Healing With Potatoes

| 12/30/2013 8:58:00 AM

The week before last, my husband took our dog on his regular morning run through our local Red Rock canyon. On this particular day he happened to trip and fall. Being that our dog had no desire to be the cushion for his landing, he ran on … dragging my husband behind.

When he got home I tried not to panic. He tends to injure himself often. He was pretty banged up with a deep gash on the palm of his hand and a leg that had definitely seen better days. We cleaned the wounds and pulled out the ole staples: tea tree oil and what we had left of Egyptian magic. Later that day and all through the evening he was helping out a friend in retail, handling a lot of cash and merchandise and exposing his hand wound to all sorts of invaders.

Potato Image

The next morning, we noticed the wound on his hand was tender and red with an obvious red line traveling up his arm from the wound site. I knew some folks that had blood poisoning and knew that it was serious. Immediately we started him on LDM (Lomatium dissectum extract) and did research online and in our many holistic and medical books. Everything we came across said EMERGENCY!!! We try to find an alternative healing option for most things, but according to our research, it seemed that the situation called for something more.

The first emergency clinic he went to sent him elsewhere because they didn’t have a certain antibiotic shot they said he required. So he sat at the “Urgent” care facility for almost 2 hours before anyone addressed him. It turned out they didn’t have the shot and prescribed him pills instead. I filled the script on the way home. Have you read the side effects of these things?! I wasn't quite confident about him chucking the prescribtion, but the red line had begun to fade from our immediate response with the LDM. We wanted to give Mother Nature one more chance before we pumped him full of chemical antibiotics.

Now let me state: I am in no way suggesting you ignore your doctor’s orders for such a serious condition. I am simply relaying a personal experience.

Making a Potato Poultice

We found a story online about potatoes. We decided to try it. We would monitor his condition carefully, and if any of the symptoms got worse he would immediately take the antibiotic. We had organic white potatoes on hand. We peeled and then shredded some of the pulp, and made a poultice type application for his wound. He kept it on for a few hours covered with plastic wrap and then let it dry out. He then followed it with an Epsom salt soak, followed again by drying and then more potatoes. He did this continuously for a couple of days. By the end of that first night, the line had faded dramatically. He continued with the LDM, but also took propolis, ate LOTS of garlic and drank lemon and cayenne water.

5/7/2019 2:58:09 AM

This is SO awesome. I was given a powerful antibiotic at age 14 (probably Cipro, which has destroyed many lives and should especially never be given to anyone under 18) which destroyed my health and basically robbed me of my life after being diagnosed with blood poisoning. Cipro destroys your own body’s DNA. I’ve battled health problems ever since (now in my 40s). How I wish I had known this information back then. Luckily, soon after, I quickly learned the power of God’s medicine after my mom and I realized the medical doctors didn’t seem to know much. A couple years ago, I had a red line form after a bug bite. I turned to charcoal poultice (potato sounds much easier!! Ha!) and holistic antibiotics, like wild oil of oregano. The line quickly went away and no harmful meds were needed! Thanks for sharing this!

2/4/2014 8:30:54 AM

I've heard potato poultices work. It was used mainly in rural areas, where access to a medical doctor was limited. In Europe, a compress make from very strong chamomile tea (very golden in color) also draws out the infection which makes sense since chamomile tea is known to be antiseptic. Of course,I'm not suggesting avoiding the doctor but you can do it on the way to the hospital and while waiting to be seen :)

Rich Turner
1/17/2014 7:48:27 AM

glad we aren't married...you wasted Medical people' time & of course it's YOUR money, you wasted must have plenty, glad he's doing better,

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