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Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:00 pm

All these cancer cures are good to be aware of.



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Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:05 pm

They are if they work, and if people would use them. I try to tell people with cancer, but of course their doctor knows best.
I think solving the acid issues in our bodies, cutting out so much sugar, and processed foods would be a good first step.

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This sounds good, and I need to try it since I'm always messed up with inflammation. My guess if it works it would be great for heart issues, and blockages since cholesterol is created to protect inflamed arteries.

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Essiac Tea is a Cancer Cure Big Pharma Does Not Want You To Know About
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A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920’s. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the tiny Canadian village of Bracebridge, north of Toronto.

At first, she accepted whatever anyone could easily afford, even eggs and produce, for her services. She turned no one down. After 1937, she charged no fees! She didn’t make money off the tea though she successfully treated many hundreds. Her rewards were harassment by the Canadian Health Ministry, and betrayal by a private corporation she had hoped would help make Essiac tea a legal cancer cure.

Though the name of the tea, Essiac, was derived from spelling Rene’s surname Caisse backwards, she was not the original formulator. The ingredients and recipe came originally from an Ojibway Native American medicine man in remote northern Canada.

Essiac’s Origin

Rene Caisse was an RN in a Canadian hospital in 1922 when she came upon an elderly patient who had survived breast cancer 30 years earlier. At that time, the woman was living in remote northern Canadian mining camp with her husband. She was admitted to a hospital for breast cancer and told her breasts would have to be removed.
She decided against surgery and went back to the mining camp. In the camp area, she had earlier come upon an Ojibway medicine man who claimed he could cure her cancer. Upon her return, he showed her which herbs to use, how to pick and culture them, and how to prepare the tea. She followed his instructions and within several months was completely cured. She lived in good health for another 30 years.

Since Rene had an aunt and step father with cancer at the time, she was interested in the herbs and how to prepare the tea. So that elderly woman conveyed the Ojbway medicine’s ingredients and recipe to nurse Caisse, who in turn treated her cancer stricken family members. Regarding her stepfather: “It took some time, said Rene, but eventually he was cured.”

From then, she continued with so much success that in 1933 the small town of Bracebridge allowed her to use the defunct British Lion Hotel as a clinic for virtually no rent, one dollar per month. She continued her work in the clinic from 1934 to 1942. Hundreds of Cancer patients were treated successfully, while she charged little or nothing. She cultivated the herbs, brewed the tea in the kitchen, and administered it both orally and by injection.

Of course, during that time and after, Rene Caisse was the center of controversy and harassment from Canadian authorities. She has stated that the only reason she was not imprisoned was because of popular support from Bracebridge’s Town Council, several prestigious doctors, and of course her many cured patients. One of whom was cured of both cancer and diabetes.

The diabetes cure surprised even Rene! Due to this support, from 1937 on, Nurse Caisse was permitted to treat cancer under the strict conditions of 1) treating only terminally ill patients, 2) using an established medical doctor for prognosis and diagnosis, and 3) not accepting any fees for her services. She agreed to those terms and continued.

Regarding her over 50 years of harassment, Rene lamented, “I never dreamed of the opposition and the persecution that would be my lot in trying to help suffering humanity with no thought of personal gain.”

Essiac Makes It’s Way to the USA

Despite so many successfully treated cancer patients’ testimonies, the general public was kept in the dark about Essiac Tea. Caisse made an effort to get the Essiac out into the public light in 1977, a year before her death. She made a deal with a company called Resperin, whom she thought had the clout to legalize her Essiac tea. But Caisse was told she was no longer needed after the agreement.

Resperin was actually in the pocket of the Canadian government and medical authorities. So that project vaporized, and the formula seemed destined to obscurity. Then along came a successful California chiropractor who specialized in treating world class athletes of all types, Dr. Gary Glum. He had heard about Essiac’s healing qualities and started his search for the formula and recipe.

He eventually came upon someone in Detroit, who chooses to remain anonymous, who was cured with Essiac of what was diagnosed as incurable cervical cancer. She had the original formula, and Gary bought it from her. Then Gary went to Canada to interview Mary McPhearson, a close personal friend and assistant to Nurse Caisse before Rene passed on in 1978.

