posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:59 AM
It's never really been eradicated and the invasion of foreigners guarantees that we'll see (and are seeing) an increase in it's prevalence.
Tuberculosis is a gram positive aerobe that is airborne. It has a 3-4 week incubation and a high death rate. There are a few versions of TB but
they're all bad. Classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, weight loss and fatigue.
Barberry again. There are other herbs to treat all these ailments but I'm trying to stick with a handful that are good for several things. There's
also nettle. Just so we're clear about which nettle, it's the urtica dioica. You may prefer the TB over dealing with that nettle but rethink it
and just put on a pair of stout gloves. Two teaspoons of the dried leaves in 8 oz. boiling water steeped 15 minutes and taken twice a day has
surprisingly effective results. Even after you're feeling better, treatment will need to continue for about 6-8 months. It's a persistent and
Influenza is a virus with a 1-2 day incubation period that is transmitted via contact with infective droplets, body fluids (all of them). UV (good
ol' sunlight) deactivates it on surfaces. If only we could breathe in sunshine we could avoid the chills, fever, sore threat, muscle pains,
headache, coughing, weakness, even the death producing pneumonia. Good handwashing and hygienic practices have helped in the past but the current
strain of flu seems to be laughing at our efforts as evidenced by the level 6 global pandemic we're experiencing. Wash down contaminated surfaces
with bleach OR ammonia (not both). Take liquids, lots of rest, Tylenol.
Catnip 10 t. dried leaves in 1 qt. water steeped 10 minutes and take 2-6 oz. three times a day.
Poplar 2-5 grams powdered bark in 1 qt. water steeped and taken three times a day.
For the cytokine storm that accompanies the flu, I took N-acetyl Cysteine, 2 every 12 hours with good results.
Malaria is mosquito born and develops 7-9 days after an infective bite. Artemisia is the treatment of choice if no antimalarials are available. From
the studies I've seen, it looks to be more effective than the allopathic antimalarials. Malaria is characterized by chills, fever, sweating,
headache, shaking, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches.
Bitter Melon in an aqueous extract of the fruit, leaves, seeds or seed oils 15 grams daily, (about 2 oz. day).
Neem is also very effective and if you can't find artemisia, neem is the next best thing.
Leprosy has such a long incubation period (3-5 years) that they're still not sure if it's airborne or transmitted via parasitic bites. Good
evidence has been presented from both sides of the argument but if you contract it, you probably won't care about such details. Fortunately, it
doesn't seem to be highly contagious. It presents as 1 or more hypo- pigmented skin lesions with decreased sensation to touch, heat or pain and that
don't heal after several weeks to months. Numbness or absent sensation in hands, arms, feet or legs, muscle weakness causing foot drop or dragging
of feet when walking. Loss of body hair including eyebrows and eyelashes.
If you don't have access to Rifampin then Chaulmooga oil from the seed 5-10 drops applied topically. Taken internally in SMALL doses due to it's
toxicity and irritation. The seed powder 3-5 grams in a tea once daily. It's at least a 4 month treatment so go easy on the tea.
Bubonic Plague (black death) is a gram negative anaerobic bacteria transmitted from the bite of fleas and ticks on rodents or the bite of the rodent
itself (that includes squirrel, etc.). Can also be picked up from the droplets from infected cats and people. Very high death rate and can kill in
24 hours after symptoms begin. It has a 2-4 day incubation.
It starts with swollen lymph glands then quickly progresses to red spots on the skin turning black, heavy breathing, bloody vomit, coughing, severe
pain. You literally are decomposing while still alive.
Europeans are assumed to have a higher resistance to it since their ancestors are those who survived the last outbreak of plague (there have been
many). The only alternative therapy I've seen to combat this one is "thieves oil". Apparently, so the story goes, the gypsies during the European
plague were robbing the bodies of plague victim with no ill effect to themselves. When captured and threatened by the king, they revealed the secret
of their formula and for their compliance were granted a hanging instead of being burned at the stake.
Like Kentucky Fried Chicken, there are a few different versions of the "original" recipe floating around but they all share a few things in
common. Here's a typical recipe:
1t. each of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, rosemary in 1 oz. carrier oil (olive, almond, whatever). Delivery is via inhalation from an
infuser or just rubbed like Vicks Vap-O-Rub on your chest or upper lip. The oldest known recipe and therefore the most likely to be the true original
1/2 C. wormwood, 1/2 C. meadowsweet, 1/2 C. juniper berries, 1/2 C. sage, 2 oz. rosemary, 3 grams camphor, 2 oz. elcampagne root, 2 oz. horehound, 2
oz. angelica, 2 oz. cinnamon and 50 cloves in a base of 3 pts. white wine vinegar. An essential oil is made of each of the individual ingredients
before combining in a base. It's a lot of trouble to make but history records that none of the perfumers of the day (including Nostradamus himself)
got the plague.. You can currently buy pre-made bottles of it for relatively cheap. It's worth the space in my BOB to avoid this god-awful
Scabies & Mites
These little freeloading carriers get up under your skin and start constructing colonies using your body for the building materials. Intense itching,
red splotchy rashes.
Neem is par excellence for ridding yourself of both bugs (and several others). Full strength to affected area thrice daily. You can make a strong
tea of either rosemary or tansy with 1 T. dried herb to 1 C. water. Steep 20 minutes, strain, cool, then wash the affected area with the tea three
times a day.
Clove oil 10 drops in 1 C. vegetable oil or a mix of 1/2 C water and 1/2 C. honey applied generously especially before bedtime. I'm not kinky enough
to dip myself in honey before going to bed so I'd probably stick with the clove oil.
Onion skins 1/2 dozen boiled 15-30 minutes in 1 qt. water, cooled then applied liberally is another treatment.
Head lice can be smothered with any kind of oil left on overnight with your head wrapped. A few drops of rosemary oil on your comb or hairbrush daily
should prevent ever getting them.
Vectors like fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitos, biting flies, etc. can carry deadly diseases that will so severely incapacitate you that you are unable
to provide for or defend your family in chaotic times. In addition to maintaining hygienic standards, learning a few natural insect repellents could
make all the difference to your survival.