In response to Emma's post from 2015:
Posted by Emma (Wa, Usa) on 01/05/2015: "Hello everyone, I'm new to this site (and turpentine) and I decided to join because this looks like a good place for valid information regarding turpentine usage. I know that turpentine is xenobiotic and I am on a couple of Rx meds. Does anyone know what the timing/spacing should be? I have lyme and co-infections and would like to know if anyone is using turpentine for the same reason, and if successes/failures can be shared. I appreciate any input."
I have lyme and confections as well. Ever since I started turpentine a month I've felt better than I have in 10 years. Haven't been retested to know any specifics or test data, but I do know how I feel....and that is night and day better. I am doing a few other things as well like coffee enemas and epsom salt baths, but I really noticed the difference when I started turpentine.
Better But With Side Effects
I have had a good overall experience with turpentine over the last couple of weeks. I took it because I've been dealing with slow bowels for years. Also fatigue. Tried many things before and nothing has really helped.
I am taking 6 drops of turp on sugar. I have been taking it three nights on, two nights off. I find I sleep much better and awake without the grogginess and lethargy I have been so used to for years. That is the biggest positive effect I have noticed and I love it. It has not helped my elimination time, although when I used an enema with it I think it really helps to clean out junk that I don't normally get out.
The one concern I have is that over the last week I have noticed my feet are especially sore and achey. Today my hands, wrists and forearms are very sore too, and I notice I have a ganglion cyst on one of my wrists, which I have never had before! I do not have a history of arthritis or damage.
Does anyone know anything about this possible side effect and if this is a normal temporary thing, or if I need to support my detox more somehow, or if I should stop turpentine?
Thank you for any advice.
Turpentine effects on me--it's doing so Something!
I am doing the castor oil, with 1 tsp turpentine now. This is will be my first FULL 4 day cleanse. I tried previously, and just got to 2 days.
During round 1, terminated at around two, days, I had various effects:
*heart pain, as if something was moving through my arteries
* many small red hives appeared on my inner lower leg, and ankle
* on my chin and face a small blister opened up, just one
In each area.
I did did not feel I was successful I completing the cleanse, so, I wanted to continue..
During round 2, start four days in a row, and then twice a week, I had various effects:
*for 1 day, I had mouth blisters and sores
*i could feel it moving things in my heart though not as sharp
*early rising now, I could not get out of bed early all year until two weeks ago-- when I started the cleanse
*i have been sleepy on this drive that I do, once per week-- was so tired I had to pull over... and today, I got sleepy again
*renewed focus, my ability to learn, read and study had increase (could have been the eclipse energy too?)
* I am able to think what I want to do and easily do it, whereas in past 9 or so years, I reluctantly am doing responsible things and am cluttered -- now I am in goal setting, cleaning, and no more feet dragging mode
*renewed enthusiasm, I found myself expressive and just elated that I could hug someone, was I getting back to my old self like when I was in college?
* I could feel it in my brain, chest, and uterus? It was definitely there doing something
*i feel lighter
* I have a pain in my left ovary, but I am not sure what that is about
also, I have infertility now, so am wondering how this can help?
Thanks for for this wonderful forum-- so happy to learn more from you!
I was told of an old concoction used for muscle and joint pain many years ago. It is made by combining two ounces of turpentine, two ounces of apple cider vinegar and one egg in a blender. Simply blend until it is creamy looking and use as a topical liniment. It does not need to be refrigerated, keeps for months when stored in a glass jar with lid and is very effective.
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
I remember turpentine from my childhood. My grandparents used it. My grandfather took care of his own garden until he was 90 and he passed on at 93. My grandmother was 86 when she passed on. I remember them using it on a ringworm that I had.
I received my bottle from Diamond G turpentine last Friday. I soaked my feet in a basin of warm water for 20 minutes. I soaked in it for 20 - 30 minutes using 3 capfuls, I felt the tingling burning and got out, I pat myself dry, I don't rub. I soaked in 2-1/2 caps today, way less tingling.
No side effects that can't be controlled!
I noticed that I have not panicked about a pain pill (hydrocodone) since Saturday morning, nor have I taken one. That had been a problem for many years. I was afraid to go anywhere without that hydrocodone because of terrible pain in my low back, both hips, both heels.