There Dr. Glum also confirmed the authenticity of the formula he had purchased, and uncovered enough information about Rene Caisse and her work to begin writing his book, Calling of an Angel. In that book, Dr. Glum told the story of Rene Caisse, and he told how and where to get the formula, which since has been disseminated all over the western world.

Gary Glum had to self publish the book because it was so threatening to the cancer industry, and there was the danger of slam dunk wrongful death lawsuits on publishers since Essiac was not FDA approved. So no one would risk publishing it. That book and his second, Full Disclosure, which reveals the true source of AIDS as man made and the depopulation agenda, put Glum in harm’s way for some time.

He was harassed by US Marshals and almost completely financially ruined by bogus IRS claims, and a Naval Intelligence operative later threatened his life and the lives of his family if he continued publishing his two books. Only a few of Gary’s books are still available, but there are summarized pdf versions available free on line.

Here’s what Dr. Glum had to say about Essiac for AIDS in an interview circa 1990: “I also worked with the AIDS Project Los Angeles . . . . They had sent 179 patients home to die. They all had pneumocystis carinii and histoplasmosis. Their weight was down to about 100 pounds. Their T-4 cell counts were less than ten.”

“The Project gave me five of these patients. I took them off the AZT and the DDI and put them on Essiac three times a day. Those are the only ones alive today. The other 174 are dead. But this information is not being disseminated either, because AIDS is on the horizon as another big moneymaker.

Dr. Glum also had success with a few cancer patients that came his way. For example, he was involved with treating one young boy with a virulent form of terminal leukemia. The boy recovered completely with Essiac Tea, only to die later from heart failure. The damage to his heart that caused the failure was traced to his earlier chemotherapy treatments!

While researching for his book, Gary Glum came across Dr. Charles A. Brusch, who was a personal physician for the late President John F. Kennedy. Dr. Brusch also ran a cancer clinic in Boston, MA. He had Rene Caise work there with him from 1959 to 1962. Dr. Brusch treated both his own cancer and Ted Kennedy’s son’s incurable cancer successfully with Essiac. Unfortunately, he was hit with a gag order and told to keep quiet or wind up in prison for the rest of his life.

Of course, Dr. Charles Brusch chose to remain silent publicly. However, Dr. Glum, in his book Calling of an Angel, had this quote from Dr. Brusch, “The results we obtained with thousands of patients of various races, sexes and ages, with all types of cancer, definitely prove Essiac to be a cure for cancer. All studies done in four laboratories in the United States and one more in Canada fortify this claim.”

Immediately after Rene Caisse’s death, authorities ransacked her home and burned Nurse Caisse’s records. But her friend Mary McPherson had saved some, and a series of autobiographical articles by Nurse Caisse had become public record. The few privy to the treatment’s ingredients and protocol kept a low profile to avoid harassment.

But thanks to Dr. Glum’s investigative journalism, the secret is out, albeit among the scattered few, and without the caveats that should be known widely among those scattered few. First the ingredients, then the caveats.

Essiac Ingredients

Despite the development of 6 and 8 herb Essiac teas recently, the 4 herb version remains as a staple. It has a proven record of cured patients since the late 1920’s. Brewing your own Essiac tea is favored by most upon ordering the herbs, which are sometimes packaged individually, or pre-mixed into one bag.

* 6 1/2 cups of burdock root (cut)
* 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb (powdered)
* 1/4 pound of slippery elm bark (powdered)
* 1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root (powdered)


These amounts of ingredients combine to make 8 quarts or 2 gallons of the tea. Cutting each amount in half makes one gallon at a time. Some instructions say to mix all the ingredients well before placing them in water, store the dry herbal mix in a glass jar in a dark dry place, and take out one ounce per 32 ounces of water (one quart) at a time.

Which ever way you wish to parse it out, the herbs are boiled hard without a lid for 10 minutes, some say 20; then, cover with a lid and steep over night on the stove. In the morning, heat it up to steaming hot (not boiling), then let it settle and pour into glass or ceramic containers. Use stainless steel or cast iron pots for boiling, and glass or ceramic containers for storing. Keep the containers or container with the tea capped in a dark cool place until first used. After opening, it must be refrigerated.

