us is often deficient in the minerals and Vitamins that are essential for health - even if we follow a healthy diet.

Added to this is the fact that many people rely on fast food or pre-packed processed meals due to time constraints and a stressful lifestyle.

Over time, this can lead to symptoms of poor health or even disease. This means that the majority of people in Western countries are deficient in essential Vitamins and other nutritional substances, and need to take supplements on a daily basis.

Are tissue salts safe?

Even some Vitamins taken in excess can do harm! Not so with Tissue Salts.

Due to a unique and specialized manufacturing process, our tissue salts are present in a highly absorbable form and only minute amounts are therefore present in each tablet.

This means that tissue salts are extremely safe and free of side effects.

It is impossible to overdose with tissue salts and they may be safely be taken by people of all ages, as well as infants and women who are Pregnant or nursing.

What is Triple Complex NicoTonic?

Triple Complex NicoTonic assists in promoting the bio-availability of nutrients, hormones and bio-chemicals that are usually depleted by the Stress of nicotine and drug withdrawal. Although it is very effective as a stand-alone product in any withdrawal program (not only nicotine), Triple Complex NicoTonic is best used together with Crave-RX Nicotine Withdrawal reducer and RX-Hale Stop Smoking remedy.

Triple Complex NicoTonic contains Natrium Phosphate, Kalium Phosphate and Natrium Muriaticum as a treatment for the ’short fuse’ syndrome so frequently associated with Nicotine Withdrawal. Regular use helps to prevent Irritability, temper outbursts and Restlessness and ensure a calmer and more successful path to a cigarette free life!

For best results use together with Crave-RX and Triple Complex NicoTonic in the Stop Smoking UltraPack

How do I take Triple Complex NicoTonic?

Note: Triple Complex Tissue Salts are very safe and it is not possible to overdose.

Dissolve 2 - 4 tiny tablets under your tongue whenever needed to alleviate Restlessness, Irritability and agitation associated with nicotine or drug withdrawal.

Safe for use during Pregnancy and for nursing mothers. Will not interfere with any other prescription drugs.

Save 15% with the Native Remedies Stop Smoking UltraPack!

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How has Triple Complex NicoTonic helped others?

“I wanted to let you know that it has been four weeks and I still haven’t had a cigarette! I have NEVER lasted more than three days. There have been up days and down days, but I have survived. I feel as determined as I did when I started and I am still determined that I never want to start smoking again. My body still craves and I get ratty as hell - but the NicoTonic tablets help tremendously with that and are my lifesaver! Thanks for a wonderful and healthy way to Stop Smoking!” BMH

“There is no way I would have stopped smoking without your products. Many previous attempts have proven this! Now I can happily say that this in not an attempt but a success story thanks to your natural Stop Smoking products. The NicoTonic tablets are so soothing and are just the right thing to pop into your mouth and suck whenever the craving gets too much. At first I practically lived on them, but now about 10 weeks later I only use them a few times a day. Yesterday I did not use them at all, but today I needed them again, but that is fine! As a 30 a day smoker, this program has saved me a fortune already!” Max, NY

“My husband has asked me to write in and thank you for the help and support you have given us while we both stopped smoking. On doctor’s instructions we looked for a program and found so much more from Native Remedies. We have received nothing but wonderful support from everyone and the remedies have been amazingly effective. I can’t say that there were no difficult moments, but we did it together. I will always remember the day we both wanted to tear each other’s hair out and survived on handing each other the NicoTonic tablets to suck every time one of us threatened to blow a gasket! Thank you once again from both of us ” Trevor and Molly, UK.

How long does a bottle last?

Each Native Remedies Triple Complex NicoTonic bottle contains 360 tablets.

Depending on frequency of usage, one bottle will last approximately a month.

The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

May 13th, 2006

Charcoal is an amazing substance. It adsorbs more poisons than any other substance known to mankind.

It can adsorb lead acetate, strychnine, DDT, many drugs (including cocaine, iodine, penicillin, aspirin, phenobarbital), and inorganic substances (chlorine, lead, and mercury).

It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals; thus it renders them ineffective and harmless.

It can adsorb Intestinal Gas and deodorizes foul-smelling gases of various kinds.

