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Turpentine Health Benefits

Where to Buy: Brazil
Posted by Thomas H. (Brazil) on 08/23/2017

I have just moved to Recife Brazil from the US. I have used Turpentine for several years for Candida, with amazing results. Does anyone know where I can find 100% Gum Spirits (Turpentine) in Recife Brazil, or anywhere in Brazil for that matter?

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Kay (Minerva, Oh) on 08/12/2017

Hi Martha. I am sorry that you are suffering because of your doctor's "treatment plan." Will your kidneys heal? I pray that they will. I have been sick since July 20,1998. For the most part, my medical care has been substandard, and I have been severely damaged as a result. I appreciate what you are going through. There is a lot of anger involved, and a flood of tears. Good luck to you. I will pray for you, and put you on my prayer chain, if that is okay with you. Get well, Martha.

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 08/11/2017 2073 posts

Yes, you can take Turpentine with most foods or liquids as it is a natural solvent and actually doesn't taste too bad; kinda like a Gin tonic. I used to take with sugar cubes but needed to reduce sugars so now I simply get a swig of my Coffee/Tea/Water and add two small droppers and down the hatch. I do this once daily.

Posted by Carolinablueskies55 (Nc) on 08/09/2017

I am not a fan of eating sugar by itself. Can I take the Turpentine with BSM (blackstrap molasses) instead? If so, how many drops of turp for each tea or tablespoon full of BSM? Thank you!

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Jennyjenny (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/04/2017
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I need some help. Its my 3rd day trying turpentine *(diamond brand) and sugar for candida / everything that is blocking my health. I cannot tolerate the turpentine ingestion. After ingestion is ok - it's the actual ingesting part that I can't handle (hurts my throat and gagging / can't breathe because of the taste).

I have empty capsules and was hoping to put some brown coconut sugar along with turpentine in them and take it that way. I can add castor oil - but it will have to be in a capsule with the turpentine.

Will this be ok to try to ingest it this way? Is it important that it is white granulated sugar? or can it just be any kind of sugar (I prefer coconut organic raw if I have to eat straight sugar).

Thank you!!

Turpentine in the Ears
Posted by Art (California ) on 08/03/2017 1517 posts

I've used pine needle essential oil in my ears, which is very similar to 100% pure gum turpentine and yes, it definitely "burned" for a while. I've also used straight peppermint essential oil in my ears and while it did have a "burn" to it, it was much less than the pine needle oil and definitely more tolerable! If you want to lessen the burn, jojoba oil may be worth adding to either essential oil.


Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Ali (Ny) on 08/03/2017

hi there

I learned about turpentine from my father who said he was given it as a child in a spoon. He also said he was given a teaspoon of kerosene with a sugar cube in it whenever there was any runny noses afoot. He said this wiped out the cold. Mind you he also said he took the sap directly from the pine tree in a pail we're they later distilled it and then ingested. He's in his 80's. These days were given lots of things to ingest like fluoride which is considered a halogen which has some not so nice effects and we don't Bat an eye.

Posted by Ryan (California) on 08/03/2017

It sounds like you took the wrong kind of turp, you should have had 100 percent pine gum spirits...hopefully your alive now as this was a year ago

Turpentine in the Ears
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/03/2017

Anon, how about diluting it?

Turpentine in the Ears
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 08/02/2017
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So I swabbed straight up turpentine, the fancy organic one in the little bottle, into my ears because they get itchy. They hurt soooo bad for about an hour. Like pressure like your ears are going to pop from a change in air pressure. Now a week or so later they are still itchy but it hurt so bad the first time I am afraid to do it again. It did clear my sinuses magnificently, though. It was almost worth it.

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Rebecca (Cypress, Ca) on 07/27/2017

Hi! Thank you for your comments Enjera.

I am not feeling homicidal, but it may be because I have chosen to take the 2 sugar cubes with 1 teaspoon Turpentine before I go to bed. When I started the regime in the morning before breakfast it made me very tired with a hang over type headache which prevented me from having a full day. Being self employed I found it not conducive; therefore, I switched my daily consumption time. I too am following Dr. D's protocols as set forth by my naturopath. I purchased the brand suggested through Amazon as well. I am experiencing being very thirsty which I have read is normal. My insatiable desire for sweets has finally stopped. I am on day 4 of a 7 day treatment period following the advice of my naturopath. This morning I woke very hungry. I ate slowly and have continued to consume water throughout my day. I normally drink half my body weight in ounces but since starting the Turpentine protocol, my water consumption has increased. The bloating of my upper stomach has diminished noticeably. I am told by my naturopath that is due to the candida die off.

Today, in the early afternoon, my mind and thinking was so clear and sharp. I felt incredible and it lasted throughout my day. My eye sight has changed. I am seeing better. Has anyone else experienced that?

