00:01 Hello! Home remedies are quite effective
and very inexpensive. 00:07 I like that kind of remedy one who has
the two very major 00:12 aspects of the healing process in them,
in expense and 00:17 effectiveness, so we are going to be
talking about 00:19 Home Remedies, I think you will enjoy
learning about 00:22 some of these things that can be used
for the vast majority 00:27 of ailments that afflict people in their
homes today 00:31 so join us for this program.
00:53 Welcome to Help Yourself to Health 00:55 with Dr. Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines
Institute 00:59 and now here is your host Dr. Thrash.
01:02 Not only are home remedies inexpensive, but most anybody
01:11 can do them, and I would like to show you some home remedies
01:14 now that I have found to be quite effective and I enjoy
01:18 very much showing people about these, because I know that
01:23 they will do the work that I need them to do
01:27 and that I can even tell people on the telephone how to do them.
01:31 Let me just show this one to you of how to make a
01:35 fungus fighter. 01:37 Now at Uchee Pines we have some people
who make the 01:41 fungus fighter as a cottage industry
and sell it. 01:45 They sell it in this kind of bottle
with a label on it 01:49 and this kind of bottle is very easy
to find, you can come 01:55 by this from an empty bottle that you
had something else in 01:59 or you can simply buy one from a department
store and 02:03 use that, but let me show you how to
make this very nice 02:07 little remedy
02:09 It depends on an herb called Calendula and you can see
02:17 the Calendula flowers here, these are the pedals
02:18 and sometimes you will get the flower heads as well
02:23 these come from a health food store or from an herb shop
02:27 and the little flower, the little plant grows
02:30 in people’s gardens and you might even gather some fresh
02:36 and the time to gather them if you do, they are a common
02:40 little plant, in little flower beds. 02:42 They look like marigolds and so you
just gather the entire 02:49 head when it is at it’s biggest flower
point. 02:56 So let me show you how to do this, you
measure out one cup 03:01 and put that in a jar such as this,
usually a jar with a 03:05 very broad top is the best and then
you have about this much 03:14 in the jar, then you need Myrrh.
03:18 Now myrrh comes from overseas generally it’s a part of the
03:23 Myrtle plant and you can see that this is a powder and it
03:27 smells quite fragrant I think, I like the smell of it and this
03:33 powder in only one of it’s forms, you can also get it as
03:37 a crystalline material or you can get myrrh as a tincture.
03:44 And any way that you use it it is 1. It is two cups of the
03:51 calendula, one quarter cup of the myrrh then pour enough
03:58 vinegar on top of it to fully cover it.
04:03 So let me show you how the myrrh is simply added to the
04:07 same jar that you are going to use… this is a quarter cup
04:11 so it’s a quarter the amount of the herb that you use
04:17 in the myrrh, this is added to the jar as you see here
04:23 once that has been added then the next part is the vinegar.
04:27 This can be either white vinegar or it can be brown vinegar
04:31 either way it doesn’t matter, the thing that you want
04:35 is that it be at least 3% acidity, this happens to be 5%
04:42 and that is quite good I like the 5%, then you simply cover
04:48 the herbs that you have added there so that the vinegar
04:52 entirely fills the jar, or at least covers the herb,
04:59 and as you can see it’s sort of nice to make it near a sink
05:03 because it can be a bit messy especially if you are doing it
05:07 for your first time. 05:08 Then be sure it is all wet and it doesn’t
matter if you 05:12 have a little extra vinegar because
just to let you know 05:17 that vinegar itself is also a fungus
fighter, 05:20 and this looks quite nice even when
you are making it up 05:24 yet we don’t have enough vinegar, so
we will continue to 05:29 pour until it is quite liquid and there
is some extra space 05:35 above now it’s beginning to reach the
proper consistency 05:42 but I’ll add just a bit more so that
you can see how this 05:46 very useful product can be something
that you can keep 05:52 easily around your home to fight a fungus
with in case 05:57 somebody gets a fungus.
