I found an article by Susun where she recommends E. angustifolia but it takes 6 weeks for the tincture to be ready.
May I ask , is it still beneficial to do this even though I am finishing my round of antibiotics soon so waiting 6 weeks would do no harm do to speak? And still be of benefit? Not sure how the body works in this regard..
I can buy this herb and her instructions are very simple I'm keen to make it just not sure if I should take something during the 6 weeks also whilst tincture is getting ready? I have linden, oat straw and nettle leaf dried herbs would any of these help with restoring internal environment after antibiotics? It's an infection that has arisen from an old root canal tooth I had done many years ago.
(I'm adding in yoghurt and raw garlic etc. and lots of vitamin C)
For the time being, yes, definitely eat the yogurt, making sure it contains live cultures including L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, and S. thermophophillus -- Susun recommends plenty of miso, unpasteurized sauerkraut, homemade beers and wines, picked-by-your-own-hands-and-unwashed fruits and salads, sourdough bread, and whey-fermented vegetables (see Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon for whey-fermented vegetable recipes). These are all ways to help with creating good gut flora.
Susun likes the use of Echinacea as an infusion as well. So use one ounce of the dried root in a pint of boiling water and steep it for at least eight hours. If you have acute infection, fever, etc. you can drink two cups until the fever comes down. Then make a lighter infusion: one ounce of the root in a quart of boiling water and drink one or two cups daily for another week or so. So there is a way to use the echinacea immediately rather than waiting for tincture to be ready.
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