extracted by tincture in distilled water and food grade alcohol
Diaphoretic / Diuretic / Antiphlogistic
Plant Description / History:
Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is a non-native biennial and considered an invasive weed. The plant was formerly and widely used in textile weaving in the U.S., providing a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics such as wool.
Constituents-Chemicals & Nutrients:
Theine (caffeine), tannin, gallotannic acid, boheic acid, volatile oil, aqueous extract, protein wax, resin, ash and theophylline.
Widely used to treat Lyme Disease and as a stomach aid, an analgesic for pain relief, an anti-inflamatory, and a stimulant for the nervous system. Teasel is effective for chronic inflammation of the muscles, one of the major symptoms caused by spirochetes associated with Lyme Disease.
For Lyme Disease -
Dosage recommendations vary. Consult educated health care providers along with educational resources. "Healing Lyme Disease Naturally"
by Wolf D Storl with foreword by Matthew Wood is an excellent reference book which you can buy here in the on-line store.
According to long time herbalist and author, Matthew Wood, M.S., the dosage schedule is as follows:
Day One: 1 single drop
Day Two: 1 drop, 1 drop
Day Three: 1 drop, 1 drop
Day Four: 2 drops, 1 drop, 1 drop
Day Five: 2 drops, 2 drops, 1 drop
Day Six: 2 drops, 2 drops, 2 drops
Day Seven: 3 drops, 2 drops, 2 drops
Day Eight: 3 drops, 3 drops, 2 drops
Day Nine: 3 drops, 3 drops, 3 drops
Teasel may be taken in water, or on the tongue. In the event that the Lyme Disease is affecting your heart, be sure to have competent medical care to monitor these conditions.
To understand how Teasel works in the treatment of Lyme Disease, you can read about it at the Lyme Disease Research Database
For Pain -
dosage is up to ½ teaspoon in warm water
Teasel causes wakefulness when taken in large doses and may cause nervousness. Because Teasel invites the Lyme bacteria into the bloodstream, where the body can then detox you may experience undesirable effects during treatment.
Note: This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of this extract is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this tincture.