Turpentine Tips
Posted by Daniel (California ) on 07/27/2017
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YOUR PAIN IS CALLED DETOX PAIN /HERXHIEMER EFFECT.. caused by rapid detoxing what to do...this ....>> cut your amount in half ..if the pain persists then do it 1 day 1 day off till the pain stops then increase dosage to every day...if pain comes back reduce dosage again till the detox pain goes away...then n gradually increase dosage you will be ok...if you have to stop the dosage for a few days..I had the same thing then as the detox progressed and removed the toxins the pain decreased till it vanished

Posted by Marcia Lee (Florida) on 07/20/2017

Bentonite clay & Coffee Enemas can help get you through the detox symptoms.

Inhaling Turpentine Vapors
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/09/2017

Post for us what the labels read, please! :)

Poor Circulation
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/09/2017
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Turpentine cured poor circulation

I started taking the turpentine mentioned in the introduction. The first time I took it after eating in the afternoon it didn't seem to do much. Maybe warmed my stomach a little. Subsequently I take about a teaspoon poured onto a spoonfull of granulated sugar early in the morning. I don't eat or drink anything with it. After maybe 30 minutes the "noise" in my head quiets down. A little while later my legs begin to feel warm and relaxed. I have used generous amounts of iodine and colloidal silver in the past and had similar effects. The effect lasts longer with the turpentine. Of the three it is definitely superior. Curry powder and garlic also have this effect. The warm fuzzy feeling from the turpentine affects more of my body also. I don't feel as tired, either.

It is not as powerful as azithromycin was, but the effects are different. Azithromycin made my stomach feel less annoyed and also eliminated my fatigue, depression, and social anxiety.

Turpentine clears my sinuses, too. The iodine makes my right ear crackle when I go to bed. It has had a little swelling in it for a while and the swelling seems to be going away. I use about half the length of the dropper, maybe 15 drops? I'm guessing the crackle is just dry skin coming off when the swelling reduces. Thank you EarthClinic and all for helping me regain my health. I would probably be dead by now if it were not for you all.

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/04/2017

Way to go! It takes a lot of courage to step out like you did. I hope the doctor learns the lesson.

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/04/2017

Why not just rub it into your feet?

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/04/2017

Maybe take some psyllium fiber and lay off the turp for a few days. The pain may be just a herxheimer reaction.

Scalp Infection
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/04/2017

My scalp breaks out less if I wash my hair every day. I have oily scalp, dandruf, and itchy bumps like acne. I have tried using Borax to wash it, baking soda, apple cidar vinegar, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, dandruf shampoos all in a variety of ways. I also get excema on my arms when I eat ice cream, and the two rashes are very similar - weepy, itchy, bumpy, scaley, flakey - so probably a yeast infection. The Dr.told me the rash on my arms was from lack of sunlight after an allergy test was negative. It occurs only on the part of my arms that actually touched the desktop when I sat at my desk at school, so I'm thinking it is a reaction to the cleaning solution used on the desk. That was many years ago and it still developes there, but only when I eat ice cream. Try avoiding dairy and sugar and the rash may go away.

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Julie (Camdenton ) on 07/03/2017

I notice that this post is dated back to March and I was wondering how you were doing? If you kept up with the turpentine therapy and I was thinking that it would be a good idea for you to take the turpentine internally. I do it with a cup of honey half a cup of turpentine and a half a cup of apple cider vinegar with mothers. Shake it up and keep it in a glass bottle with a plastic lid. I start with one teaspoon for about 4 days and then I get to a tablespoon. I go 2 weeks on and two days off. When I got to 4 days off and got sick again I went back on it because I realized I was not completely cleared up. I hope that you will update us and I hope that the moderators pass my response on to you.

Posted by Julie (Camdenton ) on 07/03/2017
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This is a reply two the person who is having boogery eyes and neon green phlegm. You are full of multiple parasites common infections and microbials. You're having herx. It's okay, look it up, you're going through die off and multiple systems . Your herx will be intense. I would take your turpentine for two weeks straight without a break and Ionly a two-day break then start again. This may take you two months to get through all that you're going through. A four-day break will reveal to you if you have solve the problem or not. If you start feeling like crap again then you know you are not finished. I'm glad that you are on this treatment because it sounds like you need it really bad. More than you even ever knew. You obviously got fungus in your respiratory system really bad. It would be great if you posted it update as you go through this for people that have the same symptoms, results, and herx, meaning side effects and results of die off.

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Judy (Sherman Oaks) on 06/23/2017

Hi Enjera, you said you felt like you wanted to kill someone after you took the turpentine. have you ever taken medication in the past? I am wondering if those feelings were a cleaning out of some meds, just a thought. thanks.

Posted by Deb (Usa) on 06/03/2017 12 posts

Try MMS at night and turpentine in am, keep taking vitality caps.

Turpentine Contraindications
Posted by Sylvia (Millersville) on 05/24/2017

Someone on 3 psychotropic drugs will need to work with a skilled alternative health practitioner before trying any natural remedies.

Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 05/24/2017 48 posts

You may want to try and drink 1 or 2 ounces of liquid bentonite clay to help with the gut pain from the turpentine. It is neutral, not active like turpentine, and will absorb toxins in the gut, from flu and food poisoning as well by smothering it and snuffing it out like a candle. You could have pain from raw gut exposed or just die off in the gut, the clay won't hurt you either way, but it will smother whatever is bothering you!

