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From Vermulen's Prisma:
History of gelsemium: It is unclear whether yellow jasmine was used in Native American medicine. The plant came into regular use in the middle of the 19th century. the plant was brought into notice, as far as we can learn, in the following manner: A planter of Mississippi, whose name we have forgotten, while labouing, under a severe attack of bilious fever, which resisted all the usual remedies, sent a servant into his garden to procure a certain medicinal root, and prepare an infusion of it for him to drink. The servant, by mistake, collected another root, and gave an infusion to his master who shortly after swallowing some of it, was seized with a complete loss of muscular power, unable to move a limb, or even rasie his eyelids., although he could hear, and was cognisant of circumstance transpiring around him.
His friends, greatly alarmed, collected around him, watching the result with much anxiety, and expecting every minute to see him breathe his last. After some hours, he gradually recovered himself, and was astonished to find that his fever had left him. Ascertaining from his servant what plant it was the root of which acted in this manner, he collected some of it, and employed it successfully on his own plantation, as well among his neighbors.
The success of this article finally reached the ear of some physician, who prepared it from a nostrum called the "electrical febrifuge" which was disguised as the essence of wintergreeen. This plant was the yellow jessamine, and a knowledge of it's remarkable effects was not communicated to hte profession until a later period. During the civil war, when popular medicines were not obtainable in the south, gelsemium was used as a substitute for opium. "The expressed juice was found to produce insensibility to pain, and yet without stupor. Overdoses, however, produced unconsciousness and death."
Originally posted by wayno
reply to post by nikiano
The good doctor says:
... raising concern that natural immunity to wild type H1N1, as well as immunity generated by the killed vaccine, which does not have D225G, will lead to high ratios of D225G to wild type, leading to more serious disease.
December 2, 2009
The above numbers represent the latest update from the Ukraine Ministry of Health. As the number of cases approach 2 million, the rate of increase has slowed and shifted to the east. The largest daily update was in Donetsk, which rose by 5892 cases to 127,584 (see map). However. Increases in deaths are being report across the eastern border in Russia, were there have been 30 deaths reported in Saratov. Similarly, almost 200 deaths have been reported in Turkey, raising concerns of D225G spread.
The initial data showed strong association of D225G with fatal cases. Of the 9 samples from western Ukraine, all four fatal cases had D225G. In contrast nasal washes from surviving cases were positive for the same sub-clade, but were wild type at position 225, suggesting that infections were mixtures and virus with D225G targeted the lung, while wild type remained in the upper respiratory tract.
This tissue tropism poses surveillance problems, because most sequences come from nasal pharyngeal swabs, which may not reflect D228G in the lung. Currently, only 1% of HA sequences have D225G, although it was present in April in the vaccine target, A/California/7/2009, as a mixture. The version with D225G was selected for the target in the attenuated carrier distributed as a flu mist. In contrast, the killed infected vaccine has the HA version of California/7 with wild type D at position 225, raising concerns that killed vaccine or natural immunity will select for D225G. This concern was increased when Mill Hill labeled Ukraine H1N1 with D225G a low reactor.
Originally posted by wylee
SO it's slowed down a bit. But now's it spread to Turkey. Let's hope when it gets to Egypt it doesn't do it with H5N1.
Vaccines which have been approved by the responsible government authorities for vaccination against the alleged H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu have been found to contain nano particles. Vaccine makers have been experimenting with nanoparticles as a way to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now it has come out that the vaccines approved for use in Germany and other European countries contain nanoparticles in a form that reportedly attacks healthy cells and can be deadly.
In 2007 researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) announced in an article in the journal, Nature Biotechnology, that they had developed a “nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.” The article went on to describe the effects of their breakthrough: “At a mere 25 nanometers, these particles are so tiny that once injected, they flow through the skin’s extracellular matrix, making a beeline to the lymph nodes. Within minutes, they’ve reached a concentration of DCs thousands of times greater than in the skin. The immune response can then be extremely strong and effective.” 1
There is only one small problem with vaccines containing nanoparticles—they can be deadly and at the least cause severe irreparable health damage.
