ok, i know, gross!!! essentially a giant bump showed up on my back upper gum, right where my wisdom tooth used to be (i had that pulled in my late teens). yeah, showed up - i had no prior pain or warning...well ok i had been eating a lot of halloween candy - that should have been my alert. BRUSH YOUR TEETH and FLOSS, more! or this could happen to you! oh and go to the dentist once in a while. i swear having only one cavity growing up really caused me to think i'm immune to dental upset.
i noticed a bump on my gum and with in hours the side of my face swoll up, my ear was hot and so was i! i had an infection and it was getting bad quick! the infection was spreading through my lymph, so i opted to go for a double extracted Echinacea tincture. Generally i use Echinacea purpurea, but my local herb shop only had a double extraction of Echinacea angustifolia. my spirit guide had by best intentions when they sent that gift my way! turns out Echinacea angustifolia is an incredible lymph mover, don't get me wrong here i know all Echinacea's will move my liquid highway (lymph) but this one was exactly what my lymph needed! not only did 30 drops of Echinacea move my lymph but it helped my body armor up against the the microbes trying to take up shop in my mouth. plus Echinacea is also an anti-inflammatory, did i mention one side of my face was swelling up?!
i also took a bit of Activated Charcoal (Carbon) to absorb and draw out the toxins from my system. infections are a form of parasite and Activated Charcoal, due to its unique structure, absorbed the bacteria that caused my abscess.
oh, but there's more. i gargled with warm Salty Garlic Water. yep, i swished that intense tea around in my mouth, 'till my mouth couldn't stand the heat. Salt (Sodium) as an astringent and Garlic (Allium sativum) as another anti-microbial. i love Garlic. i did this as often as i could stand it. then the abscess burst. Clove ( Syzygium aromaticum) extract in hand i dropped 10 drops directly on the abscess and cotton ball after cotton ball swabbed up all that pussy infection, yuck! that Clove certainly numbed the gum as well provided antiseptic, pain killing, anti-microbial support! i gargled again with Salt and Garlic as well as Peroxide so i could clean it up and out.
my system was tired from this battle, so i fasted - drinking only water (only on the day after the abscess burst). i also took 5 drops of Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata) twice a day (over a 3 day span). this magical plant is potent! an incredible desert plant that slows the growth process of living cells. in essence the infection i was having had to be isolated and Creosote Bush helped me slow down the infection so the Garlic, Echinacea, and Clove could starve my infection and move it out of my body.
with in 3 days, it was gone. now all i have to do is make an appointment to the dentist and have that cavity filled, the filling must of popped off. yeah, a cavity was the cause of all this upset, oh, and too much candy.
next on my to do list is a sugar fast, starting now.
i took the Echinacea and Clove often, during those 3 days. plus i will continue 5 drops of Clove (3 x a day) 'till my cavity is filled.