I have not taken it orally as of yet, I don't like things that taste bad....lol.
However make sure you increase your water intake
Thank you Dr Jennifer Daniels for reminding me of a TRUTH!
Am on my second week of turpentine treatment. 4 days on then 2 consecutive days for a few weeks. Am tired, have stomach cramping and acid reflux. But have expelled some pin worms and various others. Still expelling.
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.
(Miami, Florida, Usa)
I've been taking the gum spirits (1 teaspoon) every other day for four dosages, took 4 days off. Took it again for two dosages, ended up expelling a tapeworm, swiveled and rolled up the size of a golf ball. I just stared at it..not what I expected. My energy level is so much better, lungs feel cleaner. Can't tell me this stuff doesn't work. Sixteen years - 6 doctors told me it was my thyroid, yet none of the thyroid meds did anything for me. They made me feel worse. All the women out there complaining about pain and low energy levels, wonder how many have some sort of parasite?
(Sunny Ca., US)
Dear Bill --- so here I have the treasure of Georgia turpentine. I have taken it once on a natural sugar cube without any feedback and once with two tblsp. castor oil - again nothing. The way you are taking it.
As a child, I could take one half cup of castor oil without any results. The problem was emotional. Later in life, Ayurveda saved me with Triphala which I am taking forever and it is fabulous as no more constipation for years. But now I have constipation so bad and I know it is because I take a small amount of rye bread, otherwise it makes me weak and trembling with any carbs. I am allergic to wheat. My body just shuts down. But rye is rough and dry. I am of the vata constitution.
I want to do parasite cleanse and am in a fix. Can you help? I am an avid follower of your posts. Thanks, Bill.
(Battle Creek, Mi)
OMIGOSH. What a miracle this is. Just the fact that this turpentine treatment found me is pretty mind-blowing. I've been struggling with a intense parasite infestation since I lived in Honduras more than 25 years ago. Done and done and done everything I could find.
Appreciate all the instructions and suggestions I found here…as usual, a very informed group.
Day Five: I slept soundly for 8 uninterrupted hours! Woke refreshed. Have had clean energy without caffeine all day. No post lunch nap attack.
Day 3 I got a little over confident since I was doing so well…took a full tsp of turpentine with oj in the morning. Oops. Massive herx.
The next morning I came out of it by taking sodium ascorbate and some IP-6. Have felt great since.
Used molasses and coconut oil for a carrier.
I'll report my progress next week. Amazing turn around in only 5 days. Who knew a 7 buck can of turpentine could restore your health? My Diamond G just arrived in today's mail. Switching to that for internal.
Thanks all very much.
(Cold Country Usa)
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.
I'm going to be trying turpentine for breaking down the intractible bio-films inside of me. Where do I get this stuff?
And may I ask... would anyone know if this red pine oil would be OK? It contains turpentine, for sure... but also chlorophyll and rutin. (Does it have to be straight turpentine?)
Here's the LINK:
EC: More info on buying turpentine here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/turpentine-kerosene.html#type
(San Fernando, Philippines)
(San Fernando, Philippines)
BETTER BUT NOT CURED
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.
1. will applying turpentine to my skin cause problems?
2. what else can I try for my scalp bumps? Thanx
100% pure gum turpentine will get rid of a tape worm. It basically will get rid of anything including cancer etc...
I can tell you for a fact Turpentine works for a tooth abscess. I had a huge blister on side of the gum where the abscess was and so much pain and soreness. I'd take the turpentine and hold it in the mouth directly where the infected tooth was for up until I couldn't stand it any longer snd spit it out. It needs to be undilute 100% pure pine gum spirits of turpentine (Diamond G Forests has the BEST in my opinion).
Also if you can start using chlorine dioxide solution as s mouth was and add w few drops of DMSO right before you're going to use it because DMSO deactivates the Chlorine Dioxide within hours of mixing the two. If you're only using the Turpentine I'd say continue to use it until the infection is gone but shouldn't take long.
You should see some improvement within a few days but I'd use it multiple times. But it's also crucial to ensure there's no food stuck between or in a crack of a tooth. A Waterpik on semi low or higher if it doesn't cause too much pain in your mouth really really helps.