The dosage depends on the condition. For immune tonic use or very mild ailments, 2 ounces once daily. Increase the frequency up to 3 times daily with up to 3 ounces each time according to the severity of the ailment, which is usually cancer. The refrigerated tea can be added to hot water or warmed up for consumption. Cancer patients undergoing other treatments, even with allopathic drugs, have used the tea as well.

However, cancer or AIDS should be treated holistically by abstaining as much as possible from toxic medicines, toxic foods, toxic household and cosmetic items, and toxic thinking. The cancer patient should also have a meatless diet of organic food and get as much sunshine and Vitamin D and C supplementation as possible. Using Essiac tea while indulging in old life style habits that probably started the cancer or any other disease is not the best way to heal.

Essiac Caveats

The quality of the ingredients is the most important aspect of beneficial Essiac. There are too many watered down versions out there. Dr. Glum has stated that some providers are using irradiated herbs and even replacing sheep sorrel herbs, a common weed declared as illegal for use in Canada, with curly dock, a weed similar to red sorrel. This is critical since it has been laboratory tested and proven that sheep sorrel is the actual cancer cell killer in Essiac Tea.

The other ingredients combine for a synergistic immune booster and blood purifier. Even as important is the fact that Rene Caisse used the whole sheep sorrel weed, roots and all. She discovered the roots to be very critical for sheep sorrel’s efficacy. Most Essiac herbal or ready made tea providers use only the leaves of sheep sorrel even if they do use the weed. It’s easier and cheaper to harvest the leaves from the weeds while leaving the roots intact to grow more leaves.

To avoid irradiation, order via commercial overland courier services, such as UPS and FedEx, not the postal service, which is required to irradiate herbs. Even if flown in by a commercial service, there is a strong chance of irradiation, especially if coming from another country. This is a problem with Turkish rhubarb root, which is not naturally indigenous to America.

However, there is a possibility of getting Turkish rhubarb root cultivated in North America, as well as the powdered sheep sorrel complete with roots. There are many people who have survived cancer, and a few have used Essiac to cure AIDS as well. Many have improved their overall health by using Essiac Tea as a tonic. Yet there are some who complain about little or no effect from Essiac.

This discrepancy points at least partially to the herb quality issue. The proper high quality 4 herb mixture has been effective on cancer, AIDS, and diabetic patients. Rene Caisse never compromised on the ingredients, and she could be stubborn about mixing protocols as well! It’s important that anyone using Essiac have the best ingredients the way Nurse Caisse did.

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An Herb For Thought: Pine
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PINE

When European settlers came to the continent and were suffering from scurvy due to lack of vitamin C, the Native Americans introduced them to pine needle tea. It is believed that this tree has originated from Austria and Russia and then spread to different parts of the world. Pine needle tea is a centuries-old healing remedy for Native Americans. They filled mattresses with pine needles to repel certain parasites. The tea extracted from pine needles is regularly used by natives, hunters, and explorers in nearly every region around the globe. Pine oil has also been used to treat lung infections.

The healthy fats contained in pine nuts work to balance the lipids inside the blood and in cell formation. These processes both work to lower triglyceride, or fat storage, levels within the body. In turn, both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining healthy blood pressure and fat count. One ounce of pine nuts contains nearly 9500 mg of the Omega 6 fatty acids while also containing about 30 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. This high amount of healthy fats nearly cancels out the mere 1 to 2 grams of saturated fat found in each serving of pine nuts.
Health Benefits of Pine Tea

The tea has a pleasant smell and taste. This tea is so mild and originally sweet that you may not need sugar.
It can be taken with sugar, honey, and even peppermint.
For Cancer

Pine needle tea has strong antimutagenic, antioxidant and antiproliferative properties, which help in preventing cancer producing cells. Along with that, they also have anti-tumor effects on the body. Adding white tea to a diet that includes a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods may assist in the prevention, occurrence or recurrence of some cancers. Antioxidant power abounds in white teas, including the silver needle variety. Augment the diet with frequent sips of white tea to enhance the immune system. White tea is thought to contain more antioxidants than other teas due to the lack of processing of this tea type.
For Cold