Turpentine Contraindications
Posted by Gyan (Hawaii) on 05/24/2017

What are the contradictions for doing a turpentine cleanse? My friend is on 3 psychotropic drugs and I am concerned there may be an adverse reaction from the turpentine. P

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Deb (Usa) on 05/22/2017 12 posts

Then why are you even on this site if not thinking about taking Turpentine??

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by John4 (Queensland, Australia) on 04/15/2017

In response to your comment on 11/21/16 Michael of New Zealand re the article by Scott Gavura. He states at the out set that he often receives hate mail accusing him of being a Big Pharma Schill. In his article he infers that statin drugs are quite acceptable. We have to be careful of people like him as there are many people who would look to him to be an authority on their health. He doesn't mention the thousands of people who die consuming prescription medications. They were following the advice of medically trained doctors. He, and your regular MD would probably pooh pooh Selenium for cancer, or borax for gout, or MMS for malaria etc etc because despite the numbers of people who have benefitted from these therapies, according to those who will not believe unless there is "scientific proof" they cannot possibly work. And then they write there articles with their hidden agendas and some readers accept it just like that. Anecdotal evidence carries no weight what so ever for them. So please be careful Michael - this is the information age and we owe it to ourselves, and just as importantly to others who may hear our words, to research and to question. Doctors invest so much time and money in their medical education, and it is perfectly understandable that they would come from a place of denial, and seek to condemn without investigation or personal experience that which contradicts and / or threatens what they have learned. I'm one of those who've come to the conclusion that MDs can be extremely useful in diagnosing conditions, and in the setting of bones but when it comes to prescribed medications, research, research and research. The ideal goal is to treat the cause, not the symptoms, and medically trained people are very often not in a position to assist you in this. There's so much out there, and it's places like this that can help you find answers

Good on you Timh. Your suggestion to not trust only one source is an excellent one. I've found it helpful to Google testimonials in regard to the condition in which I'm interested. That's how I've come across Selenium and Borax (Boron) and a number of other gems. It's hearing / reading others experiences ("Ordinary people")which can lead us to the appropriate path.

All the best to each of you. Regards, John.

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Turpentine User (Indiana) on 04/16/2017

You are going through detox symptoms as the critters that are causing the problem are putting up a fight. There are spaces between joints that they accumulate in these areas. Anything that lives has to poo . The amount of infection and food to continue feeding them overwhelms the cleanup crewing idea the body..read protocols on diet that can be causing the problem in the first place.

Turpentine and Gut Flora
Posted by Elandreya (Edinburgh) on 04/15/2017

Hi guys. I have been following Dr. Jennifer Daniels turpentine protocol for a couple weeks and getting some amazing and um.. shocking results. I am keen to continue with the treatment however I am concerned about the effect that turpentine may have on friendly bacteria.

Does anybody know if turpentine has a negative impact on gut flora?

So far my internet research is coming up with next to nothing. No tangible evidence being presented either way. I have read that it is important to take probiotics during this treatment. But I'm wondering what's point if I'm wiping them out every time I take turpentine? My gut and I would greatly appreciate any light that anyone can shine on the matter. It seems like this could be a serious drawback of the turpentine cleanse.

Thanks! 😊

Pine Oil Vs Turpentine
Posted by Tucker (United Kingdom) on 04/13/2017
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Hi Will,

If the pine essential oil is distilled from pine gum (AKA sap and resin) it can be used internally. If it is distilled from pine twigs, stumps and cones it is not the type suitable for a turpentine protocol.

Pine Oil Vs Turpentine
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/13/2017

Pine oil is not the same thing as turpentine. It has been extracted from the pine tree a different way and essential oils are stronger. I would not use pine essential oil internally, except maybe by the drop. People take as much as 1/4 to 1 teaspoon turpentine, but ingesting that much pine essential oil would be dangerous.

~Mama to Many~

Pine Oil Vs Turpentine
Posted by Will (Bris Australia) on 04/13/2017

Turpentine?? Is pine essential oil the same as turpentine?

They sell 100% pine oil at my local apothecary can this be used internally as well as externally?

Posted by Adrian (Ne) on 04/03/2017

Thank you Ludi. I am still working on my detox. I have made drastic changes in my diet (raw vegetarian) and feeling clarity now that the candida is dying. I will continue the turps protocol for parasites. I have switched my carrier from honey and now using blackstrap molasses. Much more potent and needing to use less. I still use the DE and supplementing flushing liver/kidneys with borax and Epsom salts protocols. I will also begin taking coconut butter. Thank you for the support.

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Andrea (Cyprus) on 04/02/2017

Hello Enjera, 90% of our nervous system are in our intestines, only 10% is in our brain. Parasites are connected to are nervous system and they control our emotions, eating habits even our thinking. It is very normal to feel death at the time of parasite cleansing because you feel what they feel.

