Unlock Aspirin's Secrets: History, Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

on Apr 18, 2023| Modified on Nov 28, 2023
Aspirin

Aspirin, scientifically referred to as acetylsalicylic acid, is a time-tested and versatile home remedy that has become a staple in households worldwide. This comprehensive guide will delve into the history of aspirin, its production process, the wide range of ailments it addresses, recommended dosages, potential side effects, and important contraindications.

History of Aspirin

Aspirin's origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where the use of salicylate-rich plants like willow bark and meadowsweet to treat pain and fever was widespread. It wasn't until 1853 that Charles Frederic Gerhardt, a French chemist, synthesized acetylsalicylic acid. However, Felix Hoffmann, a German chemist working at Bayer, rediscovered Gerhardt's work in 1897 and developed aspirin as a stable, more palatable form of the drug. Aspirin was then launched by Bayer as a commercial product in 1899.

Early 20th Century: A Household Staple

In the early 1900s, aspirin rapidly became a household staple, primarily used as a pain reliever, fever reducer, and anti-inflammatory agent.1 People relied on aspirin for relief from various aches and pains, including headaches, toothaches, and joint pain. It was also commonly used to reduce fever in patients suffering from colds or the flu. Aspirin was initially available as a powder, but by 1915, it was sold in tablet form, making it even more convenient and accessible.1

The World Wars and the Spanish Flu Pandemic

Aspirin played a crucial role during World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) as a readily available and effective pain reliever for injured soldiers. It was a valuable tool for managing pain and inflammation in the absence of other medications or when supplies were scarce.

During the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919, aspirin was often used to treat high fever and other flu-related symptoms. 6

Post-War Period: Emerging Therapeutic Uses

After World War II, aspirin's popularity grew, and its list of therapeutic uses expanded. In the 1950s and 1960s, it became a go-to remedy for mothers to treat their children's fevers and aches, contributing to its reputation as a safe and effective home remedy. 1

In the 1960s, aspirin's role as an antiplatelet agent began to emerge, thanks to the pioneering work of Sir John Vane, a British pharmacologist. 3 Vane discovered that aspirin inhibited the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for platelet aggregation and blood clot formation. This groundbreaking discovery paved the way for using low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes in at-risk individuals. 4

Late 20th Century: Expanding Applications

As research on aspirin continued, more potential benefits were uncovered. Studies in the 1980s and 1990s suggested that regular aspirin use could help prevent certain types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. 5 Additionally, aspirin was found to be effective in reducing the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication.1

By the end of the 20th century, aspirin had firmly established itself as a versatile medication, used not only for its traditional pain-relieving and fever-reducing properties but also for its potential to prevent cardiovascular events and certain types of cancer.7 Its widespread availability, affordability, and efficacy have cemented its status as a trusted home remedy and a vital component of modern medicine.

How Aspirin Is Made

Aspirin is synthesized through the esterification of salicylic acid with acetic anhydride. Salicylic acid is derived from the chemical breakdown of salicin, a compound found in plants like willow bark and meadowsweet. The reaction between salicylic acid and acetic anhydride produces acetylsalicylic acid and acetic acid as a byproduct.

Ailments Treated by Aspirin

Aspirin has been used to treat a wide range of conditions throughout its history, including:

  • Headaches (tension, migraine)
  • Toothaches
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Joint pain (arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fever (associated with colds, flu, or other infections)
  • Inflammation (due to various causes)
  • Minor pain from injuries (sprains, strains)
  • Pain after surgery
  • Gout pain and inflammation
  • Tendinitis (inflammation of tendons)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of bursae)
  • Pain from nerve damage (neuropathic pain)
  • Chest pain (as part of the treatment for acute coronary syndrome)
  • Heart attack prevention (reducing the risk of blood clots)
  • Stroke prevention (reducing the risk of blood clots)
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) prevention
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) management
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) management (when used in combination with other medications)
  • Kawasaki disease (reducing inflammation and preventing coronary artery complications)
  • Preeclampsia prevention (reducing the risk of high blood pressure and other complications during pregnancy)
  • Colorectal cancer prevention (potential benefit with long-term use)

It is essential to note that the effectiveness of aspirin for some of these conditions may vary between individuals, and it may not be suitable for everyone. Always consult a healthcare professional before using aspirin to treat any medical condition.

