Aubergines cure skin cancer

15 years ago or so, Dean had a little sore on his face that would not heal.  He is usually a rapid healer, so eventually he went to the GP to get it checked out.  This was back in the day when we still believed that the medical system had something useful to offer.  Initially, the doctor said that it was nothing and that Dean had, “Probably cut himself shaving” and when Dean insisted, she agreed to send him to a skin specialist.  The specialist took one look at it and diagnosed basal cell carcinoma.

Basal cell carcinoma is a very common kind of slow-growing skin cancer, that rarely metastasizes or kills, but will continue growing if not stopped. It looked like a small, flat-topped pimple with a bleeding centre.  The surgeon removed it and left Dean with a manly scar on his right cheek.

A few weeks ago, we discovered another one, between his lip and nose.  The grow in the deep part of the epidermis around the hair follicle and this was in the ‘moustache line’.  There was no way we were going to seek medical help this time around, as we know better now.  Nature’s cure for basal cell carcinoma is the aubergine, or humble eggplant.  I tried to take a picture of the carcinoma today, but it is now too small to see.  Dean has been using the mix of chopped up aubergine, steeped in apple cider vinegar daily (more or less) for 2-3 weeks now.  Here is a picture of the aubergine in vinegar jar instead:

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This is not as far-fetched as it might sound.  The aubergine is a member of the nightshade or Solanaceae family, like potatoes and tobacco.  Each of the plants in the family has it’s own ‘mix’ of glycoalkaloids and other compounds.  Glycoalkaloids are alkaloids with attached sugars.  Many alkaloids are known to have properties which inhibit the growth of cancer cells.  Steeping the aubergine in vinegar breaks it down so that it can be absorbed in the skin, where the alkaloids destroy the cancer cells, but leave the other cells untouched.

This is a well researched process.  You can find the background to Dr Bill Chaim’s Eggplant cancer cure here.  And a summary of how to make your own aubergine medicine here.

Please note, I’m not recommending this to anyone.  I’m just posting what we’ve done and that it’s working.  I’m not claiming any expertise here, but my experience is that so-called expertise is mostly over-rated.  If you focus on what you need, when you need it, you will find the solution.

(I’ll post a picture of Dean’s face without the carcinoma, once he’s had a shave.)

update:

The aubergine paste kept the sore under control, but it did not eradicate it.  It was effective at removing several moles, after application for 10-14 days they dropped off, but not the ‘skin cancer’.  I’ve since learned that most skin cancers are caused by the candida fungus and what has worked completely for the ‘skin cancer’ in Dean’s case was iodine: Iodine Cures Cancer Fungus.

 

 

Mostly vegetarian

ANATOMY

 

I hope this is legible!  If not, you can find a better version here. I was planning to write something about being ‘mostly vegetarian’ when I saw this, it prompted me to do it now.

This synopsis makes a plausible case for vegetarianism in humans, but it’s incomplete.  It doesn’t mention our need for iron and zinc and our poor ability to convert plant sources into some essential vitamins, as compared to most other vegetarian animals.  Neither does it account for our inherent behavioural adaptability. The problem with looking for the definitive case that says we are meant to be either vegetarian or omnivore, based on biology, physiology or our evolutionary development, is that science doesn’t stand still and neither do we.  We are always discovering something new, whether it be fossilised remains or something in molecular biology and what is true today might not be true tomorrow, from a scientific perspective at least.

However, if you step back and look around you can see human animals who haven’t been herded into cities, are reasonably well adapted to their local environments, so far as their diets are concerned.  The ‘agricultural revolution’ missed the Inuit, who are far healthier when left to their meat and fat diet than they are when transplanted and encouraged to eat their greens.  The African herdsman have been the subject of much study, because they are all lactose tolerant due to their natural meat and dairy diets, whereas many of us of European origin aren’t.  The “Blood Type Diet’ draws on many studies to conclude that blood type is a good indicator of ancestral origins and that people will be healthier if they follow the diet their blood type shows that they are more generally adapted to eat.  The herbivore versus omnivore debate just seems a bit too neat and simplistic.

