Effective Natural Remedies for Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)

| Modified on May 20, 2024

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a life-threatening condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. This condition triggers an inflammatory response, which can lead to a range of symptoms, including changes in body temperature, heart rate, mental status, abdominal pain, and decreased urine output. Immediate medical attention is necessary to prevent the condition from progressing and causing further harm to the body.

When treating a condition as serious as sepsis, a holistic approach combining conventional medical treatment with natural remedies can help support recovery. Natural remedies can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation, crucial factors in treating sepsis.

What Is Sepsis?

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a potentially life-threatening complication that results from an infection. The condition occurs when chemicals that are released into the bloodstream to fight the initial infection cause inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation typically triggers a torrent of symptoms that compound the harm done to your body. Additional symptoms include a drastically increased or decreased body temperature, fast heart rate, high respiratory rate, changes in mental status, abdominal pain, and decreased urine output. It's crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible when experiencing symptoms of sepsis. Medical treatment is necessary to prevent the condition from progressing and causing further harm to the body.

Natural Remedies for Sepsis

Here are some natural remedies that can help support recovery from sepsis:


A study published by Oregon State University in 2012 presented an important finding that regular consumption of turmeric, or more importantly, the compound curcumin found in turmeric, causes an increase in protein levels in the blood. When your blood contains more protein, it can fight and prevent infection, making turmeric an effective option for treating septicemia. Additionally, turmeric helps reduce redness, swelling, and pain and functions well with antibiotics. Take 2 grams daily by mouth or dilute in water for the best results.


Garlic is another effective treatment support for sepsis. This herb contains a compound known as allicin, which helps reduce inflammation throughout the body. It also helps fight infection and boost your immune system. To employ this remedy, peel a clove of garlic, chop it up, and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. Eat this mixture each morning to improve your body’s ability to fight infection and treat your sepsis.


Honey has antibacterial properties and can help reduce inflammation in the body. A study by the University of Malaya found that honey acts as an immunomodulator, which can significantly improve treatments for sepsis.

Honey can be taken by mouth or applied topically to the affected wound.

Slippery Elm and Lobelia

Slippery elm and lobelia can be used as wound treatments. A paste made from equal parts of the herbs and water can be applied to a bandage and changed as required.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. It can be taken in supplement form or found in citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons.


Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help fight infections. It can also help reduce nausea, a common symptom of sepsis. Ginger can be taken in supplement form or added to food as a spice.


Echinacea has immune-boosting properties and can help fight infections. It can be taken in supplement form or brewed into tea.


Andrographis has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help fight infections. It can be taken in supplement form or brewed into tea.


While sepsis is a severe condition that requires immediate medical attention, a holistic approach that combines conventional medical treatment with natural remedies can support recovery and improve outcomes. Turmeric, garlic, honey, slippery elm, lobelia, vitamin C, ginger, echinacea, and andrographis are all natural remedies that can help support recovery from sepsis. It's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and use natural remedies as a complementary treatment option.

Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers to learn which natural remedies and supplements helped them recover from sepsis. Please let us know if you have treated blood poisoning with a natural remedy.


  1. Turmeric: Oregon State University. (2012). Turmeric and Curcumin. Retrieved from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/curcumin
  2. Garlic: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (2021). Garlic. Retrieved from https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/garlic
  3. Honey: Kassim M, Mansor M, Achoui M, Yan OS, Devi S, Yusoff KM. Honey as an immunomodulator during sepsis in animal model. Crit Care. 2009;13(Suppl 4):P40. doi: 10.1186/cc8096. Epub 2009 Nov 11. PMCID: PMC2776213.
  4. Slippery Elm: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (2021). Slippery Elm. Retrieved from https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/slippery-elm
  5. Lobelia: Zheng Q, Wang Y, Zhang S. Beyond Alkaloids: Novel Bioactive Natural Products From Lobelia Species. Front Pharmacol. 2021 Mar 8;12:638210. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.638210. PMID: 33762957; PMCID: PMC7982472.
  6. Vitamin C: National Institutes of Health. (2021). Vitamin C. Retrieved from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

Bentonite Clay Poultices

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, TX) on 02/07/2009

In reply to Marc (Jacksonville, Fl) on 02/04/2009: "possible blood poisoning. I scratched my arm with a piece of metal about a week ago. Now in that area it is swollen and red. I have my tetanus shot, what will bring the swelling down, and heal my arm?"