Dosages

Aspirin is available in various dosages, ranging from 75 mg to 500 mg per tablet. The appropriate dosage depends on the individual and the condition being treated. For pain relief, a typical adult dose is 325-650 mg every 4-6 hours as needed, not exceeding 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period.

A low-dose aspirin (75-81 mg daily) is often recommended for cardiovascular protection.

Side Effects and Contraindications

Aspirin can cause side effects, including stomach irritation, heartburn, and gastrointestinal bleeding. To minimize these risks, take aspirin with food or a full glass of water. Additionally, using enteric-coated aspirin can help reduce the risk of stomach irritation, as it is designed to dissolve in the small intestine instead of the stomach. However, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional before switching to enteric-coated aspirin or if you experience any severe side effects.

Aspirin should not be given to children or teenagers with viral infections, as it has been linked to the development of Reye's syndrome, a potentially fatal condition.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using aspirin. Additionally, individuals with bleeding disorders, ulcers, or allergies to NSAIDs should avoid aspirin.

Do you use aspirin to treat an ailment? Please send us your feedback!

Citations

  1. Jeffreys, D. (2004). Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug. Bloomsbury Publishing.
  2. Sneader, W. (2000). The Discovery of Aspirin: A Reappraisal. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 321(7276), 1591-1594.
  3. Vane, J. R. (1971). Inhibition of Prostaglandin Synthesis as a Mechanism of Action for Aspirin-like Drugs. Nature New Biology, 231(25), 232-235.
  4. Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration. (2002). Collaborative Meta-analysis of Randomised Trials of Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Death, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in High-Risk Patients. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 324(7329), 71-86.
  5. Flossmann, E., & Rothwell, P. M. (2007). Effect of Aspirin on Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer: Consistent Evidence from Randomised and Observational Studies. The Lancet, 369(9573), 1603-1613.
  6. Coyle, D., Coyle, K., & Kenny, L. C. (2019). The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Aspirin Use: A Historic Misunderstanding. Ulster Medical Journal, 88(2), 108-110.
  7. Broughton, P. (2017). Aspirin and the Thromboxane- Prostaglandin System. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 78(3), 150-155.

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Aspirin Cure for Canker Sores




Canker Sores

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Posted by Sara (Loveland, CO) on 10/19/2021
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After dealing with my first canker sore for at least five days I really needed to try something to ease the pain. After checking EarthClinic like I usually do, I decided to crush an aspirin and set the powder underneath my tongue on the sore for roughly ten minutes. Then poof! It's gone. I don't even see the sore there anymore. Quite amazing. Had to share.


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Posted by Miriam (San Francisco) on 11/09/2020
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Thumbs up for the aspirin cure, I just put the aspirin on the tongue as close as I could get to the sore. Within two hours the pain had lessened and next day it was nearly gone. I also tried ACV but it was uncomfortable and didn't do much for me.

I love Earthclinic!


Gout Pain

Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 10/05/2023

Art, need your expertise,

if you mixed aspirin powder with aloe vera, will it be transdermal for gout pain? (400 mg) to 1 ounce of aloe vera..

Replied by Art
(California)
10/05/2023
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Hi Peter,

It would be much more helpful if you reply to the original post that you started to give continuity to the thread and to help me find what we were talking about, which was gout in the following thread :

https://answers.earthclinic.com/teds-gout-remedies.html

You didn't say if you have started the grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSPE) extract yet to start reducing the uric acid levels and what dose you decided to use if at all? Feedback is helpful !

