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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Google tells me that might be Methylsulfonylmethane (or MSM). Is that what you mean?


Yes, exactly. It is a bit bitter, but not that bad. It has sulphur compounds, which are very important in bone health. Also check out DMSO, which is related to MSM, and some people combine both. DMSO works well externally as well, can be applied to the back area, best diluted a bit as it can be irritating to the skin in a similar fashion as magnesium oil. Magnesium can also help -externally and internally.
2 months ago
If this is same or similar to spinals stenosis, I read this case "Person took 2 tablespoons of MSM powder a day - 1 in the morning and 1 at night, and her spinal stenosis improved a lot in a short time. Keep in mind, that it is best to start with half teaspoon and slowly build up. It will increase your energy a lot as well, so might be not so good before bed time."
2 months ago
Bitters turn on digestive system, including liver, gallbladder, stomach, etc. Best to take 5-15 minutes before eating, but if you remember after the meal, they can still be helpful. I carry tiny bottle of bitters, and when remember before meals, especially fatty foods such as cheese, I take a few drops. My bitters are strong -Gentian root and small amount of wormwood with mostly dandelion tincture, so  few drops go a long way.
2 months ago
Bee Dee, how much of the tincture your husband is taking a day?
2 months ago

Su Ba wrote:WHITE

This is a young white pipinola, though many folks know it as a chayote or choko. It's not quite real white yet, but as it grows larger and matures, it turns white. We prefer to eat them smaller while the skin is still tender....and more of an off white. I grow plenty of these on my farm, primarily as a food forest plant.



I grow them too, although the part that I like the most is leaves. Older ones are good for cooking and juicing, younger ones I eat raw. In some countries young shoots sauteed are a delicacy. And they grow many of them, that is for sure. In summer it can grow a foot a day.
3 months ago

Not he same as fire weed. Looking for these for medicinal purposes. I have some more interesting medicinal herb and vegetable seeds to offer. If you can swap plants that is even better as sometimes herbs are finicky to start, even if they grow like weeds, where we do not want them.
Picture in here https://www.flickr.com/photos/21657471@N04/8549266687
Here is what I got in my document about asthma (I always type up things as I find them, and one sentence in them I just added from this thread ):
"Vit c (sodium ascorbate powder form) helped heal my son's asthma after using it for only a few days." from the sodium ascorbate amazon review. This mom didn't mention amount, but usually people take 2-3 grams several times a day for problem prevention. Ideally one would like to take up to bowel tolerance for healing. To test bowel tolerance to a test on the day you are home a lot, especially towards the ned of the day. Basically you start taking 2 grams of vit c every hour. Once you get loose bowels, you reached the point. Then reduce a bit and that is your dose. If you do not reach it, try larger doses each hour next day. Some people with acute infections orhuge toxin load might need 200-300 grams daily for a while. Ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate are most ften available forms, and second one is gentler on the stomach, when one takes it in larger amounts. Always dilute it in water right before taking,
One quick remedy to keep on hand, if you find it works for you, is fennel essential oil.  It is a bronchiodilator.  A person can just smell it and open up their tubes, usually.
Nigella sativa ( black cumin, or black seed), seed or seed oil. Take 1 teaspoon of oil or 1 teaspoon to 1 tablspoon of grind seed 3 times a day.
Bromelain in pineapple stem or as a supplement. 500 milligrams taken 3 times daily, taken on empty stomach.
Apply cloth soaked with ginger tea to the chest area, and also drink it.
Fenugreek seed tea
"In my use with clients, I have found Silk Tassel to be one of the FINEST of antispasmodics for menstrual cramps, dysentery (especially from Protozoa infections), and for severe lung spasms, like the kind associated with asthma attacks. There are only a few herbs that I have witnessed, that have the potential to stop a full blown asthma attack. An extract of Silk Tassel is one such herb.
The part of the plant used as a medicine is the leaf and twigs, preferably dried, and extracted as a 1:5 plant extract, using about 50 to 60% alcohol. Dosage range can vary depending on use, but 10 to 20 drops, up to 5 times a day. I also, sometimes make a fresh plant extract with the leaves, a 1:2 ratio, 50% alcohol."
from https://www.voyagebotanica.net/blogs/yerba-mansa-anemopsis-californica/silk-tassel-a-very-important-plant-medicine-for-your-first-aid-kit

