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  Re: Sulfur Allergy Caused Asthma

Sat, 29 Apr 17 11:26:56 -0700
Posted by Leah (Endicott) on 04/29/2017

I am also very allergic to sulfur. Any type of sulfuric food or product. I was wondering if licorice root had anything sulfuric?

Vitamin B-12 for Pain

Sat, 29 Apr 17 09:47:39 -0700
Posted by Hopejones (Sacramento, California) on 04/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I use B-12 for pain all over my body. The fastest pain release for me. I put it right on the area of pain. Pain gone in minutes after applying.

Phage Therapy for MRSA

Sat, 29 Apr 17 09:44:31 -0700
Posted by B (Usa) on 04/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Phage therapy is the only real way to cure MRSA. Other "remedies" will help to keep the outbreaks under controls, but they will not cure it. There is a large and growing movement among health professionals in the western world to legalize phage therapy, but there is also a lot of resistance because phages can not be patented and patented drugs are part of the business model of western pharmaceutical companies. However, chemical antibiotic therapies stopped working a long time ago and now cause more problems than they solve. It is safe and effective and has been used to treat lots of bacterial infections for almost 100 years. Read about phage therapy. There are many websites that have information.

  Re: Stone Breaker for Kidney Stones

Sat, 29 Apr 17 09:02:15 -0700
Posted by Gaiamuse (Massachusetts) on 04/29/2017

Do you know what kind of stones you had? Oxalate? Uric Acid? I am currently dealing with both and wondering if chanca piedra dissolves them both?

  Re: Mama's Weed Pictures

Sat, 29 Apr 17 09:00:45 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/29/2017

Dear Robert Henry,

You ask a valid question – what value is learning to identify herbs to city folk? I have asked that to myself.

We have farmer friends who once had someone visit their farm. Our friends offered this young woman some farm fresh eggs. She was rather shocked, ‘Oh…no! I don't eat my eggs right from the chicken. I get them from the store.” I have heard of children raised on fast food chicken nuggets having no clue that chicken meat comes from a walking animal with bones in it!

I think there is value in knowing where things come from, even if you get things from the store. Seeing a picture of a plant or even recognizing it on a roadside and connecting it to health just brings a greater appreciation to life and healing. It puts a face to a name.

Sure most won't be able to forage the plants they see. But maybe they will see it at a grandparent's house or on a hiking trip. And a few just may learn to recognize the herbs and try them out. And then pass along knowledge. So much herbal understanding has been completely lost. Maybe by one person at a time it will be restored.

I remember when I bought my first bags of dried herbs. I labeled each one with what it might be used for. It was a complete mystery and not a little overwhelming. I lived in a townhouse. I never imagined living in the sticks as I do now. Over the decades I have tried so many things and learn just a little more each time. I love to read about herbs and experiment with them.

I just recently reorganized my herb cabinet. I got rid of some old herbs that have been around too long. I gave some to the chickens. My son is giving some old red raspberry leaf to his goat who just had triplets. She has so much milk that he has to milk her out a bit even with her feeding 3 babies. He thinks it is the red raspberry leaf. It is good for milk supply among many other things.

Yes, I recall our discussion about poke. The poke is coming up around my place. I think of it as a friend when I see the little plants. It is like they have a secret – so much healing if we would take the time to learn.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Iodine for Fibrocystic Breast

Sat, 29 Apr 17 09:00:13 -0700
Posted by Christina (New Orleans) on 04/29/2017

Can you please be more specific on the type of iodine? Thank you.

  Re: How to Use Black Walnut Hull Tincture?

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:59:54 -0700
Posted by Andrew (England Uk) on 04/29/2017

Dear Mama to Many, thank-you very much for the information and help.

The bottle the black Walnut tincture I bought came in does not have a dropper. I have been informed that 10 to 15 drops is equivalent to about 250 to 300mg of black Walnut so I will use about 15-20 drops in 2 tablespoons of water.

Sorry to read that you have also had problems with teeth grinding, good tip about taking some Magnesium before sleep, I will try that and also drink some Chamomile infusion.

I have not heard of Oatstraw so will look into it.

I worked out that I am getting approximately 500mg of Calcium a day from Raw Milk, Gouda cheese, Butter, Nuts and seeds, eggs, Broccoli, Kale and Beef. For a 50 year old man I understand 1000mg is recommended.

I do drink a 1/3 of a cup of Ox tail bone broth a day but from what I have read not much Calcium is extracted.

I may try to top up the Calcium with Osteocare which also contains Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, selenium and Boron.

Thanks again.


  Re: Type of Honey is Better?

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:59:22 -0700
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 04/29/2017

Mama to Many

I really enjoy your sharing of your wisdom and knowledge.

I was wrapped up in the honey info,

Then your post caught me by surprise, and I'm laughing out loud because intended or not

its so true.


