A world without antibiotics
by Guest blogger: William Bruneau
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We are fast approaching a time when pharmaceutical anti-pathogens (antibiotics, antifungals, anti-malarials, etc) will essentially be useless, forever more. It is hard to imagine a world without anti-pathogens, where diseases and infections cannot be cured.
Easy to grow and simple medicinals make this an easy step. Sida cannot completely protect us, no one herb can; we need more medicinal herbs for a complete solution for rapidly growing anti-pathogen resistance.
For example: MRSA (Staph) can be cured by taking ½ teaspoon to a tablespoon of Sida acuta extract 3 to 6 times a day for up to 60 days, according to Stephen Buhner in his seminal book, Herbal Antibiotics. Or steep 2-3 teaspoons of powdered leaves in 6 ounces of hot water for 15 minutes for acute conditions. Drink up to 10 cups a day.
Sida acuta stops MRSA every time, but it could take up to a half gallon of extract or 600 cups of tea.
Time is running out for many people in need. How many of us are “on antibiotics” at any one time? 1%? 10%? Tens of thousands here in California alone. Growing out enough medicinal herbs to treat all those requiring anti-pathogen therapy will take some time to implement, and supply is currently very limited.
About this author:
In 1982, Bill and his wife started Bountiful Gardens Seeds, which is part of the small non-profit Ecology Action of the Mid-peninsula. Ecology Action is an organization that has been diligently working to save the world’s soil for the last 45 years, refining and promoting a bio-intensive farming method that actually creates soil while being very productive.
While Bill is an herbal hobbyist, Medicinal herbs and preventative medicine have been at the core of his family’s health for at least 50 years and when he discovers one that is as good as Sida appeared to be, he wanted to know everything about it. A scientist at heart, he did intensive research into the known benefits of Sida for over a year, seeking out peer-reviewed research on Sida, and in particular studies on Sida acuta. The results have exceeded his wildest expectations.
He is the athour of a User’s Guide to Sida acuta, Sida cordifolia, and Sida rhombifolia,