Qestion for sojourner ----> teasel root

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   Posted 2/1/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sojourner!

May I ask you for further details of the teasel root usage? First of all could you tell me if this is tincture of Dipsaci radix or Dipsacus silvestris / or fullonum radix to make sure that my botanic dictionary gave me the right translation; I also would like to ask if the tincture you used is an extract in alcohol or something different and if it is somehow standarized. What was the dosage you used?

I found an old formula in an old book in the medical library and I will try to make the tincture as I managed to grow the plant. Now I am very interested in any additional information.

My garden already looks like a medicinal plant farm.... LOL !!

Thanks in advance! dorit

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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dorit,

We are under a naturopathic specialists care for this protocol for our daughter, so we do not purchase the ingredients and make our own tincture.

Dipsacus Spp. Sylvestris (Teasel Root) can be prepared in a glycerite but it does make it 'clumpy' or 'coagulated'; so, it is prepared w/a small amount of a particular pure alcohol. One species of the plant is used in Chinese medicine.

I do not know our physician's source; however, we do know that he has visited personally where it is harvested and spent considerable time with the researchers, scientists and in plant to see (and approve) the process. It is produced only by a hand full of individual herbalists around the country.

Two good sources to read about Teasel Root include "The Book of Herbal Wisdom " by Matthew Wood. And - Healing Lyme by Stephen Buhner, Master herbalist. He has studied the medical journals as well as protocols used by herbalists and is an expert for Lyme disease.

Teasel Root must be dosed appropriately or the patient will experience negative and sometimes serious herx symptoms. It is to be administered slowly, lower dosage and gradually increased to the physician's recommended dose for the patient; and each patient is different based on their own symptoms, pathogens, complications, etc..

I hope that helps!

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   Posted 2/1/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sojourner,

thanks for all this info! Its good to hear about the herxing and the low dosage at the beginning;
best wishes for your daugher`s recovery!!! dorit
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