  Re: Type of Honey is Better?

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:58:11 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 04/29/2017

Thank you for this information Mtm,

The honey I purchased is "Bubba's Sweet Nectar" and it comes from Waynesboro, VA. Interesting, the 16 oz. jar of the clover honey says "Raw" and "Pure" but the 32 oz. jar only says "Pure". The 32 oz. jar of the wildflower says both. Wonder why...labels are the same size.

You are wise in choosing glass over plastic because I learned from Samuels' that the chemicals in plastic leach into whatever liquid is contained.

Fearing sepsis is why I got the honey. My temp. has always been on the low side since my head traumas so I just thought the brain injuries altered my chemistry. It was 96.5 for several days then dropped to 96.2.

The winters we ran out of wood I got down to 94...kinda scary but stayed under electric blanket and was not aware of sepsis symptoms until Patty Duke died from septic shock and I looked it up.

Anyway, I tried the wildflower honey one evening then had a cough about two hours later. The next morning at 1 am I awoke with a racing heart (more than in the past) and short of breath so I got up and drank about 1/2 tsp. turmeric in some warm water then chopped up a garlic clove and washed it down with a cup of warm water and the clover honey. Heart calmed down. We don't have a lot of wildflowers around the neighborhood but have lots of clover.

Several years ago, when we still had dogs, I'd frequently wake up...always at 3 am with a racing heart and short of breath. I felt like I was going to die if I didn't get outside so I'd get up and walk the dogs (I was very constipated). I looked up when most deaths occur and it was 3 am.

When I reported the racing heart and shortness of breath to the radiologist before a CT, he did not record those symptoms. Hence, my lack of faith with the medical profession. When I was in litigation and all records were exposed I observed how wrongly MD's can document things, I believe to cover themselves.

Turmeric for Hearing Loss

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:27:41 -0700
Posted by Barbara (Aiken, South Carolina) on 04/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

When I saw KT's post, I was gladwilling to try turmeric. I have been taking turmeric capsules off and on because of it's inflammatory properties and had already discovered that it improved my mood. So I began taking two capsules of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root 1,200 mg five days ago. On the third day, I noticed that I could carry on a conversation with a friend seven or eight feet away sitting on a different piece of furniture and not have to ask her what she said. And she has a European accent! I am continuing the two capsules daily and will report on the outcome. I have had noticeable hearing loss with bad tinnitus for about six years. No injury. I am 67 years old. Thank you, KT!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Chalazion

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:24:21 -0700
Posted by Barbara (Aiken, South Carolina) on 04/29/2017

My chalazion was about a week old when I knew my eye was a problem on November 7,2016. I remember because I visited a friend that day and it was embarrassing. It was under my left top eyelid near the corner like Rebecca's above photo. I had swelling and redness, but never any pain. I came to this site for information and tried castor oil for about a week with no success. It was about another week after trying the ACV that I went full strength ACV, so by early December I saw improvement and then posted my success on December 22 or 23. Don't forget the hot compresses. I believe they were equally important. I did hot tap water on a wash cloth five or six times every morning. My results were not as quick as Rebecca's, but there was gradual improvement. I would give yourself a month of ACV and compresses. If it's not showing improvement, I would increase the number of times you apply the ACV during the day. I have no way of knowing, but I think that the ACV killed the bacteria? (So many people who posted on here about chalazions have had surgery and antibiotics with no results. I'm afraid of doctors anyway.)

  Re: Peppercorns for Hemorrhoids

Sat, 29 Apr 17 08:21:15 -0700
Posted by Geo Phil (A) on 04/28/2017

Amazing! I have been told that you should not touch black peppercorns if you have piles! Now it really cures it. I have tried it last night and this morning. Can not say it worked. May be I need to take more days. Any particular variety Abbey? Also, how many days it took for you to see the actual reduction? Thanks.

  Re: Bartholin's Cyst Burst With Multiple Natural Remedies

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:55:40 -0700
Posted by Shana (Sparks Nv) on 04/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I got my first horrible cyst about 3 days ago. I googled cysts on vaginas and found this page. This morning I went and got coconut oil, witch hazel, turmeric, probiotics, tea tree oil, vit c and d. I have taken 3 sitz baths today and have kept it covered with tea tree, turmeric, witch hazel and coco oil. Just like one of the women here said to do. I am happy to report that after my last bath there was some blood. It's getting really soft and much less painful. I'm so grateful I found this forum instead of having my downstairs cut open. I will continue to take the vitamins once it's all gone to hopefully avoid another one. This was HELL. I don't wish it on my enemies. Thank you ladies for the help and advice.

  Re: Castor Oil for Cataracts

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:53:02 -0700
Posted by Denise W. (Westboro Ma) on 04/28/2017

If you've never used it before I would start by rubbing it on my skin first allowing your body a chance to become familiar with the substance and to see if you have any reaction. In which case if you do, you wouldn't use in the eyes.

