Dave de Basque wrote:I will get to wound care at the end but I want to second R Summer above's recommendation of chlorine dioxide, ClO2 as a real excellent, cheap and super-useful multi-purpose thing to have around the house or homestead. I have only started having it around for the last six months and already I am really impressed with all the things I've used it for. I swear I will never be without it again.
Cris Fellows wrote:
N Stephanson wrote:That's pretty surprising that antibiotic ointment actually slows healing! I never would have guessed. Thank you too for the caution against H2O2, I will stop using that. Is rubbing alcohol bad for cleaning wounds too? .
I would ditto Barukh's recommendation. I just retired as a pediatric wound care/ suture nurse, and we are herbalists here. Peroxide kills germs...and cells.
Hi Kathleen, referencing your foot photos, I don't think it is a reasonable illustration, as one is the right foot and the other the left!! Correct?
tiffany thrasher wrote:Usnea lichen is a known traditional medicine for stopping infections and boosting the immune system. It's an effective antibacterial (not so much antiviral or antifungal) and aids in wound healing.
Usnea is a grey-green, fruticose lichen that hangs from trees. The easiest way to ID it is by the stretchy central "rubber band" in their thallus. They are also bushy looking, with many small hairy side branches coming off the main stem.
You can make a tincture with usnea or powder the lichen as a poultice. You can collect it from the forest (PLEASE only collect naturally fallen lichen from the ground, do not remove it from trees - it takes an incredibly long time to grow and it's very harmful to their populations to harvest it from trees)
This site is pretty helpful on some background and how to make it, but the linked studies above contradict the claims of antifungal and antiviral capabilities:
Karon Czekala wrote:I SWEAR by colloidal silver, preferably 10-30ppm. Think silt c. corn flakes. Silt gets into nooks & crannies best! DOn'T be dazzled by 500ppm. I bought a home brewer which I use with distilled water. I drink it straight up, alllll the time. I apply CS to any and every imaginable cut, burn, rash, sore. It's simply teeny particles of silver suspended in water. NO single cell organism can live with silver!!! Not fungus/bacteria or virus-- even the current virus making everyone nutty RN. NO, you won't turn blue unless you drink 10 gallons a day. The smurf guy was TRYinG to look like that! I bought mine thru THE NATURAL HEALTH LIBRARY on fb. Terry is the best!
R Sumner wrote:
My ClO2 + H2O prep failed yesterday due to reasons. If it suns I will try again today.
At the risk of going off-topic, what do you use to make, store and apply it? Aquarium pump and tubing or a more professional rig? Do you use metal fittings? I've noted plastic spray bottles degenerate, etc...
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