Charcoal can do these various things because of its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption). Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances. One teaspoonful of it has a surface area of more than 10,000 square feet.

The British medical journal, Lancet, discusses the amazing ability of the human skin to allow transfer of liquids, gases, and even micro-particles through its permeable membrane and pores, by the application of moist, activated charcoal compresses and poultices which actually draw bacteria and poisons through the skin and into the poultice or compress! The article describes the use of charcoal compresses to speed the healing of wounds and eliminate their odors. But the poultices must be kept moist and warm for this Healing Process to occur.

Ancient Egyptian doctors, as well as Hippocrates (the Greek physician), recommended the use of charcoal for medicinal purposes. North American Indians used it for gas Pains and skin infections. It eases inflammation and bruises.

A 1981 research study found that activated charcoal reduces the amount of gas produced by eating beans and other gas-forming foods. It adsorbs the excess gas, along with the bacteria which form the gas.

Activated charcoal helps eliminate Bad Breath, because it cleanses both the mouth and the digestive tract. It also helps to purify the blood.

It relieves symptoms of Nervous diarrhea, traveler’s diarrhea (turista), spastic colon, Indigestion, and Peptic ulcers. For such problems, take between 1-1½ tablespoons of powdered charcoal up to 3 times a day. Because food will reduce its effectiveness, take it between meals. Swirl the charcoal in a glass of water and then drink it down; or mix it with Olive Oil and spoon it into your mouth..

Charcoal was placed in gas Masks during World War I; and it effectively counteracted poison gas.

Bad odors, caused by skin ulcers, have been eliminated by placing charcoal-filled cloth over plastic casts. It has been used externally to effectively adsorb wound secretions, bacteria, and toxins. And, in poultices and packs, it treats infections of the face, eyelids, skin, or extremities.

It is one of the best substances in poultices for mushroom poisoning, insect stings, brown recluse spider bites, black widow bites, and various types of snake bites.

It is used in water purification, air purification, and for removing undesirable odors and impurities in food.

Charcoal is the most-used remedy when many different types of poisons may have been swallowed. It is also used for diarrhea and Indigestion.

It is used for jaundice of the newborn, poison oak and ivy reactions, and many other illnesses.

All research studies show charcoal to be harmless when it is accidently inhaled, swallowed, or in contact with the skin. (But if enough is swallowed, it can cause a mild Constipation.) No Allergies to it have been reported. But it is best not to take charcoal longer than 12 weeks without stopping. Do not take it regularly for long periods of time.

Charcoal from burned toast should never be used; since substances are present which are carcinogenic. Do not eat burned food. Charcoal briquettes are especially dangerous, because petro-chemicals have been added to them.

The most effective type of charcoal is the activated form. This process renders it 2 to 3 times as effective as regular charcoal. First, the charcoal is ground very fine; and then it is placed in a steam chamber. This opens up the charcoal and exposes more of its surfaces, so it can adsorb much more.

Modern medical science uses Activated Charcoal USP, a pure, naturally produced wood charcoal carbon that has no carcinogenic properties.

It must be stored in a tightly sealed container, because it readily adsorbs impurities from the atmosphere. (Leaving the top off a container of charcoal will partially purify the room it is in, to the degree that the air in the room comes in contact with the charcoal.)

Simply place some in water, stir, and swallow. Or apply it to the skin’s surface. It is odorless and tasteless. Powdered, activated charcoal achieves maximum adsorption within a minute or so after absorption.

Charcoal can also be placed in empty gelatin capsules and swallowed. (Gelatin is usually processed from animals.) But they will act more slowly than swallowing the powder mixed with water. Charcoal can also be mixed with a little fruit juice before being swallowed; but, of course, it will adsorb that also. This should not be a problem if the juice is diluted or there is a sufficient amount of charcoal in it.

Charcoal poultices that are kept moist and warm actually draw toxins and poisons out through the skin tissue. This is because skin is a permeable membrane, which permits a variety of liquids and gases to enter and exit the body.