05:59 Now you can see about what the consistency should be
06:04 and if it has flower heads in it that is fine too
06:07 you don’t mind a bit if it has flower heads in it.
06:10 Simply cover it, and the reason to cover it is that it has
06:16 a way of giving it’s fragrance to your entire kitchen
06:21 and you would be just as happy that you just have food smells
06:25 from the kitchen and not herb smells as well,
06:29 it doesn’t smell as if it would be something that you would eat
06:32 but I think it does smell quite fragrant. 06:35 Now once you let it set for two weeks
you should stir it 06:42 every day, or if you can’t stir it every
day then let it set 06:46 for about three weeks, then strain it
and you will have a 06:50 product that looks like this.
06:52 Now this product is very helpful for any kind of fungus
06:58 it’s even helpful for dandruff which sometimes has a
07:02 superficial fungus as a part of the itching process.
07:06 But it’s most effective for athlete’s foot and very
07:13 effective for fungus toenail. 07:16 now fungus toenail also has a standard
treatment, 07:20 but the medicine in quite toxic, so
I don’t recommend that 07:24 you take the medicine but rather that
you get this because 07:27 it will be just as effective as the
medicine. 07:30 Now the treatment time is one year or
until the fungus toenail 07:37 has grown all the way out, keep it trimmed
all the time 07:40 so that you can tell how much is growing
out. 07:43 It starts growing out pink within three
or four weeks 07:46 and you are encouraged to keep on with
the one year 07:51 of the treatment.
07:52 The reason it takes so long is that that nail is infected
07:56 with the fungus, and this is not a fungicidal, it is only
08:01 an inhibitor of the growth of fungus, so it keeps it from
08:06 growing in the fresh part that is growing out.
08:09 So I hope that will help you when you need a good
08:13 fungus fighter. 08:14 Now I have asked Rhonda Clark to join
me today, she is one of 08:19 our colleagues at Uchee Pines, welcome
Rhonda! 08:21 – I’m glad to be here. – I see from
the equipment 08:24 that you have, that you are going to
show us how to treat 08:28 arthritis and arthritic hand.
08:30 – Oh yes! When I was a student at Uchee Pines we were learning
08:33 various treatments, hydro- therapy and other types of
08:35 home remedies and this is one of my very favorites
08:38 it feels wonderful. 08:40 – And it makes the skin feel so nice
too. 08:42 – Oh, it does, if you have aching joints
in your hand or 08:46 other places on your body, using warm
very warm paraffin 08:51 is a lovely treatment I’m going to be
demonstrating today 08:54 a paraffin bath, a paraffin treatment
for the hand, 08:57 this is so nice if you have arthritic
fingers that hurt you 09:01 and I have asked Miss Arianna Hartsfield
to come and be 09:05 my patient so I can demonstrate this
treatment on her. 09:08 The paraffin treatment is done, and
the melted paraffin is put 09:16 in a special container that keeps it
at a constant heat 09:20 and the ideal temperature is around
125- 135 degrees 09:26 you can test this yourself if you want
to make your own 09:30 paraffin treatment at home.
09:32 An old slow cooker, for example what I have here,
09:36 this would be an example of a slow cooker you might find
09:39 at a yard sale or a good will store, if it has a setting for
09:45 low, which you can see this one has a setting for low
09:48 that I have placed this on, this might be just the right
09:52 temperature, but to be safe use a thermometer that will
09:55 reach at least 150�, and you can keep the paraffin then at a
10:01 safe temperature, 125�-135�. 10:04 The paraffin that is used is just the
same type of paraffin 10:07 that we use in canning and you can find
that where you buy 10:11 canning supplies but it does need one
other ingredient in it 10:14 and that is mineral oil, and a formula
that we use, 10:17 it’s what I’ve used in the tub that
we will be doing our 10:20 demonstration on today is 5 lbs paraffin
and then 10:24 1/2- 1 pint of mineral oil, I want to
make sure I give you 10:29 the correct recipe.
