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  Re: Bed Bug Spray with Cinnamon Oil

Thu, 20 Apr 17 10:06:30 -0700
Posted by Ann (Houston, Tx ) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Tried the mixture for getting rid of bedbugs. I put several bugs on the counter and spray lite mist on them. They died in less than 30 seconds. I proceeded to spray my bed mattress, box springs. The room smells great. Hope this rids the problem that I picked up from a cheap hotel.

  Re: Scabies

Thu, 20 Apr 17 09:01:52 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 04/19/2017

HI U MARY,,,,,,,,,,,, first, your dog has to go. You are pissin in the wind. I cured my mites with 160 degree sauna. The other alternative is a Rife Machine. In either case you must put all your clothes in a plastic bag daily and you must wash your bed sheets in scalding water every day. If you are not up to this then you deserve what you have. Know that's hard saying, but I's a plain spoken person. Some folks on EC are touchy feely. I am not. About half love me and half hate me. What surprises me it that most women love ORH. Now that is wild and strange. Maybe they see beyond the talk and see the what's in my heart.



Ted's famous borax and hydrogen peroxide remedy in the Pets (mange) section has been used around the world for 15 years now and cured thousands of dogs. Post any questions for our amazing pet contributor, Theresa from MN, to answer.

  Re: Homeopathy for Vaginal Cysts

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:56:32 -0700
Posted by Didi (Rome) on 04/19/2017

Do you think sepia 30ch will work for gartner or mullerian cyst of vagina? Thanx

  Re: Seeking Help For Brother With Torticollis

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:54:03 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 04/19/2017

In reply to Chinni (Delhi),

Here is the description for torticollis:

I had never heard of it before as torticollis and apparently the cause is unknown and it can go away all by itself. If this is actually what your brother has, one thing he can try is to use an icepack on the area to see if it helps at all. If the ice pack helps then there is likely inflammation involved and this can possibly give you a direction to look at in terms of natural antiinflammatories such as turmeric, ginger root, boswellia serrata extract, arnica ointment or salve, scullcap, fish oil and accupuncture to name just a few. Another that might help to relax his over tense muscles is magnesium chloride oil applied topically. Because it is the neck area, you may have to dilute a commercial mag oil just a bit if it is irritating to the skin because some of these commercial products can be 70% . A 50% mixture will be milder on the skin. If he finds the mag oil to be too oily, he can try making his mag oil from magnesium chloride flakes and then instead of dissolving it in water, he can try something like gin, vodka or everclear to dilute it in. The alcohol instead of water helps to alleviate some of the oily feeling of magnesium chloride on the skin which can be bothersome, especially in the hot summer months. The mag oil is applied topically to the tense muscles and gently massaged into the affected muscles.

You did not go into much detail about how this is affecting your brother. Wikipedia says torticollis is also called "crick in the neck", a term that is used here in the states to loosely describe a stiff neck which is usually a temporary condition, but the fact that your brother has had this condition for 8 months with no real relief suggests more than just a stiff neck.

If what he has is actually some form of dystonia, you can research vitamin B1/thiamine. Thiamine has an excellent safety profile. Below is a link to an article to give you an idea about thiamine and its potential with dystonia.

These possible remedies should be discussed with your brother's doctor before using to be sure they are appropriate for his condition.


  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:51:23 -0700
Posted by Mt (Bucharest) on 04/19/2017

Infusion: The Calamus root tea is only prepared as a cold-infusion. A level teaspoon of Calamus roots is soaked in 1/4 litre of cold water overnight, lightly warmed in the morning and strained. Before using, warm the tea in a waterbath.

Take 6 sips of Calamus root tea daily (one sip before a meal and one sip after it).

Eating green bananas (not ripe, hard to peel) will rebuild the intestinal lining. Carrot juice is also helping

Look also in the Pulse test book (by Arthur Coca) to learn how to determine if you have some allergies.

 Re: Need Help to Get Rid of Warts Around Cuticles

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:50:55 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/19/2017

I would try oil of oregano. We have used it for warts and it is easy to do! I do not use oregano oil straight though. I mix 1 part of oregano oil with 3 parts olive oil and apply it to the skin once or twice a day. You do not have to cover it. We have done this at bedtime as oregano oil in the morning is a bit strong for me!

~Mama to Many~

  Re: How to Use Black Walnut Hull Tincture?

