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Parasite Take-out

Parasite Take-out

I was going to call this post: don’t be a parasite lunch box, but parasite take-out has a double-meaning. Personally, I’m all for taking out all the parasites, at every level. But let’s start small, really small, microscopically small, but real and visible internal parasites and worms. Worms or serpents? Internal parasites have been the scourge of man and beast since the beginning. In the ancient world it was well-known that many diseases were caused by parasites and worms. One…

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Pennyroyal: Sekhmet’s Gift

Pennyroyal: Sekhmet’s Gift

Pennyroyal: facts and folklore Pennyroyal, Mentha Pulegium, has a killer reputation. In relatively recent times, several women have died using pennyroyal to end unwanted pregnancies. One was a 23 year old English woman in 1897, who drank a tablespoon of pennyroyal essential oil to bring on menstruation and died four days later of multiple organ failure. In 1912, a 16 year-old girl from Maryland died after consuming 36 pennyroyal pills to induce abortion. In November of 1978, there were two…

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Wasp Medicine

Wasp Medicine

Attracting Wasp Venom A couple of weeks ago, I disturbed a wasp nest.  Wasps attack immediately when they feel threatened and I was stung 10-15 times on my arm, hand and leg.  I couldn’t get away because of the long grass and brambles.  It didn’t hurt much initially, so I carried on working.  Then I started to feel a ferocious itching and burning in my groin, which I knew was lymph and I decided to head back to the cabin. …

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