Sida Acuta Discussion:
Hands down, one of the top herbs that we have worked with. Ironically an invasive plant they were making brooms out of long ago is now one of the most respected herbs for Lyme support. In his book, “Herbal Antibiotics“, he states that if more studies were completed on its natural compound capabilities, he feels that it may be “one of the world’s most accessible systemic herbal antibiotics”(1).
In India, sida is used to neutralize a unique snake venom. Instead of the venom being neurotoxic, it works by destroying red blood cells, which is also how some pathogens destroy and take us over. Due to the way it works with the snake venom, he tells us that in this same way, it may be effective for these types of pathogens. Red blood cells are destroyed by babesia, malaria, and in anemic processes.(1). He tells us that this is the only herb that he knows of that may have this capability.(1). Rather than killing the infections, it may protect the red blood cells from them.(1).
Ironically, just like “Cryptolepis”, sida also contains many of the same compounds, including and especially cryptolepine! Cryptolepine is an inhibitor of topoisomerase II. Topoisomerase is responsible for the winding and unwinding of the twisted ladder structure of DNA. He explains in his book that if topoisomerase is inhibited, then DNA cannot replicate, nor can cellular division take place.(1).
We are told in “Herbal Antibiotics” that sida, depending on the species and growth factors, may be used as a primary source of protein, as its content may be up to 25%.(1). In herbal practices, all parts of this plant are considered to be interchangeable, meaning, you may use any part to receive the benefits this plant has to offer.
It is considered to be 1 of the top 5 natural antibiotic plants by Stephen Buhner.(1). He tells us that it may also boost glutathione levels, which may be key to Anemia.(1). We must always keep in mind that plant studies are still in the early stages and they may have much more to offer! We urge everyone to buy books by Stephen Buhner, a brilliant, researcher, and herbalist. His teachings are on a basic and understandable level.
References: 1. Buhner, S. (2012). Herbal Antibiotics. North Adams, MA. Storey Publishing.
The variations for each product are in the order that we recommend for that specific one. This may give you an idea of which versions to get and where to start if you decide this is the route for you. There may be instances where we use an ingredient that can only come as a liquid. For example, pokeberry juice or essential oil. Only the liquid products will contain that specific ingredient and it will simply have to be left out of the powdered version. Herbal compounds may accumulate, over time. Saturation is key!
Standard Tinctures – Herbal compounds extracted in an alcohol base, which may offer the highest absorption. When a tincture sets under the tongue, the microscopic, pre-extracted compounds are readily bioavailable and they absorb through the tissue, similar to plant intake in nature! Alcohol may carry them into the bloodstream, where they may then may circulate to the organs. For this particular blend, we recommend a tincture.
Lipospheric Tinctures – Standard tinctures are put through an energetic process to collide the herbal compounds and encase them in oxygenated bubbles. This method is an oxygenation process, which completely changes the color of the solution. This version of a tincture may always off the highest absorption.
Capsules – Size 00, vegetable capsules. Our capsules are handmade, to order.
Herbal Tea – Each teabag can be brewed up to three times, resulting in three cups of tea, each. Generally, this means that you may get 60-75 cups of tea per 6 oz. order! Each label specifies the brewing instructions, which highly depends on the parts used in the tea. If you wish to have loose herb, rather than bagged as it comes, simply leave a note specifying so, while completing your order.
Glycerites – Herbal compounds extracted in vegetable glycerin. This may be ideal for those most sensitive and especially children.
Tinctures are animal & child-safe, at the appropriate dosage. They can be used as an additive to personal products like lotion, detox bath, nebulizing, topically, and even as belly button soaks. Best results may come with working up to the highest dose, staying consistent.
We always choose unprocessed, ethically wildcrafted plant material, when possible. We also add freshly harvested, green plant material, wherever we can! This allows for a rare and unique availability of enzymes. Normally these enzymes are lost in the drying process and as far as we know, they are unique to us. Many companies that make simple elixirs don’t even know how to do it properly!
When we purchase herbs, we choose whole plant material, for us to grind into a silky fine powder, as we need it. This ensures quality, freshness, and abundant compounds. “Full-spectrum” means that the product contains every part of the plant, including the roots, and wherever we can, we even add the seed, flower, and/or fruit!
We have had our products energetically tested by an energetic practitioner, using a bioresonance scanning system that is well-known. She reported back that our products were over 300% more energetic than any others in her system! Over the years customers have continued to energetically test our products with their own body and they have passed every test they have ever been put through. Some say they have even surpassed the major brands!
Always use herbals wisely and with common sense!