10:30 So Arianna if you will raise your sleeve for me…
10:33 The purpose of the treatment as the paraffin gets on the skin
10:38 you’ll see it leaves a layer of the paraffin left on the
10:41 skin and that helps not only make it feel very warm when
10:45 it goes on but helps hold in the heat which feels so nice
10:49 on those arthritic joints. 10:50 And the very first dipping.. – You want
to be sure that your 10:53 sleeve doesn’t get in it because it
can leave the sleeve 10:58 permanently oily.
10:59 The first dip down into the paraffin should be rather deep
11:04 so all the way to the bottom and lift it back up and
11:08 let that layer cool, you can see immediately how quickly
11:11 it starts to dry and solidify, and as it begins to dry
11:15 you’ll do another dip. 11:17 Does that feel nice and warm there Arianna?
11:20 The goal is to actually build up quite a big hand,
11:27 quite a number of layers of the paraffin, again as they cool
11:31 dip again, and this is where it feels so wonderful
11:36 the heat is just sinking into the hand, into those sore joints
11:41 it just feels so good, we’ll do one more dip.
11:45 At home if you are doing this yourself, you will do more dips
11:48 you can see already how her hand is looking much bigger
11:51 but you will do several dips until everything is very well
11:54 coated, it’s important not to move as you are doing that
11:58 so that you don’t get little cracks and bends in the
12:00 paraffin, you want to keep it intact as you can.
12:03 After this looks as if this last dip has dried a bit
12:07 then you will wrap the hand in a towel to help hold in the
12:11 heat, and so you’ve got your hand there Arianna
12:14 we’ll just wrap it in the towel and then relax and rest
12:20 and let that heat sink in, unfortunately very soon
12:26 you’ll find it beginning to cool and you know the treatment
12:29 will be coming to an end and as that happens the paraffin
12:33 comes from the skin so nicely, we’ll show here how then you
12:39 just peel the paraffin back off and if you do your hands
12:46 very clean before the treatment, if you wash your hands very well
12:51 before the treatment, this used paraffin can actually be
12:54 just placed right back in to the paraffin wax to continue to be
12:57 reused, recycled so to speak and the hand will feel warm
13:03 you can see that the skin is a little pinker and very soft
13:07 it’s a lovely treatment for the skin. 13:10 In addition to arthritis I think this
can be used for bursitis, 13:14 strains, aches, pains.
13:16 – Right! It can even be painted on to shoulders and
13:19 other places. – Yeah! Joints that you can’t
13:21 reach or dip very easily in this and so, thank you Arianna
13:26 and I thank you Dr. Thrash I appreciated the opportunity
13:28 to tell a little bit about this treatment today.
13:30 – Very good, and while Arianna is here beside me
13:34 I would like show another treatment that Arianna can
13:38 help me with and this is an onion poultice. 13:41 Now the onion poultices can be placed
many places, 13:45 one place that the ancients used to
use it for is on the chest 13:49 for bronchitis and pneumonia and it
can be effectively used 13:54 there is as a way to help with the resolution
of pneumonia. 14:00 But I have here an onion material that
is just chopped 14:07 onion and I’m going to make a very dainty
poultice with 14:09 onion, but most of the time you will
two or three onions 14:13 so that you can make for the chest or
for the abdomen 14:17 quite a large compress can also be used
in infections 14:22 such as ulcers on the legs, diabetic
ulcers on the legs. 14:28 These things are very nicely treated
with the onion so 14:33 I would like just to show you a nice
dainty onion compress 14:39 and we’ll just make one here on the
top of Arianna’s hand 14:43 assuming that she has something like
an ulcer, so you just put 14:47 the onion material that has been cooked
a bit, 14:50 so you just put it right on the place,
would you hold your 14:54 sleeve right there just a little bit
and then I can get this 14:59 on without making your clothing smell
as if you have been in an 15:05 onion patch.