Posted by F (Amsterdam, Netherlands) on 03/17/2017

Hello, I was wondering if turpentine can be good for me too? I have blasto and I have read numerous positive comments from people who were relieved after taking turpentine against their candida but NONE for blasto. I wonder if this will work for me too I already read the candida cleaner report from Dr.jennifer daniels and ive seen numerous videos from sun fruit dan about this subject and im think this is the only way for me to get rid of these parasites. but one of my biggest concerns is that I am constipated, and according to the protocol you need 3 BMs a day? cant I just use the turp and follow the protocol and maybe use the active charcoal if I get the die off symptoms even if I am constipated? I also heard the turp is a laxative on it self? please let me know your thought about this. Thanks.

Posted by Ludi (Hollywood) on 03/11/2017

Today is my first day to this thread. Yes your detox had begun. Continue with the Turpentine Regimen (1/2 to 1 teaspoon for 4 days and rest 2 days. It's important to drink plenty of water.

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Hale (California) on 03/11/2017

Did u get better? I'm so sick from the bath..

"Help: herx, arthritis pain after turp bath.. The article says it can increase arthritis systems. I did one bath and have had really bad arthritis pain along with a bunch of other awful symptoms. do you think it will get better, the arthris pain? I didn't have any before I did the turp bath. also, how long will this herx last. I did 30ml (2 tablespoons) in my bath."

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Fleur (San Franciscco, Ca) on 03/09/2017
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Help: herx, arthritis pain after turp bath.. The article says it can increase arthritis systems. I did one bath and have had really bad arthritis pain along with a bunch of other awful symptoms. do you think it will get better, the arthris pain? I didn't have any before I did the turp bath. also, how long will this herx last. I did 30ml (2 tablespoons) in my bath.

Posted by Gb (Alaska) on 03/06/2017

I take one Tbsp. of castor oil and then 1 tsp. of Gum Spirits of Turpentine. everything should be out of the colon within 6 hours. Stay near the bathroom after 3 hours.

Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/24/2017

Purchased Diamond G turp and seems bit smoother than kleanstrip. Rubbed on about 1 tbsp turp/olive oil liniment yesterday from neck to feet and felt reaction several hours later of well being and mild instability. This method does work for absorption of turp and has some benefit over ingestion method I.e. no digestive or taste issues. However I can't say if digestive tract pathogens are addressed. Maybe they are addressed at slower pace over longer time since blood stream goes everywhere including digestive tract and organs. In any case, I'm very happy with results so far as fibromyalagia symptoms seem to be relieving gradually and energy increasing plus I smell like pine tree.

Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/23/2017

Yes you can do that. You can read in the previous comments here where Bill talks about his personal method of taking turp, honey, and castor oil together.

Posted by Dave (Mn) on 02/21/2017

I want to begin the turpentine protocol but I've heard two somewhat different methods, turpentine and sugar, turpentine and castor oil. My question is can you do both? 1 teaspoon turpentine over 3 sugar cubes with 1 teaspoon castor oil.

Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/21/2017

so continuing....did successfully take 1tsp of my turp/oil mixture in some sugar without nausea or other immediate reaction. I realize now, as bill said, turp is not miscible in water so taking even 3 drops turp in glass of water is like taking 3 drops straight, and in my case caused nausea. I did have fairly strong flu-like detox symptoms lasting thru the next day so feel it was good thing to do and will continue and try castor oil next time I think as well as continue the liniment use. I still wonder why I haven't found anyone ever talk about the value of taking turp into the bloodstream thru the SKIN since it's a solvent. Thanks to everyone for this forum.

Posted by Dave (Lacrosse, Wi) on 02/20/2017

Can you take turpentine, castor oil and sugar for a parasite cleanse? Sugar as bait, turpentine to kill them, and castor oil to promote an easy exit for the parasites.

Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/20/2017

Mixed in 10% olive oil to turp topical absorption method which minimizes turp fumes and may improve absorption by minimizing evaporation of volatile oil on skin. Comments appreciated.

Posted by Dean (Hawaii) on 02/18/2017

Man! That's awesome testimony, I just heard about turpentine, I am going to try it cause I have parasites/candida, tried other things and nothing worked. I hope this is the silver bullet I have been looking for.

Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/18/2017
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Sierra thanks for message. I have had no problems doing full body liniment use of pure turpentine for 5 days now. I tried ingesting 3 drops in water and got nausea so maybe for me now, the topical use is best. Also I see no need for carrier oil since no reactions, not even skin redness. It makes me feel good and makes my skin feel tingly. I have fibromyalgia and I think it's helping. Going to try ingesting again with carrier at some point.

Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Sierra (New Mexico ) on 02/16/2017

Dear Rich,

Please be careful with the topical turpentine. A lady on this forum applied it topically once for parasites and ended up in the emergency room.

More is not always better. A small amount could be fine and a large amount could be toxic (the dose makes the poison.)

Turpentine used internally or externally should only be used in very small amounts and also diluted with a carrier oil, especially if you are new to turpentine.