Human animals are amazingly adaptive, mentally, physiologically and socially. That affords us the have the best chance of being able to eat the food that’s available locally, and therefore to survive, where ever we happen to find ourselves.  For example, the fact that human jaws can move from side to side, as compared to the carnivore up and down movement only, does not mean that we can’t eat meat – because clearly we can.  Perhaps the fact that we can chew meat, and begin digestion with amylase in our saliva, compensates somewhat for the fact that our intestinal tracts are longer, making us more vulnerable to bacteria than your average carnivore.

I am not making an argument to support eating meat, but I’m not convinced that our physiology makes us purely vegetarian.  There are myriad other reasons to be vegetarian.  Even as a flesh-eater, unless you are an Inuit, a Masai, or have ancestry of a continuous line of hunters and meat eaters, our bodies cannot cope well with a diet that is more meat than vegetables.  That is a physiological fact.  (Neither can it cope well with huge amount of fake/processed food; that’s a discussion for another day.) However, there is a huge difference between eating occasional meat or fish, especially if you have caught it yourself and eating meat that is the ‘product’ of the farming industry.  Living, breathing, feeling animals are not products or commodities.  The cruelty, suffering and suspension of our capacity to empathise with other living creatures, that is the standard modus operandi of the farming industry, degrades our essential humanity; as imaginative, empathetic and adaptive creatures we are easily capable of finding other ways to feed ourselves.  Our ability to ‘prey’ on other creatures has been subverted, so that we are now the ‘prey’ of corporate entities that use our adaptability and our faculty of imagination, the by-product of which is self-delusion, for their profits.  This does not excuse us as hapless victims, because most of us have the choice to eat something else.  There is something very archontic about the food industry.

The core issue here isn’t personal health; what you do with your own body is up to you.  However, if your choices contribute to the needless suffering of other living creatures, that becomes a concern for anyone who has reached the conclusion that we need to reduce the suffering on this planet.  There is a world of difference between the lives and deaths of the wild boar that wander freely here and are occasionally shot for meat by hunters, than the life and death of a factory farmed pig.  The conditions that most ‘food animals’ live and die in are so disgusting, so barbaric and cruel that no one with any empathy or compassion left (ie any humanity) could possibly enjoy eating their flesh, if they knew about it.  That is why so many people choose not to know.

So, anyone who comes to this site must have at least a passing interest in living a natural life and reducing suffering.  If you are a Kalika, then I’d like to know what you think about meat eating and the suffering of animals in the meat industry.

I like the taste of meat but we choose to be  mostly vegetarian because I don’t want to support the suffering of animals in any way AND it’s healthier.  Sometimes we eat fish and very occasionally, if we visit some one who has cooked meat, or we have flesh-craving visitors, we will eat it ourselves.  If I was starving and there was nothing else, I would kill and eat meat, but just because I can doesn’t mean that I will.

 

 

Laundry Magnets

What gets your clothes clean in the washing machine?  Think again if you answered detergent, it’s the water of course!  The purpose of the detergent is to make water more slippery, so that it slides through fabric more easily and lifts the dirt off with it.  The problem with most laundry detergents is that they are highly toxic, to you, your family, our beautiful earth and many of her creatures.

There have been numerous studies confirming the harm caused by chemicals that are commonly found in laundry detergents, many of which are known carcinogens, endocrine system disrupters and skin and eye irritants.  I’m not going to list the different chemicals and their toxic effects here.  There are many sites explaining the toxicity of laundry detergents and this is a good article from Dr Mercola’s site: Are you poisoning your household with this chore?

Our bodies are so assaulted with poisons in the air we breathe, in the food we eat and in our medicines, as well as the unnatural electromagnetic disruptions we face, that it is truly a miracle that any of us live long and healthy lives.  It doesn’t take a genius to work out that continuous exposure to multiple chemical and electromagnetic assaults, mean that our bodies have to work harder all the time to protect and eliminate.  What can you do about it?  Start by changing the things in your own life that are easy, relatively inexpensive and enjoyable.  There is a feel good factor from making changes that are both kind to yourself and kind to the planet.

When we moved here, one of our big changes was living without municipal water and sewage.  We eventually drilled a well for our water, which comes up clean and beautifully hydrating.  We have a compost toilet, which was amazingly quick and easy to get used to – now when I go somewhere with a flushing toilet I feel appalled at the waste of water and good shit!  And all our grey water goes out onto the land just a few metres from the cabin.  I make all our shampoo, body was and toothpaste, but laundry was a problem.  It is very hard and expensive to find organic laundry detergent here and I don’t want to pollute our garden, or the land which slopes down to the river, with petrochemicals.