The first thing that comes to my mind is a bentonite clay poultice. mix up some clay and glob it on and let it dry. if you get red stripes on your arm or it continues to hurt and stay red go to the ER.

Bread Poultice

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Posted by Paul (Midland, Ontario) on 12/19/2009

When I was nine, I stepped on a rusty nail while at summer camp. I didn't tell anyone and by the time I got home my foot was sore. The next morning I woke to find that a red streak had appeared all the way up my inner thigh almost to my groin. We had no health insurance at the time and my mother (God bless her) took me down to the kitchen where she pulled out a bag of dried bread loaf ends that were being saved for turkey dressing, boiled some water, dripped just 6 or 8 drops of the boiling water onto the middle of the very dry bread. She then taped the wet spot of the bread over the opening left by the rusty nail. The sore was open and running. She then put on my socks and shoes and told me to go out and play. It hurt a bit to walk on at first but as the day wore on I forgot all about it until after supper when my mom asked me how my foot was doing. When she took off the shoe, sock and poultice the red streak had retreated to just above my ankle and the piece of bread had a handful of green puss on it. Another piece of bread was applied that night and when I got up the next day the red streak was gone and the bottom of my foot was pink and healthy instead of angry red. I have used this remedy throughout my life and on one occasion actually extracted a living parasite from my leg that I had picked up on an adventure trip to Belize.

The way it works is very simple. The bread is very poreous and by dripping water onto the middle of the bread, capillary action moves the water through the bread. Attach that wet spot to an OPEN infection and the water in your body joins the parade along with the poisons from the infection. When the drops are applied they also turn the bread that gets wet into a kind of sealing paste around the wound to ensure that the "cyphon" works properly. If you don't believe me just try this on your body (somewhere discrete).with the bread taped on but exposed to the air. You will give yourself a "hickey".

Live long and thrive! Paul

Replied by Katrin
(New Zealand)

I just put some bread on my sleeping son's nail puncture and one on my arm for the hickey. We run a little sourdough bakery and am very intrigued about breads potentuality. If this works I eat a broom.

Replied by Gloria

So glad you posted this. I used this remedy a few years ago. It was amazing! God Bless!

Dr. Marik Protocol

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Posted by Nonnie (Canada) on 07/29/2019

Dr. Mercola wrote an article about sepsis a few years back regarding Dr. Marik's protocol. Here is the link: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/05/vitamin-c-b1-hydrocortisone-reduce-sepsis-mortality.aspx

Dr. Paul Marik's protocol is a combination of:

1) Intravenous vitamin C 1.5 grams every 6 hour until ICU discharge

2) Intravenous vitamin B-1( thiamine) 200 mg every 12 hour until ICU discharge

3) Hydrocortisone (low-dose) 50 mg every 6 hour until ICU discharge followed by a taper over 3 days

Here is a YouTube (posted July 1, 2019) about Dr. Marik (the person interviewed in the Mercola article): Sepsis, Coma, Emergency/ICU Patients: DEMAND your doctor for Dr. Marik's VITAMIN C Protocol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm30M0y8yJw

Press the "show more" link under the description. There is information for doctors who want the research behind it.

As for garlic, make sure it is organic. The regular garlic found in supermarkets can be irradiated which destroys the health benefits of the garlic.

Dr. Marik Protocol
Posted by Sylvia (New York) on 07/24/2017

I know this post is very late, but this is for anyone else who may need the cure for sepsis aka blood poisoning.

There is a Dr. In Norfolk Virginia that has used a natural cure for sepsis in a hospital there. His name is Dr. Paul Marik.

He uses a combination of vitamin c, hydrocortisone and thiamine in an IV.

Even though it has not really been tested that much he has used it even on patients that he expected to die and they survived well. The hospital has adopted the protocol and used it to save, last I heard, 150 people's lives!! There are YouTube videos, check them out! God Bless!