Make the poultice just large enough to cover the injured part. The paste may be made by mixing equal parts of flaxseed meal or corn starch with the activated charcoal, in a bowl, and then adding just enough hot water to make a moderately thick paste. Then spread the paste over a porous cloth, covering over the top with another layer of that same cloth.

Place the poultice over the area to be treated and cover it with a piece of plastic. Cover or wrap with a cloth, to hold it all in place. Secure by a tie, stretch bandage, or pin.

Apply the poultice for 1 or 2 hours. If applied at bedtime, leave it on overnight. Adsorption takes place almost immediately. When it is removed, wash or gently cleanse the area with cool water. Repeat when needed. Poultices should, at the most, be changed every 6-10 hours. Do not put charcoal directly on the broken skin; because it may cause a tatooing effect, blackening the skin for a period of time.

Activated charcoal is required by law to be part of the standard equipment on many ambulances, in case poisoning is encountered. It is the first choice of the medical profession.

Scientific experiments, conducted over a period of many years, attest to the effectiveness of charcoal as an antidote. In one experiment, 100 times the lethal dose of cobra venom was mixed with charcoal and injected into a laboratory animal. The animal was not harmed.

In other experiments, arsenic and strychnine were thoroughly mixed with charcoal and then swallowed by humans under laboratory conditions. The subjects survived, even though the poison dosages were 5 to 10 times the lethal dose.

Because medicinal drugs are chemical compounds, they are all poisons to a greater or lesser degree. Because of this, if charcoal is taken with them, or soon afterward, it will tend to adsorb and inactivate the drugs. Therefore, physicians recommend that you only take charcoal two hours before or two hours after taking a medicinal drug.

Physicians primarily use charcoal for eight different purposes. Here they are:

1 - To treat poisonous bites from snakes, spiders, and insects (38). 2 - To treat poisonings in general, as well as overdoses of aspirin, Tylenol, and other drugs. 3 - To treat some forms of dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, and foot-and-mouth disease. 4 - To disinfect and deodorize wounds. 5 - To eliminate toxic by-products that cause anemia in cancer patients. 6 - To filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases. 7 - To purify blood in transfusions.

Although activated charcoal can be used as an antidote in poisoning from most drugs and chemicals, it will not be effective against the following: cyanide, alcohol, caustic alkalies (such as lye), mineral acids, or boric acids. Strong alkaline and acid poisons need to be treated with solutions with the opposite pH.

For example, until the ambulance arrives, calcium powder in water will help offset acids and vinegar will help offset alkalies. Consult a Poison Control Center (phone numbers are in the front of your phone book) or a doctor immediately, for instructions and information in any poisoning emergency.

When mixed with water and swallowed to counteract poisoning, charcoal adsorbs the poison or drug, inactivating it. It then carries it inert through the entire length of the digestive tract and out of the body. Charcoal is not absorbed, adsorbed, neutralized, nor metabolized by the body.

In a poisoning emergency, if the victim is conscious, first induce Vomiting (unless he has swallowed an acid) if it can be done quickly. Ipecac is a commonly used emetic. The dosage is ½ oz. for children and 1 oz. for adults. Induced Vomiting will bring up about 30% of the poison from the stomach.

Then give the charcoal to help inactivate the remaining 70%. The usual dose is 5-50 grams of charcoal, depending on age and body size. Adults should be given at least 30 grams (about half a cup of lightly packed powder), depending on the amount of poison ingested. Larger doses will be needed if the person has eaten a meal recently.

A dose of 200 grams (3½ cups) is not excessive in cases of severe poisoning. The charcoal will reach its maximum rate of adsorption within one minute. The sooner it is given, the more complete will be the adsorption of the poison. Always keep a large jar of activated charcoal in your kitchen! The dose can be repeated every four hours or until charcoal appears in the stool.

Never give charcoal, or anything else, to an unconscious person to swallow. Contact a physician or ambulance immediately.

Do not give charcoal before giving an emetic (to get him to vomit), because the charcoal will neutralize the emetic. Remember that charcoal will not work in cases of poisoning by strong acids or alkalies.

