Sida acuta Discussion:
Long ago, little did they know that the invasive plant they were making brooms out of, are 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.
We always choose and make our products with 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, we are unique to this added bonus and tincturing method. Many companies that make simple elixirs don’t even know how to do it properly!
Our second choice is whole plant material that we can grind down to a silky fine powder, ensuring that even though dry, numerous compounds are still present. Lastly, if those are not available, we will responsibly purchase, organic herb. We use wildcrafted, full-spectrum herbs where possible in our single blends, although, due to limited stock, individual teas and capsules are almost always made with responsibly purchased herb. We reserve the right to interchangeably use any part needed and processing method used at any time if needed.
“Full-spectrum”, means that the product contains every part of the plant, including the roots, and wherever we can, we even add the flower or fruit!
As we have explained, elsewhere on this website, we believe it is key to choose multiple methods of administration to reach maximum saturation! Our recommendation would be to choose two or three routes from a tincture, capsules, tea, or as a navel soak. For example, you can choose all with anti-fungal supportive compounds, or work on multiple aspects at once, with multiple products.
My products have been continually energetically tested by customers and by experienced, qualified energy practitioners, countless times over the years. They have all passed every test they have ever been put through and some even say they have surpassed major brands!
We also infuse the signature energy of quartz crystal, straight from the mines in Brazil, to steep in most of our tincture products. The magic of these stones may energetically and magically synergize with the healing properties of the compounds, which may cause a transformational, vibrational, and amplifying frequency within the formula and in your body! Crystal energy may assist in the rebalancing of your spiritual & emotional levels. Another rare concept offered by a business, we strive to be the best and offer you the highest of quality!
Methods of Administration:
Standard Tinctures – Herbal compounds extracted in an alcohol base. Tinctures are generally taken under the tongue, where compounds are microscopic and ready for instant uptake, just like plants absorb them in nature! Alcohol may carry them into the bloodstream, where they may then may go into circulation to reach harder to reach areas, like the organs. In digestion, it is said that up to 90% of the compounds may be damaged and lost. Tinctures may bypass digestion for maximum compounds and benefits. This method may offer the highest absorption, compared to others.
Colloidal Tinctures – Similar to what is known as “liposomal”. Standard tinctures are put through an energetic process to collide compounds with oxygenated bubbles with a sonification method. This method may be used by large companies, on a larger and more processed scale. It is said to create microscopic bubbles to encase herbal molecules.
Any type of tincture can be used as an additive to personal products. For example, shampoo, lotion, a detox bath, nebulizing, topically, and even as belly button soaks.
Glycerites – Herbal compounds extracted in vegetable glycerin. This may offer lower absorption than an alcohol tincture, although a better option for those most sensitive, as well as babes, our small children and young animals. Many of my customers report back that they feel as though they received the results they were looking for with taking a glycerite.
Capsules – 60 OR 120, size 00, vegetable capsules. Our capsules are handmade to order.
Herbal Tea – Each teabag can be brewed up to three times, resulting in each bag making three cups of tea, each. Generally, this equates up to 60-75 cups of tea per 6 oz. order! You will still receive medicinal benefits from the third brew. Each label specifies exact instructions on brewing for each individual herb, which highly depends on the parts used in the tea.
Always start low and work up the dose you desire. If you are sensitive, you may want to work with drops, rather than droppers. working up and pushing yourself over time. Taking your herbs with food may also help. Best results may come with consistent use, as the herbal compounds may accumulate over time.
Always use herbals wisely and with common sense!