Try pine needle tea to relieve wintertime colds and respiratory infections. Drinking a cup of pine needle tea may help the body expel phlegm causing the congestion of colds or coughs. Pine needles are strongly aromatic and even just inhaling the vapors from the tea may break up mucus in the lungs.
For Scurvy

Its vitamin C content makes it as good a cure for scurvy as citrus fruits. Scurvy often presents itself initially as symptoms of malaise and lethargy, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. Spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. As scurvy advances, there can be open, suppurating wounds, loss of teeth, jaundice, fever and death.
For Sclerosis

Pine Tree Needle Extraction is a traditional remedy that may be used in the treatment of about 80% of human diseases. The remedy is effective for working with the smooth muscles that line the blood vessels and other muscular related diseases such as sclerosis, a condition in which soft tissues inside the body become unusually hard.
For Flu

White pine needles help fight disease. The needles are anti viral because contain high amounts of shikimic acid, from which Tamiflu is derived.
As Digestive Aid

A cup of silver needle white tea during meals can soothe a touchy stomach. It may be just the remedy for those who suffer with minor digestion discomforts. The silver needle tea, sometimes called silver tip white tea, aids the digestive processes. Consult a medical or health practitioner before drinking white tea for digestive disturbances.
Alternative to Caffeine

For those who don’t need or want a strong dose of caffeine to help them wake up, silver needle white tea may be the right alternative. This purest form of the tea family has less caffeine than its green, black and oolong family members. One cup of silver needle white tea contains 1 percent of the caffeine contained in a cup of coffee.
For weight loss

Drinking white tea, including the rare silver needle variety, may well help you trim the fat. A German study published in the May 2009 issue of the “Nutrition and Metabolism” medical journal found that white tea effectively assists the body to better metabolize lipids, or fats.
For Aging

The tea has many benefits; cleans the veins, increases the strength and vitality and helps in reversing or slowing the aging process. Pine needle tea was known to be used by Taoist priests to promote longevity.
For Skin

It also has a healing effect on the endocrine system, and aids the body in cleansing impurities from the skin.
Pine needles contain a high level of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) which is a natural form of sulfur. This acts in a detoxifying way to the body. Sulfur is also essential to various parts of the body like the skin, hair and nails.
For Bath

Pine needle tea may also be useful as a bath infusion. Pour it in the tub and soak for relief of cramped muscles and sore joints. Sometimes pine needle tea is also recommended in the bath to treat rheumatism and gout. However, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support using pine needle tea in the bath to treat these conditions.
For Clearness

Pine needle tea brings you clarity and mental clearness when you drink it. Pine hydrosol is an immune-stimulant and body tonic, enhancing overall mental and physical balance.
For Urinary Infections

Pine needles are also antiseptic and may help heal infections in the urinary system.
Relieves Menopause Symptoms

Women who are going through menopause and have consumed this tea have exhibited less fatigue and tiredness.
As a Disinfectant

Pine oil, added to the household cleaner, will disinfect surfaces and help to purify the air.
For other conditions

It is also beneficial to fight ailments like fatigue, allergies, depression, kidney stone, varicose veins, ulcers and headaches. So also, it helps in promoting better eyesight.
How to make pine tea

The type of tree ideal for pine tea is the White Pine. Pick at least 1 cup of fresh, green pine needles. The freshest ones will be bright in color, and will give the best taste to the tea. Rinse them in fresh water to clean off any surface dirt. Chop the pine needles into small pieces. Measure 3 cups of water in a large measuring cup. Pour the water into a saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Place the pine needles on a chopping board. Chop the needles into small pieces. Remove any faded or imperfect needles. Add the chopped pine needles to the water as soon as it comes to a boil. Stir the needles in the water with a wooden spoon. Bring the water to a simmer; let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. Don’t over boil the tea; doing so will lessen its amount of vitamin C. Steep the tea mixture for an additional 20 minutes. Add the juice squeezed from one lemon to the tea if you like. You may let the tea steep overnight; it will be a deep reddish color and taste stronger if you do. Strain the pine needles out of the tea. Pour into cups and sweeten with a teaspoon of sugar, honey or maple syrup, if desired.
Pine tea – Side effects and cautions

Despite its long history of use, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support the health benefits of pine needle tea. Do not use it to replace conventional treatments, and talk to the doctor before using any alternative medicines.