We have tried various alternatives, such as no detergent, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vinegar.  Castille soap works, but is expensive and home-made laundry soap (olive oil, caustic soda and borax) also works, but is time-consuming to make.  I’m not sure about putting these out into the environment either.

I’ve been curious about how magnetic fields interact with living creatures for quite a while.  Working as a kinesiologist I’ve often used magnets to help people release pain and tension with astounding effects.  Our bodies  are 70-80% water so the idea of magnets affecting water was not far fetched to me.  The principle behind the magnets is that they change the surface tension of the water molecules.  This has the effect of reducing the clumping of molecules, which in turn makes the water more slippery so that it moves through the fabric more easily and draws the dirt with it.

There’s lots of research available on the affects of magnets on water.  Here’s one summary of some of the research used in different applications, from crop yield to reducing salination.  There’s also the familiar sceptic, debunking and pseudoscience noise around magnetizing water.  Isn’t it interesting how this noise tends to appear around things that might be beneficial to life?  It’s like a sign post to something that warrants further investigation, at the very least!  So I bought a set of magnets to try them out for myself.

Laundry magnets
Laundry magnets

I find the magnets to be far better, easier and ultimately cheaper than any of the other alternatives I’ve tried.  You just put them in the back of the drum and that’s it.  Clothes come out as clean or cleaner than with detergent, even on low temperature quick washes.  No fabric softener is needed, but I sometimes use vinegar if I’m washing things that I want to be extra soft.  I’ve also found that a few drops of essential oil added into the container used for fabric softener, makes everything smell much nicer than it ever did with the fake smells of chemical fabric softener.  Lavender for sheets is lovely!

I bought our magnets from Life Miracle in the US and paid $70 for them, plus $19 shipping and import duty on top of that.  We still saved money, when you consider how much laundry detergent costs (and we live on a farm, we have lots of washing to do) and it is an easy way to reduce poison in our bodies and our environment.

Initially, I bought extra to sell on and they are all gone now and I won’t be buying any more as the import duties are ridiculous, but we are still using ours and I’m still happy with them (the same ones) four years later.  If you can find them still, they are worth buying.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Natural Swimming Pool

Building a cob house gave us the perfect opportunity to make a natural swimming pool.

We did as much research as we could before digging the hole, but we’re finding that there’s always something different about what we want to do and we can never find information that’s directly applicable to our situation.  This is what happens when you move out of the city.  Natural landscape has its unique characteristics that you have to work with.

Our land is clay, which is great for a cob house and pretty good for a pool.  We bought the Organic Pools Manual, which was the best information we found.  However, this was written for the UK and advised the use of a rubber liner, as this keeps the water a bit warmer.  It gets hot here in the summer, not as hot as southern Spain, but hotter than the UK for a longer period. Plus we have dogs.  There is no way we will be able to keep dogs out of the pool and a dog nail can easily make a hole in a rubber liner, as we found in our pond in London.

We decided to use bentonite clay to line the pool, which we bought from Absoal in Almeria.  They provided a really good service and delivered it all the way down our track, which is unusual.  We usually have to get deliveries outside the local cemetery. However, getting the bentonite around the pool was a real challenge.  It did not dig in easily like in any of the videos we saw and it was really difficult to get it to stick to the sloping sides of the pool.  We had to mix it with clay and put it on like mortar.  In the end we used less than half of the bentonite we bought and had to bale out and pump out the pool twice before we could finish it – it hasn’t had any problem holding water so far.

Initially we made the pool about 10 by 5 metres.  It’s essential for a natural pool to have a regeneration zone at least the same size as the swimming area.  So the swimming area was going to be 10 by 2 metres and the regeneration zone 10 by 3 metres.  Luckily, our first attempt didn’t work out because we didn’t get the levels right.  Our land is sloping and we ended up with a 2 metre deep hole, that would only ever have one metre of water in the bottom because the level at the other end was so much lower.  In order to bank up the sides where the land sloped away too much we had to dig a much bigger hole.  The pool is now about 20 by 12 metres, with a 20 by 5 metre swimming zone and it looks so much better.