Topical Application of Turpentine
Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/15/2017
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I am new to turp and began by liberally dousing myself with several straight teaspoons rubbed all over. No skin issues with that and noticed some systemic relaxation. I'm wondering about the efficacy of this application for internal benefits as well since it's a solvent like dmso and enters the bloodstream thereby. Any thoughts?

Best Type of Turpentine
Posted by Tucker (United Kingdom) on 02/16/2017

They are exactly the same. i.e. Gum resin distilled leaving the essence of the resin. I prefered NHR as it was organic and comes with certificates of its purity.

Best Type of Turpentine
Posted by Jimoune (Seychelles) on 02/16/2017

Hi Tucker, Is the NHR pure gum Turpentine or is it just a pine essential oil? Thanks.

Where to Buy: Australia
Posted by Tim (Melbourne, Vic) on 02/13/2017

Hi, do you know where I can source 100% pure gum spirit turpentine? Thanks.

Breast Cancer
Posted by Gb (Alaska) on 02/13/2017
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I have been taking the turpentine and sugar cube remedy with little results. I feel a little better but not a lot. I was thinking of upping the dosage as I now take a tsp. with 3 sugar cubes. What is the safest upper limit? My wife said one lady had breast cancer and took 1 tsp. turp but no results but she upped it to 1/4 cup in one dose and got rid of cancer. Is taking turp with castor oil better? Does it work even better with sugar and castor oil or separately? Thanks.

Posted by Tj (Florida) on 02/12/2017

The turpentine sold in Walmart is not to be taken internally.

Posted by Adrian (Ne ) on 01/31/2017

Jon, Using D. G brand.

Posted by Adrian (Ne ) on 01/31/2017

Mardell, I'm taking the turps with honey. I still take the vitality caps to stay regular, though I've cut back from 3-4 cap/day to 2/day. I am now alternating turp doses with diatomaceous earth. The worst side effects have began to settle and regularly seeing symptoms of die off.

Posted by Mardell (Laurens, Sc) on 01/29/2017

No, you are absolutely on the right track I experienced the same situation. Use it periodically and keep an eye on what comes out. Use for a couple weeks after just to make sure it kills everything, yeast, fungi, parasites and who knows whatever else. Good luck

Posted by Mardell (Laurens, Sc) on 01/29/2017

When you take it you are supposed to mix it with something as far as castor oil, coconut oil or some mild laxative. So you can have at least 3 bowel movement a day. 1 full tsp at a time. Mostly effective with clean bowel on empty stomaches.

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Melissa (New Zealand) on 01/27/2017

Hi Shereen and Leanne,

I got some from Bunnings "diggers pure gum turpentine". You can order it in if they don't stock it as most people buy the mineral turps. I have been taking it for almost a week and noticed a few good things re my body post-turps. I think this is what my body needed to kick start me back in to action again. I take it with the white sugar and it is very yummy! I was eating quite healthily pre the turps so if you're diet is not so healthy then Dr Jennifer suggests doing a cleanse first but it is up to you. If you're still not sure about ingesting turps then in my experience, I am still alive!!! It definitely is counterintuitive - sugar + turps!!!! Don't ask me why this works but it does.

Hope I was of service to you both!

Where to Buy: UK
Posted by David (Cambridgeshire) on 01/16/2017

Hi folks, I have been using the Diamond G Forest brand of turpentine for candida and intestinal parasites and seemingly having great success with just one teaspoon at a time with both castor oil and brown unrefined sugar (on separate occasions). From what I have read, the sugar technique is good for tackling the candida in the bloodstream and the castor oil technique is best for tackling the candida in the intestine. Below I have detailed my approach which combines both techniques on various days throughout the week.

- To remove Candida from the bloodstream

> Use with sugar on an empty stomach - the sugar acts a s the bait

- To remove Candida from the intestinal tract

> Use with castor oil or coconut oil with meals - the meal brings candida out to eat


> When biofilms break down through using Turpentine or Rock Rose (Cistus Incanus) tea, they release the toxicity & heavy metals. You therefore need to use a ‘Clean Up' agent to soak up the toxins like activated charcoal, bentonite clay / green clay. Below is the protocol for how to use it:

All cleansing agents should be taken on an empty stomach, about 1 hour after consuming the turpentine with sugar on an empty stomach, and about 2-3 hours after consuming turpentine with castor oil and a meal.

To support general cleansing it is often useful to take some clean-up agent every day, even on those days that you do not take turpentine.

Charcoal dosage is 1-2 or 3/4 of a Teaspoon.

Use enema's to keep the colon clean and use Triphala (Ayurvedic fruit combination) as a laxative to keep bowls moving.

The protocol can be done two or three times a week. Jennifer Daniels recommends twice but some people recommend more depending on the severity of condition. (starting with 4 days in a row in the first week for a powerful kickstart)

Candida resides more in the intestines so the castor oil with turpentine is best for removing it from the intestines as the castor oil spreads out and covers the intestines whereas the sugar technique quickly goes in to the bloodstream where candida is less prevalent / present.