I don't think I would use aspirin as a topical pain reliever for gout as the acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) has the potential to worsen gout instead of offering pain relief for the inflamed joint. What will help is a topical naproxen solution. When I make naproxen with 200 mg soft gels, I use 3 soft gels per ounce of 50% rubbing alcohol or gin or vodka. In this case I put 3 ounces of gin in a 4 ounce spray bottle and I use a harder wooden tooth pick such as the ones with two pointed ends. I poke a hole in one end of the soft gel and squeeze as much of the contents as possible into the spray bottle. Since I am making 3 ounces, I use a total of 9 soft gels. Once I have squeezed all 9 into the bottle, I replace the sprayer lid and shake well and spray my painful joint. I generally feel pain relief within 5 minutes. I shake the bottle before each use. That's what I make for my friends who ask me for it. I can make it a little stronger, but this is where I start until I get feedback from my friends who have used it. No need to use more naproxen than needed. Some people are more sensitive to it while others are less sensitive to it. This 3 ounce spray will last a long time. It is not sticky or oily and dries fairly quickly.

Relieving gout pain is very helpful, but you also want to reduce the uric acid crystals because they can damage the joint and that is what the GSPE can do. Not overnight, but GSPE can do it as I mentioned in my previous reply to you on this topic. GSPE can also offer multiple other health benefits such as reduce atherosclerosis and reduce excess oxidative stress which is thought to occur during a gout flare up.

Peter, feed back and answering my questions helps me to offer better responses.

Btw, you may be interested in reading my recent article on diabetes here :

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/six-supplements-for-diabetes-art-solbrig.html

Good luck and keep us posted!

Art

PETER
(CHICAGO)
10/06/2023

Thanks Art ! I always value your expertise.

peter
(chicago)
10/06/2023

Art,

I forgot to mention I did ordered the GSPE.

Bill
(Philippines)
10/07/2023

If it were me and I had painful gout, I would always go for the cure rather than just treating the painful gout symptoms. That's why I would always tend to use Ted from Bangkok's simple DMSO + lithium salt + water cure for gout, which is a cure that will get rid of the gout quickly. As for which lithium salts you should use for this cure, you can use Ted's recommendation of lithium chloride or lithium carbonate and you can even use lithium orotate if you prefer. It's the lithium salt that actually acts to dissolve and remove the painful uric acid crystals.

And here is Ted's simple remedy or cure:

1. Mix and dissolve 100 mgs lithium salt powder(as defined above) with a little water(about 1 cc).

2. Then add 30 cc of DMSO to the lithium salt + water mix.

3. Then simply externally apply this DMSO + lithium salt + water mix to wherever the gout is bad.

4. The gout pain should disappear within about 5 minutes.

Source: Ted's Gout Remedy on EC

. .. And please also remember that for your gout to stay gone you will have to also adjust your current diet by eating less sugar and fats. Please refer to the above link for Ted's complete cure for gout. Alkalizing the body, as per Ted's advice, will also help to fend off gout in the future.

Art
(California)
10/09/2023
2139 posts

Peter,

Glad to hear the GSPE arrived!

I wasn't clear on whether you were asking about gout for you or your wife? The reason I am asking is because the grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) has shown benefit in animal studies of kidney disease as discussed here :

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2020/5205903/

Here is a relevant quote :

' The results indicate that GSPE reduced renal damage in rats with diabetes by activating the Nrf2 signalling pathway, which consequently increased the antioxidant capacity of the tissue. Therefore, GSPE is a potential natural agent for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. '

Another consideration is sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney disease as discussed here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8665881/

Here are two relevant quotes from the systematic review and meta analyses :

' There was a significant increase in serum bicarbonate level (MD 2.37 mEq/L; 95% CI, 1.03 to 3.72) and slowed the decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (MD −4.44 mL/min per 1.73 m2, 95% CI, −4.92 to −3.96) compared with the control groups. The sodium bicarbonate lowered T50-time, an indicator of vascular calcification (MD −20.74 min; 95% CI, −49.55 to 8.08); however, there was no significant difference between the two groups. In addition, oral sodium bicarbonate dramatically reduced systolic blood pressure (MD −2.97 mmHg; 95% CI, −5.04 to −0.90) and diastolic blood pressure (MD −1.26 mmHg; 95% CI, −2.33 to −0.19). There were no statistically significant body weight, urine pH and mean mid-arm muscle circumference. '

' Treatment of metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate may slow the decline rate of kidney function and potentially significantly improve vascular endothelial function in patients with CKD. '

Baking soda has many uses!

