Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Medieval cold and flu?
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--- On Thu, 9/24/09, McIsaac & Capnerhurst <cageytlc@...> wrote:
From: McIsaac & Capnerhurst <cageytlc@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Medieval cold and flu?
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:01 PMI took plenty, in tincture and other forms. And I took it in many different regimes as well. As herbalists, most of us are trained to feel and judge effects on our bodies. I never found Ech. did a thing for me.Years later, my mentor told me that Ech. doesn't work on 'O's. Years after that, I found out my blood type was O. Since it's immune action lies in boosting T cell count, it is possible that certain kinds of blood are less stimulated by the herb. I'm not a 'blood type' kinda gal, but I'll have to go with my experience." If you have type ‘O' blood group you may find Echinacea tincture doesn't work as well for you but Plantain tincture may work very well.""which, unlike Echinacea, can be recommended for all blood types." http://www.forresth ealth.com/ store/Blood- Type-O/http://www.Mistical AcScents. etsy.com
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facebook.com/ trey.capnerhurst----- Original Message -----From: Amy ProvostSent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 2:15 PMSubject: Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Medieval cold and flu?
I have never, ever heard of echinacea not working for any blood type. If echinacea doesn't work (as in some clinical trials), you're just not taking enough. Recent research has also shown that the medicine is most concentrated in the seeds, not the roots as once thought.
Best bet for staying healthy this season is a daily dose of raw garlic (anti-microbial properties are lost during cooking), astragalus, and eleuthero (fka siberian ginseng).
AmelineOn Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM, McIsaac & Capnerhurst <cageytlc@telus. net> wrote:
- Salt. Sprinkle it on your carpet. Salt dries out fleas and their eggs. Vacuum later. Also, you can rigg up a fleas catcher for night time use. I used a night light with an extention cord, taped to the bottom brace of a kitchen chair. Under the light, fill a cake pan with about 1/4" of water and a few drops of soap. The soap breaks the surface tension causing the fleas to sink. You will find fewer and fewer fleas in the pan the longer you do this. Plus, it is non-toxic.
--- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, "perriscott" <DamePosintella@...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> This is going to sound silly... but it works!
> I live in Northern Alabama and I (like most everyone else) fight a yearly invasion with fleas. My cats were all inside and never went out so the culprit bringing them in was me from either mowing the yard or just getting the mail every evening after work. The Frontline worked on the cats but the little sticky mouse traps (flat cards with 'baited glue' on them) worked far better. They come in a three-pac and can be slid under things like sofas and 'fridges/freezers. Once they are full you just toss them. Works on spiders and roach-water bug type creepies too. My cats were very good about not getting into them, but I can't say about anyone elses pets, of course.
> Dio-Earth also works really good-- recomended from an herbalist friend of mine years ago.
> I have since moved, and live with folks that are sensitive to dust particulates so this isn't something that I have suggested. However the very best, All Natural, Chemical Free pesticide that I have found is a chicken. Yep, that's right a live chicken.
> Now granted, I live in a rural area and grandma keeps Guinea fowl and those are free range pest controllers munching on fleas and ticks. The regular chickens also do this but don't range as far. We had an incident back in late spring/early summer with a cyote getting hold of one of the chickens and snatched mostly a mouth full of feathers and leaving several deep lacerations. My cousin-- whom I live with-- was determined to save it. So into the cat carrier it went and home it came. Now I will be the first to admit that I thought that nursing a chicken in the house wasn't the best idea; especially when it came to letting her run around the house at will. Chickens have very little concept of "litter box training"...!
> By the time she was healthy enough to be put back with the rest of the flock there wasn't a single flea to be found in the house. During the height of summer she stayed in the house at night and went out in the morning and low and behold neither a flea or tick to be had inside all summer. A can of carpet spot cleaner and a brush took care of the occasional mess she left.
> I decided that even if this was one of the most red-necked things I had ever heard of--straight out of the "Beverly Hillbillies"-- it worked; it was free; and it had no chemicals short of the carpet cleaner and a little effort (and a lot of tolerance!) :-7
> Oh, and the salve used was Vasiline, white willow bark, lavender, oregano and neo-sporin. It worked great.
> I hope you have gotten a smile or a laugh from this-- I know I did living it!
> Be healthy,
> Elspeth McArran
> Kingdom of Meredies
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> --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, Dianne Russell <cat_herder@> wrote:
> > Is there anything natural I can use to get rid of fleas on my pets and in my house? We have use Frontline and Advantage on the cats all spring and summer and nothing is working. However the Advantage did work in the past until early summer of this year.
> > We have used bug bombs of every kind on the market from department stores, home centers, expensive pet shops and nothing is working. It knoxs them back for a few days but they are back before the week is out. I read about salting your carpets and we tried that but it didn't work and took forever to get out of the carpets. We vacuum every day. Change the vacuum bag. Put a flea collar in the bag.
> > We don't have a every cold winter here in North Florida to kill them off. The inside cats seem to be having it worst then the outside cats.
> > thanks.