Special Instructions * Alcohol in Tinctures * Healing Reactions
1.Take nothing by mouth 10-15 minutes prior to or following dosage. This includes food, drink, cigarettes, chewing gum, toothpaste, etc. Limit caffeine and nicotine.
2.Limit mint in any form, such as candy mints, mint toothpaste, mint mouthwash.
3.Avoid camphor, as in muscle and joint rubs, and moth balls fumes when taking homeopathics.
4.If dental drilling or trauma to mouth occurs, use only topically for 48 hours.
5.Limit breathing of strong smells, such as paint thinner, eucalyptus, cigarette smoke (especially menthol) when taking homeopathics.
6.Limit raw garlic, onions and strong spices to one hour after taking a homeopathic.
7.Place drops under the tongue and hold for 10 seconds to allow for absorption.
8.Keep homeopathics out of direct sunlight and x-ray.
9.Homeopathics may generally be taken at the same time with other suggested Homeopathics.
10.You may put the homeopathic drops into a small amount of water, if the alcohol content is too irritating to the mouth. Still hold the remedy in the mouth for 10 seconds before swallowing.
CAUTION:Alcohol sensitivities- If a person is sensitive to alcohol, place dose in a glass (3 oz.) of warm (not hot) water. Allow one minute for the alcohol to evaporate.
By following these guidelines, you will give your remedies the greatest opportunity to succeed.
THE USE OF ALCOHOL IN LIQUID HERBAL REMEDIES
Since water alone cannot absorb all the beneficial properties from plant materials, alcohol is used in the medicinal herbal field as an indispensable solvent. However, producing herbal tinctures spagyrically enables
Research shows that small amounts of alcohol provide the human body with several benefits that generally have been overlooked or underplayed. As a result, many people today believe that all alcohol is harmful to their health, and merely mentioning the word evokes a negative reaction. It is important to differentiate between the use of alcohol for medicinal applications and excessive drinking or alcohol abuse. In fact, the field of pharmacology, which studies the effects of foreign substances on the body, teaches that alcohol in small doses:
* has a stimulating effect on the vasomotor center of the heart, increases blood flow to the arteries and reduces coronary risk;
* benefits peripheral circulation;
* prevents water retention;
* increases secretion of the fundus gland in the stomach;
* increases the defensive capabilities of the immune system, and;
* lowers the carcogenicity of nitrosamines in foods.
WARNING:People with a history of alcohol abuse, psychiatric patients on medication and patients subject to seizures should not use products that contain alcohol.
In addition, use of homeopathic remedies may in rare instances lead to a healing reaction caused by reactivation of the body's metabolic capabilities. This healing phenomenon does not usually occur with use of allopathic medications, such as antibiotics, since they intervene and sometimes halt the body's immune response.
Sometimes when a healing reaction occurs, it is normal to confuse this reaction and the accompanying symptoms -- such as mild fever, headache, discharge from the sinus passages or stiff, aching joints -- with an illness. However these type of symptoms often result from toxins lodged in the tissues that the body is able to excrete through the organs of elimination. Please keep in mind these type of healing reaction symptoms are temporary in nature.
Use of drainage remedies (the accompanying remedies that assist the organs of elimination) coupled with the intake of at least 2 to 3 quarts of liquids daily by adults will normally alleviate this healing reaction within a few days or prevent it from occurring.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST FOR MORE THAT 36 TO 48 HOURS or YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR ATTENDING PHYSICIAN.