Terri Gerard from facebook herbal group drinks plantain leaf tea during an attack.
Carmen Call from facebook herbal group says: "If allergens are causing it, Quercetin is the cure! I needed a dehumidifier and air purifier to breathe for 3 years. I took quercetin for 2 days and my asthma VANISHED. That was 2 months ago. My life has completely changed." She took Oregon's Wild Harvest, Aller-Aid with Quercetin. In each 2 capsules there are 275 mg. of quercetin and 150 mg. of nettle. There are also 250 mg. of vitamin C and 300 mg. of N-Acetyl Cysteine. It takes 1-2 weeks for most people until full results are seen, though gradual improvement will be noticed earlier. Carmen takes only one of them a day.
Raw pastured milk helped child to stop asthma attacks. However pasteurized commercial milk makes things worse.
Astaxanthin antioxidant normalizes histamine levels in people with asthma. Take 12mg a day. Naturally found in red seaweed, algae, and salmon.
Sleep on a pillow stuffed with elder leaves. Do not take internally as they are poisonous to some degree.
Loquat leaves (Eriobotrya japonica) make sure to brush off fuzzy part under the leaf before tincturing or using for tea as they can irritate mucous membranes.
Take a teaspoon of mustard seed powder twice a day, can be mixed with molasses. Some people claim it cured their asthma. Mustard leaves can be be used in similar way or mixed with raw honey.
Aloe sliced leaves steeped in cold water for a few hours. Drink the water.
Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Hungerian wormwood (artemisia pontica)
Licorice, elecampane, aniseed, lobelia , and flower of sulphur powders mixed with honey. Take a teaspoon daily.
Lobelia Inflata (powdered seeds, herb and seed pods) - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day.
Catnip, pennyroyal, thyme tea, parsley root
During attack -take a teaspoon of lobelia tincture in a cup of warm tea.
Make a decoction with seneca snake root -Polygala senega (half an ounce for 1 pint of water, simmer until reduced in half) and take tablespoon every 10-15 minutes during attack.
Decoction formula- sage, lungwort, licorice, mullein leaves, hoarhound - 1/2 ounce each simmered in a quart of water for 20 min. Take a quarter of the cup (2 ounces) at the bedtime.
Herbalists in Ghana have long used amor seco (Desmodium adscendens) leaves to treat bronchial asthma. The treatment was so successful that it attracted attention from the scientific community. In 1977, a clinical observational study on humans showed that 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried amor seco leaf powder daily (in three dosages) produced improvement and remission in most asthma patients treated. In a study published in 2011, researchers once again validated amor seco's traditional uses as a natural remedy for asthma. They reported that the methanol extract of amor seco was the strongest in relaxing the tracheas of mice and ethanol extracts and water extracts had the same activity but to a lesser degree. Generally, 1-3 cups of amor seco leaf tea (standard infusion) daily, 4-6 ml of a standard tincture, or 4-5 g of powdered leaves in capsules daily are used.
Other herbs which have been used to treat asthma are comfrey, cramp bark, marshmallow, wild cherry, coltsfoot, yellow dock, elecampane, garlic, ginseng, horehound, lemon and honey, licorice root, mullein, mustard, pine gum, peppermint, slippery elm, and wintergreen.
"Between the girl's gasps, Dr. Christopher gave her sips of peppermint tea until she had taken a full cup. When she finished that, in about ten minutes, he gave her a teaspoonful of tincture of lobelia. In another ten minutes, he gave her another teaspoonful, and then a few minutes later, a third teaspoonful. He had never used more than three teaspoonfuls of the tincture of lobelia, because he was always called during asthma attacks at crisis. That is the best time to clear the ailment. They sat and talked after the girl had swallowed the third teaspoonful, and then she started to throw up. She vomited continually for an hour or so until she had nothing left in her; it brought up pus and phlegm from yellows to greens to blacks. She rolled over and fell asleep, so the Christophers left. She never had another asthma attack after that, as long as she stayed on the program, and grew up to have beautiful children of her own." Peppermint tea helped to relax muscles, so she wouldn't be sore from vomiting.
4 months ago

Dale Hodgins wrote:

Don't waste a penny on homeopathy. A treatment should have at least some plausible means by which it could work. The idea that vaccines cause your allergies is also unsubstantiated. Allergies existed long before there were vaccines. It's your body reacting to the pollen and chemicals that plants naturally produce.



I had similar opinion too, but then I got stung by a bee. I was visiting my friend a day after, and sting area was getting worse, not better - it was super itchy, swollen and redness started developing around the area. My friend brought me Apis homeopathic remedy and also homeopathic sting ointment. No kidding, in 5 minutes I had zero itching, and in 1-2 hours no more swelling or redness. And that is despite me not believing in the stuff. Apis is actually made from the bee sting material, so remedy was very well matched.  I started testing homeopathics for other things, and noticed, that lower potencies (30 and less) do not do anything for me. But 200C and higher work very well. But remedy has to be matched quite well. And to do that -read homeopathic Materia Medica and homeopathic repertories, not popular homeopathy books. Popular books now approach homeopathy as current medical system does - specific remedy or drug for specific disease, and that is like a shot in the dark. Remedy has to match personality and specific symptoms, not the disease. Healing a person, not the disease. First aid homeopathics are generally okay to use, that most people use, since one doesn't have an hour or two to read during emergency. but other stuff is individual.
4 months ago

Marco Banks wrote:They look very much like the grubs I regularly find in mulch.  I get them from those bright metallic green fig beetles that are common here.  

I find them occasionally munching on my sweet potatoes, nom, nom, nom.  I get thousands of them, however (both grubs and almost invasive sweet potatoes), so the bigger issue for me are the raccoons and possums that love to dig through the mulch to find them.



We have those here too, and I am wondering, if their grubs are edible? People who ate wood eating grubs said they tasted very good sauteed, and because they are so fat, no additional fat is needed.
5 months ago
And I wonder, if all grubs in the soil are edible...
5 months ago