Just wanted to say HEY JAMIE! Hope your kiddos got it from us. Also, I just wanted to share our pox protocol with anyone who is interested. If anyone comes to get our pox we can have another herbal brew party like I did sith Jamie
. The herbs we used a readily available this season but will eventually die off this fall.. Now is the best time to make up some brew and freeze it in case of winter exposure...
So I have this great poison ivy rememdy that I brew up and freeze for poison ivy. I thought i'd try it for our pox and it seemed to work well for itch/healing etc.. The basic recipe is Sweetfern, Jewelweed, Aloe (fresh), and Colloidal Silver (I brew the silver so it's cheap). This time around we also added some calendula, chickweed and plantain. I'm sure other stuff could be added based on what you have available.... If anyone need help IDing these herbs let me know I can post links to photos. They are easy to find and easy to ID.
I take about 10 full stalks of Jewelweed (I use all parts), some fresh aloe (maybe 3-4 4-5" leaves) and put them in the food processor with some CS (colloidal silver) you can use water if you don't have any (if anyone wants some I have it cheap
. Just enough to really puree the jewelweed. Then I strain out the liquid into a large pot for the final mixture. Reserve the pulverized mess too. Then I take about 10 full sprigs of sweetfern (10 " stalks) and remove all the leaves and put them in a pot. You can add whatever other herbs you have at this point..plantain, calendula and chickweed. I boil water in a teapot and pour the water over this mixture... Just enought to cover the herbage plus 3" of water. Let this steep for 30 minutes. THen add in the Jewelweed pulp also and allow to mingle until cool. Strain everything and add liquid to your jewelweed liquid. I strain first with a colander, then with a thin distowel or cheesecloth IN the colander to remove any particles. Sometimes I add some more CS or water depending on how thick and green it looks. This should be refrigerated or frozen. I like to put it into some ice cube trays and freeze the cubes in case I need them for rashes in the winter.
I have a teeny little spray bottle that I can put a days worth into and leave it out to use throughout the day - I have found that poxy kids don't like to be sprayed with cold water. I keep the stock mix in the fridge. I have 4 bags of frozen mixture. I might make more just to help out anyone who gets pox in winter from our infection stream! lol
We are also using Rhus Tox 6c and Sulfur 6C alternating 3 X/ day. And Echinacea astragalus for immune support. On the really bad fever day, I did give my first daughter some Motrin at night but I am thinking Benadryl might have been better. On the worst day (3-4) oatmeal bath 2X felt nice. For pox in throat/ mouth - raspberry leaf tea made into popsicles. You can add lemon balm (may also help the virus) or other yummy herbs to this to make it nicer. I didn't give CS internally in the early stages because I didn't want to kill the virus and not have it run its course BUT I did give it to my daughter to swish and gargle when her mouth pox were bothering her. I sprayed straight CS on the yoni pox and in the hair. The oatmeal bath was good for the yoni pox too. We are using Dr. Christopher's BF&C salve to prevent scarring. You can find it cheapest on iHerb (thanx Jamie
Anyways folks..let me know if you need pox or help with remedy