Teasel

“Teasel”

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Pulls bacteria out of the tissues

TCM uses a plant similar to Teasel for the ability to maintain the meridian of the liver and essence of kidneys.

“It will restore what is broken”


Latin Binomial: Dipsacus sylvestris

Common Names: Teasel

Part Used: Root. biennial.

Native to Europe – but introduced to the Americas. A similar species is used in TCM.

Emotional/Energetic – People who jump in without thinking – bull-headed – and suffer the consequences. IRIDOLOGY – Silk type/lymphatic. Dried out — lack of vitality due to injury. A loss of purpose & helplessness.


Actions:

  • Warms cells and muscles (Wood) – inviting bacteria into bloodstream so that it can then detox. 
  • Tonic
  • For joints that have been torn, stretched or wrenched (Wood)
  • TCM – tonification of kidney essence and liver blood — responsible for strength of joints & tendons. Deficient kidney essence = lower back and knees compromised — weak, stiff, ache. Liver blood deficient = muscles & tendons are not nourished, tightening and become injured easy.
  • Promotes circulation of the blood – removing pain & stiffness in areas that are bruised.

Indications:

Detoxifying and strengthening to the immune system. 

  • Lyme and stealth infections – chronic inflammation & destruction of muscles & joints
  • Muscle pain and inflammation – chronic and limiting movement – torn, stiff & sore
  • The ‘deterioration of structure’ (Wood)
  • Sciatica 
  • Take in conjunction with antibiotics

SPECIFIC – Large, bulky people who have thrown joints out – increased momentum. Chronic inflammation of muscles – limiting movement and increased pain.

“For people who had a use, but lost it. They stepped of the path”

– William LeSassier.

TCM – The root of Dipsacus japonica, i similar plant to Teasel, is considered a medicine for kidney jing (essence). “Restore what is broken”.


Caution: Risk of herx when using this herb in Lyme/Chronic pathogenic stealth infections is very strong. Must go low and slow! Herx usually shows up around week 2 into treatment (Wood).


DROP DOSE: Slowly increase.

Wood suggests to only use  one to three drops – 1 to 3 times a day.

He says that even this may be too much for chronic cases.

 

PPC HERB DOSE:

DAY ONE: Start with only one drop in the morning.  

DAY TWO: Start with one drop in the morning and add one drop in the afternoon.  

DAY THREE: Start with one drop in the morning, one drop in the afternoon and add one drop at night.  

DAY FOUR: Start with 2 drops in the morning, one drop in afternoon & one drop at night.

DAY FIVE: Start with 2 drops in morning, two drops in afternoon and one drop at night.

Continue this process until 9 drops are achieved.  


Combinations:

Burdock, Boneset & Dandelion – Lyme


 

References:

Wood, M. (1997). The Book of Herbal Wisdom.

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