I think we have discussed melatonin before and it is also beneficial for kidney disease as it is kidney protective as discussed here :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10047594/#:~:text=The administration of melatonin has, type of treatment is low.

Here is a relevant quote :

' The impact on the cardiovascular system, diabetes, and homeostasis causes melatonin to be indirectly connected to kidney function and quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease. Moreover, there are numerous reports showing that melatonin plays a role as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger, and cytoprotective agent. This means that the supplementation of melatonin can be helpful in almost every type of kidney injury because inflammation, apoptosis, and oxidative stress occur, regardless of the mechanism. The administration of melatonin has a renoprotective effect and inhibits the progression of complications connected to renal failure. It is very important that exogenous melatonin supplementation is well tolerated and that the number of side effects caused by this type of treatment is low. '

So these three options are definitely worth discussing with her doctor and could go a long way in terms of kidney protection and all three have very good safety profiles!

Art

Peter
(Chicago)
10/07/2023

THANKS BILL!

Bill, can you double check below link is correct lithium chloride

https://www.amazon.com/Lithium-Chloride-Powder-Crystals-Reagent/dp/B0831RRRH8/ref=sr_1_4?crid=XL0P36TDII47&keywords=lithium+chloride,+high+purity+powder/crystals,+100+grams&qid=1696739503&sprefix=lithium+chloride,aps,261&sr=8-4

I have been giving her the baking soda (1/2 tsp and in 1/2 cup of water (3 TIMES A DAY), saw that on your older post) to alkaline. She got some prednisone from the doctor to stop the pain for now. but I want to get rid of the problem.

Also, how will this lithium effect people with end stage kidney disease?

peter
(chicago)
10/19/2023

Bill Thompson,

What is your opinion on short term topical use on end stage kidney person with gout? Is the lithium very low? Thanks


RLS

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Posted by Tammy (Ashland, Mo) on 04/19/2011
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I have also found that aspirin cures RLS. My dad is a doctor and he said this really works. Obviously some doctors know what is going on! I also get used to the aspirin and have to take as little as possible for it to work all the time. Try it, it works! Ibprofen does not work as well for me.


RLS
Posted by Deborah (Bellingham, Wa, Usa) on 04/14/2011
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I just recently found this site and have read everything here about Restless Legs Syndrome.

Everyone in my family has this problem and I have had it since I was a small child. In my family, the "cure" for an episode of RLS is aspirin. Two 325 mg tablets stops all the twitching and crawling sensations in 12-15 minutes and keeps working for at least 3 hours. I go from total twitching overload to sound asleep in moments.

I have been to several specialists about my restless legs because it has become much worse as I get older (I am now over 60). And I develop a temporary tolerance to the aspirin if used day after day, so that I need 3 tablets or 4 to stop the symptoms if I have taken aspirin every night for a week or two. Aspirin has its own serious side effects, especially in these quantities. But, after a couple weeks of no aspirin, 2 tablets will stop the symptoms again.

The neurology specialists I have seen are surprised that common aspirin completely relieves my symptoms. They tell me they have never heard of this or read about it. Their answer is various prescription drugs that have serious side effects for me. I am very interested in several of the remedies described here, but wanted to share my family's experience as well. Has anyone else tried aspirin? It is obviously not a cure, but it stops the symptoms so I can sleep. That's BIG help when you have serious RLS.


Ted's Aspirin Flu Cure

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Over the past one month, I have been trying to find various cures for Swine flu (2009 virus), Chikungunya, and Dengue fever as it is an epidemic here. Chasing disease isn't easy as I have to run all over Bangkok (people with the disease) and follow up my tests to find a cure. As a result, I was unable to answer many earthclinic emails. Therefore, sorry about my being unable to answer them during that period. However, I have finally got all that is needed for now and finally got some real cures. The word cure is meant from my own personal perspective. Yes, it's my first hand cure for Swine flu (2009) and even Dengue fever to boot, and a good "remedy" for the debilitating arthritis that follows the Chikungunya (using another remedy).