We used large rocks from the old house to separate the regeneration zone from the swimming zone.  Once the pool is full the rocks will be about 50cm below the surface of the water.  That seems to be lower than what’s recommended elsewhere, but we’ll have to see if that makes any significant difference.  We had hoped to get another layer of slightly smaller rocks on the regeneration pool side, to make sure that any gaps between the larger rocks are filled to minimize soil and plant matter getting into the swimming zone.  We didn’t get time to do that before it rained, so we might be filling gaps in the summer.  The bottom of the regeneration pool has a good layer of bentonite and on top of that a layer of stones in varying sizes.  We have stones everywhere and it’s quite therapeutic to pick a bucket of stones from the food forest and throw them in the pool.

The pool is in a sheltered spot and will get sun most of the day.  There are some tall trees along the far edge that provide a little shade in the hottest part of the day to create some change in the water temperature and help the circulation.  We followed the advice in the Organic Pool Manual and have gone for an aerator rather than a pump and filter.  We needed a solar aerator as we can’t get electricity out to the pool easily.  There doesn’t seem to be much choice around.  Most solar air pumps seem to be for ponds and are too small.  At the other end of the scale the systems available were way out of our budget.  We settled on a Thomas Solar aerator, which is languishing in Spanish Customs as I write this.

We couldn’t find anywhere in Spain to get marginal plants to  clear the water at a reasonable price.  We need a lot of them because of the size of the pool and because it is so sunny.  We’re not too bothered if the water doesn’t get crystal clear, but we don’t want to be swimming in algae and we don’t want it to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  We found a company in Germany that sells aquatic plants for ponds and they were reasonably priced and super helpful. It’s not ideal to put in the plants when the pond is full, but we’re not going to pump it out again, so Dean has bought some waders.  I’m looking forward to seeing him in those!

 

 

 

Seed Balls

We’re experimenting with the Fukuoka method and have planted seed balls of different kinds, throughout October to grow over winter.  We made seed balls with a mix of clay and well rotted manure and placed them under the straw.  I tried throwing them out, but they just all sat on top of the straw, which didn’t seem like a very good idea.

There are three different kinds in separate patches in the area by the pool that’s bramble free.  (Thank you Mario for the weeding.)

Group 1:

  • carrots
  • lettuce
  • bush beans
  • kale
  • cabbage
  • radish
  • onions

Group 2:

  • spinach
  • peas
  • bush beans
  • coriander
  • turnips

Group 3:

  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • onions
  • beetroot
  • musrard

On the lower terrace we planted various mixes of:

  • turnip
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • mooli
  • daikon
  • peas
  • broad beans
  • coriander
  • spinach
  • chard
  • cavelo nero
  • rocket
  • lambs lettuce

On the mid terrace we planted a mix of:

  • onions
  • bush beans
  • turnips
  • peas
  • cabbage
  • spinach
  • radish

On the upper terrace we planted (on 13th November):

  • peas
  • lettuce
  • chard
  • turnips

The beans came up within a week or so and are doing well.  Other seeds have germinated too, but I’m not sure what they are yet.  I’m fairly sure some of them are radishes.  We’ve still got lots more balls to make and sow!

 

 

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Banana Bread Recipe

This is one of our retreat breakfast favourites and very quick and easy to make.  I usually make it the night before and bake it in the morning.

Mix together in a large bowl:

2 cups of wholemeal flour

1 cup of oatmeal

A chunk of butter, about 2cm off the pack.

A chunk of coconut oil (about half the size of the butter chunk)

One egg

Two tablespoons of kefir (you could probably use natural yoghourt)

Two level tablespoons of sugar

Two or three ripe bananas, sliced

One teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Banana bread
Banana bread

 

Put it all into a greased bread tin and bake in a hot oven for about 30-40 minutes until it rises and is browned on the top.  I can’t give a temperature, because my oven is either luke warm or very hot!

It’s also really good with added walnuts and chopped dates.

Let it cool for a bit (if you can wait) and slice and serve with butter.

Regeneration and the Equinox

“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road; just wakes on the sea.”

“Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar.”

