NATURAL ANTIDOTES TO BIOLOGICAL TOXINS
By Bill Sardi
Americans have grown so accustomed to relying upon prescription
that they will probably have difficulty believing
there are natural compounds as close as the kitchen cupboard that are
antidotes against biological warfare. These natural antibiotics and
antioxidants may give unvaccinated people who have been exposed to
biological or chemical weapons
enough time to secure professional care. They may even save lives.
It is a fact that chaotic events will make it difficult to obtain
appropriate treatment even if it were available. So we must learn
Furthermore, it is clear that antidotes to biological attacks need to
employed at home or the workplace in an expedient manner. The idea of
masses running to obtain medical care or vaccines at doctor's offices,
clinics or hospitals needs to be abandoned if civilian defense against
biological weapons is to become a reality.
NATURAL RESCUE REMEDIES
The Garlic Information Center in Britain indicates that deadly
most susceptible to GARLIC.
Garlic is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that even blocks toxin
germs. [Journal Nutrition, March 2001]
In one test garlic was found to be a more potent antibiotic than
ampicillin, doxycycline, streptomycin and cephalexin, some of the
antibiotic drugs used in the treatment of anthrax.
Garlic was found to be effective against nine strains of E. coli,
other bugs. [Fitoterapia, Volume 5, 1984] Freshly cut cloves of
garlic powder may be beneficial.
The antibiotic activity of one milligram of allicin, the active
in garlic, equals 15 units of penicillin. [Koch and Lawson, Garlic:
Science and Therapeutic Application, 2nd edition, Williams & Wilkins,
Baltimore 1996] Garlic capsules that certify their allicin content are
preferred and may provide 5-10 milligrams of allicin, which is
75-150 units of penicillin.
[a word or two here about garlic capsules: Encapsulated (gelcaps)
NOT effective. In order for garlic to be effective it must come in
with saliva. Allicin is absorbed through the membranes within one's
Stomach acid destroys the
allicin. If you must take garlic in pill form, get the oil. Again, do
swallow the capsule. Instead puncture it and squeeze the oil into the
so that it can interact with saliva and be absorbed into the blood
It will make you want to puke the first time you do this, but
becomes accustomed to it. O2BNOK]
2. SULFUR-BEARING ANTIOXIDANTS
The anthrax bacterium's toxicity emanates from its ability to kill
macrophage cells which are part of the immune system.
Studies have shown that SULFUR-BEARING ANTIOXIDANTS (alpha lipoic
N-acetyl cysteine, taurine) and VITAMIN C, which elevate levels of
glutathione, a natural antioxidant within the body, counters the
anthrax. [Molecular Medicine, November 1994; Immunopharmacology,
2000; Applied Environmental Microbiology, May 1979]
The above sulfur compounds can be obtained from health food stores
in doses ranging from 100-500 mg.
3. VITAMIN C
Vitamin C should be the buffered alkaline form (mineral ascorbates)
than the acidic form (ascorbic acid) and should be combined with
bioflavonoids which prolong vitamin C's action in the blood
The powdered form of vitamin C is recommended to achieve optimal
A tablespoon of vitamin C powder (about 10,000 mgs) can be added to
Good products are Twinlab's Super Ascorbate C powder and Alacer's
MELATONIN, a sleep-inducing hormone available at most health food
has been shown to help prevent lethal toxins from anthrax exposure.
Biology Toxicology, Volume 16, 2000] It could be taken at bedtime in
ranging from 5-20 mg. Melatonin boosts glutathione levels during
Of additional interest, one of the methods by which MUSTARD GAS works
ability to bring about cell death by depleting cell levels of
[eMedicine Journal, April 9, 2001] So GLUTATHIONE is also an antidote
mustard gas poisoning.
5. IRON and METAL-BINDING CHELATORS.
Virtually all bacteria, viruses and fungi depend upon IRON as a growth
factor. [Iron & Your Health, T.F. Emery, CRC Press, 1991] Iron-
(removing) drugs and antibiotics (Adriamycin, Vancomycin, others) are
effective against pathogens. The PLAUGE (Yersinia pestis), BOTULISM,
SMALLPOX AND ANTRAX could all be potentially treated with non-
METAL-BINDING CHELATORS. For example, iron removal retards the growth
plague. [Medical Hypotheses, January 1980] The biological activity of
botulinum toxin depends upon iron, and metal chelators may be
[Infection Immunology, October 1989, Toxicon, July, 1997].
Phytic acid (IP6), derived as an extract from RICE BRAN, is the most
natural iron chelator and has strong antibiotic and antioxidant
[Free Radical Biology Medicine, Volume 8, 1990; Journal Biological
Chemistry, August 25, 1987]
IP6 has been found to have similar iron-chelating properties as
desferrioxamine, a drug commonly used to kill germs, tumor cells or to
remove undesirable minerals from the body. [Biochemistry Journal,
15, 1993] IP6 rice bran extract
(2000-4000 mg) should be taken in between meals with filtered or
water only (no juice).
The antibacterial, antiseptic action of plant oils has been described
recent medical literature and may be helpful in fighting biological
[Journal Applied Microbiology, Volume 88, 2000] A potent natural
more powerful than many prescription antibiotics, is oil of OREGANO.
One study showed that oregano completely inhibited the growth of 25
such as Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia
Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [Journal Food Protection, July 2001]
Oregano has been shown to be effective in eradicating intestinal
in humans. [Phytotherapy Research, May 2000]
WILD OREGANO, which is quite different than the variety on most
spice racks, has over 50 antibacterial compounds.
Just one part wild oregano oil in 4000 dilution sterilizes
water. [London Times, May 8, 2001]
Oregano powder from whole leaf oregano is available as OregamaxTM
(North American Herb & Spice Co.) A spectacular development in natural
antibiotic therapy is the manufacture of oregano powder from 100% pure
oregano oil, producing one of the most potent antibiotics known. It
recently become available under the trade name OregacinTM
(North American Herb & Spice Co.). It costs about $1 per pill, but
this is a
far cry from the $16 per pill for Vancomycin, known as most potent
North American Herb & Spice Co.
7. NERVE GAS ANTITOXINS
Nature also provides nerve gas antitoxins. Nerve gas interrupts the
transmission of nerve impulses by altering levels of
the enzyme that degrades the nerve transmitter acetycholine.
HUPERZINE A, a
derivative of CHINESE CLUB MOSS, has been suggested as a pre-treatment
against nerve gases. [Annals Pharmacology France, January 2000]
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research conducted studies which
that huperzine A protects against nerve gas poisoning in a superior
to physostigmine, a long-standing anti-nerve toxin drug. [Defense
Information Center Review, Volume 2, December 1996]
Huperzine A is available as a food supplement at most health food
Suggested dosage is 150 mcg per day. Pretreatment is advised prior to
SUMMARY. The threat of biological warfare is real and concern over
preparedness of the civilian population and medical professionals is
There is virtually no practical way that vaccines, antibiotics or
treatment can be delivered to a frightened populace in a timely manner
during a crisis.
The current strategy of having an unprotected citizenry travel to
physicians' offices or hospitals to receive prophylactic care or
is unfeasible. The public must be armed with preventive or therapeutic
agents in their vehicles, homes and the workplace.
Natural antibiotics and antitoxins are well documented in the medical
literature, but overlooked by health authorities. These antidotes are
readily available for the public to acquire and place in an emergency
biological response kit.
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