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My latest herbal remedy

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 9:20 am
by Stormy
Eureka! I have finally concocted a "cure" for my eczema. I say "cure" because, really, eczema is not curable as it is an immune problem.

I have been to many docs over the years and tried a lot of meds - I only get the darn stuff in one very unpleasant place - the inside of my ears. When the weather gets warm and humid it gets really bad - pain and nastiness. It has caused numerous major ear infections which have been the cause of my partial hearing loss (that and my stubborn refusal to go to the doc :oops: ). None of their "cures" worked very well, many I had reactions to and they were expensive. Now, after all this, a very simple mixture has shown vast improvement in the condition in just two days.

Drum roll..............



Sweet Almond Oil - 90 to 95% of mix

Tea Tree Oil - 5 - 10% of mix



Apply with cotton swab and instant relief from the itching, in two days, vast improvement in the skin condition and no more pain.



Thought I'd share this just in case anyone else is having a problem with eczema.



Stormy

(running off now to start my "clinical trials", bottle up a bunch and start shelping it on the street corner - after the medical bills I got in the mail today for what the insurance won't cover, I NEED the money ;) )

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 9:25 am
by runewulf
Try pulling out 5% of the almond and replacing it with witch hazel (also a good strong pepermint goes well with tea tree).



wassail

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 10:37 am
by Stormy
Good idea, but I am out of witchhazel right now :-?



Stormy

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 10:42 am
by runewulf
Just keep it in mind for when you have some more, heh heh.

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 4:23 pm
by Wbdsgnr1
how did you find out this works?



i wouldn't start randomly start sticking oils and herbs in my ears or anywhere else, epsecially on a known ailment.



blessed be

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 5:55 pm
by runewulf
part of it is knowing the properties of herbs, another part is talking to other hebal healers and final part is experimentation

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 6:13 pm
by Stormy
runewulf wrote:part of it is knowing the properties of herbs, another part is talking to other hebal healers and final part is experimentation




And that about says how I figured out it works ;) I've been trying various herbs and oils which were known to have healing effects on skin and/or antimicrobial and antibiotic properties as well as astringent properties. Since I've been working with herbs for many years as medicinal ingredients I can pretty well know what it's gonna do or not. Then you've just got to take that deep breath and either slap some on or chug it down :P



Stormy

Posted: Mon May 10, 2004 7:34 pm
by runewulf
well, there's always the d&d players method...



mark all herbs with a number then pull out one of the character dice. First roll is for how many herbs will be used. After that, one roll for each herb. Number from the die == one of the numbered herbs.



ROFL... in reality I would advise highly against doing such, but it's a funny thought for those of us who are into herbs, especially for healing and such.

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 7:42 am
by Stormy
ROFLMAO - I could just see that - and I do still have all of my dice from d4 to d20 and everything inbetween.



Stormy

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:16 pm
by Draconia
Wow! We have some old school d&d players on the board. COOOOOL!

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:20 pm
by Wbdsgnr1
OH NO!!! Runewolf why did you bring this up........





Stormy and Draconia -- if you didn't know already, Firelord is the HUGEST D&D fanatic and I hate it, I'm trying to get him to get rid of all his stuff and forget that stupid game ever existed.



blessed be

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:23 pm
by Stormy
Blasphemer!! Thou shalt NEVER throw away one's D&D stuff! :lol: :lol:



Stormy

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:31 pm
by Wbdsgnr1
i didn't throw out his stuff, I want him to do it! *lol*





blessed be

Posted: Tue May 11, 2004 8:54 pm
by runewulf
I was picturing a d20 or d13 when I wrote that, heh heh.



sorry Wbdsr, I wasn't even thinking about that issue when I posted, was just shooting for a laugh from the others whom are into herbs.



wassail

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 10:24 am
by Maelroth
Old school D&D, Man I got so much stuff for that, and we still play when we can find time and interested people. Pre-second edition rocks!



On the herbal note I intend to study in-depth in this field for obvious reasons. Any suggestions are welcome,I have a couple of books already.