Ideas For Using Castor Oil

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The Healing Benefits of Castor Oil are numerous.

I put up a post with the title ‘Ideas For Using Castor Oil’ several years ago.  I don’t know why the article has disappeared, but here is an attempt at a rewrite of that post:

Regrow Hair and Condition the Scalp:

One of the most common uses for castor oil is as a hair generator.  If castor oil is massaged into the scalp once a week, left on for several hours if possible, or overnight with a wrap over the head, then massaged out with a good organic soap or shampoo, the hair will shine.  It might also begin to grow back again in places where it is thinning out.

As A Cancer Treatment and Cancer Preventative:

Dr Max Gerson famously used castor oil in his natural cancer treatments for cancer and other diseases.  He used two tablespoons of castor oil in one dose, taken every alternate day.  With this treatment, he also used enemas, to clear the bowels quickly of toxic matter which had been released from the liver with the castor oil.

Castor oil has the capacity to draw out poisons from the liver and other organs, and is a valuable healing medicine because of this quality.

Castor Oil To Treat Candida:

Castor oil works well as an antibacterial, antifungal method to reduce candida overgrowth.  One dose of one or two tablespoons of Castor oil taken with a cup of black coffee should fix the problem if there are no complications.  Best to see your doctor or naturopath before trying this though – an enema is usually recommended after taking castor oil. (see Gerson)

As A Treatment For Skin Lesions:

Castor oil can reduce skin lesions such as warts if applied regularly. It can also help athlete’s foot if castor oil is rubbed into the affected area.  Castor oil can help prevent athlete’s foot if it is used occasionally between the toes.  It works well as an anti-fungal agent.

As A Lubricant For Metals:

In the absence of proper machine oil, castor oil can be used to prevent metal from rusting, and also to prevent wear and tear. Bicycle chains, for instance, work very well with a coating of castor oil.

to be continued

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Is Brodifacoum Poison Affecting Humans And Killing NZ Seagulls

Toxic Chemicals:

Thirty Tonnes of Brodifacoum Dropped on Whangaparaoa Shakespear Park, New Zealand.

This article was previously published by Merrilyn in 2012.

DSCO 1545Seagulls in Danger:  Photo by Merrilyn on Holly’s camera, 2012.

And since this drop, thousands of seagulls have been picked up dead off our shores up here.  2500 dead seagulls  within one week have been picked up off our local beaches, near where the Brodifacoum was dropped, and a total of 10,000 dead seagulls has been given for the general area, including Muriwai Beach, which is not very far away ‘as the seagull flies’.   This will be a very conservative figure.  How can they count all the seagulls who have died?.

DSCO 1552Photo by Merrilyn on Holly’s camera, 2012.

The authorities have reported through the local paper (NO big coverage about this big event, with its potentially disastrous consequences, on national television)  that the 10,000 dead seagulls picked up were a result of a storm.  But the Brodifacoum poisoning on such a huge scale must surely be the real reason.  Seagulls can detect when storms are on their way, and it is not usual that they get caught up in these storms.  Also – the storm that was predicted for our region north of Auckland in the Whangaparaoa did not arrive.  So these seagulls did not die because of a storm.

We were assured in a local newspaper article that ‘technology’ was so improved and sophisticated now, that NO Brodifacoum would be accidently dropped in the sea or on the beaches. A blatant misrepresentation of the facts.

The following week, after one of these poisonous drops, a picture appeared in the local paper of workers picking up Brodifacoum pellets from the local beaches. These workers were paid by MAF to pick up accidental drops of poisonous pellets off the beach.  Many of these escaped pellets would have been eaten by seagulls before the pellets could be retrieved.  Many pellets would also have landed in the water where they could never be retrieved.

Now with such a huge drop of Brodifacoum poison – 30 tonnes in the one area – you would expect that the health department would be interested in the effects on the people of the region, especially since so many people live close to the poisoned site.  But – in many countries overseas, this poison has already been banned, or restricted.  So its bad effects ARE  ALREADY DOCUMENTED.  This is why our health authorities are turning a blind eye to the after-effects of using this poison on such a large scale.  Nothing but silence now, and the pretence that all is well.  Meanwhile,  I bet the doctor’s are doing a roaring trade on the Whangaparaoa-Rodney Coast, as will the drug companies, from all the people who will be visiting the doctors for prescriptions to fix the many and various health problems people will be suffering as a direct result of Brodifacoum poisoning.