Monday: Turp (1 teaspoon) + Castor Oil (1 tablespoon) (before a meal)

Wed.: Turp (1 teaspoon) + Sugar (1 tablespoon) (on an empty stomach)

Friday: Turp (1 teaspoon) + Castor Oil (1 tablespoon) (before a meal)

Saturday & Sunday off for a rest / break from it. Castor oil also acts as a great laxative to keep the bowls moving to expel the candida and toxins released.

I found my Diamond G Forest turpentine on Ebay.co.uk in little small 1 ounce bottles which is probably how and why they send it worldwide. I told my brother in australia and he has ordered some from the same source recently (although waiting to hear if he received it yet as I haven't spoke to him)

I hope this information is of some use and help. I too am very skeptical about ingesting something like turpentine but extensive research showed me that it is effective and has been used dating way back in time. At the end of the day, the organic and pure version is simply an essential oil and we also know that various other parts of the pine tree are extremely beneficial for human health so it doesn't surprise me that this product is effective for a multitude of health problems.


Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by David (Cambridgeshire) on 01/16/2017

Hi, I found Diamond G Forest Turpentine being sold on ebay in the UK and the seller sends it worldwide. It's sold in small 1 ounce bottles which is handy. I purchased some myself and the product was sealed, as described and the real deal. Been using it myself and it is organic, pure and I even like the taste :) - Search for 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine by Diamond G Forest on ebay.co.uk. I hope this helps. All the best

Posted by Jon (Philippines) on 01/03/2017

What brand of turpentine are you using?

Scalp Infection
Posted by Janie (Michigan) on 12/31/2016
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I tried the turpentine protocol for parasites and had no reaction at all; no diarrhea, lousy feeling, nothing. So, I'm thinking no parasites. So I thought I'd try the turpentine on the bumps on my head (scabby bumps that start out as a swelling, then scab over. get bigger and spreading over time). I apply once a day with a q-tip, leave on overnight and then shampoo. Seems to help some, but still have these bumps coming up. Maybe not the right thing to try? I also take turmeric daily, about 1/2tsp of the powder.

My questions:

1. will applying turpentine to my skin cause problems?
2. what else can I try for my scalp bumps? Thanx

Posted by Eve (Nv) on 12/28/2016 22 posts


I have been using Oregano Oil for intestinal worms, pretty sure one is the Rope worm with fair results. I have Turpentine from the Diamond Co and feel safe there but my big problem is that my Sigmoid colon is blocked. It takes days for the Oregano Oil plus prescribed laxative to make its way pass the stricture. I'm concerned about Turp staying that long in the upper intestines and possibly getting in my lungs. Also, with this blockage what dosage would Bill recommend and any other advise. Thank God I have a surgeon who is working a little with me in case I perforate but knows zero about worms/parasites. My PC, I fired him, so don't a doctor so its all up to me and the expertise from someone like Bill or someone who has had the similar problem and I hope with good results. I'm open for any help. It takes so long for anything to pass through my intestines and I'm always very weak/fatigued and sick and think it might be the "die-off" and the toxins staying too long in the upper intestines. I have expelled a few worms but feel that possibly due to the length of time it takes for them to pass through many of them have died and disintegrated causing my weakness and feeling bad all the time.

I also have the beasts in my sinus and the Oregano Oil has seemed to help there and wonder if the Turp would kill them also? I don't intend to take both of the Oil and Turp together so need dosage what Bill would recommend for each. Thank You

I am 89, White female, prior to my parasite problems I weighed 139, my oncologist took note in a annual exam that I had lost 20 lbs and before things settled, had heart attack and stint within 2 wks when he saw my weight loss; have lost down to 92 lbs but have been able to keep 104lbs for the past 6 months but still have all the parasite problems with intestines and sinus.


Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Posted by Lea (Washington) on 12/23/2016
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I also have a mild form of Hidradenitis suppurativa. Yes the Turpentine is helping. I researched and bought from Diamond G too. The healing has been slow for me. But the good news is that I have not had any new breakouts. I am following the candida cleanse started out with a teaspoon on 6 sugar cubes every morning on an empty stomach. The ones (sores, cystic bumps) that are there though will come out and start to dry up. But No new ones have appeared. Of Course keep those areas dry. I am also using Yardley London Soap Almond and Oatmeal in those sensitive areas. I also suggest this. Read this on another post and it has worked wonders. Yardleys is inexpensive and I have been able to find it at our Dollar Stores. Be prepared that the deeper ones will come to the surface. But you will notice they will heal as you keep them clean.

Since the turp was helping with that... now that I am doing the maintenance 2x a week of the turpentine. I added another parasite cleanse for the other days. 2teaspoons psyllium husk with drops of Black Walnut & Wormwood drops. Again every morning on an empty stomach. Along with 2 black walnut pills at night with pure bottled water.

I also eat a tablespoon of papaya seeds. occasionally, as well. Papaya seeds really help. Lots of stuff came out. Papaya seeds are peppery. I eat them straight. Some folks put them in their smoothies.