Epsom Salt Poultices

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Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 02/07/2009 495 posts

In reply to:

Marc (Jacksonville, Fl) on 02/04/2009: "possible blood poisoning. I scratched my arm with a piece of metal about a week ago. Now in that area it is swollen and red. I have my tetanus shot, what will bring the swelling down, and heal my arm?"

Hello Marc,

If you haven't gotten started on that swelling/redness by now, run, don't walk to the nearest Dollar Tree or such and get a 2 lb. carton of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) and start doing hot epsom salts compresses 4 times a day to take care of it.

Mix it about 1/4 cup per quart of water as hot as you can stand to wring the cloth out without burning your hands.

Replied by Jane
(Richland, Washington)

Agreed on the epsom salt hot packs for possible blood poisoning. My Mother did that when she saw the line running upward toward the heart and said it was deadly. She did that many times for me. I was bare foot and fancy free. Such a simple remedy.

Garlic Tea Enemas

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Posted by Sue (PA, USA) on 01/20/2020

The article asked if I had ever used a natural remedy to treat sepsis. Yes. I have used garlic tea enemas successfully to treat sepsis.

Replied by Makayla
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Could you please post the recipe for this? I have a horrible case of sepsis but couldn't afford a pick line.


Garlic Enema Recipe:

1.Boil 1 liter of water on the stove

2. Turn off the stove but leave the pot there

3. Add in three to six crushed garlic cloves (three for beginners, then work your way up)

4. Let the water cool down to room temperature by letting it sit for just over an hour

5. Strain the garlic out, using the remaining liquid to fill an enema bag

6. Apply enema and try to hold the concentrate internally for 10-15 minutes to maximize it's effectiveness

Video tutorial – How To Do A Garlic Enema - Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal Amazing Healing Modality

Also drink Garlic tea internally. Add ½ tsp turmeric powder to the tea.

This is just a suggestion, I am assuming you have a bacterial infection that has gone sepsis. You can try/build a “zapper” at home according to Dr. Hulda Clark specs in a pinch. Incorporate this with the garlic enema.

According to Dr. Clark's research, the zapper is a simple but very effective electro medicinal device. It is based mainly on the research of Dr. Hulda R. Clark and her son who has published her findings in the book "The Cure of all Diseases" and other subsequent books. Dr. Clark like many other researchers has found that a weak current of pulsed DC current kills parasites in the body. The machine is designed to kill parasites, bacteria, viruses, molds, and even fungi as well as cancer cells and other pathogenic tissue using electrical charges.

When used appropriately, the mechanism eliminates viruses and bacteria within a mere 3 minutes; tapeworms, roundworms, and flukes in 5 minutes; and mites in 7 minutes. Do this in sets of 3. I've seen and done up to 7 sets. Along with using a herbal parasite cleanse. You can build a simple zapper using a fresh 9-volt battery, alligator clips, 2 pieces of copper tubing or wire.

How to build and use a zapper for killing parasites bacteria and viruses – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3EewOE2o0w

Watch Bacteria being killed under a microscope while being zapped – Ação do Zapper Concebido pela Dra. Hulda Clark sobre o Paramecium – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb9QfDuxVuA

Hulda Clark Documentary Video - The Cure


The Cure of all Diseases PDF: Https://archive.org/details/TheBookOfCureForAllDiseases/page/n55/mode/2up

Replied by Lina

Did you use organic garlic tea? I just have regular garlic from the supermarket. Please let me know if I can use it in to do my enema.

Heated Clay

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Posted by Elizabeth (Wolfville, Ns Canada) on 06/04/2011

Before antibiotics, we had boils (staph infections) and my mother would get Antiflogistene at the drug store (a clay like product ) heat a handful in boiling water and apply it as hot as we could stand and keep it on as long as it was hot. The heat would draw out the infection. One time the doctor came and stuck little pointed scissors into the boil which was on my eyebrow and then opened them to let the matter out. I will never forget that pain!

Use heat for that kind of infection, but be careful not to let it get worse. It is serious to have blood poisoning.