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Someone, somewhere, will be profiting enormously, to the tune of MILLIONS of dollars, because of the sale and the use of this Brodifacoum poison in New Zealand.  Thirty tonnes on Whangaparaoa Shakespear Park, and goodness knows how much all over the rest of the country.  The thing is that it is not necessary to use poison.  There are plenty of less harmful ways of managing the pests of the forests without using chemicals such as Brodifacoum.  But big business interests push this poison forward as being the cheapest and quickest way to cure the problem, and so our gullible politicians say “YES’ to it.  Even the Green party has endorsed the use of this poison, so I read somewhere.  Astounding – other countries have experienced disastrous consequences from using Brodifacoum, but New Zealand has to learn for itself.

I wonder whether they might even have sneakily used it on the reserve only few hundred yards down the road from where I live, such are the reactions that I am experiencing to this poison.

I have been told that many seagulls died in Kapiti as well – also blamed on a storm.  But Brodifacoum poisoning, I remember reading somewhere,  has also been done in parks and on islands in that region, as well as in other parkland areas of New Zealand.  So these seagulls down at Kapiti, also,  have likely died from the result of eating Brodifacoum poison.  The local paper said a couple of weeks ago that 100,000 seagulls have died over the past month, because of storms, they say,  in various areas of New Zealand.  This will be just an estimate on the lower side, I should imagine.  But it is still a pretty horrific figure.

What a terrible thing.  As if we can’t see that ‘the Gods are angry’:  All the earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions all over the world are surely a sign that we need to alter our ways.  Our earth is rebelling to show its anger about the way we are poisoning our planet.  And, unbelievably,  still it goes on.

Every bad thing we do against nature, or each other, has an affect.  And so, by dropping 30 tonnes of Brodifacoum, which is used in rat poisons, to kill opossums, rats and rabbits, you can expect an enormous chain reaction which will, eventually, have an impact upon the wider environ and its people and wild life.  Brodifacoum in such a large volume will also affect climate to a degree, as well as all life including people, because the gases coming from the poison, and from decomposing birds and animals which have eaten it, will affect the senstive ozone protection in the sky, and so forth…

Well, my health has been severely affected by the Brodifacoum poisoning just a few kilometres away from where I live.  Sure – there has been a virus about – but it was the Brodifacoum poison, I believe, which weakened my immune system dramatically, so that I could not fight off the virus easily.  This fact has been proven with bees – It is a fact now, that bees are dying of a virus because their immune systems have become weakened by toxic agricultural chemicals, the main one being nicotinoids.  Scientists have shown that bees who were not exposed to this poison, did not succumb to the virus, and their hives stayed healthy.  But the bees whom the scientists had exposed to MICRODOSES of the nicotinoid poison, which could not be detected by scientific means in the bees afterwards, all succumbed to the virus which killed them.

So – microdoses of poisons DO affect life, as the microdoses of homeopathic medicine has proven, and as these scientists have proven with their experiments on bees.

Anyhow – back to getting the flu, and relating the ongoing symptoms to Brodifacoum. – It started with getting very wet and cold  one night.  I walked back from Red Beach in the driving rain one night,  which was probably the ‘storm’ we were warned about,  and got a dose of flu followed by bronchitis.  But this lasted about a month, with a distressing asthmatic-type cough that seemed to come back on any old day.  There was intermittent high fever, with profuse sweating – clothes had to be changed several times a day on some days.  Severe bone pain accompanied what I thought was ‘flu’ – but I began to suspect that something else was going on, because the bone pains with a streaming nose, even now,  still return on certain days, with what I can now discern to be, since the flu symptoms have gone, as allergy symptoms related to Brodifacoum.

Allergy to Brodifacoum.  These include a running nose, and slightly burning nostrils and lips, with sore eyes, blurred vision at times,  intermittent bone pain, intermittent neck pain at the base of the skull,  intermittent headache, and a sore throat with glands which are swollen on some days. There has also been an ongoing  bladder infection which was especially bad this past fortnight, after the last drop of 10 tonnes. I have realized that the Brodifacoum microdoses have caused the balance of  acidophilus bacteria to be affected, causing candida:  Digestion is impaired, as well as bowel function. The effect of the Brodifacoum is very weakening.  It can make you feel depressed and lethargic, because it affects the nervous system and the muscle strength.

The effect of this poison in the air (and has it got into our water already?) is even stronger in effect than taking a homeopathic remedy – except that this is NOT the remedy we have chosen.  The effect of the presence of this Brodifacoum in our environment, even though it will be in microdoses,  and probably not discernable to any ‘test’,  is undoubtably having a physical effect on the human body.