For me it looks more like a cure (and got broke finding them. LOL.) But the solution is very simple! So in this posting I will have several remedies for each one of those during that one month period I was chasing. People may argue it's not a cure. However, I got a 100% cure rate here, at least 30 out of 30 people were cured. So far so good, the numbers keep coming. It takes only one day, or more precisely less than 6 hours to cure it.

In Thailand, we currently have an epidemic running, which is mostly Swine flu (2009 virus), Dengue Fever, and Chikungunya. While it is somewhat of an epidemic, the currently "mainstream" media recognized is the Swine flu 2009 virus or the same Bird flu. It's still H1N1 regardless of the name and to subdue the virus scare, by naming new names to the H1N1. One of the MAJOR problems concerning its cure and my remedies is that Lysine isn't available in Thailand, or is difficult to obtain. BHT is impossible to get for most people. Therefore I have to devise a very simple cure (yes a real cure) using a simple aspirin from and perhaps some vitamin C, if you can get it. Now Thailand in some remote villages vitamin C are harder to get then getting an aspirin.

The idea of using aspirin as a cure for pneumonia, and all kinds of flu, is nothing new. During my studies in microbiology during my college year stint in the U.S., I have noticed that a serial dilution of aspirin virtually dissolves any virus in sight. Fellow students who got lazy sometimes throw aspirin tablets in a shrimp egg hatching facility to kill the shrimp viruses as well. The chemical of aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. When I say it kills any viruses, this applies for metastatic cancer, which is a viral form of cancer virus. It works the same way using the aspirin too and you can see results in less than 6 hours, using the hourly dose of taken for 4 or 5 times of aspirin.

The acetyl portion makes the salicylic acid "water-soluble" as well as it's unique properties in digesting viral or bacterial coating, especially the viral coating (alkaline potassium compound being the other one), that it can come into contact with.

In fact there's an almost 100% kill, more closer to about 99% kill rate when a very weak solutions of aspirin is in contact with any viral coating, and aspirin replenished for the next 3 or 4 hours as it is "used up".

It's the acetyl portion plus the salicylic acid which makes it deadly. It digest these viral proteins thousand times more quicker than it does damage to the healthy cells. Obviously, the aspirin was working better than any antiviral medicines known, so my colleagues mentioned that "they" were going to stop that dreaded practice. (It hurts research funding on novel very expensive but ineffective antiviral medications LOL). Remember at the time of my studies, that was in the late 1970s., so obviously (2009) aspirin is now almost universally condemned.

Because of this, I have to make another trials last month to prove that aspirin does work. It SHOULD be noted that aspirin is effective even if it is taken ALONE. But if you want it to be more effective, a vitamin C sodium ascorbate can be taken on INITIAL dose, being the bare minimum such as 500 mg. This causes the white blood cells to uptake the vitamin C more than it's usual capacity allowing for the body's immune system to go much higher than normal. In any case the simplest of all cure of any flu that I know of regardless of what kind of flu you have is the following remedy:

For adult dose 500 mg of aspirin taken LESS than 1 hour apart, preferably, 50 minutes but not exceeding 1 hour. The dose is taken for no more than 4 times, with maximum of 5 times. I haven't quite work about the optimal frequency between dose to keep active acetylsalicylic acid blood concentration stable so that it's antiviral capabilities at a maximum. So the schedule will look like this:

1st dose first hour 500 mg aspirin
2nd dose second hour
3rd dose third hour
4th dose fourth hour
if it's still there ...
5th dose fifth hour (never happened so far)

You're done! Flu is gone. No more fever. After that you feel like you want to sleep. As a footnote to this "cure". The flu may come back another day, so you stick to this schedule. And then it may come back the third time. However, it RARELY if ever comes back the fourth time and it never came back the fifth time.

