Monday, February 10, 2020

Herbal remedies for Flu & Coronavirus

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense     Western Botanicals has some great formulas including an anti-plague formula called Immu-Defense - available in syrup and capsules. This is the virus killing formula that will help with the flu and Coronavirus that is going around. Capsules are great for people that can’t handle the taste of the syrup, take it as a preventative, and in higher doses when sick.Dr Christopher's Super Garlic Immune
                              Formula syrup

    Suggested supply as a minimum is one 16 oz. bottle of syrup per person in the household. Three bottles of capsules per person if you can't handle the syrup. We have both, since my husband can't handle the syrup. Dr Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula is the Anti Plague formula. We have it in stock, I like to plan on at least one 16 oz. bottle per person.

    For those of you that like to make your own herbals and stretch your money like I do, I’ll share with you how to make Dr. Christopher’s famous Anti-Plague. Be sure to save your brown bottles, to remove the labels use a hair dryer to heat the label and peel it off. Making Anti-Plague is a big project, but once you do it you realize if you can make Anti-Plague you can make anything!

Dr. Christopher’s Liquid Anti-Plague Formula

Using 4 oz. as a part will make about a gallon. If you are buying one Anti-Plague kit it uses 4 oz. as a part.  Plan on the below, buy the bigger bags if you are going to make a bigger batch:

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 root for best results* - 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 hull 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.

*if using fresh comfrey use a bit more to come up with the same concentration as the dried. So in the above I would use about 12 oz or so to make up for the water content in the fresh comfrey.

     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    The recipe calls for fresh comfrey, when I have used the dried bulk comfrey, they did not scrape off the outer root before drying. This then becomes a weird mess once you combine the comfrey with the other herb concentrates. Just not worth it! Find someone with some root they will share with you. Scraping the root is part of the fun!  Still soak it overnight since it is a root.

simmer the herbssimmer the herbs    Simmer 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 simmer down to one fourth of the original volume (4 oz. if that is the portion you started with).  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. Combine the herbs first, if you do get some clumping going on after adding the comfrey, then blend it in a vitamix and strain well. Add the garlic and vinegar mixture, glycerine and honey last.

     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 to 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 one 16 oz. bottle per person on hand.

     Our last newsletter talked about Elderberry being great for  killing virus bugs as well, I have been using it daily and haven't been sick all winter. If we run out of the anti-plague formulas, get some Elderberry Extract!

     We sell these and other great healing herbal formulas and essential oils at Herbs First. Free shipping in the United States on your $75.00 order! Order online or phone in your order at 801-228-1901. Email me and I can send you links to help you learn more about what you need to know!

Wishing you the best as you strive to care of your family!