Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Monday, September 28, 2009

MRSA staph infection

MRSA staph infection

I am not a doctor in any way. Even with natural medicines it's always best
to consult your caregiver :)

MRSA is a dangerous antibiotic resistant staph infection. It's contracted
and transmitted in several ways and can be carried by persons with no
symptoms or signs.

It's very difficult to recommend anything without knowing a lot more about
the individual. Things like age, general health, allergies, illnesses,
other medications are all very important and should be considered.

However, If I were treating myself, here's what I would do...

Echinacea taken internally, which can be gotten in capsules at most health
food stores, easily grown, harvested and dried or used fresh. Echinacea
purpurea (purple coneflower) grows wild in much of the US. never wildcraft on
roadsides (very toxic) and never kill what you wildcraft.

All parts are medicinal. It's a good, natural antibiotic that generally
works well when things are resistant to mainstream medicines. I would use a
heavy dose, at least the maximum advised on the container 4 times a day or a
strong tea/infusion of a teaspoon dried herb to 8 ounces of water (steep
covered 5 minutes or more) 4 to 6 times a day or what you care provider
advises for a full 10 days. Echinacea can be sweetened with honey but never
cane sugar. Echinacea should not be taken for more then 10 days in a row and
after 10 days it's best to wait 2 weeks before starting again so as not to
build up a resistance.

Your care provider will know best :)

Honey, can be used on open wounds and taken internally. I would suggest 2
tablespoons 3 times a day and if using on wounds, added two to three times
a day. Bacteria cannot live in honey.

Cleanliness is of the utmost importance, so clean regularly as prescribed
by the care providers.

Pau D'Arco taken internally, can also be gotten in capsules or order in
bulk. It strengthens the immune system and also kills some bacteria. 1 to 2
capsules a day or as directed, or 1 strong cup of tea per day made from 1
teaspoon dried herb. This can be mixed with the echinacea and sweetened with

You can also often find valuable help and information by talking to
pharmacists. Call your local pharmacy and see what they can advise. Never take
anyone's word as the absolute truth, We can only say what we believe to be
truth, each body is different and may act differently to different medicines,
natural or otherwise. Know your own body and take all else as well meaning


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