Swine flu is like a yo-yo. Whether you cured with or without taking any supplements it comes back on average in "threes". This includes the Dengue fever. However, there's a difference. If it comes back (without taking any supplements) the third time, it is usually deadly, because the body's immune system is completely knocked out, but with the aspirin remedy, or the lysine for example, the severity is reduced with each time so the body's immune system gets stronger instead of weaker.

In case of a person without any supplements, these flu, whether they are Dengue fever or Swine flu or Bird flu causes a "wasting away" disease, a condition where there is dramatic weight loss on the "third wave", such that doctors think it's an AIDS or HIV positive, but is actually a simple Swine Flu virus or just a Dengue fever. I haven't looked into the cure of Hantaviruses yet, so I can't say for that one.

As far as cure rate involved, it works in EVERY case I have tested, which is virtually 100% success rate so far. The reason why it is kept at less than 1 hour is based on observations that both the lysine and aspirin is used up within one hour. It's easy to tell, no fever. The aspirin dose 500 mg is for adult dose typical 120 pound person. A dose is calculated on basis of weight. So a smaller or larger adult is calculated from this. When taking the dose it is REQUIRED that an aspirin is dissolved in a half glass of water completely so it is diluted enough that it won't damage the stomach lining before taking them. The chief reason why aspirin causes ulcers is the tablet form of aspirin is too concentrated. It's the same effect as putting your hands in the sun for about 1 minute or two and you just only feel the warmth of the sun. However, should you use a magnifying glass on your hands, you can easily burn your hands within less than a minute. So by diluting the aspirin, or diluting the sun's ray without magnifying glass, we virtually solve the problems of ulcers from aspirin use.

As a standard warning, people who have problems of inability to tolerate aspirin, probably know anyway, such as Reye's syndrome which should be avoided. Another is people with malaria and hemorrhagic fever should avoid aspirin use. A suitable substitute for aspirin, should people have an intolerance of aspirin, is hydrogen peroxide 3%, one capful in one liter of drinking water, taken at 1/2 glass taken every 30 minutes for a total doses of 10, also completely kills off the virus. However, some vitamin C helps a lot, whether it's using the hydrogen peroxide or the aspirin or lysine when getting a cure for flu. You don't need vaccines. Hydrogen peroxide doesn't seem to work as fantastic as lysine or aspirin, perhaps because the vitamin C was needed on top of that, but it does work too.

As another contraindication is a warning of the use of MMS. This is the so called "Miracle Mineral Supplements" which doesn't do much in curing flu in general. It works fine for parasitic flu, but is totally ineffective or worsens the condition if a person happens to have a Dengue fever, Chikungunya or a Swine flu. Some works fine, but overall, it's record in these are best confined to parasitic type disease, such as malaria. MMS doesn't even work, or made the conditions much worse even for a Chlamydia. The reason why I know so much about problems of MMS is my friend a seller of this keeps on selling them and in every case it doesn't work. It works initially but it comes back and you ended up sicker than you were before. However, he continues to make money from the popularity of MMS. Obviously he's making more money than me. Supplement sellers don't really cure you, they just cash in on the wave of popularity. Therefore it is best to avoid MMS for flu.

In most cases the authorities do not recommend aspirin use for people with Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Swine flu making people implies aspirin makes the condition worse, when in fact the only real reason they don't recommend if you read carefully enough is the issue of Reye's syndrome, which is a genetic condition that doesn't tolerate aspirin use. Most people will know that whether they can tolerate aspirin, penicillin or any other based on their own experience anyway.