Liposomal Vitamin C

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Posted by Toni (Uk ) on 06/13/2017

I was recently lay in hospital at death's door with sepsis and necrotising fasciitis. I was told it is rare to get it but even more so to survive. Large amounts of flesh were removed resulting in massive wounds.

During my recovery I took 2 sachets of Liposomal vitamin c a day. I am diabetic I.e. By all means should be a slow healer and I am in my sixties.

The consultant who specialises in wounds told me he had worked in this field for 30 years and had never seen anyone heal as fast as me. I do not see myself as super woman, I most defiantly put this down to the Liposomal vitamin C.


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Posted by Art (California) on 05/15/2023 2218 posts

Melatonin and Major Organ Protection in Sepsis and Multiple Organ Failure:

I have often written about melatonin on Earth Clinic and spoken of its multitude of health benefits for people. One thing that I have often mentioned is that melatonin is protective of the major organs of the body such as the heart, lungs ,kidneys, and liver to name a few.

A new study (May 6, 2023) was just published discussing the use of various antioxidants in people who have sepsis. Sepsis is an extreme uncontrolled response by the body to infection and is life threatening with death as a frequent outcome. Prior to death, multiple organ failure (MOF) can occur and adds significantly to the death rate. It is thought that antioxidants may help improve sepsis outcomes and that is what the following randomized clinical trial sets out to prove or disprove, whether antioxidants can reduce MOF associated with sepsis :


In this study, they used the following four very common antioxidants, NAC, vitamin C, vitamin E, melatonin or no antioxidant in the patient groups with sepsis and MOF to try and determine if these antioxidants would have any benefit in terms of reducing MOF. Of note is that this was a good sized study with 131 patients. Here is an important quote from the study that clearly suggests that antioxidants have potential to significantly reduce MOF :

' In this study, we found that patients with septic shock had a high SOFA ( Sequential Organ Failure Assessment) score on admission to the ICU. They had high PCT and CRP levels, elevated LPO and carbonylation, and decreased TAC. These variables were compensated by the treatment with antioxidants. '

In this study, it was shown that the melatonin group obtained the highest decrease in the SOFA score (75% of the patients). Here is a study quote that shows the response rate to each of the four antioxidants in terms of SOFA score reduction :

' All patients had multiple organ failure (MOF) and low Vit C levels. Vit C therapy decreased CRP, PCT and NO3-/NO2- but increased Vit C levels. The SOFA score decreased with MT in 75%, Vit C 63% and NAC 50% vs. controls 33% (p = 0.0001, p = 0.03 and p = 0.001 respectively). MT diminished lipid peroxidation (LPO) (p = 0.01) and improved total antioxidant capacity (TAC) (p = 0.04). Vit E increased thiol levels (p = 0.02) and tended to decrease LPO (p = 0.06). Selenium levels were decreased in the control group (p = 0.04). '

The following study quote will give a little more perspective in relationship to the dosages used for each antioxidant :

' In addition to the standard therapy, each group of patients received an antioxidant orally or by nasoenteral tube for 5 days. In the NAC group, 600 mg effervescent tablets were administered every 12 h; in the MT group, extended-release capsules of 50 mg in a daily dose were administered; in the Vit C group, 1 g tablets every 6 h and in the Vit E group, capsules α-tocopherol of 400 IU were given every 8 h.'

So the NAC group received 1200 mg total per day in two divided doses given every 12 hours. The melatonin group received one 50 mg extended release capsule per day. The vitamin C group received 4000 mg per day in 4 divided doses of 1000 mg every 6 hours. The vitamin E group received 1200 IU in three divided doses of 400 IU every 8 hours.

So while melatonin reduced the SOFA score in the most patients (75% of patients in melatonin group) the highest percent of these four antioxidants, it did so at the lowest dose given in this study at just 50 mg per day. This illustrates the potency of melatonin when compared to the other three antioxidants and begs the question of what the SOFA score would have looked like had they used a dose of 100 mg or 200 mg of melatonin per day. Even at these higher doses, melatonin would still have the lowest dose compared to the other antioxidants. In the realm of high dose melatonin, 50 mg per day would not be very high. I take 132 mg per day of melatonin myself and have taken high dose melatonin for many years as a preventative and protective agent against many different diseases and health issues.

