I felt it coming on. The obvious swollen lymph node even though I felt fine. My eyes started to get more tired. My friend asked if I was okay. I had rocked a sick toddler for two days before so I made a mental note to take some antibiotics when I got home. Not pharmaceutical antibiotics, intense plant medicines. This is the timeline of a common virus faced with its nemesis, the herbal antibiotic. The herbal antibiotic is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-yeast, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-stay-in-bed-sick.
I took two droppers of my antibiotic (1 teaspoon). I use the alcohol based one because it goes straight to the blood stream. A half hour later I did it again. All through the night I would wake up feeling the illness coming on and would take two more droppers, letting them hover in the back of my throat until I swallowed. None of this, “Take 5 drops of watered down tincture crap” as stated in some herbal books and bottles. People, this is war. Take your medicine! The plants want to help you. They won’t harm you. The viruses get stronger and stronger each year. Let’s outsmart them with what was intended to protect us.
So, here is the ugly part. Come early morning you will run to the sink and start hocking up everything that was going to try and lodge in your lungs and become a wretched cough. Continue taking the antibiotic mixed with an elderberry syrup or honey (click here for recipe) as needed. If the cold has already taken hold before one can attack it, then take the antibiotic and elderberry concoction several times a day. But, fighting early is always the best attack.
Tried and True Antibiotic
This concoction contains berberine which inhibits the growth of bacteria and effectively breaks down the protective wall of staph infections. This extract is effective against common viruses as well as severe infections.
1 Tablespoon of goldenseal
1/2 Tablespoon of Oregon grape root
1/2 Tablespoon of Barberry
1/2 Tablespoon of Echinacea
Combine in a pint sized canning jar and fill to 1/2 inch from lid with vodka, rum, or brandy. Let sit in sun for a week. This will work at that point but it will be much stronger if you let it then sit in a cupboard for two weeks and place it in the full moon (frequency change). A total of four weeks is good measure. Pray over your medicine and have a happy heart and good intentions as you make it. It does make a difference.
Take 2 droppers at a time. They can be added to a small shot glass of orange juice for ease of taking. This is safe for children. One can add it to small glasses of juice to hide it. Small children would take half the dose.
(You are also welcome to come to my store or order by phone if you wish someone else to make it! http://whitewolfherbs.com)