That is GREAT news, pretty soon those cataracts are gonna be gone! There is a testimony in one of Dr. Christopher's newsletters sent in by a lady who said after using the Eyebright for 10 days the cataracts in both her eyes fell away, they were gone.
In one of his newsletters Dr. Christopher gave directions for using the Eyebright. The only difference is that he had people brewing the tea (today nobody has time to do that), now we use the tincture and he had people doing it three or more times a day and we do 3-6 times a day.
"When cool enough to use, take a glass eyecup of the tea and bath the eye in the cup, exercising the eye as long as possible. This can be done to start a few counts and gradually five-ten minutes or more. Pour another eye cupful for the other eye and repeat the procedures as with the first one. Also, drink a teacup of the eyebright tea and repeat three or more times per day, six days a week. Do this each week until results you desire are reached."
I would say the longer you can wash each eye the more effective it will be, just like the more times you do it a day the faster you're going to heal. We are supposed to be taking 2-4 droppersfull of the tincture internally each and every time we do the eyewash.
You are doing fantastic! Please keep us posted about your progress. ;)
I thought I'd add this link for anybody who might not know what Eyebright is or what it does. Lots of great information in the links within the post too. ;)
I haven't even tried to work up to five minutes per eye and don't really know if I could. No I take that back, if I truly wanted to do a full five minutes I COULD make myself work up to it. But thats just me, some dudes or dudettes might be tougher than me lol!
I get a clean cup of distilled water with the eyewash drops in it for each eye. I don't know if that is necessary unless of course you've got floaters or other things in your eyes. If that were the case I wouldn't think you'd want to put the used eyewash into the other eye cause I'd be concerned that something you got out of the first eye might be deposited into the other eye. But of course that is up to each person.
Dr. Schulze talks about the amount of Cayenne in the eyewash in the SYL manual:
SCHULZE: Start with Dr. Christopher's portion of one-eighth part, and then when you are comfortable with that, which usually doesn't take very long, you can go to one-quarter part, one-half part, but you can take it up even beyond that to 2 parts, 3 parts, 4 parts, and beyond. One of the great advantages about having it in a liquid extract is you can literally wash your eyes out 6 times a day. It's very simple. You take out the eye cup, you put 5-10 drops of the formula in an extract in that cup, fill it up with distilled water, tip back and wash your eye. You can wash both eyes out twice in less than 5 minutes.
I couldn't find where he said how much to take internally. I can't see any reason that you couldn't take more than 2-4 droppersful. I just went and checked my Eyebright, I put 4 droppersful into a teaspoon and it was a full teaspoon. I guess that depends on what kind of dropper your bottle has but as a rule 4-5 droppersful = one teaspoon so if you're taking 4 droppersful you are already taking a teaspoon every time.
Here are the formulas, I made my own according to Dr. Christopher's formula because I was a chicken but I can always add more Cayenne. I think the more cayenne in the Eyebright the more effective it would be, that is just my opinion though, can't prove it lol.
1 part Bayberry bark
1 part Eyebright herb
1 part Goldenseal root
1 part Red Raspberry leaf
1/8 part Cayenne
Dr. Schulzes formula in the Save Your Life manual is:
1 part Bayberry bark
1 part Eyebright herb
1 part Goldenseal
1 part Red Raspberry leaf
1 part Cayenne
Uny taught me to tincture it without using the part of Cayenne. Once the tincture is done and you've got it bottled you add the 'part' (1/8 or whatever part you choose) Cayenne tincture to the Eyebright tincture when you're ready to use it. There is no way to know what kind or how hot the Cayenne they used was. Even when you make Cayenne tincture yourself the heat units will be different from batch to batch. I'd start out using 1/8 part Cayenne and add to it if you can stand hotter.
Keep us posted if you up the ante on the content of the Cayenne. ;)
I will order the herbs from Mountain Rose.
Please give your experienced advice regarding three aspects of this operation:
MR's Eyebright is from Hungary.
MR's Red Raspberry is from Poland
Both are OG (organic), but are these irradiated do you suppose? Do you recommend a locally grown source?
Use Golden Seal Root Powder? Or dried root pieces, which I assume will have similar size/texture to Echinacea root. and see point three, below. I checked on Pacific Botanicals and their Eyebright comes from Hungary and their Red Raspberry comes from Poland. Uny says that MR and PB are both pretty tight on their policies on importing organic herbs from other countries so both are good sources. I would trust that they aren't irradiated. I ordered most of mine from MR because they are cheaper but I did have to order a few things from PB. The country to watch out for is China. You want to use Goldenseal Root cut and sifted or CS. You don't want to mix them or use some herbs in the formula that are powder and some that are CS.
