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Remedies Session Four DVD Appendix

(Back to Eden - with Kaye Sehm)

Grapes Appendix Contents

Cayenne Pepper

The cayenne pepper is a hot, red chili pepper used to flavor dishes and for medicinal purposes. Named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana, it is a cultivated variety of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapenos, and others. Cayenne is a powerful stimulant, well known for it's medicinal uses.

Cayenne poultices are used to stop bleeding.

Internally Cayenne restores the normal function of glands, restores circulation, aids digestion assimilation & elimination and purifies the blood.

Jethro Kloss

"Born on 27 April 1863 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the ninth of eleven children, Jethro Kloss was a devout Seventh-day Adventist. He was deeply influenced by the books and teachings on diet and health of Ellen G. White. As a young man he took courses in hydrotherapy and electrotherapy at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. He knew Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, talked of him often, and had deep respect for his views on healthful living. As a young man he learned to study and follow the laws of nature, of life, and of health. This later became the essence of his teachings. Many of those who knew him considered his ideas on healing a bit odd or even fanatic, for he believed that virtually every ailment could be cured with herbs. Yet like so many of his fellow Adventists, his prime concern in life was helping others, and especially helping them to get well and to live better."

"In 1935, while living in Takoma Park, Washington, D.C., after several decades of studying and writing, Kloss published the first edition of what was to become his magnum opus, Back to Eden. A revised and geatly expanded edition was published in 1939. This edition became extremely popular in the late 1960s and by 1986 had sold almost 3 million copies. Here he set forth his method of natural self healing based on herbs, a diet that used no meat, dairy products, or eggs, and a life in harmony with the laws of health and nature."

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Cayenne Heat Units

The primary medicinal properties of cayenne comes from a chemical called capsaicin. This is the ingredient that gives cayenne its heat. This heat is measured in heat units. This method of rating is called the Scoville Rating Scale and ranges from 0 - 16,000,000 depending on how much capsaicin is present.

Most Cayenne pepper falls between 30,000 - 50,000 heat units.

See www.cayennepepper.infofor the full Scoville rating scale.

Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates, but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer and in other prostate disorders. A blood test to measure PSA is considered the most effective test currently available for the early detection of prostate cancer, but this effectiveness has also been questioned.

Cayenne Contraindications

Cayenne is contraindicated for individuals on ACE inhibitors, agents that reduce stomach acid, aspirin, blood-thinning medications and herbs, and theophyline.

Garlic Poultice

Garlic is a natural antioxidant, antispasmodic and antibiotic. It boosts the immune system and fights disease.

Eternally: relieves toothache, garlic oil relieves earache, as a poultice it draws out breast tumour (afterwards use a soothing poultice).

Internally: Acts in the same way as Vit E. It is an excellent anti-oxidant and antibiotic. Helps in bacterial infections of the digestive tract. Benefits circulation and purifies the blood stream. Causes a small but significant decrease in Blood Pressure.

How to Apply:
Peal bulbs, grate until fine. Mix with vaseline or oil 50/50. Make a heavy paste. Massage feet with olive oil. Take garlic paste coat sole of foot. Bandage and wear socks.
Slice garlic and place on bottom of both feet. This will loosen congestion on chest. Finely slice garlic and layer on bandage (Don't allow garlic to touch skin), then place socks over this to keep in place. Children will bring up mucous. Can be used for whooping cough.

Baby Croup

Baby Croup is a disease of infants and young children. Symptoms include harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing.

Charcoal Poultice

Charcoal is a wonderful drawing agent (especially with ground linseed). It is a universal antidote for poisoning. It neutralises poisons by absorbing them.

Charcoal an be used externally and is absolutely harmless when taken internally.

Externally: Charcoal poultices can be used for bruises, inflammation, ulcers, sores, stings, insect bites, infections poisonous bites, swelling, whitener and bad breath.

Internally: Charcoal powder can be used for drug overdose, poisoning, diarrhoea, nausea & vomiting, diabetes, flatulence, liver detox and for lowering cholesterol.

How to Apply:
Mix charcoal powder with water or oil to make a thick paste. Apply directly to the affected area. Leave until the Charcoal is dry, then replace with a new poultice.

To draw, heat together: 3 T flaxseed (ground) and 1 C water. Add 2-3 T of charcoal powder and mix to the consistency of porridge. Put on as a warm poultice over affected area. Change every 3 hours and replace with a new one.
Placing a hot water bottle over the poultice increases its efficiency.