 Antonio Machado

The theme of our Autumn Equinox 2014 was regeneration.  In Autumn the unpicked fruits of summer lay rotting on the ground so that the seeds can be released.  The leaves fall and cover the seeds, protecting them from the chill of winter until the vibrant energy of spring stirs them into life.

We find it hard to observe this pattern in our own lives, as attached as we are to our personal identities. Yet, the smell of rotting flesh creeps into our unconscious minds and we associate Autumn with death.  The energy that flows through us and gives us life never dies; it continues in an eternal cycle, through the seasons and greater tides of time.  Our lives are never our own.

Within this context we prepared for winter and the coming spring.  We did lots of hay rolling to cover the terraces for the food forest and made plans for next year’s retreats.

On the Eve of the Equinox we planned an all-night vigil in the tipi.  At sunrise we buried the ashes from the fire that had burned all night in the tipi as Tony read the above quote from Antonio Machado.  Returning to the Earth the ashes of the old season’s wood for regeneration.

 

 

Food Forest

We cleared about an acre of pine trees for the food forest.  We decided to clear the trees because they were planted too close together and very weak and spindly.  We’ve left the stumps in the ground as they will rot within a couple of years.  The site slopes gently and is a southerly aspect.  The soil is clay, but very rich under the pines.

We used the ancient chestnut beams from the old house to lay out terraces.  The aim is to hold some of the rain that will wash down the slope.  The rain is plentiful in spring, autumn and winter, but we need to keep the moisture in the soil for the summer months.  We are working with the Fukuoka method as much as closely as possible, so we have cut the brambles to the ground with a brush-cutter, but we haven’t done and ploughing or weeding and we’re not using any chemicals.  We’ll have to eal with the brambles as we go along.

We then covered the whole area with a thick layer of straw from the fields.  Our neighbour cut and rolled the straw, but he doesn’t need it for his cows as he has over 750 rolls from his land apparently!

We will be planting fruit tees and shrubs on the upper terrace and vegetables lower down.  We debated using a cover crop or green manure, but the land is so rich that all we really need to do is cover it to prevent as many weeds growing back as possible and to keep in the moisture.

Luckily we had guests here for the Equinox retreat who were happy to help out and roll the straw bales from the well field to the food forest area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Equinox Retreat 2014

At the Autumn Equinox we experience a moment of perfect balance when day and night are of equal length. This is the Earth’s Stillpoint, a moment of super-potentiality before the nights begin to get longer and the days shorter as we move into Winter.  Our ancestors recognised the potential in this moment and built huge temples with astronomical precision to mark the Equinox sunrise.  Why is that? Their wisdom is lost to us; we can only guess at the meaning behind their efforts.

Today, we mark the seasons with school terms and public holidays.  We have wandered so far from the wilderness that we have forgotten our animal natures and have created false selves because we are afraid of the dark.  At some point on this long journey the Autumn Equinox, signifying the onset of the long dark nights of winter, came to be associated with death, the inner journey and preparation for spiritual rebirth at the Winter Solstice.

However, it is only the illusory veil of the ego that separates us from all that is real and traps us in the physical world, where life and matter meet.  In the Hindu tradition, the Divine Mother Goddess is the feminine aspect of each person’s own spiritual being.  At the Autumn Equinox, She leads us into the Mystery of Life as Kali, who fights alongside the mystic and destroys their egos to allow for their transformation. Kali is said to inhabit the cremation ground, the place where egos are killed and destroyed in the alchemical fire.

Is this why the Great Pyramid, Mnajdra or Chichen Itza were built?  Or is there something else?

To find the answers we need to take ourselves back to the wilderness, to the temple of Nature, and witness the Equinox sunrise for ourselves.

Our Equinox Retreat for 2014 is about transformation through realigning ourselves with the song of the Earth.  This is a meditative retreat to immerse ourselves in Nature and rediscover ourselves as part of Her great symphony as a prelude to the regeneration of Winter.

Mother of the Universe

O blissful Kali,
accept my congratulations.
You have enthralled the universe entirely
with your countless transformations.
Your ultimate magic feat is to throw every being
a sacred black stone, your very essence,
so that realization of mystic identity
will be its final destiny

You are so adept in magic, Ma Kali,
that you even draw the Father God,
who is all-transcending knowledge,
into your sweet madness,
your play of indivisible love.
As timeless awareness, you remain uninvolved,
producing the magic theater, divine creativity,
from the interplay of inertia, balance and activity.
This avid worshipper of Mother is shocked
that even supremely wise Lord Shiva
cannot realize Kali’s true nature.