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:47:26 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/19/2017

Dear Andrew,

I agree that straight tincture to the tooth sounds harsh. Adding a dropperful of tincture to an ounce of water and swishing for 20 seconds and then swallowing has worked for my family.

Adult teeth are harder to heal than children's teeth. You will want to make sure that you are eating well, getting plenty of nutrients. Brushing with baking soda (gently) at bedtime will keep your mouth alkaline overnight to help prevent decay.

Using hydrogen peroxide (3 percent mixed with water - equal amounts) as a mouthwash will also help to keep your mouth free of bacteria.

You may want to look in to oil pulling here at Earth Clinic as well.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Mama's Recipe for Black Walnut Tooth Powder for Cavities

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:46:54 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/19/2017

Dear Pamela,

I used black walnut tincture when my son had a cavity. He was 4. I put one dropperful of black walnut tincture into a cup with about an ounce of water in it. I had him swish this for 20 seconds and then swallow. I did this each night for a month. (I may have also done it in the morning but that was 7 years ago, so I don't recall.)

That is all I did and the cavity did heal. Herbpharm is a reputable source for black walnut tincture.

~Mama to Many~

Castor Oil for Knee Pain

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:46:42 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had a knee injury at 16. Every once in a while my knees give me trouble, maybe or maybe not related to the injury. Anyway, last week my knee was really bothering me. I had pain under the kneecap and it was making me limp somewhat. I had not even done anything that I knew of to bother my knee.

I soaked a cloth (not dripping) with castor oil oil and wrapped my knee with it. I covered that with plastic wrap and covered that with an ace bandage. I slept with it that way with a heating pad. It was somewhat improved the next day and now my other knee was a little "twingy" too.

So for the next couple of nights I just massaged castor oil into each knee and loosely put a thin flannel baby blanket on my knees to protect bedclothes. I used a heating pad one night. But in a couple of days, all knee pain was gone in both knees. I have continued to do this each night anyway, just in case. The skin on my knees is very soft now, too!

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Keloid Scar

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:31:25 -0700
Posted by Kavi (India) on 04/19/2017

Hi Due(Zimbabwe), just checking if the treatment worked?

 Re: Best Veggie Juices for IBS-D?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:29:41 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/19/2017

Hello Mama to Many. I have a question. When you talked about juicing and taking it gradually (starting with just carrots at first and then adding other things), I was told to stay away from cabbage and any thing from the cabbage family, ie: broccoli, cauliflower, etc. because these are very gassy veggies and will flare up the IBS. Just wondering if cabbage is a good thing. I know when I have eaten that or broccoli, etc. I would have a flare up.

  Re: Sea Salt Suggested for Meniere's Disease

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:29:02 -0700
Posted by Jenilyn (Temecula, Ca) on 04/19/2017

I agree but I do believe you need the iodine though that iodized salt supplies.

  Re: Cayenne Pepper for Chest Pain

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:27:33 -0700
Posted by Olaniran (Lagos, Nigeria) on 04/19/2017

I have been reading contributions, pls how do you use cayenne pepper+ginger+garlic+hawthorns? also I read cayenne drink, is it that you soak, grind or eat the raw pepper?

  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:35:02 -0700
Posted by Eleanor (Lincoln) on 04/19/2017

Dave (of Fountain Inn)--I'm curious what you think of my ibs and how I should fix it. My mother had chemo that ended when they learned she was expecting me, so I know I was exposed. Her ibs-c began during her treatments. I have had daily diarrhea all my life, she always said it was her fault. the dr's say ibs-d but who know? They don't even consider the chemo may have had an impact on me. Do you have any suggestions for me? I've always been conscious about my lifestyle. I can't eat raw as it makes things worse, but mostly I eat plant (maybe 90%) and lean fish or chicken/eggs for the rest. I grow many of my own veggies and some fruits, canning/freezing for the off season and raise my own chickens for eggs and meat. I also have access to hilly grazing land--never farmed or fertilized other than by the cows, from which I gather wild plants, berries and some nuts. I don't eat cheese or milk because it bothers me and I don't eat processed foods such as tv dinners, chips, or other snacky things. Any suggestions for me?

 Re: Seeking Natural Remedies From Mama For Weight Loss in Child

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:34:50 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/19/2017

Dear Nadiya,

Is your daughter tall also?

Here are some things I would try for a child that seemed to be gaining too quickly:

Plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Less sugar, processed foods and snacky foods.

A variety of whole foods, whole grains.

Good fats like coconut oil and olive oil.