Caution: Women who are pregnant, or who could become pregnant, are advised NOT to drink pine needle tea in general for fear it could cause abortion.
Varieties to be avoided

Most conifers are safe to experiment with tea preparations, but there are three you must avoid! There are only a few varieties of pine that are toxic and they are: Norfolk Island Pine, Yew and Ponderosa Pine. Avoid these by researching what they look like before you pick pine needles.
Pine Oil

Pine oil, obtained by extracting essential oils from the needles of pine trees, is a strong medicinal aid. Similar to tea tree and eucalyptus oil, extracts of pine are powerful anti-septic agents. It also holds anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, insecticidal, analgesic, diuretic, aromatic and anti-inflammatory properties.
For Bronchial Infections

Studies have shown the usefulness of pine oil in relieving bronchial infections. As a powerful antibacterial agent and antiseptic, it can help the body fight off infections. As an aromatherapy tool, it may be used to help prevent lower respiratory infections like bronchitis. Research collections from the University of Maryland Medical Center have demonstrated that its use for respiratory tract infections is solid and effective. Research also shows that use of pine oil may fight off sinus infections and colds when used as a steam inhalation.
As An Anti-inflammatory

Because of its potent analgesic properties, pine oil acts as an anti-inflammatory for people with joint pain, arthritis and rheumatism. Used topically, it may also help relieve general muscular aches and pains. Add to a hot bath, or to a base massage oil, such as almond or coconut.
As an Expectorant

Essential pine oil may also help relieve congestion and acts as an expectorant, aiding the body to break up mucus and remove it from the lungs. It also helps reduce the incidence of sinus infections.
For Skin Care

Pine oil may be useful with a variety of skin conditions due to its strong antiseptic capacities. This includes psoriasis, acne, boils, Athlete’s foot, eczema and itching. Applied topically, it can also be used for a remedy of the scalp, especially in cases of dryness and dandruff.

The most important health benefit of pine essential oil is in treating various skin problems. Dermatologists often prescribe the oil in treating psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, poor skin, scabies, sores, and fleas. It gives you a balanced, smooth, renewed and shinny skin.
For Stress Disorder

The health benefits of pine oil also include some emotional benefits. It gives an energizing feeling and hence it is effective in removing mental stress. It is also used as a medicine for removing adrenal fatigue and refreshes the spirits as it is an excellent mood elevator. Regular massage with pine essential oil gives you mental clarity. It removes anxiety and nervous tension, and is useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and loss of memory.
For Aromatherapy

Pine oil stimulates the body and mind, and has an energizing effect on the overall person. As an aromatherapy agent, it has been used to support adrenal fatigue and mild depression. The numerous health benefits of pine essential oil have made it one of the most important essential oils used in aromatherapy. Pine essential oil blends well with many other oils including cedarwood, rosemary, lavender, sage, laudanum, juniper, etc., and hence can be widely used in making numerous aromatherapy preparations.
As an Anti-oxidant

Through neutralizing free-radicals, pine oil helps us slow the process of cellular deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging. Anti-oxidants aid in protecting us from, eye-diseases, muscle degeneration, as well as many nervous-system disorders.
For Protection from infection

With regular use, pine oil may help protect us against many types of fungal infections. It also holds anti-bacterial properties. This essential oil may aid in the prevention of common bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections and skin infections.
As an Anti-Viral Agent

Pine nut oil may also aid in protecting us against the common cold and flu. Following a balanced diet, and plenty of foods high in vitamin c is also a great way to prevent colds.
Increases Metabolism

Pine essential oil also increases metabolism and thus boosts the activity levels. It is also helpful in purifying the body due to its ability to treat intestinal problems. It is diuretic and helps in removing water from the body. It is also used in case of food poisoning.
For Gall Stones

Pine essential oil is effective in reducing the inflammation of gall bladder and incidence of gallstones.
In Cosmetics

Pine essential oil also has a mesmerizing essence and hence gives a sweet aroma to the cosmetics it is used in. It is also used in making perfumes and scents. It is also used in removing lice from hair. Pine essential oil is widely used as massage oil and bath oil. Hence it is used in soap making. Pine oil is also added in many household products due to its aroma. These include room sprays, volatile liquids and room fresheners.
As a Disinfectant