  Re: Castor Oil for Dog's Tumor

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:52:36 -0700
Posted by Denise (Westboro Ma) on 04/28/2017

I wonder if it works on human tumors as well?

Inner Ear Inflammed After Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:52:14 -0700
Posted by Mimi (San Francisco) on 04/28/2017

I just got over BPPV after which I developed inflammation in my inner ear. Does anyone have an idea how to restore my inner to it's natural state with either supplements or herbs.

Thank you,


Remedies Needed to Lower Hyperzincemia (High Levels of Zinc)

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:48:24 -0700
Posted by Kasra (Tehran) on 04/28/2017


My girl friend started complaining about : being tired all the time, or even after a little activity. She felt like her feet ( which then spread to her arms ) started getting hot/burning feeling needles and pain on calf of her feet/hands
having headaches
feeling nauseated ...

I personally ignored it at first, but then, when it prolonged, it got me concerned, she used to be very active/healthy person, we used to run a distance together every day ..

I tried to figure it out, so I observed every thing, even reviewed recent activities during prior years to this condition, from anything that she ate to what she thought in an almost real time-manner ... started giving her supplements from vitamins to any mineral ( in the range of the safe dose never exceeded ), even we visited 2/3 doctors and took some blood tests, brain and spinal cord CT scans, everything came back normal, they thought it could be depression, it got me into it with them with no avail, they prescribed many psychiatric drugs which we ignored/never used because the problem she was facing she was in a good mental condition ( need to note that when she got anxious or sad the symptoms intensified ) ... long story short, one day I realized just after giving her zinc supplements, she got nauseated!! It got me concerned and after some research and according to long ( more than 3 years!!!!!! I know it's insane ) use of dental fixodent ( for fixing dental orthosis, dentists use a adhesive to prevent microbial/bacterial growth around the teeth and keeping it in place, it contains too much zinc so it can be ingested or absorbed directly by tongue ) I concluded that the case is " hyperzincemia " a new disorder which can then damage the myelin sheat and develop neuropathy or some other neurological disorders .
we checked zinc/copper/copper serum levels / ceruloplasmin / and tried to check other related tests which they couldn't afford at most clinics, every thing came back normal! Expect a minor vitamin D deficiency ...

There's no doubt that, the problem is due to zinc levels, after eating anything containing zinc ( chocolate, grains ... ) she get nauseated even after she touch the zinc tablet with her tongue, she feels a bitter taste which is another indicator that zinc levels are high in her body, using zinc ointments for healing winds, or even after getting in contact with it to use the ointment to apply in some one else's body as a medium she gets tremendously tired!!, my assumption is that the zinc has accumulated in the cells so the blood tests are unable to indicate it .

I was wondering if anyone else is facing the same issue? or does anyone know how one can decrease or get rid of excess zinc which accumulated in cells?
any help / any response or advice would be highly appreciated, thanks in advance .

Kasra from tehran .

Baking Soda and Tea Bag for Mouth Irritation

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:44:53 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My son's mouth was very sore. He had little white spots that looked like irritation but not thrush or even canker sores. Turned out the soreness started after he ate some beef jerky the other day.

I had him put 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a couple of tablespoons of water and rinse his mouth. I gave him two moist black tea bags, folded up, to hold in the back of his mouth between the molars where it was the worst. He went to work and I forgot about it. Later I asked him about it and he said it was mostly better.

I am guessing that his mouth got overly acidic and irritated. The baking soda helped reduced acidity and the black tea has astringent and healing properties.

You don't always always have to know exactly what is wrong to help a situation. Baking soda and tea will work well for so many mouth issues and is generally a safe place to start if you don't know what to do.

~Mama to Many~

Monolaurin, L-Lysine for Herpes

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:41:15 -0700
Posted by Stargirl (Fayetteville, Nc) on 04/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've suffered from GH for two years. My outbreaks, although not very sever, would flair up monthly. Sometimes back to back. I've tried most of the remedies recommended on this site, but they mostly aleved the symptoms (ACV, coconut oil), but I wanted to prevent the flair ups; not just aleve the symptoms. After oregano oil caused a HUGE flair up I decided to do some more research and have found the perfect combination for me. I take (2) 990 mg of monolaurin acid along with (2) 500 mg of L-Lysine a day and viola no more flair ups! Monolaurin Acid has been studied and tested . "The monolauric acid essentially disintegrates the herpes virus within its own cell walls." I recommend anyone suffering from this terrible virus to research the effects of momolaurin acid. It really works. Going on 5 months symptom free and I refuse to go back!

  Re: Colloidal Silver For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Fri, 28 Apr 17 22:37:53 -0700
Posted by Tom (Usa) on 04/28/2017

Dave, how often are you using the combination of CS and DSMO?