I did wonder about the Brodifacoum poisoning affecting my health, when I did not get better.  The sickness co-incided with the three 10 tonne drops of Brodifacoum.   And my friend Bernhard in spirit, told me to take Thuja, which is an anti-poison homeopathic remedy – very useful to counteract the effects of bad vaccinations, and sensitivity to things such as rat poison.

Now I have worked it out – because I feel better when I leave this otherwise beautiful environment, to head down to the ‘big smoke’ of Auckland.  Auckland air is currently better than our Orewa/Whangaparaoa air.  On returning here, the sore glands, sore throat and the coughing all return.

I could not decide this for sure beforehand, when I had the flu, as I was too sick to go anywhere.  But now that the virus has been overcome, I am well enough to travel again.  There is no doubt that our air, even in Orewa, is being affected by this poison about 5-8 kilometres away.  At night, when the air is still, especially when there is a fog,  the symptoms become worse, with persistent coughing, bone pains, and the rest. I can smell the poison.  I have another friend who is experiencing the very same symptoms, and who also relates these to the Brodifacoum poison down the road. But we are  sensitive – not many people will be aware of the poison to the same degree, however, it will be affecting many people just the same.  I feel sorry for those people who live very close to where the poison was dropped on Shakespear Regional Park.

The weather has been absolutely lovely lately – summer is here already, it seems – however, I am looking forward to the rain which should arrive on Wednesday 31st August 2011, as this should dispel some of these toxic vapours affecting my health.  the Brodifacoum fumes are currently in our air at Orewa.  Meanwhile, I am taking calcium ascorbate powder, which is a non-acidic form of vitamin C, to counteract the effects of the poison. The dosage I am using is between 1000 mg to 2000 mg a day.  I have been taking this for the past three days now, and the symptoms are markedly improved.  I am also taking the occasional dose of homeopathic Thuja.  Still, this does not stop the irritation to the lungs, eyes and nose, from the stuff present in the air.  Dear Lord, Please bring on the rain……….

Note:  Other factors which will be contributing to the prevalence of viruses of many kinds at the moment will be the effects of radiation from Japan’s Fukushima disaster, and from the dumping of  radioactive material, from Japan,  into the Pacific and onto the deserts of south  Australia  recently.  I have eaten fish and chips a few times in the past month.  I think that ocean fish are  slowly becoming contaminated with radiation from these sources.  Radiation, even in small amounts, like Brodifacoum, weakens the immune system so that we are  made more vulnerable to viruses and infectious diseases.

The poison problem is compounded for me at the moment because of insecticide, or herbicide,  which I smelt all around the vicinity of the big supermarket when I passed by it last night, in Orewa.  This is only a hundred yards away from my house. This localized poisoning could have been done by council, but I suspect it was the supermarket spraying poison around to get rid of cockroaches and ants, because it was a Sunday, and councils do not work on
Sundays.  If only people would use natural insecticides such as the homeopathic and organic products which are available, instead of these highly toxic substances which should not come anywhere near food storage places, or places occupied by people.

NZ Grass Develops Immunity To Glyphosate Herbicide Round Up


Agricultural Chemicals and the use of Toxic Herbicides and Pesticides In New Zealand:

This post was first published in 2012 on this website and has just been restored.

New Zealand’s TV1 reported on 13th December 2012 that a rye grass grown in the South Island has developed a resistance to the glyphosate weedkillers. Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller is one such weedkiller which contains glyphosate.

Good to bring this herbicide into the spot-light again, More knowledge about glyphosate and its harmful effects might cause people to think twice about using it. WHO have declared glyphosate a probable cancer risk since first publishing this article.

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RoundUp is the one most commonly used glyphosate weedkiller in New Zealand.

These glyphosate chemicals are very toxic things, and cause many illnesses, yet RoundUp is poured around with gay abandon all over the place, as if it was the most harmless thing on earth. It is commonly used by farmers, by grape-growers, kiwi-fruit growers and orchardists, as well as by councils both small and large, in and around our parks and on the grass verges about the towns. Farmers, I know, all seem to relish using RoundUp and the other glyphosate brands, around their houses, and about their farms. Orchardists regularly spray the stuff in between the rows of fruit trees, so they don’t have to bother about weeding anymore.

According to a report which came out in the Scientific American, 23rd June 2009, RoundUp contains inert chemicals which are thought to be more dangerous than the glyphosate itself. The chemicals found in RoundUp and other brands of glyphosate weedkillers have been found to cause the death of human cells, especially the cells of the placenta, the embryo, and the umbilical cord. These findings make RoundUp and the other glyphosate weedkillers extremely risky for expectant mothers, or for those who are contemplating bringing a child into the world.