It is a great cleaning agent, and can be added to sprays and room-fresheners for a cleansing and brightening effect. Pine oil disinfectants have been shown to be effective in killing off many household germs, including mildew, yeast spores and E. coli.
For Injuries

Pine essential oil is antiseptic and hence it is used in treating boils, cuts, sports injuries, and athletes foot.
Usage of Pine Oil

Add 4-6 drops of undiluted pine essential oil to warm bath water or dilute at 50/50 ratio with organic coconut oil or olive oil and apply to chest for respiratory distress. You can also put it in an aromatherapy diffuser.
Cautions & Side Effects of Pine Oil

Essential pine oil should be used with care, as it is very powerful. If left undiluted, it may irritate skin and mucous membranes. Internal consumption may be hazardous to human health and can be dangerous as there is a possibility of kidney damage. It should also not be given to people who are suffering from kidney disorders. Further, pine essential oil can cause irritations on highly sensitive skin. Hence it must be used in diluted form. Children and elderly people should not be given pine essential oil as it may cause hypertension.

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An Herb For Thought: Oak
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Oak

Family Name: Fagaceae

Botanical Name(s): Quercus Robur

Popular Name(s): Oak Bark, Tanner’s Bark, English Oak and Pedunculate Oak

Parts Used: Bark, Acorn

Habitat: Europe

Description: The shape of the oak leaves is too familiar. The flowers are of two kinds; the male, or barren, in long drooping catkins, 1 to 3 inches long, appearing with the leaves, and the leaves and the fertile flowers in distant clusters, each with a cup-shaped, scaly involucres, producing, as fruit, an acorn 1/2 to 1 inch long.

Uses: It is used internally for hemorrhage and prolapsed uterus or anus. It can also be used for stomach cramps and acute diarrhea. The acorns can be grounded into flour and roasted as a substitute for coffee. It is often used for hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, sore throat, bleeding gums, minor injuries, dermatitis, weeping eczema, ringworm, ulcers and varicose veins.

Many herbs are well known, but white oak (quercus alba) is one that also may be said to be famous: its wood was used to build the hull of the USS Constitution in 1797. However, it is the human constitution that can reap many benefits from this venerable tree today, from relieving diarrhea to shrinking varicose veins to alleviating symptoms of the common cold. Thus it lives up to its botanical name of quercus alba, as “quercus” is believed to be derived from Celtic words meaning “fine tree”.

This fine tree is native to the eastern part of North America and can be very impressive in terms of both appearance and longevity. It will grow fairly tall inside a forest, but when in the open it spreads horizontally rather than attaining height. Specimens have been known to reach an age of 450 years or more. Despite its name, the bark is usually light gray rather than white, and it is in the bark that its many beneficial herbal qualities can be found.

White oak has a long history of usage for a variety of health conditions. It was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia up to 1916 for its astringent and antiseptic properties. It is approved as a diarrhea treatment by the German Commission E, and it is on the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list for both topical and oral applications.

It was being used by Native Americans as a remedy for many conditions. These benefits include acting as an astringent, an antiseptic and an anti-inflammatory. North American settlers in turn learned from the Native Americans how to use the herb to treat illnesses, wounds and other physical problems. In addition to the bark, the acorns of the tree have been used as food and also to make a tea or coffee substitute which had the added benefit of controlling bowel problems.

The astringent action of white oak is due to the high levels of tannins found in the bark. An astringent works by shrinking or constricting the tissues of the body, both internally and externally. This is good for treating internal bleeding and diarrhea as well as external bleeding, hemorrhoids, varicose veins and other skin conditions such as burns, abrasions and eczema. Anti-inflammatory properties of this herbal supplement are related to its actions as an astringent and an antiseptic.

As an antiseptic, white oak can control infections inside and outside the body due again to the action of the tannins. These bind with proteins in the tissues of the body and thus keep out harmful bacteria. Bladder infections, venereal diseases, vaginal infections and dysentery have been known to improve with the use of white oak in the form of a tincture or tea, as well as in capsules of the powdered bark. On the surface of the body, skin infections may be helped by adding the bark to bath water or by applying an infusion or extract to the problem area.

