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Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by Peanut, Jan 13, 2020.

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  1. Jan 13, 2020 #1

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    Since it seems to be going around with a vengeance this year I thought I’d include how I treat it…

    Elder flower tincture, it prevents a virus from replicating. I needed it Saturday but was to sick to find it until today.

    Another one I was to sick to find Saturday... Boneset tincture, no, it doesn’t set bones… If you have a fever so high it feels like your bones are breaking. Boneset will lower the fever when nothing else will.

    I had to call the sage of lookout Mtn tonight. I had made tincture a few years ago but lost(couldn't find) the instructions. Boneset works best as a tea, but I had tincture. The sage knew a trick (as always). Mix a quarter cup of tincture in a quart of water, apply heat and reduce by half… you then have boneset tea! (this only applies to boneset tincture)

    Antivirals – poke sallet, usnea, yellowroot and sweet leaf (sweet leaf also dissipates fever). All of these are excellent antivirals.

    Sorry if I’m not clear or coherent, I have a bad case of the flu! :(

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  2. Jan 13, 2020 #2

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    Awesome, I forgot about boneset.
    The post I made to Bacpacker on what's everybody doing today about the teas...I always used elderberry tea in my big pot of tea also; again, mine came from a package since I didn't have access to fresh, homegrown or harvesting it myself.
    You did good, @Peanut !!! Even if you are sick. I've used usnea also. Get better soon.:coffee:
     
  3. Jan 13, 2020 #3

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    I need to get some elderberries and make some. I heard about a woman I know who was coughing so hard she broke a rib. The broken rib punctured her lung. Evidently she has been in the hospital for a few days. She had 4 drainage tubes at first and is down to one now. I am concerned about her because I don't think she has health insurance.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 #4

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    The worst part of a really bad flu… Is when you lose the remote and are to sick to find it. 48hrs my tv was on the same channel and it wasn’t even a good channel, mostly commericals. :( I will add that after 48hrs I have some really creative suggestions for what Jimmy Dean can do with his sausage biscuits… :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 #5

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    You can buy elderberry syrup at Walgreens. It is expensive, but the stores near us stock it. We have had two friends that have gotten the flu. Seems like it is a mongrel strain that will really knock your hat in the creek. They were both bed ridden and very sick for nearly two weeks.

    My go-to's are massive amounts of Vitamin C, and honey and cinnamon.
     
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    ROFL! Thanks for this! We all need a really good laugh everyday!

    But hopefully, you are feeling better!
     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 #7

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    Far be it from me to ever give a nod to a product instead of a natural plant... I've never tried it but people I trust in the herb world recommend it... Sambucol... Wally, CVS, Walgreens... they all sell it. If you can't acquire your own elderberry (Sambucus nigra). This works for a lot of people.

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    Elder pretty much grows itself. I cleaned off and removed an old fence and found elderberry I didn’t know I had. That year the county bush hogged the right of way of a gravel road. The next spring hundreds of elderberry sprouts came up.

    I harvested a dozen and set them out. I went over in the pasture and scooped up a ton of cow manure and spread it out. 2 years later I have all the elderberry I will ever need for medicine. If you have space, a fence around a small yard… You can order elderberry sprouts from online nurseries… It’s that simple.

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  9. Jan 14, 2020 #9

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    :LOL:

    If you folks are talking about influenza, and not about rhinoviruses, I have never come down with it. I also get the vaccination every fall. If you are talking about rhinoviruses, those bastards mutate too fast for the medicos to keep up with anyway, so whatever you find that helps you fight - go for it. I get 'colds' seldom nowadays, but I think that's because of "involuntary absence of intimacy" (not to be confused with loneliness).
     
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    My wife is tossing a Sambucol gummy down all of us daily.
    We've also all had our flu-shots weeks ago:).
    We're about as prepped as we can be.:good luck:
     
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    For right now I will pick up some Sambucol. At least I can get to that quickly.
     
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    I have sambucol in the med cabinet and have used it on occasion. So has hubs when he starts getting that achy feeling. Neither of us has a cold or flu in a very long time, so either it works, or we're really lucky.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2020 at 7:39 PM #13

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    The flu marches on... It took 24hrs and two doses for the Boneset to work. Late afternoon yesterday I was still running a fever of around 102. I fell asleep in my recliner, woke up a couple hours later soaking wet, I was drenched, even my blanket. My fever was just over 100.