Moderate amounts of dairy and meat products. (Hormone levels in animal products can affect people, and even organic meats contain hormones.)

Plenty of water, not much juice.

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with meals, if she doesn't mind it.

1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses in water about 20 minutes before meals, to reduce the appetite some and provide nutrients.

Fun exercise - soccer, frisbee, swimming, walking with the family.

Less tv or video games.

I would not really talk about "trying to lose weight" or being on a diet. You want her to have healthy eating and exercise habits for life, and to be happy with who she is and how she is made. Some will end up thinner and some fatter and that is okay. I have quite a variety in sizes among my own children and each are unique and beautiful, and all have the same diet and are all pretty active - there is just a lot of variety in people, and helping our children to know they are beautiful and special as they are is important.

I hope that you and your daughter have a fun and healthy summer!

Let me know how it goes, and please tell Mehnaaz hello for me!

~Mama to Many~

  How to Use Black Walnut Hull Tincture?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:33:02 -0700
Posted by Andrew (Uk) on 04/19/2017

I have a black dot of decay on the side of my last molar, about 1/8 of an inch. I was going to buy some BLACK WALNUT HULL TINCTURE and use a cotton bud to dip in into the liquid and apply it directly to the decay on the tooth. I am based in the UK and managed to find some tincture online. But I am concerned the 60% alcohol will damage the surrounding tooth enamel. What do you think about that or is it supposed to be added to water and swallowed?

Need Help to Get Rid of Warts Around Cuticles!

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:31:52 -0700
Posted by Epelking (Ca) on 04/19/2017

I've had these tiny black dots (Warts) that are NOT raised around my cuticles for probably 6 or 7 years and NOTHING has gotten rid of them. I've googled this to see if anyone else has experienced something similar and found nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do for these? Obviously, since we're dealing with my fingers it's hard to do the banana peel remedy. The duct tape remedy makes my fingers really raw and fleshy and almost worst. Do you think soaking them in ACV daily would help? Soaking them in alcohol? I've tried clear nail polish but that didn't really work but perhaps I could give it another go. There has been times when they feel like they're almost gone but they always come back. Any suggestions would be so helpful!!

Matcha Green Tea for Acne

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:29:31 -0700
Posted by Jakestap (East Lansing, Mi) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've suffered with acne for many years. I was put on Accutane in high school, which cleared me up but wreaked havoc on my system. Apple Cider Vinegar has helped me, vegetable juicing has helped a bit, and avoiding sugar/dairy has been beneficial. But my acne still persisted. Recently I started drinking 1-2 teaspoons of Organic Matcha Tea per day and my face cleared up almost entirely, and with remarkable speed. I don't know if I found my personal cure, or a cure that could help others but I know how painful it can be physically and emotionally to deal with acne so I wanted to share this. And honestly, even if this doesn't work for you, you will be glad you started putting Matcha in your system. I feel better in all aspects.

If you do decide to try Matcha Tea I recommend choosing a pure, organic source. Finally after years and years of searching, I found something that really helped me get clear. Hope this helps someone out there! Acne sucks.

  Re: Asthma Inhaler Caused Steroid Psychosis

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:27:46 -0700
Posted by Sharon (Fl) on 04/19/2017
0 out of 5 stars

I inhaled toxic dust at my workplace and got RADS. I coughed continuously for seven weeks until I was referred to pulmonologist who put me on very high dose prednisone for five days. Although it stopped the coughing, I did get a steroid psychosis which I would not wish on any one...mainly delusions and mania, plus a feeling of unreality. It can happen, luckily mine was short lived, although it took me a year to truly recover from the RADS.

  Re: What to Take for Irritability?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:27:15 -0700
Posted by Wydo (Ca) on 04/19/2017

Dear Baylamer Skokie I hope you don't mean that you have the MTHFR gene, because everyone has this gene. What I think you means that you have the mutated MTHFR gene. One can even have the double mutated gene. This alone means you will have anger problems. You need to know if you have the active gene versus the lower active gene. Anyone with a mutated MTHFR that is active is the likely one with anger problems as well as ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, autism spectrum and a few other problems that you can take care of with diet and mentholated or active B vitamins. The important thing to know about the treatment is to take it slow on B vitamins especially the folate taking no more of the 5-MTHR at 1 mg. Because you can drive your symptoms to a worse state. If you have low active MTHFR you can drive it over to the active state if so you push it and end up with anger problems as well as depression so be careful.