Originally posted by Kailassa
reply to post by nikiano
How would you make a homeopathic remedy from an oil?
Tea-tree oil is wonderful for any influenza which affects the lungs, but it's labelled poison. Swallowing it causes a heat and slight prickliness right through, but concentrated in the chest. It also causes you to sleep much more soundly and quite a bit longer than usual.
What would you think of using it homeopathically?
METHODOLOGY OF THE TRIAL
The methodology adopted for the 2001 proving at the Sydney College of Homoeopathic Medicine was following closely the guidelines of the Dynamis School as laid down in Jeremy Sherr's excellent methodologies book. The trial was truly double blind in that neither the participants, control group, coordinator, supervisor, or principal of the college knew the actual substance being proved. It was only unblinded after five weeks of trialing the medicine.
METHODOLOGY IN PREPARATION OF THE MEDICINE
The medicine selected for proving, Tea Tree, was prepared according to Hahnemannian guidelines as laid down in the Organon of Medicine. The whole plant was chosen not just the oil, which has the recognised toxicological effect.
(acknowledgments Jeremy Sherr, David Reilly)
Clinical Trial Design
The SCHM provings follow the guidelines laid down in the Organon by Hahnemann and more recently Sherr methodologies book on provings.
Proving Coordinator - Alastair Gray RSHom DSH PCH ARoH
Data collection - Diary/journal format
Statistical Design - Single group with no placebo controls
Method of Blinding - Double-blind
Controls - External group distance students controlled
Julia Twohig and Brauers Biotherapeutics
Thanks to Julia Twohig for having the remedy made, and ensuring the pharmacy was impeccable. The medicine can be ordered from Brauers Biotherapeutics Tanuunda South Australia 1300308108
There were a total of 23 participants. There were 17 women and 6 men ranging in age from 27 to
58 years. Twelve provers received verum and there were 11 supervisors for those provers.
1 m 6c
2 f 6c
3 f 6c
4 f 6c
5 m 30c
6 f 30c
7 f 30c
8 f 30c
9 m 30c
10 f 6c
11 m 6c
12 f 30c
13 m s
14 f s
15 f s
16 f s
17 f s
18 f s
19 f s
20 f s
21 m s
22 f s
23 f s
There was no dropouts from this homeopathic drug proving.
Prover Selection Inclusion Criteria - each prover included in this homeopathic drug proving:
i. was in a general state of good health for that person. The homeopathic physician conducting the drug proving and the potential prover agreed he/she was in general good health. A routine evaluation was done to support this assessment. No laboratory tests were ordered.
i. agreed in advance to fully comply with instructions for keeping the journal. The prover capably observed and described symptoms experienced from participating in the homeopathic drug proving.
i. did not engage in any elective medical treatments (such as surgery or dental procedures) for the duration of the homeopathic drug proving.
i. did not undergo any major life changes (moving, getting married or divorced, etc.) and continued the usual habits and patterns of daily living.
i. was competent and signed the informed consent.
i. was over the age of 18.
Prover Selection Exclusion Criteria - the following criteria excluded a person from the homeopathic drug proving:
i. current or ongoing medical treatment.
i. birth control pills within the past 3 months, or surgery within the past 6 weeks.
i. pregnancy or nursing.
i. under the age of 18.
i. not having complete competence.
i. failure to complete the journal during the pre-proving observation period.
General Drug Proving Outline
All provers signed an informed consent. This classical homeopathic drug proving lasted at least 8 weeks per prover. There was a two week pre-proving observation period to establish the baseline rhythm and symptom picture for each prover. This is a single-case study control, comparing symptoms noted during the pre-proving observation period with those experienced after taking the homeopathic remedy. Only the external coordinator, not the coordinator, supervisors or provers were aware of the substance being proved until after the trial was unblinded.
The remedy was administered 3 times daily (5 drops sublingually) until the prover developed symptoms or for three days. If no symptoms occurred in three days, the prover stopped taking the remedy and continued recording in their journal. No food was eaten for at least 15 minutes prior to taking the remedy and no food was eaten for at least 15 minutes following administration of the remedy.