15:07 Now as soon as you get the onion piled on and it’s piled
15:13 on generously, then you just put a cloth over that
15:20 and if you would hold that for me for a moment and then
15:24 you just take a little kitchen plastic, such as this,
15:29 and this is the kind that sticks to itself, which makes a
15:35 very good compress, so if I can get this to come loose
15:41 properly we’ll show you the finish of the poultice
15:47 and then it opens like that and then we put around
15:57 the place where you have the compress. 16:00 Now compresses are extremely good but
you do need to put a 16:07 bandage on it, so here is a bandage
an Ace type, 16:12 and again it’s the same kind of thing,
it goes on with a bit of 16:18 stickiness, and the sticky plastic wrap
and the sticky roll 16:24 bandage is very helpful and it’s not
put on tight, 16:29 it’s just put on just enough to hold
the compress in place. 16:36 Now if Arianna had a sore on her hand
or any kind of wound 16:45 that had become infected, it’s not necessary
to put it 16:49 on a fresh wound but if a wound becomes
infected then you could 16:53 use the onion poultice like this, and
when it is taken off 16:57 the part is simply washed with a cold
wash cloth 17:02 and dried and then the part dressed
warmly. 17:08 If it’s the chest then the chest is
dressed very warmly, 17:11 after the compress is taken off.
17:14 Alright Arianna I will let you take that off yourself
17:18 when you get to a convenient place, thank you for helping us
17:23 with this nice poultice. 17:25 Now another thing that I would like
to make sure that you know 17:32 about some small remedies that Dr. Donald
Miller will be 17:38 talking with you about, and I have asked
Dr. Miller to 17:41 join me on the program today, and I
see that it looks like 17:47 you have a man’s sock there.
17:49 – Yes, you know when you were talking about the onion poultice
17:53 I always think about people thinking well! I won’t have any
17:57 of this plastic wrap, I don’t have any of the Ace bandages.
18:00 Traveling in other countries you’ve got to really fly by
18:04 the seat of your pants. – Plastic bags are not even
18:06 available. – Plastic bags are ubiquitous 18:08 they are everywhere, plastic bags, there
is no where I go 18:11 that you cannot find a plastic bag.
18:12 – Even in Ukraine. 18:13 – In Ukraine they are everywhere.
18:15 – Really! – Blowing in the wind. 18:16 – First time I went to Ukraine they
didn’t have plastic bags. 18:19 – This is a whole new world, that was
10 years ago, 18:20 now they’re everywhere.
18:22 Any plastic, any plastic at all and then if you don’t have an
18:26 Ace bandage, once you’ve got that whole thing on just pull a
18:29 sock over the whole thing it will cover it nicely,
18:32 if you want the fingers out just cut the end of the sock off
18:33 and you’ve got everything that you need right there.
18:35 – So you need to cut a little hole over here on the side
18:38 for the thumb. – That’s right! 18:40 So we don’t feel like you got to have
exactly the equipment 18:44 that we are showing you because everything
is out there that 18:48 you need, I don’t think God is out there
to fool us 18:50 if there is a simple remedy there is
a way 18:52 that you can use it.
18:54 Now there are a few things that I like to travel with
18:56 one, and I bought this years ago when we were on tour
18:59 up in Washington State, you can see there is still
19:03 a little bit in here, this is peppermint oil.
19:05 – Peppermint oil. – Yep! And you know how many
19:07 uses there are for this. – Oh yes! 19:09 – If someone has a sore throat you might
put a little bit in 19:13 water, and let them gargle with the
peppermint oil, 19:15 it’s also good for the breath.
19:17 It’s good for the headache, someone has a headache
19:19 put a little bit on the finger and rub it on the temples
19:22 of the head, that is good for a headache, it’s good for
19:26 many many other things, it’s good for… 19:29 – May I see it? – Yes! It smells wonderful
too. 19:32 – I was just going to check it’s authenticity,
sure enough. 19:36 – It’s pure peppermint oil! – Another
very good remedy for 19:41 using this is again you simply wet the
finger and lick it off 19:46 for motion sickness.
19:49 – I was going to say the upset stomach, it’s very good for
19:51 motion sickness, so I carry this with me for myself or
19:55 anyone else who might need this, it’s very nice.