One more thing is one of the cure for a debilitating arthritic condition that happens AFTER Chikungunya infection is the use of two remedies, one is the "alkaline flush" the other is the potassium iodide. The alkaline flush basically removes the pain by removing the acid, which is often causes the pain. For an adult dose, I used the alkaline flush remedy as thus: 1/3 teaspoon of potassium carbonate, 1/3 teaspoon of potassium citrate, 1/3 teaspoon of sodium carbonate, 1/3 teaspoon of baking soda, in 1/2 glass of water. It will slowly flush out acid in most parts of the body reducing the pain. It's commonly taken twice a day and is completely gone on the fourth day. However, for some people with a Chikungunya an alkaline flush may not work in which case I have found people with this condition have an "acid saliva" and one of common remedy I used to alkalize the saliva, is often the potassium citrate. However, I have found in many cases this does not alkalize the saliva in 1/2 of the cases, roughly. Therefore, I used potassium iodide, because usually an acid saliva is low immunity, so the dose is 1/8 teaspoon of potassium iodide is taken twice a day and usually, within a day or two the arthritic chikungunya goes away without the need of taking daily tablets of Vioxx or Celebrex. The dose for potassium iodide, 1/8 teaspoon for example is taken only for 3 or 4 days, and you are done. Of course, I don't have many Chikungunya people waiting on my doorstep, but that's the best remedy I can come up with during the month and I also luckily caught the Chikungunya disease too, giving me ample opportunity to find a cure from the debilitating arthritic conditions.

As to the questions of other remedies such as white distilled vinegar, hydrogen peroxide use as a cure for the swine flu. The dose is as follows:

1/2 cap of 3% H2O2 plus 1 cap of vinegar, in one liter of drinking water. Drink this every 1/2 glass of water every 45-50 minutes for a total of 5 doses. It should be noted that 500 mg of vitamin C sodium ascorbate, preferably is taken before taking the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar solution. A mixture of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar is called peracetic acid, so it works more strongly than just hydrogen peroxide alone, and hence the hydrogen peroxide is added at a lower dose. The vitamin C will counteract the some of the oxidant effects of peroxide but will still have an effect in killing off the flu never the less, regardless of the kinds of flu. The peroxide, the vinegar solution works also with hemorrhagic fever as it won't cause bleeding, such as the Ebola viruses. The remedy won't work for flesh eating bacteria, where the current standard treatment requires removal of your body tissues in large amounts, which is termed "debridement", but I believe a magnesium form of remedy might work well against these sort of bugs.

As to your questions:

What can I do in my daily schedule to stay away from contracting the virus? What kind of hand sanitizer should I make to use every day to kill the virus on my hands?

Lysine 600 mg taken three times a day. Or Aspirin twice a day, dissolved in a glass of water. Under BOTH cases 500 mg of vitamin C sodium ascorbate is needed, taken only once a day. Both the lysine and aspirin can be combined, if you feel the virus is too aggressive. However in practice, aspirin or lysine, either is fine.

A good hand sanitizer to be used is 1.5% hydrogen peroxide solution, or a 10% potassium iodide is used. Most alcohol gels currently on the market DOESN'T kill the virus. For remote villagers, a 5% aspirin solution is fine. These kill viruses, not the alcohol. Even AIDS viruses survive in acetone and alcohol, with one possible exception of hot boiling alcohol, which is not practical.

would a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide with water or vinegar work to kill it and would it kill it upon contact?

Yes it works fine. See above points.

Also can BHT be used on a daily basis for preventative measures? and how much in powdered form can I take of it?

Yes BHT works quite fine and taken on a daily basis, but the most important ones are the lysine, aspirin and vitamin C. A BHT can be taken at just 250-500 mg, but BHT has to be taken along with the lysine or aspirin also. The BHT prevents the swine flu from becoming deadly and reaching the brain or does the damage.

Most people who do get killed from swine flu and actually went to ICU getting half of their lungs eaten survived on just hourly dose of 600 mg of lysine 24 hours, and taking it continuously for a period of a 2 weeks to a month. The most deadly of the swine flu that I do get actually comes from the flu vaccines which are deadly in a matter of hours to days. That's because they inject with live viruses and get activated by the blood once they are injected. Consider yourself getting the swine flu when you do get the mandatory vaccines. However you can make your physician sign a contract so he won't forced you on a vaccination. Enclosed is an attached copy of "Vaccine Warranty".