My concern was the connection with HS, parasites and candida. And I was correct. We both know how uncomfortable and embarrassing HS is. Along with the frustration of depending on mainstream Doctors telling us there is no cure. I say BS.
Take your time with these things. Be patient with yourself and your healing. You know this takes time and don't over do it. (I only mention this because I struggle with hating myself over this disorder/ disease.) But I am getting results and couldn't be happier. I am losing weight too. My distended stomach is getting flatter. I don't smell funny anymore. My hair is shiny and smoother. My energy is up. I am sleeping all night again. My family says my attitude is better. So overall positives. I am out of the house more and have more confidence. You know ya just can't put a price on that.

I hope some of my info helps you too. We are in this together.

Posted by Adrian (Ne) on 12/18/2016
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Thank you for sharing your experiences. I came across this page looking for more first hand experience and noted side effects. I have been preparing my body for turpentine dosing; closely following Dr. Daniels instructions. I have been taking the Vitality Capsules for 3 weeks and has worked the best for detoxifying my system and was seeing 3BM/day.

The reason I began this method of treatment is to remedy parasitic infection of liver flukes, pinworms, and possibly tapeworm. Symptoms I am experiencing are: irritability, constipation, stomach cramping, skin rash, excessive phlegm which is affecting my ENT and eyes.

I felt I was ready to begin using turpentine. The first dose I took was a 1/2 tsp dose. I had slight dizziness, and increased heart rate. I felt fine the next day. So I took another dose. This second dose I took was just under 1/4 tsp. The following day, I felt absolutely miserable. My muscles in my neck and back and shoulders were unbearably stiff. My eyes are bloodshot and my throat and ears hurt so bad I can hardly swallow. I am very surprised by how severe my side effects are from the turpentine dose. The phlegm I'm coughing up is electric neon green and my eyes excrete the slimy buggers at night. So much so that my eyes are 'glued' shut as if I have pink eye. I am very unnerved by my reaction. It has been 3 days since my last turpentine dose and only 1BM/day since then.

I hope my body can continue to detox whatever is making me feel ill. This is my first step to recovery using this regiment and want to stick with it. Please if anybody can comment or shed some light on what is happening to help me understand what is happening to me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading and God Bless.

Eliminating Biofilm
Posted by Matthew (New York) on 11/27/2016

What is Bill's book? ty

EC: It's Candida: Killing So Sweetly

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 11/21/2016

Thank you Timh for your information on Turpentine. I am glad your health has improved. I have enjoyed your postings also! You may be fortunate to have a pure form of Turpentine in the USA from what I have heard, but maybe our version elsewhere in the World might not be quite so pure? One source of information that impressed me was found on the "Science-Based Medicine" (shock horror! ) website and was written by Scott Gavura on June 4th 2015 entitled: "Medicine does not come from the Hardware Store: Don't drink Turpentine". Seems I am not entirely alone on this one! I would not feel comfortable recommending consumption to anyone else.

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/20/2016 2073 posts

M: Thanks for your previous informative post here on E.C., and no thanks for your present knee-jerk non-informative post on Turpentine. I have severe or hyperparasitosis and working on my 2nd quart of Turpentine all with good results, and to be exact I may not be alive today without T.

As for searching for T info, never trust one source. The main sources in the alt med community is Jennifer Daniels and Walter Last. After reading these, the next step is purchasing Pure Gum Spirits Of Turpentine ( which is a distilled product of Pine Trees with the chemical name, as noted from my current source

Hazardous Components (Chemical Name)
(1S)-(-)-.alpha.-Pinene {Bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene,
2,6,6-trimethyl-, (1S)-}
>70.0 %
Turpentine {Gumspirits}
<30.0 % ).

According to conventional authorities all about the globe, Turpentine is a hazardous chemical and warned not fit for human consumption, even though it has been and currently is used internally by many people across the planet with very little bad and mostly good effect.

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 11/19/2016

Hello Leanne, I would be cautious with Turpentine. Fully check the "Web M/D Site" for information.

Just because it may kill parasites is not sufficient justification for taking something internally.

Anything that does such a good job of cleaning my paint brushes has to be suspect in my humble opinion!

Cheers, Michael

Where to Buy: New Zealand
Posted by Leanne (New Zealand) on 11/18/2016

Hi there, I too have been looking for a while. Found that Pure Nature in nz sell 100% pure gum turpentine but they state it shouldn't be taken at all and have a poison sheet with it on what to do if taken. I'm worried that it might not be ok? Any advice would be welcome. Thank you

Posted by Nancy (Dallas, Tx) on 11/15/2016

You're probably detoxing. Drink a lot of water after you take it.