19:57 Another one that I really would not leave home without is
20:00 tea tree oil, it’s vital if I get one of these little
20:05 canker sores in my mouth, a little bit of swipe over
20:08 that thing usually for me takes care of it, some people not,
20:10 some people it will. 20:12 If I have a sore throat coming on, a
little bit on my 20:14 finger tip, I’ll go back and I’ll paint
my throat with the 20:17 Tea Tree Oil. – Any fastidious person
could 20:20 use a Q-tip. – They could, this is my
bottle, 20:26 but yes that is right, you know I’m
doing it twice, 20:30 I use my index finger for the first
one, middle finger 20:34 for the second one, I don’t want to
re-infect myself. 20:37 I will also use it for any type of a
skin problem, 20:40 if I have a bug bite, if I have an abrasion,
very very healing 20:43 for the body.
20:45 One I heard of not to long ago was a couple of other oils
20:49 Oregano Oil, and Thyme Oil. 20:53 – Oh yes both very good fragrant oils.
20:56 – Fragrant oils but they are also very good antibiotic oils.
20:59 – Yes! – Matter of fact what I did 21:01 one Christmas is I bought a bunch of
these bottles and sent 21:07 a pair to each one of my family members
with instruction 21:10 for how to use it and the instructions
are very easy. 21:13 If you have a container of water, you
can do it in a glass 21:16 but I like a container of water because
you have to mix 21:19 this stuff well or the oils are very
hot when you 21:22 drink them, I tried this one time in
Romania and I just 21:25 gave the students all little cups and
they poured the water 21:29 and the oil in these things in there
and drank it down 21:31 but the oil was sitting on top, and
it set them on fire. 21:34 – Yes! I’m sure. Same thing will happen
21:36 if you use to much of the mint oil. 21:38 – Yes, it will. – But mint oil for pain
in the 21:41 abdomen can be really nice, or bloating
in the abdomen, 21:44 very nice but if you use much it needs
to be diluted. 21:48 – As a matter of fact if you don’t have
them in oil 21:50 and there is some mint, just chew some
mint leaves. 21:52 – Precisely! – It will give you the
same 21:53 thing and mint grows in many many…
21:54 and there is many different types of mints.
21:56 So to make this I would put a teaspoon of oil,
22:00 I like to use olive oil myself, and then three drops,
22:04 it doesn’t take many, I usually use five for myself,
22:07 about three drops of these oils, put them in the water,
22:10 shake it vigorously, and drink it down. 22:13 – How much water, about a cup? – About
a cup, about 8ounces 22:16 it doesn’t really matter, the more the
merrier sometimes. 22:19 Oregano is know to kill about 25 different
viruses. 22:24 – May I see it? – Um hum!
22:25 – Yes, it’s very anti-microbial, yes, very fragrant!
22:31 It makes you think when you smell it, that it is a healing
22:37 herb, may I see that one? – Yes, yes, very nice.
22:39 – Oh yes, the thyme oil, thyme is a very good kitchen herb.
22:44 – And keeping these in your suitcases also makes your
22:47 suitcase smell quite nice. 22:49 It is always good to have a nice smelling
suitcase. 22:52 One other thing I like to travel with
is a little 22:56 container and I’m not advertising products,
22:58 there is many different types this is just an atomizer
23:01 for spraying a saline solution into the nose for a cold
23:06 coming on, I like to do a saline spray if someone else
23:11 is sick in the area, because we realize that this part
23:14 of the body is very protective of us as long as we’ve
23:17 kept it clean. 23:18 This has a little bit of colloidal silver
in it 23:21 which they say has great properties
whether it does 23:24 or not I don’t know but…
23:26 – Some tests seem to show that the silver salts are very
23:30 effective, we used to use the silver salts when I was in
23:33 Medical School for such a serious illness as syphilis
23:37 and it was quite effective for the syphilis, so we know
23:40 that it does have good anti- microbial qualities.