Some other beneficial qualities of while oak include its action as a diuretic, which can improve bladder health and help get rid of kidney stones and gallstones. There has also been found to be an anthelmintic quality to this herb. This makes it effective against parasitic worms such as pinworms which can invade the intestinal tract. In the treatment of upper respiratory infections, due to the saponins it contains, it can act as an expectorant to help get rid of phlegm and mucous.
Daily Dosages

When taken internally, the recommended daily dosage of the powdered bark in capsules is approximately one gram, and preferably it should be taken with food. In the form of extracts, the dosage varies with the strength of the product, but typically is in the range of 30-60 drops diluted in water and taken 2-3 times daily. Applied topically or externally, it may be used as needed.

White oak truly is a multi-purpose supplement with a long history of utilization by different people.

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During famines acorns have saved a lot of people from death.

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As long as you get the poison out they are good to use for bread. Grind them up, and strain them, and cook them up as flat bread

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Gary Oak wrote:http://www.essentialoils.co.za/neem-oil ... ed-for.htm

A friend just told me to look up neem oil. It's a pesticide and works on skin ailments such as cold sores,excema etc...
Hey Gary, I've just started reading this topic and Frosty knows a lot of good stuff, I'm a bit behind tho. Do you get eczema a lot? I still do and came across the honey thing, I found you need organic honey. I might get some soon as I get an itchy forehead every winter which drives me mad. I think some skin trouble is from bacteria and finding there's quite a few antibacterial natural cures out there like this. Organic coconut oil might help, I've been trying that as well.

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Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:56 pm

I always keep manuka honey on hand and my girlfriend is now a believer too as she recently used it on a abrasion. I like this thread as there are a lot of inexpensive cures that work that the pharmaceuticals can't make money off of that will cut into their profits for example, if you have a cold sore, put an ice cube on it for a while. The virus can't take more thana few degrees difference in tempurature and I believe that the immune system easily wipes out the survivors. I have used this one for years yet no doctor will ever tell you about this.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:34 pm

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)
January 26, 2016 | By Sayer Ji | Natural Medicine
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/stevia- ... cal-study/
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Lyme disease is exceedingly difficult to treat, due to its well-known shape-shifting (pleomorphic) abilities, with conventional antibiotics often failing to produce a long-term cure. Could the commonly used natural plant Stevia provide a safer, and more effective means to combat this increasingly prevalent infection?

A promising new preclinical study has revealed that whole stevia leaf extract possesses exceptional antibiotic activity against the exceedingly difficult to treat pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi known to cause Lyme disease. The study found,

Stevia whole leaf extract, as an individual agent, was effective against all known morphological forms of B. burgdorferi.”

At present, the CDC acknowledges that at least 300,000 are infected with Lyme disease, annually, with the conventional standard of care relying on antibiotics that are not only toxic but increasingly coming under scrutiny for addressing only surface aspects of the infection, often leaving antibiotic-resistance Lyme disease deep within the system to continue to cause harm.

burgdorferi has a complex life cycle, and can exist in radically different forms: spirochetes, spheroplast (or L-form which lacks a cell wall), round bodies or cyst form (which allows for dormancy and escaping PCR detection), and highly antibiotic-resistant biofilms. This pleomorphic property makes conventional treatment exceptionally difficult because while some conventional antibiotics are effective against forms with a cell wall such as spirochetes, they are ineffective against those without a cell wall. This enables B. burgdorferi to change form to evade eradication through conventional means. Also, biofilm formation creates a significant barrier against most conventional antibiotics, even when used in combination, and has been recently suggested to be the most effective mechanism of resistance.

The new study was published in the European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology and titled, “Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro,” and conducted by researchers from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT.

The researchers directly compared an alcohol extract of a whole stevia leaf product commonly found on the U.S. retail market to conventional antibiotics, and assessed their respective abilities to kill the various forms of Borrelia burgdorferi, including so called “persister” forms.

The study pointed out that, according to the CDC, about 10-20% of Lyme disease patients treated with antibiotics for the recommended 2-4 weeks experience adverse health effects, such as fatigue, pain, or joint and muscle aches. In some of these patients, the adverse effects last for more than 6 months. These patients are often labeled with “chronic Lyme disease,” or “post treatment Lyme disease syndrome.” While the adverse effects of antibiotics, including their destruction of beneficial microbes in the gut, may account for this syndrome, another possibility is that the drugs drive antibiotic-resistant forms of the disease deeper into the system, resulting in enhanced disease-associated malaise.