Here is a sampling of over 100 substances which are adsorbed by charcoal:

Acetaminophen / Aconitine / Amitriptyline / hydrochloride / Amphetamine / Antimony / Antipyrine / Arsenic / Aspirin / Atropine / Barbital, Barbiturates / Ben-Gay / Benzodiazepines / Cantharides / Camphor / Chlordane / Chloroquine / Chlorpheniramine / Chlorpromazine / Cocaine / Colchicine / Congesprin / Contact / Dalmane / Darvon / Delphinium / Diazepam / 2-, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid / Digitalis (Foxglove) / Dilantin / Diphenylhydantoin / Diphenoxylates / Doriden / Doxepin / Elaterin / Elavil / Equanil / Ergotamine / Ethchlorvynol / Gasoline / Glutethimide / Golden chain / Hemlock / Hexachlorophene / Imipramine / Iodine / Ipecac / Isoniazid / Kerosene / Lead acetate / Malathion / Mefenamic acid / Meprobamate / Mercuric chloride / Mercury / Methylene blue / Methyl salicylate / Miltown / Morphine / Multivitamins and minerals / Muscarine / Narcotics / Neguvon / Nicotine / Nortriptyline / Nytol / Opium / Oxazepam / Parathion / Penicillin / Pentazocine / Pentobarbital / Pesticides / Phenobarbital / Phenolphthalein / Phenol / Phenothiazines / Phenylpropanolamine / Placidyl / Potassium permanganate / Primaquine / Propantheline / Propoxyphene / Quinacrine / Quinidine / Quinine / Radioactive substances / Salicylamide / Salicylates / secobarbital / Selenium / Serax / Silver / Sinequan / Sodium Salicylate / Sominex / Stramonium / Strychnine / Sulfonamides / Talwin / Tofranil / Tree tobacco / Yew / Valium / Veratrine / Some silver and antimony salts / Many herbicides

Therapeutic Action: Activated Charcoal works by ADSORPTION, which is an Electrical Action, rather than Absorption, which is a Mechanical Action. Activated Charcoal ADSORBS MOST Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, that do NOT belong in the Body, but it does NOT ADSORB Nutrients!

Formula: To make an Activated Charcoal Slurry, you must:

  1. Add 1 tsp. of Activated Charcoal Powder to an 8 oz. Glass of PURE Water and stir.

NOTE: LOWER the Dosage to 1/2 tsp. or ADD Psyllium Husks, if the Person, who NEEDS help, has a tendency to become Constipated. And drink through a Straw, if the grittiness is a Problem.

Formula: To make Activated Charcoal Poultice, you must:

  1. Use EQUAL amounts of Activated Charcoal Powder with Flaxseed Meal. Blend in blender, the amount of Seed NEEDED to make the Meal.

  2. Place the 2 Powders in a dry bowl and add Water SLOWLY as you stir, mixing into a Toothpaste consistency.

NOTE: 2 tablespoons of each Powder will take approximately 5 or 6 tablespoons of Water. This amount of Poultice Paste would make a Poultice approximately 6 x 6 inches.

  1. Reach a DESIRED Consistency, that is NOT TOO WET to run all over, NOT TOO DRY to fall apart), and spread it EVENLY over a Macroporous Cloth, such as an UNBLEACHED (preferably) Paper Towel or a Cotton Cloth.

  2. Must now place the top of your Poultice “sandwich” over the Activated Charcoal laden bottom layer.

  3. Cover with a soft-type Cling Wrap (Saran Wrap).

  4. Place over DESIRED Area of the Skin to be treated (Sandwich on the Skin with the Saran Wrap over the top).

  5. Wrap Saran Wrap, a Towel, or a stretch-type (Ace) Bandage around to secure the Sandwich in place.

  6. Leave Activated Charcoal Poultice in place overnight or at least 1-2 hours, if applied during the day.

  7. Always DISCARD an Activated Charcoal Poultice after use. Do NOT REUSE it!

NOTE: The Activated Charcoal Poultice can be made SMALL by using a Bandaid or made LARGE by using a Cotton Sheet.

The Art of Poultices

May 13th, 2006

Herbal poultices were relied on in our grandparent’s day to ward off more life threatening afflictions like pleurisy, bronchitis and pneumonia. An old stand-by was the Mustard poultice which was thought to “burn out” a pulmonary infection.

