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Unlocking the Health Secrets of Turpentine: Natural Remedy Powerhouse


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Posted by Patricia (Las Vegas, NV) on 06/25/2014

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.

Replied by Kimberlea H
(Cold Country Usa)

I heard if you have a very high level of toxicity from parasites or such and you neglect to make sure your bowels are clear to allow the parasites to exit you could temporarily get a black spot from the turpentine cleansing effect. just make sure you are able to expel the parasites and toxins through your bowels. warm water enemas work well for this. Parasites exist with Lyme, Candida, Malaria, Giardia, and many more conditions.

Pine Oil Vs Turpentine

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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?

Replied by Mama To Many

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~

Replied by Tucker
(United Kingdom)

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.

Poor Circulation

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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/09/2017

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.

Replied by Ryan

I've been using turpentine for the past few weeks for systemic whipples disease I can't really tell if it's doing anything or not. I also take baths with turpentine in it. This infection is throughout my whole entire body. I know t. whipplei acts like a fungus making it very hard to kill. This bacteria makes my skin itch so bad all the time especially on my legs it's drives me crazy.


Try DMSO where turpentine does not work. Just make sure the skin is clean and you can use the DMSO for a transdermal delivery system for other drugs. Just make sure you only use the purest forms of medicine or distilled water when mixing and meds with DMSO.

Red Pine Needle Oil

Posted by Steve (Beaverton, Oregon) on 04/06/2015

Hello there!

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:


Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Steve...The Korean Red Pine Oil that you sourced costs $75 for just 2 oz which is somewhat steep and expensive.

Most people on this site are using the organic pure gum turpentine from Georgia called Diamond V. You can buy 1 gallon or 4 x 32 oz bottles of this organic turpentine for only about $70. An 8 oz bottle will cost you just $8.99.

And for anyone reading this who needs organic turpentine who lives outside the US -- Diamond V turps is flammable and therefore will not ship to other countries outside the US.

Because I live in the Philippines I have found it all but impossible to get any reliable form of pure gum turpentine because of the poor labeling standards here. So I got the next best thing. I now us the essential oil from pine needles which has worked quite well. I bought this from ebay. This form is from Pinus sylvestris and is triple distilled -- a clear liquid.

Replied by Mary

Hi, how has the pine oil worked for you. What have you noticed? Thanks

Replied by Steve
(Beaverton, Oregon)

Thanks Bill...

I'm totally on it... and ordered the 16 oz. from Diamond G turpentine.

I did want to ask: I have severe systemic Candida (especially in my head/brain). How do you recommend I take it? How much? How often? For how long? With Castor Oil? Can I apply it to my head (if so, how?).

Thanks... I really want to knock out the bio-films.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Steve...As to the how's and whys of the anti-candida protocol, I would just take the protocols laid out in this doc which includes how to take the turpentine/CO protocol.

In the doc there are various teas and alkalizing combos described that contain the Gymnema sylvestre(GS) herb. GS acts to inhibit the yeast candida form morphing into the more virulent fungal form.

There are two separate living forms of candida(and aspergillus) -- the yeast and fungal forms. The yeast lives off dead organic matter, reproduces by budding, infects locally on the skin, uterus and intestines. The fungal form is a true parasite that infects everywhere in the body, reproduces as spores and this form might be what is causing your brain area EMF problems. So taking these GS teas will act to inhibit and eventually act to get rid of the fungal form from your blood, organs and tissues(including the brain). This then leaves you with the yeast form which is easier to cure. Therefore, you should take the protocol and take these GS teas as advised.

Recent research on GS inhibiting action on the fungal form of candida:



Replied by Steve
(Beaverton, Oregon)

Wow... OK... I'll try the Borax with the tea instead of the Borax alone.

Where do I get the GS Herb?

Also... it says to add the herb and drink. So does that mean I drink the herb (i.e., in the full drink) without steeping it first?

... and if I do the tea with the Borax, I don't have to do the Borax separately, is that correct?

Man... I just want to do this right. I've used the 'shotgun' approach to addressing my candida over the past 20 years, and I've only seriously pissed it off... and have only gotten worse. My head is terrible (13 years in the making). I'm ready to get cured.

Replied by Giugi

The right name of the pure gum turpentine you are referring to is not Diamond V but Diamond G (Georgia).

It's the best!

Replied by Bob Smith

dry fasting cures everything, but it's tough to do. I'd fast and then after four days take some pine gum spirits for awhile. That and then smart diet choices.


Ho fatto undigiuno a secco di3 giorni, poi la pausa di 2 gg, e poi 6giorni, di r, Filonov..

Purtroppo, mi ha esplosa la candia in piena forza, e fungo (aspergillus fumigatus) sulle unghe delle mani peggiorato terribilmente..