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Emma Jj (Kentucky) on 11/15/2016

I loved your your two cents and I'm going to consider this. I remember grandma putting turpentine on her finger and would rub a circle around the belly button and then rub another dose down the front of our throat but I can't remember which one she did first because she would say and you don't want them to rise. I can't remember if she had it on our throat first and then around the belly button or vice versa but she always said if you do it wrong it will cause them to come up in your throat. Parasites is what I'm speaking about. I'm 46 years old and here in the past couple of days I have had those childhood symptoms at night, feeling the wiggle right at the exit and I've been without energy. I've had all the symptoms and I just don't know how well I do know how person can contract this me and my husband would you eat out a lot so thank you so very much for your time encouraged me to go ahead

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/14/2016 2073 posts

John: Congrats on the cleanse. Backing up a bit, all those doses of Ascaris meds apparently not doing any good, admits that it was likely fluke or tapeworm you're dealing with. So when you go to Dr., don't go radical with your can of Turpentine as this product is warned by the federal authorities as a "dangerous, hazardous chemical" and is warned against human consumption.

Don't consider yourself out of the woods just yet, your visible samples are likely only a myriad of stages or juveniles and the adult is still alive. The worst case would be an adult tapeworm. I am not certain a colon endoscopy would revel an adult T.W. as they usually lodge in the upper intestine, but something you need to consider.

Let us know of your progress.

Posted by John C. (Charlestown, Indiana) on 11/13/2016
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After many years of pleading with doctors about ongoing dysentery, I looked on youtube for intestinal parasite remedies. The first video referenced turpentine. In my research for a cure, I ask many old timers and immigrants what they used to cure parasites. Coal tar was the response from the Old Folks. I thought they actually meant "coal" tar or oil. I did not know they were referring to turpentine.

I reviewed the video and then proceeded to research further. I headed off to Walmart and bought a can in the paint department, came home, poured 1 teaspoon in some honey and drank it. Not bad tasting. Like a cough drop. The next day massive amount of parasites came out with nasty looking pus sacks around them. The second dose brought out very few and the third dose was clean. This was after 8 weeks of 1 dose of pyrantel pamoate and 1 dose of ivermectin daily. I suffered for years and all I needed was good old fashion turpentine.

I have a colorectal doctors appointment tomorrow, I am taking the can with me along with a water bottle full of the parasites. This will be my 11 visit to this doctor for dysentery.

Where to Buy: UK
Posted by Keven (Cornwall) on 11/12/2016

Hi. Try baldwins.

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Lil (Nz) on 11/02/2016

Hi! I live in Nz and I' m keen to take the turpentine to get rid off the anoying candida, do anybody know which is the correct kind of turpentine and where can I get it in NZ? Thanks!

Where to Buy: Australia
Posted by Bruce (Riverstone Nsw) on 10/24/2016

Where do you buy diamond g forest products in Australia?

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 10/22/2016 2073 posts

J: The Turpentine often passes in feces or urine which is not a problem per se. I have used T often over last couple yrs and while don't have the odor in feces do have it in urine and usually need to drink extra water to keep the Kidneys going.

E.C.'s Bill recommends Castor Oil with Turpentine for intestinal parasite removal. So, for paras outside the intestines you would not use the Castor Oil. But do drink extra liquids for the Kidneys.

Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 10/21/2016

Typically, diarrhea happens 12 to 24-hours after the triggering cause. Me, I'd look for something I ingested within that time-period as the culprit.

Turpentine Side Effects
Posted by Amishakti (Us) on 10/20/2016

Hi Enjera! I do believe the homicidal/suicidal feelings were indeed caused by die-off chemicals, as I too, experienced this when taking food-grade DE (diatomaceous earth) to try and rid my body of parasites. I couldn't even tolerate 1/8-1/4 of a tsp when most people start with 1 tsp, at least. However, I didn't prep with any detoxing or diet back then.

Thanks so much for your comment, so I know this may happen again when I try the turpentine. It's on order and I will really start out slow on the turp to try and not feel so horrible. I was more in danger of hurting myself, and having graphic visions of many different ways to do it! It was terrible, and I'm sorry you had similar side effects. It's good to be aware that this kind of thing can happen with any major die-off of parasites/pathogens in the body.

Posted by Janie (Mechanicsville) on 10/20/2016

I did the turpentine parasite dosing, 1/2 tsp twice, with castor oil. This was over 2 weeks ago, but now I'm getting diarrhea. Not so unusual for me, but the smell is very odd. Kind of chemically? Is this normal?

Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 10/18/2016

Some saturate a sugar cube in turps; then break it up and down it like a pill/s. Or simply take a teaspoon of sugar and saturate it; and then swallow. I personally think the method of initially combing the turps with some preferred vegetable oil (half-and-half), as I recall was first mentioned on this site by "Bill from the Philippines", is an excellent approach. I'd put the mixture in a bottle and take a half-teaspoon, or a little sip.

Posted by Evelyn (Jackson, Tn) on 10/17/2016

I have parasites in my intestines. Can anyone advise how I should take the turpentine? When we were small, mom used to give us kids turpentine and sugar.

Posted by Lacy (Richmond) on 10/17/2016

You "need" a test because your cure makes "Dr him/her" no MONEY! (Oh' and they never want you to trust your own eyes...pffft) JMHO.... Hang in there & ignore the programmed! Namaste Lacy B

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