The solvents which are added to RoundUp, and other such weedkillers, magnify the toxic effect to humans of the main compound, the glyphosate. Research done in 2009 showed that this was the case, and that even in much diluted form other that the potencies used by farmers and orchardists, the residual effect of RoundUp chemicals on food was enough to cause cell damage and even death. One inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, known as POEA, was found to be especially harmful to the embryo, the umbilical cord, and the placenta.

The University of Caen in France reported that “This clearly confirms that the [inert ingredients] in RoundUp formulations are not inert……Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death at the residual levels”…” such as those found on RoundUp treated crops like soybeans, alfalfa, lawns and gardens”, as Crystal Gammon writes in her article for the ‘Scientific American’.

I believe that the mysterious death of pockets of our fabulous KAURI trees could be due to the use of RoundUp or other glyphosate chemicals being used on the walking tracks which run near these trees. It has been proven that bee colony collapse disorder is due to the use of agricultural chemicals: Nicotinoid pesticides, even in such small minute, such as would be considered a homeopathic dose, have caused bees to succumb to the virus which causes bee colony collapse disorder. So Kauri trees might just be as vulnerable to RoundUp and related chemicals as the bees are to these things. Humans are certainly just as vulnerable, but the danger of their use to humans is overlooked whilst the chemical and drug companies continue to reap in those massive profits.

And to all you sceptics who say that ‘there is nothing in homeopathy which works’ – the illustration of the bees which became sick after being exposed to such minute amounts of nicotinoid toxins which could not be detected by any scientific equipment, proves the point that even microscopic amounts of chemicals or herbal substances, such as those amounts used in homeopathic medicine, can have a profound effect on living creatures.

Humans are allowed to continue getting sick from such chemicals as RoundUp, but as soon as the agriculture industry, or the honey-making industry is affected, resulting in less profits for the chemical and drug companies as well as the farmer, then the authorities sit up and listen.

The glyphosate chemicals, including RoundUp, are making giant profits for the chemical companies. Which is why they are dead keen to present this weedkiller as a ‘safe’ herbicide, when the thing is actually not safe at all.

And there you go – Grasses are developing an immunity to it anyway.

Chickweed Is Nutritious But Beware Of Lookalike Scarlet Pimpernel

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Chickweed is a valuable cleansing herb which people generally refer to as a weed.

Chickweed can be eaten in the spring, when its fresh new growth is very succulent and palatable.  In olden days, in England, it was commonly taken to cleanse the blood after a long winter when fresh fruit and vegetables might have been scarce.

Chickweed is high in Vitamin C and mineral salts.

Warning: Take care when picking the chickweed herb. Its leaf and its habitat is similar to scarlet pimpernel which is poisonous.  The scarlet pimpernel has a distinctive small scarlet coloured flower, which makes it easy to identify when in flower.  When not flowering, though, the scarlet pimpernel can easily be mistaken for the chickweed herb.

Scarlet pimpernel has a slightly shiny little leaf.  Chickweed has no shine to the leaf.

Do some research where photos are given before using chickweed.

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Dandelion Leaves Recommended To Lower Blood Pressure

Natural Remedy

A friend of mine went to her doctor recently because she felt her blood pressure was not right.  She has never suffered high blood pressure before.

Her blood pressure was tested and found to be on the high side, although not dangerously so.  I have admiration for her doctor, who did not immediately dish out pharmaceutical preparations to lower her blood pressure, but instead recommended that she eat some fresh dandelion leaves each day.

Dandelions are a very healing herb, and I believe every household should nurture a few in the cottage garden, or in plant pots at the door.  They do well growing at the side of virtually any other herb or flower.  The humble dandelion provides nitrogen to the soil, and brings nutrients to nearby plants.

The dandelion flower is loved by bees, and helps to keep the bees healthy.

Dandelion leaves, and also the root, help keep the digestive system healthy and the bowels clean.  A  little dandelion eaten each day in a salad will improve the immune system.

Because of its rejuvenating effect on the liver and digestive system, dandelion is a good herb to help prevent or treat cancer, in combination with other remedies and healthy diets.

Important:  Make sure you do not gather any dandelions from along paths or the roadside where poisonous sprays such as RoundUp may have been used.  Many pesticides and herbicides can actually cause cancer and other diseases.  They can even cause the blood pressure to rise if one is exposed to them.

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