I already have lots of Cayenne tincture, including some that's still soaking, unpressed, after more than one year.
So I will take the four other herbs and make the eye tincture from equal parts by volume of each.
Then I will remove 1/8 (or maybe 1/4 or whatever) of one part from that and add in the strained, pressed cayenne tincture.
This seems the best technique, being the most simple. Do you agree? That seems the easiest to me.
3.) Goldenseal is rather expensive. . .
Normally, I make tinctures by filling about 3/4 of the container with the herbs, and then adding 90 proof Vodka to the top.
But I don't want to waste much Golden Seal, and I also don't want to buy powdered golden seal root and not use it all because the stored powder will deteriorate over time.
What I'm getting at is I that the other herbs are inexpensive, so I don't want to use more than necessary if that ups the amount of the expensive Golden Seal needed and it will just be wasted or overkill. So do you think 3/4 full is too full? Especially because I generally let stuff sit for months and months and go by the Moon, usually.
So using Quart Ball Jars, how much Golden Seal (root or powder) do you suppose I should buy to make a quart of this. I will probably make at least two Quarts, but prefer to make Yup, I couldn't believe how expensive the Goldenseal is! I made all of my tinctures in 1/2 gallon Ball jars, I used 3/4 cup for my part so that is a total of 3 cups of herbs into the 1/2 gallon jar. By the third day once all the herbs were finished swelling I had to split the jars because I had less than an inch of alcohol float on the top after I macerated it. Maybe that will give you some idea of what size part to use for a quart jar. I'd probably start with a 1/4 cup part then if I thought it would fit maybe add another 1/8 cup part after the swelling had finished but you'd have to have enough Goldenseal on hand to do that. If you've got any kind of a root herb that you've got dry, you could measure out what you thought your part might be then see how many ounces that is and order the Goldenseal by the ounce. I've always used 100 proof vodka for the tinctures. None of my tincture jars were 3/4 full of dried herbs before I put the vodka in, some were about 1/2 but some were less than half, remember the root herbs swell much more than the others. I think Uny posted once that what you're shooting for once its all said and done is 2/3 herb and 1/3 float but more herb will make it stronger but like you I don't press any of my tinctures until I need them and then I only press a 4oz. bottle at a time so all of my tinctures have been tincturing since October of 09 so they're getting pretty strong I think. I wouldn't make less than a quart for sure, I'd probably make more, well I did make more lol, I ended up with almost a gallon.
You're welcome a bunch!
I just wanted to clear up something I wrote in a previous post. I said that 4 droppersful = 1 teaspoon, that is true if you're using a dropper from a 4oz. bottle. I'm sure it would be less using a dropper from a 2oz. bottle. I don't use the 2oz. bottles so I can't measure that.
I don't know what could replace the Bayberry and the Goldenseal. They are both important to the formula.
Here is what the Bayberry bark does: Bayberry bark reduces inflammation, reduces itching, increases circulation, its an antibacterial, antifungal, it strengthens blood vessels and is an astringent, it also bolsters the immune & lymphatic systems.
Here is what the Goldenseal root does: Goldenseal root - has a strong affinity for the mucous membranes and it's strong antibacterial (broad spectrum) and antiinflamatory are outstanding. It stimulates the immune system; increases fluid elimination; a strong 'detoxifier' (helping cells to detoxify themselves, too); by dilating surface blood vessels, it increases circulation (and circulation of the lymphatic system).
Have you tried to order these from the United States? We recommend Pacific Botanicals and Mountain Rose Herbs I know MR ships internationally and I'm pretty sure PB does too. It wouldn't hurt to check, but of course that would depend on if you're allowed to import herbs to the country you live in.
Yes, 100 proof = 50% grain alcohol.
"it is important that the day will put the herbs in a jar? How much has become such a tincture?"
I'm not sure I understand this question. All tinctures should be started on the New Moon and harvested on the Full Moon but you don't HAVE to harvest more than you need at any given time. The tinctures will last a lifetime as long as they are kept in an airtight container. The longer you let the herbs sit in the alcohol the stronger your tincture will be. You need to let them tincture at least 2 weeks unless its an emergency and you absolutely have to have it.
If I haven't answered your question then I'll need you to explain it to me lol. ;)
All tinctures should be started on the New Moon and harvested on the Full Moon but you don't HAVE to harvest more than you need at any given time
Exactly what I meant. :)
I live in Poland and more will do the same tincture (introduction from the U.S., does not pay off.) Therefore, looking for herbs, which will replace the bayberry and Goldenseal.I will look further:)
P.S. to ceyane pepper, if used for 200ml 50% tincture?