As I was picking up my dearest Mom, who is 80 yrs young, from a visit with her friend last night, she told me that she is getting sick… VERY sick.
She had a headache, her nose was running, she was sneezing—the whole shebang. She the proceeded to say: “I thought ‘I am going to ask Elena about those dark drops to help me.’”
What did she exactly mean? I bet you want to know by now…
I have a very purposeful tactic to staying well, especially during the “flu and cold” season.
First and foremost—clean, vegan diet, high in greens and raw foods. Secondly, I stock upon certain items, such as: ginger, garlic, wheatgrass, oregano oil, olive leaf and oregano oils mixture, and such.
If anyone in our family gets even close to showing any signs of getting sick—Elena’s to the rescue!
In the beginning [we moved to WA only 2 years ago] my Mom was very skeptical about my techniques. However, I was able to get her feeling well in a day a couple of times, as long as she followed my protocol. The times when she was being cranky and did not listen to me were the times she stayed sick a bit longer. However, it sounds like my Mom is starting to trust me and my vegan way a little more ;).
So, what is my regiment and what are the secret “dark drops”?
The dark drops are the oils of Olive leaf and Oregano mixed together. The mixture is VERY potent. I buy the highest quality of these drops available though our local [one and only] nutrition store—Country Village. Quality costs money, but it is money well spent. The oils can be bought separately, or there are brands that come mixed together. I buy the latter, and also keep an extra bottle of oregano oil on hand.
Here are some of the properties of the two oils:
Oregano essential oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiseptic properties. When I initially did my research on the oil a couple of years ago, one of my siblings had an infection and her doctor prescribed antibiotics to her. As we all well know that antibiotics, although sometimes helpful, can be very harmful in a long run as they damage friendly bacteria in our gut. Instead of going on an antibiotic my sister had requested my help. We did some looking around and found the oil of oregano as our solution. In the process, in addition to the qualities listed above, I also learned that it kills bacteria on contact! Woot! [If you ever had to take it you would know why :)].
Olive Leaf Oil is an antiseptic astringent that lowers fever and blood pressure, improves kidney function and has a calming effect. Olive leaf has antioxidant properties that help protect the body from the continuous activity of free radicals. Some recent research on the olive leaf has shown its antioxidants to be effective in treating some tumors and cancers such as liver, prostate, and breast cancer.
Quite powerful, aren’t they?! They are my two trustworthy helpers!
So, my standing protocol for treating colds and flus is as follows [by the way, I do not use these oils if someone has sore throat! EVER! If these oils get on an open wound you might get an idea of what flames of hell must feel like… literally!]:
• 10 drops of oregano OR oregano and olive leaf oil 3 times a day until condition improves, then reduce to 5 drops 3 times a day until well
~ you can use just the oregano oil
~ I take my oils in a spoonful of water/soup, trying to never lick the spoon or get oils directly on my tongue or my lips. Try NOT to breath/inhale when you are downing these drops—you would not want to get them in you wind-pipe [comes from experience!]
~ Follow up with some water or liquids to quickly wash the drops down
• No animal foods [for non-vegans] until your body heals
• Mostly raw food intake, nothing fried or with heavy oils
• No simple/processed sugars
• No processed foods
• Light, GREEN smoothies, with little fruit
• Wheatgrass drink with ginger root [I use http://www.bestorganicwheatgrass.com/ wheatgrass powder—2 pouches—mixed with 8 oz of water and about .5-1 inch of ginger root—blend in a high speed blender (I use Blendtec) to make a drink]
• Raw soups with garlic and onion
• Chamomile tea with fresh lemon juice and raw honey
• 1 tsp of high quality Vitamin C
It is quite expected that myself or my “patients” feel well either the same or the following day. Sometimes, if the virus is a bit stronger, or if the protocol is not followed closely, it might take an extra day to get to feeling better. The longest I had to fight a virus during the last season was 2.5-3 days, while most people around me struggled for weeks and days on end.
So, going back to last night. My Momma dearest actually asked me to doctor her! Yeah!!! I got her loaded up with the drops, ginger/wheatgrass drink, some boiled potatoes with garlic [she was hungry]. She, against my instructions, had some of her dairy treats and white bread. I also made her chamomile tea and sent her off to bed.
This morning she woke up—no sneezing or runny nose!!! I served her with another 10 drops of our miracle oils and a green smoothie [recipe below]. I insisted that she did not go to her usual water-exercise class. Her body needs to focus on healing—that is where the energy should be concentrated. I am expecting that she will be good as new by tonight.
Quick Recovery Green Smoothie
Makes 60 oz
• 5 cups water
• 8 oz lambsquarters
• 2 bananas
• 2 cups raspberries
• 6 dates
• 3 tbs maca powder
• 1.5 tsp Spirulina
• 2 tbs wheatgrass powder
Tell me, what do you do to stay well [naturally] to keep colds and flus away? [No, vaccinations do not count--if you've read this blog long enough you know how I feel about vaccinations! Only NATURAL remedies. ;)]