Herbal antiseptics

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Herbal antiseptics abound in nature. Lavender and sage are two of the strongest and most common. Other very antiseptic herbs include eucalyptus, clove, rosemary and chaparral. You can make an extremely effective antiseptic rinse with any of the above herbs, water and a few drops of alcohol. Or you can make an herbal vinegar by soaking any herb in vinegar for a month or longer. Always store all herbal products in a cool, dark dry place.

You can make an herbal rinse with just water but it will only be good for a few days.

-- R (riversoma@aol.com), July 25, 1999


Silver is also an excellent disinfectant or antiseptic. I have a one ounce round silver coin in my refrigerator water jug. That is what the pioneers did to keep their water and milk pure and drinkable.

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), July 25, 1999.

After reading so much about colloidal silver, we bought a generator for making the stuff. I have psoriasis on my hands,feet, & elbows. I suffer from cracks in the skin, & have tried everything with little relief. Some of the literature I have lists common ailments that silver can help, & psoriasis was listed,so I put it in a spray bottle, & have sprayed the areas 3 times a day. After the first day, I could see a difference. Now, it is almost gone, & has just been about a week & 1/2. I have read where a given antibiotic drug will effectively kill only six to eight different micro-organisms. Colloidal silver is effective on over 650 bacteria & viruses. originally, I had purchased two bottles of silver,but after researching, we decided to go with the generator so we can make our own. Anyone else doing the same?

-- Carol Ann (JCclass69@aol.com), July 25, 1999.

www.silversolutions has colloidal silver factories for sale at only $79. It will serve you for the rest of your life and save you many thousands of dollars in doctor bills! No more pneumonia! Colds and sore throats last less than 48 hours instead of 2 weeks!

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), July 26, 1999.

The milky sap from broken leaves and twigs of Osage Orange trees (also know as Bodarc or bois de arc) is quite a good antiseptic on surface cuts.

It stings quite a bit, but works quickly. The tree is found from the Midwest throughout the South, to the Great Plains. It is thorny and produces large, green, knobby fruits the size of large grapefruits.

I have no information on storing it. I've only used it fresh.

-- Jon Williamson (jwilliamson003@sprintmail.com), July 26, 1999.

Calendula flowers also work very well this way- make a tincture with the, use it for cuts and scrapes- great for kids boo-boos....

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), July 27, 1999.

Garlic is a powerful antibiotic. It must be crushed and raw, and will work better if left for a few minutes before being eaten or applied. The crushing/cutting of a clove combines two chemicals which become a good antibiotic.

Keep in mind that antibiotic means against life and that the trick is to kill the bacteria without harming the host.

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), July 27, 1999.

Tea tree oil is good as is propolis (for bees).

-- Mara Wayne (MaraWAyne@aol.com), July 28, 1999.

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