The 1867 British Pharmacopoeia lists the instructions for making a Cataplasm sinapsis or poultice. Two and a half ounces of powdered linseed (flax seed) is mixed with two and a half ounces of powdered Mustard and hot water is added to make a paste. Put the linseed, into a coffee grinder for a minute to bruise the seed sufficiently to improve its drawing qualities.

Mustard can be obtained at the grocery store where it is still sold in little tin boxes. This mixture is then applied to a clean cotton cloth and placed face down on the chest over the lung and bronchial area. Do not leave it on the skin too long. Three to five minutes is enough for the first treatment. Make sure that all Mustard is washed off. Keep the patient warm during the whole process.

Between poultices, oil of Eucalyptus can be massaged on the chest, helping to disinfect the lungs. Yarrow, elderflower and Peppermint tea breaks up catarrhal congestion.

Comfrey Poultice for Broken Bones

In days of yore, Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) was called “knitbone.” It was used to help mend broken bones and fractures. The plant contains alantoin, which heals bone tissue. I have seen outstanding results when Comfrey poultices are used to heal broken hips in elderly people.

To make a Comfrey poultice, the leaves and stems should be gathered before midday, while the alkaloids are lowest in the plant. Pass them through a juicer and then remix the juice and pulp. Spread onto a piece of clean cotton, the size of the area to be healed. Place face down on the skin with towels around it to protect from staining underwear or furniture. Leave for two hours and apply twice a day for several weeks. It’s a messy, time consuming process.

Sitting still for four hours each day with a Comfrey poultice often brings complaints from the patient, but the long term results are certainly worth the trouble. It should be noted that Comfrey poultices are not advisable for healing open wounds and deep cuts as they heal the surface very quickly, possibly leaving lower layers to fester and abscess.

Kelp Soothes Arthritic Joints

The English physiomedicalist herbalist, Albert Priest, pioneered the use of kelp poultices for Arthritic joints. Because kelp (Fucus vesiculosus) contains such a wealth of trace minerals and micronutrients, it is capable of “remineralizing” joint tissue which is notoriously poor in circulation. Kelp also works on swelling, drawing out inflammation and easing pain. By supplying local nutrition for reconstruction, it gradually resolves inflammatory joint conditions locally.

Kelp plaster or poultice is made by covering a quantity of powdered kelp with cold pressed Olive Oil and allowing it to be “digested” in a warm place for 48 hours. The paste-like mixture is then spread onto a clean piece of cotton and applied to the joint face down. It is then wrapped with plastic to keep it from drying out. It can be taped in place since it must remain in contact with the skin for 24 hours or more. The patient doesn’t have to remain immobile if the plaster is firmly affixed.

After removal, the area should be further poulticed for seven or eight minutes with alternating hot and cold water poultices to flush the tissue and help remove toxins. The kelp poultices can be repeated every two days. Good results are often achieved using this method for knees and hands. But the effects will be permanent only if the patient avoids sugar, salt, refined carbohydrates and acid forming foods such as pork and beef.

The application of herbal poultices externally can be every bit as effective as taking them by mouth. Not only does the local application Concentrate the medicament precisely in the area to be healed; it also provides rapid decongestion of the area, improved local circulation, antibacterial and Scarring activity, and regenerative stimulation.

Although to our fast world of instant fixes, herbal poulticing may seem outdated and hardly worth the trouble required for preparation, it can often save time in the long run, as well as resolve infections and inflammations that may be resistant to antibiotics and antiinflammatories.

Cabbage Can Heal?

May 13th, 2006

We all know that cabbages are highly nutritious but did you know cabbage has many healing properties and can be used for many different conditions?

Cabbage juice is great for relief of all sorts of ulcers, from Peptic ulcers to skin ulcers. The juice can also be used on burns, bites, cold sores and Acne. The cabbage leaf is both soothing and antiseptic, also having the ability to draw out toxins from the skin.

A poultice can be made from cabbage leaves and used on such conditions as: wounds, burns, boils, bruises, ulcers, Blisters, stings, cold sores, shingles, and Headaches. Cabbage leaves have a good reputation for relieving sore and inflamed breast during breastfeeding. Its Anti-Inflammatory properties make it idea for relief of swollen joints.
The poultice can also be used to help soothe harsh coughs.

