One of my favorite medicines to keep handy is Jethro Kloss liniment. In his classic book Back to Eden Kloss recommends this liniment for “all pains, painful swellings, bruises, boils, skin rashes of any kind, pimples , etc.” also it states that it is useful for headaches by applying the temples, back of the neck and forehead, and that is “good for athletic foot problems.”
does, in fact, help with pain in muscles and joints.
recipe Kloss for this amazing liniment is as follows:
Combines two ounces of powdered myrrh, an ounce of root goldenseal powder, and an ounce of half of pepper cayenne powder with a liter of 70% rubbing alcohol. Let stand for seven days, stirring well every day. After a week, strain through muslin and bottle clean.
I keep herbs in alcohol for two weeks or longer, which is what is recommended for most herbal teas based alcohol. I have also used apple cider vinegar instead of rubbing alcohol with some success. Master Herbalist Debra St. Claire Nuzzi 100 proof vodka uses. “Isopropyl is less expensive but highly toxic if taken internally accidentally” he says in his text Substances herbal and natural therapies . Using the vodka also makes it safer to use the liniment in my mouth.
St. Claire recommends liniment “strains, sprains, bruises and insect bites.” She calls it the “sister herbal Betadine” and recommended for use by poison ivy.
A look at the ingredients:
myrrh is known to have anti properties mushrooms. This justifies the request to Kloss liniment helps the athlete’s foot. In fact, it would be appropriate for any type of outbreak of fungi in the body.
According to James A. Duke, Ph.D. in his book The Manual herbal pharmacy green “The berberine and hidrastina give goldenseal his broad-spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, and all-around antimicrobial power. “Another weapon against fungal infections, goldenseal has been used historically to treat mouth ulcers, cramps, dermatitis, eczema , gingivitis, herpes, oral inflammation and ulcers of any type.
Capsaicin, the main active ingredient in cayena blocks a chemical that transmits pain impulses. It is well known for its effectiveness in cramps, muscle pain, joint pain and inflammation, nerve pain, and other sprains and strains. Clinical studies have demonstrated its value in soothing the pain of arthritis and headaches cluster. It is the active ingredient in over-the-counter preparations as Zostrix and Capzasin.
Finally, what is the first thing a nurse before inserting a needle into the arm of an IV? Rub with an alcohol swab. Everyone knows that alcohol is used as an antiseptic. Historically, it has been used only as massage liniment for sore muscles. Combining it with herbs only improves their effectiveness.
- In the first tingling, apply liniment Kloss for the site of an approaching cold sore with a cotton ball. Reapply several times a day. If it breaks out, it will be much smaller than normal. I have used this treatment many times with great success; especially if you follow the application with some comfrey ointment .
- For inflammation of the gums, rinse the liniment in the mouth after brushing your teeth. Do not eat or drink after application. It is also possible that a brush gums with toothbrush.
- Apply with a cotton swab for mouth sores as often as necessary.
alcohol-based preparations Any applied to the damaged skin itch.
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