E pure io mi sono preparata per questo digiuno molto bene, ho fatto lavaggi del fegato(dr.Moritz-lavaggio epatico)..Ho manngiato giudto ..

Non capisco perche ho avuto questa reazione debilitantw..Qualcno mi puo spegare???

Ho vissuto un peggiormente totale, non ho perso il peso!!!

Google Translate:

I did a dry fast of 3 days, then the break of 2 days, and then 6 days, by r, Filonov .. Unfortunately, the candida exploded in full force, and the fungus (aspergillus fumigatus) on my hand nails got terribly worse. And yet I prepared myself for this fast very well, I did liver washes (Dr. Moritz-liver wash) .. I ate Giudto .. I don't understand why I had this debilitating reaction ..

Can anyone explain to me ??? I have experienced a total worst, I have not lost the weight !!!

Scalp Infection

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Posted by Janie (Michigan) on 12/31/2016


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

Replied by Anon

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.

Replied by Mj
(Washington, Mo)

Try using heated sea salt wrapped in a cloth that's bearable to the touch heat-wise. Heat the salt in a pot until it starts to crackle like rice crispies. Then wrap it in a towel and saturate it a bit with turpentine and hold it against the bump/abrasion. The salt will help to penetrate the abscess and it will draw whatever is in there out. Could be something from all the chemtrails they're spraying in the air, in your skin or a skin parasite. Either way, it's healing for the skin among many other things.


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Posted by Adriana (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 04/20/2016

In my country I've read about taking turpentine oil on sugar 3-5 drops per day, no more. Also, here they sell it pharmacies - the one which is for health-care purposes.

I have not been using it internally, but as part of home-made ointments (with olive oil, beeswax, herbs, resins, and essential oils) for my sprained ankle, knee and arm. I think it has a warming effect and a pleasant aroma. I use something like 10-5 ml per cup of oil.


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Posted by Stormflugan (NYS) on 06/14/2021

100% pure gum turpentine will get rid of a tape worm. It basically will get rid of anything including cancer etc...

Tooth Abscess

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Posted by Missmommamimi (Santa Barbara, California ) on 04/03/2021

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.

Replied by Drew
(Toronto Canada)

I was wondering How did you take the turpentine in your mouth, what was the dosage, and did you find out later if the abscess had affected the tooth structure at all?

Topical Application of Turpentine

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Posted by Rich (Texas) on 02/15/2017

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?

Replied by Sierra
(New Mexico)

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.


Replied by Rich

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.

Replied by Rich

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.

Replied by Rich

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.

Replied by Rich

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 Conner (United Kingdom) on 09/12/2014

Hi, recently, well today, I've came across Turpentine for Candida. Would this be safe for an 18 year old to consume and if so how much should I take? Here is what I have, which may or may not help:

  • white tongue
  • psoriasis on scalp/forehead
  • brain fog
  • strained eyes / losing vision!
  • on my left leg, by the shin, I get muscle spasms
  • irregular BM
  • very tired

Thank you so much.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Conner...Canada Turpentine or Canada Balsam(Terebinthina Canadensis) is well known in old western medical pharmacopia and is derived from the fir tree. See this description. I prefer to use the pure gum spirit of turpentine from the pine tree.

It seems, from all your symptoms, that you probably do have candida problems. The muscle spasms you are having are probably due to a lack of magnesium and/or a lack of potassium in your diet. To confirm whether you have candida for yourself(since doctors are so hopeless at accurately diagnosing candida problems), you should take this free questionnaire online(which is based on Dr William Crook's questionnaire for diagnosing andconfirming candida):

Candida Questionnaire

You also stand a good chance of having low thyroid or hypothyroid condition due to the effects of candida waste toxins in the blood. So your immune system will also probably be impaired.

Since you live in UK, I would simply use the Myland's brand of pure gum turpentine which is made in UK. Just do a google search on "Myland's Turpentine" to find UK vendors.

You can also use Kerosene to help get rd of candida:

Kerosene: The Universal Healer

If you do have systemic candida, I've posted my full protocol here on EC. See this link. I've also written a book which is sold on EC and amazon.com that goes into much more detail about candida as a pathogen and also provides and describes a more focused multi-protocol to get rid of this disease. The point I'm making here is that systemic candida can be extremely hard to defeat. So taking just one thing against serious candida issues usually will not cure this problem -- the candida either never goes away completely or it just keeps comes back. That's why you really need to follow a more focused multi-nutrient protocol to get rid of this disease. You will need to use other candida killers such as lugol's iodine, borax, alkalizing etc as well as following a special diet with lifestyle changes for a successful outcome.

Turpentine and Breastfeeding

Posted by Jaime (Calgary, Ab) on 06/05/2015

Does anyone know if it is safe to take turpentine while breast feeding?

