Thanks for all your email and support over the last days. It has been really wonderful hearing from so many of you.
I just finished another pdf, this one is on Algonquin Drops. Obviously, the explanation is in the online pdf, but a few words about it might be useful to those of you who are relatively new subscribers.
First of all, believe it or not, I never had any intention of starting a specialty line of herbs. It all came about because an herbalist approached me at a conference in Cincinnati and said, "Wouldn't it be interesting to make some of the formulas in your book." Well, it was just too magical. There we were in a historic hotel and in the very place where the Lloyd Brothers had their famous laboratory. John Uri Lloyd was a rather famous occultist and wrote a book called Etidorhpa. I believe that is Aphrodite spelled backwards, and the joke in the herbal community has been that one day, someone would channel John Uri Lloyd and recover all the formulas lost in a tragic fire. Well, neither of us were up to that challenge, but we did go to the museum and library and this was inspiration enough to begin the process of re-creating some of the formulas discussed by Dr. Eli G. Jones in his book on cancer.
Now, to give this even more context, let me simply say that when I was at a clinic in Switzerland, the director told me that when he asked his professor what to study if he wanted to cure cancer, he was told to learn everything Dr. Jones left for posterity. This included an immense amount on both homeopathy and herbs, all meticulously referencing specific cases.
The ultimate of the ultimate was what Dr. Jones called the Compound Syrup Scrophularia, which we make under the name of Seneca Elixir. Dr. Jones attributed his 80% success rate more to this formula than any other, and I have to say, it remains one of my very favorite formulas even though we have re-created many of his formulas. In any event, the new pdf is not about the elixir, it is about something Dr. Jones called "Cancer Drops" but obviously, we could not use that name. I spent a great deal of time trying to find the original traditions for each formula and then to give the formulas appropriate names. In this case, there was no question but that it should be called Algonquin Drops.
If you remember your history or the stories that began to appear on television after 9/11, you will recall that the British used biological warfare against the Native American population. They distributed smallpox infected blankets. However, the Algonquins used thuja to disinfect their living space and personal belongings, and their success was taught to the Eclectic physicians who used thuja to treat not only smallpox but the side effects of vaccines where the variola virus was not sufficiently inactivated.
The practice of vaccination began in the 18th century, but it was not so pervasive that everyone was included in mass inoculation programs. Dr. Jones (and others of his time) noted that the incidence of cancer was higher among vaccinated populations than among those who were not vaccinated. This finding was obviously unpopular, but Dr. Jones was determined to eliminate the residuals of the vaccines, and to this end, he used thuja in both herbal and homeopathic potencies.
Thuja is potentially quite toxic if ingested so the amount taken was always very small, the idea being to stimulate the body to throw off the morbid matter and he tried to improve the efficiency by combining the thuja with herbs that boosted immunity and decongested the lymphatic system.
I am taking the trouble to explain this because most people today who are anti-vaccines, which includes me, are against them because of the preservatives, thimerosal or fungi. However, I am opposed for two additional reasons. First, I do not believe that our health is dependent on the sacrifices of others, including innocent animals, so I do not use any animal products in any of my formulas nor do I believe in the usual sorts of animal trials in which otherwise healthy individuals are subjected to unspeakable traumas so as to produce "better medicine for people." There is so much information on health and healing that it is perfectly within the realm of possibilities to find cures for everything without causing harm to anyone else -- call me a lunatic, but I am sure of this.
Second, vaccines, even if one were to get around the primary objection, do not necessarily eliminate disease; rather, there is a tendency to force the acute symptoms to take a chronic form, which is why in our over-inoculated population, modern medicine can claim to have eliminated so many infectious diseases but to have nothing of real merit to offer those suffering from chronic diseases. In short, diseases may exist but without the fever and other dramas, they may go deeper into the system where they form the basis for very difficult to treat chronic conditions.
I am not going to say that cancer is caused by repressed smallpox or any other pathogen for which we were inoculated. I am simply going to given my opinion that enhancing the functioning of the immune system is a better long-term strategy, but it obviously requires much more patient involvement and patient education . . . not to mention better medicine.
Anyway, Algonquin Drops is, at minimum, an interesting formula. It was never very popular with the public, but this is not the reason I decided to write it up. If I were trying to "sell", I would have written up the most popular formulas, not one of the more obscure ones. I am simply doing what I do: sharing the harvests of my studies and urging you to decide for yourselves what you believe and what you want to put on a back burner until there is more proof.
Copyright by Ingrid Naiman 2008