Tag: Yerba Mate

Radiation Pneumonitis – First Aid and Recovery with Herbs

Granddad’s experience with radiation induced pneumonia and pleurisy in the early 1900s; Die-off of cells and fluid in the lungs; The difference between an immunity booster and a vitalizing agent; Herbs for Radiation Pneumonitis and rehabilitation from it

Ed, in the first part of the 20th century, ie., the 1900s, there was a “lurking epidemic”. In those days newspapers were just one way the news got around.

There was this man, a magistrate who signed death certificates, and he told my Granddad that he’d signed about four death certificates a year most years of his service, but that in a few years that number had gone up to sixty or seventy. He said the most mysterious thing was that most of them had had what looked like pleurisy of the lungs (where the lungs fill up with fluid) but were people who didn’t fit the profile of those who got conditions like that. They were working people in relatively good health who’d taken ill rather suddenly. Continue reading

Me versus Me – Herbs for Autoimmune and Histamine Disorders

When I was at university, I used to cut across the golf course instead of taking the long way around the drive. One day on my way to an exam as I was running across the golf course around noon, I ran into a whole lot of flies, just flies. My face began to itch like crazy. When I reached the building where the exam was, I rushed to the bathroom and discovered to my horror that my face and neck were covered in huge red welts and swollen up – I was unrecognizable. I did the exam anyhow, but it took several hours for the welts and swelling to subside and I never ran across a golf course in the heat of day ever again. Continue reading