Another consideration is the fact that vitamin C and melatonin have different methods of action suggesting potential synergy between these two common and inexpensive antioxidants. What would it look like in this study if they had had a sixth leg to the study that combined vitamin C and melatonin? Or what if they used all four antioxidants combined in the patients?

So the point of all of this is to highlight just how good melatonin and antioxidants in general are at protecting the major organs under high oxidative stress conditions that are very damaging to the organs as seen in sepsis. Not just one organ, but multiple organs all at the same time! This study successfully helps to add further corroboration to what I have been saying about the organ protective effects of melatonin and also gives a basic idea of what dose of melatonin (50 mg) is needed in order to obtain these organ protective results. The question remains, what is the most optimal dose to obtain these protective effects of melatonin, but studies are slowly zeroing in on that currently unknown dose. Clearly 50 mg per day of melatonin has very significant benefit in sepsis induced multiple organ failure (MOF), but is it optimal?

Lastly, but also importantly, this study highlights a noninvasive way to effectively deal with MOF as it relates to sepsis, which has clearly shown it can be deadly as discussed in the following link :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534275/#:~:text=According to an epidemiological study, or multiple system organ failure.

As shown in the above link, worldwide, Sepsis affects 18 million people each year and kills 1400 people each day! This study clearly illustrates that sepsis affects 700,000 people in the US alone. Sepsis also has a mortality rate of 30%, but when you add in MOF to the sepsis, that rate jumps upward significantly to 50%!

This next study ( 2022 ) adds a bit more confirmation to the idea that melatonin may have benefit in sepsis associated MOF.


The above link says that melatonin is associated with a reduced risk of death in sepsis. It further states that evidence suggests that melatonin may help protect organs from sepsis related damage. The study further goes on to list many of the protective effects that melatonin has shown in many areas of the organs of the human body. The study goes on to reach the following conclusion and I make the same conclusion :

'Melatonin is a promising adjuvant for the treatment of sepsis, as it can protect organs by reducing inflammation, oxidation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and apoptosis as well as protecting mitochondrial function and regulating various other pathways. The safety and minimal side effects of oral melatonin should encourage clinicians to consider melatonin therapy for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.'

I think these studies and many more should encourage doctors to start using melatonin where it has already shown benefit such as these studies show for sepsis and multiple organ failure. The existing treatments are clearly insufficient for the task at hand as proven by the significant death rate and melatonin has shown significant benefit at dosing that is already known to be relatively safe.


Replied by Art
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In the original post about antioxidants and their effects in helping to alleviate sepsis as well as multiple organ failure, the study tested 4 individual antioxidants, melatonin, vitamin E, NAC and vitamin C. Each supplement was tested individually, with melatonin showing the highest activity, but I suggested that since vitamin C and melatonin had different methods of action, there was the potential that if they were used as a combined treatment in sepsis, they might have synergy together and be more effective than either one alone.

Today, a study came out using melatonin and ascorbic acid together in animals with sepsis. Here is a link to that study :


Here is a relevant quote from the study :

' Treatment with MEL, ASA and their combination significantly improved antioxidant capacity and reduced oxidative stress, with the combination treatment being more effective. The combination treatment also significantly reduced TNF-α and IL-1β levels and improved peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), arylesterase (ARE) and paraoxonase (PON) levels in the lung tissue. Histopathological examination showed reduced oedema and lymphocyte infiltration with a lung tissue appearance similar to the control group. Immunohistochemical staining for caspase 3 demonstrated reduced immune positivity in the treatment groups. In conclusion, this study supports the potential synergistic protective effects of MEL and ASA in treating sepsis-induced lung injury. The combination therapy could effectively reduce oxidative stress, inflammation and improve antioxidant capacity in septic rats, suggesting a promising strategy for treating sepsis-induced lung injury. '

So this animal study tends to confirm the idea that melatonin and ascorbic acid are more effective in sepsis than either one alone and although they only tested the lungs and not other major organs, these two proved to be synergistic in terms of lung protection.


