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.

Carla
12/22/2019 6:32:27 PM

Thank you for sharing your story! I lost my husband to prostate cancer last year... They got angry when they learned that I was substituting modern medicine with comparable herbs... His heart doctor dropped him and the others wanted to follow suit. It didn't matter that his monthly blood tests were rising in unexplainable ways. It didn't matter that the way he felt inside and the way that others looking at him could see him "coming back to life", all that mattered was that he was "buying into" my take this instead of the medicine that will destroy your liver and your life, speech. Not even when one of the side effects of one of the pills was death... They frightened him into submission. Where he had actually risen over the past 3-4 months to almost feeling completely normal again, looked it, and his blood tests proved it, they told my husband that if he listened to me he'd be dead in 3 months, because he was going to drop suddenly. They also advised that if he listened to them, he could live at least another 3-5 years, possibly even 20 years, but definitely at least 3 years... They scared him into submission around March or April of 2019. He died in the wee hours of Monday, October 22, 2019, 6-7 months later... But he went down very, very fast, in only a few months and was placed in hospice at home, only 5 days after his birthday, in August, 2019. Everyone has to make their own choices. No one should be chastised for the choices that one person makes for themselves. Whether the outcome is good or bad, it was their choice for themselves, not for someone else. As a mother, when my son had a fever, I'd apply sliced, peeled potatoes to the soles of his feet. On average, it only took 2 hours to bring his fever back down to normal. To a scared mother and a sick son, I've passed that knowledge on to others. I've never advised others to chuck their medicine and follow me. But when something has worked, I do pass that along, to be considered, in addition to any other advise given. One last thing. I had a serious infection going from the top of my arm well into my fingers, from a spider bite. The emergency room gave me a double dose of an antibiotic. 7 days later, nothing... I reached for my garlic, the best natural antibiotic that I know of, and the healing began! I didn't hear any demands in this story. All I heard was a personal experience that someone wanted to share. And I truly, truly, enjoyed it! In less than 60 days, my husband was almost back to normal. Spirits high and feeling great! I only wish I could have helped him more, but they scared him into submission, so all I could do was watch him fall... It was rough. It hurt. But there was nothing else that I could do. So, I lost my husband 14 months ago today... I was supposed to retire early so that we could pack our suitcase and only come home for Sunday services... I have the van, I have the GPS, but the road trips to anywhere and everywhere, never got a chance to happen... To the author of this story: Thanks for sharing!


Quest4Health
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!


Terrangela
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 :)




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