Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Are you ready to make some Anti-Plague?

Home made Anti-Plague    The biggest reason I started making my own Anti-Plague was due to the cost of the prepared product. Back when I was buying Anti-Plague I could only afford to get a 4 oz. bottle. This usually wasn’t enough to get me well, so I would end up going back to the herb shop a couple of times to buy more. When I was taking classes at The School of Natural Healing I talked some friends into making a 4 gallon batch of Anti-Plague and splitting it. I was sold after that because ours tasted just as bad as the store bought and worked just as good! This is a big project, but once you do it you realize if you can make Anti-Plague you can make anything!

comfrey plant

     The second reason that I like to make my own extracts and syrup is so that you can use the herbs you want in them. Herb companies are no longer able to produce any internal formulas with comfrey in it and I want my family to have the comfrey because it is an amazing herb! The photo is the comfrey that is growing in my yard.
   
     Dr. Christopher’s Anti-Plague Formula

Using 4 oz. as a part will make a little under a gallon. If you are buying one Anti-Plague kit it uses 4 oz. as a part.  Plan on the following:

8 parts apple cider vinegar - 32 oz.
5 parts glycerine - 20 oz.
5 parts honey - 20 oz.
2 parts garlic juice, fresh - 8 oz
2 parts comfrey root concentrate, use fresh if you have it - 8 oz.
1 part wormwood concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part lobelia leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part marshmallow root concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part white oak bark concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part black walnut bark concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part mullein leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part scullcap leaf concentrate - 4 oz.
1 part uva ursi, hydrangea or gravel root concentrate - 4 oz.

I start on Monday making the garlic/apple cider vinegar and finish up on Saturday with combining everything.

First make the garlic juice. I can get 8 oz. of garlic juice out of a pound of garlic when using my Green Star Juicer.  Other juicers will likely need more garlic to get that much juice. Add garlic juice and pulp to the vinegar and shake 2-3 times a day for 4 - 5 days to get the rest of the goodness out of the pulp. Note that it often turns green looking, I don’t know why but most people tell me this happens.  With all the Anti-Plague I have used over the years it hasn’t killed me!

If you don’t have a juicer use this alternative method: for the example of parts above amount use 2 1/2 lbs. of garlic - peel, blend in blender with vinegar (do not liquify).  Let set for 4 - 5 days, shaking several times per day.

To make the concentrates:

Each concentrate should be made individually. Use only stainless steel or glass pots.  Start by soaking the herb in enough distilled water to cover it for four hours and over night if it is a root. After soaking add more distilled water so that the total added equals 16 oz. water per 4 oz. of herb. Mullein is quite fluffy and you will end up adding a lot more water to it, and after the soaking you may need to add more water to some of the herbs as well, since it will have soaked it up. This is ok, just keep following the directions.

scraping comfrey rootThe recipe calls for fresh comfrey if you have it. My mom taught me to scrape off the black outer root because is quite bitter, so you see me here scraping it off! Just part of the fun!  Still soak it overnight since it is a root.

simmer the herbsSimmer the herbs on very low heat in a covered pan or double boiler for thirty minutes.  Let cool for 30 minutes and then strain the liquid into a clean pan, squeezing all of the liquid out of the herb. I like to use a potato ricer for this.  Next put the liquid into a double boiler or on very low heat uncovered and simmown to one-er it dfourth of the original volume (4 oz.)  Go ahead and add a bit of distilled water if you reduced it too far. 

Only after all the ingredients have been prepared should the liquids be mixed. It takes me 2 days to get the concentrates made. I do some on Thursday and the others on Friday, then I refrigerate the concentrates until they are ready to mix. Be sure they are all the same temperature before combining.

On Saturday I squeeze out the garlic from the vinegar, make sure there is a total of 40 oz., if not then add more apple cider vinegar to make bring it up to 40 oz. combined ACV/garlic juice. Add the honey, glycerine and liquid herbs to the ACV/garlic juice and mix well. Bottle and label and keep in a cool place. I keep mine in the back of the fridge so they are out of the way but at a controlled temperature. Dr. Christopher talks about it being good for ten years or more and I have used ten year old Anti-Plague and it works! Now you know how I make it!

Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula    If this sounds like too much work for you we have Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune Formula available in 2 oz, 4 oz and 16 oz, or Western Botanicals Immu-Defense available in 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz as well as capsules. I have found that when I get sick I need a full 16 oz. bottle to get well. I like to keep at least 2 large bottles per person on hand.

About the herbs in Anti-Plague

Fresh Garlic – Garlic has been used for centuries as a healing herb and is a natural anti-biotic that can be used against infection of any kind. It is an immune strengthening herb that stimulates the lymphatic system to throw off waste materials in the body. It is anti-viral and helps to rid phlegm in the respiratory tract as well as expelling parasites in the bowel and thread worms from the body.  Garlic contains compounds that are active in reversing cancer development and more. There are writings dating back to 500 AD in the using of Garlic in Chinese Medicine.

Black Walnut hull – is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antiseptic. Black Walnut has been used to fight herpes, cold sores, infections, malaria, candida, worms and more. 

Comfrey root – historically used as a healing herb since 400 BC for anything from broken bones, healing wounds, hemorrhaging, bronchial problems and healing the lungs. Known as a bone knitter it is helpful in healing the entire system.

Hydrangea root – traditionally used for urinary stones, gallstones, and gravel associated with infections such as cystitis.

Lobelia – commonly used with other herbs to aid in their action. Beneficial to clearing the bronchioles, is a powerful anti-spasmodic which relaxes and expands the constricted parts of the respiratory system. This little herb has saved the lives of many people suffering from asthma.

Marshmallow root – soothing and healing to any inflamed part of the body, very helpful in healing the mucous membranes in the lungs, digestive tract and bowel. Very soothing for coughs.

Mullein – excellent remedy for toning the mucous membranes of the respiratory system, reducing inflammation and clearing the lungs and relieving spasms. Strengthens the sinuses and allows for free breathing. Used as a bacteriostatic and has been used to treat tuberculosis for centuries. 

Scullcap – used for upper respiratory infections soothes inflamed tissues and helpful for headaches arising from excessive coughing. Calming to the nervous system.

White Oak Bark – was used by Native Americans to treat many conditions. It is astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and has been used to stop bleeding and has a cleansing effect on the mucous membranes.

Wormwood - is very effective in treating worms in the body especially round worms and pinworms. Wormwood can counteract fevers and has antiseptic qualities. It is a bitter and aids in the digestive process and may be helpful for indigestion and is over-all beneficial to the body.

You can order the kit online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense Formula, are you ready for the Plague?

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense    Immu-Defense was formerly named Anti-Plague. This is Western Botanicals version of Dr. Christopher’s famous Anti-Plague formula which is available in capsules and syrup. Immu-Defense stimulates the immune system, and is wonderful for clearing up respiratory infections, as well as colds and flus. Western Botanicals Immu-Defense

    My husband was really excited when Western Botanicals made Immu-Defense available in capsules since he can’t handle the taste of the syrup.  The syrup is quite strong and some people love it. I hate the taste, but love what it does for me and have become accustomed to it. The results have been amazing over the years in helping us to get well from bouts of the flu, bronchitis, etc. It has really helped our immune system because we rarely have problems with sickness like we dealt with in the past.


    I have a friend who gives the syrup to her son when he has an asthma attack and it stops it right away! When our son was very young we gave him a daily dose of the Anti-Plague because he was such a sick little guy. After a year he became our healthy one and still is at twenty-six!

    We take a dose of Immu-Defense any time we have been exposed to people that are sick or if we feel we have something coming on. It works well to boost our immune system to help fight off any invaders that are attacking our system. My husband keeps a bottle of the capsules at work because someone is always sick. The capsules are a great alternative to the syrup so that you don't end up with garlic breath, and they are easier to pack around with you.
Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula
Both Western Botanicals Immu-Defense and Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune formula (formerly Anti-Plague) are affordably priced. Order Immu-Defense in capsules or syrup or Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula.

    Next week we will share the Anti-Plague Formula to make your own syrup. This is great for people with more time than money!

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    
Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Western Botanicals Colon Formulas, which one is right for you?


     Colon Formulas are one of the top selling items at Herbs First. Dr. Christopher stated that it is a known fact that well over ninety percent of all sickness and disease in the human body is caused by a congested (constipated) colon area. Western Botanicals has quite a few formulas available, and especially popular are the larger sized bottles. Which one is best for you?