Oil Pulling

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Posted by K Ndra (Haiku, Hawaii) on 08/01/2016

Oil pulling helped my sick blood. Helped my blood clear out poisons after being sickened by pesticides.

Replied by Barbie
(North Carolina)

What is oil pulling? My daughter was just diagnosed with sepsis. Please advise. She is on traditional med, but I want her doing more to strengthen her mind and liver and kidney. Thank you.

EC: Please see our page on Oil Pulling for more info here.

Replied by Deb Curtis
(Rancho Cordova, Ca)

Oil pulling is usually used to extract toxins from your teeth and mouth, but since your teeth are gateways to your organs and your oral skin is very absorbent, it's a great way to administer healing elixers or remove toxins.

Take about a tablespoon or so of room temp organic coconut oil. place it in your mouth and let it liquify. DO NOT SWALLOW!! Swish the oil very gently in your mouth for as long as you can stand it (15-20 minutes is best) but however long you can do it. Then spit it out into a tissue and into the trash can (cooled oil can eventually clog your drains).

The oil pulls toxins from your system and it's a great preventative for everyone to do every day BEFORE you brush your teeth... just like dry brushing your skin to remove toxins before you take a shower.

If you are very toxic, Oil pull 3-5 times per day brushing teeth with non fluoride tooth paste afterward and dry brush your skin every day. Also eliminate any new toxins from food, water, pollution, etc.

Check into essential oil uses, cleansing herbal teas and nourishing bone broths to help recover.


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Posted by James (NSW) on 06/22/2022

Potato for Blood Poisoning - Yes absolutely works well,

The Potato Poultice cured my mom's infection in her foot completely in 5 days, prior to starting, the infection had spread up her leg and turned into cellulitus, the potato poultice freshly applied daily cured her completely.

Posted by Deb (Nantucket, Ma) on 12/08/2012

Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm just using it now for earache but want to share my potato story as I've found the personal commentaries so helpful.

Last summer, I stepped on a scallop shell (on our street) & within a few days was limping and in pain with a 1 inch gash in my heel. A few days later, my husband noticed 2 4-inch long red streaks running up my leg from my heel. I had begun to experience sharp stabbing pains as well.

Since I haven't had an antibiotic in 20 years & see a naturopathic doctor as my primary physician, I wasn't anxious to go to the ER (it was also a weekend) but knew I needed help; sepsis is very real... I found your site & since I had some organic yukon gold potatos called my auntie who confirmed my grandmother used to use crushed potato to draw out boils. I decided to give it a try.

I chopped finely a potato, packed it onto the wound, wrapped w/ Saran wrap, elevated my leg/foot & lay down to focus on healing. My husband photographed my foot at intervals thruout the day. (Well-intentioned neighbors were waiting to drive me to the ER. )

Within hours the red streaks had begun their retreat & the sharp stabbing pains literally "rounded" over. I was very much present w/ this journey. Within 6 hours, the red streaks were gone completely!! I changed the potato 3 - 4 times over the course of the day/night & by morning, the layers of my foot had turned outward. I wish I could put the photos on this site. It was truly remarkable.

One word of caution: Potato juice stains are challenging to remove from fabrics so just make sure you have an old sheet or towel under the site of the potato....!!

I've told SO many people about your site & so many people witnessed first hand the amazing healing property of the simple potato that day... My neighbors thought I was crazy at first! Thank you for providing this forum... It's truly a gift & how we can keep alive these old home remedies. They WORK!

Posted by Nancy (Mt. Airy, NC) on 05/26/2007

Hello, I just love your website and I just wanted to tell your readers about another wonderful old-time remedy for blood poisoning and infection. We have used this many times in my family and I couldn't tell you how many times I have seen it work.