I am sure I forgot a few things here, but I believe I covered most of the important points. It should be repeated again it takes only less than one day to cure the flu and it may come back two more times on the average, but it rarely comes back again after that. The aspirin is what I called "self immunization", because the aspirin digests the viral proteins so the macrophages can digest them, allowing an opportunity for the cells to produce the antibodies needed to neutralize the virus, but it takes three self vaccinations to get the body immunized to the swine flu, 2009 viruses, or bird flu. A person MAY have antibodies to fight off the swine flu, but in my experience, the body DOES NOT produce enough antibodies to fight off them because the body is completely overwhelmed with the reproductive capacity of the viruses that all the antibodies are eaten up. What aspirin serves its useful purpose is its ability to reduce the numbers so rapidly that your own limiting number of antibodies can take care of the rest and vitamin C serves as steroids in helping the white blood cells work more effectively on eating up these viruses.

So aspirin helps macrophages eat more viral protein needed to produce the antibodies as well as reducing the numbers so they don't get overwhelmed with the numbers versus limiting numbers of antibodies. The lysine seems to be helpful in producing the immune system capabilities too and does reduce the fever. Although the present society never thought the lysine reduces the fever. It does, by raising the body's immune system, the fever is reduced.

Ted

Replied by Ilvia
(Garland, Tx, Usa)
10/06/2009
★★★★★

Hello everyone,

My eight year old came down with cough, fever (103), body aches. Gave her aspirin yesterday starting with 325 mg at Noon followed by 1/2 gram of vitamin C (in juice hourly). Fever responded (99.4). Half an aspirin every two hrs (-/ 170 mg). Backed off on vitamin C at 8 due to gastro upset (which I was shooting for, she hadn't had a BM for two days). She had a small BM before dinner. But, threw up dinner-she was hungry, but tummy wasn't ready.

Last aspirin at bedtime with cough medicine. Slept fine.

This morning freaked out about the aspirin due to Reyes Syndrome. So Aspirin until noon wanted monitor for new symptoms. She was hot this morning with bloodshot eye. Gave prune/apple juice because gastro upset continued with flatuence but no BM. She had a sizable BM an hour or so later. She ate, singing.

Sorry so long, but despite my Reyes Syndrome freak out, the aspirin seems to be effective. Make sure to make them drink (at the top of the hr I give water and juice) so as to flush the system and keep the bowels open.

Hope this helpful.

Replied by Jacqueline
(El Paso, TX)
11/28/2023
21 posts

Question for Ted or the community: would the alkaline flush or the potassium iodide remedy for the arthritic condition after a chikungunya infection also work for other arthritic conditions not related to the chikungunya infection?

Rob
(Kentucky)
11/28/2023

Not sure without knowing more background but I would be interested to know the results if you decide to use either for arthritis....

Replied by Rob
(Kentucky)
11/28/2023

From my Notes…..

You better add 500-1000mg Vitamin C every time you take an aspirin during this treatment and here is why….

Aspirin depletes the body of vitamin C. Aspirin is known as one of the most powerful drugs at depleting vitamin C in normally healthy individuals. [Journal Clinical Pharmacology 1973; 13: 480] Modern medicine appears to have overlooked this well-documented fact. Dr. Starko goes on to describe aspirin-induced symptoms to include brain swelling, pinpoint red dots on the skin called petechiae, blue coloration of the skin and mucus membranes (cyanosis), along with vomiting and nose bleeds. These are not symptoms characteristic of the flu. I notice that Reye's Syndrome can cause lung hemorrage. I suspect that is because viruses can use up astronomical amounts of Vitamin C. That would lead to a condition called "fulminating scurvy", which causes the person to bleed to death if it is not caught in time and treated with massive doses of intravenous Vitamin C. Another common finding among records of mortal flu cases in 1918 was brain swelling, called cerebral edema. Cerebral edema also occurs with the use of aspirin and in Reye's syndrome. [Acta Neurologica Scandinavia Supplement 2007; 186:45—56]. This is exactly how a patient with severe vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) dies. In scurvy, capillaries are weak and red blood cells leak into surrounding tissues, like the brain, lungs and eyes, which was observed among the 1918 flu victims.