Internally: take 1 T charcoal powder stirred in 1 glass of water. 4 capsules or 8 tables taken at 2 hourly intervals.
Note it is perfectly normal to notice black coloured feces after taking charcoal internally.


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Charcoal Adsorbs

Charcoal is an adsorbent, not an absorbent.
Absorption happens when atoms pass through or enter material like a sponge.

Adsorption happens when the atoms settle or accumulate on the surface of a material rather than literally entering or diffusing into it.

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal Powder is used in charcoal poultices and compresses for the treatment of infections and pain, or in baths when requiring a generalized application over a larger body area.

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Pierre Touery

"It was 1831 when, in front of a large group of his peers at the French Academy of Medicine, Pierre Tou�ry, a French pharmacist, reportedly drank a glass of deadly strychnine and survived to publish his story. There were no uncontrolled convulsions, no ill effects at all! Why? Because, he had combined fifteen grams of the poison (ten times the lethal dose) with an equal amount of charcoal."
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Michel Bertrand

"In 1913, French chemist Michel Bertrand swallowed five grams of arsenic trioxide (150 times the amount that would have killed most people) mixed with charcoal. Again, there was no nausea, no vomiting, no diarrhea, no excruciating cramping, no severe burning in the mouth and throat, no collapse, no death. In a dangerous, but dramatic way, he had avoided the sure consequences of ingesting the arsenic and demonstrated charcoal's phenomenal ability to hold poisons from being absorbed by the body. But don't you try this at home!"
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Comfrey Poultice

Comfrey is an anti-inflammatory. It speeds up wound healing, causes cells to regenerate and grow faster.

Externally: It is excellent on inward bruises, gangrenous sores, ulcers, burns, open wounds, arthritis, gout, broken bones, tendons and ligaments, swollen neck glands and lung cancer.

How to Apply:

Cut leaves finely and bruise. Or place comfrey leaves in a food processor - blend with a little water to produce thick green liquid. Place mixture on cloth and place over affected area. Cover, change every 3 hours.

Another wonderful healer - restores tissues, is equal parts of honey and wheatgerm oil, blend and add comfrey leaves. Place on wound half to three quarters thick. Do not wash off, just allow excess to fall off and add more herbs. Bandage.

Radium Weed

Is a milk weed - when the stem is broken a milky fluid is excreted.

It is used for skin cancers, warts and callouses. Put the milk on the affected area only. It will cause the skin to blister.

DO NOT take internally.

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is one of the best known drawers. The bark of the slippery elm tree is ground and used as a powder. It can be used alone or combined with other materials.

Externally: Boils, splinters, ulcers, pus sores, infections, sores, abscesses, dry scalp, hair conditioner.

How to Apply: put 1 t Slippery Elm. Mix to a paste with 1 Cup boiling water, continue to stir. Can add honey if needed. It is important the water is boiling as this makes the mixture into consistency of prridge which adheres to the walls of the digestive tract when swallowed.

Hair Conditioner: Mix 2 T Slipper Elm with a cup of water. Spread through the hair. Place glad wrap over the hair and leave on for three hours. Wash out in the shower.

Internally: Excellent for digestive trouble. Very effective in diarrhoea, bowel, upset stomach, bladder and kidney troubles, ulcers, heartburn, hiatus hernia and indigestion. It will coat the digestive tract.

Super-tonic Anti-plague Formula

  1. Small cayenne
  2. Ginger
  3. Garlic
  4. Onion
  5. Horse Radish

Blend in apple cider vinegar and store in a glass container. Leave for 14 days. May strain. Shake well every day.

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Important Information

This DVD series of 'Back to Eden' is comprised of 2 DVDs.

Each DVD is intended as a health education presentation based on published natural health literature, long standing holistic health practice used by physicians and other health practitioners committed to the appropriate use of holistic health solutions, as well as the experience and observations of the presenter, Kaye Sehm, over the years of her involvement in the treatment of illness with simple natural remedies.

These DVDs and the further information provided on this website should not be used by viewers to replace a patient relationship with qualified health professionals, including medical physicians.

Persons who are ill or on prescribed medication who wish to explore the benefits of natural remedies for themselves, should do so under the direction of a registered and qualified health practitioner familiar with the effects of natural remedies and prescribed medication reduction or cessation.


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