For a nasty infected cut or in my worst case a nasty puncture wound from a rusty nail. Within about 6 hours I had a red streak going up my leg from the blood poisoning. My mother took an Irish potato and washed it, cut it in half and scraped out a pile of mushy raw potato. She put it on a piece of plastic bag to hold in the potato juice and wrapped it around my foot. The next morning the red streak was gone and my foot was healing with no sign of infection. Over the years I too have used this folk remedy on my family. Just make the potato poultice leave it juicy and use it inside bandaging for an infected wound. Plastic helps to keep it wet and keep you dry. Leave it on the wound overnight. Then take it off and examine the wound if it's still infected clean it off again and reapply the poultice. Somehow it draws the poison and infection out.

Mother nature is simply amazing!

Replied by Shayden

What's the difference between an Irish potato and a regular Russet or Idaho potato? To heal the sepsis, do you have to use a Irish potato?

Replied by Mama

Any potato will do!

I have used a russet potato to draw out infection.

~Mama to Many~

Remedies for Recurring E. Coli After Sepsis Poisoning

Posted by Irene (Windsor ontario canada) on 09/13/2019

Two years ago I had sepsis poisoning. I almost passed away. This last year I have inflammation in stomach. Cannot take pills because of pain and puking. I have e coli every month returning. I have been on liquid antibiotic meds each time called certifiable l gm for seven days. Infection clears only to come back again. Drs can't seem to help. I am feeling very ill with no energy and too much anxiety. Please can you help me I can't keep doing this. I just want to be well I also have cystitis so painful

Replied by noel

I think I am going through the same thing as you - antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection. in addition to my doctor prescribed antibiotics I am trying berberine, quercetin, bromelaine, mct/coconut oil, ginger, zinc & calcium to reduce iron levels. Dairy only diet since it contains no iron. Basically raw milk, yogurt, cheese & probiotics for gut biome. Many bacteria feed on iron, so I am trying to avoid all foods that contain iron, hoping to starve them out. You also need to avoid sugar as it can mess up good bacteria in gut biome. it might also benefit you to take Betaine HCL with food because many people are stomach acid deficient which is your bodies first line of defense. when deficient in stomach acid can let bad bacteria thrive. Not sure if this regimen will work for everyone, but it might help someone.


Update to my above post, my skin infection still persists after 10 day antibiotic treatment and experimental regimen. I felt really lethargic a couple days from either from fasting or depriving myself iron and other nutrients perhaps - it almost reminded me of when I had covid. I am switching to a carnivore diet now and feel better but my skin infection has still not gone away. So now I will try carnivore (no processed meats that may contain sugar/carbs as sugar and carbs feed bacteria) and will also experiment with red peppers or possibly try a Capsicum Annuum extract as I have been reading studies the red peppers contain antimicrobial chemicals and they are low sugar / low carb.

Sepsis Remedies

Posted by Heidi (Usa) on 01/13/2014

Sepsis: My friend is in the hospital with toxic blood and the doctors are giving her a 60% chance of survival. She always died last year around this time of the same thing. Once she leaves the hospital, what are some natural remedies I can recommend for her. When I think of toxic blood, juicing beets comes to mind- but I don't want to tell her wrong. Any suggestions??

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Heidi,

I am so sorry about your friend! She is blessed to have you watching out for her!

If you are able to juice beets and get that to her, that would be great! Adding fresh garlic to that mix with a little cayenne pepper would be good.

Turmeric, Burdock root and Dandelion root are all good blood purifiers. If possible, try to get 1 teaspoon of turmeric into your friend 4-5 times day, with plenty of water. (Turmeric can be constipating.) You can mix 1 teaspoon into water or juice or have your friend take 5 capsules each time.

You probably know that most hospital food (at least, in the USA) is not helpful at all to healing. If your friend could stick to just juice (especially fresh) that would be best. Organic carrot is also good to juice.

Hmmm...I just realized you said what can you do to help your friend when she is out of the hospital. Well, all of the above would apply. Perhaps getting these things to her in the hospital is not an option, especially if you do not live nearby.

Please keep us posted.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mike62

Heidi: Make green smoothies from organic baby leaves with any blender and take organic berries, expeller pressed coconut oil, black chia seeds, colostrum, and non denatured whey. Watch raw food videos.

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Something has always puzzled me. What do people mean when they talk about a blood purifier? And how do they know when their blood needs purifying?

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