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

J: To my knowledge there is no current exact science as to the degree of permeability of T in the body (cells). It is always supposed to work very well especially in the digestive tracts; but there is evidence that T goes all over the body as I and others have found positive relief from T bursting biofilms in infected bone tissues. I also have needed to do Kidney support or cleansing fallowing taking T as I experienced much die-off symptoms.

So, it appears the T will indeed find it's way into the breatmilk. If you have a good sense of smell you may be able to detect any T in a container of fresh milk. As for directions, it is simply a matter of moderation, although T does not seem to be toxic or harmful.

For more info read the E.C. page on T here https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/turpentine-kerosene.html

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! 😊

Replied by Chris
(Midwest, Usa)

I heard Doctor Daniels say it doesn't harm good gut flora. In fact she said it causes the optimum balance of good/bad bacteria in the gut.


Are you sure about turpentine not affecting good bacteria? If that's the case, then why do they all recommend maintenance dose for life? If the good bacteria is alive and well, it will keep candida in check and there would be no need for maintenance.

(East Sussex)

It's because they need to keep selling the product :)

Replied by Mark

Bonjour my freinds, I recently read about some French research into the turpentine, long story short, pathogenic organisms, (viruses, fungus, bacteria )have thinner cell walls than benificial organisms, the turps weakens the wall further and thus kills enemy, I'm sorry I don't have cross references. My family have used turps for Candida and skin health spray a small amount into a hot damp flannel and massage your skin rinse often and refresh the turps over your whole body and face your skin will become clearer and smoother blemishes and wrinkles fade completely away and small warty spots go, add the turps to liquid soap and shampoo and one drop onto your tooth brush as well instead of mouthwash, spray into smelly trainers and rugs its multi purpose around the house we just use the cheap stuff from the brico depot called Terebinthe.

Turpentine Bath

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Posted by Fleur (San Franciscco, Ca) on 03/09/2017

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.

Replied by Turpentine User

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.

Replied by Julie

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.

Replied by Wade
(Tucson, Az)

To get rid of arthritis, try MMS.

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Suz (Mo) on 12/17/2015


If you bath in the turpentine, make sure to use only a tsp or so. It burns your hoohah!

Turpentine Bath
Posted by Gigi815 (Edison, Nj) on 03/01/2014

I tried the shot glass of gum spirits in the tub. Soaked for about 20 minutes, felt good. Came out, my skin is so soft it's unbelievable. Will continue at least once a week in a bath. Also started to take internally. No problems, had some slight burning around the heart area. My doctor told me one of my values were a little thick, but that was "normal" for someone "my age, 55". (Didn't like that) Anyway, thinking the gum spirits is working on the area that needs fixing. Will continue with 1/2 teaspoon and build up. Will see how it goes.

Replied by Joeboo
(New York, US)


I've tried turpentine bath 2x a week for 2 weeks now. It has good and not so good result for me. Yes, there was a tingly feeling on the inner thigh area every time I bathe, but it's not a biggy. Definitely, alleviates my lower back pain and relaxes my whole body, no doubt. Feeling very clean and removes all the crap out of my skin. Will continue doing it...

However, every time I bathe, after a couple of hours, I got flaky scalp. Not sure if it's too strong for the scalp or my head develops the flakes/dandruff fighting the bacteria/crap. Well, I was hoping that turps bath will heal my dandruff issue instead of getting more… Any other thoughts from people who has same issue? Thanks Bill for this helpful information.

Replied by Sdl

Re: Turpentine bath. How did things go?

Replied by Redtulip

It is VERY important to use only special tonics on a base of vegetable turpentine (not a turpentine itself). These tonics were invented by Russian doctor Zalmanov over 60 years ago and the method is very popular in Russia and Europe.

They are two types of tonics - white and yellow. The white one increases blood pressure and the yellow one decreases. And also you must follow the procedure and schemes.

Do search Google for turpentine bath procedure or turpentine bath tonic.

Replied by Collcarm

In my experience...The dandruff flakes are generally from microscopic mites or fungus, or yeast (which is fungus too).. the turpentine is killing one (or both) and you are experiencing that.. Don't give up.. fungus flakes off when it dies, like ringworm does.. (it's a fungus too) Notice your feet clearing up too .. :))

Replied by Plam

You're not supposed to soak the head when you're taking turpentine bath.

Replied by Pri

I believe the increase in flakes is the die off of your dandruff issue caused by fungus or other parasites. Keep up the baths and follow up with coconut or castor oil.

Replied by Buck
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Dandruff is your body getting rid of excess toxins through the scalp and fungal growth. Avoid drinking tap water, washing with hot water, using shampoos. My remedy is sweat 20 minutes in sauna per day and wash with ACV water solution followed by castle soap.

Replied by Lindsay
(Stony plain)

What is a gum spirits?

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