by Heiner Lotze
Why do animals look for and eat acidic plants and herbs when they feel sick?
Animals instinctively eat acidic plants when not feeling well. Bacteria and fungi thrive in an alkaline environment. Folk medicine has used for centuries acidic remedies to combat bacterial and fungal infections. An acid body environment also makes it very difficult for viruses to multiply. Why do we desire a cup of coffee or a good cup of tea when we are not feeling well? Why do some cultures have a Scotch when feeling ill, or a Brandy in South Africa, or even better a Buchu Brandy?All these drinks are highly acidic and fight any intruder.
A simple acidic remedy, which should be found in all kitchens, is apple cider vinegar. If you have Impetigo (Staphylococcus or Streptococcus infection of the skin (mainly facial) and dub it with apple cider vinegar every two hours. It will vanish within two days. This treatment will burn a little, redden the skin, but
after a few minutes these symptoms are gone.
Ringworm, a common fungal infection of the scalp (hair falling out in patches). Boys are more affected than girls. It is mainly transmitted from cats and dogs to humans. Applying apple cider vinegar to the affected areas twice daily will solve this problem within 4-5 days.
Lice will disappear when hair is rinsed with an apple cider vinegar solution after a hair-wash (1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts of water).
Varicose veins firm and shrink within a month if apple cider vinegar is applied to these veins mornings and at night. Burns heal faster if apple cider vinegar is applied.
Here some bacteria and fungi killers in order of acidity:
4.5 very acid, 5.5 acid, 6.0 slightly acid.
Apple cider vinegar 4.5
Cranberry juice 4.5
Carrot juice 4.5
Port and Sherry 4.5
Sparkling water 5.5
Upon arising drink a glass of water
add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
and 1 teaspoon honey