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Edited from a Video Cassette tape with the subject:

Top Ten Herbs for Medical Emergencies (C1998),
Lecture by Dr. Richard Schulze.
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The University of Natural Healing, Inc.
355 West Rio Road, Suite 201,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
(804) 973-0262

The Unknown Emergency Herb: Slippery Elm Bark. Latin name-genus is Ulmus fulva. Use the inner bark.

Therapeutic Benefits: Slippery Elm bark is one of the most versatile herbs you can have. Every home should have some of this amazing plant.

Slippery Elm inner bark powder can be used to reduce inflammation, smooth irritated mucous membranes and absorb poisons in the intestinal tract. It is a great friend to the stomach, small intestine and colon. A blessing for ulcers, especially if used with the digestive herbs.

I returned from one of my trips to India in the early 1980's with severe dysentery. I was having up to 30 watery bowel evacuations a day. I used every herb to help, the power herbs, Garlic, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Liver Herbs, Colon Herbs, Digestive Herbs. I even used Charcoal and Bentonite Clay, and still was pooping 30 times a day.

One day, in complete exhaustion and dehydration, I made myself a cup of Slippery Elm Tea. That was it, my dysentery stopped immediately. What is my point? Never underestimate the power of this herb.

Emergency Internal Dosage for Powder:

Strong: Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over 2, 3, 4 or more tablespoons of the powdered bark. It will make a glop, a slimy brown substance that may not seem very appealing, but once you get it down, you will have a smile on your face.

Medium: Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of powdered bark.

Mild: Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of powdered bark.

Inability to keep anything down: When a person can't keep anything down, they often tolerate a teaspoon of slippery elm gruel at a time. Mix slippery elm into water, stirring to eliminate lumps and mix into a soft, jelly-like mixture. This can nourish someone too sick to eat.

Dosage External: Slippery Elm inner bark powder is the best kept herbal secret for making an herbal poultice (applying herbs to the surface of the body). Make 1/3 of your poultice mixture Slippery Elm inner bark, then blend all the herbs by hand or in a blender. Add enough hot water to make a gummy, gluey consistency and apply to the body. Besides being a glue, Slippery Elm will draw out poisons, soothe the skin, and reduce inflammation.

Slippery Elm inner bark works so well that once it dries, it will take a lot of effort to remove it. Other herbs to add: Goldenseal root to disinfect, a little garlic can go a long way. Lots of Cayenne to stop bleeding, Plantain and Echinacea for bites, stings and blood poisoning, Aloe vera gel to promote healing.

There is no end to the herbs you can put in to handle the healing task at hand. If you are covering a deep wound or cut, expect this poultice to stay for a few days, 3 or 4 is okay. Adding a layer or two of cotton gauze over the poultice and pressing it in will make a cast even an orthopedic surgeon will admire.

Always flush open wounds first with an anti-infection tincture. This formula is so strong at healing wounds, I call it body glue. If you do not have some of the ingredients, use what you have. It will be far better than nothing. A home formula for this tincture is equal parts of garlic; goldenseal; echinacea; tea tree oil; kelp (high in iodine); black walnut inner hulls (the inner goo just inside the outer shell); myrthh gum or any tree sap (more on this in a moment.)

Mix with Baccardi's 151 Rum. You will need alcohol this strong to dissolve the tree sap. It will not dissolve unless you have 75% alcohol.

The tree sap in the formula seals the wound, just like it seals a tree. Use the sap from any tree. get it from any injured tree where the sap is flowing. Or cut a tree, unless it is winter or late fall, and collect some sap. Even dried and crystallized sap will work, because it will dissolve into the Baccardi's 151 Rum, and soften again.

A good idea: collect sap for emergencies. Get in the spring or summer, and let it get hard, but have it on hand. The tree sap is part of the tree's immune system. When the tree is cut, the tree uses the sap to seal the wound and kill bacteria. It works the same when you use it.

A nurse in England who worked with Dr. Schulze said this formula was better for wounds than anything she had seen in 30 years of being an emergency room nurse in Northern Ireland. If you tape shut the wound for 12 hours, it totally seals the wound better than stitches and you won't need anything for infection.

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