New Discoveries in Natural Curatives

James R. Coffey By James R. Coffey, 10th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Did you know that the tarantula is currently being studied for use in treating swelling, abscesses, and genital itching? Did you know that the poison of the Bufo toad is being tested for treating skin eruptions, seizures, nose bleeds, and impotence? Indeed, these are just two of the studies currently being conducted involving natural cures.

Natural remedies

While most of us tend to think of “natural remedies” as being derived from plants, in actuality, nearly 20% of the 6,000 natural curatives commonly used today are derived from the animal kingdom. In fact, insects--most recently the cock roach--and a number of other animals have contributed to natural healing for thousands of years.

Earthworms and centipedes

Did you know that earthworms are known to have curative powers relating to asthma? Research conducted in China has shown that succinic acid produced by worms has proven to be an effective “anti-asthmatic,” and has also shown promise in treating rheumatism, convolutions, high blood pressure, and even painful urination. Also, powdered centipede is being tested for convulsions, spasms, and to neutralize poison. Go figure!

Cicada and fossilized bones

Joanne Ehret of the Tri-State School of Acupuncture in Connecticut says that she has prescribed such things as powdered cicada shells for skin disorders, and fossilized bones for anxiety and to induce sleep. Admitting that her natural remedies may never replace traditional Western medicine, she contends that undoubtedly more of such natural cures are on the healing horizon.

Bufo (cane) toad

Science is especially interested in the Bufo rana (Cane) toad, which in addition to its other known properties, has proven remarkably effective in treating mentally slow or developmentally-challenged children. It also seems to be effective in deterring chronic masturbation.

Human placenta

Perhaps most controversial among proponents of natural healing is the use of dried human placenta for treating infertility and impotence--though there does appear to be quite a definite application. Though not a common practice in the United States, it is already gaining wide-spread and popular use throughout much of the industrialized world.

On the horizon . . .

So, a decoction of brewed cockroach herbal tea isn’t your thing? Perhaps not. But there can be no denying the natural connection between curing the human animal and what nature provides. As many herbologists have long asserted, nature provides a cure for every ailment man contracts.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
10th Oct 2010 (#)

Very interesting and informative. I didn't know half of what you related in this article.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
10th Oct 2010 (#)

Then I'd done my job, Jerry!

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author avatar halfling
11th Oct 2010 (#)

Great article, I will be looking into the application of the earthworm for asthma. My boy suffers from asthma so I am willing to research anything that may help him out.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
11th Oct 2010 (#)

Asthma is quite easily treatable with homeopathy. That's what I came to rely on with miraculous results. Here's my article on the subject if you're interested:

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
11th Oct 2010 (#)

I wanted to get this on Facebook sooner, as I thought it was great, but dang, wouldn't you know it.. my internet went kaput for a while.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
11th Oct 2010 (#)

Well, Mark, I appreciate the effort.

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
17th Oct 2010 (#)

Well done!

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