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!

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