23:44 So I just do a couple squirts up each nostril with this thing
23:46 and I find that that protects me if not helping to heal me
23:51 for what I might already have, but protect me from
23:53 getting it from somebody else. 23:54 So these simple things that we carry
around with us, 23:57 I like to have these with me every where
I go. 24:00 – By the way I’ll say that the treatment
for syphilis is 24:05 probably still best the antibiotic that
we have today 24:10 but we certainly did have good results
with the silver salts 24:14 when I was in Medical School, but we
also know that at the 24:20 same time that we were treating syphilis
and gonorrhea with 24:24 silver salts, we also had excellent
results with 24:28 hot baths for both syphilis and gonorrhea.
24:32 Both of these germs are extremely sensitive to
24:37 a little heat and a little cooling and so that makes it
24:41 so that they can be very effective. 24:43 Now you were showing me some of the
things you carry around 24:49 in your emergency kit.
24:51 – Well you know some of the best things and I’ve got many
24:55 things in here, I just want to pull this out right here
24:57 I carry a little thing, this is what we have at Uchee Pines
25:00 this little card pack. – Yes, I recognize that.
25:02 That’s Dan Duce’s program. – No this is our program
25:05 this is the one that we put out for meetings and that we
25:08 sort of give away. 25:10 but in here I made up many Bible promises,
and you know 25:15 when you are in a tough situation a
Bible promise 25:17 is what you really need, you can be
giving yourself a treatment 25:21 but sometimes a treatment is tough like
you mentioned 25:23 for syphilis I used to sue hydrotherapy
and this was 25:26 long term hydro-therapy with hot temperatures.
25:29 – Very hot temperatures up to 105�. 25:30 – Yes! That’s right so Joshua 1:9 Have
not I commanded thee 25:33 be strong and of good courage, it comes
in handy for people 25:36 like that, and so to have God’s Word…
25:38 I have found that there is power in God’s word.
25:42 – Healing power! – Very much healing powers!
25:45 – We think of the Word of God as being something that is very
25:49 good for our spiritual health but the Word of God is also
25:54 very powerful for the physical health and when people are
25:57 seriously ill to share the Word of God, share some promises
26:02 to pray with them, this can be very helpful for the individual,
26:07 it’s encouraging, it’s filled with hope and it makes the
26:11 individual think that you have their best good at heart.
26:14 – I was once lying very sick in Austria and reading through
26:18 the Bible and I came to the most wonderful healing verse,
26:21 I like medical missionary verses, 26:24 it was found in Jeremiah 17:14
26:26 it says: “Heal me O Lord, and I shall be healed, save me
26:31 and I shall be saved.” 26:33 – “Amen!” – Two promises, condition
is, 26:34 “For Though art my praise.” – “Amen!”
26:38 So I find that praising the Lord is such a healing thing
26:42 as we are laying there in our sick bed or our death bed
26:44 if we praise the Lord it’s going to make it better.
26:48 – Now you have one more thing that I like and it’s right there
26:51 on the table beside you. 26:52 – Yes! – That came out of your kit too
26:54 I know. – I would not travel without 26:57 my charcoal, and I have powder in my
suitcase but I will 27:01 carry this with me wherever I am, these
are charcoal tablets 27:05 I bought this, as a matter of fact I
can’t even read it 27:07 to you because it’s in Cyrillic but
I bought this in Ukraine 27:12 and I just tear off as many as I think
I need, 27:15 people say well how many do you take,
I say well I take enough. 27:18 – That’s the dosage, you take enough.
27:20 – That’s right! You can’t take to many. 27:22 – Yes, it’s not toxic.
27:23 So I like your little kit, I think it’s a very good thing
27:28 I carry a kit as well but when I carry charcoal in my suitcase
27:32 I have it double bagged in a zip-lock bag,
27:37 I want to be sure that I don’t arrive at my destination
27:40 and have to do laundry the very first thing and still
27:44 forever have dingy clothing. 27:45 Well I hope these simple things that
you can see anyone can do 27:50 in their home will be of eternal benefit