i just got back from the feilds and i found a deer tick on my hip with a little raised bump around where his head was lodged. i pulled it out and applied calendula, comfrey, plantian salve to do some work...
i beleive the tick was lodged for no more than 7 hours, although it is slightly possible i got it yesterday so something like 20 hours it couldve been lodged...my doctor told me a couple years ago that the tick has to be lodged 24 hours to transmit anything.
i have never seen a bite sight so swollen for a tick before, but i have never been bit by many deer ticks...
was wondering if theres any herbal precautions i can take to ward of lime disease (i am in new england) or other infection. i am taking adaptogens so maybe thats enough.
day after pills for females to take to inhibit pregnancy? i have heard they are estrogen and progesterone, what i understand they can mess with the bodies immune system... i found this site: http://www.sisterzeus.com/HContra.htm
what do we think about herbs to stop implantation rather than a day after pill? effective?::
"Implantation Inhibitors: Some herbal contraceptives have the ability to interfere with implantation, the actual effect in the body can vary from herb to herb, but the end result makes it difficult for the egg to implant or maintain its grip on the uterine wall. Implantation occurs about 6 days after the egg has been fertilized. If the egg is unable to get a grip on the uterine wall, it cannot survive, it begins to break down, and menstruation will arrive as usual. "
it offers: queen annes lace seeds, rutin, neem oil, or smart weed leaves:
"Smartweed leaves (Polygonum hydropiper) - Susun Weed also writes in her book, The Child Bearing Year Smartweed grows as a weed all over the world, and is used worldwide as a fertility regulator. It contains rutin, quercitin and gallic acid, all of which interfere with normal pregnancy. An infusion can be prepared using 4 ounces of the fresh leaves or one ounce of the dried leaves in a quart of boiled water. Drinking freely until menstrual bleeding begins. Smartweed may be used to prevent implantation after fertilizing intercourse, or to bring on a missed period"
queen annes lace and smartweed seem to be the best optoins because they are local wild and abundant... that is if they work
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