Symptom Collection and Evaluation
Provers noted in their journals the symptoms associated with the administration of the homeopathic remedy for one month and a two week post-proving observation period. The symptoms experienced after the administration of the remedy were compared with symptoms noted during the pre-proving observation period and were evaluated according to the criteria from Sherrs book. All provers completed an exit interview where each symptom experienced was reviewed once again for additional clarification. All symptoms were noted for being either new symptoms, old symptoms, or altered symptoms. Some provers experienced a relief of chronic symptoms (such as the clearing of a chronically stuffy nose.) There were no adverse effects noted at the time of the exit interview
So, in western medicine, we get, um, I guess what you would call "collateral damage" from treating only the disease; we get side effects.
Originally posted by Kailassa
reply to post by nikiano
I'll have to get hold of some.
10. THEMES FROM THE PROVING OF TEA TREE
What is there and is not there
Nose and cold symptoms
Symptoms Tea Tree cured
- shame, guilt, ashamed feeling and depression
Tea Tree creates
- Biting nails, Clamness Relaxed, Irritibility
- Cold, icy, freezing - prover 6, prover 12, prover 4.
- Reynards - prover 4
- External heat, shoulder, head, vertex - prover 5, prover 4, prover 7, prover 3.
- Head in the brain - prover 4.
- 20-cent piece - prover 3, prover 4.
- Music teaching - prover 4, prover 2.
- Visual disturbances - prover 8
- Stool, abdomen, constipation - prover 11, prover 4.
- Forehead heavy - prover 4, prover 5.
- Leg cramping - prover 2
- Palpitations - prover 2, prover 5.
- Left sided - prover 7.
- Pain on driving - prover 8, prover 7.
- Bubbling - prover 8, prover 7.
- Dandruff - prover 7, prover 3, prover 8
- Knees - prover 8, prover 7.
- Cold like symptoms - prover 6, prover 12, prover 21, prover 3.
- Delusion, ugly is - prover 8, prover 4.
- Everyone else is slim and beautiful - prover 8.
- Sadness - prover 8.
- I was anxious generally about the proving, ie fearful of having a bad experience long term, also concerned about fulfilling responsibilities properly. Ultra relaxed, more optimistic, positive, not as driven.
- Attitude to people, Spent more time with people socialising
- Attitude to work not so driven, when tired I did not push myself procrastinated in getting to tasks
- Managing stress and problems, I was involved in some stressful events at work including a very stressful meeting on Day 2. However I recovered peace of mind much quicker than usual.
- I got very involved (emotionally) in the plight of the asylum seekers on the Tampa, the political responses and the long term implications.
- Energy levels, high, sexuality: day dreaming, and flirtatious feeling
Nose, catarrh, post,nasal
Nose, discharge, bland
Nose, discharge, clear
Noise, discharge, posterior nares
Nose, discharge, right side
Nose Discharge, scanty
Nose, discharge, watery
Nose, discharge, watery, right
Nose heaviness root
Nose sneezing coryza without
Nose, sneezing, tingling in nose
Nose Sneezing, violent
Nose, tingling, inside
Nose, tingling, inside, right
According to the testimony of numerous local bloggers in Saratov outbreak of pneumonic plague. The authorities carefully conceal the epidemic, and deny it.
December 3rd FSB even grabbed some unfortunate student, accusing him of spreading "false rumors". However, it is difficult to conceal the facts
Residents of the city reported that the true cause of death of cases "swine flu" was the pneumonic plague - pneumonia with the highest mortality, death from which there comes for 1-4 days.
Local online newspaper "Fourth Estate", with reference to a source at the company said that staff CHP-5 in Saratov warned about spraying in the city with helicopters disinfecting solution.
In the coming days, workers advised to drink only boiled water or even brush your teeth only with boiled water, and close the window and after 21.00 did not go out.
