Natural antidotes to biological toxins
Americans have grown so accustomed to relying upon prescription medications
that they will probably have difficulty believing there are natural
compounds as close as the kitchen cupboard that are potent antidotes against
biological warfare. These natural antibiotics and antioxidants may give
unvaccinated people who have been exposed to biological or chemical weapons
enough time to secure professional care. They may even save lives.
It is a fact that chaotic events will make it difficult to obtain
appropriate treatment even if it were available. So we must learn more
about natural antidotes. Furthermore, it is clear that antidotes to
biological attacks need to be employed at home or the workplace in an
expedient manner. The idea of the masses running to obtain medical care or
vaccines at doctor's offices, clinics or hospitals needs to be abandoned if
civilian defense against biological weapons is to become a reality.
Natural rescue remedies
Since anthrax is the most feared toxin it will be addressed first. The
Garlic Information Center in Britain indicates that deadly anthrax is most
susceptible to garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that even
blocks toxin production by germs. [Journal Nutrition, March 2001] Before
vaccines were developed against polio, garlic was used successfully as a
prophylactic. In one test garlic was found to be a more potent antibiotic
than penicillin, ampicillin, doxycycline, streptomycin and cephalexin, some
of the very same antibiotic drugs used in the treatment of anthrax. Garlic
was found to be effective against nine strains of E. coli, Staph and other
bugs. [Fitoterapia, Volume 5, 1984] Freshly cut cloves of garlic or garlic
powder may be beneficial.
The antibiotic activity of one milligram of allicin, the active ingredient
in garlic, equals 15 units of penicillin. [Koch and Lawson, Garlic: The
Science and Therapeutic Application, 2nd edition, Williams & Wilkins,
Baltimore 1996] Garlic capsules that certify their allicin content are
preferred and may provide 5-10 milligrams of allicin, which is equivalent to
75-150 units of penicillin.
The anthrax bacterium's toxicity emanates from its ability to kill
macrophage cells which are part of the immune system. Studies have shown
that sulfur-bearing antioxidants (alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine,
taurine) and vitamin C, which elevate levels of glutathione, a natural
antioxidant within the body, counters the toxicity produced by anthrax.
[Molecular Medicine, November 1994; Immunopharmacology, January 2000;
Applied Environmental Microbiology, May 1979] The above sulfur compounds
can be obtained from health food stores and taken in doses ranging from
100-500 mg. Vitamin C should be the buffered alkaline form (mineral
ascorbates) rather than the acidic form (ascorbic acid) and should be
combined with bioflavonoids which prolong vitamin C's action in the blood
circulation. The powdered form of vitamin C is recommended to achieve
optimal dosing. A tablespoon of vitamin C powder (about 10,000 mgs) can be
added to juice. Good products are Twinlab's Super Ascorbate C powder and
Alacer's powdered vitamin C.
Melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone available at most health food stores,
has been shown to help prevent lethal toxins from anthrax exposure. [Cell
Biology Toxicology, Volume 16, 2000] It could be taken at bedtime in doses
ranging from 5-20 mg. Melatonin boosts glutathione levels during sleep.
Of additional interest, one of the methods by which mustard gas works is its
ability to bring about cell death by depleting cell levels of glutathione.
[eMedicine Journal, April 9, 2001] So glutathione is also an antidote for
mustard gas poisoning.
Virtually all bacteria, viruses and fungi depend upon iron as a growth
factor. [Iron & Your Health, T.F. Emery, CRC Press, 1991] Iron-chelating
(removing) drugs and antibiotics (Adriamycin, Vancomycin, others) are
effective against pathogens. The plague (Yersinia pestis), botulism,
smallpox and anthrax could all be potentially treated with non-prescription
metal-binding chelators. For example, iron removal retards the growth of
the plague. [Medical Hypotheses, January 1980] The biological activity of
the botulinum toxin depends upon iron, and metal chelators may be beneficial
[Infection Immunology, October 1989, Toxicon, July, 1997].
Phytic acid (IP6), derived as an extract from rice bran, is the most potent
natural iron chelator and has strong antibiotic and antioxidant action.
[Free Radical Biology Medicine, Volume 8, 1990; Journal Biological
Chemistry, August 25, 1987] IP6 has been found to have similar
iron-chelating properties as desferrioxamine, a drug commonly used to kill
germs, tumor cells or to remove undesirable minerals from the body.
[Biochemistry Journal, September 15, 1993] IP6 rice bran extract (2000-4000
mg) should be taken in between meals with filtered or bottled water only (no
The antibacterial, antiseptic action of plant oils has been described in
recent medical literature and may be helpful in fighting biological toxins.
[Journal Applied Microbiology, Volume 88, 2000] A potent natural
antibiotic, more powerful than many prescription antibiotics, is oil of
oregano. One study showed that oregano completely inhibited the growth of
25 germs such as Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia
enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [Journal Food Protection, July
2001] Oregano has been shown to be effective in eradicating intestinal
parasites in humans. [Phytotherapy Research, May 2000] Wild oregano, which
is quite different than the variety on most kitchen spice racks, has over 50
antibacterial compounds. Just one part wild oregano oil in 4000 dilution
sterilizes contaminated water. [London Times, May 8, 2001]
Oregano powder from whole leaf oregano is available as OregamaxTM capsules
(North American Herb & Spice Co.). A spectacular development in natural
antibiotic therapy is the manufacture of oregano powder from 100% pure
oregano oil, producing one of the most potent antibiotics known. It has
recently become available under the trade name OregacinTM (North American
Herb & Spice Co.). It costs about $1 per pill, but this is a far cry from
the $16 per pill for Vancomycin, known as most potent prescription
Nature also provides nerve gas antitoxins. Nerve gas interrupts the normal
transmission of nerve impulses by altering levels of acetycholinesterase,
the enzyme that degrades the nerve transmitter acetycholine. Huperzine A, a
derivative of Chinese club moss, has been suggested as a pre-treatment
against nerve gases. [Annals Pharmacology France, January 2000] The Walter
Reed Army Institute of Research conducted studies which revealed that
huperzine A protects against nerve gas poisoning in a superior manner to
physostigmine, a long-standing anti-nerve toxin.drug. [Defense Technical
Information Center Review, Volume 2, December 1996] Huperzine A is
available as a food supplement at most health food stores. Suggested dosage
is 150 mcg per day. Pretreatment is advised prior to nerve gas exposure.
The threat of biological warfare is real and concern over preparedness of
the civilian population and medical professionals is growing. There is
virtually no practical way that vaccines, antibiotics or other treatment can
be delivered to a frightened populace in a timely manner during a crisis.
The current strategy of having an unprotected citizenry travel to physicians
' offices or hospitals to receive prophylactic care or treatment is
unfeasible. The public must be armed with preventive or therapeutic agents
in their vehicles, homes and the workplace. Natural antibiotics and
antitoxins are well documented in the medical literature, but overlooked by
health authorities. These antidotes are readily available for the public to
acquire and place in an emergency biological response kit.
Copyright Bill Sardi
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