Given the well-known challenges of eradicating B. burgdorferi through conventional antibiotics, the researchers explored the potential for stevia as an antimicrobial.

Stevia is not normally considered an anti-microbial agent, but all plants possess in-built phytochemical defense systems which protect them against infection, and which by consuming them, we ourselves can sometimes harness and benefit from. The researchers elaborate on this point:

The leaf extract of Stevia possesses many phytochemicals, which include austroinullin, β-carotene, dulcoside, nilacin, rebaudi oxides, riboflavin, steviol, stevioside, and tiamin with known antimicrobial properties against many pathogens [40, 42, 43]. The role of these compounds is mainly to protect the plant from microbial infection and adverse environmental conditions [38–43].”

The researchers explored Stevia’s potential effectiveness against B. burgdorferi cultures, comparing it to three common antibiotics sometimes used to treat Lyme’s disease: doxycycline, cefoperazone, daptomycin, as well as their combination.

The study results were summarized as follows:

The susceptibility of the different forms was evaluated by various quantitative techniques in addition to different microscopy methods. The effectiveness of Stevia was compared to doxycycline, cefoperazone, daptomycin, and their combinations. Our results demonstrated that Stevia had significant effect in eliminating B. burgdorferi spirochetes and persisters. Sub-culture experiments with Stevia and antibiotics treated cells were established for 7 and 14 days yielding, no and 10% viable cells, respectively compared to the above-mentioned antibiotics and antibiotic combination. When Stevia and the three antibiotics were tested against attached biofilms, Stevia significantly reduced B. burgdorferi forms. Results from this study suggest that a natural product such as Stevia leaf extract could be considered as an effective agent against B. burgdorferi.”

Notably, the study found that the most antibiotic resistant form of B. burgdorferi, the biofilm form, actually increased in mass when individual antibiotics were administered. Stevia, on the other hand, reduced the biofilm mass on both tested surfaces (plastic and collagen) by about 40%.

It is also interesting to note that the stevoside extract, by itself, was not found to be an effective antimicrobial agent against B. burgdorferi; nor did it have any effect on resistant cells. Mass market stevia products, including Coca-cola’s Truvia (ironic branding, considering it does not have the truly therapeutic property of whole stevia), would not, therefore, have the medicinal property associated with the whole herb extract. This speaks, of course, to the well known principle in natural medicine that the activity of the whole can not be reproduced through a part, nor is the therapeutic activity of the whole identical to that of the sum of its parts.

While this is only a preliminary study and should not be interpreted to mean the consumption of whole stevia extract will result in clinical improvements comparable or superior to conventional antibiotics, it opens the door to future research on the topic. That said, anyone who is considering natural ways to prevent Lyme’s disease infection, or to support as an adjunct therapy conventional treatments of the disease, could utilize this safe, food-based substance as a potential means of support and synergy. Certainly, there is little if any indication that stevia could cause harm, unlike conventional treatments. See our stevia research section here for more information.

For more research on natural interventions for Lyme’s disease visit our research page on the topic: Lyme disease research.

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Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:18 pm

I have heard about stevia and now I am interested in giving it a try. I had posted an article already on Rene's Tea but I like the article that you posted more.

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Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:20 pm

A lot of the natural stuff is so amazing, we just need to learn what it is again since the medical business has hidden it, or called it bunk.

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Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:39 pm

I believe that we don't hear about it because these cures will cost the pharmaceutical cartels billions. They don't want us healed. The want us sick and relying on and buying their products.

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Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:00 pm

Pretty much what I said, but yes it's them, and the medical associations.

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Post: # 126711Unread post Gary Oak
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:36 pm

I keep Manuka honey at home and I should get some of the clay too I suppose. I saw a bit on this clay on the news a short while ago.

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Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:39 pm

Some people eat clay, and mud, people think they are crazy, but they are usually just doing whats natural.
A lot of old folks did it, not so much anymore though.
Animals do it all the time.

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