    Today my fever spiked about 101. Another round of herbs and it was 100.1 a couple hrs later. Maybe I shouldn't have but drove to the store for milk, bread, yogurt and a mess of fruit, I still need oranges and a couple of other items.

    I really need 24hrs with out fever. My mom and my niece now have the flu, not one of us is allowed in the ICU to stay with dad. :(
     
  14. Jan 15, 2020 at 10:19 PM #14

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    I've never had the flu shot and am not likely to. I'd gone about 7 years without getting sick and I caught that mess right before Christmas. Rest, water, elderberry, vit. C, zinc, bone broth. My opinion- it's giving your body the things it needs to fight back. Sugars weaken the immune system.
    Also, I've made tons of elderberry jelly but I've never made my own tincture from it.
     
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    :doghouse: I haven't had the flu in many years, please don't hurt me, I also haven't gotten the flu shot ever.
     
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    Peanut, there are several different Sambucol products. The one you mentioned is the homeopathic version...

    The homeopathic preparation contains microscopic amounts of elderberry and several other things that are diluted so much that it almost cannot be detected. Click onto the image to see what all is in it. Not everyone gets good results with it.

    https://sambucolusa.com/products/sambucol-cold-flu-symptom-relief-homeopathic-remedy
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2...d_Flu_Tablets_30_ct_07_1000x.jpg?v=1571420836

    Then there is the wonderful Sambucol elderberry syrup which is made from whole elderberries and has had proven great results backed by wide use and also many clinical and university studies:

    https://sambucolusa.com/products/sambucol®-original-liquid-extract-7-8-fl-oz-230-ml

    It works similar to the same mechanism as Tamiflu to keep the virus from multiplying. The secret to using elderberry for this purpose is to take it at the very first hint of the flu, as early as you can manage it.

    Elderflower works differently than the berries, but it is wonderful for treating swollen sinuses (sinusitis), and symptoms of colds, flu, and bronchitis. It is also used as a diuretic and to increase sweating to help break fevers, so be sure to drink adequate water to help prevent dehydration.
     
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    Peanut! Your soil is like black gold!!!!! Elderberry bushes galore.... I would be in botanical bliss!

    I am slap OUT of Boneset! Yes indeed, that stuff is fantastic.

    I hope you and yours get to feeling better soon! I am hearing that the strain going around is so, so wicked. :(
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2020 at 7:05 AM #18

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    Thanks for the clarification. I had no idea there was more than one product. I've never used it.

    I've never bothered with making elder syrup. I make tincture from the blooms to stop virus replication. I have several other plants that treat the various symptoms better than elder. But, if elder was all I had I'd get the liquid extract at the store.

    I let my self get run down. I have CFS... I'd been taking care of dad since early novermber. On 05jan I had to take dad to the ICU. I was with him around the clock, sleeping in a chair not designed to sleep in, eating crappy hospital food, feeding him, up all through the night... I was worn out. My energy reserves were all used up... This flu hit me like a ton of bricks.
     
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  19. Jan 16, 2020 at 5:21 PM #19

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    ((((Peanut)))) If I lived closer, I would help y'all out!!! (See yer PM)
     
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    Me too, Peanut. I'd love to have a dude like you (and your dad) as neighbors! Grizz too! I'm quite certain all of you would fit in here just fine.:huggs:

    Praying for healthier days ahead for all!:thumbs:
     
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    Are we talking about Sambuca here? Because that might not cure what ails you, but if you drink enough you'll either forget you're sick, or you won't care anymore...:D
     
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    I had a flu shot in 1984 and itwas my laast one so far. Yet all the peopel I know get one every year. Hubby won't take one either,he said all the people at his job that got the shot got sick anyay.
     
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    I woke up without fever for the first time today. I didn't run a fever until about 3pm. Feeling better, still hitting my tinctures, added another, some yellowroot tincture I made on 28oct so it was ready. I think there is a stomach factor in this particular flu bug. Yellowroot will kick it's butt if so plus add to the other anitvirals I'm already taking.
     

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