According to the publication, on disinfection at the station reported on the speakerphone, but that the duty shift CHP Alexander Shakin said that access to the speakerphone is only him. "There are no ads on it was not done", - assured the shift. Then at the publication appeared clarification: "At 20.00 on the refined data, information is disseminated not by a speakerphone, and to pass the enterprise."
One of the residents of Saratov confirmed "Gazeta.ru", that the station CHP-5 and the city has insaydovskaya information that Saratov closed and will spray disinfectants.
Information about the epidemic began to spread further on Tuesday, December 1.
On Wednesday in Saratov prematurely closed shops, in shopping centers and cafes were fewer people than usual, but at eight o'clock in the evening the streets deserted. On the way home Saratovtsev bought drinking water. A guard of one of the major stores tried to convince sellers to close the trade and to go home, explaining that the upcoming disinfection of the air told him commander of the guard.
Residents of the city also told that on Wednesday around the city was not working mobile communications. As suggested Saratovtsev, this is due to the fact that citizens have started urgently in response to the epidemic to call their relatives in the hospital. News agency "Sight-Info reported that the city prepared to enter a state of emergency, to close the airport and all exits.
Officials admit that in Saratov remains "difficult situation".
Because of the plague epidemic in the region immediately returned from a working trip to the Governor Pavel Ipatov, in closed quarantine at schools, colleges (some never opened after the November holidays, and Saratov State University was closed on the first day of the session), and even hospitals (there are not allowed visitors) .
Information about the plague is confirmed by independent sources.
"I met today with the little man, he came from the Saratov region. He told me that the city of Saratov is closed. Everywhere are CAT with a zone of exclusion for washing machines. People do not admit and is not released. Avian influenza? No, it seems, nevertheless, pneumonic plague, "wrote Paul Muscovite.
"Urgent to all! There is information that the city of Saratov is closed for quarantine. Trains pass "through" the city without stopping. City morgues are full, no drugs.
People die from respiratory diseases. No exact information, and the media are silent (though, as usual), "wrote a resident of Ufa Ilya Oleynikov.
Recall that the recent outbreak of pneumonic plague was recorded in Ukraine. Ordinary Ukrainians accused of infecting his country plague Russian terrorist organization "of FSB of Russia," It is possible that an epidemic of pneumonic plague in Saratov associated with the diversion of the strains with located in the city or in the vicinity of the secret factory for manufacturing biological weapons.
Some residents of Saratov explain the plague in the city of other causes:
Swipe Voskresenskoe old cemetery, which is located in the city, and from there climbed up some very contagious pneumonic plague. There was also information that the city will be sprayed from the air, and therefore should stock up on water and provisions, and some days not to leave the house. Working in the administration told the lady that there are thinking about closing the city to quarantine.
Downtown mad: All non-food shops were closed, closed the sale of food products of all the people who actually bought all that was. Despite the denials of the city authorities, were seen: one helicopter with a searchlight flew over cheto nephew and scattered from the air, a strange smell in the streets of the city.
Others write about the leakage of biological weapons:
"Yesterday we in the city was information that rampaged epidemic of pneumonic plague, people die from it, like flies, for 2 days, no treatment. In this connection, will be handling toxic chemicals of the city from 20 to 22 with helicopters and planes.
City closed for quarantine. In the water at the Institute "Microbe" was launched this virus,
Water not to drink for 3 days. The panic in the city continued, as have friends and relatives at the top and they say that we will pay out.
The result: shops, clubs, etc. are closed, without waiting for the end of the day, drinking water for sale. Cellular little work on the street the feeling that early morning of Jan. 1, people and cars a rarity. "
Earlier reports on the increasing number of cases of pneumonic plague in the Lipetsk region.
Originally posted by nikiano
2. If you're wanting the silver just for the flu, you could go with a similar remedy that is cheaper and more readily available. Ferrum phosphoricum, for example, is a known flu remedy, and ferrum is just one row above argentum on the periodic table of elements. And ferrum phosphoricum is a common remedy that you can find at any of the health food stores that sells homeopathics.