O supremely foolish poet,
how can you hope to grasp her dancing feat
that elude even Shiva’s comprehension?
She has clearly driven you mad as well
with the magic of her Love.

Ramprasad Sen, Mother of the Universe, Visions of the Goddess and Tantric Hymns of Enlightenment

Activities:

  • Mindfulness and Meditation with the sounds of Nature
  • Qigong
  • Principles of Energy Healing and how to make them work in your life
  • Making natural shampoo, toothpaste and non-toxic household products that work
  • Nature walks
  • Mandala making
  • Night vigil for the Equinox Sunrise

This is an outdoor retreat. The experience of sitting outside, eating outside and even showering outside (with hot water) brings us out of our heads and into our bodies, so we can feel ourselves within the web of life. This helps us feel more content and strong and able to deal with whatever life throws at us more effectively.

We are in a beautiful rural location, over-looking the Courel mountains, about 10 miles from the nearest town of Monforte de Lemos, in Galica, Northwest Spain.  The location is very secluded without neighbours.  See How to Find Us.

Our aim is to provide an experience that is within Nature, but comfortable and a delight for the senses.  We have two double-skinned Norwegian accommodation tents, that are used for disaster relief situations, with normal headroom, a closing door, proper beds and bedding.  Each one sleeps four people comfortably. We have several smaller, camping tents, or you can bring your own.  We have an outside shower with plenty of hot water and tree bogs.  You will need to bring your own towels.

Retreat Dates: Evening of 20th September – evening of 24th September 2014
Price £250 per person
All meals are included and pick up and drop off from Monforte de Lemos.
10 places only.
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Gaian First Aid Kit

Gaian First Aid Kit

The more time you spend in Nature and connect; begin to feel how a bird or a flower feels and open up your senses and intuition, the less likely you are to need a first aid kit. If that sounds preposterous, you really do need to get out more! When we observe things, especially living things, and muse, “How do you feel?” We rejuvenate our brains, firing up unused pathways and making new connections. Merging imagination, feeling and vision dissolves the imaginary veil between us and everything else and we become totally immersed in the sea of reality. In this space we have sufficient awareness and intuition to avoid the slippery rock as we cross the river and if we run into a swarm of mosquitoes our immune system will be so strong that we barely notice their bites.

Initially, this way of being takes concentration and practice, but after a while it begins to feel normal to feel like you are discovering the world for the first time. Do you remember how that felt as a child? How the plants, the birds, butterflies and animals talked with you? This is how we engage and participate with all life in the world.

However, sometimes, when you are in a rush or there are just too many things going on, you lose concentration and this is when we become more vulnerable to accidents and illness. It’s also when we tend to fall back on pharmaceuticals and the medical system, which are not good for us in the medium-term, even though they might appear to alleviate symptoms. (We try and keep chemicals out of our bodies and environment as much as possible.) That’s why we put together the Gaian First Aid Kit.

The Gaian First Aid Kit is what we use here on the finca. It’s made from natural ingredients and things we have thoroughly tried and tested over the past year. It might not cover every minor emergency, but it will help you through many of them. We also use these remedies for our dogs.

The Gaian First Aid Kit covers these issues:
• Headaches
• Insect bites
• Cuts and scrapes
• Skin infections (Staphylococcal)
• Food poisoning and stomach upsets
• Aches and pains
• Bruises and sprains
• Colds and flu

We go through the Gaian First Aid Kit in detail at our retreats, as well as the basics for making salves and tinctures. Plantain is abundant here and I always have some plantain oil to hand that’s been sun-steeped for 5-6 weeks, so retreat guests get to make plantain salve and take it home with them. Plantain salve is the most effective remedy to take the itch out of mosquito bites that we’ve ever found. It acts faster and lasts longer than any commercial preparation.

I’d love to hear about anything you find useful. (Please do not send me any info about things you haven’t tried yourself. So much of the information about natural healing remedies on the internet is the same stuff, shuffled and shared around and much of it doesn’t work.)

Our next retreat is Lammas 31st July to 3rd August.

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