To make a cabbage poultice: remove the ribs from the greenest leaves, Soak in warm to hot water to soften the leaves. Crush with a rolling pin, then wrap the area using a bandage or cling wrap to hold the cabbage in place. This can be left for a few hours.

Garlic - Ways To Use For Illness and Injury

May 13th, 2006

First, go to the garden (or the grocery store) and bring home a couple bulbs of Garlic. A bulb is the golf-ball size pod of the plant, which can be separated into many Cloves—shaped like the individual wedges taken from an Orange. Break off two or three large Cloves, and lay them on your counter. Set some water on the stove to warm, and then spread out a clean washcloth or double-thick paper towel. Smack the Garlic Cloves with the bottom of a heavy glass to lightly bruise or crush them. Now the papery skin will come off easily. Take the bruised Cloves and dice them up, or smash them in a Garlic press so that the juice billows out the familiar aroma that makes you hungry for Lasagna.

Lay the 2-3 tablespoons of minced Garlic in the center of your washcloth or paper towel, and fold in the edges of the cloth, creating what I call a “poultice” or “plaster.” Place this Garlic pad in a bowl or plate and pour warm (not hot) water over it. Let it sit for 5 seconds or so, then drain and squeeze the excess water out with your hands. Apply the warm (not hot!) poultice to the chest, back, and soles of the feet (alternately) for about 60 seconds each for treatment of any virus, cold, Flu, infection, etc…

Garlic poultices can also be used for earaches—placing crushed Garlic or a Garlic poultice against the infected ear. Also, a Clove of Garlic wedged in the ear like an old fashioned hearing aid works great for earaches (but be careful not to leave too long, or you will burn the skin!)

For flesh wound infections, hold against the wound lightly for about two minutes. Repeat several times a day.

To treat eye infections, hold poultice over the tightly closed eye for about two minutes. Careful! This burns really bad if it gets in the eye.

Warm Garlic oil is also healing and comforting in an ear when there is an infection. The oil is made by adding a few drops of Olive Oil to a tiny bit of fresh crushed Garlic, let sit for a few minutes, then strain out all the Garlic and discard. The oil that goes in the ear must be free of any visible particles. You will have enough for one application of warm Garlic oil for an earache. I always make mine fresh.

Do not make it too strong, because it can burn the skin. Experiment on the inside of your arm to see how strong or how long you can leave the Garlic on your skin without it burning. It can literally blister your skin (chemical heat.)

How To Make Garlic Oil

May 13th, 2006

Therapeutic Action: Garlic is Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal and Olive Oil is an Emollient. This oil can be used for abrasians, cuts, earaches and boils.

Formula: Garlic Oil is made by the following Method:

  1. Start to make the Oil, if possible, on a NEW Moon.
  2. Fill a shallow Bowl or Soup Dish with finely chopped Garlic Cloves.
  3. Pour enough RAW Organic EXTRA VIRGIN Olive Oil to COVER the Garlic.
  4. Cover the Bowel/Dish with Cheesecloth to KEEP the Dust OUT.
  5. PRESS and STRAIN OFF the Oil Mixture through Cheesecloth or Cotton Muslin Cloth on the following FULL Moon.
  6. BOTTLE it.

NOTE: Whenever taking ANY Plant Oil, such as Olive Oil, internally or using it externally, please be SURE to obtain it from an UNOPENED container, if it has NOT been REFRIGERATED! And once the container has been OPENED, then please be SURE to REFRIGERATE the Wheat Germ Oil, thus ensuring that the Oil does NOT become doing MORE HARM, than BENEFIT for the Body!!

Onions For Earaches

May 13th, 2006

This one’s a bit strange, but works very well.

Make an onion poultice and apply externally over the infected ear. Cut an onion up, stick it in a hot oven until it starts to turn brown (make sure you set it in a glass pan to catch any juices, remove from oven, wrap in a piece of cotton or muslin, and apply.

You can also use the juice from the onion in your ear in the same way that you would Garlic oil. Works like a charm! The heat feels really good, too.



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