Colon CleanseWestern Botanicals Colon Cleanse SyrupColon Cleanse formula is the strongest formula that cleanses and strengthens the entire gastrointestinal system. The herbs stimulate healthy movement through the colon while disinfecting and soothing the colon to function better on its own. Use Colon Cleanse to insure a normal 2 - 3 bowel movements each day. This product can be safely used over extended periods of time.  It is available in bottles of 100 or 230 vegicaps, bags of 2500 and 5000 vegicaps and syrup 4, 8 & 16 oz. 
Western Botanicals Colon Detox
Colon Detox is a cleansing soothing formula to be used periodically in conjunction with the Colon Cleanse Formula. It acts as a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum, helping to draw out old fecal matter from the walls of your colon and any bowel pockets. Colon Detox aids in the removal of poisons, toxins, parasites, and heavy metals. Also use to stop diarrhea or to counteract food poisoning.  Colon Detox is available in bottles of 290 vegicaps, 10 oz and 5 lbs powder.

Western Botanicals Turkey Rhubarb FormulaTurkey Rhubarb Formula is a medium strength formula that may be used to cleanse and strengthen the digestive tract. Turkey Rhubarb Formula stimulates the peristaltic action (intestinal muscular movement) of the colon and over time may strengthen the muscles of the large intestines. Turkey Rhubarb Formula may help to disinfect, soothe and heal the mucus membrane lining of the entire digestive system. Included in Turkey Rhubarb Formula are Aloe vera, Barberry, Cascara sagrada, and Senna leaf which are known for their ability to stimulate the bowel. Psyllium seed, which serves as a bulking agent and adds liquid to the stool which makes it easier to eliminate fecal material. Slippery Elm is added to Turkey Rhubarb Formula for its soothing properties. Turkey Rhubarb Formula is more gentle than Colon Cleanse formula and may be used safely over long periods of time. Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps.

Western Botanicals Happy Colon ClenaseHappy Colon is the most gentle colon formula that may be used to cleanse and strengthen the digestive tract. Happy Colon gently stimulates the peristaltic action (intestinal muscular movement) of the colon and over time may strengthen the muscles of the large intestines. Happy Colon is recommended for those who desire a more gentle cleanse than you would experience from Colon Cleanse. It is the same formula as the Turkey Rhubarb formula, without the cayenne.  Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps, and bag of 1000 vegicaps.

Western Botanicals Colon Comfort FormulaColon Comfort Formula may be helpful for soothing symptoms of the bowel or colon associated with Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  It contains Marshmallow root,which is used internally for inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract. Slippery Elm bark, which soothes and lubricates tissues. Aloe vera, long known for its healing benefits. The polysaccharides in Aloe vera are especially helpful for disorders of the digestive tract.  Available in bottles of 100 and 230 vegicaps.

Healthy and fully-functioning bowels are essential to colon health. Purchase these and other great herbal formulas at Herbs First.

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901    


Have a great month!
Kathryn

Monday, November 2, 2015

Time to Cleanse and Detox your body!

    Last week I was able to watch most of the episodes online of The Truth About Cancer. I always find it interesting that Dr. Christopher was teaching these principles many years ago. People still need to learn this, so it is great that other great doctors are teaching people how to be healthy.

    The most important fact is from Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This might seem pretty obvious, but the majority of the people don’t understand that their food is what is causing their illness. Dr. Christopher taught people to eat a “Mucusless Diet” in order to heal from health problems and stay healthy. 

Dr. Christopher Herbal Cleansing Kit    Second on the list is detoxing or cleansing, and Dr. Christopher taught: Cleanse and Nourish so your body can Heal. Our bodies are in need of cleansing, the toxins that are causing us problems as my husband found out with his kidneys a few months ago. Cleansing cleared up the problem in a month!

    You can read two of Dr. Christopher’s original newsletters online:

    Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You? This newsletter will help you understand why you start cleansing with the colon. Constipation is a first indicator of problems.

    The Blood Stream: "River of Life".  The Blood Stream Formula is a well known cancer fighting formula, and in this newsletter you will learn why it is important to clean your blood stream.  

Dr. Christopher's Herbal Cleansing kit in extract    You can learn about the extended Herbal Cleanse on the order page for the Cleanse Kit, available in capsules or extract.

Order online, or phone in your order. 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn